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Fifteen UConn students feted as outstanding women
(Released: 06/12/01)

By Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- Thirteen top female students were honored during a reception May 18 as the highest ranking women graduating from each of the University of Connecticut's schools and colleges. The students are this year's recipients of the University's Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards.

In addition, two students were feted as recipients of the 100 Years of Women Scholarship. The scholarship goes to a current UConn student or entering high school senior who demonstrates high academic performance and who, as a role model or advocate, has advanced the role and contributions of women in society.

The awards are co-sponsored by the UConn Women's Center and the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women. The awards were established in 1992, in recognition of the 100 Years of Women at UConn celebration.

Outstanding Senior Women Award
BERLIN
Dorothy Puzio, Liberal Arts & Sciences

BROOKLYN
Virginia Chartier, Nursing

DERBY
Jessica Szwejkowski-Mair, Pharmacy

HAMPTON
Lara Langer, Liberal Arts & Sciences

MANCHESTER
Wendi Richardson, Continuing Education

NEW MILFORD
Jennifer Raimondi, Education

NEWINGTON
Heather Briggaman, Fine Arts

NEWTOWN
Sarah Kiernan, Allied Health

NORTH WINDHAM
Carolyn Morrison, Agriculture & Natural Resources

ROCKY HILL
Sonal Patel, Business Administration

SALEM
Zoe Oemcke, Liberal Arts & Sciences

WATERFORD
Samantha Kripps, Family Studies

WINDSOR LOCKS
Jessica Quagliaroli, Engineering

One Hundred Years of Women Scholarship
WILLIMANTIC
Kristen Donato, Current UConn student

STAMFORD
Nancy Levy, Incoming student

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