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THE RCC WEEKLY 



Issue 46 
March 22, 2013 



CALLING BONE MARROW 
DONORS 

Ever thought about donating bone marrow? It's not 
as difficult or as painful as you might think! 

There will be a Bone Marrow Donation Information 
Session on campus next week. Consider stopping by 
to find out how you could help save someone's life 
and learn more about the importance of expanding 
the donor registry. All welcome to attend. This is only 
an information session. No commitment required. 
Refreshments will be provided. 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 1:30-2 :45pm 
WHERE: 3-121 



CELEBRATE WOMEN'S 
MONTH 

Please join the Poetry and Creative Writing Club for 
readings, a jazz performance and some food in honor 
of Women's Month 

WHEN: Thursday, March 28, l-3pm 
WHERE: 4-200 



RCC GARDEN 




Interested in a panel discussion, food, 
music, and a garden tour? If so, please 
attend the 3rd Annual Garden Service 
Learning Project Event, sponsored by the 
International Multicultural Institute, 
Garden Club, and Economics Club. 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 11am— lpm 
WHERE: stay tuned! 

For more information, please contact Professor 
Nasreen Latif at nlatif@rcc.mass.edu 



UPCOMING CONFERENCES 



MASSACHUSETTS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
TEACHING, LEARNING & STUDENT DEVELOPMENT 
2013 COMMUNITY COLLEGES: 



The registration deadline 
for the MA Community 
College Teaching, 

Learning, and Student 
Development Conference is fast approaching. 

If you're interested in attending and have not registered 
yet, please do so ASAP. You can register online at 
middlesex.mass.edu/tlsdl3/register.aspx . Once you have 
registered, email Shelly at SJohnson-Payne@rcc.mass.edu 
who will process payment and arrange for a bus for those 
who would rather not fight the morning traffic. 

This year, Title III professional development funds will be 
used to cover the cost of sending 30 RCC faculty and staff 
members to the conference. 




■lie Higher Education, Inc. 



The 2013 Annual MA 
Women in Public Higher 
Education Conference will be held on 
Friday, April 12, 10am— 2pm at Lake 
Pearl Luciano's, 299 Creek St, Wrentham. The registration 
fee is $55 for members, $65 for non-members. For 
conference information and registration 
visit www.mwphe.org/conference.htm 

Sherrel Stephens, from the Business 
Office, won the Phenomenal Woman 
award at the 2012 MWPHE conference. 




Mark \cur Calendar 

I 

| March 26: Bone Marrow info Session (3-121) 

March 28: Modeiing for a Cause (Auditor^) 
March 28: Poetry and Jazz (4-200) 

April 4: Tea at RCC (Great Room) 

April 5: TLSD Conference (Lowell) 

April 23: Career Fair (4-200) 

May 2: "29 Who Shine" (State House) 



The RCC Weekly 



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STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES 




Danny Soto transferred from RCC as a non-graduate in the spring of 2005. He was 
accepted at UMass Amherst and graduated with a BA in Sociology with a concentration in 
Criminal Justice. He is now a second year law student at Suffolk Law. Danny has 
represented UMass Amherst for the last two years at the RCC transfer fair. His presence is 
instrumental in that he serves in a dual capacity at the fair. He can certainly relate to the 
RCC students because he is similar to them in so many ways, but also he provides insight 
into the transfer experience as well as the merits of attending a large university. 

Gaudy Corrales will be graduating from RCC in spring 2013 in Biological Science. She was one of three students at RCC 
who was nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship (JKC). Community college students across the United States 
compete for this prestigious scholarship, which requires that students have at minimum a 3.5 grade point average as 
well as have served in a leadership capacity outside of the classroom experience. Gaudy has been accepted into the 
second year of the Doctor of Pharmacy-Boston program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 

Lesa Antoine is a new RCC student this semester and is currently enrolled in Destination: College 
(RCC's ABE Transition to Community College program funded by MA DESE). Lesa was a member of a 
student panel, 'The Key to Success from the Student's Perspective" that presented at the ABE 
Directors' Annual Conference— March 20-21 in Marlborough. Lesa received a standing ovation from 
approximately 400 GED, ESOL and Transitions program administrators after she shared her 
educational journey which took her through Project Hope and onto RCC. 



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ROXBUUY REPERTORY 
THEATER 

Roxbury Repertory Theater presents its 6 th annual 
production of 6 Playwrights In Search Of A Stage, six new 
plays by playwrights: Cliff Blake, Barbara Blumenthal- 
Ehrlich, George Freek, Grant MacDermott, Laura 
Neubauer, and Trevor Suthers. The 10-minute plays will 
be performed twice in April 

WHEN: April 26, 27 @ 7PM 

WHERE: Mainstage at Roxbury Community College. 

COST: Free and open to the public 

We are pleased to announce playwright Wendy 
Kesselman as our 2013 Playwright Laureate. She joins the 
growing group of playwrights laureates, including Jon 
Lipsky, Michelle A. Gabow and Kate Snodgrass. We will 
present two of her new quartet of plays, The Graduation 
of Grace and SPIT. Later in the year, Roxbury Repertory 
Theater will perform Ms. Kesselman's adaptation of A 
Tale of Two Cities. 

For more information, please contact 
Pamela Green at 617 541-5380 



TEA AT RCC 




Carol Bliss-Furr and her team are 
busy putting the final touches on 
the Tea at RCC event which is 
coming up soon . Buy your Ticket 
TODAY before they are all gone! 

WHEN: 

Thursday, April 4, 2013. 12:30 - 3pm 
WHERE: 

Great Room, 3rd floor, Media Arts Center 
COST: 

Staff, Administration, Faculty and Alumni = $25 

Students and Seniors = $15 
GUEST SPEAKER: 

Ms. Jackie Glen, Global Chief Diversity Officer, 

EMC Corporation 
FASHION SHOW: 

Nouveau Fashion Spring Collection 

For more information, please contact 
Ms. Carol Bliss-Furr, Alumni Director, at 
(617) 541-5394 or cbliss@rcc.mass.edu 



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If you have something of interest that you would like to share with the college community, 
please submit it (by Wednesday afternoon) to Jacqueline Lynch at ilynchl@rcc.mass.edu