Inauguration Celebration Events

Faculty Symposium


Wednesday, September 12th

The Faculty Symposium will address the value of the education that the College offers to all students. It will consist of faculty members from various departments and a few former and current students. A reception with refreshments will follow.


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Inaugural Gala


Wednesday, September 12th

RCC will be honoring the Inauguration of Dr. Michael A. Baston and celebrating student success at our first annual Gala. This evening’s event will feature special performances and exhibits highlighting the College’s accomplishments. Funds raised will support the operations of RCC’s Student Success Initiatives.


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Inauguration Gala


Wednesday, September 12th

RCC will be honoring the Inauguration of Dr. Michael A. Baston and celebrating student success at our first annual Gala. This evening’s event will feature special performances and exhibits highlighting the College’s accomplishments as well as a silent auction. Funds raised will support the operations of RCC’s Student Success Initiatives.


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Ceremony & Reception


Thursday, September 13th

At the inauguration ceremony, the SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor of Community Colleges will invest Michael A. Baston, JD, EdD as the seventh president of Rockland Community College. A reception will follow. This event is invite-only.


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Grand Opening of the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center at Nyack


Friday, September 14th

The Grand Opening celebrating the Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center in Nyack is for is for all members of the community and will feature culinary demos, cuisine, music and more.


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Grand Opening of the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center at Nyack


Wednesday, September 12th


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Student and Alumni Celebration


Friday, September 14th

Our Student Social will be an informal get together for students to meet and greet and show support of the new president, Dr. Michael A. Baston’s during Presidential Inauguration week. Attendance is free, there will be food, beverages sponsored by Pepsi, music, games, performances and various activities.


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Student and Alumni Celebration


Friday, September 14th

Our Student Social will be an informal get together for students to meet and greet and show support of the new president, Dr. Michael A. Baston’s during Presidential Inauguration week. Attendance is free, there will be food, beverages sponsored by Pepsi, music, games, performances and various activities.


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Sponsorship Opportunities