Written by Tim Talley
From left: Tom Kowalczyk, co-chair of the Aquidneck Island Watershed Council Education Committee; Jameson Chace; Pamela Harrigan, vice president & CFO, Crown Collision Centers; and Edward Sortwell Clement, Jr., Esq., executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust.
Willimantic, Conn. -Jameson Chace '89, assistant professor of biology and biomedical sciences at Salve Regina University in Newport, has been named Rhode Island's first "Face of Success" by Crown Collision Centers, Rhode Island's largest family-owned and operated full-service collision center. Chace was chosen from more than 60 candidates because of his expertise and passion in ecology.
"I'm humbled," said Chace. "There are so many ways to measure success, and there are so many people who are doing fantastic things here in Rhode Island. It's great to see a group like Crown Collision take a strong interest in what's going on in Rhode Island, that's really important."
"It has been fun and inspiring to start this campaign on Rhode Island's college campuses and talk with so many different students and faculty about who and what they see as a great success in ways big and small," said Rachelle Breault, general manager of Crown Collision Centers. "It's apparent that Dr. Chace has gone above and beyond in his ecological environmental work and teachings, greatly impacting and inspiring his students in the process, which you really can't put a price on and is exactly what the Faces of Success Campaign is all about."
"Professor Chace took the time to personally challenge and inspire me academically," said Salve Regina University student Gabrielle Corradino, who nominated Chace for the award. "He makes a concerted effort to motivate everyone from the novice environmental enthusiast to the impassioned scientist."
Chace opted to divide his $500 Faces of Success prize among two local environmental organizations with whom he and his students are heavily involved- the Aquidneck Land Trust and the Aquidneck Island Watershed Council. The money will be used to expand the Aquidneck Island Watershed Monitoring Program by involving Aquidneck Island High School students.
Crown Collision developed the Faces of Success campaign to recognize people who live or work in Rhode Island who are doing great things at home, work or in the community. For more information about the Faces of Success campaign, contact Pamela Harrigan at (401) 728-8800.