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Employee Spotlight: Maya Geraldo

Employee Spotlight: Maya Geraldo

June 19, 2024

With a nomination from Interim President Rosemary Costigan, Maya was recently honored as one of Providence Business News’ 40 Under Forty for 2024, an annual awards program that recognizes young leaders based on their career success and involvement within their communities.  

Spring 2024 Dean's List

Spring 2024 Dean's List

June 03, 2024

Students enrolled in a degree program who have completed 12 credits with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher this semester with no grade lower than “C” are eligible for this scholastic honor.

CCRI among Rhode Island schools supported by Ørsted's proposed $5.5M Starboard Wind project

CCRI among Rhode Island schools supported by Ørsted's proposed $5.5M Starboard Wind project

May 31, 2024

Rhode Island’s offshore wind leader Ørsted announced higher education grant commitments totaling $5.5 million as part of its proposed Starboard Wind project, including a proposed $2 million to the Community College of Rhode Island.

CCRI launches its first Cannabis Training Program to meet workforce demands in fast-growing industry

CCRI launches its first Cannabis Training Program to meet workforce demands in fast-growing industry

May 29, 2024

With jobs in the cannabis industry nearly doubling in Rhode Island between 2022 and 2023, the Community College of Rhode Island is launching its eight-week Cannabis Training Program through the Division of Workforce Partnerships.

Torsiello's 'beautiful life' leads her to the commencement stage as CCRI's 2024 student speaker

Torsiello's 'beautiful life' leads her to the commencement stage as CCRI's 2024 student speaker

May 15, 2024

Meet Marissa Torsiello, a 30-year-old West Hartford, CT, native and Providence, RI, resident, who will deliver this year's address to the Class of 2024 following a near-decade long journey through healthcare providers and hospitals while battling a rare genetic disorder that left her unable to pursue her college education.

CCRI Foundation and Alumni Association elects two new members to its Board of Trustees

CCRI Foundation and Alumni Association elects two new members to its Board of Trustees

April 26, 2024

The CCRI Foundation and Alumni Association have elected Sergio Sousa, Regional Vice President of Marketing for Ballys Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort and Ballys Tiverton Casino & Hotel to the Alumni Association Assembly, and Rhode Island attorney, Rebecca E. Dupras, Esq., of Dupras Law, to the Board of Trustees.

CCRI Players close out the semester with production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

CCRI Players close out the semester with production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

April 24, 2024

Written in 1967 by Clark Gesner, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a musical based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts – a perfect opportunity for the Players to end the year on a light-hearted note following a stretch of heavy, thought-provoking performances dating back to 2021.

Broadway tour members visit Providence Campus next week to discuss life on the road

Broadway tour members visit Providence Campus next week to discuss life on the road

April 17, 2024

Students interested in a career in performing arts will have a unique opportunity next week to learn about life on the road from two well-traveled industry experts, Jay Carey and Christopher DeAngelis from the Broadway musical Company, during a free Q&A session at CCRI’s Providence Campus Theatre on Wednesday, April 24 at 4 pm.

First cohort of trainees graduates CCRI's GWO-certified Basic Safety Training program

First cohort of trainees graduates CCRI's GWO-certified Basic Safety Training program

April 11, 2024

Thirty-nine local residents are the first to complete the Global Wind Organisation (GWO)-certified Basic Safety Training curriculum at the state’s only offshore wind safety training center and are prepared to continue building fulfilling careers in America’s fast-growing offshore wind sector.

Class of 2022 grad Tavares gains acceptance into prestigious Juilliard School to pursue acting

Class of 2022 grad Tavares gains acceptance into prestigious Juilliard School to pursue acting

April 01, 2024

Less than a year after wrapping up a life-changing fellowship with The Gamm Theatre, 22-year-old Pawtucket, RI, native and Class of 2022 graduate Eddy Tavares is one of only a small percentage of applications who were accepted into Juilliard's four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Drama beginning in the Fall of 2024.

Unwilling to give up her dream, New Century Scholar Grace pursues a career in Archaeology

Unwilling to give up her dream, New Century Scholar Grace pursues a career in Archaeology

March 28, 2024

After an on-again, off-again journey to further her education, West Warwick, RI, native Kelly Grace earned the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's 2024 New Century Transfer Scholarship for the state of Rhode Island, awarding her $2,250 toward her pursuit of a career in Archaeology.

CCRI earns Military Friendly® School designation for the third year in a row

CCRI earns Military Friendly® School designation for the third year in a row

March 27, 2024

The Community College of Rhode Island has been named a 2024–25 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY, a data-driven military company that helps connect the military community to civilian employment.

