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August 2011 Achievements

Faculty and Staff Achievements

RCC’s Paralegal Studies Program, under the leadership of Associate Professor Deborah Vinecour, received another reapproval from the American Bar Association.

Nancy Pietroforte, Assistant Professor, Sociology was invited to present at the 2011 Women and Society Conference at Marist College to be held October 21-22. Her paper is titled, “Reproductive and Sexual Rights Are Human Rights: Exploring New Frameworks for Future Activism.”

Collette Fournier, Adjunct Faculty, Art, and Educational Support Specialist for Campus Communications, exhibited and participated in a show and art auction to benefit The Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund. The show and auction was held at Hines Gallery in Suffern on August 13.

Martin J. Lecker, Ed.D., Professor of the Business Department, published an article, "If Plato Led a Fortune Global 500 Firm: Lessons From His Republic," in the book, Effectively Integrating Ethical Dimensions into Business Education (Information Age Publishing, 2011), edited by Charles Wankel and Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch. His article was the result of a presentation he gave as part of the CETL Distinguished Faculty Lecture series, and was one of only 12 essays selected from over 100 submissions.

Congratulations to Christopher Plummer and Patty Maloney-Titland, RCC’s Performing Arts Department, the Rockland Shakespeare Company, and all the actors who performed in their very successful presentation of Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest,” at RCC. Their performances received stunning reviews in many local publications.

Donna Knoebel, Instructor, Occupational Therapy, was published in the July 18 edition of a professional journal, the Advance for Occupational Therapists. Knoebel co-authored the article, “Taking Lifeskills Out of the Classroom,” along with Netta Farber, OTR/L.