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RCC Alumna Roxanne Watson Wins National Publishing Award

RCC Alumna Roxanne Watson Wins National Publishing Award

Roxanne Watson Wins 2016 Folio:Eddie Award

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DATE: November 16, 2016
CONTACT: Maralin Roffino
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RCC Alumna Roxanne Watson Wins National Publishing Award

RAMAPO: Hard-working Rockland Community College alumna Roxanne Watson (’87), received a life-saving heart transplant in 2010. While still in the hospital recovering, she began her mission to save other lives by educating people about how much good can be accomplished through organ donations. She has been recognized at state and local levels for her tireless advocacy, inspiring others and breaking many records on her way to signing up more than 5,000 people as potential donors.

Watson is attending RCC again right now, honing her culinary skills in the Hospitality& Tourism program, and has now earned a national award for her writing, winning the 2016 Folio: Eddie Award, for ”What a Silent Heart Attack Sounds Like,” her recent article published in (the American Heart Association’s) Heart Insight magazine. Another article, “Why The Hell Can’t We Just Say Thank You More!” was just published (11/12/2016) in the Huffington Post.

Roxanne continues to dedicate the gift of life she received from Michael Blain Bovill, (whose heart she received), honoring his memory by saving as many other lives as she can by signing up potential donors, helping others to recognize the dangers of a silent heart attack, and reminding us of the importance of saying thank you.

Read:What-a-Silent-Heart-Attack-Sounds-Like

Read: Why-the-hell-cant-we-just-say-thank-you-more