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August 2015 Achievements


Martin Lecker, EdD, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Business, published his second edition of Conducting Business Ethically: A Philosophical Approach (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2015), which also is accessible online,

Bob LeMoullec, adjunct, Communication/Media Arts, published a memoir, The Newsroom Confessions, (Page Publishing, 2014) about the tumultuous year of 1981 in Rockland County when he was a reporter for WRKL Radio in Rockland.

Ian Newhem, Associate Professor, English, had his short story, “At Redwood Insect Station No. 1, published in July’s White Ash literary magazine. Newhem also has several recently completed projects scheduled for publication later during 2015 - 2016, with one, “The Imp of the Fraternal," to appear in both Quiddity magazine and NPR. In addition, he has recently signed a contract for a column to run in Man's Life magazine.


Kristie Morris, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, is profiled on the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s “This is How I Teach” blog:

Donna Peters, Professor of Nursing, and Kathy Hopkins, EdD, Associate Professor of Nursing, contributed to and starred in a promotional video for Wolters Kluwer Publishing over the summer, tapping their experiences integrating Lippincott's Course Point products into their nursing courses. Both were interviewed on film for customer training videos to be used by the sales and marketing team at Walters Kluwer.


Robert Cardelli, Adjunct, Communication Media Arts, received his MS in Information Design and Technology from SUNYPolytechnic (formerly SunyIT). His thesis project, "2nd and Ruscomb, -- A Hypertextual Documentary Film," is included in the Digital Narratives exhibit in the Gannett Gallery in Utica, NY, during the month of September.

Kathy Hopkins, EdD, Associate Professor of Nursing, earned a doctorate in Nursing Education from Southern Connecticut State University. Her dissertation was titled, “Transition to Practice After Participation in a Student Nurse Associate Program: A Qualitative Study.”


Brian Cocolicchio, adjunct, Science, was elected in June to the Board of Directors for the New York City local chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.


Suzanne Cleary, Professor of English, gave poetry readings June 4 at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC; June 11 at ArtsWestchester in White Plains, NY; and June 17 at the Ethan Allen Design Center in Hartsdale, NY.


Eileen MacAvery Kane, Instructor of Art, had artwork included in Platforms, “Animating Transit,” an invitational exhibition at the NY Transit Museum in Brooklyn, NY, in June. She also had a solo exhibition of her series, Chakra Garden, as a window installation at the Hudson House in Newburgh, NY, in June and July. Kane and three past and present RCC students, Deanna Amoia, Laura Zapata and Sonia Varin, are exhibiting work in “Voices: Art That Speaks Out” at Orange County CC’s Mindy Ross Gallery August 25 to September 17. In addition, Kane’s photomontage “Jan” from the East End Stories series, received honorable mention in the New York Center for Photographic Art’s exhibit “Urban Landscapes,” and her artwork is also being exhibited in “Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life,” from August 22 to October 18 at Hopper House in Nyack.


Angelo Parra, adjunct, Performing Arts/English, has written a new play, The Mnemonist, that will be staged in two developmental public readings by the Westchester Collaborative Theatre, October 2-3 at the Budarz Theater of the Ossining Public Library.

Barry Wiesenfeld, adjunct, Performing Arts, was invited to perform bass (electric and double bass) on several tracks of “Forever Always,” a CD recording now in the Grammy award process. The project included many major Broadway performers in this tribute to Broadway luminary Kevin Gray, who died tragically at age 55 in February 2013. Gray was the star of Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, and many more.