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    • Jana KnibbThinking beyond pink - Breast cancer survivors question the motives behind the abundance of pink-themed products and the way that cancer patients are portrayed in advertising, a CCRI sociology professor's study finds. [Read more about the study.]
    • Non-Opioid SymposiumOpioid alternatives - CCRI hosted a symposium to discuss the opioid epidemic and alternatives for pain management. If you missed it, you can read about it and view the video. [Read more about the symposium.]
    • Edwin PastorSharing his passion - Art student Edwin Pastor, who recently had his first exhibition at AS220, teaches darkroom photography to youths in the Providence Boys & Girls Clubs’ Princes to Kings Mentoring Program. [Read more about Edwin.]
    • Leo CepedaStudent named Foundation trustee - Leo Cepeda, a nursing student who works full time as an EMT and maintains a 3.97 grade point average, is one of five new CCRI Foundation trustees. [Read more about Leo.]
    • Luis MinayaStudent stars in Gamm show - Luis Minaya, who is studying musical theater at CCRI, is Pedro in "The Night of the Iguana," the season opener at the Gamm Theatre's new location in Warwick, through Nov. 4. [Read more about Luis.]
    • Regina CobbHelping children - Therapeutic Massage program director Regina Cobb brought massage therapy to children at four orphanages in Vietnam this summer as part of the volunteer program Buds to Blossoms. [Read more about the trip.]
    • Erika GreenwoodMeet Erika Greenwood - The Rhode Island Promise Scholar has brought her love of theater to CCRI's stage, and her goal is to become a high school theater teacher. [Read more about Erika.]
    • Victoria DuboisFirst GATA grad - Victoria Dubois is the first CCRI graduate to complete the Guaranteed Admission and Tuition Agreement with Providence College, earning her bachelor's degree in liberal arts this spring. [Read more about Victoria.]
    • Desiree MartinezHeading to RIC - "Life is too short to sit around and do nothing," says recent grad Desiree Martinez, an ex-football player who seeks a career in community relations. "You have one life. Do with it as much as you can." [Read more about Desiree.]
    • David MotaMeet David Mota - The Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program has given this Pawtucket native a new sense of purpose and a clear path to a career in radiography. [Read more about David.]
    • Raising Opportunities Raising Opportunities Benefit - CCRI hosted its second annual benefit June 1 to raise funds for programs and services that are critical to student success. [Read more about the event.]
    • 53rd commencement Celebrating the Class of 2018 - President Meghan Hughes urged graduates to lead a meaningful life through the power of perseverance and positive thinking during the college’s 53rd commencement on May 17. [Read more about commencement.]
    • Mileiry De La CruzFinding her purpose - First-generation college student Mileiry De La Cruz enjoyed CCRI so much that she wants to pursue a career in higher education to guide future students through college. [Read more about Mileiry.]
    • Amanda JarretFinishing strong - Amanda Jarret was awarded a $1,000 Last Mile Scholarship, which helped her increase her course load to seven classes last fall so she could complete her associate degree in Paralegal Studies this month. [Read more about Amanda.]
    • Stephen SusiChanging course - Stephen Susi, a former firefighter who was put on permanent disability after a job-related shoulder injury, will move to Portugal to travel and teach English to children following graduation. [Read more about Stephen.]
    • Mariela LucajStudent commencement speaker - Nursing major and Class of 2018 student speaker Mariela Lucaj left Albania with her parents and three siblings 16 years ago to pursue a better life in the United States. [Read more about Mariela.]
    • Jennifer BryanNew Century Scholar - Jennifer Bryan, an advocate in the fight against opioid addiction and a former addict, recently received two of the nation’s most prestigious academic scholarships. [Read more about Jennifer.]
    • Sharaine JohnsonHelping others - On her last day at CCRI, Sharaine Johnson got job offer from Lifespan as a case manager, completing her remarkable journey from a tumultuous upbringing and years of uncertainty following high school. [Read more about Sharaine.]
    • Jasmine MonteiroIn the Navy - Jasmine Monteiro is enlisting in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman to build her clinical skills in preparation for medical school, where she plans to study neuroscience. [Read more about Jasmine.]
    • Joseph WaitsFrom sailing to screenwriting - After sailing around the world for 12 years, Joseph Waits changed course and enrolled in CCRI. He's graduating with a 4.0 GPA and headed to California to pursue a bachelor's degree in screenwriting. [Read more about Joseph.]
    • 3-D printers3-D printing - CCRI has purchased 42 new 3-D printers that are being used in multiple disciplines across the college through the federal Perkins Grant. [Read more about the printers.]

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Last Updated: 1/9/17