N N ■ </*• Achievements I Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from St. Joseph's College, New York http://www.archive.org/details/achievements1997stjo ACHIEVEMENTS 1997 |i LIBRARY - ST. JOSEPH'S COllEtSf 222 CLINTON mmi BROOKLYN. N.Y 11205 SAINT JOSEPH'S COLLEGE DIVISION OF GENERAL STUDIES BROOKLYN, NEW YORK EXPRESSIONS OF APPRECIATION I remember the first day I stepped into the General Studies office at St. Joseph's College. The advisor that night was Professor Bob Dunn. He explained the Saint Joseph's curriculum to me and a co-worker, who is graduating from Saint Joseph's in 1997. It turned out that the curriculum I pursued allowed me to develop strong academic skills, while maintaining my career and taking care of my family. Indeed, I never felt out of place at St. Joseph's, and found that many of my classmates were hard working family people like myself. I also found the professors to be very accessible. This was very important to me. Although I very rarely found it necessary to contact a professor off campus, I could always reach them if I had a question. Most of them were also willing to provide advisement about the work world and were happy to share their own career expe- riences. For me, this degree was not easy to obtain, but with the help of many I was able to succeed. I would like to first and foremost give thanks to GOD, for he is my strength. I would also like to thank my mother Ruby White, my husband, Luiz Vazquez, my sons Luis and Terell, SaintJoseph'sMargaretAuglin, and all of my pro- fessors at the college. In particular, I must give special thanks to Roger Archibald, Arthur Dolan, Bob Dunn, Yvonne Greatheart, Gloria Gasper, and Thomas Napoli- tano. With the help, encouragement, patience, and expert knowledge of all those I have cited, I can proudly say: I am a Saint Joseph's College Graduate, class of 1997. -Terry A. Vazquez The class of 1997 In April of 1994, I was forced to return to college to maintain my promotion as a NYPD sergeant. At the outset, I enrolled with the understanding that I would complete the minimum number of credits to satisfy my job requirement. Subsequently, I passed the lieutenant's exam which required me to obtain 96 cred- its. When I attained the 96 credits my counselor Angela Diaz encouraged me to con- tinue and complete my degree, even after I told her I was dropping out. She is an excellent counselor because she not only convinced me to continue my studies but to attend full time. Her expertise at accentuating the positive aspects of college education and discussions about her graduate studies sparked my interest in earning an undergraduate degree. I am now a graduate, with a Bachelor's Degree in Management of Human Resources. Due to her coaching, I am contemplating enrollment in a graduate program. -John O. Doherty The class of 1997 CHALLENGES By MicheleThornhill The class of 1997 "'You can never be afraid of a challenge'\ These words are a motto I try to live by. One day while passing Saint Joseph 's College, I thought about enrolling. The thing that stopped me was the fear of returning to school after a long absence from the education process. I decided that day I would conquer my fears. The next thing I knew, I went inside and filled out an application. My first few semesters were spent obtaining a firm academ- ic foundation. I then chose community health as my focus of study. As I looked back there^s a multitude of memories. Some were good and some were not so good. Throughout these times I had the good fortune to have a loving family for support. My most troubling times came with doing term papers and public speaking. I found it so difficult to express my ideas on paper and the thought of getting up in front of an audience was the most frightening. lam proud to say today, I have overcome these obstacles. In closing Fd like to leave my colleagues with one piece of wisdom: I enrolled here with no specific goals in mind except to get a piece of paper. As a result of attending Saint Joseph^s College I now look forward to a challenging career in community health. My major has given me a tremen- dous boost in my present occupation as a New York Police Officer. It has enabled me not only to serve the department better but the community at large. A college education is something one must value because it's some- thing which you can use throughout your entire life. It is for this reason I salute Saint Joseph s College. Bp REMINISCENCES By Frances Scicutella The class of 1997 As I sat in my December 14th class, which was with Professor Clarence Stanley, producer of the "MoGreen" philosophy. Professor Beni entered