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March 2017 Achievements


Wylene Branton Wood was presented a Distinguished Service Award by the Rockland County Legislature as part of its Women’s History Month celebration in March. Wood was recognized for revitalizing the African American Historical Society of Rockland, helping create a program at RCC highlighting the musical contributions of African Americans, and other activities.


Joe Falco, Coordinator, Connection Center, co-presented "Anchoring Services for Community College Students in the Storm: The Community Schools Approach," at the 2017 ACCA Conference in Tampa, Florida on February 17. He also was appointed Coordinator of Men's Services and Events for the Rockland County Pride Center in December 2016.

Collette Fournier, adjunct faculty, Art, is presenting a photography exhibition, “Retrospective: Spirit of a People” at two venues, as part of programming for the centennial celebration of Finkelstein Memorial Library: April 11, 7-8:30 pm, in the Library’s Fielding Room, and May 21, 2-4 pm, at Nyack Library’s Community Room.

Sherrill Wilson, adjunct faculty, Multicultural Studies, and Wendy Gordon, Chair and Instructor, Hospitality & Tourism, presented a workshop titled “Street Foods of Vietnam” at the Mahwah Public Library in Mahwah, N.J., on February 7.


Eileen MacAvery Kane, Instructor, Art, exhibited in “Heroes, Muses and Inspirations” at the Goshen Art League in Goshen, N.Y., and in “Keys to My Heart” at the Goshen Music Hall.

Media Broadcast

David Lucander, PhD, Associate Professor, Multicultural Studies, was interviewed on the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” March 16 episode on Claudette Colvin, the African American woman who in 1955 was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in segregated Montgomery, Alabama, nine months prior to Rosa Parks.