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1997-1998

Orientation Leaders Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/June 26, 1998
Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616

WORCESTER, Mass. -- The WPI Student Activities Office announces that the following undergraduates have been selected to serve as team leaders for New Student Orientation. More than 700 incoming freshmen and transfer students are expected to take part in the five-day Orientation, which offers a variety of sessions designed to introduced the newcomers to WPI's unique academic program, its broad spectrum of social and recreational activities, and its rich history and traditions. The overall objective is to acclimate students to campus life, prepare them for their courses, and ease the transition to college. The program is scheduled for Aug. 22-26; team leaders will arrive on campus for training one week before Orientation. WPI's 1998-99 academic years begins with Term A on Aug. 27.

Student Life Director Gregory A. Snoddy selected the team leaders for their broad experience with WPI life and traditions and for their leadership qualities and enthusiasm. The group will be led by Linda Cappuccia '99, an electrical engineering major from Norwalk, Conn., and Rebecca Thibeault '99, a mechanical engineering with biomedical concentration major from Ashland, N.H.

This year's team leaders are:

Connecticut: Gregory Halloran '00, a mechanical engineering major from Cheshire, and Tamara Samuels '99, a mechanical engineering major from Hamden.

Maine: Stuart Clemons '99, a chemical engineering major from Falmouth.

Massachusetts: Lizabeth Amaral '01, a biology major from Fall River; Laura Bradbury '01, an industrial engineering major from Newburyport; Dina Carreiro '00, a biomedical engineering major from Swansea; Nicholas Cottreau '00, a mechanical engineering major from North Attleboro; Jason Gleghorn '00, a mechanical engineering major from North Dartmouth; Jennifer Hardy '01, a mechanical engineering major from North Chelmsford, Timothy Igo '99, a mechanical engineering major from Burlington; Jessica Lowell '99, a mechanical engineering major from West Boylston; Michael Quigley '01, an electrical engineering major from Medford; Sarah Snow '00, a management major from East Longmeadow; and Ryan Walsh '99, a mechanical engineering with aerospace concentration major from Springfield.

New Hampshire: Heather Davis '99, a chemical engineering major from Raymond; Barry Hammer '99, a civil engineering major from Hooksett; and Jennifer Wright '99, a biochemistry major from Keene.

New Jersey: William Freed '99, a mechanical engineering with aerospace concentration major from Stockton; Jesse Halter '01, a biomedical engineering major from Bridgeton; Stephanie Janeczko '00, a biology major from Wood-Ridge; Victoria Regan '00, a management major from Sea Girt; and Lakee Smith '01, a biotechnology major from Woodbury.

New York: Jeffrey Brownson '00, a mechanical engineering major from East Syracuse; Laura Cooper '99, a biomedical engineering major from Baldwinsville; and Stacey Leisenfelder '01, a biology major from Latham.

Pennsylvania: Sean Smith '99, a mechanical engineering major from Allentown.

Rhode Island: Bryan Hayes '00, a biochemistry major from Coventry; Alison Keach '99, a mechanical engineering major from Chepatchet; and Lynn Michalenka '01, a biochemistry major from Lincoln.

Vermont: Ben Nawrath '99, a mechanical engineering major from Manchester Center.

An independent technological university founded in 1865, WPI is renowned for its project-based educational program. WPI was ranked among the top 50 national universities in the 1997 edition of U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges Guide and was ranked 35th among the top national institutions in the magazine's Best College Values report.