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February 2015 Achievements


Patrick Tobin, a current student, was an invited guest of US Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) at the President’s State of the Union speech in Washington, DC, on January 20. Tobin is a former Army Ranger who overcame serious training injuries to complete four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is now a Town of Clarkstown Police Officer.


Kaoru Miyauchi, adjunct faculty for Performing Arts, performed her 11th piano recital at Carnegie Hall on February 22 during the Artists of the Alexander & Buono Masterclass Series.


Doreen Zarcone, Coordinator, High School Programs and Special Events, co-chaired the Leadership Rockland Education and Developing Human Capital Day at the Haverstraw Center on December 18, 2014. She moderated the panel discussion, "How Higher Education Institutions and Business are Working to Revitalize Regional and New York State Economic Development.”


David Lucander, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pluralism and Diversity, contributed a chapter, “Beyond A. Philip Randolph: Grassroots Protest and the March on Washington Movement,” to the anthology, “Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph,” which was released in January.


Benjamin Dickman, Office of Institutional Research, earned an MS degree in Data Mining from Central Connecticut State University in December 2014.

Alumni Achievements

Mark Svensson ’10 and his wife, Ismini, were profiled in a CNN broadcast with anchor Brooke Baldwin on Feb. 9 discussing their charitable work across the country. CNN also published an article earlier in the month on the Svenssons’ work.

Student Achievements

Six works by RCC Art students were selected for presentation through May 15 in the SUNY Spring show at the SUNY Art Gallery in Albany. Lena Hyun, adjunct faculty, Art, curates and coordinates RCC art student submissions to the SUNY exhibits:

G-Jun Yam (photography), Untitled, 2014, digital photo

Frank Shively (fine arts), The Comfortable Stranger (A Self-Portrait), 2014, linocut print

Peter Frasco (graphic design), Polygon, 2014, digital print

Somang Kim (graphic design), Untitled, 2014, digital print

Jherry Ramirez (photography) Starry Night festival, 2014, digital print

Marie Hawkins (photography), Untitled, 2014, digital photo