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2017-18 SUNY Chancellor's Award Faculty Winners

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

portrait of Josephine ColemanAs a member of the Business department, Josephine Coleman developed introductory accounting online courses to promote the online business degree, as well as a course in forensic accounting. She also serves the students by conducting tutoring sessions in the college’s tutoring center. A certified public accountant, Coleman has 20 years of experience in the financial field in both the private and public sectors. She has taught at RCC since 1999, and has been a full-time instructor since 2007. Coleman assumed leadership roles upon earning full-time faculty status. She served as RCC’s faculty senate president for two, two-year terms, served on the regional Faculty Council of Community Colleges, and has conducted Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) workshops at the college on various financial topics. “I hope my help can make a positive impact on my students as they reach for their dreams,” she says.

At RCC, Coleman has been campus facilitator for the college’s food drive, participated in the College Heart Walk and in the Great American Cleanup with members of the Rotaract Club, which she advises. Outside the academic realm, she contributes to numerous community causes and organizations, including the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association, St. Margaret’s Church choir and as a religious education teacher. Coleman earned a BS in accounting from Brooklyn College, CUNY, and an MBA in finance from St. John’s University.

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