Rockland Report – On Thursday, December 3, the Rockland Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center in Nyack and Gentle Giant Brewing Company will host a beer tasting and discussion via Zoom starting at 7:00 pm. The tasting will include an IPA, a lager and two “brewer’s choice” beers with a Gentle Giant Brew Master describing the ingredients and the flavor components of each. Participants will be able to ask questions during the event.
River Journal News – Rockland Community College (RCC) has recently joined forces with White Plains-based Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) to help expand the pipeline of students of color to pursue teaching professions. RCC is the first community college to partner with TSTT and all RCC TSTT graduates may be eligible to continue their journey in education and attend one of 23 national and regional college or university partners. TSTT will provide RCC students with academic support, career guidance, workshops, networking opportunities, and teacher placement assistance.
Back2Basics – Dr. Michael Baston is the President of Rockland Community College and a national leader who helps develop comprehensive supports that foster college completion, Dr. Michael Baston’s work has been featured on MSNBC, USA Today, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Community College Daily, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, The Community College Times, and Black Enterprise Magazine. This is a fantastic, entertaining and insightful exchange on who you can take charge of your tomorrow.
News12 – Big praise is coming from the SUNY chancellor as Rockland County Community College continues to lead the pack in its handling of the coronavirus on campus. It’s been a difficult year for some SUNY schools, with Cortlandt on pause, Plattsburgh now being the latest campus with a cluster and Oneonta closed for the fall after a surge of over 700 cases.
WAMC – On Friday, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras traveled to Suffern to meet with Rockland Community College President Michael Baston. It’s one of the SUNY colleges that recently expanded its weekly COVID-19 pooled surveillance testing program as the 64-campus system proceeds through a fall semester marked by local coronavirus spikes and shutdowns. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s color-coded COVID zones have raised new questions about transmission for college towns and commuting students.
Heart and Soul – Dr. Michael A. Baston, the 7th President of Rockland Community College, is committed to inclusive excellence, educational access and programmatic diversity. In light of the health pandemic, racial reckoning and the current state of the economy, Dr. Baston has shared a roadmap for enacting impactful change at any organization when it comes to inclusion, equity and diversity.
Campus News – Rockland Community College recently received two prestigious recognitions for its Nursing Program. NursingProcess.org, a website that compiles nursing education and career information data, ranked RCC’s program as second out of 153 New York State Board of Nursing approved schools to pursue an associate degree program in nursing. In addition, RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization, released its annual list of the 2020 Best RN programs and ranked the Rockland Community College nursing program sixth out of 101 in New York State.
Nyack News & Views – You could eat your heart out at the Culinary Institute of America. But why leave Nyack? We now have our own culinary & hospitality school thanks to Rockland Community College. Harnessing the energy of a restaurant scene in Nyack that had reached over 50 sit-down establishments prior to the pandemic-induced economic slow down, RCC offers those eager to enter the food service industry a chance to “stay near” and “go far!”
New12 – Colleges are seeing the hurdles students are facing in light of the pandemic and are doing what they can to make admissions more welcoming. Dominican College tells News 12 it typically had credit requirements that needed to be done in high school, but that has since been adjusted.