URI Graduates Receive Excellence Awards

KINGSTON, RI — June 2, 1999 — 62 University of Rhode Island graduating seniors were chosen to receive the University’s Presidential Excellence Awards. These awards are given annually to the graduating seniors who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in their respective majors. The following students, (listed by hometown), are the 1999 Student Excellence Award winners: Name Academic Major Hometown Jeffrey W. Harwood Chemistry Bradford Timothy J. Brassard Human Science and Services Bristol Pamela J. Puniello Clinical Laboratory Science Bristol Keith L. Aubin Physics Coventry Dennis David Duquette Mathematics Coventry Athina T. Giovanis Microbiology Coventry Kristin Hughes Accounting Coventry Joyce Bourque Human Development & Family Studies Cranston Heather Lindsay Communicative Disorders Cranston Brian C. Trinque Biology Cranston Lynn Fitzgerald Women’s Studies & Cumberland Psychology Karen Imbriale Art Studio Jamestown Andrea L. Kane Marketing Jamestown Kristine L’Heureux Nursing Jamestown Robyn Lorusso Journalism Jamestown William John Josiger Economics Kingston Christopher M. Lee Music Kingston Alan N. Fitzpatrick Industrial Engineering Lincoln Elisabeth S. Nadin Geology Little Compton Antoinette L. Chaves Chemical Engineering Middletown Amelia M. Nugent Animal Science & Technology Middletown James A. Nugent Computer Science Middletown Richard Santoro History Narragansett Gina Marie Brennan Philosophy Newport Angela Merrill Grondell Secondary Education Newport David A. Blazejewski Management N. Smithfield Jessica Spitler Pharmacy Practice Peacedale Katie Mellow Anthropology Portsmouth Jeffrey K. Sefranek Mechanical Engineering Portsmouth Leslie A. Charbonneau Environmental Science & Management Providence Tina Louise Spears Plant Sciences S. Kingstown Barbara A. Stickley Aquaculture & Fisheries Technology S. Kingstown Rhonda Folco Communication Studies Wakefield Andrew J. Byers Human Development & Family Studies Warwick Sara Cicchelli Italian Warwick Lisbeth P. Cook Consumer Affairs Program Warwick Shawn P. McBride German Warwick Kelvin Ng Electrical Engineering Warwick James P. Smith Management Science & Information Systems Warwick Eric C. Ciocca Computer Engineering Westerly Manny MacDonald Physical Education Westerly Out of State Winners Jenifer R. Strimaitis French Marlborough, CT Kara Wilczawski Elementary Education New Britain, CT Allison Merola Psychology Ridgefield, CT Jessica Lincoln Art History Norwell, CT Danielle Desilets Landscape Architecture East Sandwich, MA Renee Darisse Textiles Fashion Merchandising & Design Salem, MA Benjamin R. Mosher Civil Engineering Bedford, NH Karen Sue Haynes Biomedical Sciences Colebrook, NH Leigh K. Beaudette Food Science and Nutrition Hudson, NH Lauren Kriegel Theatre Matawan, NJ Laura Muldoon Spanish Somerset, NJ Brian P. Nelson Finance Wantage, NJ John Breen Military Science Bronx, NY Christopher J. Bender Ocean Engineering Endwell, NY Catherine M. Straub Zoology North Babylon, NY Laurie Ann Marrocco Dietetics Selden, NY Lara E. Hinz Sociology Yorktown Heights, NY Sarah E. Morison Political Science & Marine Affairs Upper St. Clair, PA Karen A. Jones Applied Pharmaceutical East Barre, VT Science For More Information: Jhodi Redlich 401-874-2116