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    • Art posterEngaging the community - As part of a class project, students hung three pieces of art at the Knight Campus in Warwick this week in hopes that passersby will remove a piece and respond on Instagram with the hashtag #americanpiece.[Read more.]
    • Alyson PerryEncouraging others to lead - In her time at CCRI, Alyson Perry has carved a role as a leader in the state’s young conservative political scene – in part through internships she connected with here – and encouraging other students to get involved[Read more.]
    • Community Service DayNonprofits sought for service day - CCRI is seeking applicants to host volunteers during the college's 11th annual Community Service Day on Thursday, April 13. [Read more.]
    • Regina CobbTeacher of the year - The American Massage Therapy Association honored Regina Cobb, director of CCRI's Therapeutic Massage program, with the Jerome Perlinksi Teacher of the Year Award for 2016. [Read more.]
    • Sue SienkiewiczJournal highlights textbook - The American Journal of Nursing has named "Clinical Nursing Calculations" by CCRI Professor Sue Sienkiewicz one of the most valuable texts of the year in its 2016 Book of the Year Awards. [Read more.]
    • CNC labCNC lab opens at Liston - The new lab, outfitted with Computer Numerical Control machines that can repeatedly produce complex three-dimensional shapes, will help expand career pathways in advanced manufacturing.[Read more.]
    • Clinical Simulation LabNew lab opens at Flanagan - CCRI's groundbreaking new Clinical Simulation Laboratory gives Health Sciences students a controlled environment to develop their skills and rehearse treatment of complex situations. [Read more.]
    • read more about her storyAlumna shares story - "Keep on going because you can’t quit," advises Mai Donohue, who left war-torn Vietnam for the U.S., raised seven children and then earned an associate degree at CCRI and a bachelor's degree at URI. [Read more about her story]
    • read more about the rangeCyber range opens - State leaders gathered at CCRI's Newport County Campus to unveil a state-of-the-art cyber range that was created as the result of a public-private partnership. [Read more about the cyber range]
    • read more about ThoRealizing his dreams of an education - Tho Mith Chin hopes to help his native Cambodia with what he has learned in college. “I try to focus on studying every single moment, and I believe if I put in my mind and effort, nothing is impossible for me." [Read more about Tho]
    • read more about KimberlyHoping to inspire other moms - Some might have abandoned their college dreams after becoming pregnant in high school, but that made Kimberly Matias more determined than ever to create a better life for her and her daughter. [Read more about Kimberly]
    • read more about SarahA new career path- Just as she was about to turn 40, professional photographer Sarah Kristiansen was seeking a change. After photographing another community college’s commencement, she realized she could one day cross the stage – and she did on May 20. [Read more about Sarah]
    • read more about Pawan'A story of love and hope' - Pawan Pandey failed math twice in his native India but, after he followed his love to the United States, he found success at CCRI. Not only did he pass the highest-level math, he graduated with a 3.96 GPA. [Read more about Pawan]
    • read more about AbigailFuture children's librarian - After experiencing CCRI as homeschooled high schooler, Abigail Clarkin returned to CCRI to finish her degree in Liberal Arts. She graduated with a 3.82 GPA and will transfer to pursue her bachelor's degree. [Read more about Abigail]
    • read more about BrandonStudent commencement speaker - Brandon Langdon, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who found his passions at CCRI, represented the Class of 2016 as student speaker on May 20. [Read more about Brandon]
    • read more about LauraPursuing her passions - Before she enrolled at CCRI, Laura Ferrick was working endless hours at a coffee shop to make ends meet. But she decided to follow her love for music and now plans to be a music teacher. [Read more about Laura]
    • read more about BradleyFinding his niche - Diagnosed in middle school with high-functioning autism, Bradley Johnson has learned to embrace his quirks and found a welcoming home at CCRI. [Read more about Bradley]
    • read more about ThaoMeeting her own ultimatum - Thao Dang, a native of Vietnam, gave herself one more chance to complete college. She graduated May 20 with a 3.75 GPA, a business degree and dreams of starting a nonprofit organization. [Read more about Thao]
    • read more about the rideFundraising ride - Tracy Karasinski, dean of the Office of Opportunity and Outreach, rode her 2009 BMW F800ST motorcycle to Washington, D.C., this month to raise funds and awareness of college opportunity programs. [Read more about the ride]
    • read more about the visitPresident Clinton visits CCRI - The country's 42nd president addressed a crowd at the Knight Campus in Warwick during a campaign stop on behalf of his wife, Hillary. [Read more about the stop]

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This is what has inspired Rhode Island author and director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley to use stories, poetry and music to highlight the delicate and dangerous terrain that African-American men must navigate in their daily life. It is a life that is full of music, love and laughter set against a backdrop of daily struggles for survival, and it is a life that Pitts-Wiley wants to share with the Community College of Rhode Island.

CCRI President Meghan Hughes welcomes students, faculty, and staff back for the Spring semester and provides updates on college enrollment, leadership, and strategic initiatives to support student success.

Every year, thousands of students come to CCRI. Some know exactly what they want, and some are still unsure, but each student can benefit from a mentor who's been exactly where they are now. And students aren't the only ones who benefit. Think of mentoring as a gift you can give and receive in equal measure.

Regina Cobb, program director and associate professor of the Therapeutic Massage Program at the Community College of Rhode Island, is named national Teacher of the Year by the American Massage Therapy Association. The award is given annually to an instructor who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and a commitment to high standards of education.

The Community College of Rhode Island is the smart choice for higher education in New England. Whether you just graduated from high school, or are looking for new skills to enhance your current career, you'll find a place at CCRI.

CCRI has an open admissions policy giving applicants an opportunity to pursue higher education. We encourage you to attend an Admissions Information Session to learn more about our college and how we can assist you with your educational goals.

Last Updated: 3/23/17