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Katie Beckmann

Community Advisor

Katie Beckmann is a graduate of Tappan Zee High School and works for the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, managing all of their communications, publicity and marketing efforts. She is also member of the 2016 Class of Leadership Rockland, as well as a Board of Director for Orangetown Mighty Midgets Soccer Association.Beckmann is a graduate of St. John’s University in Queens, NY with a Bachelor’s in Journalism with a minor in Public Relations. After her time at St. John’s, she went on to attend New Jersey City University and graduate with a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing in May 2013. When not working, she enjoys running, playing soccer, going to paint nights, traveling, reading and being outside with her dog, Lulubee.

Katie Beckmann's Contributions

  1. App Created By Young Pearl River Executive Spurs Customer Communication

    App Created By Young Pearl River Executive Spurs Customer Communication

    PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- Julien Meyer cultivated the seeds for his entrepreneurial spirit at the schools he attended in Pearl River. A little more than six years out of high school, the young executive has created an application that revolutionizes the customer service industry.Meyer is the CEO of BlurtBox, which he launched in 2015. The app gives customers a voice to speak to businesses ...

  2. Blauvelt Sister Stands In Solidarity With Standing Rock Sioux

    Blauvelt Sister Stands In Solidarity With Standing Rock Sioux

    BLAUVELT, N.Y. - Growing up, Sister Ceil Lavin described herself as apolitical.“I didn’t have a political notion in my head,” said the New Rochelle resident and Blauvelt Dominican sister. But things changed for her during the 1980s as tensions between the United States and the former USSR escalated and the nuclear arms race accelerated. The thought of resulting devastation inspired her ...

  3. Blauvelt Dominican Sisters Celebrate 50 Years

    Blauvelt Dominican Sisters Celebrate 50 Years

    Two Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt celebrated their golden jubilee earlier this month. Sisters Carol Carullo and Dorothy Maxwell entered the congregation 50 years ago in 1966. They celebrated 50 years of service on Oct. 8 at the Motherhouse in Blauvelt.Over the last 50 years Sister Carullo and Sister Maxwell served in a variety of ministries. Currently Sister Carullo ministers at ...

  4. Plenty To Enjoy At Dominican Sisters Of Blauvelt Fall Fest

    Plenty To Enjoy At Dominican Sisters Of Blauvelt Fall Fest

    BLAUVELT, N.Y. - Saturday was a bright, crisp sunny day, a perfect day for a fall festival. It was also the day the Domincan Sisters of Blauvelt hosted their 66th annual Autumn Festival, a celebration that started at a hotel in the Bronx in 1950 that has steadily grown into a big affair over the years.Dominican Sisters, members of the campus ministry at Dominican College, and local ...

  5. 'Community Connection' At Blauvelt Fall Festival

    'Community Connection' At Blauvelt Fall Festival

    BLAUVELT, N.Y. - It’s a different kind of experience compared to most street fairs and festivals at the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt’s Fall Festival.“I think it’s the connection with the fact that we’ve been here for so long, and people come because they know the nuns, or they know that we’ve been here and that we’ve been their neighbors,” Sister Grace Augustine explained recently. ...

  6. State Senate Hopeful Has Long To-Do List For Rockland, State Officials

    State Senate Hopeful Has Long To-Do List For Rockland, State Officials

    ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- A candidate for state office this week released a long list of things he says will improve quality of life for Rockland residents and protect them from unscrupulous real estate dealers and developers.Tom DePrisco, a Pearl River resident and Republican candidate in the state’s 38th Senate District, is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. David Carlucci.The 38th ...

  7. Orangetown Judge Helps Get First-Time Drug Offenders Back On Track

    Orangetown Judge Helps Get First-Time Drug Offenders Back On Track

    ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- For almost 20 years, the Rockland County Misdemeanor Drug Court program has offered first-time, non-violent drug offenders an alternative for going to jail.Orangetown Judge Pat Loftus, also presiding judge in Rockland County Misdemeanor Court, talked recently about benefits of the program that allows individuals to enter a drug recovery program instead.Loftus ...

  8. Pearl River Candidate Asks State To Fix School Fire Inspection Rules

    Pearl River Candidate Asks State To Fix School Fire Inspection Rules

    PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- A Pearl River school trustee who hopes to be a state senator said he wants both public and private schools to be held to the same fire safety standards.Tom DePrisco, who is running on the Republican ticket in the 38th Senate District race, pointed recently to “flaws” in the state Department of Education’s fire inspection regulations.For instance, he said, ...

  9. Calling All Vendors For Dominican Sisters Of Blauvelt Fall Festival

    Calling All Vendors For Dominican Sisters Of Blauvelt Fall Festival

    ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- A religious order in the hamlet of Blauvelt is seeking vendors for its fall festival.The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt will host the annual event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.Vendors can rent space for the day for $50.Since the event is rain or shine, no refunds will be given, the order said.Vendors also have to provide their own tables and ...

  10. Meet Assembly Candidate Joe Chabot Tonight In Nyack

    Meet Assembly Candidate Joe Chabot Tonight In Nyack

    NYACK, N.Y. – The public is invited to meet candidate Joe Chabot, who is running for the 97th Assembly District in New York, on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nyack Pour House. The 25-year-old Republican plans to challenge incumbent Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D) in the 97th legislative district this November.The free event will include a complimentary buffet. RSVP ...

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