URI announces President’s Student Excellence Awards

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KINGSTON, R.I.- May 23, 2018- Each year, the University of Rhode Island honors graduating seniors who attained superior academic achievement in a particular field. Grade point average or other criteria determined by the individual department, including an honors project, a research presentation, or a student’s professional promise, are used to select the recipients.

The following students are recipients of a 2018 President’s Student Excellence Award:

College of Arts and Sciences

Africana Studies, Africa Smith of Providence
Anthropology, Kaitlyn Cook of Moscow, Ind.
Art, Daniela Hoyos of Lincoln
Art History, Naama Malomet of Highland Park, N.J.
Communication Studies, Meredith Shubel of East Greenwich
Computer Science, Kira Wencek of Wakefield
Economics, Olivia K. Tellefsen of Cornwall, N.Y.
English, Brian Aguiar of Jamestown
Film/Media, Elana Rivkin of Mineola, N.Y.
Gender and Women’s Studies, Alicia Haas of Middletown
History, Bridget Hall of North Smithfield
Journalism, Caitlyn Picard of Cumberland
Landscape Architecture, Erin Norrison of Ridgefield, Conn.

Chinese, Samuel Browne of Portsmouth
French, Maxwell DeMaio of Ledyard, Conn.
German, Michael Palmer of Cranston
Italian, Kyle E. Gray of Warwick
Spanish, Dalia D. Arriaza of Providence

Mathematics, Charbel Khattar of Providence
Military Science & Leadership, Emily Jados of Pine Island N.Y.
Music, David Rice of North Andover, Mass.
Philosophy, Autumn Guillotte of North Kingstown
Political Science, Bridget C. Hall of North Smithfield
Public Relations, Emily Miller of Uxbridge, Mass.
Sociology, Alexander Jimenez of Providence
Theatre, Margaret Leupold of Delmar N.Y.
Writing and Rhetoric, Jenna Ziegelmayer of Rehoboth, Mass.

 College of Business Administration
Accounting, Britny Andersen of Foxboro, Mass.
Entrepreneurial Management, Olivia Schlegel of Woodbridge, Conn.
Finance, Alexander Lach of Livingston, N.J.
General Business Administration, Samuel Hobe of Wakefield
Global Business, Emily Hadfield of Pipersville, Pa.
Marketing, Megan Kurose of East Greenwich
Supply Chain Management, Kayla Lombardi of Wakefield
Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Ashley Simmons of Braintree, Mass.
Textile Marketing, Kaela Gardell of Millstone, N.J.

College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, Jake Morris of West Kingston
Chemical Engineering, Austin Ashworth of West Greenwich
Civil Engineering, Kristen Kemper of Portsmouth
Computer Engineering, James Kiessling of East Providence
Electrical Engineering, Christian DiCecco of East Greenwich
Industrial and Systems Engineering, Taylor Savoca of Commack, N.Y.
Mechanical Engineering, Michael Palmer of Cranston
Ocean Engineering, Johann Becker of Amherst, Mass.

College of the Environment and Life Sciences
Animal Science and Technology, Amy Vigneau of Hingham, Mass.
Aquaculture and Fishery Technology, Joseph Barnes of Suffield, Conn.
Biological Sciences, Alex Baranowski of Bristol, Conn.
Biology, Brandon Donohoe of Pepperell, Mass.
Cell and Molecular Biology, Danielle Coderre of Berkley, Mass.
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Christina Montello of Savannah, Ga.
Environmental Science and Management, Joseph Loffredo of Foster
Geology and Geological Oceanography, Savannah Harik of Providence
Marine Affairs, Aislyne Calianos of Upton, Mass.
Marine Biology, Johann Becker of Amherst, Mass.
Medical Laboratory Science, Pa Sosseh of Pawtucket
Plant Sciences, Jasper Romero
Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Kevin Tillinghast of Westerly

College of Health Sciences
Communicative Disorders, Shannon Duffy of Merrimack, N.H.
Early Childhood Education, Melanie Mertens of South Kingstown
Health Studies, Ana Talamas of Livingston, N.J.
Human Development & Family Studies, Megan Schrull of Providence
Kinesiology, Carlo Davids of Cape Town, South Africa
Nutrition & Dietetics, Annie Clarkin of Cranston
Psychology, Peter Ujj of Cranston

College of Nursing
Nursing, Isabel Sidoli of Westerly

College of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kailen Carvalho of Cranston
Pharmacy, Rachel Ryu of Glendale, Calif.

Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies, Robert Bouthillier of Smithfield
Elementary Education, Hayley Doyle of South Weymouth, Mass.
Secondary Education, Brian Aguiar of Jamestown

Finish What You Started
Finish What You Started, Mary Pinch of Exeter, R.I.

Olivia Ross, an intern in the Marketing and Communications Department at URI and public relations major, wrote this press release.