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ROXBURY 

COMMUNITY 

COLLEGE 



Roxbury, Massachusetts 



1980 



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A Massachusetts Regional Community College 



COME GROW WITH US! 



Established in 1970 as the neighborhood based 
institution for the multi-ethnic Roxbury community 
that includes Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Cape Verdeans, 
Mexicans, Chinese, Jamaicans, Haitians, Indians and 
Whites, Roxbury Community College opened 
September 10, 1973 with 400 students attending 
classes at 460 Blue Hill Ave. (photo below) 

Now located at 424 Dudley St. the college has 
increased enrollment to over one-thousand students 
from all over the Boston area and from several foreign 
countries, ranging in age from recent high school 
graduates to one of 87 years. 

RCC is truly a multi-cultural, multi-lingual 
institution. When one walks through the college one 



hears Spanish, Creole, Farsi and Ibo among other 
languages. Eritrea, South Africa, Haiti, Chile, Jamaica, 
Taiwan; these and other nations are represented by 
members of our faculty and staff. 

In the search for a permanent facility to 
accommodate some three to five-thousand students 
ultimately, it is hoped that the college may locate in 
the Southwest Corridor, there to become a part of the 
educational complex now being built and also to 
remain in the community for which it was conceived. 
RCC President Kenneth Haskins, in the photos on the 
page opposite, is shown putting up the sign that 
proclaims this hope. 




Roxbury Community College fue establecido en 
1970 como una institucion multi-cultural para servir 
las necesidades educativas de los Afro-Americanos, 
Hispanos, Jamaiquinos, Haitianos, Cabo-Verdianos, 
Chinos, y demas residentes de la comunidad. 

El colegio abrio sus puertas el 10 de septiembre de 
1 973, en un local ubicado en el 460 de la avenida Blue 
Hill, en Roxbury. (vea foto) La matricula inicial 
ascendio a 400 estudiantes. En la actualidad, el 
colegio esta ubicado en el 424 de la calle de Dudley 
con una matricula que consta de mas de mil 
estudiantes. Esta institucion sirve las necesidades de 
los residentes de la comunidad de Boston. La edad 
promedio de los estudiantes es de 28.5 ahos tanto en 
el programa regular como en el de educacion 
continuada. 

Roxbury Community College es un colegio 
multi-lingue/multi-cultural. A diario se escuchan 



multitud de lenguas, ya sean, frances, espahol, farsi, 
ibo, entre muchas. La facultad del colegio esta 
integrada por profesores de distintas naciones 
representativas de los estudiantes, por ejemplo: 
Puerto Rico, Haiti, Africa, Eritrea, Argentina, Chile, y 
otras. 

El colegio aspira a ubicarse permanentemente en el 
llamado "Southwest Corridor" formando parte de un 
gran complejo educativo que actualmente se esta 
construyendo. Nosotros deseamos que el Colegio 
permanezca en nuestra comunidad, ya que, el mismo 
continuaria sirviendo los intereses pedagogicos de las 
minorias de la ciudad de Boston. En la pagina opuesta 
se recogen varias fotos que muestran al Presidente de 
Colegio, el profesor Kenneth Haskins, cuando se 
disponia a colocar el letrero representativo del lugar 
donde sera levantado permanentemente nuestro 
colegio. 



jVEN Y CRECE CON NOSOTROS! 



A Community 
Of Many Peoples 




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Una Comunidad Multicultural 
Une Communaute Multiples 




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Candidates Major Kevin White (top left), Sen. 
Joseph Timilty (top right), Rep. Mel King (above) 
with David Finnegan and Luis Castro spoke here 
during the election campaign for Mayor this year. 
Sen. Edward Kennedy (left) came on the eve of the 
Mass. Primary and Lt. Gov. Thomas O'Neil and 
candidate forGovernor Francis Hatch were among 
these and others who came to a forum series 
sponsored by the RCC Politics Club. 





