Book Talk to Focus on Author’s Journey from Prison Cells to PhD


Book Talk to Focus on Author’s Journey from Prison Cells to PhD

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Raritan Valley Community College's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will present a book talk with Dr. Stanley Andrisse, a nationally recognized endocrinology scientist, Friday, December 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the Nash Theatre at the College's Branchburg campus. Masks are required in all RVCC facilities and social distancing will be observed.

Dr. Andrisse will speak about his newly published book, From Prison Cells to PhD: It is Never Too Late to Do Good. The captivating story depicts his journey from a formerly incarcerated person to a professor and researcher at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Howard University College of Medicine. He is the founder and director of a nonprofit program that provides mentoring and educational counseling to current and formerly incarcerated individuals.

A question-and-answer session with the speaker and a book signing will be held following the program. Copies of From Prison Cells to PhD: It is Never Too Late to Do Good will be available for purchase at a discounted price.

The book talk with Dr. Stanley Andrisse is made possible by support from the Returning & Incarcerated Student Education (RISE) program at Raritan Valley Community College. For additional information about the event, contact Sara Banfield at or 908-526-1200, ext. 8967.

Ranked by, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute, and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



November 23, 2021

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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