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CCRI students receive scholarships

Aug. 1, 2014

The Community College of Rhode Island Foundation announced the following scholarships recently were awarded:

Matthew H. Brady of Charlestown received the Taco/The White Family Foundation Scholarship, established to provide financial support to students who have completed their first year at CCRI and who are enrolled in Business Administration, Engineering or Industrial Technology. Community service projects or leadership activities and/or work experience are required.

Jacob James of Chepachet received the Deborah Y. Griffin Vocal Arts Scholarship, established to provide financial support to students enrolled in the AFA Music program and who have successfully completed one semester of Applied Voice for credit at CCRI. The endowment was created in 2001 by the CCRI Music Department.

Kayla M. Grace of Coventry received a Dental Hygiene Faculty Award, established to recognize students graduating from the Dental Hygiene program with the highest overall or highest clinical GPA.

Sarah J. Guthrie of Coventry received the Albert E. Carlotti Dental Hygiene Scholarship, established to recognize a student graduating from the Dental Hygiene program who exhibits outstanding leadership qualities.

Basim Anabtawi of Cranston received the Dezsoe Halmi Memorial Scholarship, established in 2010 in memory of Halmi, founder of Primary Flow Signal Inc. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to incoming CCRI students majoring in engineering, industrial technology or hard sciences.

Mary A. Bucci of Cranston received the Maria C. Mansella Merit Award, established for students who have completed their first year at CCRI and are continuing their studies at the college and are in the Foreign Languages and Cultures Italian program. Students must demonstrate a commitment to the Italian language and culture with the intention of participating in the CCRI Summer Travel Study Program in Italy.

Cody J. Fino of Cranston received the Edward and Lucy D. Medeiros and St. Dunstan's/Access scholarships. The Edward and Lucy D. Medeiros Scholarship was established to recognize students graduating from CCRI who have given of their time, talents and energies and have demonstrated leadership in the promotion of student activities at CCRI. The account was endowed in 1984 by Lucy D. Medeiros, a former CCRI Foundation trustee and employee. The St. Dunstan's/Access Scholarship, endowed in 1995 by Emanuel "Manny" Terezakis, a chemistry professor at CCRI. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduating CCRI Access to Opportunity student who is transferring to a four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate academic growth.

Michael D. Palmer of Cranston received the Bob and Barbara Rinaldi Scholarship in Memory of Family and Friends, established for a student in the Engineering or Industrial Technology program, who has completed one year at CCRI and is continuing his or her studies at the college. The award is based on merit. The scholarship was established in 2002 by CCRI alumnus Bob Rinaldi.

Scott C. Tavares of Cranston received the M. Sue Higgins Scholarship, established to provide financial assistance to a current Computer Studies and Information Processing student. Both financial need and merit are considered in the application process.

Melinda L. Headen of Cumberland received the David J. Bedrosian – Providence Journal Scholarship, established to recognize students who achieve the highest total score during the academic year on the General Education Development® test taken at the CCRI test center and who are planning to continue their education at CCRI.

Jennifer L. Notargiacomo of Cumberland received the XRI and Radiography scholarships. The XRI Scholarship was established to provide financial support to second year Radiography students who demonstrate academic and clinical excellence as well as a minimum GPA of 3.25. Richard Ernst, president of XRI, endowed the account in 1995. Ernst served as a trustee of the CCRI Foundation and contributes annually to this award. The Radiography Scholarship, established by the CCRI Radiography Club, provides financial support to radiography students who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Jennifer M. Pratt of Danielson, Connecticut, received the Charles Sullivan Scholarship for Women Returning to College. The scholarship was endowed in 1992 by former teachers of Charles Sullivan, a retired English faculty member at CCRI and a CCRI Foundation trustee.
Tina M. Silva of East Providence received the Marie Roscher Nursing Scholarship, established to provide financial assistance to a female student accepted in the Nursing program at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

Robert W. Gallucci of Greene received the Charlie Wilkes Award, presented to a sophomore student-athlete intending to continue his education. The award is based on sportsmanship, athletic ability and GPA.

Victoria E. Delmonico of Jamestown received the James Johnson Piano and Arthur Chatfield Music scholarships. The James Johnson Piano Scholarship was established to provide tuition assistance to a piano student in either the Classical Music track or Jazz degree program at CCRI with a stipulation that jazz students must also study classical music literature and some classical piano literature. The account was endowed in 1988 by CCRI's Music Department with proceeds from a piano recital given by Janice Marciano Nimetz. The Arthur Chatfield Music Scholarship, established to recognize a student enrolled in the Associate of Fine Arts program specializing in classic track music studies, was established by the CCRI Music Department.

Heather R. Lopes of Jamestown received the Clara Leclerc Philosophy Scholarship, established to provide financial support to students who are graduating and transferring to a four-year college or university.

Coral L. Salvatore of Manville received a Dental Hygiene Faculty Award, established to recognize students graduating from the Dental Hygiene program with the highest overall or highest clinical GPA.

