Dave Rappaport (Economics) reports that on Oct. 21, 2017, his latest exhibit, “Changing The Face of Courage,” opened at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. This exhibit, which comprises 30 monochrome watercolors, represents a visual recognition of recent women members of the U.S. military and is part of a 20-year anniversary celebration at the Women’s Memorial. The exhibit will be on display at WIMSA through September 2018, and can be viewed online at womensmemorial.org.
Camille Jacobs (Communication Media) will co-chair the 2018 A Dream Deferred conference in Houston, Texas. The conference focuses on the state of college readiness for African-American students and provides a forum for sharing best practices, key data, and research to drive measurable actions to ensure access to opportunity. Jacobs also co-chaired the 2017 conference and had the opportunity to present the Dr. Asa G. Hilliard Model of Excellence Award to lifelong educator and humanitarian, Dr. Jonnetta B. Cole.
Lauren Brois (Childhood Education 1-6), who founded the Recycling Club at SUNY New Paltz, is now the residential director of Energize New York. She has been recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), named to their EE 30 Under 30 List for her work using education to help protect the environment.