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Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee to Deliver Keynote Address at Rockland Graduate Campus of Long Island University Commencement May 22, 2008


Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland,
Long Island University

Orangeburg, N.Y. —Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee will be the keynote speaker when the Rockland Graduate Campus of Long Island University holds its 21st commencement exercises on Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m.

One hundred fifty-two students will graduate with master's degrees in education, business, health administration, counseling and pharmacy. The invocation will be led by Rev. Susan Fortunato, pastor of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Pearl River.

A former Suffern village trustee and Rockland County legislator, Jaffee has focused on legislative and budgetary issues including increased aid to public schools, property tax relief, childcare options and health care for working families and the need for increased funding for Rockland County safety initiatives, such as homeland security and Tappan Zee Bridge safety. A Brooklyn native, Jaffee earned her Bachelor of Arts in education from Brooklyn College, and a Master of Science in special education from Fordham University. She is a retired as educational consultant and resource room teacher at Pomona Middle School in Pomona, N.Y.

The Rockland Graduate Campus, located at 70 Route 340 in Orangeburg, is recognized as Rockland County's premier provider of master's degree programs for adults, with course offerings in business administration, teacher education, pharmacy, health administration, public administration, gerontology, 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 05/12/2008

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