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Webinar: Ensuring Academic Success for Ex-Offenders

  • Friday, June 16, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Announcing CEANY Lunch & Learn Brown Bag Webinars (free to members!)

Don’t miss out on CEANY’s series of lunch-time Brown Bag Webinars throughout the year.

Do something important for YOU! Devote just an hour of time to your own professional development and networking!

Details for the CEANY, Friday, June 16, Lunch & Learn, Brown Bag Webinar

(Can’t make the date?  Register anyway and receive the recording link for later viewing!)

Topic: Ensuring Academic Success for Ex-Offenders

Description: Ex-offenders have difficulty finding employment after release because they lack job-seeking experience, a work history, and occupational skills. Three organizations will discuss barriers that ex-offenders continue to encounter, provide strategies and share success stories on successful job placement programs/initiatives for ex-offenders. Join us for an interactive discussion on Ensuring Success of Ex-offenders 

Presenter: Dr. Jane MacKillop began at CUNY as the first director of the Adult Learning Center at Lehman College in 1987. Subsequently she led programs for adults at the Central Office, York College and City College where she founded the Adult and Continuing Education program and was acting dean of the Center for Worker Education. Following a move to Purchase College (SUNY) where she was dean of the School of Liberal Studies, she returned to CUNY as associate dean at LaGuardia Community College for ten years. At LaGuardia she was responsible for youth, corrections and pre-college programs, both grant-funded and tuition-based, focusing on workforce and professional development as well as basic skills. She was also responsible for marketing, outreach and recruitment and data analysis. Recently she was senior consultant to LaGuardia’s Correctional Education Initiative and is currently Interim Dean at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Lehman College, CUNY. Author of several books on curriculum development, articles on continuing education and workforce development and a chapter in a forthcoming book on Critical Race Theory, she has a BA in English literature, a Postgraduate Diploma in English as a Second Language and a Ph.D. in adult education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She serves on the board of the Continuing Education Association of New York State, where she is co-chair of the professional development committee.

Presenter: Roosevelt Mareus became the Dean/Executive Director of the REOC in January, 2011. As REOC’s Dean/Executive Director, Roosevelt’s work has included the creation of new programs, community collaborations, and professional development for staff and students.  He has established relationships and coordinated programming between The College at Brockport, Rochester-area colleges, and the Greater Rochester Community; as well as business and industrial organizations. He is also responsible for fiscal and programmatic goals, recruitment of students/participants, selection and evaluation of faculty and staff, operating procedures and qualitative standards. 

Roosevelt also serves as President of Elevate Haiti Ministries, Inc. a not-for-profit that assists underserved and undereducated youths in Haiti. Roosevelt is a board member of East House, Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, Monroe County Workforce Development, ROC the Future, Rochester Integrated SUNY Excels, PCC with Rochester Housing Authority, Continuing Education of New York and Rochester Downtown Development Corporation.

Presenter: Troy Adams is the Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Dutchess Community College.  He has a Master of Science degree in communication arts and technology. Troy’s previous vocational experience includes working as senior litigation paralegal in New York City, adjunct professor of international, organizational communication and cross cultural communication at The College of New Rochelle-The School of New Resources.  Troy was also a High School Equivalency instructor at Dutchess Community College.  Troy designed the curriculum used in the HSE, Bilingual HSE, and college placement test preparation for students entering college. He co-designed the curriculum used in the non-credit ESL program at Dutchess Community College. He is the manager of the HSE and ESL program offered at Dutchess County Jail.

When:             Friday, June 16 2017

                        Noon to 1:00, EST*


How:          Click Here


Invite your colleagues to these Lunch & Learn Brown Bag sessions to maximize your professional development experience and as always, feel free to participate with your mouth full

(and your mute button on)!

Brought to you by the CEANY Professional Development Committee:

Co- Chairs:  Drs. Jane MacKillop (Lehman College/CUNY) and Karen Schuhle-Williams (The College at Brockport/SUNY) 

Committee members: Mr. Troy Adams (Dutchess CC), Ms. Dana Lennon, Esq. (Hostos CC), Mr. Roosevelt Mareus (Rochester Educational Opportunity Center/SUNY Brockport), and Ms. Lisa Raposo (SUNY Center for Professional Development).

For more professional development opportunities, go to and click on <Profess. Dev.> 

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