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Giving TuesdayDecember 1st, 2015
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Celebrating Who We Are – Professor Alan Bernstein, Radio & Television Broadcast

Watch Professor Alan Bernstein speak about 41 years at Suffolk County Community College in Radio and TV Broadcast

Hosted and edited by Tara Hack, Radio & Television Broadcast student.

The responses are rolling in…

“Al instilled a great work ethic foundation in me and I have had a succesful broadcast career thus far, have made it on air in NYC and guess what? I teach tv and radio myself…”
– Jarret G., Alumni

Loved watching this! Miss you! Best Professor around” – Brianna E., Alumni

SO honored to have been one of Alan’s students. I love him dearly till this day and our friendship since the class of 85′ stays strong. Love ya man!!!” – Jeffrey O., Alumni

 


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Suffolk Theater Students Shine at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Suffolk County Community College’s Theater Arts Department students performed extraordinarily at the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) where students competed in a week’s worth of competitions in acting and technical theater.

“I want to congratulate our students, Charles Wittreich, chair of the theatre department, and our faculty on this outstanding achievement,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “The awards are a testament to the quality of our theatrical productions, as well as the incredible commitment our faculty have in expanding and enhancing the learning opportunities for our majors.”

The College’s production of Eurydice at the festival held at Western Connecticut State University, garnered the festival’s coveted Golden Hammer Award. Faculty and students constructed scenery, focused lights, connected sound and prepared costumes and props for the performance.

  • Eastport’s Scott Cavallo who served as the technical director for the production presented his work and was awarded a scholarship from the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas and presented with a one week, all expenses paid internship at the institute.
  • Shirley’s Avery Orvis captured the KCACTF National Award for Excellence in Sound Design and will be presenting his work at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Technical Theater majors Brian Cahill-Assenza (Northport), Erika Blais Seeger (Hauppauge), Jerilyn Toole (Wading River) and Adzua Amoa (Central Islip) presented their design work at the Festival Exhibit
  • Suffolk won the Technical Olympic competition
  • Franklin Krzyzewski (Hampton Bays), Avery Orvis and Brian Cahill-Assenza garnered individual awards in the Technical Olympics competition.

Suffolk’s acting majors also celebrated at the KCACTF Festival.

  • Michael Fales (Miller Place) was a multiple winner:
    • First alternate: National Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship
    • Winner: New England Theater Conference Best Comic Actor Award
    • Voice and Speech Trainer Association, Vocal Excellence Award
  • Greggory Kowlessar (Shirley)
    • National Association Partners of Theater, Classical Acting Award
    • Semi-finalist National Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship

Additionally, five Suffolk theater majors made it to the semi-final round of 36 for Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. The actors competed with scene work and monologues against 400 others. Those semi-finalists were:

  • Hannah Morin
  • Michael Fales
  • Rita Sarli (Lindenhurst)
  • Isaias Miranda (Bay Shore)
  • Greggory Kowlessar (Shirley)

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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Suffolk County Legislature’s Veterans Affairs Committee hears from Shannon O’Neill ’00

Suffolk County Community College Director of Veterans Affairs Shannon O’Neill ’00 testifies before the Suffolk County Legislature’s Veterans Affairs Committee about how our college works to aid the men and women who have served our country, and their eligible dependents.

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Steven Webb ’14 – Greenport Marine carries Old Glory when he runs — rain, snow or shine

by   The Suffolk Times 01/29/2016 6:00 AM

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Maybe you’ve seen him running on the North Fork with an American flag in his hands. Maybe you went to Greenport High School with him or heard about one of his three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Or maybe, while you were sitting inside your Greenport home during Saturday’s blizzard, you noticed Old Glory waving somewhere in the snowy distance, carried by Steven Webb.

No matter how you heard his story, Cpl. Webb, a Greenport native who was honorably discharged from the Marines in 2011, doesn’t carry the American flag with him while he runs along the roads of the North Fork to bring attention to himself.

He carries it to raise awareness about a specific group of veterans who are unable to hold the flag — the men and women who killed themselves after experiencing the horrors of war.

“You know, recognizing troops overseas,” Mr. Webb said when asked why he was carrying the flag around during the middle of what was technically considered a blizzard Saturday. “And, I don’t know how to say this, but veteran suicide is a big problem right now … Airborne Tri-Team is trying to put an end to that. That’s one reason.”

Mr. Webb’s “whole family had been in the military,” he recalled, spawning an interest in joining the armed forces upon his graduation from Greenport High School in 2007.

His grandfather, who died before he was born, received a Purple Heart for his service in World War II. His great-grandfather served in World War I. His father served in Vietnam. His older cousin, with whom he grew up, also served.

After returning from his last deployment, however, the camaraderie Mr. Webb had grown to love in the Marines wasn’t waiting for him when he got home. He managed to find it again with Airborne Tri-Team.

Ron Hurtado founded the organization last year, officially gaining nonprofit status last fall.

According to its website, “The vision of Airborne Tri-Team is to provide extraordinary but accomplishable physical goals to rebuild and maximize self-esteem and to promote a better quality of life — to promote awareness of veterans with invisible wounds who are all around us.”

Staff Sgt. Hurtado, who served in the Army from 2007 through 2015, had trouble sleeping after returning from one of his three deployments. He was reluctantly placed on medication — “I didn’t want to get kicked out of the military,” he said — and had an incident during which he apparently tried to kill himself.

“Apparently” because he doesn’t remember it.

