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Nov 20 - RCC International Students to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Nov 20 - RCC International Students to Celebrate Thanksgiving

International Students at RCC’s Thanksgiving Feast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              MEDIA ADVISORY DATE:

November 13, 2013

CONTACT: Maralin Roffino

845- 574-4244 mroffino@sunyrockland.edu

Nov 20 - RCC International Students to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Suffern, NY— Rockland Community College will host a Thanksgiving Luncheon for International Students on Wednesday, November 20. The festive event offers international students a warm welcome to the quintessential American harvest celebration as they enjoy the traditional feast of turkey with all the trimmings.   International Student Thanksgiving Luncheon Wednesday, November 20 (11:30 – 1:30) Student Union – Room 3114 (first floor) 
Please contact Kim Sojak at 845- 574-4527 for more information

RCC hosts more than 120 international students who come from all over the world. Many of the students come from Asia, especially Japan and Korea, and most do not have the opportunity to travel home for holidays. The Thanksgiving Feast is a particularly welcome event for the students, some of whom are far away from home and family for the first time.

The celebration is partially funded by a generous donation from the Palisades Federal Credit Union. The DeCicco Family Markets graciously donate the turkeys for the feast each year. All the food is prepared by students in the College’s Hospitality Program under the direction of Wendy Gordon. Faculty and administration volunteers decorate the Student Union and serve the buffet.

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Photo caption: International Students at RCC’s Thanksgiving Feast
 credit:Photo by C. Fournier/RCC