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Meet Our Honors Graduates


An Easy Transition to the Ivy League

“The quality of instruction at RCC, especially in the honors program, rivals that of the four-year colleges I have since attended. The Honors Program gives you personal interaction with high caliber professors you rarely get from most four-year institutions. Without my mentor, Dr. George Krasilovsky, I would not be where I am today. Not only did he provide guidance, but he even took time out of his own schedule to drive students to visit Cornell.

“In addition, you get to study with a diverse group of students who are truly motivated and eager to learn. My transition into the Ivy League was easy, thanks to two solid years at RCC building my time management, prioritization and organizational skills.

WENSHOU ZHANG, ’02, Cornell ’04, currently on full scholarship at University of Chicago Medical School Ph.D. program in biochemistry & nutritional science.

A Place to Discover Leadership

“While at SUNY Rockland, I discovered my ability to be a leader. The Honors Program and my mentor shaped a clear and successful path to transfer. My experiences and the people at RCC created a memorable past that I will always carry with me in the future.”

B.S. (pre-med) University of Virginia ’01
M.S. (biology) Barry University ’02
Medical student, Nova Southwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

One-on-one Relationships with Faculty

“The faculty at SUNY RCC were all great. You get to develop that one-on-one relationship that you have to fight for at a university. I saved two years off the cost of an Ivy League education and after having attended Cornell I can say that the education at SUNY Rockland was definitely of the same caliber as Cornell.”

DAVE CARLUCCI, ’00, Cornell ’02, B.S., Industrial Labor Relations
Staff member, office of Congressman Eliot Engel, ran for office in Clarkstown

Summer at Cambridge, Full Scholarship to Harvard

My summer study experience at Cambridge University with RCC was intellectually, culturally, and personally very fulfilling. I wanted to attend a major university before I actually transferred to one, and summer at Cambridge gave me that opportunity. When it was time to transfer, I chose Harvard, which fosters education that home-schooled students are accustomed to, that is, learning for the self-motivated and self-directed.”

TYLER CARBONE ’04, awarded full scholarship to Harvard University
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