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July 2017 Achievements


Lynn Aaron, Professor of Computer Studies; Dr. Adessa Butler, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; and Matthew Matcovich, Instructor of Mathematics gave a presentation entitled "Retention of STEM Students:  SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP)" at the 2nd Annual Learning with Innovative Technology Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY on July 7.

Catherine Roche, Professor, Business, gave a presentation, "Intercultural Communications: A Theoretical and Practical Perspective," at Mohammed I University in Oujda, Morocco, on July 6.

Dr. Michael Baston, President, served on a panel of national experts discussing the equity implications of predictive analytics at the Jobs for the Future State Policy Meeting, July 18-20 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


Catherine Roche, Professor, Business, participated in the SUNY COIL Academy workshop in Byblos, Lebanon, from June 30-July 3. Roche also took part in New York University’s Faculty Resource Network summer program June 12-16, joining the “Global Challenges and the Future of Business” seminar.


At the Administration & Staff Assembly (ASA) election on July 18, Burton Louis-Charles was re-elected as President, and Michael Albin was chosen as Vice-President/Secretary. ASA members also elected the following to the Executive Board for the coming year: Patti Castro, Jeremy Cordock, Abigail Hunte, Yaritza Santana, Virginia Sequeiros and Kathleen Tompkins.

Student and Alumni Achievements

The following RCC students completed an intensive six-week summer research program at Purchase College through the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program. They presented their findings at the annual Science Summer Research Symposium on July 7:

Larissa Diaz: "Assessing Beaver Structure Hydrogeomorphical Effects in the Great Swamp Using UAVs."

Jorge Acuña, Kurtis Brown and Keverene Mason: "Isolation of Bacteriophages Against Bacteria."

Marie Bigot: "Membrane Leakage of E. coli and S. aureus by Maximin 3."

Neissa Charles and Ra'Vynn Waters: "Natural Products as Antifungal Agents."

Roxanne Watson ’87 can be seen in a television commercial and online video created by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Watson, a heart transplant recipient, is featured as part of the group’s Go Boldly campaign.