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More Than $200,000 in Scholarships Awarded at Scholarship Awards Ceremony

More Than $200,000 in Scholarships Awarded at Scholarship Awards Ceremony

2008 Scholarship Awardees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: June 4, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244

 

 

More Than $200,000 in Scholarships Awarded
at SUNY Rockland Community College's Scholarship Awards Ceremony

 

 

Suffern, NY - One hundred and forty outstanding continuing and graduating students received more than $200,000 in scholarships at SUNY Rockland's Scholarship Awards Ceremony on May 21.

 

The largest scholarship, the Jane Cohen Memorial Scholarship, which is a two- year full tuition to Pace University (valued at $80,000), was awarded to Stephanie Santiago of Spring Valley. A few of the other awards include:

 

James Meakim, Nyack: Chazen Family Foundation Scholarship

Anne Marie Ciganek, Piermont: Caitlin Hammeran Occupational Therapy Assistant Scholarship

Chad Agrawal, West Nyack: Paragon Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Jennifer Cruz, Haverstraw: Manely Family Early Childhood Education Scholarship

Angela Hill, Nyack: Manely Family Early Childhood Education Scholarship

Martha Mena, Spring Valley: John May Memorial Scholarship

Jakshylyk Urmatbek, Suffern: Rockland Chapter NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants

James Sibio, Pomona: Rockland Chapter NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants Allen Stein Memorial Scholarship

Tova Horowicz, a mother of seven from Monsey, winner of the John O'Connor Speech Award, began the program speaking about her personal and very positive journey through the College. The event also featured musical selections from students in the College's Performing Arts Department.

 

"This year, we had the largest number of applicants, and as I looked out from my seat on the stage, the largest attendance ever--over 400!" said Don Cairns, Executive Director of the Foundation. "It was extremely gratifying to see students whom the Foundation provided scholarship support entering RCC, continuing at RCC, and now receiving additional scholarship support for their next journey in life.  Some of these students wouldn't have been able to earn a degree without this financial help. We are proud to state that 'Futures Are Built On Our Foundation!'"

 

For more information, contact Elissa Silverstein at (845) 574 - 4403.

 

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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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