© 2020 all rights reserved
RCC Hispanic Heritage Awards 2020
2020 Hispanic Heritage Awards
Congratulations to our Hispanic Heritage Award Recipients!
The Rockland Community College Community is excited to celebrate your achievement.
HHA Program and Recipients
Welcome to the Hispanic Heritage Awards! As the first Latina Vice President at RCC, it is a privilege to have my Division, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, sponsor this event. We applaud each of you, and your families, and wish you much more success as you continue on your educational path.
Dr. Helen Castellanos Brewer
Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
History of Hispanic Heritage Awards
Rockland Community College’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards are an opportunity to commemorate the artistic, leadership, and cultural contributions of members in the Latin community, while honoring the academic achievement and overall excellence of Rockland County students of Hispanic descent. In October 2014, Rockland Community College created a committee to build bridges to the community by creating a ceremony that acknowledges and celebrates the accomplishments of our local public school students, whose hard work and dedication resulted in an academic average of 90 or better. It is RCC’s desire to continue honoring our local public schools scholars.
Hispanic Heritage Awards Committee
- Yaritza Santana – Chair
- Jennifer Albin
- Michael Albin
- Oscar Arias
- Greer Griffith
- Evelina Lopez
- Sonia Martinez
- Daisy Mercado
- Ian Pena
- Inez Rivera
- Ydania Santos
Message From the President
Rockland Community College welcomes the opportunity to honor the many talented Hispanic students from across Rockland County who have attained academic excellence and demonstrated exemplary achievements in many areas. You are a vital part of our community and represent our future. It is my fervent hope that you will continue striving, learning and growing throughout your lifetime. I am confident you will attain many important educational and personal milestones and continue to set a positive example for your peers. It is our privilege, our honor and our responsibility to recognize your achievement today.
Dr. Michael A. Baston
Academic Programs at RCC
Take charge of your tomorrow by becoming part of the Rockland Community College community! Students choose RCC for its affordable tuition, flexible class schedules and easy transfer to 4 year colleges.
English Skills Academy
The English Skills Academy at Rockland Community College is an intensive college preparatory program for English language learners at various levels.
RCC offers 50 flexible degree and certificate programs in a range of the humanities, social sciences, arts, technology, business, health professions, mathematics and science.
High School Program
Earn college credits while you are in High School. The High School Program (HSP) is open to high school juniors and seniors who wish to register part time (fewer than 12 credits per semester) and take classes either in your high school or at RCC.
Early Admit Program
Take college-level courses and earn college credits while still in high school. At RCC we offer an Early Admit Program (EAP) to high school seniors who wish to complete their senior year of high school by registering as full-time students at RCC and taking credit courses on campus.
Our nationally recognized Sam Draper Honors Program offers students the challenges and rewards of deeper discourse and a personalized mentoring relationship with your professors. Students who complete the Honors Program with an academic average of 3.5 or higher have a very high rate of transferring with full junior standing to virtually any four-year college or university they choose.
Career Skills Academy
The Career Skills Academy was created to provide work ready programs for students of any age to get the necessary skills for a new job, or to enhance an existing career. Career Skills Academy offers programs where students can gain workforce certifications in less than a year.