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Professor Tom Riley Is Offering Several Courses in the Spring 2023 Semester

Tom Riley is an Adjunct Professor at Westchester Community College and he is offering the following non-credit courses in the Spring 2023 WCC Catalog. Call 914-606-6830 or email: workforceandcommunity@sunywcc.edu to register for the courses. More information about these courses can also be found in the course catalog here: https://www.sunywcc.edu/continuing-ed/ce/.

1)  THE GREAT HUNGER IN IRELAND & ITS LEGACY IN AMERICA–Course # 20086

      Zoom Class—3 Wednesdays—6:30 pm to 8:30pm—February 1st-February 16th

2)  CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY WE MUST ACT NOW—Course # 20085

Zoom Class—3 Thursdays—6:30 pm to 8:30 pm—February 2nd to February 16th, 2023

3)  ARE YOU GETTING THE VETERANS BENEFITS YOU DESERVE–Course #20090

     Zoom Class—4 Mondays—6:30 pm to 8:30 pm—February 27th-March 20th, 2023

4)  CRISPR: THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD—Course # 20083

      Zoom Class—3 Tuesdays—6:30 pm-8:30 pm—March 7th-21st

5)  ORPHAN TRAIN TO DESTINY–In Person–Knollwood Center–Course # Hist 2052

      3 Mondays–6:30 pm to 8:30 pm—April 3rd to April 17th, 2023

Professor Tom Riley Shares A Helpful Resource for Orphan Train Relatives and Historians

Link to Crossroads Newsletter: https://tomrileyauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/22-CR-dec-email-2.pdf

PROFESSOR TOM RILEY OFFERS COURSES BASED ON HIS BOOKS AT WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SPRING 2021 SEMESTER

Tom Riley has been teaching at Westchester Community College’s Workforce Community Courses for 7 years now.  These 6–8 hour courses are a hit with adults who seek to expand their knowledge of a variety of subjects. In January of 2021 the Spring Semester begins and Tom plans to teach 8 courses based on his 15 books. 

They are listed below:
1)  DNA DETECTIVES 2)  THE CORONAVIRUS & THE WORLD’S 12 DEADLIEST VIRUSES 3)  FREELANCING FOR FUN & PROFIT 4)  FREELANCING FOR FUN & PROFIT  (PART TWO) 5)  FROM ORPHANS TO GOVERNORS 6)  THE GREAT HUNGER (1845-1852) 7)  THE ORHAN TRAIN ERA (1853-1929) 8)  CRISPR HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD

If you want to sign up for any of these courses you can email Tom at totrwriter@aol.com or call Westchester Community College at (914) 606-6600.  You can go to Tom’s web site at www.tomrileyauthor.com or orders his books at heritagebooks.com.

OVER 150 MEMBERS ATTEND ZOOM/POWER POINT ON ANDREW HORACE BURKE: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS   

Prolific author and writer Tom Riley made a Zoom appearance on October 17th, 2020 at 11am to the members of the Irish Family History Society headed by Pat Phelan and Jeanne Bayer.  He told the story of the extraordinary life lived by Andrew Horace Burke, an Orphan Train Rider and Civil War Drummer Boy who grew up and became the Governor of North Dakota.       Mr. Riley has written 15 books and over 3000 articles.  His books can be found at: tomrileyauthor.com.  You can order them at Heritagebooks.com or contact Tom at totrwriter@aol.com.  He is available for lectures, book signings and fundraising appearances at tomrileyauthor@gmail.com or at totrwriter@aol.com. For expedited delivery of books contact Heritagebooks.com and give the title of the book you wish to order. 

Please see the following link to view the virtual lecture: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10lKkJ7XMraqLpWZhAmRVP0TE-1VtAjrc/view?usp=sharing

“Gotcha” and “Andrew Horace Burke” Presentations

Powerpoint presentations from two of Tom’s lectures are now available on Tom’s Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/posts/39428323. Become a patron to unlock this exclusive content. 

