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Campus Executive Committee

Gary Howard

Executive VP
Shadrack Ossei

Director of Finance
George Ossei

Director of Administration
Derek Smith

Director of Student Relations
Emily Rezendes

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                                     Phone: 401-333-7449

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                                         Phone: 401-333-7295

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                                   Phone: 401-333-7418

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                                       Phone: 401-333-7084

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                                       Phone: 401-333-7285

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.  Meetings will be held on Tuesdays in the All Clubs Room #1315 at 11am.

Advisors: Monica Lee  and Gerard Brousseau

Phone: 401-333-7280/ 401-333-7275

Nerd Culture Club

The Nerd Culture Club will consist of a variety of different aspecys to appeal to everyone.  The club will consist of gaming, including video games, card games, reading comics or magazines and board games.  Another event will consist of cultural videos, such as; Learning, Anime, and requested videos (NOTE: Videos that include sexual or explicit conduct will STRICTLY BE PROHIBITED).  The club will have students helping students every Friday if some students need help with academics to ensure students are in good academic standing.  The members of the Nerd Culture Club want to create a safe and friendly environment where students can share common interest and help one another.  

The educational purpose of this club will be to open a window into an American subculture that is often ignored and misunderstood.  This club will explore the different levels of the demographics and allow members to learn about the positive sides of this life style.

Advisor:  Joseph Crowley                                 Phone: 401-333-7044

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

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.

Advisors: Isabel Trombetti/ Gerald Williams/ Amanda M. Vanner

Phone: 401-333-7274/ 401-333-7262

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

Phone: 401-333-7144/ 401-333-7449

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                                        Phone: 401-333-7095

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                                 Phone: 401-333-7449

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 CCRI Chapter of the Student American Dental Assistants Association (SADAA) stresses the education and current practices in this area of the Dental Health profession.  Students are encouraged to participate in conferences and attend State meetings.  Special events and fundraising activities are held by the group and members participate in a variety of community service projects throughout the year.

Advisor:  Kerri Friel                                               Phone: 401-333-7277

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 oral health presentations to target groups, collecting aluminum tabs to donate to Shriner's Children's Hospital, partnering with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, various fund-raising walks, and volunteering for the RI Mission of Mercy held in June at CCRI.

Advisor: Kathi Duffy-Thorpe                            Phone: 401-333-7225

Phi Theta Kappa ( Honor Society )

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society organization for 2-year 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 60 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                                    Phone: 401-455-6106 (Providence)

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 Warwick and Providence 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. When possible, students attend the New England Psychology Association Conference in the fall, or 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 of any major at any CCRI campus are encouraged to apply.

Advisor:  Isabel Trombetti                                         Phone: 401-333-7274

Student Nurses' Organization (SNO)

The purpose of this organization is to enhance the development of student nurses and professionals.  Club activities are designed to foster nursing students; understanding of the role of the nurse in today's health care system, to encourage participation in community service projects and to provide a supportive social network for students in the Nursing Program.  SNO's goal is to promote professional and social unity among the members of this organization, the Student Nurses' Association of Rhode Island (SNARI), and the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). All students in the CCRI Nursing program are members of the CCRI Student Nurses' Organization and are eligible for membership in SNARI and the NSNA.

Advisors: Elaine Amato-Vealey and Patricia Kelling

Phone: 401-524-6413

Flanagan Non-Active Student Clubs/Organizations

To reactivate, contact your respective Student Government.

  • Black American Student Association
  • Cultural Program
  • Dance Club
  • Digital Arts Club
  • French Club
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals
  • Portuguese Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Role Players Guild
  • Spanish Club
  • Students for Environmental Action
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