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Issue # 56 

The RCC 


September 26, 2013 

RCC Receives 
$294,559 in 
Performance Incentive 

At a press conference at RCC 
on Monday, September 
23rd, Higher Education 
Commissioner, Dr. Richard 
Freeland announced the 
Performance Incentive 
Funds awardees. RCC is the 
recipient of $294, 859 of this 
$7.5million fund. Additional speakers at the press 
conference, Dr. Valerie Roberson; Dr. Keith Motley, 
UMass Boston Chancellor; Dr. Diane Ross Gary, 
Madison Park Head of School, and Dr. Matt Malone, 
Secretary of Education, extolled the importance and the 
impact that such an initiative will have on the 

The grant will support a pathway from Madison Park to 
RCC to UMass Boston. Eighteen RoxMAPP 
(Massachusetts Academic Poly Tech Pathway) Madison 
Park students in the Nursing Assisting Program will 
begin their journey on Monday, September 30th, when 
they begin their Autumn Access College Experience 
course, taught by Professor Angela MacDonald. 
Students will receive coaching, advising, and tutoring 
support at RCC and at UMass Boston. The program will 
be expanded in the coming months to include 
disciplines other Nursing. Plans are underway to enroll 
students from a variety of Madison Park vocational 

Golf Tournament 


On Friday, September 20th, RCC held its 
annual golf tournament. This 
fundraising event helps fulfill the RCC 
Foundation's goal of providing a variety 
of opportunities for students. Proceeds 
also help support the Reggie Lewis Center's youth and 
senior fitness & wellness programs, and the building fund. 
See photos on page 4 


On Saturday, September 21st, RCC was 
aglow with black and orange for the first 
annual Homecoming event. Attendees 
enjoyed music, dancing, food, vendors 
and kids activities. See photos on page 5. 

Mark Your Calendar 

October I : Scholarly Speaker Series 
October 3: Cheeky Scientist 
October 8: PTK Spirit Day 

October 7: The State of Community Colleges in an 

Urban Setting 
October 10: PTK Open House 
October 1 1: 40th Gala 
October 22: Community Career Fair 

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Cheeky Scientist 
at RCC 


Dr. Isaih Hankel, PhD., Founder and CEO Cheeky Scientist 

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 3, l:30pm-3:00pm 
WHERE: 3-121 

The seminar is built around cutting edge science in the 
fields of psychology, physiology and motivational theory, 
as well as Dr. Hankel's first hand experiences in academia, 
medicine, business and entrepreneurship. He will show 
students the only three professional skills that will matter 
in the next five years. 

Dr. Isaih Hankel, a scientist, author, entrepreneur, and 
coach likes to have fun, make money, and make a 
difference. "They keep telling me to focus and take life 

seriously but all I want to do is 
experiment and be cheeky" 

"My seminars are about building 
the career of your dreams, 
increasing their emotional 
intelligence, releasing the full 
you, getting in shape fast, and 
dealing with haters." Dr. Isaih 

He graduated with a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology in 
2011 and now works as a Cell Biology Specialist and 
Business Coach. In 2012, Dr. Hankel founded 
Cheeky Scientist, a networking platform for entrepreneurs 
and people with advanced degrees. Over the past two 
years, he has launched three online products, consulted 
for 12 different companies, and given over 250 seminars 
in 20 different countries. 

He looks forward to helping students to have fun, make 
money, live like a lion and change the world. 


Congratulations to 
Phi Theta Kappa's 
newly elected 


Rashida Jenkins 
Vice President: 

Mark Payne 
Vice President of Scholarships: 

Chisom Udengwu 

Carleen Njoku 

For questions, please contact the 
advisors of Phi Theta Kappa: 

Professor Kimberly Stieglitz - 
Professor Yvonne Anthony - 


Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Approaches 

OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 
1:30 P.M. 


Academic Building (3), Room 424 

Polina Anikeeva 

Assistant Professor of Materials Science 
i MIT 

Polina Anikeeva received her B5 n Physics from St. Petersburg State 
Polytechnic University in 20D3. After graduation she spent a year at Los 
Alarros Nat anal Lab where she worked on developing novel types of 
photovoltaic cells based on semiconductor quantum dots. She then 
enrolled in a PhD program in Materia s Sc ence at MIT and graduated 
in January 2D09 with her thesis titled 'Physical Propertes and Design 
of Light Emitting Devices and Mano particles". She completed her 
postdoctoral training at Stanford University. Polina joined the faculty of 
the MIT Department of Mater a s Science and Eng neerng n July 201 1 
as AMAX career development assistant professor, her lab at MJT 
focuses on the development of flexible and minimally invasive 
materials and devices for neura; recording, st n.i a: en and re pa r. She- 
is also a recipient of Sanofi Biomedical Innovation Award. NSF 
CAREER Award. DARPA YFA and the Dresselhaus Fund Award. 



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Professional Development 

Coming Up Next Week... 
Beyond PowerPoint Essentials 

This workshop applies PowerPoint topics such as adding diagrams, 
tables, and animations. It also offers time-saving strategies for 
creating and presenting with PowerPoint. Participants will practice 
advanced features as well as explore ways to apply existing content 
and templates from other presentations. 

WHEN: Wednesday, 10/2, 3-4pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 

Training/Drop-in Sessions 

These sessions are for anyone who wants to drop in to learn more 
about using the technology in our learner-centered classrooms. If you 
want to know the basics, learn some more advanced features, or just 
practice using the technology, come on by! 

WHEN: Wednesday, 10/9, 8-10am and 12-2pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 

Weekly Moodle Drop-in Sessions 

These informal drop-in sessions are open to any and all faculty at any 
level of Moodle experience. 

WHEN: Every Monday and Thursday 12-2pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 

Outlook 2010 and 2013 

IT staff will share some neat tricks and shortcuts 
WHEN: Tuesday, October 1st, 1:30 - 2:30pm 
WHERE: 3- 207Q 

One City 
One Story 

The 2013 story has been chosen! The 
pick for One City One Story this year is 
"Karma" by Rishi Reddi. It was originally 
published in Karma and Other Stories and 
was the winner of the 2008 PEN New 
England / LL Winship prize for fiction. 

Distribution started the week of 

September 2nd in locations in and 

around Boston! Read more at 

To download and read the short story 
online, visit 

Jumpstart, an early childhood education nonprofit 
organization that recruits and trains college students to 
deliver a literacy-rich curriculum to low-income 
preschoolers, has partnered with RCC for the second year 
in a row! The 2013-2014 program year has begun and fall 
recruitment is in full swing! Already, three extraordinary 
team leaders, as well as three Corps members, have been hired. Team leaders will attend Jumpstart's annual 
September Leadership Institute. This year, Jumpstart is piloting a community college specific leadership institute to be 
held here on RCC's campus on September 27 th and 28 th . Team leaders from Middlesex Community College, Northern 
Essex Community College, Bunker Hill Community College and Roxbury Community College will join to learn more 
about their leadership roles during the 2013-2014 program year! 

All faculty and staff are encouraged to aid recruitment by sharing information about Jumpstart with any students who 
may be interested in participating. 

For more details, please contact Jumpstart Site Manager, Ashley Bushell, at or 617.427.0060 
ext. 5830. 

Jump sjtort 

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