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November 2012 Achievements


David Lucander, PhD, Instructor, Pluralism and Diversity, presented the paper, "It was the women that did the work: African American Women in the March on Washington Movement," at the Association for the Study of African American Life & History's annual conference (Sept. 26 -30, Pittsburgh, PA). This presentation was part a major panel, "State of the Field: Black Women's Activism in the Depression and War Years," that also featured noted national historians Waldo Martin, Erik Gellman, Erik McDuffie, and Lashawn Harris.

Joanne Howard, adjunct faculty, Art, designed the set at The Chocolate Factory, Big Dance Theater for Ich, Kurbisgeist by Sybyl Kempson (Oct. 25-Nov. 10, 2012, Long Island City, Queens).


Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President, was honored by the Hudson Valley Patterns for Progress with the Regional Achievement Award in recognition of his service to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council. For the past two years, he has worked to create an economic development roadmap and shared vision for the region.

Richard Kolhausen, Trustee, and Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President, were recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Rockland Business Association for a one-year term.

Student Excellence

RCC Speech and Debate Team, coached by alumnus Zamir Ben-Dan ’09: Farleigh Dickinson University tournament (Oct. 28): Jordan Zuber-Banks and Esoshani Barton won fourth place. Jordan Zuber-Banks won the third place speaker award and Brocha Fischman won the fourth place speaker award.


Michael Santiago, ’12 has been selected to exhibit his photograph HIPSTER FRIDA in the annual BEST OF SHOW to be held at the NY State Museum, Albany, from June through September, 2013. This work was submitted while Santiago was a student at RCC (currently attending graduate school in San Francisco) and is on view in the Fall SUNY show at the SUNY Art Gallery, Albany.