Freshmen honored as University College Scholars

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KINGSTON, R.I. – February 8, 2007 – The top University of Rhode Island students of the 2005-06 freshman class were chosen to be formally inducted as University College Scholars – the top students in their entire freshman class.


These students received a certificate of achievement and $500 check from the URI Alumni Association in recognition of their success.


To be considered as a University College Scholar, students must earn a minimum of a 3.9 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0 in their freshman year. Then, of the about 30 candidates, the students compete for the award

based on contributions that they have made outside

of the classroom to the community and university.


Pictured above

URI University Scholars pose with Jayne Richmond, dean of University College and President Robert L. Carothers. They are from left: Alison Schultz, a chemistry major from Warwick; Tarik Zawia, a marketing major from Warwick; Elizabeth Darling, an English major from Barrington; Christina Boucher, a nursing major from Harrisville; Katelyn Rattray, a pharmacy major from Presque Isle, Maine; Jennifer Robinson, a Textile, Fashion Merchandising and Design major from Cranston; Maranda Cimeno, an undecided major in the College of Human Sciences and Services from Woonsocket; Alexander Reeb, a German major from North Wales, Penn.; Shannon Marks, an English major from Providence; and Elizabeth Kephart, a biology major from Topton, Penn. URI News Bureau Photo by Michael Salerno Photography.