Leigh A. Briggs of Middletown received the Charles Sullivan Scholarship for Women Returning to College. The scholarship was endowed in 1992 by former teachers of Charles Sullivan, a retired English faculty member at CCRI and a CCRI Foundation trustee.

Natasha L. Henderson of Middletown received the Walter and Eileen J. Jachna Scholarship, established to provide financial support to CCRI students who are majoring in Paralegal Studies, Nursing or developmental disabilities programs and have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Shaday C. Viruet of Newport received the Access to Opportunity Scholarship, established to recognize graduating students who are enrolled in CCRI's Access to Opportunity program and are transferring to a four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate academic growth.

Kimberly S. Fontes of North Providence received a Dental Hygiene Faculty Award, established to recognize students graduating from the Dental Hygiene program with the highest overall or highest clinical GPA.

Francheska J. Santana of North Providence received the Edward and Lucy D. Medeiros Scholarship, established to recognize students graduating from CCRI who have given of their time, talents and energies and have demonstrated leadership in the promotion of student activities at CCRI. The account was endowed in 1984 by Lucy D. Medeiros, a former CCRI Foundation trustee and employee.

Monika Szczerepa of North Providence received the Yatsko Scholarship, established to recognize the sophomore with the highest scholastic honors in the Clinical Laboratory Technology program.

Jessica C. Kudyba of Pawtucket received the Kathi Duffy-Thorpe Perseverance Award, established by the CCRI Dental Hygiene Class of 2014 and awarded to a CCRI Dental Hygiene student entering his or her second year. The recipient must be in good academic standing and display strength and resiliency.

George K. Ossei of Pawtucket received the CCRI Alumni Association Scholarship, established to recognize CCRI continuing students with more than 30 credits and 2.5 GPA or higher who are planning to continue their education at CCRI.

Katelyn M. Depot of Plainville, Massachusetts, received the Ray M. Di Pasquale Academic and Community Service Scholarship, established to provide assistance to a graduating high school student who is matriculating into CCRI as a full-time freshman, has maintained an average of "B" or higher during high school and has demonstrated a commitment to community service.

Debora de Andrade Lino of Providence received the Carosi/SkillsUSA and Julie White-Gooding and Antonio Gooding Minority Student Opportunity scholarships. The Carosi/SkillsUSA Scholarship was established to provide financial support to students of meritorious standing who have completed one year at CCRI and possess leadership skills. The Julie White-Gooding and Antonio Gooding Minority Student Opportunity Scholarship, established to provide financial support to CCRI students who have completed their first year at CCRI, are continuing their studies at CCRI and have at least a 2.8 GPA. Students applying for the scholarship are required to write an essay describing their commitment to the community and/or family through community service, volunteer work or family responsibility.

Janny E. Cabrera Nunez of Providence received the Mary O'Neil Award, established to provide financial support to a female student-athlete. The award is based on GPA and athletic participation.

Shirley C. Diaz of Providence received the Joan Swedberg Scholarship, established to assist a full- or part-time student who has completed 15 hours of study and is enrolled in the Administrative Office Technology program at CCRI. The scholarship was established in 1987 by the Administrative Technology Department.

Shayna L. Hayes of Providence received the Frank A. Orth Scholarship, established to recognize a distinguished student in the Business Administration program at CCRI who is seeking to continue his or her education at CCRI.

Alexander Jimenez of Providence received the CCRI Alumni Association and Ferla-Pohle scholarships and Liberty Mutual Business award. The Alumni Association Scholarship was established to recognize CCRI continuing students with more than 30 credits and a 2.5 GPA or higher who are planning to continue their education at CCRI. The Ferla-Pohle Scholarship was established for a CCRI student in the Business Administration program who has completed his or her first year at CCRI and is continuing enrollment at the college. The Liberty Mutual Business Award was established to provide financial support for a student who is a Business major continuing his or her studies at CCRI and is active in community activities or services.

Amira Vrucak of Providence received the Underhill Dental Hygiene Book Award, established to provide assistance to purchase textbooks. The student must be entering his or her second year in the Dental Hygiene program. The award was endowed in 1992 by Dr. Underhill, a former trustee of the CCRI Foundation.

Joyce P. Campbell of Saunderstown received the Robert F. Dalton English and Barbara Colavecchio Transfer scholarships. The Robert F. Dalton Scholarship was established after the death this assistant professor of English at CCRI specializing in 19th and 20th century literature as well as the teaching of writing. To receive the scholarship, a student must be graduating from CCRI and/or transferring to a four-year college or university and demonstrate a love of reading, writing and the English language. The award is selected based on merit. The Barbara Colavecchio Transfer Scholarship was established to provide financial support to a graduating student who is transferring to a four-year college or university and pursuing a liberal arts degree with English as his or her major.

Mary H. Sisney of Warwick received the Rosemary Sullivan Zins Honorary Award, established to provide recognition to the student graduating from CCRI with the highest GPA in the Liberal Arts program.

Josh M. Smith-Sztabor of Woonsocket received the Carosi/SkillsUSA Scholarship, established to provide financial support to students of meritorious standing who have completed one year at CCRI and possess leadership skills.


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