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THE STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE 



RCC is like most institutions of the third world. It has had to 
struggle against heavy odds to survive. Governor Dukakis 
and the Massachusetts legislature accepted a proposal from 
the Mass. Board of Community Colleges to build a 
multimillion dollar new campus for RCC in Roxbury's SW 
corridor area — close to other educational facilities like the 
Occupational Resource Center and Boston State and close to 
the Museum of Fine Arts. Governor King refused to release 
the $2.5 million appropriated to prepare the new site. RCC 
remained cramped in temporary quarters and was not 
allowed to make major improvements or repairs. Each year 
the legislature and governor took large chunks out of RCC's 
minimal operating budget. Reorganization plans for higher 
education threatened RCC with merger or extinction. In 1 979 
the RCC student Politics Club sponsored a demonstration at 
the State House and students & faculty testified at House 
hearings to get items in the RCC budget restored. A tour of 
other community colleges was sponsored also to gather 
support and dramatize the injustice and institutional racism 
which is revealed when RCC is compared to the state's other 



community colleges. The struggle heated up in spring 1980 
with three demonstrations in two weeks involving 200-350 
community people, students, faculty & staff at each one. 
Children, elderly, ministers and social workers joined in the 
RCC demonstrations. The first demonstration at the State 
House received a commitment from Sen. D'Amico, chairman 
of the Boston Subcommittee of the Reorganization 
Commission, that he supported building the SW corridor 
campus. Secretary of Education Charles Johnson, Lt. Gov. 
O'Neil and many other leaders also spoke in support of RCC. 
The second demonstration saw testimony by community 
people and RCC students & faculty before the Reorganization 
Commission. Sen. Owens, Rep. Bunte and Rep. Mel King 
made dramatic and effective appeals on our behalf as did 
RCC Advisory Board Chairman and School Committee 
member John O'Bryant and METCO director Jean McGuire. 
The Reorganization Commission voted to support RCC. 
About that time the MBRCC (community college board) 
revealed a plan to merge RCC with Bunker Hill Community 
College in Charlestown. 



IN FRONT OF THE STATE HOUSE 





•Sen. D'Amico, Rep. Mel King, Secretary of Education Charles Johnson at State House (upper left). President Haskins awaits bus to Worcester (lower right). 




This plan had been strongly opposed by Betty Johnson, the 
one member of the MBRCC who had always supported RCC. 
Scarcely two weeks after her untimely death the plan was 
passed by the MBRCC executive committee. Busloads of RCC 
supporters journeyed to Quinsigamond Community College 
in Worcester to block passage of the merger by the total 
Board. The lobbying paid off: the plan to merge RCC and 
Bunker Hill was halted by a cliff-hanger vote that ended in a 
tie. Meanwhile, the House and Senate passed a budget which 
included reorganization of governance for higher education 
in Massachusetts. This plan became law with Governor 
King's signature in June 1980. Even under it, RCC remained 
alive and was granted its own board of trustees while the 
MBRCC itself was abolished. As the Yearbook went to press, 
the struggle continued with over 100 RCC supporters at the 
State House for more testimony before the Senate Ways and 
Means Committee. The House had passed a $30 million 
request for funds to build the new campus and the Senate was 
expected to follow suit. There was heavy lobbying going on 
to get the Governor to release the $2.5 million in order to 
allow RCC to move into the Boston Trade School, a much 
better temporary site and one that is very close to the 
proposed new campus. There was speculation that RCC 
might make that move in the fall of 1 980. Pending approval 
of the $30 million appropriation, RCC might have its new 
campus as early as 1983. In the light of past oppression and 
injustice in education in Boston, the students, faculty & 
community supporters of RCC were prepared to fight all 
setbacks and delays to achieve the vision born in the 1 960s of 
a high quality college in the heart of Roxbury. 




Rep. Doris Bunte (lower left) & Sen. Bill Owens (upper right) speak before the Boston Subcommittee of the Commission of Reorganization of Higher Education. 



INSIDE THE STATE HOUSE 








MBRCC members listen to testimony for RCC (above). 
Students with President Haskins celebrate vote (lower right). 



AT QUINSIGAMOND 




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Local citizens march 
against racism & Klan 



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On February 2, 1980, a group 
of ten Roxbury Community Col- 
lege students and faculty, along 
with members of the Boston 
Peoples' Organization (formerly 
Mel King Coalition) and other 
Boston groups, attended a major 
national civil rights march in 
Greensboro, North Carolina. They 
were part of a group of over 130 

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"say No to the Ku Klux Klan," and 
especially to protest the murder 
of five civil rights activists last fall 
in Greensboro by KKI^and Nazi 
Party members. \ 

The demonstration was also 
held to commemorate the 20th 
anniversary of the Greensboro 
sit-ins, and help build a renewed 
network of civil rights and anti- 
Klan groups across the country 




Cie ^ton (globe 

The Real Paper 

SCHOOL 
OF HARD 
KNOCKS 




almost folksy, conversational manner, but 
on this day his words were anything but con- 
ciliatory. "I feel like we've been betrayed by 
the board. All of us here know that in King 
we have a governor who is unsympathetic to 
our problems. Your actions leave us feeling 



As Haskins went On, some of the board 
members began to squirm. And as the subse- 
quent stream of speakers — including 
Hispanic and elderly students, community 
workers, parents — followed Haskins with 
the endless litany of Roxbury Community 
College's grievances, the board members 
continued to squirm. 

