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Rainville Student Leadership Awards

2007 Recipients

Rainville Student Employee Award

2007 Student Employee Award Recipient

Melissa Bargione

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Melissa Bargione stands with her Student Employee Award next to Memorial Union Director Bruce Hamilton

Melissa Bargione - Melissa has been a Resident Assistant at Weldin Hall for 6 semesters.  She wrote in her application,  “a Resident Assistant is a tour guide, mentor, leader, program coordinator, family member, and confidante all wrapped into one”.  She has enjoyed touching so many lives personally and she appreciates just how much her residents have taught her.  Melissa also worked as a Pharmacy Intern at URI Health Services. She has found time in her busy schedule to co-lead a church junior high youth group and to coach a youth soccer team.

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Rainville Student Leadership Award

2007 Student Leadership Award Recipient

Kaitlin E. Lambert

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Kaitlin E. Lambert receives congratulations from President Robert L. Carothers, Student Senate President Neil Leston and Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Dougan for winning the Student Leadership Award

Kaitlin E. Lambert – Kaitlin, of Little Compton, RI, has been extremely involved on campus, giving her time to political leadership roles within Greek life and the Student Senate.  Her campus employment as a student assistant in the President’s Office as well as a Resident Assistant is very high profile and challenging work.  Kaitlin applied her leadership skills throughout her experiences off-campus, developing young minds in various elementary schools.  While maintaining a heavy involvement both on and off-campus, Kaitlin has sustained an excellent academic profile with a 3.64 GPA.  She is majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a certification in Early Childhood and a minor in Leadership Studies and the Honors Program.  One of her references states, “She represents the very best that the URI undergraduate leadership community has to offer.”


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Rainville Team Excellence Award

2007 Team Excellence Award Recipients

Student Organization Leadership Consultants President Andrew Lonardo

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Student Organization Leadership Consultants President Andrew Lonardo speaks after receiving the Team Excellence Award.

Student Organization Leadership Consultants. The Student Organization Leadership Consultants have an incredible work ethic and common goal to better the URI community and beyond by supporting the growth and betterment of other organizations. SOLC consists of fifteen individually outstanding campus leaders. The SOLC members work collaboratively with groups to promote leadership as they stress the importance of communication, organization, and teamwork in order for the groups to achieve their desired goals. Throughout the school year these members create and run retreats for student groups specifically designed around the group’s personal needs and requests. However, the team is humble because they know that there is always more to learn about being an effective leader and organization.  They engage in the same activities that they facilitate, confirming to themselves that as much a leader as one may be, there is always room to learn and better oneself.  SOLC is process oriented and the group members each contribute in different combinations depending on their personal strengths and compatibility with the client’s needs.  The teamwork skills of SOLC are commendable. The entire team is a role model for other URI students and organizations.

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Important dates

Friday, December 5, 2014
Nominations Close

February 13, 2015
Application Deadline for Nominated Students, references and essays to Memorial Union, Room 210.

Tuesday, April 15, 2015
27th Annual A. Robert Rainville Leadership Awards Ceremony and Banquet, Memorial Union Ballroom

Event Videos

2013 Ceremony Photos


Photos Courtesy of Michael J. Nolfe

Awards Ceremony

Rainville Leadership Awards 2012 - Awards Ceremony