Stanley Ralph, EdD, retired Professor of Performing Arts at , died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer.
Known as an upbeat man who always tried to comfort others, Dr. Ralph was fond of quoting the words, “I am too blessed to be stressed.”
Dr. Cliff L. Wood, RCC president, said, “when I spoke with Mrs. Ralph last Friday, she told me that Stanley was in his final hours, and that he had asked her to tell me how much he loved RCC.” Dr. Wood continued his statement with “Stanley was a very talented professor and he will be missed by many.”
Dr. Ralph, of West Hempstead, NY, began at RCC in Ramapo in 1991 and retired in August 2011. In addition to his work with students, he also served for a short time as Assistant Dean of Instructional and Community Services.
Patty Maloney-Titland, chair of Performing Arts, said, “Stanley was a gentleman and a man of deep faith with a wonderful sense of humor. A dedicated educator, he was passionate about music, teaching and mentoring students.”
To honor Dr. Ralph's memory, there will be a tribute to him in the spring Performing Arts production, “All the World’s A (Musical) Stage” to be performed April 19, 20 and 21.
Dr. Ralph earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Howard University, his Master of Arts at New York University, and his EdD at the University of Sarasota.