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1999-2000

10 Students and One Professor Elected to Greek Honor Society at WPI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/
Contact: Arlie Corday, WPI Media & Community Relations

WORCESTER, Mass. - Worcester Polytechnic Institute has recently announced the newly elected members of the Order of Omega, the national Greek honor society. The society is open to juniors and seniors with an academic average of at least 3.0 who are members of the Greek fraternity and sorority system. Members participate in campus events and community service. The new members include:

  • Lizabeth Amaral of Fall River, Mass. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilberto Amaral, she is a junior biotechnology major and is vice president of operations and sisterhood coordinator for Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She is chairperson of the Student Alumni Society, an Orientation Leader and a member of Skull, WPI's honor society whose members are chosen for their character, academics and campus involvement. She has been a member of the Goat's Head Committee, the Society of Women Engineers, the Newman Club, the Pen Pal Program, Women on Women's Issues and the Panhellenic Judicial Board.

  • Nick Arcolano of Amsterdam, N.Y. The son of Francis and Cheryl Arcolano, he is a junior electrical engineering major and serves as president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He is a member of the Undergraduate Program Committee of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and is business manager for WWPI campus radio.

  • Jimmy Cook of Dallas, Texas. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cook, he is a junior mechanical engineering/theatre technology double major. A member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, he has been active in theater and a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society. He is a volunteer with Alpha Phi Omega, the national service fraternity, and is a member of Pi Tau Sigma, the mechanical engineering honor society. He also is a tutor in the Writing Center.

  • Kevin Dickert of North Grafton, Mass. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Dickert, he is a junior mechanical engineering major and president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He works as an admissions tour guide with the Crimson Key program, plays on the Club Soccer team and serves as the Student Government Association treasurer. He is a member of Pi Tau Sigma, the mechanical engineering honor society.

  • Kenneth Fountain of Foster, R.I. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fountain, he is a junior biotechnology major and treasurer of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. He has been a member of the Club Volleyball team and of the Leadership, Education and Practice program.

  • Brynn Hart of Bellingham, Wash. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hart, she is a junior mechanical engineering major and president of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. An Orientation Leader, resident advisor and Global Ambassador, she is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the Student Alumni Society and the Crimson Key admissions tour guides.

  • Stacey Leisenfelder of Latham, N.Y. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leisenfelder, she is a junior biology/pre-medical major with a physics minor and a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. She rows with the women's crew and is an Orientation Leader and member of Crimson Key admissions tour guides and the String Ensemble.

  • David Levine of Greenwich, Conn. The son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Andrew Levine, he is a senior biology/pre-veterinary major. He serves as president of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and as vice president of Mu Sigma Delta, the Pre-Health Society. A member of the Weights Club, he will attend Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine next year to study equine sports medicine.

  • Angela Malaquias of Ludlow, Mass. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Malaquias, she is a senior management engineering major and a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. She volunteers as a Global Ambassador and is a member of the women's lacrosse team, the Senior Board of Directors, the Senior Class Gift Committee, the Student Government Association and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

  • John Minasian of South Berlin, Mass. Director of WPI's School of Industrial Management and advisor to Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, he was inducted into the Order of Omega as an honorary member, due to his deep involvement not only with the fraternity but the campus as a whole and with the Order of Omega.

  • Eric White of Plainville, Mass. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry White, he is a senior computer science major and is social chairman of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He has also served as TKE treasurer and president and is a member of the Student Government Association and the Campus Hearing Board.

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.