Nanuet Patch – Deep into the listening tour he started when he took over July 1, Rockland Community College’s new president has started making a list of goals that range from the concrete to the aspirational.
Rockland County Times – Rockland Community College is proud to celebrate the history and culture of the Latinx community from September 19 through October 20. The month-long celebration honors individual traditions while also recognizing what unites us.
Nanuet Patch – Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands, continues its multimillion-dollar investment in critical workforce programs at community colleges nationwide, and Rockland Community College has been invited to return for year five.
Mid Hudson News – The Rockland County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and the Rockland Community College (RCC) have partnered to support workforce development and economic growth through the Skill Up Rockland partnership.
Campus News – Rockland Community College (RCC) has been selected to participate as a member of New America’s prestigious Community College Workforce Transformation & Implementation Cohort. This esteemed recognition reflects RCC’s commitment to advancing workforce development and ensuring student success through innovative programs and partnerships.
WRCR AM 1700 – Rockland Community College has a new president. Dr. Lester Edgardo Sandres Rápalo became just the eighth president in the College’s 64-year history. Prior to joining RCC, Dr. Rápalo was Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bronx Community College. He formally started his new position on July 1st.
Lohud – In an era when higher education is plagued by skyrocketing tuition fees, exorbitant student debt and the burden of high-interest rates, community colleges emerge as the unsung heroes of education.
News 12 Westchester – Dr. Lester Sandres Rápalo, the new president of Rockland Community College, spoke with News 12 Tuesday for his first local interview since taking the job.
Rockland County Business Journal – Eisha Sarmad, a recent graduate of Rockland Community College, is one of 60 high-achieving community college students nationwide selected to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Hudson Valley Press – After an extensive search process including multiple interviews, campus tours, and lively town halls, Rockland Community College has selected its eighth President in the College’s 64-year history.