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Student Crier E-Newsletter
Announcements for the week of May 4

Personal Announcements

Student Crier will resume publication this fall

Student Crier will resume publication at the start of the Fall 2015 semester. For campus news, events and updates during the summer, visit the CCRI website,

Students recognized at International Career Development Conference

Members of the Liston and Knight Campus Collegiate DECA, along with DECA advisers Joanne Orabone and Cecile Roberti attended the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida, and returned with outstanding success stories.

  • Both the Liston and Knight chapters were recognized for the achievement of the Presidential Leadership Passport Award. This award encourages local chapters and individual members to plan activities and participate in events that enhance the experiences of members.
  • Individual Gold Leadership Passport Awards were presented to: Elton Dos Santos, Abigail Okyere, Kenny Andrade Gome, Ashley Poole, Rachel Tousignant, Rosseline Bencosme and Roy Sylvander.
  • Receiving individual Blue Leadership Passport Awards were: Alysha Fraser, Nina Soares, Abigail Checo, Joel De Leon, Liane Conceicao, Rubi Olivares and Leo Whitehouse.
  • Additionally, the ICDC focuses on career competencies and, this year, Nina Soares took home a Top 10 medal in Accounting Principles and Kenny Andrade Gomes and Rachel Tousignant were members of a four person team that placed third in the country in National Management Institute.
  • The Collegiate DECA Academic Honor Award was presented to Nina Soares and Leo Whitehouse. To receive this award, a student must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 and have demonstrated participation in Collegiate DECA activities, leadership and community service.
  • Chapter Leadership Awards were presented to Elton Dos Santos, Nina Soares and Roy Sylvander.
  • The Liston Chapter received a Community Service Award for its ongoing work with the Rhode Island Food Bank.

We are so proud of our CCRI DECA members!

-- Joanne Orabone, Liston Collegiate DECA adviser

In memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of student Evan Miller on April 14. His passing had a profound effect on the college community. Read what his classmates and Assistant Professor Paula Domenico had to say about Evan's impact on them.

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New Announcements

'Miracle on Promenade' screenings

miracleStudents, faculty and staff are invited to attend two on-campus screenings of the documentary "Miracle on Promenade," an hourlong history of Rhode Island Junior College/Community College of Rhode Island from 1964-1980 that was produced by CCRI's Department of Marketing and Communications. It includes historical footage as well as recent interviews and encompasses the establishment of a junior college in Rhode Island, its presidents, the expansion to the Knight Campus and the name change.

  • Noon, Tuesday, May 5, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • Noon, Thursday, May 7, in Room 1242 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

The above screenings are free and open to the public.

Save the date for an off-campus screening: An event is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich. More information will follow.

Click here to see a preview of the documentary.

Commencement 2015

CCRI will celebrate its 50th commencement on Friday, May 15, in the Field House at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Learn more about the event on the Commencement Web page.

Bookstore buyback and rental return

Bookstore buyback and rental return available through May 11 at all campuses. Visit the Bookstore website for additional details.

HESI test prep workshop offered

The Student Success Center is offering a workshop for students applying to the Nursing program and taking the HESI admissions test for the first time. This workshop will help students prepare for the HESI test and provide some test-taking tips.

Visit the Success Center registration page, select your term and enter your CCRI student identification number to sign up for a workshop.

Registration for summer and fall courses underway

registerStudents can register for summer session and fall semester courses. Check available courses online. If you have questions about which courses to take for your program of study, advisers are available to assist you.

SVO end-of-semester events

svoAs the spring semester comes to a close, the Student Veterans Organization (SVO) invites students, faculty and staff to participate in the following events:

  • Operation Stand Down donation drive: The group is working with Operation Stand Down Rhode Island to collect all types of goods to help veterans in need. Items in demand include: nonperishable foods, household products, and clean, dry and odorless clothes or towels.
    • Donations can be dropped off at any of the Veteran Services Offices, located on all CCRI campuses:
      • Room 3556 in Warwick
      • Room 2220 in Providence
      • Room 3204 in Lincoln
      • Room 136 in Newport
  • Books for Boots: SVO is looking for unwanted books that students are unable to sell back. The group will accept any college textbook as well as books used in CCRI English classes. Books may be dropped off at any of the above SVO office locations.
  • Officer nominations: SVO is seeking nominations for officers for next year. Nominations may be dropped off in Room 3556 in Warwick or sent via email to Hollie Nye.

Volunteers sought for free dental clinic in Lincoln

RIMOM CCRI again will host the fourth annual Rhode Island Mission of Mercy free dental clinic at its Flanagan Campus in Lincoln on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31. Various volunteer opportunities are available for community members as well as dental and medical professionals. Visit the website to learn more and register.

Upcoming music event: 'Hello Broadway'

Under the direction of Dr. Audrey Kaiser, CCRI students and alumni will perform a musical revue of new and old Broadway shows. Showtimes are as follows:

  • 2 and 8 p.m. Friday, June 12
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14

The production will take place in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick. For more information, call the box office at 401-825-1135 or visit the "Hello Broadway" Facebook page.

Student Health 101

SH101The Dean of Students Office is providing students with information on health, fitness, nutrition and more in Student Health 101, an online magazine. The May issue includes articles on getting fit, stress busters, disordered eating, career service resources and more. View the issue on mobile devices.

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Events This Week

CCRI Student Film Festival

filmfestThe red carpet will roll out for this year's filmmakers at the annual CCRI Student Film Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 8, in Room 4090 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

All are welcome to join in this celebration of the best in visual storytelling by our students.

This year will feature awards for fictional narrative, documentary narrative, experimental and animation. Other awards will be given out to recognize work in directing, cinematography, sound, editing and writing.

This year features a tribute to former filmmaking student Brent Henderson with the inaugural presentation of the "Brent Henderson Excellence in Filmmaking" award for the Best Picture of the festival. Please join us for an exciting evening of films and mingle with our star filmmakers, actors and media makers.

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Ongoing News & Events

Deferred payment plan offered for summer classes

For the first time, CCRI will offer its interest-free deferred payment plan, EasyPay, for summer classes. This plan allows students to pay their balances in equal monthly installments. Online enrollment is simple through a student's MyCCRI account. To learn more about EasyPay, visit the Bursar's Office Web page.

Gender and wellness issues survey

The Office of Student Life is conducting a survey to determine the need for and interest in gender and wellness issues at CCRI. Please take a few moments to complete the brief survey.

CCRI Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Program is accepting applications for 2015-16. Student ambassadors represent the college at special events on campus and in the community. They seek to enhance prospective students' knowledge about the programs offered at CCRI. Ambassadors will demonstrate leadership potential, strong communication skills and high academic standards.

Visit the Admissions Web page to learn more, view eligibility requirements and apply. The application deadline is May 10.

Financial aid for 2015-16

Apply now for financial aid for 2015-16. Learn more on the Office of Enrollment Services Web page.

CCRI Alex and Ani bangle

alex and aniIn honor of the Community College of Rhode Island's 50th year, the CCRI Alumni Association has partnered with Alex and Ani to create the first-ever community college signature patented expandable wire charm bangle, made in America with love.

Proceeds from the sale of the CCRI charm bangles, which feature the college's seal, will provide financial assistance for students through Alumni Association scholarships and book awards. Bangles are available at all four CCRI Bookstore locations and on the Bookstore website.

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Last Updated: 5/4/15