Seeking"Missing" Honors Alumni for First Honors Homecoming
Sam Draper, Professor Emeritus and co-founder of the Sam Draper Mentor/Talented Student (M/TS) Honors Program.
Rockland Community College Seeks "Missing" Honors Alumni for Reunion
in Celebration of 50th Anniversary
Suffern, NY - In celebration of Rockland Community College's 50th Anniversary, alumni of the nationally recognized Honors Programs are invited to join faculty, alumni and students at the first Honors Homecoming.
Saturday, October 24, 7 - 10 p.m.
Honors Homecoming: Reunion of Honors faculty, alumni and students
Cultural Arts Center (Cafeteria and Theater), RCC Suffern campus
Join faculty, alumni and students from the College's renowned Sam Draper Mentor Talented Student (M/TS) Honors Program and MgD Business Honors Program for their first reunion, followed by a reception in the Atrium.
Rena Wolinetz-Katz '84 of Wesley Hills, an Early Admit Honors student, remembers her first days on campus more than 20 years ago: "At first, I felt totally lost and unable to find my way around. Now it seems kind of funny, because RCC is a small, cozy place." Wolinetz-Katz is the first community college graduate accepted for transfer by Yale University, receiving a BA in 1987. She then earned an MA from Harvard and a law degree from Boston College, practiced law for nine years and is now busy raising her six children.
Sam Draper, Co-founder of the Mentor/Talented Student (M/TS) Honors Program, said, "More than 2,000 students have completed the M/TS Honors Program earning an Honors Concentration in Liberal Arts and Sciences and have transferred as full juniors to Ivy League and Tier One colleges. No other community college in this country has such an enviable record." Libby Bay, Retired Professor of English, also co-founded the M/TS Honors Program.
There is no charge for M/TS or MgD alumni to attend Honors Homecoming, but registration is required at www.sunyrockland.edu/go/50. All RCC alumni are invited to update their contact information at the 50th Anniversary Web site to receive additional information about the yearlong celebration.
For more information about Honors Homecoming, call Hannah Lowney at (845) 574-4796 or email@example.com
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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.