Finally, Representative Mel King, a 
member of the legislative committee on 
Boston School reorganization, rose to 
address the panel. "As I've sat here, I've 
thought about the words of the Dred Scott 
decision: that 'there are no rights of black 
people that whites have to honor.' When 
people use words like hetraval. it is hecanse 



start on construction of 
the long-delayed Rox- 
bury Community Col- 
ge would be of par-, 
ticular service toi tbe- 
minority community. 
Its location, in the 
Southwest Corridor on 
land adjacent to Madi- 
son Park High School 
and the new Occupa- 
tional Resources Center, would further the 
creation of an impressive educational complex 
in an area used by all racial groups. 

Also at the community college level there is 
room for different kinds of experimentation; 
the development of special programs that take 
high school students who are on the verge of 
dropping out or have dropped out; the offering 
of occupational curricula to older public high 
schools lacking modern facilities; the develop- 
ment of apprenticeship programs with local 
unions and businesses; active cooperation in 
job-training programs designed, according to 
the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in 
Higher Education, with "a view to making a 
maximum contribution to the development of 
education, work-experience and training op- 
portunities for disadvantaged youth." 

The changing shape of Boston's economy 
has closed the obvious paths to economic mo- 



Official's proposal scuttles Roxbury's college 



by Mac Margolis 

Roxbury will not have an in- 
dependently run community col- 
lege for the 1980's if the 
Massachusetts Board of Regional 
Community Colleges has its way. 

The Board, which governs the 



Ken Haskins, president of Rox- 
bury Community College (RCC). 
"Boston is large enough that it 
need not have one community col 
lege with satellite^^*^^ 
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BAY STATE BANNER, Thursday, May 8, 1980 PAGE 11 

Roxbury Com. College 
faces budget squee 



could be "crippling" for the 
school. The Senate tackles the 
Commonwealth's budget this 
week. 

RC~ n a perennial budget 
bir ing to school presi- 

dei?^, ,».f iskins. Funding for 
leges usually varies 
jmber of students 
♦he number of 
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DEDICATION 

Elizabeth (Betty) Johnson 

December 13, 1936 — April 13, 1980 




It is very difficult to state what Betty Johnson has meant to Roxbury Commu- 
nity College. The difficulty stems from the fact that her contribution was im- 
measurable and invaluable. It is important, though, to try to put this into words 
— in part for her — but also in an attempt to plan a way to fill the tremendous 
void left by her passing. 

Good education for our community was Betty's dream. She worked toward 
this end day and night. Roxbury Community College was fortunate that it was 
one of the institutions favored by her. As a member of the Massachusetts Board 
of Regional Community Colleges, she worked for all of the community colleges 
in the Commonwealth. As a member of our community she was particularly 
concerned with the needs of Roxbury Community College and the continued 
withholding of the resources needed for its development. She was a consistent 
fighter for us. Betty also advised and counseled us. She was never too busy to 
meet with us or to take part in activities related to the College. A part of her 
dream for this community was that we have a newly-built community college 
with high quality programs serving Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, the South 
End, Jamaica Plain and all of Boston. 

I could go on — but I must reflect personally also. Betty was a dear friend. I 
shall miss seeing her, talking to her, laughing with her and most of all depending 
upon her to be present when there was a struggle. Betty, as small as she was, was 
the enforcer. She was the one that you knew would stand up and fight when 
others might back down. There was no confusion about where she stood. There 
should then be no confusion about what we must do to continue her work. 

