Rockland News – Rockland Community College (RCC) is proud to announce an upcoming ceremony to present a rehabilitated car to Michael J. Finlay, a Navy veteran and Engineering Science student at RCC. This event is made possible thanks to the generous donation of the vehicle by the Rockland County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the collective efforts of several donors who contributed to the car’s restoration.
Campus News – Rockland Community College’s (RCC) Visual and Performing Arts department announced the successful completion of the Fall 2023 Skills Proficiency Tests (SPT) in Theatrical Stage Combat, a testament to the exceptional talent and dedication of its students.
New City Patch – Rockland Community College is proud to announce that Patricia Szobonya, Program Director of Legal Studies, has been selected as one of eleven faculty members, from US community colleges and minority-serving institutions, to participate in the 2024 Overseas Faculty Development Seminar in India, an initiative by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).
News 12 – Students in Westchester and the Hudson Valley regions have an extraordinary opportunity for tuition-free college education through Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s “Cyber Service Academy Scholarship Program.”
Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine – Dr. Lester Edgardo Sandres Rápalo, the first Latino and Honduran president of Rockland Community College, is pleased with a 6% increase in enrollment, However, he yearns for more and prioritizes boosting enrollment, addressing facility constraints, and pursuing national recognition like the Aspen Prize.
Rockland Report – Rockland Community College (RCC) is ranked as the #10 institution in the Northeast & Islands region in the prestigious Military Times’ 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings, the largest and most comprehensive ranking of schools for military service members and veterans.
Rockland County Times – ABC’s, AI (artificial intelligence) and workforce development were among the topics Rockland Community College’s new president, Dr. Lester Sandres Rápalo, recently discussed at the Rockland Business Association’s November luncheon.
News 12 Westchester – The Mount Vernon City School District is expanding opportunities for students interested in the auto industry. Students at the district’s new alternative high school, Rebecca Turner Academy, will now get access to a partnership with Ford and Rockland Community College that aims to get kids high-paying jobs right out of high school.
Campus News – Rockland Community College (RCC) has received a grant for $933 thousand awarded by the Empire State’s Office of Strategic Workforce Development (OSWD). Last week, Governor Kathy Hochul announced OSWD’s fourth round of grant awards, totaling more than $12 million for 15 projects that will train more than 2,000 workers across New York State for over 100 business partners.
Daily Nurse – The Rockland Community College (RCC) Nursing Program demonstrates its commitment to excellence, with its students achieving a remarkable 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in the third quarter of 2023.