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Campus Executive Committee

Gary Howard

Director of Finance
George Ossei

Director of Administration
Sam Meerbott

Director of Student Relations 
Sam Wilson

Director of Public Relations
Jincy Phann

Director of Activities
Maryann Swanbeck

Campus Dean

Dr. Rebecca Yount
Associate Dean of Student Life

Campus Advisor

Thomas Procaccini

Flanagan Clubs & Organizations

Welcome! We hope that you can find a club that interests you in Student Life at CCRI! If you notice there is a club or organization that isn't represented at our campus, or you would like to create a new club/organization please see the Office of Student Life's website.

Student clubs and organizations are responsible for sending updated contact information and revised club constitutions to the Office of Student Life and the Office of Student Government. Please email such information to your Flanagan Student Government at and Dr. Rebecca Yount, Associate Dean, Office of Student Life at

Flanagan Active Student Clubs


Bible Study Club

The Bible Study Club meets twice a week to study the Bible together, both the Old and New Testaments, and to support and encourage each other in our faith. The club welcomes all interested people to come and be part of the group. We read with a view to the meaning and personal application of what the text says. Bibles are provided by the club. Study is followed by a time of prayer for those who desire it.  For current meeting information check posters or the website of the club advisor.

Advisor:  Paula Cardillo

Biology Club

The purpose of this organization is to foster and promote an understanding of important biological issues among members of the club and campus community. The Biology Club will provide extra-curricular recreational, social, and educational activities for all members. 

Advisor:  David Vito

Clinical Laboratory Technology Club

(Medical Laboratory Club)

The purpose of this organization is to aid the student in gaining knowledge of all aspects of the field of Clinical Laboratory Science. Discussion will include new developments in the field. Students will have the opportunity to explore and become familiar with the type of training and skills needed in the CLT field, as well as become familiar with the professional associations (NCA, ASCP, ASCLS). Students will have the opportunity to attend regional and local conferences. Involvement in the club will provide academic and moral support for all members.

Advisor: Maddie Josephs

Collegiate DECA

Collegiate DECA has three chapters operating out of the Knight, Flanagan, and Liston campuses. Delta Epsilon Chi members are enrolled in Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and other business-oriented programs. This co-curricular organization has over 180,000 members internationally. The goals of Delta Epsilon Chi are to prepare its members for their future career goals by focusing on leadership, development, community service activities and competition. Annually, members travel to an international conference to compete in various career areas to win awards, scholarships, prizes and obtain job opportunities. This club combines educational and social skills into a dynamic club for all business students.

Advisor: Carol Rowey

Digital Arts Club

This club is an opportunity for enrolled Art students to utilize advanced equipment, attend seminars and lectures, participate in field trips and learn more about the skills and attitude it takes to become a professional image maker into the upcoming century. In addition to traditional methods, we are investigating electronic image making, computer graphic programs, mixed media and other artistic uses for digital media.

Advisor: Thomas Morrissey

Human Services Club

The Human Service Club provides students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the field of human services. Club meetings are held bi-monthly from September to May. Focusing on the interests of its members, the club meetings generally consist of topic speakers, organization of community service activities with a variety of non-profit agencies, films, visitations, and group discussions. Participation in the annual New England Conference, as well as local conferences, is available to club members. The policies of the Human Services Club are in unison with the policies of the New England Organization of Human Services, which serves as a medium of communication among New England Human Service faculty, practitioners and students. Membership to this club and participation in its diversity of the human service fields allows students to acquire the knowledge and skill competencies for fostering the development of better professionals for tomorrow's world.

Advisor: John Worsley

International Club

The International Club has four major goals: First; to promote the culture and heritage of each individual member; second, to facilitate the sharing of different cultural points of view and to encourage the acceptance of different opinions; third, to foster an eagerness to serve our community and fourth; to promote socio-cultural interaction and an understanding of globalization through travel opportunities.

Advisors: Monica Lee  and Gerard Brousseau

Nonviolence Club

The Nonviolence club's mission is to educate students on the history, philosophy, and principals of nonviolence; also to teach conflict resolution skills & techniques with hopes to promote nonviolence both on campus and in the community.

Advisors: Richard Tarlaian

Portuguese Club 

Advisor: Susan Brown

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club’s mission is to promote interest in the field of psychology and to provide students with opportunities to hear speakers, take field trips, attend conferences, perform community service, and participate in informal social activities. Topics of interest have included: hypnotherapy, dream interpretation, cognitive neuroscience, behavior modification, attention deficit disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress management, forensic psychology, and addiction, Each semester, officers in consultation with advisors, determine meeting times and schedule of events. Members are also invited to provide input. All Psychology majors are encouraged to become members, but any student interested in the field of psychology and/or the helping professions is welcome.