Tom Riley Featured in The National Association of Letter Carriers

Tom has recently been featured in this article published by The National Association of Letter Carriers: https://www.nalc.org/news/the-postal-record/2020/april-2020/document/A-life-of-letters.pdf

Ridgewood Library Hosts “Orphan Train Program”

On January 27th, 2020 more than 90 people gathered in the auditorium of the Ridgewood Library in New Jersey to hear a lecture/video on the Orphan Train Era (1853-1929). Refreshments were served. Many people didn’t know about the 273,000 children who were transported out of NYC by rail across America in the largest mass relocation of children in American history. Author Tom Riley has written 4 books on the subject and lectures all over the Northeast on this and many other books he has written.  If you want to learn about or order his various books please go to the books page

Online Orphan Train Museum

As a crucial part of his efforts to raise awareness about the history and legacy of the Orphan Trains, Tom is creating an Online Orphan Train Museum via his Patreon page. Patrons of this museum will receive online access to many of Tom’s books, articles, photos, and other memorabilia. In addition, one third of the proceeds will go towards helping Wounded Warriors, Feeding the Hungry and establishing an expanded and beautiful online Orphan Train Museum. For more information about this museum or to become a patron, please check out the link below: https://www.patreon.com/orphantrainmuseum

GOTCHA! HOW DNA, GENEALOGY & GENETICS ARE SOLVING DECADES LONG COLD CASES

GOTCHA! HOW DNA, GENEALOGY & GENETICS ARE SOLVING DECADES LONG COLD CASES

New advancements in genetics & DNA are allowing Genealogists to track down and target criminals and law enforcement to apprehend rapists, murderers, kidnap- pers, bombers, and terrorists. e innocent are being set free and decades long cold cases are being solved. TOM RILEY PRESENTS AN HOUR LONG POWER POINT PRESENTATION. CALL 845-300-4296

TOM RILEY IS TEACHING “WRITING ARTICLES & BOOKS FOR FUN & PROFIT” AT THE ORANGEBURG LIBRARY

Tom, an Adjunct Professor at Westchester Community College, is teaching a Writing Course beginning Thursday, May 9th, 2019 from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm and continuing for 3 additional Thursdays at the Orangeburg Library. Entitled “Writing Articles & Books for Fun & Profit”, Tom has earned over a quarter of a million dollars from his part time writing & photography. He loves teaching others what he has learned over the past 4 decades as a writer/photographer. He is the author of 12 books and over 2,800 articles. Participants discuss what they are presently working on and get a chance to network. Tom believes everybody has a book in them and he’ll help you release the genie in you. He teaches how to get paid for your writing and photography and how to get published for free. It’s a hands-on course and participants will be writing articles for publication.

TOM RILEY HELD A STAMP COLLECTING PROGRAM AT THE WOODBURY LIBRARY

Tom held a Stamp Collecting Program at the Woodbury Library that was well attended and 3 Eagle Scouts got Certification for a Badge in Stamp Collecting. For 12 years Tom was employed by the NYC Library System where he taught Stamp Collecting in 70 libraries throughout the city. Each participant got Albums and hundreds of stamps and learned the ABC’s of Stamp Collecting. Tom has taught 15,000 inner city kids the joy of collecting stamps.

Heritage Books Releases “The History of Postal Services from 6,000 Years Ago to the Present”

Heritage books releases Tom Riley’s new book with photos, “The History of Postal Services from 6,000 Years Ago to the Present.” Tom Riley served for 28 years as a Letter Carrier with the Nanuet Post Office. His book is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Postal Service who deliver approximately 189 billion letters & parcels every day in all kinds of weather. They are the only government employees who interacts with the public 6 days a week. It’s a gift every postal worker should give his family and friends. Written by a letter carrier who walked the walk!

You can order Tom’s book here: https://heritagebooks.com/collections/thomas-riley/products/the-history-of-postal-services-from-6-000-years-ago-to-the-present-the-earliest-known-writing-is-still-undecipherable

 
 

Tom Riley Celebrates 10 Years As Writer/Photographer for Rivertown Magazine

Rivertown Magazine is often named the best magazine in the Hudson Valley. Rivertown Magazine’s owner and publisher, Phil Bunton, is celebrating the magazine’s 18th year in existence. So many businesses have flourished and thrived with the help of Rivertown Magazine introducing them to the community. Tom has written/photographed about 2,000 articles since he joined Rivertown Magazine. He welcomes all readers to pick up a copy at the library or any business they frequent and learn the impact an article on their business will have in the Hudson Valley community.

 
 

A Happy Valley Childhood – Tom’s Rockland Room Interview

Tom Riley talks about his childhood at the Happy Valley Home in Pomona, how he became interested in the Orphan Trains, and how he finally connected with his Irish heritage.