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Feedback Requested - Reggie Lewis Center Advisory Committee

Roxbury Community College is currently soliciting opinions and feedback on a new proposal for an Advisory Committee for the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center. To view a draft of the proposal, click here. Please send any comments or questions to the Chief of Staff Peter Antonellis at pantonellis@rcc.mass.edu by Friday February 23, 2018.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at RCC

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Over 80 members of the RCC community attended this year's Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Rosalba Solis, director of La Piñata Family Network, was our guest speaker. Her topic was "Nuestras raíces – our roots," and she challenged RCC students to debunk myths surrounding the "discovery" of the Americas by Christopher Columbus. Her interactive talk included theater and visualization. Attendees were encouraged to rediscover the wisdom and power of the original inhabitants of the Caribbean islands and to recognize the millions of African slaves and other imprisoned people who were brought here.

Ms. Solis also discussed how the European invasion involved misinterpretation, genocide and cultural appropriation, as well as a massive displacement of native people and Africans. She invited attendees to rediscover truths about this part of history and to take responsibility to make this history known. One such opportunity is an upcoming event celebrating the Mayan Day of the Dead. Students in Spanish classes will be corresponding with indigenous graduate students in Bolivia in conjunction with this event; others enrolled in the College Experience and English classes are reading The Brief and Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao and The Farming of Bones which help students explore the consequences of this history.

Ms. Solis, whose ancestors spoke Náhuatl, grew up in Mexico and came to Boston to study music. She has been teaching children and sharing native cultures through dance since the eighties.

This year’s celebration was organized by Elizabeth Clark, Susan Kalt, Nasreen Latif, Gloria Castro and Autumn Haag.

Authored by Sue Kalt, Professor Spanish at RCC

Roxbury Community College Receives Leading by Example Award

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Leading by Example Group Photo

On November 30, 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration recognized eight Massachusetts state agencies, public colleges, municipalities, and public sector individuals for their leadership in promoting clean energy and environmental initiatives with the 11th annual Leading by Example Awards. Awardees were honored for policies and programs that created significant energy and emissions reductions, renewable energy installations, water conservation, and the implementation of sustainability initiatives that reduce the environmental impacts of state and municipal operations.

"Massachusetts continues to make historic advances in adopting clean energy and reducing emissions because of the commitment of our partners across state and local government," said Governor Charlie Baker. "The innovations and progress made by today's award recipients will have positive effects on the Commonwealth for generations to come."

Roxbury Community College received a recognition award for the completion of a 'tri-level' energy project on campus this year that includes a 937kW solar canopy, electric vehicle charging stations, geothermal wells under the parking lot, and the use of environmentally preferable cleaning products.

Dr. Valerie Roberson accepted the award on behalf of Roxbury Community College. "I am honored to receive this award on behalf of Roxbury Community College," said Dr. Roberson. "Our recent energy project is already benefitting our campus; and, I look forward to launching our Smart Building Technology Program, which is made possible because of our energy project, in the near future."

At the ceremony, Dr. Roberson was joined by senior administrators from Roxbury Community College, including Vice President of Administration & Finance Kevin Hepner, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Cecile Regner, and Vice President of Advancement and Community. Members of the state legislature were also on-hand to celebrate RCC's success in the field of clean energy.

"I applaud Roxbury Community College for implementing such an innovative and forward-thinking capital project," said State Representative Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain). "Installing this tri-level energy project has promoted good-paying Massachusetts clean energy jobs, and it will facilitate significant taxpayer savings by reducing the college's energy costs."

"I want to congratulate Roxbury Community College for the creative and innovative installations of an award-winning project that will power the institution for many years to come," said State Representative Russell Holmes (D-Mattapan).

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To read the full release and to learn more about all of the award winners, click here.

RCC Media Contact
Jordan Emily Smock
857-701-1234
jsmock@rcc.mass.edu

 

 

Autumn Access 2017

Register Now for RCC's Access Semester, which starts on September 25th. Autumn Access courses begin weeks later than the standard semester, giving you the opportunity to pick up additional classes with a later start date. By enrolling in these courses, you'll cover all of the required course material and receive full college credit. Each class session is slightly longer than in the standard semester, and ends at the same time as other courses. Please meet with an advisor to see if Autumn Access courses are right for you.

AUTUMN ACCESS CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Advising Center
, Building 2, Suite 306, (617) 541-5327. Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor or visit the Advising Center to select classes for Autumn Access.
Enrollment Center
, Building 2, Room 102, (617) 541-5310. Staff are available to provide assistance with registration, transcript requests and other services, including Veterans, and International Students.
Office of Financial Aid
, Building 2, Room 201, (617) 541-5322.  Students are able to view their financial aid awards by logging in to MyRCC. Walk-in service and by appointment are available.
Student Accounts Office
, Building 2, Room 213, (617) 541-5321. Business Office staff look forward to assisting students reviewing their accounts. All prior balances must be paid before students may register for Autumn Access 2017 classes.

AUTUMN ACCESS ADD/DROP SCHEDULE CHANGES 
Deadline to Add/Drop: October 2, 2017

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advising Center, Building 2, Suite 306
Enrollment Center, Building 2, Room 102

REGISTER
Visit the Enrollment Center or call 617.541.5310.  If you need to apply to RCC, you can start the process here

Autumn Access Courses

Course TitleCourse CodeCreditDayTimeProfessor
THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE ACS 102 AA    3 M W   2:30PM - 4:10PM Aylmer    
THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE ACS 102 AB    3 T R   4:10PM - 5:45PM Roach     
DEV READ & WRITE II  ENG 091 AB    3 T R   3:00PM - 5:45PM Garnits     
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I  ENG 101 AA    3 M W   12:30PM - 2:10PM Karami    
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I  ENG 101 AB    3 M W   2:30PM - 4:10PM Karami    
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II ENG 102 AA    3 M W   3:00PM - 4:40PM TBA
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II ENG 102 AB    3 M W   4:10PM - 5:45PM Callender    
ESL WRITING B  ESL 020 AA    3  5:30PM - 9:00PM Bondarenko    
ESL GRAMMAR B   ESL 025 AA    3  5:30PM - 9:00PM Bondarenko    
INTRO TO STATISTICS  MAT 120 AA    3 T R   4:15PM - 5:50PM TBA
BIOLOGY I      SCI 103 AA    4  6:00PM - 8:45PM Venkatakrishnan   
BIOLOGY I      SCI 103 AA    4  6:00PM - 8:00PM Venkatakrishnan   
BIOLOGY I      SCI 103 AA    4 F  6:00PM - 8:45PM Venkatakrishnan   
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY  SSI 122 AA    3 T R   3:10PM - 4:45PM Aradom    
HUMAN GROWTH & DEV  SSI 209 AA    3 M W   3:10PM - 4:45PM Udofia    
INTRO ALGEBRA WITH MYMATHLAB MAT 088-AA 4 M W 5:30pm – 9:00pm Pierre-Louis