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December 2013 Achievements


The quilt, "The Byrds and the Beads," by Donna Weber, Accounts Payable, was awarded the second place ribbon at the Brownstone Quilters Guild Celebration of Quilts 2013 (Nov. 8-9, Allendale, NJ).


Joanne Howard, adjunct faculty, Art, was the set designer for Ich, Kurbisgeist by Big Dance Theater at New York Live Arts (Nov. New York).


Cliff L. Wood, EdD, President, was honored at the Town of Ramapo's Jewish Heritage Night for his contributions to the well-being of the residents in the Town of Ramapo and the Jewish community (Dec. 11, Ramapo).


Robert Deitch, adjunct faculty, Performing Arts, performance on drums/musical director for Forever Ray: A Tribute to the Music of Ray Charles, at BB Kings Blues club (Dec. 10 & 30, New York City). Maire Liberace, Professor, Life Skills, performed in a concert of Gounod, Hayden and Beethoven at St. Eugene’s Church (Nov. 17, Yonkers). The show by Angelo Parra, adjunct faculty, Performing Arts/English, "The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith," appeared for a special, one-night-only performance at RCC’s Cultural Arts Theater (September 21).


Janice Cori Cobb, adjunct faculty, Psychology, presented the talk, “The Effect of Adrenalin on Memory,” at the International Organization of Social Science & Behavioral Research (Oct. 14-15, New Orleans, LA). Martin J. Lecker, EdD, Professor, Business, was a session panelist for Leadership Rockland's Multicultural Communities of Rockland Day. The session's theme was "The Impact of Globalization on Business and Community" and he facilitated a cross cultural simulation followed by a brief discussion on cultural differences in business. He is a graduate of Leadership Rockland's Class of 1994. Elaine M. Toia, PhD, Professor of English, addressed the New York Metropolitan Division of the Jane Austen Society of North America at New York University's Kimmel Center. Her presentation, titled "'Till this moment I never knew myself'": The Education of the Heroine in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, analyzed connections between the two novels (Dec. 7, New York).


Evan Klein, adjunct faculty, English, had his article, “It’s Not Over When It’s Over: Post-apocalyptic Fiction,” published in Firsts: The Book Collector’s Magazine (Oct. 2013).