Earl Miller Inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Earl_MillerEarl Miller, (Leadership Rockland Class of 2007) Executive Director of Community Relations for Nyack College, was inducted into the Rockland County Civil/Human Rights Hall of Fame on April 8, 2015.

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, a hub of the Civil Rights Movement, Miller has served residents of Rockland County through his participation in a number of County organizations. He now plays the role of coordinator of the program’s multicultural community day, as well as serving on the organization’s Board of Directors. A former Nyack Rotary president (2012-2013), he has been a board member of several organizations including Rockland County Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Nyack Center, the African American Historical Society of Rockland, and Head Start of Rockland. He is also Board of Directors Vice President for the New York State YMCA Foundation.

As a Nyack Rotary member, he has helped deliver food to recipients of Meals On Wheels, has visited classrooms at a local elementary school under the literacy reading program, and has participated in Junior Achievement programs and food drives.

Several organizations in the county have saluted Miller for his work, among them the Nyack Branch of the NAACP in 2010. He received the Nyack College Commitment to Mission award for a staff member in 2013.

Earl Miller has been a featured speaker at numerous County events including “Civil Rights: The Last 100 Years,” at SUNY Rockland Community College; Martin Luther King Day guest speaker at Suffern United Methodist Church in Suffern and Pilgrim Baptist Church in Nyack, and the Rockland Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s Kristallnacht Commemoration.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 is Leadership Rockland Day

Reprinted from New City Patch

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Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) presented Leadership Rockland with a New York State Assembly Proclamation today commending their 25 years of service—and declared every third Thursday of January as “Leadership Rockland Day”.

A vital resource for the community, Leadership Rockland offers existing and emerging leaders an educational experience focused on the infrastructure of Rockland County, New York – presented by leaders in government, business and non-profit sectors. With 600 graduates over a 25-year span, the program consists of 11 daylong sessions over a 10-month period, and engages and challenges its participants to examine issues and seek solutions, Zebrowski said in a press release.

“I am proud to honor Leadership Rockland with this proclamation as they celebrate 25 years of exceptional service and dedication to the county. They continue to enrich and be a vital resource for Rockland, creating our leaders for tomorrow,” Zebrowski said.

Leadership Rockland’s topics include Leadership Skills; Historical Rockland; Environment; Multicultural Communities; Education & Developing Human Capital; Economic Development; Criminal Justice & Public Safety; Healthcare & Emergency Services; Art, Culture, Media and Communications; Politics & Public Policy; and Making an Impact.

“Our goal is to attract and nurture exceptional leaders and to provide opportunities and structure for a continuum of professional development activity which will enhance their knowledge of Rockland County,” said Jan Degenshein, Chairman of the Leadership Rockland Board of Directors.

About Leadership Rockland, Inc. Leadership Rockland offers existing and emerging leaders an educational experience focused on the infrastructure of Rockland County, New York – presented by leaders in government, business and non-profit sectors. With 600 graduates over a 25-year span, the program consists of 11 daylong sessions over a 10-month period, and engages and challenges its participants to examine issues and seek solutions. To learn more or to apply, visit www.leadershiprockland.org.

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50/50 Fundraiser Announced

The race is over, and Mike’s official race time was 3 hours, 59 minutes and 15 seconds (3:59:15). A tremendous effort by Mike, not only in the race, but in putting this entire event together.

And the winner is: Tracy Herb! Congratulations with a guess of 3:59:26.

At this year’s graduation in June, we will celebrate our 25th anniversary at the Gala. We will celebrate with many of our alumni and rekindle our rich history. We hope to see many alumni at our Gala event. Details will soon follow.

In the spirit of our 25th anniversary, one of our alumni, our Selection Committee Chair, Mike Seidenfrau, is “donating” himself and his performance in his first ever marathon as a fundraiser in the form of a 50/50 raffle. The person who guesses closest to Mike’s official finishing time will receive 50 percent of the raffle, while the rest of the proceeds will benefit Leadership Rockland. Please see the details below on how to participate and also view data on Mike’s last 3 HALF Marathon’s, all this year. Each guess is $20, and you may submit more than one guess (at $20 each), and you may donate above your guess entry fee.

Please help support Leadership Rockland in its missions and participate in this creative fundraiser. The winner will be announced by email and on this page on 11/25.

To see all the details and to submit your guess and pay online, visit A 50/50 Fundraiser to Benefit Leadership Rockland