URI library school honors alumni for outstanding leadership, service to the profession

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KINGSTON, R.I. – January 31, 2014 – This year, the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In recognition of this milestone, the URI College of Arts and Sciences and the Harrington School of Communication and Media are pleased to honor the following alumni as recipients of the graduate school’s “50 for 50” Alumni Award for their service to the profession:


Of the 50 alumni chosen, the following five were selected for outstanding leadership, innovation, and contributions to the profession: E. Gale Eaton ’74, Wakefield, Edward Garcia ’08, Cranston, Nancy Kline ’73, Bloomfield, Conn., Janice McPeak ’00, Rockville, Md., Frederick Stielow ’81, Annapolis, Md.


Following is a full list of Honorees:


Shirley Cherry ’75, Millbrook, Ala., 36054

Michael Kronenfeld ’75, Scottsdale, Ariz., 85258

Tony Stankus ’75, Fayetteville, Ark., 72701

Nancy Kline ’73, Bloomfield, Conn., 06002

Donna Good ’89, Mystic, Conn., 06355

Cynthia Lunghofer ’98, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 33544

Carol Fox ’68, Loves Park, Ill., 61111

Carolyn Anthony ’74, Skokie, Ill., 60076

Frederick Stielow ’81, Annapolis, Maryland, 21403

Jean Hirons ’73, Rockville, Md., 20850

Janice McPeak ’00, Rockville, Md., 20853

Joann Butler ’05, Dorchester, Mass., 02121

Margaret Rioux ’91, East Falmouth, Mass., 02536

Talia Resendes ’07, Fall River, Mass., 02721

Kimberlee Dewall ’13, North Falmouth, Mass., 02556

Megan Hurst ’09, Salem, Mass., 01970

Jamie Greene ’03, Seekonk, Mass., 02771

Donna Kafel ’09, Shrewsbury, Mass., 01545

Nancy Siegel ’98, Westfield, Mass., 01085

Nancy Keane ’77, Concord, N.H., 03301

Norman Medeiros ’95, Lawrence Township, N.J., 08648

Peter Insabella ’77, Dublin, Ohio, 43017

Carina Cournoyer ’07, Cranston, R.I., 02920

Edward Garcia ’08, Cranston, R.I., 02910

John Jespersen ’01, Cranston, R.I., 02905

Heather Jespersen ’02, Cranston, R.I., 02905

Holly Barton ’91, East Greenwich, R.I., 02818

Donna Dufault ’65, East Greenwich, R.I., 02818

Anne Parent ’74, East Greenwich, R.I., 02818

Constance Zack ’76, East Greenwich, R.I., 02818

Lucille Cameron ’64, Hope, R.I., 02831

Alice Juda ’83, Kingston, R.I., 02881

Laura Gladding ’12, Narragansett, R.I., 02882

Robert Aspri ’73, North Kingstown, R.I., 02852

Laura Kohl ’04, North Kingstown, R.I., 02852

Deborah Barchi ’80, North Scituate , R.I., 02857

Aaron Coutu ’98, Pascoag, R.I., 02859

Cheryl McCarthy ’73, Portsmouth, R.I., 02871

Amanda Izenstark ’01, Providence, R.I., 02908

Dhana Watkins-Whiteing ’01, Providence, R.I., 02908

Stefanie Metko ’13, Richmond, R.I., 02875

Mary MacDonald ’96, Wakefield, R.I., 02879

E. Gale Eaton ’74, Wakefield , R.I., 02879

Cheryl Banick ’93, Warwick, R.I., 02886

Mark Caprio ’01, Warwick, R.I., 02889

Alexander Caracuzzo ’92, Warwick, R.I., 02888

Darshell Silva ’01, Warwick, R.I., 02889

Jacquelyn Lamoureux ’75, West Warwick, R.I., 02893

Pamela Scott ’00, Westerly, R.I., 02891

Patrick O’Brien ’66, Alexandria, Va., 22304