Members of URI’s Feinstein-CCE win awards

KINGSTON, R.I.– November 25, 1998 — The following members of URI’s Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education in Providence were honored at the University Continuing Education Association Region 1 meeting held recently in North Conway, N.H.: Dr. Gregory Paquette of Middletown was presented the Outstanding Continuing Education Faculty Award for strong commitment to adult students and community-based service learning. Paquette led in the development of a master’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science that has been successful from its inception nine years ago. He has fostered strong partnerships with area hospitals, labs, and blood centers, causing these sites to be used extensively by students and area health professionals to teach and provide mentoring in the program. This past year, he was successful in convincing area hospitals to create a cytotechnology track in the program and to establish a state-of-the-art cytopathology lab on URI’s Providence Campus at the hospitals’ expense. · Virginia Nardone of South Kingstown, director of Special Programs, Graduate Professional Center and Testing Services, was elected regional-chair elect of the Continuing Education Association Region 1. In this capacity, Nardone will chair the 1999 regional conference. · Laurie Kiely of Barrington, a peer counselor in the Office of Student Services, was presented with the Outstanding Continuing Education Student Award. Kiely provides support and advocacy to other students and coordinates many of the department’s special events. An excellent writer, Kiely is updating the Student Handbook. She has worked closely with the co-director of the College’s Human Sexuality Program, planning and participating in organizational meetings with Rhode Island sexuality educators and administrators, coordinating seminars and special events, and attending meetings related to adolescent sexuality sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Health. At the same time, Kiely maintains a high grade point average with membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society while juggling the demands of her roles as wife, mother, and student worker. -xxx- For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 874-2116