The Sixth Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards


Three renowned business executives and the leader of an international agency studying the consequences of global warming were recipients of the University of Rhode Island’s 2011 President’s Awards.

In addition, 26 leaders in diverse fields were honored by the University’s colleges and graduate school with Deans’ Awards.

Held on Saturday evening, October 22 at the Westin Providence, the awards honor alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University who have brought distinction to themselves and the University through their professional achievements, outstanding leadership, and community service.


Alfred J. Verrecchia ’67, M.B.A. ’72, Hon. ’04

Sybil Putnam Seitzinger, Ph.D. ’82

Vincent A. Sarni ’49, Hon. ’85

Richard E. Beaupre ’62, Hon. ’03