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Vin Crapanzano '82

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Vin Crapanzano

VP at STAC Offers Advice to Community College Students

Vin Crapanzano ’82 has a lot of advice for students who begin earning their four-year degree at a community college—not just because that is what he did, but because that is part of his job at St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) in Sparkill, NY.

As Vice President of Enrollment Management & Campus Communications, he counsels students on how to use their time wisely before enrolling in STAC or any other four-year school. “Students who start at a community college have to balance living in the present while preparing to transfer to a four-year college,” he said. “Two-year programs enable students to explore their options while fulfilling many basic core requirements of the four-year college.”

After graduating North Rockland HS, Crapanzano began working full time right away, and saw RCC as a good starting point. “I was immediately influenced by my professors – specifically Dr. Sally Cuneen and Professor Dan Masterson. Both were extremely passionate about their craft and helped me focus on writing.” This focus was the basis for his career in marketing, communications and public relations.

After earning his AA from RCC, Crapanzano transferred to STAC to study Communication Arts. He also earned an MBA in Marketing from STAC. He held positions with a building trade magazine and in the North Rockland School District and rose through the ranks at STAC to his current position.

Crapanzano’s wife, Sandra, attended RCC while still in high school before earning degrees in social work from SUNY Stony Brook and NYU. The Crapanzanos have three children.

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