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Joe Clinton’s lifelong devotion honored with Hall call

Courtesy of Josh Thomson of The Journal News Read the full article here.

Joe Clinton of Pearl River, a former star basketball player at Albertus Magnus, will be inducted into the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 18.

Orangeburg, N.Y. (4/15/15)  When Joe Clinton graduated Union College in 1983, he never had that moment where he stopped to contemplate his future. And why would he? Clinton grew up playing ball from dawn to dusk. He wasn’t about to take up accounting.

So, at 22, he began to coach. Thirty-two years later, the Pearl River native’s passion for the games he loves persists.

“I liked playing so much, I couldn’t see myself do anything else,” he said.

Clinton’s lifelong devotion continues, but his achievements will be honored on Saturday when he is among those inducted into the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame.

The 54-year old is one of six brothers, all of whom attended Albertus Magnus. Clintongraduated in 1979 as an all-county basketball and baseball player who helped the Falcons win Section 9 basketball championships during both of his seasons on varsity. They reached the state championship game Clinton’s senior year when he earned Rockland player of the year honors.

“I look back on it, and It was just a great time to grow up,” he said. “We came home from school and played ball all day.”

Clinton played four years of basketball and two years of baseball at Union. He finished with over 1,000 points and 500 assists and led Union to its first NCAA tournament appearance as a senior.

After graduation, he worked mornings at Sears so he could work a $1,000-a-year job as an assistant at SUNY Maritime. He returned to join the staff of his high school coach, Tom Collins, and soon became the head coach at Rockland Community College at just 25.

Clinton coached four years at RCC before arriving at Dominican. He has been the director of athletics and head men’s basketball coach for 25 years, posting a 362-341 career record.

“My favorite time of year is when we have our alumni game,” he said. “It’s just good to make the lifelong friendships and enjoy that camaraderie.”

Sports continues to provide Clinton with the special moments he cherishes. The last three years, he has coached his son, Joe, a former all-county guard at Pearl River who will be a senior next season.

“I just can’t believe how fast it’s all gone,” Clinton said.

Greg Lalevee Named Dominican College’s 2015 Person of the Year


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Dominican College and its Board of Trustees have named Greg Lalevee, the business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, as the 2015 Person of the Year. He will be celebrated at the College’s 43rd Annual Grand Reception, on May 1, 2015

Mr. Lalevee is being honored for his outstanding professional leadership, his philanthropic community commitments, and his high ethical standards.

The reception will be held at the Old Tappan Manor in Old Tappan, New Jersey beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $350. All proceeds will support the Hennessy Center expansion, academic programs, and technological advancements, said Mary Lichtman, the College’s director of special events. Tickets may be obtained online at http://www.dc.edu/GR-RSVP or by contacting Ms. Lichtman at (845) 848-7406 or specialevents@dc.edu

 

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Professor of Religious Studies chosen for two prestigious workshops

CzanderCongratulations to Giovanna Czander, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, on her selection to participate in the seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding that will be held at DePaul University this summer. The degree of competition for participation was keen. Only 26 faculty members were selected for this seminar.

Dr. Czander has also been chosen for the 2015-16 Teaching and Learning Workshop for Pre-Tenure Religion Faculty at Colleges and University organized by Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

Giovanna R. Czander, Ph.D,  joined the Dominican College faculty in 2009.

English professor publishes new book on Edwardian theatre

shawDr. Ellen Ecker Dolgin has published a new book titled Shaw and the Actresses Franchise League: Staging Equality. The book can be purchased on Amazon.com and has been described by Christopher Innes of York University as a book that, “defines historical events in a strikingly new way by exploring the interconnectedness between Edwardian dramatists, actresses and suffragettes and defines an unexpected cultural phenomenon merging arts and activism.”

Ellen Ecker Dolgin, Ph.D, is a professor of English and the coordinator of Dominican College’s English program.

Debaters Perform Well at Intercollegiate Tournament

debate-webOn Sunday, February 22, the College’s Debating Team hosted an intercollegiate debating tournament in Casey Hall, welcoming a number of talented college debaters from the local region.  Defending their home field for the first time this semester, the team did not disappoint. 

The team of Alma Godinez and Jordan Zuber-Banks led the way, earning a second-place finish in the always very competitive Varsity Division.  They missed out on the top-place finish by only one point.  Mr. Zuber-Banks also earned an individual third-place speaking award.  Veteran debater Nathaniel McAuliffe took the first-place speaking award in the Varsity Division.  Paired with Katherine Flores, who was competing in the Varsity Division for the first time, Mr. McAuliffe and Ms. Flores finished the day with a 2-1 record.  In the Junior Varsity Division, the newly formed team of Jonathan Cho and newcomer Shakira Hamilton made some noise at the tournament as well, competing hard and gaining some very good experience along the way.  Team member Natalie Arias, who did not have a partner available for the competitoin, provided valued support as a judging advisor throughout the day. 

The Debate Team will be back on the road to compete in its next tournament of the semester to be held at SUNY-Rockland on Sunday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m.  

 

Big Charger Weekend: March 11 – 15

BCWStudents are invited to participate in a weekend full of events and activities!

Wednesday, March 11  
Box City, hosted by the Rotaract Club, Campus Ministry Club and Social Work Club will be taking place in the evening on the quad.

Thursday, March 12
Sushi demo, Granito Center 2:00 p.m.
Science Department Seminar on The Environment and Our Community: Dynamic Intersections with Nature in Our Suburban Setting, led by Watershed and Natural Resource Management Specialist Mary Hegarty, Fury Lecture Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Annual Karaoke Night with Mocktails, Granito Center,  8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 13
Meals on Wheels, 11:00 a.m.
FIFA video game tournament, Granito Center 7:00 p.m.  Proceeds will be donated to Make A Wish Foundation.
The Spring Musical Damn Yankees, St. Dominic’s School Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased in advance.

Saturday, March 14
CAB Bounce Trampoline Sports, 2:00 p.m.
The Spring Musical Damn Yankees, St. Dominic’s School Auditorium, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased in advance.

Sunday, March 15 
CAB Ice Skating in Central Park, Granito Center, 1:00 p.m.

For more information:

Contact Katrina Redmond, Director of Student Activities at  (845) 848-4034 or katrina.redmond@dc.edu

Class of 2015 Enjoys Etiquette Dinner

Graduating seniors gathered for our Fifth Annual Senior Etiquette Dinner on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Several alumni, faculty and staff joined the class of 2015 for a gourmet four-course meal as part of the countdown to graduation.

Thanks to Kendall Brenner for a dynamite presentation on dining etiquette and wine pairings.

 

Debaters Succeed at Intercollegiate Tournament

debatingUnder threatening skies from the latest impending snowstorm, the College’s Debating Team returned to action on February 8, making their first road trip of the year to New York City to compete at an intercollegiate debate tournament sponsored by Yeshiva University.

Newcomer Jordan Zuber-Banks paired up with Natalie Arias to lead the team to a fourth-place finish in a very competitive Varsity Division. Mr. Zuber-Banks also earned an individual fourth-place speaking award. In the Junior Varsity Division, the newly formed team of Katherine Flores and Alma Godinez debated well amid a very competitive field, securing a very nice victory in the tournament’s second round. Because her teammate could not attend the tournament due to illness, newcomer Shakira Hamilton was unable to compete at this tournament but certainly provided spirited support to her teammates, cheering them on throughout the day.

The Debate Team will be back in action at the College on Sunday, February 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Palisades Room in Casey Hall.

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