February 2014 Achievements
February 2014 Achievements
Lisa Schachter, DNP, FNP-C, Associate Professor of Nursing, passed the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (Jan. 23). She is now a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. AWARDED
John Marra, Coordinator of Student Activities and Volunteer Services, won the Campus Event Planner of the Year award from College Power Performers for the Interactive Game Show event he organized in 2013.
The painting,"Waiting in the Cellar," by Manonce Celestine, Library Support Tech, was accepted into the juried show, “Attitude,” at the Piermont Flywheel Gallery (Jan. 30 – Feb. 9, Piermont. Opening reception Feb. 1). Collette Fournier, Campus Photographer/Communications Assistant, had three works accepted for the juried exhibit "Cultural Expressions," held at the Mount Vernon Public Library at 28 South 1st Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10050 (Feb. 3 – Feb 28. Opening reception Feb. 11).
Kaoru Miyauchi, Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts and RCC alumna 2007, will perform at Carnegie Hall on February 23. This is her 10th piano performance at Carnegie Hall. This concert is sponsored by the Alexander and Buono master class for musicians. www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/2/23/0130/PM/Artists-of-the-Alexander-and-Buono-Master-Class-Series
Suzanne Cleary, PhD, Professor of English, was awarded the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry for her most recent publication, Beauty Mark. The award-winning poetry collection was published in December 2013 by BkMk Press, University of Missouri – Kansas City.
Sara Macel, Adjunct Faculty, Art, recently published a photographic monograph book, May the Road Rise to Meet You, which has been featured in The New Yorker, Wired Magazine, and in an article titled “Inspirational Photography Books for 2014” in The Telegraph. More information is available at her publisher’s site: daylightbooks.org/store/sara-macel-may-road-rise-meet-you. Her work is also exhibited in a solo show at Woodstock NY at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, (Feb. 8 – March 30) and she is the artist-in-residence for the month of March at the Wassaic Project: wassaicartistresidency.org/residents/.
Andrew T. Jacobs, Professor of Speech, had his letter to the editor published in the New York Times (Jan. 24, 2014). His letter is a response to Amy Wallace's article, “Life as a Female Journalist: Hot or Not?” (Op-Ed, Jan. 20). STUDENTS/ALUMNI
Febin Bellamy, sophomore student in the MTS Honors program was selected to attend the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University to be held this year in Tempe, Arizona (March 21-23). Bellamy is the VP of Just Save One/RCC, a chapter of the larger Just Save One organization, a not for profit philanthropic organization founded in 2011 by RCC alumnus Kennedy Ogoye. The chapter is collecting first-aid/medical supplies and raising funds to improve health and education in economically deprived communities as part of their Project India initiative. Three RCC students have had their artwork chosen to be included in the BEST of SUNY Art Show to be held at the NY State Museum in Albany in Summer 2014. The three are Ally Crum (photography), who is graduating this semester and hopes to transfer to SVA and continue her studies in photography; Minori Sakai (photography) who recently transferred FIT to study fabric design; and current student Vincent Vicidomini (color photography).