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Yeshiva University

Commencement Honoree

Dr. Ruth Bevan, a Riverdale resident who is the chairwoman of the Yeshiva University political science department and a faculty member there since 1965, will be the Presidential Medallion recipient at Yeshiva’s 85th Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 25 at Madison Square Garden.

Bevan is an expert in European politics and her classes deal with the development of the European Union, European foreign policy, and EU-USA relations.

Rotary Club News

The Rotary Club of the Bronx meets every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Shrimp Box Restaurant. The meeting of Tuesday, March 15 doubled as a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, with past club president Rick Sherman introducing musical performer Say Mac, formerly of the Irish band ‘Rafferty’ and currently a solo performer who has graced stages in Ireland, England and the United States.

A traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner was served as Mac performed Irish standards like ‘Oh Danny Boy,’ ‘When Irish Eyes are Smiling,’ and ‘Molly Malone.’

Dr. Latasha Jones, a middle school special education teacher at P.S. 186, was the guest speaker at the Tuesday, March 22 meeting. She spoke of her experiences teaching special needs children in the borough.

In addition, during the meeting, president Toba LaCrown and past president Rich Sherman presented Rorry Romeo of the Immune Deficiently Foundation with a donation of funds.

Calvary Hospital

Gets A Visitor

Dr. Lee Chung Seng arrived at Calvary Hospital as a visitor to their Palliative Care Institute at the end of February for a six-week stay.

Dr. Lee is an affiliate with Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, where he serves as a Palliative Care consultant to various departments such as the intensive care unit and emergency department.

Dr. Lee visited Calvary’s Palliative Care Institute with the intention of learning how to improve patient information flow, build on his skills in providing both patient and family support and enhance the integration of care between inpatient and home hospice.

The Palliative Care Institute serves as a source for education and research in the field of palliative care for both Calvary staff and the healthcare community at large. It functions as part of the hospital’s medical department.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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