Debate Season Opener

The Dominican College Debate Team participated in the season-opening intercollegiate debate tournament on November 9 at SUNY-Rockland.

Graduate student Christopher Bronson teamed up with newcomer Alma Godinez to put in a spirited performance that earned them a fifth-place finish in a very competitive Varsity Division. In the Junior Varsity Division, the rookie team of Elexis Harris and Edward O’Neill earned a fifth-place finish. Katherine Flores, another rookie team member, joined forces with a debater from SUNY-Rockland, and while the hybrid school team did not place, their effort was commendable.

The Debate Team will be back in action on Sunday, November 23, as it hosts the next tournament of the season in Casey Hall. Spectators are welcome as the Chargers defend their home field.

New Biology Lab Opens

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Madeline Micceri Mignone, Ph.D., and Dimitrios Moustakas, ’13, outside the biology lab dedicated in her honor on October 28, 2014.

Dominican College is pleased to announce the dedication of the Madeline Micceri Mignone Biology Lab.   The new lab will be reserved for Faculty/Student Research. Dr. Mignone has been a driving force behind the Biology Program at the College and has had an enormous impact on students in the sciences.

The Biology program at the College, which has grown significantly over the past several years, was in need of a dedicated research laboratory space for undergraduate research. This lab meets an increased demand for skills in molecular and cell biology techniques.

Materials and furnishings for the lab were donated by Pfizer. Committed to applying science and global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life, Pfizer has made a commitment to bring trained scientists and effective and affordable medicines to the people who will need them.

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The new lab

The creation of this research space facilitates collaboration with other research institutions. Dominican College has an articulation agreement with New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Research collaboration with NYU is also in the discussion stage.

Dominican College has established itself as a premier educational institution in the Hudson Valley Region. Its reputation for educating health care professionals, nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists, is widely acclaimed. A strong science program, built through dedicated faculty and interdisciplinary collaboration, is a distinguishing feature of its academic excellence. The opportunity to establish a dedicated Research Lab is most timely as the Biology Program now enrolls over 100 students. The impact of mentored research for our students is profound. A scholarly pursuit of biological research will enhance their position for graduate study and career placement in the future.

For more information, please contact Dorothy Filoramo, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at (845) 848-7400.

Jamie Kempton Named Coach of Men’s Cross Country and Men’s Track and Field

Jamie Kempton named coach of the men's cross country and men's track and field teams. h

Jamie Kempton named coach of the men’s cross country and men’s track and field teams.

Dominican College will add men’s cross country and men’s track and field to its athletics program beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year according to Director of Athletics, Joseph S. Clinton.

“We are excitied about the addition of men’s cross country and track and field programs,” Clinton said. “With cross country already being a conference championship sport and men’s track and field becoming one in 2015, it will allow both programs to have immediate post-season opportunities as part of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.”

Jamie Kempton, currently an assistant coach for the women’s cross country and track and field programs has been named the new head coach for both programs.

“I’m excited to be part of the new athletic programs at Dominican College  and can’t wait to start building the foundation of very competitive units in men’s cross country and track and field,” said Kempton. “I hope to follow the lead of the other established sports teams at Dominican College and make our mark in the CACC and in all our levels of competition.”

Kempton brings a wealth of coaching experience to the staff as he was most recently the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs at St. Thomas Aquinas College from 2004-2007. Prior to that, he served as the head coach of the indoor and outdoor track programs for both the boys and girls squads at Albertus Magnus High School from 1998-1999.

He began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the boys and girls cross country and track programs at Nanuet High School from 1983-1985. He returned to Nanuet in 1995 and ran the program until 1997.

To learn more about men’s cross country and track and field, along with DC’s 12 other NCAA Division II men’s and women’s athletic programs, please visit www.chargerathletics.com.