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January 2014 Achievements


Elyse Fuller, Associate Professor, Science, was elected to serve a three-year term as a member of the Steering Committee of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities, whose mission is to advance regional, ecosystem-based environmental research, teaching, and learning with a special emphasis on the greater Hudson-Mohawk River watershed.

Cliff L. Wood, EdD, President, was re-elected to a three-year term to the Board of Directors of Rockland 21C.


The photographs of Collette Fournier, adjunct faculty, Art, and Campus Communications Assistant, and Marc Russell, adjunct faculty, Art, are included in the exhibit, “Photography Takes Over 2014,” at Upstream Gallery with the Opening Reception on Feb 2, 2-5 pm. (Exhibit runs through Feb 23, Hastings-on-Hudson, Fournier’s work is also being shown in the annual Member's Exhibition at the Edward Hopper House Art Center (through Feb. 16, Nyack).


Bobby Deitch, adjunct faculty, Music, performed with his band Forever Ray, to a sellout crowd at the BB Kings Blues Club (Dec. 30, Times Square, New York City). In addition, he performed on drums on the Jam Cruise aboard the MSC Divina (Jan. 4-9, Caribbean Sea: Jamaica and Bahamas).


Victor Coronel, PhD, Professor, of Science, was the keynote speaker at an international science conference held at the National University of Engineering, UNI, in Lima, Peru. His lecture, "La Fisica de los Instrumentos Musicales," was about the physics of musical instruments (Jan. 2). In addition, he ran the all-day workshop, "La Ensenanza de la Fisica Usando Objetos Simples," about how to teach physics using simple objects (Jan. 6). See:

Dan Masterson, Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence, continued his work as Poet Laureate of Rockland County with presentations including: Reading of his poem, “Out of the Blue,” at the Orangetown 9/11 Town Ceremony (Sept. 11). Presented the seminar/lecture: The Writing of “Out of the Blue,” to Clarkstown North High School students (Oct. 24). Presented Poetry Workshops at the Veterans Administration: Hudson Valley Veterans Clinic (Oct. 24 & Dec. 5, New City).

Saeed Safaie, Professor, Science, presented the lecture, “Using technologies such as 3D printers to increase educational access and quality,” to the New York University Faculty Resource Network. His presentation explored important questions that frame the conversations in higher education on how technology has changed how teachers teach and how students learn (Nov. 22-23, Miami, FL).

Lisa Schachter, DNP, FNP, Associate Professor of Nursing, was a guest speaker at Rutgers College of Nursing. Her topic, “Student Life and Survival Skills: Strategies for Success in the Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program,” was presented to the school’s incoming students beginning their doctoral studies (Dec. 11, Newark, NJ).


Martin Lecker, EdD, Distinguished Professor of Business, edited and published the textbook, Historical and Sociological Perspectives of Multiculturalism in American Business, (Pearson Learning Solutions, 2014) for his PDA 110 History of Pluralism and Diversity in Business course. He is also the author of an included article.

Terri Kaye Needle, Professor, Psychology, wrote an article for the textbook, Historical and Sociological Perspectives of Multiculturalism in American Business, titled "Sexual Harassment Indecent Proposal". Needle defines sexual harassment, identified its social and legal history, psychological effects on the victims, ethical obligations of business to remove it, and strategies on what victims should do to eliminate it.

Student Excellence

Gabriel Roxbury performed with the New York Philharmonic. After he played a djembe drum to the song, "The Little Drummer Boy," he was introduced to the audience and spoke about his studies at RCC (Dec. 21, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City).