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Rockland Community College one of only three colleges nationwide selected for pilot program

Hudson Valley News & Events – The National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE) announced on July 14th that Rockland Community College has been selected as one of three schools nationwide to receive $210,000 to develop and launch Money Smart Financial Coaching Program, a financial coaching program to improve their students’ financial health and increase their graduation rates. The program is expanding nationally through a $2.5 million investment from JPMorgan Chase.

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Rockland Community College’s Professor of English Presenting at Comic Con in San Diego

Hudson Valley News & Events – Shamika Mitchell, professor of English at Rockland Community College, and founding member of the San Diego Comic Con Museum, will participate in three panels at Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, July 21-24, 2022. It is the first in-person event since 2019.

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RCC First College in New York State to Participate in Intel Corp’s AI for Workforce Program

Hudson Valley News & Events – Last January, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Dell Technologies and Intel announced a joint commitment to grow Intel’s AI for Workforce Program from 18 states to 50 by 2023. Rockland Community College was one of 15 colleges across the country to be awarded $40K for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Incubator Network project.

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RCC Elevates Susan Deer & Katherine Lynch While College Seeks New President

Rockland County Business Journal – Rockland Community College is conducting a national search for the eighth president. Dr. Michael A. Baston has accepted a new position as President of Cuyahoga Community College located in Cleveland, Ohio and will be stepping down from his position as RCC president in July 2022.

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Filling the Significant Shortage of Truck Drivers

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals – The global supply chain has faced major shocks in the past few years. Many of them stem from the pandemic, which caused quarantines, production shutdowns and shuttered logistics offices, all making the movement of products harder at a time when demand for delivery was rising. More recently, soaring fuel prices increased transportation costs and subsequently fed inflation.

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