— President Kenneth W. Haskins 




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COMMENCEMENT 




THE CLASS OF 1980 




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Ana Alicea 




Milagros Alvarado 






Yainkain A. Bangura 



Betty Barrow 



Daniel W. Alcide 





Stella C. Avugara 




Yvonne L. Belim 






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Charles B. Belonwu 



Davienet H. Berry 



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Jean C. Brewster 



Carol L. Brown 



Ernestine Brown 






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Bernice M. Burey 



Maria V. Burgos 





Jean R. Casimir 




Harry J. Catan 



Ronald O. Catron 



Felicia C. Cedeno 




Joseph C. Charles 



Margaret Charles 





Marie Rose B. Chevry 




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Marcia R. Clayton 




Robbie F. Clifton 



fuanita E. Collins 



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Barbara A. Coren 




Raul Cuevas 



Lynnette M. Culbreath 



Christina Dela Cruz 




Maud A. Diamond 



Juanita Dunn 



Myrlande Edma 




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Margaret J. Evans 



Steven A. Evelia 



Lillian B. Fashakin 





Rosalyn E. Galvez 



Nathaniel M. Geer 



Kareema C. Ghazali 



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Yemane S. Ghebremuse 



Frankye S. Gibson 



Carol M. Godfrey 





Ismael Gomez, Jr. 



Lizette Goncalves 



Olga I. Gonzalez 





Eloise Graham 



Elizabeth Guerrant 



Lola Hailey 




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Dorothy J. Hartfield 




jeanette N. Hicks 



Lula Hodges 




Stagne C. Jacques 



Fresnel Jean-Georges 



Deborah A. Jenkins 




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Brenda F. Johnson 



Gladys L. Johnson 



Josiah P. Johnson 




Robin E. Johnson 



Marian Jones 



Robert A. Jones 





Eulyn A. Joseph 



William Junior 



Roland E. King 








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Ghislaine LaFleur 



Santos Lopez 



Janet M. Loring 





Gladys J. Lucien 



Lucie Lysius 



Jawad Madjdi-Sorkhabi 





Mohammad Madjdi-Sorkhabi Kaseema Mahdee 



Willie R. Martin 




Diana Martinez 



Wayne Martinez 



Mary Ellen McLemore 





Carolyn J. Moore 



Lou Ella Moore 



Alberta L. Motley 





Rosaline Davis Mshoperi 



Anasiudi R. Odini 



Rose I. Okoro 




Licelot Otahez 



Paula J. Phelps 




Saundra Owens 



Rodolfo Peria 




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Ruthie M. Phillip 



Mary L. Pippins 




Joseph Pitts 



Edith Polo 



Ildefonso Ramos 




Zenen Ramos 



Jackson I. Sammah 






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Deborah J. Rochelle 




Winsome J. Sampson 



Jos6 M. Sanchez 




Maria Elena Sanchez 



Claire M. Sargeant 




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Ventrice C. Sarjeant 




Marie Scott 




Betty A. Singletary 







Magueye Seek 



Elvira Solivan 




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Jibba M. Sesay 




James C. Stephens 




Canise L. Thomas 



Virginia L. Thomas 



Jenniffer E. Tyler 




Nneola O. Ude 



Grace O. Ugonwenyi 




Aida M. Valentin 




Marie M.E. Vedrine 



Marcelina Velazquez 



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Debbie A. Weathers 





Janet A. Wesson 



Janell A. Whittaker 



Mary M. William 





Joan F. Williams 



Rhonda R. Wilson 



Veronica T. Winspeare 




Neysa Illeana Wright 



Those not pictured, Class of 1980: 



Jacqueline D. Abron 
Deloris Ferguson 
Linda Hart 
Leslie M. Johnson 
Linda F. Lawson 



Carmen L. Letriz 
Frank E. Lewis 
Romulo A. Lobaton 
Regina F. Madyun 
Annie Y. Mallory 



Mohammad E. Pourmand 
Ramezani-Damaghani 
Delois Smith 
Agnola M. Thomas 
Arlecia Ann Thomas 




Highest Honors 



Colin C. Bryant, Margaret J. Evans, Steven A. Evelia, Yemane S. Ghebremuse, Roland E. King, Roseline Davis 
Mshoperi 



High Honors 



Jacqueline D. Abron, AStella C. Avugara, Charles B. Belonwu, Harry J. Catan, Kareema C. Ghazali, Maria Elena 
Sanchez, Jibba M. Sesay, Delois Smith, Nneola O. Ude, Grace O. Ugonwenyi 

