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Debt-Elimination Seminar and Other Personal Enrichment Courses

Debt-Elimination Seminar and Other Personal Enrichment Courses

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles, CPPD instructor, who will be teaching Portfolio Development Workshop for High School Students, College Students and Others.


SUNY Rockland Community College Offers Debt-Elimination Seminar and Other Non-Credit Personal Enrichment Courses


Suffern, NY - SUNY Rockland is offering the one-afternoon seminar, "How to Become Debt-Free with the Money You Already Make," along with other personal finance and enrichment workshops for all ages through the Center for Personal & Professional Development (CPPD).


Instructors include several professionals in the book and media industry like author/illustrator Elizabeth Sayles whose illustration credits include the bestselling book, "I Already Know I Love You," written by Billy Crystal. This fall, Sayles will be teaching:


Portfolio Development Workshop for High School Students, College Students and Others

October 1 - November 7, Thursdays, 6:30 – 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – Noon

Cultural Arts Center, Room 7200, Suffern Campus

Fee: $325

Sessions: 12

Course number: ESI 742 461


Elizabeth Sayles has designed this course for those who need to submit a portfolio of recent artwork for admissions to an art school or college. The course will focus on figure drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, sculpture, etc. Most materials will be provided except for the following materials which students should bring to class: 18" x 24" sketch pad, 6" x 9" sketchbook, assorted drawing pencils (4b, 2b, HB). Note: Students will be drawing the live nude model. Participants must meet the following requirements: Students must be at least incoming high school juniors as of September 2009. Anyone under 18 must submit a permission form signed by a parent or guardian.


Author Carl A. Lang, a certified Financial Independence consultant, will teach the one-afternoon seminar:

"How to Become Debt-Free with the Money You Already Make"

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Academic II, Room 2104, Suffern campus

Fees: $59, payable to CPPD; plus $59 payable to instructor for required textbook, "Creating Wealth by Investing in Your Debt."

Course Number: ESI 750 401


Instructor Carl A. Lang’s seminar will cover how to get completely out of debt, operate 100% on cash, and build retirement wealth, all with the money spent on debt payments. Bring a list of your debts, including your mortgage, and go home with a plan you can implement immediately. Note: No insurance or investments will be offered or sold. This is strictly an educational workshop.


Additional personal financial courses include: How to Survive a Layoff (ESI 740 461) offered Wednesday, October 7, 6 -8 p.m.; Launching and Operating a Successful Business (ESI 527461) offered Wednesday, October 21, 6:45-9:00 p.m. and Baby Steps: The Path From Motherhood to Career (ESI 549 461) on Wednesday, October 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


The CPPD offers professional training and life enrichment opportunities for children, adults and seniors. To see the continuously updated list of available courses, visit If you would like a catalog delivered to your home, or need more information, contact the CPPD at (845)574-4151, toll free at (888) 807-4525, ext. 4151, or


Course registration may be completed at, by fax at 845-574-4151 or toll free by phone at (888) 807-4525, ext. 4151. Registrations may also be completed by mail or in person at Rockland Community College Center for Personal & Professional Development, Brucker Hall, Room 6102,145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901.


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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 a price you can afford.

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