Human Resources News & Announcements


Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the CCRI community:

  • Maria Cecilia Dursi, Associate Director of Human Resources.
  • Anthony Mabray, Counselor-Student Development. 

Nominate a Colleague for Recognition

Do you know someone at CCRI who has significantly improved the way you work, helped you grow professionally, or always goes above and beyond to help others? How about a rising star or an excellent instructor?

Consider nominating your colleagues for an Employee Recognition Award by April 13. The categories are:

This award acknowledges the importance of applying better solutions to the way we accomplish work at the college.  Nominate an employee, faculty member or team who, through a new idea, technology or approach, has developed and/or implemented an advancement that has significantly improved the way work is performed.


This award recognizes an individual whom the college community has consistently acknowledged for going above and beyond in the delivery of quality service. This includes continually displaying exceptional courtesy, diplomacy and helpfulness to students, faculty, staff and visitors to the degree that it leaves a lasting impression. Nominate a colleague who always goes that extra mile.


Please consider nominating someone to whom you owe a debt of gratitude for providing wisdom, guidance, support and advocacy. This individual may be a wise and trusted faculty or staff member who has helped you grow personally and professionally here at CCRI.


If you find yourself wondering how you ever got along before the arrival of your new employee, please consider nominating him or her for this award. It will be presented to an individual employed by the college for less than two years who has exceeded performance expectations and established himself or herself as an essential member of the team by quickly adding value to his or her department.


To recognize the central importance of teaching to the mission of the Community College of Rhode Island, the Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence will be presented to one full-time faculty member and one adjunct faculty member who:

• Challenges and inspires students to excel
• Consistently employs effective teaching methods and techniques
• Establishes a positive and collaborative learning environment
• Demonstrates extensive knowledge of and a passion for the subject matter
• Communicates the subject matter clearly
• Plans and organizes all course material in a way that significantly enhances the learning experience
• Encourages and supports feedback, respecting all points of view
• Is a valuable resource to students and colleagues
• Fosters collaboration, communication and cooperation among colleagues • Is actively engaged with peers on the issues of teaching and learning
• Actively participates in both broad-based and discipline specific professional development activities
• Participates and provides leadership in activities outside the classroom representing the college and students, including committee work and community outreach.

Please submit the faculty nomination form located on the Academic Affairs site by Friday, April 13.  Please contact the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at ext. 2142 for further information.

Please forward the staff nomination formwith your recommendation to Sheri Norton, Director of Human Resources, at the Knight Campus by Friday, April 13.  Only nominations received on the official form by the closing date will be considered.

Each category recipient will be acknowledged at the Employee Recognition Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 4, at the Knight Campus in Warwick, receive a $150 check from the CCRI Alumni Association, and a framed certificate, and have his or her name engraved on the employee recognition plaque located in the Human Resources Office.



No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with a financial consultant can help you create a unique plan for your goals. And, it's at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?
  • How do I plan for short-term goals such as saving for a house or education expenses?
  • How do I manage debt, save money and balance various financial priorities at the same time?

CCRI's TIAA representative, Dan Samson, will be on campus on the following dates. Register for a session to get an action plan created especially for you. Register at or call 800-732-8353 weekdays, 8am to 8pm (ET).

Day & Date Time Campus Location
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 8am - 4pm Providence Room 1134
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 8am - 4pm Warwick Room 3140

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Employees interested in scheduling an appointment with CCRI's MetLife Representative, Jake Darsch, please call 401-243-8823 or via email for one-on-one counseling.

VALIC Retirement

Are you ready for the inevitable changes that occur in everyone’s life? Life is a journey. It can be full of bumps and potholes; making it quite hectic. Taking the time to make financial decisions will make the journey much more rewarding now and down the road. While we all have good intentions to get our finances in order, we may not take the time or even know where to start.

CCRI's Valic representative, Garfield Davidson, can help you develop a plan for your financial goals, your dreams, and your life’s journey. Garfield will be on campus on the following dates. Set up an appointment with Garfield by calling 401-413-2920 or via email at

Day & Date Time Campus Location
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10am-2pm Providence Room 2229
Thursday, April 26, 2018 10am-2pm Warwick Room 2240


Rewards for Wellness Program

We encourage you to take part in the Rewards for Wellness program, as it provides you with educational resources to learn about your health and to become an informed healthcare consumer, as well as activities to help you make changes for a healthier future. All State of Rhode Island employees are eligible to participate in the Rewards for Wellness programs and screenings*, so we hope you will engage with us and tell your co-workers and friends to participate as well.

For the most up to date program information visit

MetLife Workshops

The Darsch-DiNapoli Team is pleased to announce the upcoming “Workshops at the Crossings”, an exciting series of monthly workshops on various topics important in helping you achieve the future you want. As you go through various stages of your life, your financial needs change and different opportunities become available. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed financial decisions with confidence.

We invite you to attend as many of the workshops as you would like. All workshops are complimentary and there is absolutely no obligation.

Reservations are required for the workshops listed below. Please click on the workshop to reserve a spot. 

Workshop Date Time Location
Financial Goal Setting Thursday, May 3, 2018  4:30pm - 5:30pm Warwick Campus, Room 1134
Planning for Long Term Care Tuesday, June 5, 2018  4:30pm - 5:30pm Warwick Campus, Room 1134


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Last Updated: 4/25/18