Community College of Rhode Island

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A message from the President

Oct. 15, 2010

CCRI's annual Changing Lives Celebration is Oct. 21 at the Liston Campus in Providence. The CCRI Foundation will hold its fourth annual "Changing Lives Celebration," honoring three outstanding community leaders while raising funds to help even more students achieve their dreams. We will honor U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, Roberta J. Winters and Honeywell as leaders in education, community and business, respectively, during the event held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Liston Campus in Providence. I hope you will join us!

Our three deserving honorees have all been constant friends and supporters of CCRI. Senator Reed truly believes in the mission of the college and understands the vital role that it serves in Rhode Island’s economic landscape. A member of CCRI’s Hall of Fame, Senator Reed has consistently worked to safeguard the well being and future of the college.

Roberta Jenkins Winters and her late husband, Arthur Jenkins, chose to establish a scholarship at CCRI now worth more than $85,000 to support inner-city students who could not afford the cost of an education. Roberta continues to support the college. She recently participated in a 71-mile bike-a-thon and asked friends and family to support her with donation to CCRI.

Honeywell has been a longtime supporter of CCRI. The company has supported a number of CCRI activities, including the Fall Golf Classic and Alumni Association golf tournament and has contributed to the Ferland/DiMaria Student Assistance scholarship since 1993.

The event will feature wine and beer as well as hors d'oeuvres from Russell Morin Fine Catering and will include music by CCRI students. Silent and live auction items - including a one-week stay at a home in Idaho, gift baskets from academic departments, tickets to cultural events, dinner with me and more - also will be available. Tickets to the event cost $65. Make reservations online or call 333-7150 for more information.

Please join me for an evening of fun and festivities as we honor these three community leaders.

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