Tenth Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards and Gala

Left to right: David Bergeron ’78, Rear Admiral Robert P. Girrier, M.M.A. ’90, Mostafa Omar, Ph.D. ’82, President David M. Dooley, Cynthia Marcille Deysher ’78, CVS Health Representative John Zevzavadjian ’88

Left to right: David Bergeron ’78, Rear Admiral Robert P. Girrier, M.M.A. ’90, Mostafa Omar, Ph.D. ’82, President David M. Dooley, Cynthia Marcille Deysher ’78, CVS Health Representative John Zevzavadjian ’88

Saturday, October 17, 2015 marked the Tenth Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards and Gala in Newport, when the University honored the alumni, corporations, and friends of URI who have brought distinction to themselves and the University through their professional achievements, outstanding leadership, and community service.

President’s Awards

David Bergeron ’78, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Cynthia Marcille Deysher ’78, Principal, Deysher Advisory Services

Rear Admiral Robert P. Girrier, M.M.A. ’90, Director, Unmanned Warfare Systems, United States Navy

Mostafa Omar, Ph.D. ’82, President, PhytoCeuticals, Inc.

CVS Health (Corporate Award)

 

 

Rising Star Award

Robinson W. Fulweiler, M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’07, Associate Professor, Departments of Earth and Environment, and Biology, Boston University

Athletic Director’s Award

Anthony J. Rose Jr., Hon. ’91, Chairman, Technical Industries, Inc.

Deans’ Awards

Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education

Elaine A. Coderre ’89, Former Representative, District 60, Rhode Island House of Representatives

College of Arts and Sciences

Kathy O’Donnell-White ’90, Senior Vice President and Head of Public Affairs, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Robert Vincent ’75, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs, International Game Technology, PLC

College of Business Administration

William Eigen ’90, Managing Director, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Absolute Return Fixed Income, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Deborah Imondi ’83, M.B.A. ’86, Executive Director, Rhode Island 4-H Club Foundation, Inc.

College of Engineering

Brent Cunningham ’96, Managing Director, Jefferies LLC

Bill Jasper ’75, M.S. ’77, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Unifi, Inc.

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Aram Calhoun, M.S. ’89, Professor of Wetland Ecology, University of Maine

John Grant III, M.S. ’86, Senior Geologist, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

College of Human Science and Services

Susan Corning ’75, Veterinary Advisor, World Organisation for Animal Health

Steven Watterson ’79, Assistant Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning, Tennessee Titans

College of Nursing

Mary (Beth) Mancini, M.S. ’82, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Education Innovation, University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Anne Manton, Ph.D. ’95, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Cape Cod Hospital; and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Emergency Nursing

College of Pharmacy

Matt Leonard ’88, Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Contracting, Purchasing & Network Administration, CVS Health

Richard V. Piacentini ’77, Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Graduate School of Oceanography

Barclay P. Collins, M.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’78, General Manager, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation