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September 2016 Achievements


Susan Brydon Golz, PhD, Professor of Science, has published two lab manuals customized for RCC students: Anatomy and Physiology I Lab Manual, edition 2; and Anatomy and Physiology II Lab Manual, edition 2. She also has been elected to the board of directors of the New Amsterdam History Center in NYC.

Maire Liberace, Professor of Speech/Philosophy, had a book launch of her collection of poetry, Walking On Water, in Ireland on August 6. She has also been honored with the invitation to join the Distinguished Service Professorships University-Wide Advisory Council.

Christina Stern, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, had a book review/historiographic essay published in the May/June 2016 edition of the Women's Review of Books. The review focuses on recent literature about female mystics in relation to the political history of medieval Europe.

​Sherrill Wilson, PhD, adjunct faculty, poetry published in Columbia University's Literary Journal (August 2016), Holding the Vision, Artifacts..., Celebrating New York Freedom.


Rockland Community College was honored with a Green Council Award by the Rockland Business Association during its general membership luncheon, October 20 at Rockland Country Club in Sparkill. RCC is receiving the award in the Transportation category for a program offered to students in conjunction with Transport of Rockland.


Kristopher Baker, PhD, Executive Director, Technology Innovation Center and Associate Professor, Biology, presented at the Institution for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) in Washington, DC, to make recommendations on math policy for the US Department of Education.

Jonathan Barnwell, Coordinator of Judicial & Veterans Affairs, participated
in the Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WestCOP) radio program on WVOX-1460 AM on August 24. The presentation covered services offered to RCC student veterans and the College’s ongoing collaboration with WestCOP.

Tammy Collins-Richardson, Director, Student Involvement was the leading presenter at Coca-Cola's Pay it Forward Academy (in Atlanta, GA, from July 21-24). Her presentation, Be the Best You, was developed through working with 25 parents of Coca Cola scholarship winners to help them identify the barriers and challenges in their lives and the ways to overcome them.

Eileen MacAvery Kane, Instructor of Art, showed a series of photo montages August 26-28 at the Hudson Valley International Film Festival, a juried exhibition at the Monroe Theater in Monroe, NY.

John Schlesinger, Associate Professor of Art, created an installation at Whittier College in Los Angeles as part of the collaborative team “Dear Volunteers” with Tra Bouscaren.


Suzanne Cleary, PhD, Professor of English, served as the final judge for the Guy Owen Award, the annual poetry prize of the Southern Poetry Review.