URI President’s Award for Student Excellence recipients

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KINGSTON, R.I. — May 5, 2008 — Each year, the University of Rhode Island honors graduating seniors with superior academic achievement in a particular field with a President’s Award for Student Excellence. Their selection is based on grade point average, as well as other criteria determined by the individual department. For example, criteria might include an honors project, a research presentation, or a student’s professional promise.


URI President Robert L. Carothers will present each recipient with a certificate of academic excellence suitable for framing and a URI pin. This year, the awards will be presented to the winners on May 17 at 4 p.m. in Edwards Auditorium, following a reception held on the lawn of the president’s house.


The following students are recipients of a 2008 President’s Award for Student Excellence:

Student, Program, Hometown


Arts and Sciences


Matthew W. Lewis, African and African American Studies, Providence, RI

Amabel Sgambelluri, Anthropology, Providence, RI

Emily C. Bibb, Art, Kingston, RI

Samantha C. Henneberry, Art History, Peace Dale, RI

Samuel J. Ballentine, Chemistry, Coventry, RI

Casey D. Wilbur, Communication Studies, N. Scituate, RI

Sean ALvarez, Computer Science, Manville, RI

Emanuel J. Pinheiro, Economics, Pawtucket, RI

Cassandra J. Matthews, English, W. Warwick, RI

Kyle P. Keough, Film Media, Cumberland, RI

Justine E. Oliva, History, Wakefield, RI

Christopher M. Barrett, Journalism, Kingston, RI

Patricia A. Matthews, French, Wakefield, RI

Thomas S. Opp, German & Political Science, Hudson, MA

Krysten M. Astarita, Italian, Eastchester, NY

Alison M. Kubinski, Spanish, Enfield, CT

Bridget K. Druken, Mathematics, Newport, RI

Stephen M. Tamborelli, Jr., Military Science and Leadership, Narragansett, RI

Lydia M. Lis, Music, Jamestown, RI

Rebecca J. Long, Philosophy, N. Kingstown, RI,

Michael A. Segala, Physics, Richmond, RI

Kelly E. Ferguson, Psychology, Wakefield, RI

Kristen A. Delmonte, Public Relations, Monson, MA

Shannon P. Campbell, Sociology, Johnston, RI

Kate L. Ferdinandi, Theatre, Coventry, RI

Kristen L. Moody, Women’s Studies, Camp Hill, PA


Business Administration


Alison M. Kubinski, Accounting, Enfield, CT

Jesse J. Gillett, Finance, Barrington, RI

Lori R. John, General Business Administration, Carver, MA

Nanci J. Records, International Business, N. Kingstown, RI

Angela L. Santopietro, Management, W. Warwick, RI

Rebecca M. Harlow, Management Information Systems, Exeter, RI

Cassandra A. Nadeau, Marketing, Chepachet, RI


Engineering


Alison M. O’Malley, Biomedical Engineering, Barrington, RI

John P. Alper, Chemical Engineering, Wakefield, RI

Nicholas C. Mandler, Civil Engineering, Portsmouth, RI

Williard G. Simoneau, Computer Engineering, Wakefield, RI

Alison B. Laferriere, Electrical Engineering, W. Greenwich, RI

Efe Sacli, Industrial Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

Ryan P. Sheatsley, Mechanical Engineering, Allentown, PA

Kurt R. Wissmann, Ocean Engineering, Orleans, MA


Environment and Life Sciences


Rachael E. Gately, Animal Science and Technology, Somers, CT

Michael Slocum, Aquaculture and Fishery Technology, Warren, RI

Michael A. Zompa, Biological Sciences, Warren, RI

Jinsoo Kang, Clinical Laboratory Science, N. Kingstown, RI

Lauren N. Shea, Environmental Economics & Management, Plymouth, MN

Bartholomeus A. van Luling, Jr., Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management, Williamstown, MA

Sally A. Paul, Environmental Science & Management, Coventry, RI

Marisa Kelly, Geosciences, Coventry, RI

Benjamin W. Morton, Landscape Architecture, E. Greenwich, RI

Joshua M. Helms, Marine Affairs, Sandwich, MA

Sara K. MacSorley, Marine Biology, Cambridge, MD

Joseph H. Marcotte, Microbiology, Lincoln, RI

Meredith F. Carter, Nutrition and Dietetics, Ashfield, MA

Christie M. Moulton, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Northampton, MA


Human Science and Services


Jillian V. Palmer, Communicative Disorders, Charleton, MA

Jennifer V. Annear, Elementary Education, S. Kingstown, RI

Christie A. Sullivan, Secondary Education, Portsmouth, RI

Patricia A. Jaspers, Human Development & Family Studies, E. Greenwich, RI

Elka V. Arredondo, Kinesiology, Central Falls, RI,

Lydia C. Troiano, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising & Design, Warwick, RI

Allison Senzer, Textile Marketing, Northport, NY


Nursing


Sarah P. Kirwin, Nursing, Newport, RI


Pharmacy


Patrick P. Dougherty, Pharmacy, Johnstown, NY


Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education


Joann Nadeau, ASFCCE BGS, W. Greenwich, RI

Debra A. Finucane, ASFCCE Biotechnology & Manufacturing, Providence, RI

Mary T. Vican, ASFCCE Communication Studies, West Warwick, RI

Sheila H. Vandel, ASFCCE English, Pawtucket, RI

Joanne M. Verdi, ASFCCE History, Narragansett, RI

Judy Booth, ASFCCE Human Development & Family Studies, Chepachet, RI

Federica P. Menozzi, ASFCCE Psychology, Raleigh, NC