and asked for volunteers to write an article for the 1 997 Yearbook. I recalled not wanting to raise my hand as I sat in school for the first time in twenty years for fear of giving the wrong answer. However, that Saturday, I raised my hand automatically to Professor Beni's question. Well, I see that after 2 1/2 years at St. Joseph's, one of the many things I learned is to put your hand up to answer questions whether my answer is right or wrong. I real- ized that it is also necessary to exercise a great deal of patience when it comes to lines at the bookstore and lines waiting for food at the cafeteria. I've also had a number of teachers and therefore, many experiences to reminisce about. Many thanks go to all my teachers throughout these 2 1/2 years, includ- ing extension site teachers. Professor Gaffney first got my attention outside the cafeteria of Mary Immaculate Hospital where he was recruiting stu- dents. He was obviously very persuasive as I now sit writing this article about my experiences at St. Joseph's College. I again had the pleasure of meeting Professor Gaffney on the teacher/student level for Critical Think- ing and PE.L.A. He helped me retrain mythought processes and was most patient as he read and reread my PE.L.A. papers. Modules and logs of my own thoughts and feelings brought out memories of Professor Jorge Fuentes who reinforced my counseling principles and techniques. This reinforcement became very useful in my current job as Personnel Coordi- nator and as back up person when the Employment Manager is away from job site. I thank Professor Linda Fonte, who through Adults in Transition, once again put me in touch with my principles, ideas, feelings, and beliefs. ^ REMINISCENCES (CONTINUED) In my major course of study at St. Joseph's, I have had many teachers. I have met many new people and made many friends, both teachers and stu- dents. Thanks to Doris Richardson for fully explaining OSHA rules, regula- tions, and fines to me and to Professors Polito, Janniere, Mohammed, Jaffe, and Freedman, for ethics, management theories, statistics, human resources law, and computer enhancements, respectively. Professor Nicholas has a great deal of patience because he probably read and reread my research paper one hundred times or so it seemed. He was always there with a smile at 8:15 on a Saturday morning even though most of the stu- dents were definitely not smiling. Subjects like Marketing and Human Resource Management were made interesting by applying real life situa- tions to the text book words through Professor "MoGreen" Stanley. Learn- ing marketing principles and handling people at the job became more obvi- ous and useful through these courses. Last, but definitely not least, my special thanks is for the knowledge and skills and reinforcement of already possessed knowledge and skills that I learned and reinforced through the knowledge, patience, and assistance of Professor Dunn. Attending Professor Dunn's classes in Organizational Behavior and Training and Staff Development gave me a great learning experience which has been very useful to me on my job and in my person- al life. I know that I am much more confident and sure of myself and my job due to the instructions, lectures, experiences, and teachings of Professor Dunn. In closing, I realize that I had so much to write about. Thanking not only the teachers, but some many friends, Joanna, Marianna, Tracey, Steve, Neil, Vincent, Dennis, Timmy, and so many more, who are very dear to me and who have added so much to my life and enhanced my personal hori- zons. GRADUATION is here: I'M THANKFUL STUDY is over: I'M THANKFUL PAPERS are finished: I'M THANKFUL MIDTERMS are no more: OH SO THANKFUL FINALS will not be coming up ever: SO SO THANKFUL MY SUNDAY will be mine again: I'M THANKFUL TENSION AND PRESSURE will be under measure: I'M THANKFUL No more TAR PELL or LOANS to clear my bill: I WAS SO THANKFUL But the LOAN PAYMENTS are coming: LORD KEEP ME THANKFUL LATE NIGHT STUDYING, TYPING PAPERS no longer a procedure: I'M THANKFUL What will my GRADE be: I WAS THANKFUL Finding a JOB is my new assignment: I'M STILL THANKFUL PRAISE THE LORD who has made this DAY possible I'M SO THANKFUL FOR GRADUATION! -Esther Jones The class of 1997 The years have been great The pleasure was less for my mate But I struggled to achieve This diploma I now receive I thank my family, teachers and friends, for being there when I needed them. Spe- cial thanks to HAYDEN-my husband and my three loving boys who understood what I wanted to achieve. Thanks also to Professors Robinson, Gasper, Davis, and Schac- ther, who really went the extra