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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

Inaugural Liberal Arts Senior Scholars Presentation

Congratulations to the 30 Dominican College students who completed capstone projects and presented posters last Tuesday at the Inaugural Liberal Arts Senior Scholars Presentation.

These are students have mastered their disciplines and through their poster presentations, they showcased the skills and intellectual ability they acquired through their Liberal Arts education.

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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