Advisor: Isabel Trombetti and Gerald Williams

Radiography Club

The purpose of the Radiography Club is to promote public awareness of radiography and radiation and to provide activities for both freshmen and senior students enrolled in the Radiography Program. Fundraisers are planned annually for the Radiography scholarship as well as affiliations with local charitable organizations. This club invites guest speakers to campus for seminars and workshops.

Advisors: Sharon Perkins and Patricia Lucas

Respiratory Therapy Club

The Respiratory Therapy Club provides opportunities for students to participate in professional conferences and other activities of interest to the group. Special events are held during the academic year. The major focus for programming is highlighting exhibits and demonstrations during Respiratory Care week which is held each October and Great American Smoke out activities in November.

Advisor:  Amy Chaves

 Sonography Club

The mission of the Sonography Club is to promote public awareness of Sonography and the role it plays in Diagnostic Imaging of health related issues. The organization also works to enhance the development of freshman and senior students as health care professionals. Annual fundraisers are planned to support the Sonography Award. The club invites guest speakers to the campus for seminars and workshops. Meeting times may change semester to semester. Please e-mail advisor for updates in meeting changes.

Advisor: Paula A. Cardillo

Students for Environmental Action

The purpose of the CCRI Ecology and Environmentalism Group (Students for Environmental Action) will be to educate others and us about the importance of and ways to protect the environment. We will also seek to provide members and peers with both the means and motivation to effect positive change locally and globally. 

Advisor: Luis Malaret and Lewis Royal

Student Veterans Organization

The purpose of the Student Veterans Organization will be to provide a network of support for military veterans, their families and supporters. Secondly, our purpose is to educate the college community about the experiences of military veterans and work with the college administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans.

Advisor: Kevin Ziegelmayer

Triangle Alliance

The CCRI Triangle Alliance is a service organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and their friends. Informal weekly meetings will provide a means of support and education.

Advisor:  Rekha Rosha

Flanagan Active Student Organizations

Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting Organization stresses the education and current practices in this area of the Dental Health professions. Students are encouraged to participate in conferences, seminars and workshops pertinent to their chosen field of study. Special events and fundraising activities are held by the group. Membership focuses on students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program.

Advisor:  Kerri Friel

Dental Hygiene

The purpose of the organization is to enable students to keep abreast of the current trends and issues in the profession of dental hygiene. Attendance and participation in meetings and affiliation with the Rhode Island Dental Hygienists' Association and the American Dental Hygienists' Association are stressed. Students participate in special events held during Children's Dental Health Month in February, which heightens community awareness of oral health. The members participate in a variety of community service projects throughout the year including preparing and distributing oral health kits to the needy, autism walk-a-thon and oral health presentations at local community health centers. Annual attendance to regional conferences, such as the Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, is planned.

Advisor:  Kathi Duffy

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society organization for community and junior colleges throughout the United States and abroad. Its intent is to recognize the most successful students academically. To be eligible for entrance at the Community College of Rhode Island, students must have a 3.75 GPA or above, with a minimum of 24 and no more than 48 earned credits, be a matriculating, degree-seeking student and be of good character. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is regarded as a high honor and is noted on student's transcript.

Advisor:  Laurie Sherman

The Players (Theater)

The CCRI Players produce and present three or four major productions each academic year. Plays are chosen to expose students to a variety of dramatic styles and periods. Fully mounted productions, open to the public, are staged at both the Knight and Flanagan Campuses. Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in all areas of theater production, under the supervision of the theater faculty and staff. All students, full or part-time, are eligible to participate in CCRI Players' productions, regardless of their course of study.

Advisor:  Berthold Silverberg

Psi Beta

Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior college students. Its purpose is to promote and recognize general scholarship and interest in psychology, at two-year colleges in the United States. At CCRI, a student must have completed two courses in psychology, including General, with a "B" average, have a 3.0 cumulative index with 16 or more earned credits, and be of good character. The Chapter has regular meetings in conjunction with the Psychology Club to learn more about the field. Also, several students attend the New England Psychology Association Conference in the fall, and when possible, the Eastern Psychology Association Conference in the spring. The Chapter has at least one or two service learning projects, including activities with the local Head Start Program. Qualified candidates at any CCRI campus are encouraged to apply.

Advisor:  Isabel Trombetti

Student Nurses' Organization (SNO)

Advisor: Elaine Amato-Vealey and Patricia Kelling


Flanagan Non-Active Student Clubs/Organizations

Black American Student Association

The Black American Student Association was founded in order to provide a means of minority expression on matters concerning minority students of CCRI.  The organization’s goals are to advance minority students’ welfare and interests, elevate minority students’ social, cultural and educational opportunities, as well as foster each participant’s involvement in all aspects of college life.

