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August 2010 Achievements


Shamika Mitchell, Instructor, English, was a contributing writer for the book, “The Encyclopedia of African American History,” published in 2010. She was also appointed for the fourth time to the Faculty Resource Network of New York University as a University Associate. University Associate status is part of NYU's Visiting Scholars Program. University Associates have access to research resources (library, lectures, seminars, courses) for one semester.


Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President, was honored with an Alumni Achievement Award from Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. Wood, a 1966 graduate of Texas A&M-Commerce, joined the fraternity as an undergraduate in 1963. The award was presented during the Fraternity’s Karnea convention (Washington, D.C., August 7). He was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation as a member of the “$1,000+ Top Walker Club” by the American Heart Association for his participation in the 2010 Tri-County Heart Walk.


Reamy Jansen, Professor of English, was featured in an article in the July 30 issue of The News of the Highlands. The article focused on the recent release of Jansen's new book, "Available Light, Recollections and Reflections of a Son."

Maureen Kroning, Instructor of Nursing, authored the book "Fundamental Nursing Skills Made Simple: Understanding the Importance behind the Skill,” which was published by Kendall Hunt in 2010.

Dr. David Lucander, Instructor, Pluralism & Diversity in America, had his review of the book, "Shadows of Youth, The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation" published in the Bloomsbury Review (Volume 30/Issue 2, Summer 2010).

Paul Newman, Educational Associate, Cultural Arts Theater, had his play "Wild Orange" performed at the Shades Repertory Theater at the Haverstraw Youth Theater (August 6-7).


Jesi Campola was selected to exhibit her graphic design work in the Best of SUNY show, a juried exhibit of outstanding work from the previous Fall and Spring SUNY-wide shows. The show is currently on view at the State University of New York, Plaza Art Gallery (through Sept 24). The Best of SUNY show gives students the opportunity to receive honorable mentions and compete for monetary awards. Lena Hyun, Art Department Exhibits Coordinator, curates the SUNY shows, in collaboration with the RCC Art faculty.

Enior J. Jimenez '10 transferred to the School of General Studies (GS) of Columbia this fall where he was one of a few select transfer students to receive their Program for Academic Leadership and Service (PALS) scholarship, a "full-ride" scholarship that includes tuition plus room and board (however, he will continue to live with his wife and daughter in Rockland). He was among the first of five to be awarded the new Phi Theta Kappa's Hites Transfer Scholarship ($7,500). He will travel (expenses paid) to Seattle, Washington, to receive the award during Phi Theta Kappa's General Session (April 2011). He is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior at Columbia.