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THE CROSSING 

Roxbury Community College 
Monthly Bulletin 



Volume 3 I Issue 2 



August 2013 



SUMMER 2013 INTERNSHIPS 



♦ RCC Students Attend Prestigious MIT Summer Program 

The participation of RCC students in MIT's Summer Research program is the result of an exciting collaboration 
between RCC and the MIT/SPURS Humphrey program, spearheaded by RCC Dean Jose Alicea and MIT/SPURS 
Director Bish Sanyal. Collaboration activities have included guest lectures by MIT Humphrey Fellows in Professor 
Nasreen Latif's Economic classes and Professor Randy Foote's Political Science classes. Two Roxbury Community 
College students were enrolled in MIT's prestigious Summer Research program, which draws undergraduates from 
colleges and universities across the country as paid interns. RCC students Florice Luc and Venisa Dodi lived on MIT's 
campus with other students, where they conducted original research with MIT professors. Florice's research focused 
on Housing and Immigration, and Venisa focused on Mental Health and Immigration. They presented their research 
earlier this month at a concluding Poster Session and Luncheon at MIT. 

♦♦♦ Seventeen RCC Summer Interns Highlight Their New Learning 

Roxbury Community College's summer interns highlighted their internship projects at the Summer 2013 Internship 
Oral and Poster Presentations Celebration held on August 9th at the College. An audience of site supervisors and RCC 
faculty, students, and staff viewed posters designed by the interns and listened to oral presentations. The 1 7 RCC interns 
are majoring in Biotechnology, Biological Science, Information System Technology, Broadcast Media Technology, and 
Business Administration. The site placements included Children's Hospital Boston, Edimer Pharmaceuticals, UMass 
Boston Bridges Program, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Comcast Sports NET New England. 



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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS "^^ ^ ^ ^ ^'^ ^^-^ ^^ ^ ^^ 

Professor Veronica McCormack, Chair of the Language Department, and Paul Alexander, Director of Human 
Resources and Affirmative Action, attended a two-day diversity conference this month sponsored by Bridgewater 
State University titled Leading for Change: Diversity Practices in Higher Education. The statewide conference offered 
participants, among other things, an opportunity to: 

• Work together in interdivisional campus teams to exam their own institutional diversity practices; 

• Explore Intercultural Campus Dialogues that Lead to Institutional Change; 

• Create Campus Diversity Action Plans. 

Forty-nine state and private colleges and universities were represented at the conference, which drew an estimated 220 
attendees. 

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THE CROSSING ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE MONTHLY BULLETIN Volume 3 I Issue 2 | August 2013 



GRANTS AWARDED TO RCC IN AUGUST 



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{♦ Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) Grant 

This $105,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Enrollment and Secondary Education funds Roxbury 
Community College's The Gateway Scholars program, which provides severely disabled high school students the 
opportunity to participate in inclusive college courses and a postsecondary experience with their non-disabled peers, 
while working toward meeting their education and employment goals. RCC works with several school districts 
including Boston, Revere, Saugus, and Everett. IV /l | I ;v •»- "^^^ 

♦ Academic Support and College Transition Services (MCAS Program) Grant 

The Massachusetts Department of Enrollment and Secondary Education awarded Roxbury Community College a 
$32, 000 grant for its Pathway to Success program, which offers free MCAS preparation classes for Boston Public High 
School students who have not passed the exam. The program provides intensive small group and individual instruction 
to prepare students to take the exam in all subject areas, as well as support to transition into college or the workforce. 

♦♦♦ Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program Grant _ X \ ^ ^ 1 

Roxbury Community College's Dual Enrollment pTogrd.m received a $24,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department 
of Higher education. The Dual Enrollment progra.m prepares high school students for success in college and seeks to 
ease the transition from a secondary to a postsecondary educational environment by providing opportunities to earn 
college credits while simultaneously earning credits toward a high school diploma. This year, in addition to students 
taking classes on campus, RCC faculty will also teach college courses at select high schools. 

♦ Fellowes Grant / 

A $5,000 proposal to support Roxbury Community College's GED Practice Ti-^f program has been approved by the 
Fellowes Athenaeum Trust Grant Advisory Committee. This is the seventh consecutive year that the College has 
received a Fellows Grant. The Fellowes Athenaeum Fund is dedicated to supporting literary and instructive community 
programs at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library. The GED Practice Ti-rf program is a collaboration between 
RCC and the Dudley Branch Library that offers the GED Practice Test to adults and out-of-school youth. This is an 
opportunity for community residents to take the GED Practice Test at no cost. This is a particularly important year for 
people who still need to earn their GED, because the test is changing in 2014. 

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REGISTRATION FOR FALL CLASSES UNDERWAY 

Fall 2013 classes at RCC begin September 4th. For information call the Enrollment Center at 617.541.5310. 



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