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Campus Executive Committee

Michael Palazzolo

Director of Administration:
Anthony Mikulskis

Interim Director of Finance: 
Carmen Palazzolo

Director of Activities:       Samira Miranda

Director of Marketing and Public Relations:
Bryan Morillo

Director of Student Relations:
Carmen Palazzolo

Office Manager:
Ginger Irons

Campus Dean

Dr. Rebecca Yount
Associate Dean of Student Life

Campus Advisor

Barry O'Connor Jr.


Liston Student Government

Welcome! We hope that you can find a club that interests you in Student Life at CCRI! If you notice there is a club or organization that isn't represented at our campus, or you would like to create a new club/organization please see the Office of Student Life's website.

Student clubs and organizations are responsible for sending updated contact information and revised club constitutions to the Office of Student Life and the Office of Student Government. Please email such information to your Liston Student Government at and Dr. Rebecca Yount, Associate Dean, Office of Student Life at

Liston Active Student Clubs

Cape Verdean Student Association

The Cape Verdean Student Association will introduce the culture's dances, music, food, language, customs, and people to all CCRI students as well as provide a network & connections to students on & off campus. The main purpose is to educate the Community College of Rhode Island students, facility & staff of the Cape Verdean Culture through a variety of programs and activities during the semesters. Students are welcome to join the CCRI Cape Verdean Student Association at Liston Campus & check out the CCRI CVSA Facebook group page: 

Advisor: Barry J. O'Connor Jr.

Collegiate DECA

Collegiate Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA) has three chapters operating out of the Knight, Flanagan, and Liston campuses. Delta Epsilon Chi members are enrolled in Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and other business-oriented programs. This co-curricular organization has over 180,000 members internationally. The goals of Delta Epsilon Chi are to prepare its members for their future career goals by focusing on leadership, development, community service activities and competition. Annually, members travel to an international conference to compete in various career areas to win awards, scholarships, prizes and obtain job opportunities. This club combines educational and social skills into a dynamic club for all business students.

Advisor: Joanne Orabone

Dance Club

The purpose of the CCRI Dance Team is meant to allow students the opportunity to promote athletics and school spirit. The team’s goal is to help enhance camaraderie and passion for CCRI, its missions and goals of the Office of Student Life.

Advisor:  Ellen Mroz

English Language Learners' Club

The English Language Learner’ Club (EELC) is a support group for students who have English as a second language.  Students joining this club will meet on a bi-weekly basis to practice speaking the English Language.  The club seeks to provide an environment where students can meet to share and discuss the challenges of being a bilingual student.  Members will participate in various activities that will offer:

  • Academic and personal development opportunities in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • A sense of community and opportunity to connect with other students with similar experiences and backgrounds.
  • The development of intercultural competency skills.

Advisor :  Walter Crocker

Magic: The Gathering Club

The Magic: The Gathering club prides itself on creating an environment that allows students to learn and play the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game. The club also provides students with the resources to create and modify decks to allow for tournament play.

Advisor: Ronald Andruchuk

Spanish Club

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to promote the study of the Spanish language and culture through a variety of programs and activities. The Spanish Club will provide CCRI students with an opportunity to practice and improve their Spanish language skills in a structured, organized manner. Complimentary study abroad assistance and Spanish tutoring will be provided during most meetings.

Advisor: Elizabeth Morais

Student Veterans Organization

The purpose of the Student Veterans Organization will be to provide a network of support for military veterans, their families and supporters. Secondly, our purpose is to educate the college community about the experiences of military veterans and work with the college administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans.

Advisor:  Kevin Ziegelmayer 

Triangle Alliance

The Triangle Alliance is an organization for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, and questioning students and staff as well as allies. We aim to create a safe, affirming space for people to talk about issues of gender and sexual orientation on and off campus.  Our goals are to support LGBTQQ members of the CCRI community and to engage the community as a whole in conversations about gender, sexuality, identity, and justice.

Advisor:  Kathi A. Moore

Liston Active Student Organizations

Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society)

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society organization for community and junior colleges throughout the United States and abroad. Its intent is to recognize the most successful students academically. To be eligible for entrance at the Community College of Rhode Island, students must have a 3.75 GPA or above, with a minimum of 24 and no more than 48 earned credits, be a matriculating, degree-seeking student and be of good character. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is regarded as a high honor and is noted on student's transcript

Advisor: Laurie Sherman

Liston Non-Active Student Clubs/Organizations

Black American Student Association

The Black American Student Association was founded in order to provide a means of minority expression on matters concerning Black American students of CCRI. The organization's goals are to advance Black American students' welfare and interests, elevate Black American students' social, cultural, and educational opportunities as well as foster third world students' participation in college life.

Advisor:  Jackie Mane

Criminal Justice Association (Law Enforcement Club)

The purpose of the organization shall be to improve criminal justice through educational activities. The club also will foster and promote professionalism in the criminal justice profession, promote issues, encourage the establishment and expansion of higher ethical conduct, professional training, and higher education in the criminal justice students at the Community College of Rhode Island. 

Advisor: Kenneth Dupuis

Human Services Club

The Human Service Club provides students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the field of human services. Club meetings are held bi-monthly from September to May. Focusing on the interests of its members, the club meetings generally consist of topic speakers, organization of community service activities with a variety of non-profit agencies, films, visitations, and group discussions. Participation in the annual New England Conference, as well as local conferences, is available to club members. The policies of the Human Services Club are in unison with the policies of the New England Organization of Human Services, which serves as a medium of communication among New England Human Service faculty, practitioners and students. Membership to this club and participation in its diversity of the human service fields allows students to acquire the knowledge and skill competencies for fostering the development of better professionals for tomorrow's world. 

Advisor: TBA

Kappa Beta Delta

This organization is an honor society that recognizes students for their academic achievements in associate degree programs of business administration. Kappa Beta Delta member institutions are accredited through the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The purposes of the Society are to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Advisor: John Ribezzo

Nonviolence Club

The Nonviolence Club’s mission is to educate students on the history, philosophy, and principals of nonviolence; also to teach conflict resolution skills & techniques with hopes to promote nonviolence both on campus and in the community.

Advisor: Jean Civil

Psi Beta (Psychology Honor Society)

Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior college students. Its purpose is to promote and recognize general scholarship and interest in psychology, at two-year colleges in the United States. At CCRI, a student must have completed two courses in psychology, including General, with a "B" average, have a 3.0 cumulative index with 16 or more earned credits, and be of good character. The Chapter has regular meetings in conjunction with the Psychology Club to learn more about the field. Also, several students attend the New England Psychology Association Conference in the fall, and when possible, the Eastern Psychology Association Conference in the spring. The Chapter has at least one or two service learning projects, including activities with the local Head Start Program. Qualified candidates at any CCRI campus are encouraged to apply.

Advisor: Dr. Edmond Zuromski

Former Liston Student Clubs/Organizations

  • Asian Club
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
  • Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
  • Student Nurses' Organization

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Last Updated: 8/19/14