mile to assist me. Thanks to St. Joseph's for the struc- ture of the programs and the latitude provided by the flexible schedule, classes. -Faye David The class of 1997 ^ A REWARDING EXPERIENCE By Aideen Duigan The class of 1997 My last three years at St. Joseph's have been quite an experience. As a fulltime registered nurse, mother, wife, and student, I wore many hats throughout my education towards my degree. This achievement would never have been possible without the dedi- cation and tutorial assistance of the many professors I encountered during that time. They were extremely forthcoming with sound information and advice. I felt they were always only a telephone call away if I had any problems with my assignments or personal life affecting my studies. The program and college are very responsive to the needs of the full- time worker and student. While professors appreciated that we were juggling many different responsibilities, they still had very high expec- tations of us as students. This resulted in maintaining a very high edu- cational standard. Many times the road was difficult and I often thought of giving up, but the strong communal support of my peers and professors kept me fighting for what I knew could be mine. Now as a St. Joseph's graduate I will face the world ... Thank You St. Joseph's £A MORE EXPRESSIONS OF APPRECIATION It has been a privilege to be associated with the faculty of St. Joseph's College which provided me with the opportunity to expand nny studies and thereby to fur- ther my career. I would especially like to express my appreciation to both Dr. Andrea Reynolds without whose continuous support and guidance I would have never been able to achieve my goals and also to my family and friends who helped me realize my potential and opened the path for me to follow my dreams. -Amelia Perez The class of 1997 St. Joseph's dedication to teaching combined with flexibility of scheduling has allowed me to pursue and realize my goal of satisfying my BS requirement in Human Resources. Achievement of this goal has been a life long dream of mine, and many thanks and a few tears of joy must be extended to the professors, and support staff of the college and to my classmates and family. Success is a journey, not a desti- nation, and my journey has been made a happy and worthwhile experience. -Anne Marie Buchler The class of 1997 I would like to thank the administration and staff of Saint Joseph's College for enabling me to earn my baccalaureate degree in Health Administration. The avail- ability of Saturday classes made it really possible to reach this goal. I will cherish the wonderful experiences I have had here for the rest of my life. -Susan Cherian The class of 1997 X. » ^ KEEPING IN TOUCH By Comfort Boakye The class of 1997 In this age of social and political problems, members of extended families are spread all over the world. However, modern computer technology makes it possible for such family members to be as elec- tronically close as they were geographically close before they each moved to different parts of the world. This story is told of a neighbor of mine who originally is from Togo in West Africa. After some mem- bers of his extended family moved away, they used to write chain let- ters from his elder brother in Paris, France to him herein New York; to his younger sister in London, England and finally to their parents in Lome, Togo. Now he tells me all of them are on the internet, and they send E-Mail via the net to family members instead of letters. It is easy to send E- Mail to all the family members just by the click of the mouse. This can be done in a matter of seconds. Recently, when his sister in London had a baby, she posted the picture of the baby to a private web page and in an E-Mail to family members gave the address of the web page, so that family members could view the picture of her new born baby. Sister George Aquin O'Connor, Ph.D. President Sister iVlary Florence Burns, PIn.D. Academic Vice President Thomas G. Travis, Ph.D. Dean, Division of General Studies Brooklyn Campus 245 Clinlon Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11205-3688 (718) 399-0068 Suffolk Campus 155 West Roe Boulevard Patchogue, New York 11772-2399 (516) 447-3250 o NEW YORK Division of General Studies Dear Graduates: This season of graduation provides an opportunity for us to join together as an academic com- munity to celebrate the attainment of your baccalaureate, a success of significant proportions. The occasion of commencement is a ceremonial acknowledgement that you are setting forth from St. Joseph's with your capabilities and potential greatly