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Dean de la Motte, Salve Regina provost, announces Antone Awards

NEWPORT, R.I. – Dr. Dean de la Motte, provost and dean of the faculty at Salve Regina University, has announced this year’s recipients of the Sister M. Therese Antone Awards for Academic Excellence.

Dr. Juliette Relihan, professor of education, received the Special Projects Award, which will be used to give early childhood education students hands-on experience using state-of-the-art materials as they develop lessons to implement the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards for literacy, math, science, social studies and the arts.

The Sister M. Therese Antone Recognition award, given upon the nomination of a faculty member by his or her peers, was received by Dr. Steven Symington, associate professor of biology.

Salve Regina President Jane Gerety, RSM, praised Dr. Symington’s “extraordinary work with students” and his broad participation in his profession and the life of the University, including chairing the newly-formed curriculum committee and serving on the executive committee of the faculty assembly.