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Honors Graduates at SUNY Rockland Community College Transfer to Top Universities


DATE: September 11, 2007

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244



Honors Graduates at SUNY Rockland Community College Transfer to Top Universities



Suffern, NY - Graduates of the nationally recognized honors programs of SUNY Rockland Community College have begun their semesters this fall at some of the country’s top tier four-year colleges.


The Sam Draper Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program offers highly advanced academic pursuits to prepare students to transfer successfully to Ivy League and Tier One four-year colleges. The Management Development Program (MgD) is an Honors Program designed for the highly motivated student who plans to follow a career in business.


Top schools recruit SUNY Rockland honors students because the programs have a reputation for producing students with proven ability in a rigorous academic program.


Graduates of the Sam Draper Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program (M/TS)

University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Roberts, Suffern


Cooper Union

Orin Ben-Jacob (full scholarship), Spring Valley

Sanyeon Son (full scholarship), New City


Cornell University

Sarah Katavalos, Nyack

Igor Nikolskiy, New City

Jane Pluhowski, Nyack

Angelina Yucht, Orangeburg


Georgetown University

Adam Kostrinsky, Suffern


New York University

Roxana Bartolome, Palisades

Andrew Canariato, Garnerville

Michael Daly, Pearl River

Kristi Griffith, Chestnut Ridge


Bard College

Alexander Eriksen, So Nyack


Clark University

Rebecca Steinberg, Suffern


Fordham University

Jessica Gerardi, New City

Margaret McCarthy, Montebello


Iona College

Samantha Arena, Nanuet


London College of Fashion

Jane McTaggart, Sloatsburg


Manhattanville College

Richard Dunn, Haverstraw


Manhattan College

Kenneth Cosgrove, New City

James Hoepker, Suffern


Quinnipiac University

Gregory DeMarco, New City


Ramapo College, NJ

Michelle Buffardi, Suffern


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jie Wei Tan, Woodside


Temple University

William Dowling, Suffern


University of Miami

Daniel Birnbaum, New City


University of Wisconsin

Aylah Lowenstein, Monsey


SUNY/Binghamton University

James Byrne, Valley Cottage

Hannah Rice, Suffern

Ben Cohen, Spring Valley

Kelly Kossar, Warwick


SUNY/Stony Brook University

Lijo Samuel, New City

Sara Gilbert, Monsey

Aaron Solomon, Spring Valley


SUNY at Albany

Melissa Lamontanaro, Congers


SUNY at Buffalo

Pui Sum Lo, Nanuet


CUNY Baruch College

Ying Dong, Monsey


Graduates of the Management Development Program (MgD)

Cornell University

Angeline Stuma, Tuxedo Park


Babson College

Taryn Price, Chestnut Ridge


Boston University

Alexandra Markowski , Chestnut Ridge


Pace University

Christina Conte, Nanuet

Kathryn McGowan, Sloatsburg


St. Thomas Aquinas

Karolyn Cruz, Haverstraw


Iona College

Chris Facciola, Garnerville


University of Massachusetts

Alex Gomberg, New City


SUNY/Binghamton University

Kenneth Cassidy, Highland Mills


CUNY Baruch College

Mikhail Bayankin, Suffern

Nicholas Hair, Nyack

Lafar Mohamed, Spring Valley

Gina Pachlin, New City


For more information about the Sam Draper Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program, Liberal Arts and Sciences, call Dr. Cliff Garner, Professor, English, at 845-574-4715. For more information about The Management Development Program, call Catherine Roche, Associate Professor, Office Technology and MgD Coordinator at 845-574-4218, or visit



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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