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THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island has received two five-year TRIO grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $7.4 million to continue providing Rhode Island Educational Talent Search and Opportunity Center services to low-income, first-generation Rhode Island students. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI receives $7.4M in federal TRIO grants to support programs for...

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island announced Thursday that it has been awarded a pair of five-year U.S. Department of Education TRIO...
SOUNDING THE ALARM: Daniel Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says local schools need to be “aggressive in managing the decline in the number of high school graduates in the coming years.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Enrollment ‘headwinds’ coming for local colleges

Colleges and universities in Rhode Island will need to find creative ways to draw in promising students in the face of a steep enrollment...
Cecile Roberti

CCRI professor earns top teaching award

CECILE ROBERTI, a business and professional studies professor at the Community College of Rhode Island, recently received the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and...

Colleges prepare for fall semester with varying consequences for COVID protocol...

PROVIDENCE – As students head back to college, many local higher education institutions say they will strictly uphold vaccination requirements and crack down on...
INSPIRED: Virginia Magnan, clinical director at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, was inspired to leave her career in the nonprofit sector and return to school to get her nursing degree to work in hospice care after seeing in-home hospice caregivers provide services for her parents before they died. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Virginia Magnan

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Virginia Magnan | Clinical director, HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center Warwick native Virginia ­Magnan was working in the nonprofit sector...

We Make RI manufacturing training fair to help unemployed reenter workforce

CRANSTON – Manufacturing training organization We Make RI will host an in-person training fair on Wednesday. Workforce development organizations that will be on hand include...

Public dental hygiene clinics at CCRI to reopen in September

LINCOLN – The Community College of Rhode Island announced it will reopen its free dental hygiene clinics to the public at its Flanagan campus...
TRAINING HUB: Jennifer Menard, left, interim vice president of economic and business development at Bristol Community College, and Laura Douglas, college president, stand outside the future home of the school’s National Offshore Wind Institute on the New Bedford waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unchartered training: How does region build workforce for new wind sector?

Toiling hundreds of feet above the open ocean, sometimes amid stormy weather and battering waves, technicians in the offshore wind industry need not only...
LOCAL COLLEGES, such as Brown University, pictured, are optimistic in having a rebound academic year starting in the fall after the COVID-19 pandemic upended campus life for 18 months. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

College leaders cautiously optimistic about having bounce-back year on campus

PROVIDENCE – With college students expected to soon return to campuses in Rhode Island, there is cautious optimism that the 2021-22 academic year will...
JOYFUL ENDEAVOR: Providence College President the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard remembers being impressed with the Dominican friars when he was a PC student. It drew him to their community.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PC president looks to market Friars’ brand on national level

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) The Rev. Kenneth...

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