CCRI Alumni Association

Welcome to the college’s Alumni Association webpage. For those of you who are not familiar with the group, it’s not an exclusive club with a secret handshake. In fact, if you graduated from CCRI, completed a certificate program or earned a minimum 30 credits, you are automatically a member.

And membership has its advantages. Each year the association sponsors a number of activities for alumni like social gatherings and outings. Members also have the opportunity to volunteer on behalf of the college -what better way to honor your CCRI education than to help a current student in pursuit of theirs?

As you browse these pages, catch up on the latest college news and learn more about association activities. Whether it’s been 10 years or 20 years since you left one of CCRI’s campuses, you are and always will be a part of this college.

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Alumni Association Mission

The Community College of Rhode Island Alumni Association hereby adopts the principles of the Mission of the College. We are further dedicated to the development of alumni programs designed to encourage and support new students, recent graduates, the alumni, faculty and staff of the College. We provide economic support to the current students along with lifetime networking opportunities and career guidance to all alumni. When appropriate to do so, we advocate on behalf of the College, its faculty and staff in all forums. Our Association will facilitate mutual growth to support and benefit the alumni, the College, its students, and the community in a manner that enriches the lives of our members and the quality of the institution. (Adopted: October 2013)

Antonia G. McGuire MPH ’75, President

Retired: President and CEO 
Employer: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Thomas W. Quinlan Jr. ’96, Treasurer

Job title: Vice President, Business Relationship Manager 
Employer: Citizens Bank

Sondra V. Pitts ’66, Secretary

Retired: Teacher

Joseph T. Fleming ’74, Immediate Past President

Job title: President 
Employer: Fleming & Associates

CCRI Alumni Association Board Members

Candida Castillo, D.D.S. ’94

Job title: Dentist
Employer: Aesthetic Dental Studio of Rhode Island

Ana A. Cruz ’92

Job title: Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
Employer: Kent Hospital

Terrence M. “Mike” Gallagher ’75

Retired: State of Rhode Island

Lawrence T. Gemma ’77

Job title: President
Employer: Gem Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Joshua M. Klemp ’04

Job title: State Director
Employer: SkillsUSA

Marjorie H. Martiesian ’66

Retired: Providence School Teacher

Lou J. Saccoccio, Jr. '68

Job title: General Counsel
Employer: University of Rhode Island

David P. Tikoian ’89

Job title: Chief of Police
Employer: North Providence Police

Ex-Officio Board Members

Robert G. Gondola

Job title: Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement and College Relations
Employer: Community College of Rhode Island

Meghan Hughes, Ph.D.

Job title: President
Employer: Community College of Rhode Island

The CCRI Alumni Association needs you!

If you're a proud graduate of the college and want to let it show, apply to join the CCRI Alumni Association board of directors. Bring your energy, enthusiasm and ideas to our group, and help CCRI continue its tradition of helping students change their lives and achieve their dreams. If you’d like to apply to join the board of directors, e-mail us at

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Last Updated: 8/19/19