Honors 

Ana Alicea, Milagros Alvarado, Jean C. Brewster, Marion L. Bynoe, Felicia C. Cedeno, Paul Cuevas, Lillian B. 
Fashakin, Deloris Ferguson, Frankye S. Gibson, Ismael Gomez Jr., Jeanette N. Hicks, Sedi Inyagwa, Jean W. 
Jabouin, Deborah A. Johnson, Brenda F. Johnson, Josiah P. Johnson, Robin E. Johnson, Marian Jones, Santos 
Lopez, Janet M. Loring, Kaseema Mahdee, Willie R. Martin, Diana Martinez, Mary Ellen McLemore, Alberta L. 
Motley, Anasiudu R. Odini, Rose I. Okoro, Paula J. Phelps, Mary L. Pippins, Joseph Pitts, Mohammad E. 
Pourmand, Deborah J. Rochelle, Jose M. Sanchez, Ventrice E. Sarjeant, Magueye Seek, Debbie A. Weathers, Janet 
A. Wesson, Neysa Illeana Wright 



THE CLASS OF 1980 



THE CLASS OF 1979 




Janet Adekunbi 



Festus M.O. Afamefule 



Regina L. Anderson 




Catherine Anunwah 



Anna J. Arroyo 



Margaret Awogboro 






Josephine Baker 



Bobbie Bannister 



Martha Bethel 





Constance L. Booker 



Jimmy Boykin 



Delores Buggs 




Angela Y. Bynoe 



Rosa Cabrera 



Doreen Z. Calhoun 




Lissette C. Cardona 



Melody Carter 



Rose Y. Carty 




Rosa Ceteno 



Mary F. Clegg 



Juanita J. Colon 








Manuela S. Costa 



Joyce Crawforc 



Sara B. Creach 




Elyria Creecy 



Elba Cruz 



Carol Curry 




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Roscoe Dabney 





Georgia Daniel 



Zobeida De Los Santos 





Willio Deravile 



Rose M. Desjardins 



Joseph Desraville 




Carlean Dixon 



Delroy Edwards 



Patricia Farr 



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Carmen Garcia 



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Marie N. Germain 



Bernadine Gittens 



Clifford Glasford 




Vera Graham 



Dorothy Green 




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Linda Green 



Celia Griffin 



Alix Guillaume 





Mary Hall 



Ella Hamlin 



Jacquelyn Hayes 




Jennetta H. Hyatt 



Dennis C. Irving 



Deborah Jackson 





Cherfils D. Jacques 




Evelyn B. Johnson 





Ascencio Jean-Louis 



Patcher Jenkins 




Linda Johnson 



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Lisabeth A. Johnson 




Claudia Jones 



Clinton Jones 



Jacqueline L. Jordan 




Gwendolyn Judah 



Mercy Katchi 



Sarah Kindle 




Timothy J. Kitchens 



Earlene Lee 



Shebra J. Legrant 





Minnie Leonard 



Michael Lungelow 



Tahih Mahdee 




Mable W. Mills 



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Bertha R. Murphy 



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Richard A. Myers 




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Nnoruka Okele 




Charmaine Oliver 





Polycarp Onaga 



Juana Osorio 




Betty Peaks 




Benjamin S. Pettie 



Delores Pickett 



Edward Pitts 





Norma Pomales 



Tracey Pratt 



Shirley Price 




Adella R. Quinn 



Percy N. Ragsdale 




Marie G. Rigaud 




Aparicia Rodriquez 



Nancy Rodriquez 



Irma D. Rosado 





Maurice E. Rouse 



Carolyn Rudolph 



Carol K. Sanford 




Benito Santiago 




Marlene Satchell 







Marie P. Seme 




Inez Shelton 



Batille Simon 



Gwendolyn Springer 




James L. Staples 



Louis St. Paul 



Hermina Stephens 




Diane Teal 



Juan A. Urena 



Bonifacia Vazquez 






Phillippe Vigne 



Carol Walker 



Diane M. Walker 




Howard West 



Venus White 



Carol Williams 





Ethel M. Williams 



Selena Williams 



Theresa Williams 





Ollie M. Willis 



Asefa Yirga 



Beverly Young 



Those not pictured, Class of 1979: 



Samuel Algarin 
Renee Allen 
Morden Abrose 
Christianita Bartley 
Odette V. Bresilla 
George W. Brown 
Carol Butler 
Deloris Capehart 
Mireille B. Charles 
Betty Davis 
Antonio Fazio 
Patricia E. Frasher 



