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July 2010 Achievements


Jonathan G. Barnwell, Student Conduct Administrator/Health Officer, has been accepted into the Doctoral program at the University of Maryland, specializing in Community College Policy and Administration.


Elyse Fuller, Assistant Professor, Science, was re-elected for another year as President of Rockland Audubon Society. She has served as President since 2009 and has been a member of the Board since June 2006.

Stephen Burke, adjunct faculty, English, was one of 50 community college faculty selected nationally to participate in the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Workshop, "Concord, MA: A Center of Transcendentalism and Social Action in the 19th Century," from July 11-17, at Concord, MA.


Kelly O'Hanlon, adjunct faculty, Physical Education, was selected to perform Zumba with a dance ensemble in the half-time spot for the New York Liberty Women's Basketball game at Madison Square Garden (July 11, 2010). The goal of the performance was to expose Zumba Fitness to a new market and drive more students to local instructors' classes. O'Hanlon teaches Zumba, a mix of Latin music with steps from the tango, cha cha, salsa, merengue and mambo, at the College. It is a one-credit Physical Education course.


The new textbook by Martin J. Lecker, Ed.D., Professor of Business, "Conducting Business Ethically: A Philosophical Approach," will be published in August by Kendall Hunt. The book is for college business instructors who want their students to integrate philosophical reasoning into the business decision making process and for philosophy instructors to have students analyze excerpts from the original works of selected classical and contemporary philosophers and apply them to current ethical-dilemma based cases.


The following students completed five weeks of science research as part of the NIH-sponsored Bridges to the Baccalaureate and NSF sponsored RSVP Programs at Purchase College:

Anh tuan (Tommy) Nguyen: Chromosome Mapping of Drosophila paulistorum.
Jarone McCorkle: Identifying and Isolating Antifungal Agents in Plants
Vanessah Raymond: Assessing the Water Quality of the Bronx River
Renee Campolongo: The Ecology of the Asian Shore Crab, Hemigraspus sanguineus
Saima Ahmed: Does Meditation Influence Executive Function?
They presented their findings at the annual Student Research Symposium (July 2).

The following students were elected officers of the Alpha Phi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa for the 2010-2011 academic year: President: Pinchas Lunger; Vice President of Fellowship: Ryan Rizzuti; Vice President of Scholarship: Carm Sandre Saint Fort; Treasurer: Jennifer Poste; and Secretary: Melvina DeAngelis.

Recipients of the Phi Theta Kappa chapter scholarships ($250): Leticia Fronek, Andrew Newmark, Mark Svensson and Ziv Schwartz.

Student Henry Marksbury is the winner of the STARS logo contest. Marksbury is completing his Liberal Arts degree along with a certification in AutoCAD. The winning logo will be featured in the next issue of Stargazer.