December 2010 Achievements
Dr. Cliff L. Wood and Doreen Zarcone were honored by Creative Response to Conflict (CRC) at their annual holiday gathering December 12, in appreciation for their dedication and special commitment to the organization, its projects and activities. The CRC organization works with the Kurz Family Foundation on many local projects including the Hudson Youth Leadership Academy.
RCC Executive Vice President Mort Meyers was appointed to the Board of Directors for the United Way of Rockland County, Inc.
Maureen Brown was appointed to a three year term on the Board of Directors for Head Start of Rockland, Inc.
Marc Giammarco was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by New York State for having served on on the NYS-OASAS Prevention Credentials Board. He received a certificate signed by Commissioner of the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Karen M. Carpenter-Palumbo. OASAS oversees one of the nation's largest addiction services dedicated to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery, with more than 1,550 programs serving over 110,000 New Yorkers on any given day.
Christopher Plummer, Performing Arts, wrote, choreographed, and performed in a video demonstrating a line of theatrical combat weaponry, Stage Steel. Plummer is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.
Victor Beauvil, PhD, Environmental Science was part of a four member panel to present at a Community Forum on the Cholera outbreak in Haiti. The presentation was titled “Cholera Outbreak in Haiti; what we should know.” The forum was presented by the Ramapo Haitian Task Force and produced by TV Premiere Page at the Cultural Arts Center in Spring Valley on December 12, 2010 and was sponsored by the Rockland County Department of Health and the Town of Ramapo.
Professor Nancy Hazelton, PhD, English Department wrote several reviews for the Bloomsbury Review, Fall 2010. She reviewed Peter Geye’s novel, Safe From the Sea, and two biographies: Edna O’Bryien’s, Byron in Love: A Short Daring Life, and Daisy Hay’s Young Romantics: the Tangled Lives of English Poetry’s Greatest Generation.
Sherrill D. Wilson, PhD, Humanities, served as Associate Editor for the Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of New York City, released by the Yale University Press on December 1. Wilson also presented “Slavery Yesterday and Today,” at the John Brown Lives conference in Lake Placid, NY
Professor Reamy A. Jansen, English Department, is a contributing editor to the Bloomsbury Review, and his review of Meredith Sue Willis’ book of tales, Re-visions: Stories From Stories, was published in the Fall 2010 edition.
Yves Rho, Edwin Fortere, and Gregory Colas won $1,000 for their winning entry outlining their plan for a teen nightclub at the Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition held at RCC on Friday December 3.
Special performance at St. Joseph’s Adult Care Home by students Dan Ansaldo and Kimberlyn Frost, along with alumnus Patrick Birmingham, with assistance by chair of Performing Arts Patricia Maloney-Titland and Christopher Plummer.
Stan Morodokhin, Marvin Mathew, and Mark Svensson, were selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative conference in conjunction with their activities for the Water Justice Alliance. The WJA sent packages of water purification packets along with toys and clothes to Haiti.