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    • CommencementGrads encouraged to keep taking risks - Members of the Community College of Rhode Island’s Class of 2017 were lauded for taking calculated risks and refusing to give up. [Read more.]
    • Commencement 2017Celebrating the Class of 2017 - The Community College of Rhode Island awarded 1,787 degrees and certificates at its 52nd commencement in the Vincent A. Cullen Field House at the Knight Campus in Warwick.[Read more.]
    • Juan Perez Munoz‘I have to go back to school.’ - On the first day he was a United States citizen, Juan Perez Munoz quietly celebrated with his family. On the second day, he returned to the Community College of Rhode Island to re-enroll and finish his degree in law enforcement. [Read more.]
    • Barnabas KawrehEmbracing opportunity - Barnabas Kawreh, who emigrated from Liberia, will study nursing at the University of Rhode Island this fall and simultaneously will pursue a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies at Colorado Christian University.[Read more.]
    • Victoria MorroneFocus shifted - After an illness that required an amputation during the time she was enrolled in CCRI's Nursing program, Victoria Morrone decided on a new specialization for her nursing career. [Read more.]
    • Brady Monk'Whim' becomes career path - Brady Monk has been through many types of therapy after a traumatic brain injury in 2011, but the therapy he found on the pottery wheel and in the ceramics studio at CCRI has allowed him to truly flourish. [Read more.]
    • Jacqueline HenaoCommitted to helping others - A challenging time in Jacqueline Henao's life led her to discover her passion for working with those who have struggled with depression. [Read more.]
    • Martha De LeonFuture educator - Learning English at CCRI allowed Martha De Leon to connect and thrive. Now the Class of 2017 graduate wants to share the gift of language with others. [Read more.]
    • Jazmin Delacruz2017 student speaker - Jazmin Delacruz, who will transfer to the University of Rhode Island this fall, will represent her class as student speaker at CCRI's 52nd commencement on May 19. [Read more.]
    • Project UndercoverNew scholarship - Up to five CCRI students who are parents or guardians of young children will receive free diapers for a year through a new scholarship with Project Undercover, a Rhode Island-based nonprofit. [Read more.]
    • Open Educational ResourcesOpen Educational Resources - CCRI is embracing the use of freely available textbooks and other materials to help make higher education more affordable for students, who typically spend about $1,200 on textbooks each year. [Read more.]
    • CybersecurityThe future of security - CCRI's new associate degree program in cybersecurity is readying students for one of the fastest-growing, highest-demand fields. [Read more.]
    • 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.]
    • 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]

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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.

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Last Updated: 5/24/17