Juanita Gendrey 
Regina E. Gilmore 
Francis Gore 
Kathleen Grady 
Francis Gusiora 
Alexander Holmes 
Beresford I. Jackman 
Addie D. Johnson 
Nancy Johnson 
Linda Lawson 
Robert L. Mclntyre 
Pamela Mobley 



Eke J. Okeke 
Janice Porter 
Ebony G. Robinson 
Yolanda Rubalcava 
Annette Simons 
Cassandra Smith 
Agatha Bryna Summons 
Lucy Valles 
Marcia Williams 
Beatrice Wilson 



ADMINISTRATION 



Jose de Jesus 
Dean of Students 

Gerald Janey 
Assistant Dean of 
Academic Affairs 

Theodore Moran 

Liberal Arts Division 

Chairperson 



Joy Daley 

Director of 

Continuing Education 

Henreitta B. Ball 

Asst. to the President 

Lynette Jones-Carradine 

Director, 

Research & Development 



Kenneth W. Haskins 
President 



Booker DeVaughn 

Dean of Academic Affairs 



Harold M. Brabham 

Dean of Administration 





FACULTY 




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Angel A. Amy-Moreno 
Assistant Professor, 
Social Sciences 

Marta S. Bolivar 
Assistant Professor, 
Mathematics 

Elnora Britto 
Assistant Professor, 
Secretarial Science 





Barbara Burgess 




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Louise Corgin 
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Kesete Daniel 


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Science 




Clarence B. Davis 




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Electronics 




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Science 




Louis P. Gippetti 




Instructor, Art 




Marita Golden 




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Joel Harkow 


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Mathematics & Technology 



FACULTY 



Michael J. Impastato 

Assistant Professor, 

Department Chairperson, 

Languages 

Robert Mitchell Krim 

Assistant Professor, 

Department Chairperson, 

Business 

Isabel Martineau 

Assistant Professor, 

Languages 



Aggrey Mxolisi Mbere 

Associate Professor, 

Department Chairperson, 

Social Sciences 

Barbara E. Melnick 

Assistant Professor, 

English 

Denise M. Moorehead 
Instructor, English 



Mugelle W. Otieno 

Assistant Professor, 

Business 

Thomas Carl Reeves 

Assistant Professor, 

Social Sciences 

Vivian Renta 

Assistant Professor, 

Science 



Denise Sawyer-Johnson 

Instructor, 

Social Sciences 

George Joseph Schiavone 
Instructor, Mathematics 

Michael J. Seebeck 
Media Specialist 





Hugh Stringer 
Associate Professor, 
Secretarial Science 

Maurice P. Tonissi, II 
Instructor, Business 

Georgia Mary Weetman 
Associate Professor, 
Department Chairperson, 
Science 



James N. Whitney 
Assistant Professor, 
Mathematics 

Doris Woods 
Assistant Professor, 
Secretarial Science 

Jon Abdullah Yasin 
Associate Professor, 
Department Chairperson, 
English & Humanities 





Barron B. Cox 
Whaleland S. Cross 
Nancy Connolly 
Goodale 



Graham Lewis 
Everett T. Lyn 
Farzad Mobin 



ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 



Herman H. Ahmad 

Director, Cooperative 

Education 

Henry Allen 
Continuing Education 

Willie Booker 

Director of Student 

Activities & Head Coach 



George Campbell 

Director, Center for 

Individualized Progress 

Ruth Hines 

Nurse 

Betty Richardson 
Director of Admissions 



Stephen Veiga 
Registrar 

Ernestine Whiting 
Director, Financial Aid 

Dan Woods 
Learning to Learn 



LaVerne Banks 
Secretary, Student Services 

Clifton A. Butt 
Principal Bookkeeper 

Jean Renel Casimir 
Bookkeeper 





Andrei F. Clark 
Secretary, Personnel 

Myra V. Evans 
Personnel Assistant 

Evelyn Gonsalves 
Receptionist 



Atif S. Hameen 

Coordinator, 

Word Processing Center 

Geneva Lynch 
Secretary, Financial Aid 

Rosemary Mowring 
Secretary to the President 



Rosie Quashie 

Secretary, Admissions 

Frantz Rolles 
Jr. Accountant 

Yolanda Rubalcava 

Secretary, Academic Affairs 



Hellen E. Singleton 

Secretary, Continuing Ed. 

