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New Student Trustee Elected at College


DATE: June 6, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

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New Student Trustee Elected at SUNY Rockland Community College



Suffern, NY - Honors student Chad Agrawal of West Nyack was elected by his fellow students to be the Student Representative to the Rockland Community College’s Board of Trustees for the 2008-2009 academic year. He took office on June 2.


An early admissions student, 18-years-old Agrawal from Clarkstown High School South is the President of the Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honors Society, Vice President of the Speech and Debate Team, and is actively involved in the Student Activities Board. He is studying business management and entrepreneurship.


As a freshman senator, Agrawal created a Student Alumni Mentoring System. The program was presented to and supported by the RCC Alumni Association Board; Dr. Eugene Henderson, Vice President of Student Development Division; and the Task Force Mentoring Committee. In May, he was awarded the Paragon Federal Credit Union Scholarship and the Sam Draper M/TS Cambridge Scholarship.


This summer Agrawal is enrolled at the Summer Institute in Business &Technology sponsored by the Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he hopes to transfer in Fall ’09.


About his appointment as Student Trustee, Agrawal said, “I feel this position enables me to make a difference in my community. I am happy to have received the opportunity to represent my fellow students and uphold the responsibility to make their lives on campus the best it can possibly be.” 


Outside of school, Agrawal is an Eagle Scout in Troop 42 of West Nyack with the Boy Scouts of America. For his Eagle Scout project he installed hedges spelling the letters, “RCC,” in front of the Rockland Community College Technology Center on the main campus in Suffern.


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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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