Advisor: John Cruz

Cultural Program

Special cultural programs are planned through the Student Government under the direction of Professor Randolph Blasing, English Department. Distinguished scholars in the area of poetry have been invited on campus to share their works with the CCRI community. The focus has been the Galway Kinnell Poetry Series.

Advisor:  Randolph Blasing

Dance Club

The CCRI Dance Club is an organization formed to broaden the knowledge and experience of its members and adjunct members, and to foster interest in dance and the associated performing arts for the artist fulfillment, pleasure, and benefit of the community and school. The CCRI Dance Club sponsors educational and special activities including lessons, clinics, workshops, demonstration and performances both on and off campus. Participation in A.C.D.F.A. festivals enables students to compete with artists from both within and outside of the college community.

Advisor: Patricia Morse

French Club

The purpose of the French Club is to promote the study of the French language and culture through a variety of programs and activities. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs and travel through club sponsored activities. Interaction with people from French speaking countries is encouraged by working with foreign exchange students, and visits with speakers from French businesses and cultural organizations. The Club helps students to make links with French speakers from various parts of the world through video exchanges, e-mail exchanges, and videoconferencing. Field trips to museums, exhibits, and restaurants may also be scheduled.

Advisor: Deborah Notarianni-Girard Ph.D

International Association of Administrative Professionals

The purpose of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is to enhance an image of administrative support positions in office environments by promoting the professional development of students preparing for careers in the administrative support positions. IAAP offers its members opportunities and responsibilities to aid them in achieving success as individuals and as future administrative support persons. Since the administrative support profession is a distinguished one requiring intelligence, ability, initiative, culture, and refinement; the activities of IAAP are designed to promote these traits. One such activity is the raising of funds by various means to support scholarships to CCRI. Topics of interest to their chosen profession are presented by means of out-of-class resources such as speakers, workshops, field trips, etc.

Advisor:  Carol Mancinelli

Kappa Beta Delta

This organization is an honor society that recognizes students for their academic achievements in associate degree programs of business administration. Kappa Beta Delta member institutions are accredited through the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The purposes of the Society are to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Advisor:  John Ribezzo

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club provides activities that will supplement the work done in the college's course offerings of philosophy. Activities may include trips to philosophy conferences and meetings at other colleges, guest speakers, and other similar projects with the main activity being the study and discussion of topics agreed upon by members.

Advisor:  Paul Leclerc

Role Players Guild

The Role Players’ Guild of CCRI is an organization that promotes teamwork, creativity, strategic planning, diversity, higher order thinking and cooperation and fair play. These goals are accomplished through activities such as community service, fundraising, role playing. The club sponsors and participates in competitive events and tournaments, guest speakers and field trips. Some of the strategic game play includes but is not limited to Dungeons and Dragons, White Wolf, Palladium, Mage Knight, Warhammer, GURPS, etc. Also, the club is involved in many community service activities and fundraising for charitable organizations. All students, both full and part-time and are in good standing are eligible to participate regardless of course of study.

Advisor:  David Alfano

Skills USA

Skills USA is a co-curricular organization that has two chapters operating out of the Knight and Flanagan campuses. Skills USA members are students enrolled in trade, career, industrial, technical, and health occupational programs. Skills USA sponsor many programs that will help their members develop a professional attitude toward their trade. Skills USA has a competitive events program that allows students to compete for awards in their chosen career field. State winners compete on a national level at the National Skills USA Championships. These competitions are designed and judged by experts from business and industry. Students are awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in an Olympic type ceremony. Chapter activity focus on combining educational and social skills into a dynamic club for career minded students.

Advisor:  Joshua Klemp

Spanish Club

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to promote an understanding of foreign cultures, while providing students with an opportunity to speak Spanish explore artistic expression and experience the flavor and diversity of the multi-faceted Hispanic culture in an informal social setting. 

Advisor:  Jean Mullaney

Student Alumni Association

The CCRI Student Alumni Association (SAA) is sponsored by the Alumni Association and fosters a sense of pride and tradition in the College. The group promotes an active program of recruitment and commitment among both students and alumni. The programs are developed to promote interaction between students and alumni for the betterment of the college. The primary goals of the organization are to generate spirit-surrounding CCRI student body and by involving students in College programs. SAA works with the Alumni Association to serve as ambassadors for CCRI and raise money for the Alumni Fund.

Advisor:  Marissa Albini

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