Bertha Newsome Tucker 
Secretary to the President 

Richard Young 

Storekeeper 



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,nnie L. Walker 

-—-(Editor), Mai 

Pictured: 



^. (Asst. Ed. 

'(Editor), Marcia Rene 



^.), Willie Martin 

— i Rene (Asst. Ed.), Not 

Gibba Sesay (Former Editor) 



AFRICAN HISTORY CLUB 




1 . Sedi-lnagwa, Secretary 2. Atif S. Hameen, Advisor 3. Delores Cabral Kadija, V. Pres. 4. Alajo Adegbalola 5. Juan X. Byars Not 
pictured: Akila Tate, Kaseema Adegbalola-Mahdee 




Front Row: Marie Simeon, Saundra Owens, Jennifer Geer, Margaret Evans 2nd Row: Betty Richardson, Regina Madyun, Linda 
Way, Geneva Lynch 3rd Row: Stagne Jacques, H. Terrence King, C. Chris Ekechukwu, Hansy Rigeur, Ricky Davis 




Not Pictured: Nathaniel Geer, Gonzales Dowdell, Anthony Sandefer, Juanita Dunn and Prof. June Randolph (Sponsor) 



ISLAMIC STUDENT 
ASSOCIATION 




Members of the RCC Islamic Student Association, with Prof. Herman H. Ahmad, Sponsor (Seated, 3rd from Left) 




RCC POLITICS CLUB 

Seated on Floor: Tony Lycurgus, Jorge Palmarin (Treas.) Seated: Wayne Robinson, Anita Jones, Dr. Thomas Reeves (Sponsor), 
Eliciana Smith Standing: Prof. Robert Krim, Douglas Ruffin (V. Pres.), Marcia Watson, Harold Baughns, Janet Loring (V. Pres.), 
Tasbighou Saeed, Al Watts, Mehran Panahi-Roodsari, Delores Cabral Not Pictured: Willie Martin (Pres.), Agnola Thomas 
(Secretary), Juanita Dunn, Jeanace Spencer, Abdulkhaliq Mohamed, Gibba Sesay (former Pres.) 




Jean McGuire at State House, Director of METRO & RCC Advisory Board Member (lower right); Sheriff Dennis Kearney speaks 
to State & Local Government class (lower left); Al Watts, newly elected SGA President (upper left); and speaker at Career Day 
(upper right). 



STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

ASSOCIATION 

OFFICERS 




Harry J. Catan, Khadijah Deloris Cabral, Maisey Spencer, Vernon Sergenton (V. Pres.), Jose de Jesus (Dean of Students); Seated: 
Willie Martin (Pres.); Not Pictured: Nathaniel Ceer (Treas) 



RCC RADtO CLUB: WRCC 




Seated: Patrick Perpignand (V. Pres.), Doug Ruffin (Pres.), Wayne Robinson Standing: Brother Alajo, Unidentified Student, 
Harold Baughns Not Pictured: Prof. Denise Moorehead, Sponsor 




Expressettes: 1st Row — Leon Clayton Coach 2nd Row — Martha Bennett, Mona Thurman, Damaris Bernard, Diane 
Galloway Valerie Spencer (Not in photo: Lola Hailey) 

HISTORY OF ATHLETIC 
HONORS 




TEAM RECORDS 














ME!S 










WOMEN 




Won 15 lost 


3 


1974-75 


Won 


18 


lost 


7 


1975-76 


Won 22 lost 


5 


1975-76 


Won 


25 


lost 


2 


1976-77 


Won 19 lost 


5 


1976-77 


Won 


20 


lost 


2 


1977-78 


Won 19 lost 


3 


1977-78 


Won 


23 


lost 


2 


1978-79 


Won 9 lost 


11 


1978-79 


Won 


9 


lost 


7 


1979-80 


Won 16 lost 


5 


1979-80 













ROSBURY COMMUNITY 
COLLEGE RECORDS 



COACH OF THE YEAR 

Alfreda Harris 1977-78, 1978-79 



Shebra Legrant - 
Mona Thurman - 
Shebra Legrant - 
Shebra Legrant - 
Lisabeth Johnson 
Howard West — 
Howard West — 
Howard West — 
Ronald Jackson — 
Russell Townsend 
Eugene Jackson — 



- Most Career Points (1,399) 

- Most Points one game (52) 

- Most Career Rebounds (1,121) 

- Most Points single season (763) 

