Community College of Rhode Island

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Contact Information

Hope Schachter
Program Director

Antonio Lombardi
Program Assistant
Main Office
Liston Campus
2nd Floor, 2227
Tel: 401-825-2384
Michele Bourgeois
Liston Campus

Kelsey Dubuc

Knight/Flanagan Campus

Wale Fayanjuola
Liston Campus

Corey Fernandez
Knight Campus

Kemi Odufuye-Langley

Liston Campus

Rekha Rosha

Flanagan Campus

Program Overview


Connect to College is a student support service that has created a community of scholars with the intention of systematically changing the way students connect to CCRI. Our goal is to ease the college transition by serving as a bridge between C2C students and CCRI resources, which we believe will help them attain their goal of college graduation.


Each C2C scholar is assigned a Concierge Coordinator on one of the four CCRI campuses. Coordinators advise their students throughout their academic career at CCRI and connect them with essential campus services such as Financial Aid, the Office of Careers and Internships, JAA, and many others. Additional program benefits include:

  • Text books for LRCT1020 (a 3 credit college success class) free to our students
  • The opportunity to network with students and professionals that are part of the CCRI Community
  • The opportunity to brush up on academic skills and retake the Accuplacer for free, with the goal of test out of developmental, noncredit bearing classes
  • Monthly optional workshops that help students build the skills necessary to be successful in College
Eligibility and Requirements

In order to become a Connect to College scholar, students must be in their first or second semester at CCRI. Additionally, we make it our priority to service students who are low income, first generation, adult learners, or have placed into developmental college courses. It is required that upon admission to the program, students are committed to meeting with their concierge coordinators at least twice a month.

Connect to College is a College Access Challenge Grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the RI Office of Higher Education

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Last Updated: 12/28/13