We are holding our Annual Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:30 – Members and Guests Welcomed
Share good food, reunite with friends, and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Place: Green Dolphin Lounge – CSI Student Center
Please reserve in advance by calling:
News June 2013
ARP’s final meeting of the 2012-2013 year was our fourth annual Commencement Week luncheon, held on Tuesday, 28 May, in the Park Café. We enjoyed a good lunch and each other’s company and were pleased to welcome some new retirees to our ranks.
We awarded certificates of appreciation to Deborah Meise of Institutional Advancement and External Affairs, who has been indispensable in arranging our meetings, and to Ken Bach, Director of Communications, who has publicized them.
Most important, we awarded our first ARP scholarship to Alexandra Doronina. She was born in Kharkov, the Ukraine, and educated there through high school. She studied English in school and also with a private tutor, inasmuch as her mother wanted her to learn English well—which she did. After finishing high school in the Ukraine she came to Staten Island to join her mother, who lives here. She entered CSI through the SEEK program and, well qualified in English, intelligent, and hardworking, proceeded to a successful academic career. An accounting major, she amassed a grade-point average of 3.67. She expressed her appreciation of all the faculty she encountered at CSI: she found them approachable and eager to be helpful. She had particular thanks for Gene Rasmussen, an adjunct in the Department of English, who encouraged her in first encounters with English at CSI.
ARP takes as one of its missions raising scholarship money for CSI. Students like Alexandra Doronina are an inspiration to us and to their fellow students. Those present at the luncheon were delighted to meet her and to award her a scholarship of $1200. She was chosen by the CSI Scholarship Committee on the basis of achievement and need.
Stanley Barlow (Philosophy) and his wife Nell divide their time between a retirement community in the Research Triangle of North Carolina and Bradenton, Florida. He has written and published three books since retirement: Swimming Laps in August and Other Poems (2001), Appalachia and Beyond: Yarns and Yearnings in Prose and Poetry (2006) and, most recently, Pastor: A Fictional Reminiscence with Conversations on Religion and Society.” The last he describes as “a muted apologia for institutional religion.” It consists of “an ongoing dialogue between a fictional pastor and his skeptical close friend and former college roommate, who teaches math and physics and who represents every negative criticism of organized religion one can think of.” To read three chapters on-line, go to Amazon and search under Books/Authors using his full name, James Stanley Barlow.
William Demby (English), 23 May 2013
Mary Ellen Keaveny (Nursing), 5 May 2013
Rose Volpe, 11 May 2013
Our Mission Statement
The CSI Academy of Retired Professors (the ARP) lists the following goals for its organization:
1. To provide for its members opportunities to come together for social, recreational, and educational purposes.
2. To assist members in continuing and developing their professional interests.
3. To encourage formation of groups of individuals having common interests in hobbies, travel, and special studies.
4. To support efforts of members to carry on their research, writing, and other scholarly interests.
5. To provide liaison among retirees and the active faculty as well as the administrative officers of the College of Staten Island.
6. To engage in such activities as may contribute to the general welfare of the Staten Island community.
Membership is open to all retired CSI faculty and partners. Yearly dues are only $25 per year. Lifetime dues $100
We hope you'll join us and attend many of our events.
To get a membership application form click here. Print and mail it.
The Academy of Retired Professors has established a scholarship fund to support worthy students in their pursuit of an education at CSI. Each year contributions will be solicited from ARP members and granted to carefully chosen deserving students. The fund will be administered for ARP by the CSI Foundation, and grantees will be chosen by the CSI Scholarship Committee. Scholarship amounts will be determined by the size of contributions received from ARP members. Hopefully, sufficient funds will be donated to establish a permanent endowment from which scholarships can be awarded. In addition to the annual ARP solicitation of members, contributions can be made at any time through the CSI Foundation.