- Most Assists Career (523 
Most Rebounds Season (448) 
Most Points one game (36) 
Most Points one game (44) 

- Most Points one game (44) 
— Most Points one game (44) 
Most Career Assists (487) 




Express: 1st Row — (kneeling) Tommy Williams, Robert Jones, Tony Latson, Jesse Rosser 2nd Row 
Buggs, Al Watts, Frank Lewis, Harold Dunson and David Belim (Ballboy) 



(standing) Clarence 



ALL REGIONAL PLAYERS NJCAA XXI 



Marcia Williams 


1975-76 


Lisabeth Johnson 


1977-78 


Susan Summons 


1976-77 


Shebra Legrant 


1978-79 


Marcia Williams 


1976-77 


Darlene Cox 


1978-79 


Carolyn Lewis 


1976-77 


Lisabeth Johnson 


1978-79 


Howard West 


1977-78 


Ronald Jackson 


1978-79 


Melvin Robinson 


1977-78 


Cynthia Samuels 


1978-79 


Shebra Legrant 


1977-78 







NJCAA CATEGORY LEADER 

Shebra Legrant — Scoring (32 5) 1978-79 
Shebra Legrant — Rebounds (28 7) 1978-79 
Howard West — Rebounds (22 2) 1977-78 
Marcia Williams — Scoring (29 7) 1976-77 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS 

Shebra Legrant — 1978-79 East- West All-Star Game 

Shebra Legrant — 1978-79 Region XXI 

Shebra Legrant — 1977-78 MCCAC Tournament 

Shebra Legrant — 1977-78 Region XXI 

Howard West — 1977-78 MCCAC Tournament 

Marcia Williams — 1976-77 

Marcia Williams — 1976-77 MCCAC 

Jerome Denny — 1975-76 



NATIONAL NJCAA RECORDS 

Lisabeth Johnson 1978-79 Most Assists 
in one game (14) 
Shebra Legrant: 

1. Most Points — 5 game series (146) 

2. Most Field Coals — 5 game series (146) 

3. Most Field Goals — Career (102) 

4. Most Rebounds — one game (28) 

5. Most Rebounds — 5 game series (88) 

6. Most Rebounds — Career (137) 

7. Most Points — Career (220) 

ALL-NATIONAL TEAM (NJCAA) 
Shebra Legrant — 1978-79 
Cynthia Samuels — 1978-79 
Shebra Legrant — 1977-78 
Susan Summons — 1976-77 

ALL-AMERICANS 

Shebra Legrant — 1978-79 

Shebra Legrant — 1977-78 

Howard West— 1977-78 

Marcia Williams — 1976-77 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME: 

Shebra Legrant 



ATHLETIC BANQUET 

Students, faculty, staff and distinguished guests 
enjoy the 1980 Athletic Awards Banquet at Satch's 




SR. CLASS NIGHT, 1980 

Dining and Dancing at Roxbury's Skycap Lounge 




AWARDS CEREMONY 
FOSTER PARENT TRAINING 

Staff congratulates parents 

Prof. Louise Corbin and Dr. Jane Fort (page opposite lower left) and President Haskins (below) hand out certificates. 




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185 Dudley Street 

Roxbury, Mass. 021 19 




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24 hour Emergency Service 
Telephone (617) 442-6000 



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Outreach 
Special Clinics & Counseling Services 
Hypertension Nutrition 

Diabetes Childbirth Classes 

Family Planning Socia| Servjces 

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Adult 

Pedontics (Children) 

Obstetrics-Gynecology 

Podiatry (Foot Care) 

Home Visitings & Outreach 

Medical Lab & X-ray 



UNITY BANK & TRUST CO 

"Serving the Community" 

Open Saturdays 

Mortgages — Commercial 

Personal & Savings Accounts 

N.O.W. & Regular Accounts 

All Deposits Insured By F.D.I.C. 

"FOR INFORMATION CALL" 

MAIN OFFICE 

ROXBURY 
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532 Columbus Ave., Boston and 

10 Washington St., Dorchester 

267-0504 and 442-2631 



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Reliable Staff. Directing Supervising Funerals Shipping 
Everywhere in the United States and Any Part of the World. 

Lee Barrett, Director 



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Dorchester, MA 02120 

Open 7 days 

442-7013 



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Cash — Lay-Away 

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Manager Asst. Manager 




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1243 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan 
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781 Main St., Waltham 



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from 



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