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October 2014 Achievements


RCC President Dr. Cliff L. Wood and his wife, Wylene Branton Wood, were honored by New Jersey AIDS Services (NJAS) at the organization's 20th Anniversary Gala (October 17, Morris County, NJ).

Jonathan Barnwell, Coordinator of Veterans and Judicial Affairs, and two RCC student veterans, Dennis Pichardo and Michael Smith, were honored by the County Legislature on October 21. Smith led the assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer, Pichardo was honored for successful graduation from Service Dog Training Class, and Barnwell was honored for his work with student veterans at RCC.


Karen Sunshine, PhD, Professor of Political Science, had the ninth edition of her textbook, American Government and Politics in the New Millennium, released in both printed copy and “e” copy.

David Beisel, PhD, Professor of Social Sciences, published a pair of articles in the quarterly journal Clio’s Psyche: “Psychological and Historical Dialogue,” September 2014, and “Witnessing the Holocaust,” June 2014. He also made two presentations in June at the 36th Annual International Psychohistorical Association Convention at New York University: “Guilt in Nazi Germany,” and “Poets Write (Pycho)History: John Allman and Others.”


Christie Cruse, EdD, Director of Academic Services and First-Year Experience presented "Communication & Conflict in Academia: How Effective Leadership Can Transform Your Workplace," at the Cengage Leadership and Mentoring Conference, (Jeffersonville, Indiana, Oct 3).

Eileen MacAvery Kane, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, participated in a panel discussion titled “Intersections with Global Communities” at the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Design Educators Conference, in Portland, Oregon, September 11-13.

Janet Thompson, adjunct, English, presented, “Online International Student Collaborations: Enabling the Intersection of Distinct Courses, Learning Outcomes and Technology to Engage US, Canada, and Panama Students,” at the International Conference on Learning, Touro College, NYC, July 16; “Faculty and student international, online collaborations: Meeting learning outcomes across disciplines,” at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, WI (Aug 12-14); and “Student Writing and International Collaborations in Two Flex Courses,” at the Blended Learning (formerly Sloan) Consortium in Denver, CO (July 8-9).


Manonce Celestine, Library Support Tech, exhibited in the Garnerville Artoberfest Oct 11-12 and 18-19.

Collette Fournier, Campus Photographer/Communications Assistant, exhibited her photographic work at the Garnerville Artoberfest (Oct 11-12 and 18-19).

Maralin Roffino, Assistant to the Director, Campus Communications, exhibited at Art in the Park (Piermont NY).