I Give

1999-2000

WPI Students Perform Community Service During Spring Break

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/March 21, 2000
Contact: Arlie Corday, WPI Media & Community Relations


Back row left to right: Andrew Careau, John Richardson, Jennifer Cooper, Jason Field, Father Scanlon, Theresa Green, Diane Jordan, Jim Koniers, David Chevrier, Charles Lemire, Daniel Lopes, Alex Haley, Ian Miller. Front row: Ryan Petti, Erin O'Shea, Chris O'Malley, Kerri Dagesse.

WORCESTER, Mass. - Worcester Polytechnic Institute students spent two days of their spring break this year as volunteers at the Worcester, Mass., Youville House, a shelter for battered women and their children.

The volunteers are all members of WPI's Newman Club, a student organization that has existed on campus since 1915. Although it is primarily composed of Roman Catholic men and women, it is open to all students. One of the most active student organizations on campus, the Newman Club takes on numerous volunteer projects such as this.

The following students helped out at Youville House:

Alabama:
Jennifer Cooper, a junior biomedical engineering major and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Cooper of Huntsville, Ala.

Connecticut:
Diane Jordan, a freshman biomedical sciences major and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jordan of South Windsor, Conn.

James Koniers, a sophomore mechanical engineering major and the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Koniers of Stratford, Conn.

Massachusetts:
Andrew Careau, a senior mechanical engineering major and the son of Beverly Dicicco of South Barre, Mass.

David Chevrier, a sophomore biotechnology major and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Chevrier of Wilbraham, Mass.

Kerri Dagesse, a sophomore biology major and the daughter of Susan Dagesse of Taunton, Mass.

Alexander Haley, a sophomore computer science major and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory R. Haley of Templeton, Mass.

Daniel Lopes, a junior civil engineering major and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Lopes of Hudson, Mass.

Ian Miller, a sophomore chemical engineering major and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Miller of Springfield, Mass.

Christopher O'Malley, a freshman chemical engineering major and the son of Teresa O'Malley of North Attleboro, Mass.

Erin O'Shea, a freshman biochemistry major and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sean O'Shea of Mashpee, Mass.

Ryan Petti, a freshman computer science major and the son of William Petti of Hanson, Mass.

John Richardson, a sophomore mechanical engineering major and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Richardson of Stoughton, Mass.

New Hampshire:
Jason Field, a sophomore biotechnology major and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Field of Manchester, N.H.

Charles Lemire, a sophomore biotechnology major and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Lemire of Manchester, N.H.

Ohio:
Theresa Green, a sophomore biomedical engineering major and the daughter of Catherine Green of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Founded in 1865, WPI 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.