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

Media Contact: Tracey Manni, 401-874-2145

NEWS ADVISORY

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 URI’s Making a Difference Capital Campaign during URI’s celebration of the fourth annual Distinguished Achievement Awards. The awards recognize the accomplishments of four alumni: Patricia Miller Anton ’79 (music) of Henderson, Nev., James Diller ’57 (physics) of Portola Valley, Calif., Edward M. Rudnic ’78, M.S. ’82, Ph.D. ’83 (pharmacy) of Potomac, Md. and Richard Kerr ’77 Ph.D. (oceanography) of Bethesda, Md. As well as 26 alumni and friends named to each college’s Dean’s 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.
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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).