Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New England's largest public, two-year, degree granting college

New England's largest public, two-year, degree granting college
Cummunity College of Rhode Island This college's history begins in 1964 at the first campus named, Knight Campus in Warwick, RI known at this time as Rhode Island Junior College, it was changed to Community College of
Rhode Island to reflect its true mission in 1980, with an enrollment of only 325 students to the present day enrollment of more than 16,000 students.

There are four main campuses, Lincoln, Warwick, Providence and Newport. A secondary Providence Campus is located in the historic Shepard Building in the heart of downtown Providence and a satellite facility in Westerly.
The Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, RI, occupies a 300 acre site off Louisquisset Pike in Lincoln. It features one building composed of three connected modules, totaling nearly 7 1/2 acres of floor space. The building includes such innovative features as solar panels and computerized temperature control. There is a swimming pool at this Flanagan Campus in the fieldhouse. Students study, learn and relax in modern, comfortable surroundings.
Flanagan Campus
1762 Louisquisset PikeLincoln, Rhode Island 02865-4585
Telephone: (401) 333-7000
Directions:If traveling North or South on Route 146: Take the Exit to Route 123.
Turn left at junction of Routes 123 and 246; continue to Campus entrance.The College provides a variety of career, technical and academic programs allowing many graduating students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Community College of Rhode Island has grown to meet the goals of its founders. "For nearly 40 years, the College's challenge has been to provide academic transfer programs, career oriented training and student support services of the highest caliber."It offers ducational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.CCRI strives to be Rhode Island's community college meeting the educational needs of the people of this state.

The Community College of Rhode Island will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln with a presentation and discussion at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, in Room 4080 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. This event, which is sponsored by the CCRI Foundation and endorsed by the Rhode Island Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, is open to the public. There is no fee to attend.

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Louise said...

I've not been around a lot of community colleges, but this seems to have more facilities than most. What a great thing for the students.

GrandmaKathleen said...

There are many facilities at this college for not only the students but for the community as a whole to take part in using as the pool and the classrooms.

Barbie said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Carver said...

Interesting post about the community college and good shots. I like learning about places I'm not familiar with and you did a good job of providing information for that with your my world post.

Connie said...

Hi Kathleen,
I have been "catching up" I love, love the church you have attended for so long! I find all of your posts so informative. One of these days I plan a trip up the Eastern coast to Maine. I love all your memories and pictures.

GrandmaKathleen said...

Thank you so much for leaving a first comment and most defintely please return and leave more comments.
BTW, I tried to go to your site using the link you left me,
but it said forbidden and I did not have authorized access.Sorry I could not visit you:(

GrandmaKathleen said...

Carver, I apprecicate your visits to my blog, I am glad you enjoyed the information and photos about my local Community College.

GrandmaKathleen said...

Connie I am pleased to have you visit and I am happy you enjoy my posts I love creating.

When you make that trip to the Eastern coast to Maine, if you come through Rhode Island, let me know, I would like to personally meet you. You can travel through RI in one hour very small state.

George said...

Very interesting post about the Community College of Rhode Island. Thanks for all the good information.

GrandmaKathleen said...

It is a great college at a low tuition, very affordable for those who have not the funds for a 4 year college or need the time to decide what they want to study.