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More than 2,000 take part in All College Week

A message from President Di Pasquale, April 21, 2010

CCRI President Ray M. Di PasqualeMore than 2,000 people were active participants in All College Week events last week and several thousand others will benefit from the good works of our students, faculty and staff. It began with the Technology Open House on Friday, April 9, where more than 100 high school students visited the college to learn about the future of technology and their role in it. On Saturday, April 10, nearly 500 visitors came to CCRI for the second annual Education Expo 2010 and 150 applications for degree or certificate programs for Fall 2010 were received. Congressman Langevin hosted the Rhode Island Summit on the Economy on Monday, April 12, with more than 75 business leaders in attendance. Community service was the focus of our attention on Tuesday, April 13, as more than 170 students, faculty and staff spent the day volunteering at six nonprofit organizations located around the state.

Our fourth annual Wellness Fair attracted hundreds of visitors interested in learning more about the issues that affect their health on Wednesday, April 14. Also Wednesday, the Human Services Club on CCRI’s Lincoln campus sponsored two educational and social services presentations by Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, an originator of cognitive behavioral therapy. The Salute to the Arts on Thursday, April 15, saw visiting artist Amy Freeman speak about her work to students in two presentations in Lincoln and Warwick. Also highlighting the arts was the CCRI Players’ premier performance of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Nearly 600 members of the college community attended Professional Development Day on Friday, April 16, and enthusiastically participated in more than 50 seminars and events. The week ended on Sunday, April 18, when more than 230 guests viewed the induction of Jack Renza, CCRI faculty member and managing director of Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd. and Laurie White, president of the 2,700-member Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, into the CCRI Hall of Fame.

To everyone that was involved in the planning of these outstanding events, the college community thanks you for your efforts.

Photos from each of the All College Week events can be found at the Photo Gallery page of the Marketing and Communications' website.

Additional photos from Professional Development Day and the Hall of Fame ceremony will be posted next week.


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