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March 2014 Achievements


Jeanne Linhart, Professor of Nursing, successfully met the requirements to maintain her national board certification as a Maternal Newborn Nurse, credentialed by the National Certification Corporation (NCC).


Dale A. Crispell, MA, BSN, RN, Associate Professor, Nursing, reviewed Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th edition and also reviewed the manuscript for a new text, Caring for Clients through Concepts, 1st edition.

Vanessa Lago-Barros, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, is a contributing author to the Activities Manual Workbook and Lab Manual, Más allá de las palabras Intermediate Spanish 3rd Edition published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Dr. Arlene W. Clinkscale, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Jerry Donnellan, RCC Foundation Board member and Director of RockVets, the Rockland County Veterans Service Agency, will be honored at the Association for the Visually Impaired’s Annual Distinguished Citizens Awards Dinner Dance at The View on the Hudson (April 10, Piermont, NY). Dr. Clinkscale will receive the Community Service Award and Donnellan is the recipient of the Harry Brill-Edwards Memorial Award.

Susan Parry, RCC’s Coordinator of Assessment and elected Board member of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY), has been named Program Co-Chair for the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) Second Annual Conference, hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology (April 28-30, Rochester, NY). This year’s theme is “Using Assessments to Drive Improvement: Practical Applications from the Field.”

Wylene Branton Wood was inducted into Rockland County’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame at an event held at the Nyack Seaport (March 5, Nyack, NY).


Patricia Zodda, Associate Professor of Exercise and Human Performance, was featured in a March 11 “Ask the Experts” article in The Journal News on the best times of day to exercise.


Lynn Aaron, Professor, Computer Studies and CETL Co-Director; and Catherine Roche, Professor, Business and Chair of Business and Professional/Public Service Division, presented, “The Challenge of Maintaining the Balance Between Academic Integrity and Technology,” at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference: Collaborations and Connections at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands (March 1, Lyndhurst, NJ).

Katie Lynch, PhD, Instructor, English and Chair of English, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, was invited to guest lecture at CUNY John Jay. The lecture was based on the fourth chapter of her dissertation, titled "Echoes of Satan Bound in Old English Heroic and Elegiac Verse," and was delivered to students enrolled in the literature seminar, "Medieval Mind and Emotion: Mentalities and Psychologies in Old English," (March 10, New York, NY).

Kristie Morris, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychology Discipline Coordinator, co- presented with Jessica Dennis at the Society for Research on Adolescence's Biennial Meeting (March 20, Austin, TX). The title of their poster was "Gender Role Conflicts and College Commitment among Latino/a Emerging Adults."

Cliff L. Wood, EdD, President, Rockland Community College, presented Black Achievement Awards to students at the Haverstraw Elementary School (February 28, Haverstraw, NY). Dr. Wood also addressed and welcomed attendees of the Education Equity in Rockland County event held at RCC (February 28, Suffern, NY).