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Contact Information

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Campus Executive Committee

Michael Palazzolo

Executive VP:
Ginger Irons

Oscar Rosa

Director of Activities:       Samira Miranda

Marketing Officer:
Tania Hernandez

Public Relations Officer:
Alice Dele

Director of Student Relations:
Carmen Palazzolo

Office Manager:
Esthefany Polanco

Anthony Mikulskis


Campus Dean

Dr. Rebecca Yount
Associate Dean of Student Life

Campus Advisor

Barry O'Connor Jr.


Liston Student Government

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 Liston Student Government at and Dr. Rebecca Yount, Associate Dean, Office of Student Life at

Liston Active Student Clubs

CCRI Multicultural Association

The purpose of the Multicultural Association is to promote the study of diverse cultural music, food, and traditions through a variety of programs & activities.  The Multicultural Association will provide CCRI students with an opportunity to exchange cultural knowledge as well as allow English Language Learner students to practice and improve their English language skills in a structured, organized manner.

Advisor: Dr. Walter Crocker                              Phone: 401-455-6011

Collegiate DECA

Collegiate Delta Epsilon Chi (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: Joanne Orabone                                  Phone: 401-455-6107

Spanish Club

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to promote the study of the Spanish language and culture through a variety of programs and activities. The Spanish Club will provide CCRI students with an opportunity to practice and improve their Spanish language skills in a structured, organized manner. Complimentary study abroad assistance and Spanish tutoring will be provided during most meetings.

Advisor: Idis Roman                                   Phone: 401-455-6073

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

Liston Active Student Organizations

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)
Advisor: Susan Apshaga
Phone: 401-825-2352 (Warwick)


Liston Non-Active Student Clubs/Organizations

To reactivate, contact your respective Student Government.

  • Asian Club
  • Black American Student Association                         
  • Cape Verde Student Association
  • Criminal Justice Association (Law Enforcement Club)
  • Dance Club
  • Human Services Club
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
  • Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
  • Magic: The Gathering Club
  • Nonviolence Club
  • Psi Beta (Psychology Honor Society)
  • Student Nurses' Organization
  • Triangle Alliance

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Last Updated: 10/13/15