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February 2007 Achievements


Samuel Draper, Retired Professor of English, co-founder and former Coordinator of the Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program, has been awarded the 2007 New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) Benefactor Vision for Tomorrow Award. The award will be presented at the annual NYCCT banquet in Saratoga Springs on Friday evening, March 30.

Sheila Goldstein, Professor and Coordinator, English Skills, Roberta Panish, Professor, English and English Skills, Bonnie Rosen, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Life Skills, and Linda Schrank, Coordinator, ESL, will be presenting the seminar, “Retention Techniques and Strategies for the English Skills, English as a Second Language, and Mainstream Students,” at the Northeastern Association of Two-Year Colleges, Inc. annual conference (April 13, Binghamton, NY).

Emily Harvey, Professor and Chair, Art, gave a talk on Richard Pousette-Dart (February 13th, Suffern Free Library).

Reamy Jansen, Professor of English, received honorable mention for his essay, “Arsenic,” in the “New Millennium Writings” biannual contest. His poem “Wadena Hide & Fur” was chosen as one of fifteen notable poems by “Vanguard Voices of the Hudson Valley,”

David Langley, adjunct faculty, English, published reviews in British Heritage magazine, “Ahoy There, Robinson Crusoe,” (November 2006) and “Cousins and Strangers: America, Britain and Europe in a New Century” (September 2006).

Marie Morreale, adjunct faculty, Occupational Therapy, co-authored a book, "The OTA's Guide to Writing SOAP Notes, Second Edition," published by SLACK, Inc., 2007. The textbook teaches occupational therapy assistant students how to write professional health care notes. It is presently being used by RCC students in OCC 207.

William Murphy, Director of Public Safety, has successfully completed the Instructor Development Course for Police/Peace Officers at the Rockland County Police Academy, and can now train RCC Security Aides as Peace Officers.

Josephine Tarsia, Associate Professor of Foreign Language, received the Cemanahuac Educational Community Scholarship from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese to study in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in June 2007.

Keith Walters, adjunct faculty, English, will present a lecture discussion on Charles Johnson's historical novel, "Middle Passage."(Monroe Free Library, March 19th)