A message to the college community
Dec. 17, 2010
Another fall semester is coming to a close and the holiday season is under way. Students are wrapping up their coursework, faculty are prepping for finals and staff are taking care of end-of-year business. It is during this time, when we are finishing up those remaining items on our to-do lists, that I want to pause, take stock of what we have to be grateful for and thank you all for your many significant accomplishments this year.
In spite of the economic challenges, 2010 has been a year filled with triumphs and achievements. Enrollment for the Spring and Fall 2010 semesters was the second-highest of any semester. The college conferred associate degrees and certificates to 1,361 students at its 45th commencement. Distance learning received NEASC accreditation and the college unveiled a new, improved e-mail system for students. Those are just some of the many highlights that we have to be proud of.
As we depart our campuses to celebrate this season of giving, I give thanks for all of you and for all that you have done to move the Community College of Rhode Island forward. I hope you will have time for some rest, relaxation and holiday celebrations with family and friends and I wish you a safe and happy New Year.
I am hopeful that we will persevere through the economic challenges that we continue to face as we have done in the past, and I remain optimistic for the future. Together, we will continue to move CCRI forward and provide a quality education for all our students.
See you next year as we begin 2011 filled with optimism for the future. I wish the happiest of holidays to you and your family.