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December 2011 Achievements


Lorinda Hill, Assistant to the Director of Plant Facilities, was elected to the NYSAR3 (New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling) as an at-large representative. The two-year term begins in January.

Doreen Zarcone, Events Coordinator, Enrollment Management, was appointed Co-Coordinator of the Leadership Rockland Education and Developing Human Capital Day Committee.


Rockland Community College was recognized by Community College Week in its selection of Top 50 Fastest-Growing Public Two-Year Colleges - Enrollments 5,000-9,999.

Donna Weber, Accounts Payable, won an Honorable Mention ribbon in the Brownstown Quilt Guild Celebration of Quilts 2011 Show (Nov.11-12, Allendale, New Jersey).


Robert Deitch, adjunct faculty, Performing Arts, performed with his group, "FOREVER RAY" The Music of RAY CHARLES, at the City Winery, (Dec. 23, Soho). Deitch is the drummer and musical director. Also appearing was his trio, TreNovo, an original jazz-funk group that performs some of the music he’s composed.

Kaoru Miyauchi '07, adjunct faculty, Performing Arts, will be performing with another alumna, Yuki Nitta ‘08 at Carnegie Hall (February 26, New York). Miyauchi will play a solo on the piano and accompany Nitta, who will sing.

Maire Liberace, Professor, Philosophy and Speech, sang with the Archdiocesan Festival Choral in the 24th annual concert of sacred music (Dec.3 and 4). The program included the works of Gounod, Handel, Marzo, Drake, Gregorian chant and Christmas carols.


Dr. Suzanne Cleary-Langley, Professor, English, read her poetry at the Woodstock Poetry Society (Nov. 12).


Gail Greiner, adjunct faculty, English, published a short story, “Animal Rescue,” in Hamilton Stone Review.

Pamela Floyd, Professor, English, published an essay, “The Whispering Bench,” in Hamilton Stone Review.

Robert Gulack, Chair/adjunct faculty, English, directed the premiere of his short play, “Go For Broke,” as a staged reading by the Blue Curtain Theater at the Players Theater (Dec. 4, Greenwich Village, NYC).

Reamy Jansen, Professor, English, published two essays: “My German—Tag 6: R. Takes the Train” and “Angst” in Hamilton Stone Review.


Tarik N. Abdelqader ‘10, Cornell University senior, and his team of five students, placed first out of seven teams at the Cornell Business Strategy Case Competition. The competition included a 20 page paper and a presentation before five managers from Deloitte, a major financial consulting firm, globally headquartered in Manhattan.

Bud Koenemund '05 was selected as The Art Collaboration's Poet of the Month (November). Three of his sonnets, "Il Mio Respiro"; "A Muse Lives Forever"; and "The Eye of a Hurricane," will be featured on their website during December and January.