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SIGNING UP: Kayla Amado, an occupational therapist, is one of the growing number of people applying to the Community College of Rhode Island nursing program. She is in the CCRI lab at the Warwick campus.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many nursing schools see spike in applications

Kayla Amado has seen the ­horrors of the coronavirus up close as a front-line worker. Amado worked in a Providence-based rehabilitation facility when COVID-19 cases...

CCRI hiring teachers skilled in maritime pipe-fitting, electrical and sheet metal...

WESTERLY – The Community College of Rhode Island is seeking part-time teachers for maritime pipe-fitting, electrical and sheet metal instruction at Westerly Education Center. The...

Rhode Island’s college instructors and faculty wait for their vaccine prioritization

PROVIDENCE – Most college professors and instructors consider themselves teachers. But in prioritization for the COVID-19 vaccine, in Rhode Island as in other states in...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE Island will bring back some previously laid-off employees and restore pay increases for staff. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI to bring back some laid-off employees, restore pay increases

WARWICK – Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan L. Hughes announced late Thursday that the college will bring back some previously laid-off employees...

CCRI launches community health lab to offer real-time teaching in home...

LINCOLN – The Community College of Rhode Island has launched its new community health lab at the college’s Flanagan campus that will help teach...
EARNING A SHOT: Talia Thibodeau, a standout basketball player in high school, worried how she would pay for college after she graduated but is working toward an associate degree tuition-free from the Community College of Rhode Island thanks to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will R.I. Promise last after Raimondo leaves?

Talia Thibodeau faced an uncertain future as she prepared to graduate from Cranston High School West last June. Thibodeau, a standout basketball player, wanted to...
THE RHODE ISLAND PROMISE program offered to Rhode Island students at the Community College of Rhode Island is set to expire in September, however House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio filed legislation Friday to make the program permanent. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

Shekarchi, Ruggerio file legislation to make R.I. Promise program permanent

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s top members in the General Assembly have introduced legislation Friday to make the Rhode Island Promise program at the Community...
BRANCH DEVOTEE: Sandra J. Pattie, the CEO and president of BankNewport, says the in-person experience at branches will remain a key part of the community bank’s strategy despite the pandemic pushing many customers to digital platforms. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Banking’s biggest challenge in 2021: Uncertainty

Sandra J. Pattie serves as CEO and president of BankNewport, a position she has held since 2012. She is the first female CEO in...
THE R.I. BOARD of Education approved Thursday increases of tuition and fees for Community College of Rhode Island, pictured, and Rhode Island College. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. education board approves tuition increases for CCRI, RIC

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Board of Education on Thursday signed off on proposed tuition increases for both the Community College of Rhode Island and...
DOING MORE WITH LESS: With a lean staff, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island focuses on its mission through advocacy, grant-making, informal education sessions and intensive grassroots training.
COURTESY WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island addresses barriers and breaks through them

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Nonprofit: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island FOR KELLY NEVINS, executive director of Providence-based Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, the organization’s...

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