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7 Alumni Award winners, 28 Honor Roll recipients to be recognized May 12



Leading the list of this year’s Alumni Award winners is 2011 Alumnus of the Year A. Timothy Sullivan '78. He is joined by honorees Jane Fusco (Alumni Staff Award), Kyle Kurek (Alumni Service Award), Alan Chille '82 (Willard Achievement Award), Maria Quiray Lawrence ’02 (Young Alumni Award) and Elaine and James Magyar (Alumni Faculty Award).

These seven award winners, along with 28 Honor Roll inductees, will be recognized at the Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 12, in the Donovan Dining Center. A social/reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. The dinner begins at 6:15 p.m., with award presentations immediately following. Cost is $40.

Online registration is now closed. If you are interested in attending the dinner, please call the Alumni Office at (401) 456-9625.


2011 Alumnus of the Year
A. Timothy Sullivan ’78
Retired Director of Integrated Supply Chain Application for PepsiCo and Board of Directors for Runa LLC

2011 Alumni Staff Award
Jane Fusco
Director of News and Public Relations/
College Spokesperson at Rhode Island College

2011 Alumni Service Award
Kyle Kurek ’93
Permanent Faculty at Harvard Medical School, Instructor of Pathology;
Staff Physician at Boston Children’s Hospital

2011 Charles B. Willard Professional Achievement Award
Alan Chille ’82
General Manager
Providence Performing
Arts Center


2011 Young Alumni Award
Maria Quiray Lawrence ’02
Shinn Study Abroad Committee and Director of Annual Giving at Framingham State University

2011 Alumni Faculty Award
Elaine and James Magyar
Professors of Chemistry at Rhode Island College



2011 Honor Roll Recipients


Honor Roll recipients are recognized for their achievements in their chosen fields and their distinction as role models whose success demonstrates the value of a Rhode Island College degree. The 28 members of this year’s Honor Roll represent eight states and the District of Columbia and earned 23 advanced degrees from 14 different colleges and universities.


ACCOUNTING
Leigea Landry '96
Tax Manager
Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.
MS, Bentley University


ANTHROPOLOGY
Lisa Ferrelli '81
Special Education Teacher
Uxbridge, MA
MEd, RIC; PhD, RIC & URI


ART
Berge Zobian '81
Owner
Gallery Z
MS, RIC


BIOLOGY
Julie DeCubellis '95
Resident, Avian and Exotic Veterinary Medicine
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
MSc, North Carolina State University
DVM, St. George’s University


COMMUNICATION
Thomas Conroy '82
Professor
Castleton State College
MA, RlC; PhD, UMass/Amherst


COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
David Ricci '94
IS Manager
The Health & Wellness Institute


COMPUTER SCIENCE
Jason Rindge ’03
Software Engineer/Development Team Leader
Blue Moon Industries


ECONOMICS/FINANCE
Robert Estabrook ’05
Manager of Customer Credit Services
Dominion Virginia Power


ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Linda Capalbo ’91
Assistant Professor
Rhode Island College
MEd, RIC; PhD, RIC & URI


ENGLISH
Margaret Froehlich ’93
Assistant Professor
The Pennsylvania State University
PhD, University of Mississippi


HEALTH EDUCATION/
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Marcia Ranglin-Vassell ’03
Director of Education and Training
Urban League of Rhode Island


HISTORY
Robert Geremia ’03
Social Studies Teacher
D.C. Public Schools
MA, Teachers College,
Columbia University


JUSTICE STUDIES
Joshua Smith ’96
Accident Prevention Bureau Officer
R.I. Traffic Tribunal Prosecutor

Woonsocket Police Department
MA, Anna Maria College


MANAGEMENT
Candy Castaldi ’87
Senior Vice President, Circulator Division
Taco, Inc.
MBA, Johnson & Wales University


MARKETING
Helen Giraitis-Rodgers ’87
Public Charter Schools
Grant Program Director

Florida Department of Education
MPAff, University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs


MATHEMATICS
Gisele Zangari ’73
Director of Space and
Earth Center
Mathematics Department Chair

Cushing Academy
MEd, RIC


MODERN LANGUAGES
Gregory Grant ’93
Strategic Alliance Executive, New England Region
ADP Employer Services


MUSIC
Paulette LaParle ’79
High School Music Teacher/Co-Head K-12
Barrington Public Schools
MA, RIC


NURSING
Cynthia MacLeod ’83
Clinical Coordinator
The Miriam Hospital


PHYSICAL EDUCATION/
HEALTH EDUCATION
Cristina Lima '02
Educator, Physical Education/Health Education
North Smithfield School Department


PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Maria Lawrence ’82
Associate Professor
Rhode Island College
MAT, RIC; PhD, Lesley University


POLITICAL SCIENCE
Mark Bradbury ’95
Director of MPA Program
Appalachian State University
MPA, PhD, University of Georgia


PSYCHOLOGY
Irina Khusid ’98
Assistant Professor
East Stroudsburg University
MA, RIC
PhD, New Mexico State University


SECONDARY EDUCATION
Barbara Al-Sabek ’88
Teacher/Workforce Readiness/Family Literacy/
ESOL Instructor

Rhode Island College,
The Genesis Center
MEd, RIC


SOCIAL WORK
Marta Rosol ’00
Geriatric-Psychiatric Clinical Social Worker/Discharge Planner
Roger Williams Medical Center, Behavioral Medicine, GPU
MSW, RIC


SOCIOLOGY
Mary Archibald ’87
School Social Worker
Providence School Department
Adjunct Faculty
Rhode Island College
MSW, RIC; PhD, Fordham University


SPECIAL EDUCATION
Amy Grattan ’93
Master Teacher
Sherlock Center on Disabilities,
Rhode Island College
MEd, RIC


THEATRE
Cameron Whitehorne ’02
Automation Engineer/Technician
The Metropolitan Opera,
Hudson Scenic, PRG-Scenic Technologies
MFA, N.C. School of the Arts