CCRI releases illustrative history of the college

'Community College of Rhode Island:
An Illustrated History, The Rhode Island
Junior College Years'

An inside spread of the book

In celebration of its 45th anniversary, the Community College of Rhode Island announces the release of a new book, an illustrative history of the state's only community college. Called "Community College of Rhode Island: An Illustrated History, The Rhode Island Junior College Years," the book chronicles the development of the college from its foundation in 1964 as Rhode Island Junior College through the institution's name change in 1980 to Community College of Rhode Island.

The 48-page book includes biographies of founding faculty and administrators and was written and produced by two former staff members of the college's Marketing and Communications Department.

A limited edition of 500 copies of the book were printed and are available for sale. Proceeds from all book sales will support a scholarship for a student studying the arts at the college.

How to order

cover imageThe book can be purchased directly from the Department of Marketing and Communications. To order, complete the order form and return to the department address in the right column above with payment by check of $19.95 plus $3 shipping each. Checks should be made to CCRI Foundation.

Contact Information

For MEDIA Inquiries contact

Amy Kempe
Director, Marketing & Communications
Office: 401-825-2028
Cell: 401-925-7726

Main Office
Knight Campus
Third floor, main building


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Last Updated: 7/31/18