From Poughkeepsie Journal NEW PALTZ – Some are heading to graduate school. Some will go job hunting. Some are traveling. And some are coming back home. Nearly 1,900 State University of New York at New Paltz undergraduates set off into the next phase of their lives following Sunday’s commencement ceremonies. Another 522 graduate degrees were conferred …
[blockquote author=”- Lisa Sandick, Program Director for Special Events and Sponsorships, SUNY New Paltz ” link=”http://www.newpaltz.edu/”]We were thrilled to feature Regina Calcaterra at our Spring 2015 Distinguished Speaker Series. Regina’s triumphant story of courage resilience, optimism, and self-determination truly captivated her audience. A well-deserved standing ovation![/blockquote]
Regina Calcaterra, Author, New York Times best-selling author of this year’s One Book, One College selection Etched in Sand, spoke at four SPC campuses Jan. 28-29 to discuss her memoir, participate in Q&As and sign copies of her book. now is the time hellow there world now is the time hello again
[blockquote author=”- Roseann Magrane, William Paca Middle School Library Media Specialist” link=”#”]Regina’s book is meant to inspire children who are impoverished, abandoned and neglected and show them that they can pull themselves up if they believe in themselves[/blockquote]
Every year St. Petersburg College selects a book for its One College/One Read program. In December of 2014, after months of voting, the college announced that it selected Etched in Sand as the One College/One Read 2015 book.
Lacey Township High School first incorporated Etched in Sand into its curriculum in 2014 then in 2015 it had had over 300 high school students read it. Lacey Township High School educators said that Etched in Sand finally got students reading in earnest.