enhanced. While what will come next for you remains to be seen, the goals you now set for yourself will largely determine the outcome. Put another way — and borrowing from Thoreau — if you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams, and endeavor to live the life which you have imagined, you will meet with unimagined success. Let us also recognize that what we accomplish we do so with the encouragement and support of others. I am sure you will have no difficulty enumerating the faculty, staff, friends, and loved ones without whom this milestone would not have been achieved. Once again, I want to extend appreciation to Daniel Beni and S. Carole Lessard for all the work they have done to make this year's Achievements such a fitting remembrance of your time at the College. They join with me in offering congratulations to the Class of 1997. Congratulations, Thomas G. Travis, Dean Division of General Studies Daniel Beni Preceptor in Health Administration and ACHIEVEMENTS Coordinator Brooklyn Campus 245 Clinton Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11205-3688 (718) 399-0068 Suffolk Campus 155 West Roe Boulevard Patchogue. New York 11772-2399 (516) 447-3250 NEW YORK Division ot ,^ _ , General Studies Dear Graduates: Congratulations on the achievement of one of life's more important goals: the attainment of your bacca- laureate degree. This achievement - a significant accomplishment in itself - is especially meaningful, since it was earned by so many of you while maintaining and often advancing in full-time professional careers and meeting the many demands of family life; you brought great energy, intellect and sense of purpose to your studies. In the process you have grown and developed in so many ways. This year, I would like to thank graduates Comfort Boakye, Ann Marie Buchler, Susan Cherian, Faye David, Aideen Duigan, John Doherty, Esther Jones, Amelia Perez, Frances Scicutella, Michele Thornhill, and Terry Vazquez, for the insightful writings you contributed to ACHIEVEMENTS '97. Your words docu- ment the special struggles and unique rewards of the adult learner. This edition of ACHIEVEMENTS was also enlivened by the inclusion of timely and jocular articles on computer applications by Felix Epke, Dave Perry, and Kathleen Seager, students in Professor Debra Freedman's, Com-110 class. Finally, I would like to thank S. Carole Lessard, Sadie McMillan, Yvonne Griffin, and Susie James for their ongoing administrative support. In closing, I extend the best of wishes to the graduates of 1997. May your achievement be bright and bold, and your memories of your college days with us remain strong for years. J> ex Ul. Cordially, Daniel Beni ?K This "letter'' was written by Kathleen Seager, a student in Preceptor Debra Freedman 's Com- 1 10 class. DearAbby. I ha ve a very serious problem. I confess I ha ve become a computer solitaire junkie. I play every free moment during the work day and even at home. Fm on the verge of losing my job and my marriage is failing. Fm a woman obsessed and I know it. I love to watch the cards bounce across the screen if I win. I also change the deck between sets. I just don Y know how to stop. I really don f even want to stop, but my life is folding like a house of cards. Fve even played so often that Fm scheduled for carpal tunnel surgery next week to repair the damage in mv right wrist. HELP ME!!!!!!!!!! Signed, The Queen of Diamonds P.S. I taught myself how to control the mouse lefty help!!!! Dear Queen of Diamonds, Seek professional help at once youWe really lost it. The quick- est solution in the meantime (that is until you get that much needed appointment) is to unplug the computer. Best of luck — Abby 13 DIVISION OF GENERAL STUDIES ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF 1996-1997 THOMAS G. TRAVIS Dean EILEEN MULLEN Asfjslani Dean Sister CAROLE LESSARD Assislani to the Dean BARBARA JANUSZ Registrar LYNN BARNA Assistant to the Registrar PATRICIA CIRILLO Senior Administralive Assistant to the Registrar LINDA FONTE Assistant to the Dean for Academic Advisement CORRINEALPERT Coordinator of Student Services REGLACARIAS Clerk/Typist ANGELA DIAZ Admissions Counselor YVONNE GRIFFIN Admissions Secretary JOAN ALAGNA Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services JUANAALLAND Preceptor in Community Health & Human Services RUSS ALTMAN Lecturer in Business DELORES ARCHIBALD Lecturer in Business ROGER ARCHIBALD Lecturer in Health Administration HOLLY ARGENT-TARIQ Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services JUDY ASHLEY Lecturer in Music JANE E, BECKWITH Lecturer in General Studies DANIEL BENI