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September 2011 Achievements


Rockland Community College was awarded the Green Council Award in the government/education category by the Rockland Business Association.

Rockland Economic Development Corporation selected five people from the Rockland Community College community for recognition and inclusion in this year’s Forty under 40 program. Recognition is reserved for young leaders with professional, academic or entrepreneurial accomplishment who enrich life and demonstrate a positive impact on Rockland County by giving back through community involvement. The five are: Christie Cruse, Director of Title III / First Year Experience; Christopher Plummer, Performing Arts; Dr. Melanie Rie, Instructor, Biology; Giovanni Scaringi, Adjunct Instructor, Business; and Dr. James Siegel, Dean, Student Development.

Collette Fournier, Adjunct Faculty, Art, and Educational Support Specialist for Campus Communications, is included in “Small Matters of Great Importance,” an exhibit at the Hopper House in Nyack. Her photographic work is titled, "Nova Scotia Rain." The exhibit runs from September 22 to November 13, with an opening reception Saturday, Sept. 24 from 5 pm - 7 pm.

Robert Gulack, Chair of the Departments of English, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, has written a short play about the Thirteenth Amendment, titled Freedom’s Price. The play was chosen by the Blue Curtain Theater to be presented at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village the evening of Sunday, Sept. 25. The performance will feature an all-Equity cast and will be directed by the author.