Insurance training grad makes investment in herself to break into a satisfying new career

Insurance training grad makes investment in herself to break into a satisfying new career

March 26, 2024

Dorchester, MA, native and current Johnston, RI, resident Shamika Lyte initially worked in the construction industry fresh out of high school, but, thanks to CCRI's free Property and Casualty Insurance certification program, has found new life in a career that keeps her on her toes.

Social Sciences professor McCormack continues work to teach year-round inclusivity at CCRI

Social Sciences professor McCormack continues work to teach year-round inclusivity at CCRI

March 20, 2024

While February is known for the celebration of Black History Month and June is synonymous with Pride Month, among others, Suzanne McCormack works every day to ensure her students understand the importance of inclusivity and diversity while integrating such topics into her teachings throughout the year.

Budding artist and Promise scholar uses newfound ability to earn South Coast grant

Budding artist and Promise scholar uses newfound ability to earn South Coast grant

March 19, 2024

Jonathan Colombo, a second-year Rhode Island Promise scholar and Fine Arts major with a concentration in Art, was recently named the South Coast Artists' 2024 Youth Grant Award of Merit recipient – one of several grants awarded annually to motivated high school and college students under the age of 21 to explore their artistic potential beyond the everyday classroom setting.

Former Student Ambassador and Class of '18 grad De La Cruz earns prestigious Emerging Leader Award

Former Student Ambassador and Class of '18 grad De La Cruz earns prestigious Emerging Leader Award

March 18, 2024

Mileiry “Milly” De La Cruz, a Class of 2018 alumna and former Student Ambassador at CCRI, is the recipient of this year’s American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network Massachusetts Emerging Leader Award for her hard work and dedication to serving students.

Renowned director Pitts-Wiley joins CCRI Players for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Renowned director Pitts-Wiley joins CCRI Players for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

February 28, 2024

The CCRI Players are collaborating with director Jonathan Pitts-Wiley this week for a special production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a novel written by Ken Kesey that was later adapted into the historic 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson that went on to win all five major Academy Awards the year it was released.

Secretary of Education Cardona visits CCRI to advocate for more statewide CTE training

Secretary of Education Cardona visits CCRI to advocate for more statewide CTE training

February 21, 2024

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited the Community College of Rhode Island’s Warwick Campus today to discuss the need for more career pathways and career and technical education (CTE) programming and apprenticeships, especially in Latino communities, as part of Joe Biden’s President Joe Biden's Investing in America Tour, aimed to demonstrate how President Biden is delivering for underrepresented or minoritized communities across the country. 

CCRI teams with city of Providence to host the 2024 Pell Lecture Series

CCRI teams with city of Providence to host the 2024 Pell Lecture Series

February 14, 2024

CCRI is teaming with Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley and the Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism to host for the first time the 2024 Pell Lecture Series, set to take place Thursday, March 7 at the Liston Auditorium in Providence.

CCRI appoints new CIO, Director of Enterprise Applications to IT division

CCRI appoints new CIO, Director of Enterprise Applications to IT division

February 12, 2024

The college has announced the hiring of James Bradley as the new Chief Information Officer and Rajeev Jayadeva as its Director of Enterprise Applications.

Black History Month 2024

Black History Month 2024

February 05, 2024

February marks Black History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans in this country and acknowledge the lasting achievements of the people of the African diaspora who have shaped American history.

Fall 2023 Dean's List

Fall 2023 Dean's List

February 01, 2024

The Community College of Rhode Island announces its Fall 2023 Dean's List. Students enrolled in a degree program who have completed 12 credits with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher this semester with no grade lower than “C” are eligible for this scholastic honor.

Nursing professor Furtado named new Assistant Dean of Nursing

Nursing professor Furtado named new Assistant Dean of Nursing

January 24, 2024

Assistant Professor Lisa Furtado, a member of the college community since 2019, has been appointed Assistant Dean of Assistant Dean of Nursing.

A life-changing decision helps CCRI grad earn her dream career in Process Technology

A life-changing decision helps CCRI grad earn her dream career in Process Technology

January 09, 2024

After earning her certification through CCRI's free Division of Workforce Partnerships Process Technology program in 2021, Providence, RI, native Shakira Juliao is living out her new dream as a Manufacturing Associate for Amgen.

With compassion as a priority, Spirito wins prestigious PTA award

With compassion as a priority, Spirito wins prestigious PTA award

January 08, 2024

With an emphasis on teaching compassion and the art of building trust among clients, Toni Spirito – now an adjunct professor and Rehab Lab Coordinator for CCRI’s Rehabilitative Health Programs – earned the 2023 Rhode Island American Physical Therapy Association (RIAPTA) Zelia Celona Award.