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Rockland and Orange County Leaders Discuss Issues at Dominican College

Palisades Institute at Dominican College

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus and Palisades Institute Executive Director Stanley Jacoby at the County Executives Forum in Rosary Hall.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus talked about their efforts to improve the fiscal outlook, crack down on welfare fraud, fight state mandates and bring business into their counties during today’s County Executives Forum at Dominican College, sponsored by the Palisades Institute.

“Today’s Palisades Institute Forum provided Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and me a valuable opportunity to share our experiences and visions with an engaged audience of local business leaders,” said Rockland County Executive Ed Day. “Both counties face similar economic challenges. By working with each other and our residents, Steve and I will continue to move our counties forward into brighter futures.”

During the forum at Rosary Hall, the leaders talked about their accomplishments and answered questions from the audience on current topics. Both Day and Neuhaus are Republicans who began their four-year terms in January 2014.

The Palisades Institute was created in 1990 as part of Dominican College to serve business, government and not-for-profit organizations in Rockland and nearby counties. The Institute encourages professionals to integrate the concepts of Leadership, Quality and Ethics to achieve long-term success.

 

Rockland and Orange County Leaders to Attend Forum at Dominican College

14 CE ForumRockland County Executive Ed Day and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus will be at Dominican College on Thursday, July 30, 2015, to take part in the annual County Executives Forum sponsored by the Palisades Institute.

The County Executives will face questions about the economy, public projects, social services and taxes. They will also explain what challenges they have faced and what successes they have achieved since taking office. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the County Executives as well.

Both Day and Neuhaus are Republican County Executives who began their four-year terms in January 2014.

The Forum takes place from 8  a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Lawrence Room of Rosary Hall. Continental Breakfast is served at 8 a.m., with the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. To register, call (845) 848-7806 or register online by clicking here.

The Palisades Institute was created in 1990 as part of Dominican College to serve business, government and not-for-profit organizations in Rockland and nearby counties. The Institute encourages professionals to integrate the concepts of Leadership, Quality and Ethics to achieve long-term success.

July 22nd Information Session Targets Prospective Students Interested in Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Dominican College welcomes adult students who want to reach their full potential and excel following graduation. The College offers a supportive, nurturing environment and caters to career-oriented students, with classes available evenings, weekends and online.

If you are interested in taking adult undergraduate or graduate courses, Dominican College is holding an Information Session on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The session will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Hennessy Center, 495 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY. If you would like to attend, please register at www.dc.edu/rsvp .

Adult programs offered at Dominican College include nursing programs for Registered Nurses (RNs) wanting to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and for career changers seeking a BSN. The College also has online programs for adults to earn degrees in Criminal Justice, Management, Psychology, Communication Studies and the Social Sciences. Graduate programs at Dominican College include Business Administration, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Teacher Education.

Students at Dominican College are offered the highest levels of personal support. The College fosters relationships between students and faculty members through small classes, with a student-faculty ratio of 15:1 and an emphasis on individual attention. If you are juggling work, family and other responsibilities, Dominican College can offer the support, the flexibility and the inspiration you need to realize your goals. It’s a superb environment to develop and flourish academically and personally

Dominican College has a diverse student population which includes traditional undergraduates, transfer students, working adult learners and students earning professional degrees.

Two Senior Administrators Honored by Leadership Rockland

LR -medalDorothy Filoramo and Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien were among 25 Silver Medal Recipients honored on Tuesday, June 16, for their contributions to Leadership Rockland. They are shown with Frank Borelli, also a Silver Medal Recipient. Dominican College was honored with a medal as well.

Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien, OP, Ph.D, is the College’s president. Dorothy Filoramo serves as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Both have been supporters of Leadership Rockland since its inception, with Ms. Filoramo serving as Chair of the Board of Leadership Rockland, Inc. from 2009-2012.

Leadership Rockland offers existing and emerging leaders an educational experience focused on the infrastructure of Rockland County, New York – presented by leaders in government, business and non-profit sectors. With 600 graduates over a 25-year span, the program consists of 11 daylong sessions over a 10-month period, and engages and challenges its participants to examine issues and seek solutions.

