Dominican College to Host College Finance Event

College Goal NY Events Help New York Students Gain Access to Financial Aid Opportunities

ORANGEBURG (January 20, 2015)- Dominican College is hosting a College Goal event on Saturday, February 7, to help college-bound students complete the most important tool in securing financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. A completed FASFA can be used to apply for aid for any college or university

Along with providing hands-on assistance with filing and submitting the FAFSA, financial aid experts will answer questions about financial aid, scholarships and loans. Participants can enter a drawing to win $500 for a College Access Challenge Grant (CACG).

The College Goal event will be from 12 noon – 4 p.m, February 7, in the Prusmack Center on Dominican College’s campus, 493 Western Highway, Orangeburg.

To file the FAFSA application, the following documents are required and should be brought to the event:

• Parent and student’s social security numbers
• 2014 tax returns for parents and student, if applicable
• 2014 W-2s if the completed tax return is not available
• 2014 records of untaxed income records such as Social Security, if applicable
• Pin number: students and parents need to apply for a pin number at (www.pin.ed.gov). This allows for electronically signing the application and receiving faster responses.
• Driver’s license

All information will be kept confidential. For information on the College Goal event, call (845) 848 – 7819 or go to: http://www.dc.edu/collegegoal

Palisades Institute Announces New Executive Director

The Palisades Institute of Dominican College is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director. Effective December 15, Stanley J. Jacoby will assume the position of Executive Director of the Palisades Institute. Mr. Jacoby has been a long standing member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute.

Most recently, Mr. Jacoby was the Executive Director of Rockland County Workforce Investment Board and the Director of Employee Rights, Relations, and Training of Rockland County.

He began his career at Bell Labs as an engineer in disaster-resistant building design and construction, and subsequently served in a number of executive positions at AT&T and Verizon. Drawing on his experience in the telecom sector, Mr. Jacoby established a management consulting and training practice, serving private, public, and non-profit clients. He presented workshops and trainings on leadership, quality management, customer service, harassment prevention and more.
Mr. Jacoby has served on educational and governmental advisory boards, including the Board of Examiners for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in both New York State and New Jersey and the boards at Rockland Community College and Dominican College. He was also an adjunct professor of Project Management and Quality Management at Polytechnic University.

He is a professional engineer (P.E.) in New York State and a senior professional in human resources (SPHR). Mr. Jacoby holds an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University, an M.S. in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Civil engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He has certificates from Cornell University in Equal Employment Opportunity policies and complaint handling.

The Palisades Institute was created in 1990 as part of Dominican College in Blauvelt, N.Y. to serve for-profit, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The Palisades Institute is based on the belief that people in all organizations are confronted with a myriad of issues in their work lives which would be better handled with a greater understanding and application of the principles of Quality, Leadership and Ethics. The Institute offers seminars and workshops that address issues related to the integration of these principles from a variety of perspectives.

Career Fair

The Career Development Center will host the Annual Career Fair on Tuesday April 1, 2014.

This event is free and open to the public.

  • Meet company recruiters
  • Apply for jobs and internships
  • Polish your networking and communication skills
  • Dress for success and bring resumes.

The following regional companies who are actively hiring will have recruiters waiting to meet you. This is not an inclusive list as companies are signing up every day:

  • Alliance Nursing
  • Jawonio, Inc.
  • Palisades Federal Credit Union
  • Saint Dominic’s Home
  • N.Y.P.D.
  • AFLAC
  • RCALD
  • RJ Staffing
  • Primerica
  • Adecco Staffing
  • Orange & Rockland
  • The NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • CBS, A Xerox Company
  • W.B. Mason
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Nice-PakProducts/PDI,Inc.
  • New York Life
  • Express Employment
  • Cablevision
  • Spectra Laboratories
  • Coca-Cola
  • Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
  • Refuah Health Center
  • Loeb House, Inc.
  • Gap, Inc.
  • Rockland County Sheriff’s Department
  • Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty
  • Camp Winadu
  • Stella and Dot
  • Hudson Valley Bank
  • Barnes & Noble

For more information contact Evelyn Fiskaa, Director of Career Development (845)848-4033 or careerservices@dc.edu.