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2014 Alumni Awards and Honor Roll Recipients

Alumnus of the Year Award

Victor F. Ventura ’71
Principal, Springbrook Elementary School, Westerly, R.I.

Alumni Service Award

Charles B. Willard Professional Achievement Award

Young Alumni Award

Robert Ricci M.Ed. ’66
C.A.G.S. ’70

Retired Educator

Terrence M. Hassett ’85

Council President Pro Tempore
Providence City Council, Ward 12
Senior Investigator
Workers' Compensation Fraud and Compliance Unit, RIDLT

Kelsey A. Fournier ’12

Business Development Manager
Doctors Express Urgent Care

Alumni Faculty Award

Alumni Staff Award

Robert L. Cvornyek

Professor and Department Chair, History
Rhode Island College

Lynn A. Wachtel

Director, College Health Services
Rhode Island College

2014 Honor Roll Alumni Recipients

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Susan Leigh ’75
Theatre

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Manuel F. Dasilva ’86, M.D.
Biology

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
David I. Upegui ’97, M.A. ’03
Biology

Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
Jean Choiniere Tapley ’03, M.A. ’09
Health Education

School of Management
Kimberly A. Bales ’88
Accounting

School of Nursing
Susan M. Fox Hjerpe ’84
Nursing

School of Social Work
Yanaiza Gallant ’98 and ’03, M.Ed. ’12
Social Work

2014 Student Honor Roll Scholarship Recipients

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Sarah Bilda ’15

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Adam Jacques ’16

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Neil Jeronimo ’15

Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
Jenna Pare ’15

School of Management
Audrey Maia ’15

School of Nursing
Mayumi Shoi Parker ’15

School of Social Work
Kelsey Rapoza ’15


Alumni Award Categories and Criteria

Alumna/Alumnus of the Year

Rhode Island College graduate with outstanding service to the College and the Alumni Association as represented by their time, talent, or treasure.

Charles B. Willard Achievement Award

Graduate of the College, brought honor to the College by distinguished achievement in his/her field.

Alumni Service Award

Need not be a graduate of the College but has made a contribution to the College by giving time, talent, or resources; or an outstanding citizen who has made a contribution to the state, or nation which reflects ideals of service to humanity.

Alumni Faculty Award

Nominees need not be alumni of the College, but shall be employed by the College; made a unique contribution to the College (e.g. wide student commendation for exceptional competence in teaching, printed publication, initiative in research, development of a new program, wide community recognition of quality of service to the community or campus).

Alumni Staff Award

Nominees need not be alumni of the College, but shall be employed by the College; made a unique contribution to the College (e.g. development of a new program, wide community recognition of quality of service to the community or campus).

Young Alumni Award

Graduated in the last 10 years from the College, and has made a contribution to the College, since graduation, by giving time, talent, or resources (e.g. mentor of current students or alumni, involvement or volunteer with a campus group or activities, providing internship opportunities to current students or job opportunities to recent graduates).

Alumni Honor Roll Award

The nominee must have graduated from a degree program at Rhode Island College at least five years prior to their nomination. The nominee should have achieved success in his/her career field and serve as a role model whose success demonstrates the value of a Rhode Island College degree. There will be one recipient selected from each school with the exception of Arts & Sciences, which will have three.

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Prior Alumni Award winners

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