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1999-2000

Annual Top Prizes Are Awarded to Outstanding WPI Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/May 10, 2000
Contact: Arlie Corday, WPI Media & Community Relations

WORCESTER, Mass. - Nicholas F. Arcolano, an electrical engineering major, has received WPI's Two Towers Prize, 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. A junior, he is the son of Francis and Cheryl Arcolano of Amsterdam, N.Y.

Twelve members of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Class of 2000 have received the Salisbury Prize, given to WPI's most meritorious seniors. Those honored are:

  • Jovanna R. Baptista, an actuarial mathematics major and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Baptista of Stoughton, Mass.
  • Emrah Diril, an electrical engineering major and son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Yalcin Diril of Acibadem, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Cheryl K. Eddins, a biochemistry major and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Eddins of Concord, N.H.
  • Kyriacos N. Felekkis, a biotechnology major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicos Felekkis of Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Aimee Fitzpatrick, a civil engineering major and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Fitzpatrick of Gray, Maine.
  • Brian A. Greenlaw, an electrical engineering major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Greenlaw of Manchester, N.H.
  • Virginia A. Jerome, a mechanical engineering major and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Jerome of Norton, Mass.
  • Joseph D. Lussier, a chemical engineering major and son of Janice Lussier of North Providence, R.I.
  • Ravi S. Misra, a biotechnology major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Shib P. Misra of Belmont, Mass.
  • Casey L. Richardson, a physics major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Richardson of Fredericksburg, Va.
  • John P. Tassinari, a mechanical engineering major and son of Paul Tassinari and Dawn Goodrich of Braintree, Mass.
  • Maureen Upton, a biomedical engineering major and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Upton of Mattapoisett, Mass.

Paul J. Kaplo has been awarded the 2000 Kranich Prize, which honors students majoring in engineering or science who best exemplify excellence in the humanities and arts and the integration of these disciplines. Kaplo is a senior mechanical engineering major and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kaplo of Virginia Beach, Va.

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.