Salisbury/Two Towers Prizes Honor Meritorious Seniors

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WORCESTER, Mass. -- WPI recently awarded the Salisbury Prize to 14 members of the Class of 1998. The awards, given to the university's most meritorious seniors, were established by Stephen Salisbury II, a WPI founder and former president of the Board of Trustees. One student received the Two Towers Prize, established by the late Mildred M. Tymeson Petrie, author of Two Towers, WPI's centennial history. This year's winners and the departments that honored them are:

Salisbury Prize
Biology and Biotechnology: Saif Anwaruddin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mohammed Anwaruddin of Shrewsbury, Mass.

Biology and Biotechnology/Humanities and Arts: Eric J. Perkins, son of Sandra Perkins of Brookfield, N.H., and James Perkins of North Conway, N.H.

Chemical Engineering: Matthew S. Freimuth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Freimuth of Bristol, Conn., and Bradd E. Libby, son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Libby of Portland, Maine

Chemistry and Biochemistry: Emma Palmacci, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Palmacci of Walpole, Mass.

Civil and Environmental Engineering: Eric F. Pauly, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Pauly of Montpelier, Vt.

Computer Science: Richard Cheng, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ching Lam Cheng of Quincy, Mass.

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Sashe Kanapathi of Worcester, Mass., and Jonathan M. Reynolds, son of Patricia Reynolds of Providence, R.I., and J. Ralph Reynolds Jr. of West Warwick, R.I.

Management: Alicia Portrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Portrie of Milbridge, Maine.

Mathematical Sciences: Michael F. Willock, son of Mrs. Lorrie Willock of Rockland, Mass.

Mechanical Engineering: Edward M. Gaboriault Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gaboriault of Cumberland, R.I.; and Chi-Man Lock of Worcester, Mass.

Physics: Gregory Snow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Snow of Smithfield, R.I.

Two Towers Prize
In keeping with the original purposes of the founders of WPI, the Two Towers Prize is awarded 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 the theoretical and practical union that is at the heart of the WPI educational tradition.

This year's Two Towers winner is Jennifer M. Wright '99, a biochemistry major who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Wright of Keene, N.H.

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.