Preceptor in Health Administration ANGELOBERARDI Preceptor in General Studies K CANDISBEST Preceptor in Business JEAN BLACK Preceptor in Health Administration ORSOU^BONILLA Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services THOMAS BOVE Lecturer in General Studies LORRAINE BOYKIN Chairperson of Community Health & Human Services MILLICENT BUDHAI-ROBINSON Lecturer in Business RUPERT CAMPBELL Coordinator of Business Programs ROSECHANEY Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services ALEXCIGALE Lecturer in General Studies JAMES CISEK Preceptor in Business ROBERT COHEN Lecturer in General Studies JACQUELINE COLE Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services AUDREY CONLEY Director of Nursing Program MICHAEL CONNOLLY Lecturer in Political Sciences JOANN COSTA Lecturer in General Studies RAYMOND DANGELO Professor of Sociology SANDRA DAVIS Lecturer in Business DEBORAH DEJOHN Lecturer in General Studies MARYANN DELUCA Lecturer in General Studies ARTHUR DOLAN Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services MAUREEN DUGAN Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services ROBERT DUNN Preceptor in General Stui'.-'s MARGUERITE DURKIN ' eceptor in General Studit ^ SUSIE JAMES Administrative Assistant ROBERTHA MARTINDALE Senior Office Assistant SADIE MCMILLjAN Receptionist ANNE MARIE MACE Clerk/Typist BARBARA MURRAY Clerk/Typist SIOMARANIEVES Nursing Secretary JOAN WAGNER Secretary JEAN RAYMOND PHARAUD Clerk ACADEMIC COUNSELORS CYNTHIA ANDREI ANGELOBERARDI SHIRLEY DAVIS-LEWIS DEBORAH DEJOHN ROBERT DUNN FACULTY 1996-1997 MARCIA EDWARDS Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services JEREMIAH FEEHAN Lecturer in Sociology MARIA FLETCHER Assistant Professor of Nursing LINDA FONTE Preceptor in General Studies REGINAFREDRICKSON Lecturer in General Studies DEBRAFREEDMAN Preceptor m Business JOHANNA FROST-JOHNSEN Lecturer in General Studies JORGE FUENTES Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services HARRY GAFFNEY Preceptor in General Studies MARIE GAFFNEY Lecturer in General Studies GLORIA GASPER Preceptor in Community Health & Human Services HAYWARDGILL Preceptor in Community Health & Human Services ANDREA GREENBERG Preceptor in Community Health & Human Services CHRISTINA GRYZIEC Preceptor in General Studies KRISTINETHOMAGUHA Lecturer in General Studies CRYSTAL HARRIS Preceptor in Community Health & Human Services GWENDOLYN JACKSON Lecturer in Business SHARON L JAMES Lecturer in Health Administration ANTOINEJANNIERE Lecturer in Business GUY JOHNSON Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services TAESOOKKIM Instructor of Nursing KATHY DREW KING Lecturer in Health Administration ROSEMARIE LAMAR Lecturer in Business MICHAEL LATIMER Preceptor in General Studies ALBERT LEAVITT Preceptor in Health Administration NICHOLAS MAURANTONIO Preceptor in General Studies MICHAEL MAURO Preceptor in General Studies PATRICK MCCARTY Lecturer in General Studies THOMAS MCCORMACK Lecturer in General Studies CAROL MCDERMOTT Preceptor in Business LINDA MCDONNELL Lecturer in General Studies MARY HELEN MCSWEENEY Chairperson of Health Administration DORIS MICALl Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services MARGUREITE DURKIN HARRY GAFFNEY CHRISTINA GRYZIEC CARMEN IRIZARRY SUZANNE KRASE ELIZABETH LEVY Student Workers YAHAIRAFELICIANO THERESA GRAFF FABIOLA LAMARQUE BRIDGET LEAVENS ALBA MEDINA LOUISA MENDEZ TRINA MIRANDA MICHELLE MUSSO PATRICIA REYES ROSEANNE SCALI JOANNA SOARS BARBARA STASINSKI AMYWIHTTHOHN ABU BAKER A MOHAMED Lecturer in Business EILEEN MULLEN Preceptor in General Studies THOMAS NAPOLITANO Preceptor in Business NICK NICHOLAS Preceptor in Business PETER NIEMANN Lecturer in General Studies JOHNOKWODU Lecturer in Health Administration MIGUEL PARKINS Lecturer in Business S.JOYPELLIGRINO Lecturer in General Studies ROBERT POLITO Preceptor in General Studies JAMES OUACKENBUSH Lecturer in General Studies ANDREA REYNOLDS Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services DORIS RICHARDSON Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services MARION RIGGINS Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services ROBERT RIOS Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services MAUDE ROBINSON Preceptor in Community Health & Human Services JOSEPH ROSS Instructor of Speech Communication VINCENT SAGONA Lecturer in General Studies SHERRY SCHACHTER Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services BARBARA SCHORK Preceptor in Community Health & Human Services LAURA LYNN SILVESTRI Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services ELLIOT SMALL Preceptor in Business