Dominican College awarded $592,688 grant by the National Science Foundation

Grant will be used to increase access to the Biological Sciences.NSF-920x918

 

Dominican College has been awarded $592,688 from the National Science Foundation to support scholarships for students in biological sciences.

The money comes from the NSF S-STEM (Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. The program is intended to improve educational opportunities and support programs for academically talented students with financial need in an effort to boost the nation’s STEM workforce.

The award for the project, titled “Increasing Access to the Biological Sciences”, starts July 1, 2015 and ends June 20, 2020.

Bernadette J. Connors, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, is the grant’s principal investigator. She said it will be used to provide scholarships for biology students. Students in the program will also be offered field trips and internships that enhance their education, along with opportunities to present research at national conferences.

“Dominican College is pleased to receive this grant,” said Sr. Kathleen Sullivan, O.P, Chancellor. “Along with the recognition by NSF of the rigor of our Biology program, we appreciate the commitment of the faculty to the advancement of STEM fields and the success of students in these majors.”

The grant allows academically talented, financially challenged students to complete baccalaureate degrees in Biological Sciences at Dominican College, while also:

  • Providing a variety of resources proven to ensure student success and reduce attrition rates among STEM majors;
  • Fostering a partnership between the College, area high schools, and the region’s industrial sectors;
  • Expanding awareness of career opportunities in STEM fields among students, parents, and teachers;
  • Increasing the number of students who successfully complete their undergraduate degree in Biology in four years, and increase the number of students entering STEM fields;

The grant draws on the strong academic and social structures and activities available at the College. Students will be provided with opportunities for training to be laboratory mentors for high school students and participate in active research projects and internships with the College’s industrial partners. Various events and activities will create a learning community among the participants and the staff and faculty at Dominican College.

Dr. Connors said the College expects to choose the first cohort by fall 2015.

For information about applying for one of the scholarships offered under the grant please contact the Office of Admissions at 1(866)4DC-INFO or admissions@dc.edu

Three exceptional alumni honored at our annual reunion

Dominican College honored three exceptional alumni at our annual Reunion this year: Eileen Foti ‘95, Service award, Michael McLaughlin ’90, Excellence award, and Nhi Tran ’00, Leadership award. Their presentations were delivered by Athletic Director Joe Clinton, Accounting Professor Jack Armstrong, and Vice President of Student Development John Burke.

Sixty Student Leaders Honored

Congratulations to 60 student leaders who were honored for their outstanding contributions to student life at Dominican College.

Ralph Felix
The Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien Award for Citizenship and Service to the College

Emma Fortunato and Samuel Alabre
The Fr. Ronald Stanley Award for Service to the Community

Yaritza Huertas
The Sr. Barbara McEneany Award for Spirited Involvement in Campus Life.

Jenna Balsamello, Jonathan Cho, Erica Descartes
The Dohn Harshbarger Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the College

Kayla Lyder
The Hennessy Family Scholarship Award in Honor of the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt.

Jeffrey Carroll
Ana Rojas Memorial Award

Social Work student advocacy research conference

Dominican College’s 4th Annual Social Work student advocacy research conference was held recently. The theme of the conference was “From Empowerment to Change”

The conference was well attended with about 70 participants including students and faculty from Lehman College, College of New Rochelle, and seniors and juniors from the BSW program at Dominican College.

 

Student Leadership Awards 2015

Congratulations to 60 student leaders who were honored for their outstanding contributions to student life at Dominican College.

Ralph Felix
The Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien Award for Citizenship and Service to the College

Emma Fortunato and Samuel Alabre
The Fr. Ronald Stanley Award for Service to the Community

Yaritza Huertas
The Sr. Barbara McEneany Award for Spirited Involvement in Campus Life.

Jenna Balsamello, Jonathan Cho, Erica Descartes
The Dohn Harshbarger Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the College

Kayla Lyder
The Hennessy Family Scholarship Award in Honor of the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt.

Jeffery Carrol
The Anna Rojas Memorial Award

Amanda Magnotta
The Karl Walker Memorial Scholarship Award

Dakendy Benoit and Karen Delva
The Vaughna Jarvis Memorial Scholarship Award

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