2020 GSO Graduate Recognition

May 18, 2020

On May 16, President David M. Dooley addressed the URI Class of 2020 graduates and conferred the degrees to approximately 3,600 undergraduates and 730 graduate students. You can watch the Graduate School Recognition online, including remarks from GSO Dean Bruce Corliss, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Jack Reed and others.

The 12 GSO graduates were recognized on May 15 at a virtual “shirting ceremony” with Dean Corliss, URI Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald H. DeHayes, Associate Dean David Smith and more than 80 friends and family of the GSO community.

Dean Bruce Corliss giving remarks for 2020 URI virtual recognition ceremony.
Dean Bruce Corliss presents his congratulatory message to the 2020 GSO graduates.

This year’s GSO degree recipients (and their major professors):

Master of Oceanography:

Shannon McCarthy (David C. Smith)
Sarah Shapiro (David C. Smith)
Nicholas Celico (David C. Smith)
Skyler Jordan (David C. Smith)

Master of Science in Oceanography:

Megan Lubetkin (Katherine Kelley)
Christine Gardiner (Rainer Lohmann)
Victoria Fulfer (Steven D’Hondt)
Alexis Johnson (Melissa Omand)

Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography:

Christopher Orphanides (Jeremy S. Collie)
Rebecca Stevick (Marta Gomez-Chiarri/Anton Post)
Kira Homola (Arthur Spivack)
Colin Jones (Rebecca S. Robinson)

Congratulations to all!