HUGH SNOW Preceptor in Business KATHERINE STAMATIS PANAGEAS Preceptor in Business CLARENCE STANLEY Preceptor in Business MINNIE STANLEY Lecturer in Business SYLVIA STORCH Preceptor in General Studies ANTHONY SUMMERS Preceptor in Health Administration KERRY SWEET Lecturer in Business JOAN THOMPSON Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services JAN WEISS Lecturer in General Studies GLORIA WHITE-HARRIS Preceptor in Health Administration MARAGARET ZAMIEROSKI Lecturer in Community Health & Human Services ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF Thomas G. Travis, Ph.D. Dean Eileen Mullen Assistant Dean Lorraine Boykin / Rupert Campbell % Patricia Cirillo Angela Diaz Linda Fonte Christina Gryziec Carmen Irizarry Barbara Janusz Sister Carole Lessard Elizabeth Levy Robertha Martindale Sadie McMillan Mary Helen McSweeney Barbara Murray Jean Raymond Pharaud Judith Santiago GENERAL STUDIES FACULTY Juana Alland Delores Archibald Roger Archibald -i-^i. .^vi i. Holly Argent Tariq Daniel Beni Angelo Berardi V K. Canais best Jean Black Orsola Bonilla Thomas Bove Lorraine Boykin Rupert Campbel Jacqueline Cole Michael Connolly Sandra Davis Deborah DeJohn MaryAnne DeLuca Arthur Dolan Maureen Dugan Robert Dunn Marguerite Durkin Marcia Edwards Maria Fletcher Linda Fonte Debra Freedman Johanna Frost-Johnsen Harry Gaffney Marie Gaffney Gloria Gasper Hayward Gill Christina Gryziec Crystal Harris Tee Sook Kim Michael Latimer / '^ Albert Leavitt 41 Nicholas Maurantonio Kathleen Leonard Michael Mauro Marie Mackey Patrick McCarty Thomas McCormack Carol McDermott Thomas Napolitano Nick Nicholas Katherine Panageas Robert Polito tsr Marion Riggins Maude Robinson Sherry Schachter Barbara Schork Laura Silvestri Elliot Small Hugh Snow Clarence Stanley Sylvia Storch Anthony Summers Kristine Thoma Guha Joan Thompson Gloria White Harris Wayne Wiltshire ^ ^ INVENTOR LABS This article was written by Felix Expe, a student in Preceptor Debra Freedman 's Com-1 1 class. Getting people to be interested in science and technology is not an easy feat these days. After all. such concepts as combustion and units of measure can't explain or compete with the latest episode of Bart Simpson. Home Improvement, or other interesting television shows. Just as driving a car doesn't give you the expertise of an auto mechanic, using a computer doesn 't necessarily teach us about science and technology. However, there is a CD-ROM which attempts to teach us something about in vestigation and in vention in the world around us. And for the most part, it succeeded. It would have been nice to meet inventors THOMAS EDISON, ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, and JAMES WATT but with this CD-ROM. you can sort of Inventor labs not only make that happen, but also it lets you play around in the in ventor's office. Structured as a visit to each man s lab. the disc lets you learn more about the inventors of the light bulb, the incandescent lamp and the steam engine. At Edison 's workshop for example, you play around with different light bulb filaments to find the substance that will last longer before burning out. In BelTs lab. you experiment with different parts of the phone to perfect a working model. Built in photo-realistic environments, the CD-ROM feature brief appearances from live actors playing the different inventors. With the way things are going, it is highly unpredictable what will become of computer technology in the very near future. And I hope and pray that I will live to see how far these scientists can go. COMPUTERS- VA NECESSITY- This article was written by Dave Perry a student in Preceptor Debra Freedman's Com-1 10 class. Over the past twenty years the connputer has become extremely popular, just about every thing we do involves some type of computer. For example, we go to the supermarket, what do they use, computers. We go to the cash machine, what do we use, computers. Every day we go to work, what do most of us use, computers, and I am sure we can think of many other ways computers have become a necessity in our daily lives. Further evidence to this fact is the increase in enrollment in computer classes. More and more people are realizing that in order to effectively keep pace with the increase in technology you must have some understanding of how to use computers. Unfortunately, although we are becoming theoretically proficient with computers, the practical, (hands-on) knowledge is lacking. I believe this is attributed to the fact that although computer classes are increasing, and more people know what megabyte and kilobyte means, and the difference between the hard drive