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URI to celebrate annual achievement awards - Major capital campaign update to be announced

Media Contact: Tracey Manni, 401-874-2145


October 16, 2009

WHO: URI President David M. Dooley and about 400 URI alumni, family, and friends.

WHAT: There will also be a special announcement about URIís Making a Difference Capital Campaign during URIís celebration of the fourth annual Distinguished Achievement Awards. The awards recognize the accomplishments of four alumni: Patricia Miller Anton í79 (music) of Henderson, Nev., James Diller í57 (physics) of Portola Valley, Calif., Edward M. Rudnic í78, M.S. í82, Ph.D. í83 (pharmacy) of Potomac, Md. and Richard Kerr í77 Ph.D. (oceanography) of Bethesda, Md. As well as 26 alumni and friends named to each collegeís Deanís Lists.

WHEN: Saturday evening, Oct. 17. Dinner and the awards ceremony will begin at 7:45 p.m. The campaign update is expected to be announced between 9:45 and 10:15 p.m.

WHERE: The Westin Providence, One West Exchange St., Providence, R.I.
For more information about coverage, contact Tracey Manni, manager, development communications, URI Foundation, 401.874.2145 (office) 401.595-7017 (cell) or Linda Acciardo, director URI Department of Communications and Marketing, 401-874-2116 (o).