Grad Year: 1992
Year Inducted: 2008
Chris Reddy was a three-time All-New England wrestler during the Anchormen’s golden years. He owns the distinction of being the only RIC wrestler to be part of five consecutive New England Championship teams from 1988-92. He was named a Div. III Scholar All-American in 1992 and received the John E. Hetherman Award that same year. The Cranston, Rhode Island native earned All-New England honors three times during his career, placing second at 167 lbs. in 1992, fourth at 167 lbs. in 1991 and sixth at 177 lbs. in 1988.
Reddy earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, while minoring in mathematics, from Rhode Island College in 1992 and his Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from the University of Rhode Island in 1997.
He has gone on to world-renown prominence as an associate scientist in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In 2003, he was awarded the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Prize, a prestigious award given annually to the nation’s best and brightest academic researchers. Dr. Reddy has provided expert testimonies on oil spills for the U.S. Congress, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States Coast Guard.
Reddy received RIC’s American Institute of Chemist’s Award in 1992 and was named to the physical science’s department Alumni Honor Roll in 1998.
He resides in Hatchville, Massachusetts with his wife Bryce.