and the disk drive, we are still at a major disadvantage when it comes to actually using the computer. We are still afraid to just turn on the computer and just play with it, "trial and error", we have to realize that using computers in the classroom is not enough. It's up to each and everyone of us to find the time and the resources to invest in increasing our computer proficiency. There is a saying. "IF YOU DON'T USE IT YOU LOSE IT ". As we approach the 21st century there is no doubt that if you are not computer literate you will definitely be left behind. Remember, no matter how many classes you take, no matter how much computer jargon you know, the only way to become proficient with a computer is through TRIAL AND ERROR. Come to think of it, isn't that how we learned about everything else in life. 1 y^ucss he was left behind!! 'Trial and Error, the only >vay to learn" GRADUATES OF THE CLASS OF 1997 Ena M. Alexander Margaret Anglin Carmen L. Applewhite Shirilyn Armstrong Ann Marie Arneaud Arlene Abbey Arrington Dianne S. Aubert Shantaine Aultman Mavis V. Barrett 27 Yvonne E. Bedward Comfort Boakye \ ■*•.-' r Joan A. Beudeker Robin D. Bowie Dolores Boyle Emily Browne Anne Marie Buchler Mary N. Burns 28 Jeanine Burrell Mary D. Campo-Lewis Margaret Cenname Norma Chambers Nga May Chang Sungsil Chung Cynthia Clayton Rosa M. Collazo Allena M. Constable 29 ^ Rosemary Coyne Frank J. D'Antonio Faye David Caroline DeLaCruz Mictnelie Deipeclie Carol Dixon-Hugh John 0. Doherty 30 Carmen P. Dombrovschi Zodwa P. Dube Edith Duchatelier Aideen Therese Duignan Angela Edwards Cheryl Elie Irma Etheart Bridget Fahy k ^ Dymphna M. Farrell Valentine Ferere Bonnilyn Fletcher 31 Debra Folkes- Thompson Marietta M. Forde Monica M.S. Fortune- Bratton Victorine C. Foster Glenda Francis Polly W. Frank Barbara Ann Freine John Gabelman 32 Bernadette T. Geissler Raji George Theresiamma George Julia Goss Andrea Maria Hamilton Tracy Diane Hannah Anita C. Harvey Joyce B. Harvin Jilma Haynes 33 s:^ Lauren Hehir Phillipa Heron Maureen E. Hunter Christopher Hutter Dora Jailal Anginette Johnson V Esther Jones Mary A. Jose Jacquelyn Junor Tanya Kiperman Adelaida Kotey Marva F. Lawrence V V Selena Leach-Taylor Paula A. Lennon Ada Leung Migdalia Llorens Annella A. Lumsden Loraine E. Maynard 35 Donnette McLennon Yvonne Metz Margaret McSweeney Janet C. Michaels Breege Melia-O'Reilly Marie Anne Michel Jeffrey L Miller Marie A. Minacapilli Carnice V. Modeste 36 Peter Montanino Karen Morgan Amy Hop-Yee Mung Carmel Murphy Stacey L. Murphy Danielle Nelson Mary N. Nelson Alexandra J. Nightengale Chanda Palmer 37 Danita R. Parker Cecily A. Paul Monica Peart Amelia Perez Judith G. Persaud Marcia C. Pierre Susanne C. Pierre 38 Bissoondai Prettypaul Brenda Prince Gloria Ramnanan Vishnu P. Rampersaud Manuel Reyes Jennifer Roberts-King Lynda Rutherford- Wright Doreen Salkey Frances M. Scicutella Catherine Shannon Haurna Shaw 39 Melaine Sheer Frances Smith Daphne M. Spony Bertnella Taylor Patricia L. Thomas Michele Thornhill Marie Th. Conserve Terry Ann Vazquez 40 Jean Versace X*-gr Linda V. Violante m ^:r3*' ~^ ; < \> Ann M. Walsh Terrance Wansley Lynette Warner Joy Wharton Sheila Wharton Olivia Winfield Maureen R. Wynter 41 GRADUATING CLASS OF 1 997 CANDIDATES FOR JUNE 1 997 GRADUATION DIVISION OF GENERAL STUDIES = BROOKLYN CAMPUS Toufeeq Urrahman Abbasi Agatha Actie Ruth Ann Adabody Rosele Altier Margaret F. Anglin Carmen Louisa Applewhite Ann Marie Arneaud g gsa^ Arlene Abbey Arrington Chris Athanasopoulos Dianne S. Aubert Shantaine V. Aultman Mavis Vevienne Barrett Yvonne Eloise Bedward Joan A. Beudeker Mercy Bijoy Comfort Boakye Robin Denise Bowie Dolores Anne Boyle Emily Cassandra Browne Anne Marie Buchler Jenifer C. Burnard Mary Noeth Burns ■ ■ Jeanine Burrell ^ ■ - ^ary Divina Campo-Lewis Howard John Carswell Margaret Cenname Norma M. Chambers Nga May Chang Susan Cherian Perry L. Chiofolo Sungsil Chung Cynthia Clayton I Rosa Margarita Collazo Allena Marie Constable Rosemary Coyne ,- — Richard Crenshaw j James T.Currie '^ Frank J. D Antonio ;. .