A holiday message for employees

by President Ray Di Pasquale, Dec. 9, 2009

CCRI President Ray M. Di Pasquale

I invite faculty and staff to attend "Holiday Coffee Hours" on all campuses in lieu of the annual holiday breakfasts. Breakfast pastries will be provided by Canteen Food Services.

As you well know, many people are feeling the economic strain in our state and nation and some of our family members and friends - and perhaps some of you - are feeling the pain firsthand. While I had considered canceling this year's event, I thought a better option would be to downsize and still be able to meet in a social setting and enjoy one another's company. I appreciate your understanding.

If you are able to, I would like you to bring a nonperishable food item to the coffee hours so that we can assist in a small way to make the holidays a little better for those in need. The donation of food will be made in the college's name to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

The coffee hours will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

I look forward to seeing you.