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147 Students to Receive Advanced Degrees from Rockland Graduate Campus of Long Island University May 17

Commencement address to be delivered by Mary Ann Walsh-Tozer, Rockland County Commissioner of Mental Health


Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland,
Long Island University

Orangeburg, N.Y. – One hundred forty-seven graduate students will march to the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” at the 20th annual Commencement exercises of the Rockland Graduate Campus of Long Island University on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 7 p.m. The commencement address will be delivered by Mary Ann Walsh-Tozer, Rockland County Commissioner of Mental Health.

Of the 147 graduates, the following students will be honored for outstanding academic achievements:

  • Business Administration Achievement Award: Marc J. Cohen, Monsey, N.Y.
  • Health Administration Achievement Award: Rochelle Greenberg, New City, N.Y.
  • Childhood Education Achievement Award: Marisa A. Bichler, New City, N.Y.; Michelle B. Stone, Nanuet, N.Y.
  • Childhood Education/Literacy Achievement Award: Lauren S. Chaikin, Nanuet, N.Y.
  • Childhood Education/Special Education Achievement Award: Jodi L. Sunshine, Valley Cottage, N.Y.
  • Literacy Achievement Award: Ellen De Young, Tappan, N.Y.; Patricia Winter , Suffern, N.Y.
  • Special Education Achievement Award: Christine Daly, Hackensack, N.J.
  • School Counseling Achievement Award: Joshua M. Sussman, Suffern, N.Y.
  • Educational Administration Achievement Award: Kenneth Polka, Chester, N.Y.
  • Mental Health Counseling Achievement Award: Roseanne Composto, New City, N.Y.

The Rockland Graduate Campus, an independent, co-educational, graduate institution of higher learning, has awarded more than 3,000 degrees in its 27-year history. The Rockland Graduate Campus is a campus of Long Island University, which educates 24,480 students in Brooklyn, Brookville (C.W. Post Campus), Riverhead, Orangeburg (Rockland Graduate Campus), Brentwood, Southampton and Westchester.

The Rockland Graduate Campus is recognized as Rockland County's premier provider of master's degree programs for adults, with course offerings in business administration, education, pharmacy, health administration, public administration, gerontology, non-profit management, mental health counseling, school counseling and school leadership. Courses are offered in the late afternoons, evenings and on weekends to afford working students an opportunity to balance their educational objectives with family and business demands.

For more information visit or call (845) 359-7200, extension 5414.

Posted 05/02/2007

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