^ Faye David SimoneYvette Davis Caroline DeLaCruz Michelle Denise Delpeche Sheryll Maria deVerteuil-Alexis Carol Dixon-Hugh . W^" John O. Doherty Carmen P. Dombrovschi Zodwa Patience Dube Edith Dorvil Duchatelier Aideen Therese Duignan Angela Imelda Edwards Cheryl Lydia Elie Stephen T. Ennis Irma B. Etheart Bridget Teresa Newell Fahy Dymphna M. Farrell Valentine Ferere Bonnilyn Catherine Fletcher Marietta M. Forde Monica M.S. Fortune-Bratton Victorine Carlanne Foster Glenda Maria Francis Polly W.Frank Hazel Nathalie Eraser Barbara Ann Freine Patrice S. Fuchs JohnT. Gabelman Robert A. Garcia Bernadette T. Geissler Raji George Thresiamma George John J. Gerrity r — ^^^" — Elethia Elaine Gift ,■; Diane McAloon Gose Julia Bernadette Goss Andrea Maria Hamilton Tracy Diane Hannah -i Claire Harouni ^ Yvonne Marion Harris Anita C. Harvey ' Joyce Brenda Harvin JilmaHaynes Lauren Hehir Phillipa E. Heron i Philip F. Hughes Maureen Elizabeth Hunter Christopher R. Hutter Deborah Jackson ,,.._,„., DoraJailall-Prashad Anginette Johnson-Shamburger Esther Genieve Jones GRADUATING CLASS OF 1997 (CONTD) Ivy May Jones Lindsey Jones Mary A. Jose Jacquelyn Junor Maureen Elizabeth Kelly Marie Denise Lallemand Kenol Marguerite Mary Kilduff Tanya Kiperman Adelaide Kotey Edward Kramer Marva F. Lawrence Selena Leach-Taylor Yveline Gousse Legerme Paula A. Lennon Ada Siu Ling Leung MigdaliaLlorens Annella Angella Lumsden Shirlyn Manzano-Armstrong DeloresE. McGhie Karen Verline Morgan Edward John Mullen Amy Hop-Yee Mung Carmel F. Murphy Stacey Lizzette Murphy Danielle Nelson MaryN. R. Nelson Maxine Diana Nelson Alexandra Jo-Ann Nightingale Desrene Regina Palmer Danita R. Parker Cecily Agatha Paul Monica B. Peart Amelia Perez Judith Genevieve Persaud MarciaC. Pierre Susanne Christine Pierre Bissoondai Prettypaul BrendaD. Prince Donnette Anne Roeta McLennon Gordon Raines Margaret Patricia McSweeney Nicole Medico Breege Melia-O'Reilly ChristiA. Merendino Yvonne Metz Janet C. Michaels Marie Anne Michel Jeffrey L. Miller Marie A. Minacapilli Carnice Veronica Modeste Ena Mondezie-Alexander Peter J. Montanino Gloria Ramnanan Vishnu P. Rampersaud Manuel Reyes, Jr. Ellas Reynoso Loraine E. Richmond-Maynard Jennifer Roberts-King Mary Bryson Robinson Lynda Rutherford-Wright Doreen L. Salkey Joanna R.Schiano Frances Mary Scicutella Catherine Mary O'Leary Shannon Haurna Maureen Shaw Melanie Sheer Frances Ann Smith Daphne Merle Spony Bertnella A. Taylor Marie EmmaTh. Conserve Patricia Louise Thomas Debra Folkes Thompson Michele P. Thornhill-Freeman George D. Toussaint Grace Caroline Van-Ess Terry Ann Vazquez Jean Versace Linda Violet Violante Ann M.Walsh TerranceA. Wansley Lynette Warner Dorretta Warren-Kidd Joy Pauline S. Wharton Sheila Rosamunde Wharton Olivia Joan Winfield Samuel Sylvester Worrell Maureen Robinson Wynter S. George Aquin O'Connor 44 S. George Aquin O'Connor's tenure as President of St. Joseph's College, begun in 1969, will formally come to an end on June 30/ 1997. The College community received her October 28th announcement with feelings of both sadness and deep appreciation for her years of dedicated leadership. The College that S. George addressed at her inauguration is not the institution that she is leaving behind. In 1969, St. Joseph's College was a college for women only, with one campus, one division, and an enrollment of 570. Marking its 80th anniversary, today's institution now includes men; boasts both a main campus in Brooklyn and a branch campus in Patchogue, L.I.; offers a Division of General Studies in addition to the traditional Arts and Sciences; and has a combined enrollment of close to 4,000. Because of S. George's astuteness in identifying significant trends, the College has experienced extraordinary growth without sacrificing academic integrity or its strong student-centered tradition. With her deft guidance, the College now, as much as before, reflects it's motto. Esse non videri - "To be and not to seem." 45 r Congrn tulat io n s Mo m \Vc know it has not been easy, you continually amaze us. You were able to care for three boys. Ages 10. 7, and 2, be a good mother, wife, student and working full- time and giving so much of yourself for others. We are very proud oi^ you. Your children Avo, Havden, & Shakeel BOOSTERS From Elma Gay To my sister Faye Congratulations on your achievement God Bless. Elma Thanks to all who have helped and encouraged me along the way. Barbara Freine Thanks to children, friends, teachers for making graduation possible. Mary Nelson Congratulations to Carnice Modesto on the achievement of her BSN degree. Good luck for the future. Your loving family Philip, Casandra, & Lewanda Congratulations to the Class of 1 997 Mary Burns ff «< *r u u it *t M U it ** tt ti rt H tt ti ft ft u m « w graphs «. it ti Mi it it u tt u tt u tt n If tt tt tt it it tt tt ft u n It U tt u tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt it tt tt tt tt it it tt tt It It n ti It it n It REF. 378.05 S No Ace. # St- Joseph's College, REF- 378.05 s """^ 1997 ST. Joseph's College, l< Acnievemnets °ATE DUE s Name St. Joseph's College Library 222 Clinton Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 ST JOSEPHS COLLEGE B 3 1960 02890 79B OOSTENS"