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1998-1999

Salisbury and Two Towers Prizes Awarded to Outstanding WPI Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/May 21, 1999
Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616

WORCESTER, Mass. - Twelve members of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Class of 1999 have received the 1999 Salisbury Prize. Given to WPI's most meritorious seniors, the prize was established by Stephen Salisbury II, a WPI founder and first president of the board of trustees. Those honored were:

  • Derek P. Bond, mechanical engineering major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bond, Candia, N.H.

  • Harish Chawla, electrical and computer engineering major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Om P. Chawla of Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • Man Ching Cheung, chemistry and biochemistry major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Cheung of Chelmsford, Mass.

  • Laura Jean Cooper, biomedical engineering major and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cooper, Baldwinsville, N.Y.

  • Adam El-Khishin, biology and biotechnology major and son of Aly El-Khishin of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • John M. Markow, electrical and computer engineering major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Markow of Stoughton, Mass.

  • Pavel Murnikov, computer science major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Vladislav Murnikov of Fall River, Mass.

  • Michael Pockoski, civil and environmental engineering major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pockoski of Dayville, Conn.

  • Barry Posterro, mathematical sciences major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Posterro of North Grafton, Mass.

  • Isaac B. Rutel, physics major and son of Linda Yarchenko of Rotonda, Fla.

  • Jessica T. Sands, humanities and arts major and daughter of Deborah Reingold of Yarmouthport, Mass.

  • Jeffrey T. Webster, chemical engineering major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Webster of Cranston, R.I.

Erica Tworog, a junior double majoring in biology and biotechnology and humanities and arts and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tworog of Steep Falls, Maine, has received WPI's Two Towers Prize. Established by the late Mildred M. Tymeson Petrie, author of "Two Towers," WPI's centennial history, the prize is given to a student who, through general academic competence, campus leadership, regular course work and special work in research and projects, best exemplifies a combined proficiency in theory and practice, the heart of the WPI educational tradition.

WPI, founded in 1865, is renowned for its project-based curriculum. Under the WPI Plan, students integrate classroom studies with research projects conducted on campus and around the world.