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Alumni Association

"CCRI students and alumni demonstrate perseverance every day by achieving personal and professional goals no matter what- for us, that's GRIT."

-Toni McGuire '75, President Alumni Association
Ret. President CEO, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

We are 80,000 alumni strong, and we are at the center of Rhode Island’s economy as entrepreneurs and business leaders; nurses and healthcare professionals; educators and community changemakers. The largest community college in New England, we are also on a path to be the best. While each of us has our own CCRI story, we are connected by shared experience, drive and opportunity. Today’s students are finding their own path, and you, our alumni, have paved the way for their success.

Our Alumni Association is led by a dedicated group of volunteers, our Alumni Association Assembly. This group works closely with CCRI's Foundation Board of Trustees, President Hughes, and our Foundation team to build programs and experiences that invigorate and enliven our student, alumni and state experience – with a goal to provide critical resources for CCRI students and alumni.

We invite you to to reconnect and engage with CCRI. Follow our Alumni Association of Facebook and join our LinkedIn group today.

Alumni Association Officers

  • Antonia "Toni" McGuire MPH '75, President - Ret. President and CEO
    Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
  • Thomas W. Quinlan Jr. '96, Treasurer - Vice President, Commercial Lending
    HarborOne Bank
  • Mariela Lucaj '18, Chair, Alumni Diversity Council - Registered Nurse and MBA candidate

Alumni Association Assembly

  • Mayor Maria Rivera '99 - Mayor, Central Falls, Rhode Island
  • Ezenwayi Amaechi Ph.D. '03 - Assistant Professor,
    Johnson & Wales University
  • Senator Sandra Cano '04 - RI Senator - District 8,
    Director of Commerce City of Pawtucket
  • Kathleen "Kathy" Charbonneau '83 - Vice President, Director of Community Relations
  • David Chy '13 - Director,
    Office of the President, National Wildlife Federation
  • Aida Crosson '89 - Director of Administration, RI Department of Attorney General.
  • Jason Doyle '10 - Director- Outreach Coordinator,
    Operation Stand Down Rhode Island
  • Adam Arabian '06 - Vice President, Consumer Cards, Goldman Sachs 
  • Lawrence "Larry" Gemma '77 -President,
    Gem Plumbing & Heating Inc.
  • Malida Khim '19 - Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist,
    Definitive Healthcare
  • Lisa Miranda '02 - Director of Operations and Marketing
    PJM Home Inspections
  • Alexandra "Allie" Curtis '18 - 110th Public Affairs Detachment Commander, Rhode Island National Guard 
  • Sondra Pitts '66 - Retired Educator, Cranston Public Schools
  • Lou Saccoccio Jr '68 - Ret. General Council, URI
  • Senator David P. Tikoian '89 - Senator - District 22, Deputy General Manager, Providence Water Supply Board
  • Kinzel Thomas '10 - Vice President of Equity and Community Development, Family Service of Rhode Island.
  • Jeffrey Wright Jr. '08 - Assistant Principal, Veterans Memorial elementary School

Ex-Officio Assembly Members

  • Robert G. Gondola
    Campus Leader - Flanagan, Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement and College Relations
    Community College of Rhode Island
  • Meghan Hughes Ph.D.
    Community College of Rhode Island

Your Gift to our Alumni Annual Fund Supports:

Alumni Association Book Award

Provides financial support for books and supplies to students, enrolled in a degree or certificate program at CCRI. Eligible students have successfully completed 12 credits at CCRI with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Alumni Association Scholarship

Supports students engaged in college and community activities with financial aid. Eligible students have successfully completed more than 30 credits at CCRI and have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Alumni Special Circumstances Fund

Support a student through unexpected financial emergencies.

Make a gift today here.

CCRI Alumni Association Benefits

On Campus Facilities and Services:

Library Access - Bring your Rhode Island license or a picture ID for the use of the resources available at any CCRI library. This includes borrowing privileges.

Knight Campus and Flanagan Campus Field House Fitness Center, gymnasium and pool - Bring the address label from your Green & White magazine for admission, or contact the Alumni Office.


Are you interested in connecting with CCRI alumni and students? Our Alumni Association members bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to support our Foundation fundraising and engagement efforts in support of CCRI students. Email us at [email protected] to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.