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March 2015

President’s Report

March 19, 2015

Cliff L. Wood

This Month


RCC Students Selected for All-New York Academic Team

Two RCC students were recognized by Phi Theta Kappa at a ceremony at the New York State Museum in Albany on March 9. They were among 75 SUNY and CUNY community college students recognized for outstanding achievements by PTK, the honor society for two-year colleges.

Below, both students are pictured at the ceremony with Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (r.) and Dr. Nancy Zimpher, SUNY Chancellor.


Marie Arthur with Dr. Zimpher and Assemblywoman Jaffee

MARIE ARTHUR ’15, Third Academic Team, has a 3.88 GPA and plans to graduate in May with an AS, Math and Science. Marie maintains her academic excellence while working full-time as a dental assistant. She hopes to enter the dental hygiene program at Orange County Community College and to pursue a career as a dental hygienist.

Samantha Wertheim with Dr. Zimpher and Assemblywoman Jaffee

SAMANTHA WERTHEIM ’15, First Academic Team, has maintained a 3.68 GPA and is slated to graduate in May with an AA, Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science.

Samantha, a student in RCC’s Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program, serves as student representative to the College’s Board of Trustees, and participates in Hillel, the Student Activities Board and Student Ambassadors. She hopes to pursue a BS in Political Science with a minor in Judaic Studies.