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College Presents “CareerQuest: Focus on Health Care” to Introduce Area High School and College Students to Health Care Careers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: April 10, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244

 

 

SUNY Rockland Community College Presents “CareerQuest: Focus on Health Care” to Introduce Area High School and College Students to Health Care Careers

 

 

Suffern, NY - Speakers and hands-on exhibits will introduce invited area high school and college students to six health care careers at SUNY Rockland Community College.

 

"CareerQuest: Focus on Health Care" will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Theater and later in the Fieldhouse on the main campus at 145 College Road, Suffern.

 

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael S. Lippe, Director of Emergency Services at Good Samaritan Hospital. An interactive panel discussion with students will take place in the theater. Distinguished panelists include:

Mary Ann Walsh-Tozer, C.S.W., Commissioner, Mental Health, Rockland County

Lisa Schachter, M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P., Instructor, Nursing, Rockland Community College

Mr. Howard Wilen, Director, Physical Rehabilitation, Good Samaritan Hospital

Dr. Syed M. Shah, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Formulation Development, Wyeth Research

Marge Boyd, M.P.H., Instructor and Coordinator of Academic Studies and Fieldwork, Dominican College

Kristina Vilonen, M.A., Instructor and Coordinator of Academic Studies and Fieldwork, Dominican College

Kathryn Glade, Speech Pathologist, Jesse Kaplan School

Dr. Aileen Cummings, MSPT, DPT, Physical Therapist, Jesse Kaplan School

 

Mr. Stanlin Alexander, an RCC Honors student who hopes to become a surgeon one day, will share his college experiences and his academic and career goals.

 

A hands-on exhibit hall will be held in the Fieldhouse and will highlight career pathways to emergency medical services, nursing, medical practice and its specializations, therapeutic services and sports medicine, counseling and mental health, and alternative medicine. Students can tour ambulances, have their hearing tested, their blood pressure taken, participate in a pilates class, and watch CPR performed on a SimMan, a patient simulator.

 

The event is co-sponsored by Rockland BOCES Career Tech Prep, Rockland Community College, RCC's Liberty Partnerships Program and its partners in the Hudson Valley, RCC's Perkins Grant, Dominican College, Wyeth, Good Samaritan Hospital and Nyack Hospital.

 

For more information, contact Doreen Zarcone, Assistant Director of Communications, at 845-574-4323, or Dr. Laurie McNeill, Director of Grants Development, at 845-574-4447.

 

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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.

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