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The week of March 19 through March 23, 2007, Community College of Rhode Island celebrated the Inauguration of Ray M. Di Pasquale as the college's fourth president.

Acknowledgements

Delegates

William H. Twaddell, Ambassador (Ret.), Brown University (1764)
Dr. Heather C. Smith, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services, Bridgewater State College (1840)
Dr. John Nazarian, President, Rhode Island College (1854)
Dr. David Lux, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Bryant University, (1863)
Dr. John R. Halstead, President, SUNY Brockport (1867)
Dr. Robert L. Carothers, President, University of Rhode Island (1892)
Dr. John B. Clark, Interim President, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (1908)
Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., President, Providence College (1917)
Dr. Thomas M. Sabbagh, Dean of Continuing Education & Graduate Studies, Salve Regina University (1934)
Thomas Wylie, Senior Vice President and Provost, New England Institute of Technology (1940)
Dr. Paul E. Raverta, President, Berkshire Community College (1960)
Philip J. Sisson, Academic Dean, Cape Cod Community College (1961)
James Daniels, Dean of Student Services, Naugatuck Valley Community College (1962)
Dr. Gail E. Carberry, President, Quinsigamond Community College (1963)
Dr. John J. Sbrega, President, Bristol Community College (1965)
Dr. Patrick Tigue, Vice President for Enrollment Management/Student Affairs,
Springfield Technical Community College (1967)
Dr. Margaret Bauer, Dean, Research & Development, Gateway Community College (1968)

Faculty Marshals

Nick Alteri
Sue Apshaga
Renee Benedetti
Paula Cardillo
Lynda Codega
Kerri Friel
Julie Galleshaw
Kathy Gazzola
Kay Johnson
Maddie Josephs
Dave Kaplan
Terri Kless
Denise Lazo
Deb Lilli
Pat Lucas
Phil Miller
John Panzica
Sharon Perkins
Carol Rowey
Denise Turgeon
Ed Zanella

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Dr. Joseph & Linda Amaral
Jack & Marianne Renza
Dennis Moore, Inauguration Coordinator
Marisa Albini
Roger Begin
Robert Delaney
William Ferland
Lela Morgan
Sondra Pitts
Ronald Schertz
Solomon A. Solomon
Charles Sullivan
Ruth Sullivan
Deborah Zielinski

Arts and Culture Sub-Committee
Charles Sullivan, Chair
Mary Benton
Berthold Silverberg
Susie Swenson

Community Service Sub-Committee
Ronald Schertz, Co-chair
Rebecca Yount, Co-chair
Vincent Balasco
Robyn Greene
Joshua Klemp
Elizabeth Mancini
Linda Manish
Dennis Moore
Thomas Morrissey
Camille Numrich
Brenda Pacheco
William Pellicio
Patricia Simanski
Jack White

Facilities & IT Support Sub-Committee
William Ferland, Chair
Michael Archetto
Rick Brito
Tony DeSouza
James Ellis
Jim Kirby
Edna Mattson
Linda Richard
Steven Rooney

Fundraising Sub-Committee
Roger Begin, Co-Chair
Robert Delaney, Co-Chair
Marisa Albini
Dennis Moore
Louis Pullano
Deborah Zielinski

Inauguration Reception Committee
Linda Amaral, Co-Chair
Marianne Renza, Co-Chair
Marisa Albini
Ellen Ogrodnik
Mary Baker
Geraldine Peixoto
Sondra Pitts
Jean Potvin
Deborah Zielinski

Inauguration Support Sub-Committee
Deborah Zielinski, Chair
Marisa Albini
Ellen Beauvais
Melissa Bigelli
Karen Bouchard
Deborah Carr
Mona Coppola
Tonia Fay
Diane Homsany
Linda Manish
Robin McDuff
Ellen Ogrodnik
Mary Baker
Geraldine Peixoto
Teresa Squizzero

Installation and Academic
Protocol Sub-Committee

Lela Morgan, Chair
James Essex
Ralph Florio
Kathleen Gazzola
Jerry Hatfield
Kay Johnson
Maddie Josephs
Yvonne Kadelski
Denise Lazo
Edward Madonna
Leigh Martin
John Panzica
Sharon Perkins
Ruth Sullivan
Luke Sutherland
Susie Swenson
Cathy Tessier

PR and Communications
Sub-Committee

Dennis Moore, Chair
Diana Creed
David Fischbach
Gene Grande
Norm Grant
Laura Hart
Diane Homsany
Jim Kirby
Christina O’Reilly

Professional Development Day
Committee

Marisa Albini, Co-Chair
Ruth Sullivan, Co-Chair
Renee Benedetti
Mona Coppola
Michael Cunningham
Robert Delaney
Robin Donnelly
David Fischbach
Naglaa Gaafar
Norm Grant
Robyn Greene
Jerry Hatfield
Ed Jacques
Tracy Karasinski
Jane King
Elizabeth Mancini
Edna Mattson
Marjorie Norquist
Camille Numrich
Michelle O’Brien
Christina O’Reilly
Amanda Overend
Joseph Pavone
Mary Baker
Carol Rowey
Tom Skouras
Sandy Sokoll
Sharyn Vicente
Deb Zielinski

Special thanks to:

The Community College of Rhode Island expresses its deep appreciation to the talented employees of the Providence office of Herff Jones Company of Indiana, Inc. for their creation, design and donation of the Presidential Medallion. The medallion, a symbol of the educational leadership embodied in the office of President of the Community College of Rhode Island, is a treasure that will be
valued by all future leaders of the community college.

CCRI Physical Plant and College Police staffs on all campuses.


President's State of the College Address - Wednesday, March 21

President's Inaugural Address - Friday, March 23, 2007

Co-Chairs' Welcome - View the Web pages posted prior to the inauguration, including the co-chairs' welcome and full schedule of events.

Committee Members

Program [downloadable pdf]

Photos

Inauguration Ceremony - Friday, March 23

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