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August 2014 Achievements

Recent Achievements of the RCC Community!

Christie Cruse, EdD, Director of Academic Services and First-Year Experience, presented, “Not by Accident: Academic Support Services, First-Year Experience, and Student Success,” at the SUNY Community College Institute (Binghamton, NY; August 4).

Collette Fournier, Campus Photographer/Communications Assistant, is having a show of her photographic work, "Retrospective: Spirit of A People," from September 8 - October 24. On behalf of the Arts Council of Rockland, Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley, NY has been awarded a 2014 Community Art Grant to host the exhibit. The opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, September 14, from 2-4 pm.

Eric Magaram, Instructor, Mathematics, was a panelist participant in “The Role of Professional Judgment,” at the Carnegie Foundation national pathways conference (San Francisco, CA; July 19). Kris Baker, PhD, Division Chair of STEM and Health Professions; Bill McGregor, Associate Professor, Mathematics; Kristen Zugibe, Instructor, Mathematics; & Matthew Matcovich, Instructor, Mathematics, also attended the conference.

Angelo Parra, adjunct, Performing Arts/English, will have another performance of his critically acclaimed play, The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, performed at the Kingsborough Community College Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 8, at 8 pm.

Xi Shi, PhD, Professor, Library Services; and Professor Emeritus James Sherrier, co-authored The Power of Belief, Value of Knowledge (Olympia Publishers, 2014). The book draws upon historical atrocities like the Holocaust, the Rape of Nanking Massacre and the Great Leap Forward, to establish a common thread among state sanctioned horrors, committed when “dogmatic beliefs take precedence over knowledge.”