“They tried to put me on more meds and I said, ‘No way,’ ” Mr. Hurtado recalled this week. Instead, he got himself into shape mentally and physically by running 5Ks, 10Ks and triathlons.

Later, Mr. Hurtado noticed a friend falling into a similar pattern he had succumbed to. The two teamed up and “everything came together.” Airborne Tri-Team was born.

After meeting Mr. Webb last year, Mr. Hurtado invited him to become one of the 12 members of Airborne Tri-Team.

“He’s very motivated,” Mr. Hurtado said of the Greenport resident. “He believes in it as much as we do.”

One of the nonprofit’s major missions is to reduce the number of veterans who kill themselves.

A 2012 Suicide Data Report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs noted that “an estimated 22 veterans will have died from suicide each day in the calendar year 2010.” The 56-page report notes the actual number itself “may be subject to reporting error.” In fact, only 21 states were studied. However, the number 22 has since become a rallying call for those lobbying on behalf of veterans, including Mr. Webb and Airborne Tri-Team.

As the report ultimately concludes, even one veteran killing themselves every day is too much: “As long as veterans die by suicide, we must continue to improve and provide even better services and care.”

“We just need more organizations to start up. We need more help,” Mr. Webb said. “And the VA needs to step it up a little bit more, I guess.”

In the meantime, Mr. Webb will be running with his flag — snow or shine.

Photo Caption: Steven Webb walks down Main Street in Greenport during last weekend’s blizzard. (Credit: Cerria Torres)

jpinciaro@timesreview.com


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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Paul Krugman to Speak at Suffolk County Community

“Income Inequality”
Suffolk County Community College
Shea Theatre, Ammerman Campus, Selden N.Y.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Paul Krugman is a distinguished professor in the Graduate Center Economics Ph.D. program and distinguished scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center at the City University of New York. He is also an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and Professor Emeritus of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.

In 2008, Mr. Krugman was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Mr. Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1977.
He is the author or editor of 27 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes.
Mr. Krugman will be speaking about “income inequality” in an event that is co-sponsored by the College Social Science Department and the College Honors Program.
The free lecture is open to all members of the college community, as well as the public.

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Suffolk Cheer Team Places Third in Nation at Prestigious Competition

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Suffolk County Community College’s Cheer Team placed third in the nation at the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships last weekend.

The competition, the most prestigious college cheerleading championship in the country, was held at the Walt Disney World® Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from January 15 to 17. Suffolk was one of only two junior colleges competing among a total of 11 colleges and universities in the Open All-Girl Division.

“Our goal was to make it into finals at our first ever UCA Nationals,” said Head Cheer and  Dance Coach Gina Caputo. “Being ranked third in the nation went beyond our expectations.  Now to work towards next year and bringing home the title!”

“We are very proud of the cheer team’s outstanding performance,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.  “The College community congratulates our student athletes for this tremendous accomplishment and the recognition they have earned for the team and our college.”

Sustainable Water Bottle Promotion 2/1 & 2/2/16

January 25, 2016

TO:               The College Community

FROM:         Nicholas Palumbo, Executive Director College Sustainability Programs

SUBJECT:   Sustainable Water Bottle Promotion

The Office of Sustainability Programs at Suffolk County Community College is currently promoting the use of reusable water bottles to the college community.  In partnership with our Follett campus bookstores, sales of refillable drink containers and mugs purchased on February 1st or 2nd, will qualify to receive a 20% discount on the price of the sustainable water bottle.  In addition, anyone who then uses their sustainable water bottle at an Aramark dining location or at the Eastern Campus Peconic Café, will only be asked to pay the price of a small beverage in order to fill their container—no matter what size.  

We hope you will participate in this latest sustainability promotion and encourage our students to do so as well, since the use of refillable water bottles helps save our environment.  You will be interested to learn that through the use of the bottle refilling stations that are available on our campuses, the students, faculty, alumni and staff of Suffolk County Community College have already helped eliminate tens of thousands of plastic bottles from being disposed of in area landfills.

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Suffolk County Community College Winter Storm Jonas – Support Students

Suffolk County Community College alumni, stay safe and consider making a donation to support students without reliable shelter, food or transportation.

Your contribution of $25 can help current Suffolk students in housing shelters, on food assistance or in need of public transit fare.

https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/donate

President McKay Keynotes County MLK Celebration

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Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay delivered the keynote address at the Suffolk County-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission’s 2016 annual awards luncheon.

Academic Chair for Mathematics on our Michael J. Grant Campus, Dr. John Jerome, was also recognized as one of the honoree award recipients at the event.

Dr. McKay, in his remarks to the hundreds attending the luncheon, connected the values espoused by Dr. King and the contemporary challenges we face in 2016.

“If our lives truly matter then we must do all in our power to provide a good education to every person, no matter gender, color, creed, socio-economic status, or political belief. Even in the most impoverished, underserved and perhaps violent neighborhoods, our schools must be beacons of hope for an end to oppression. The structures that create systemic inequity can be transformed and result in opportunity for all,” McKay said and added, ” Dr. King said, ‘The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.’ Let us commit ourselves today to work to provide this human right to every soul in our neighborhoods, our county, our state and country, and in every corner of our world. In this, Dr. King’s legacy lives.
Source: Suffolk County Community College


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Help a student enroll at Suffolk County Community College #SUNYSFLK

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Learn how you can be instantly accepted for the spring 2016 semester at Suffolk County Community College.

Visit any campus for assistance in enrolling for the spring term.

Convenient Saturday hours are: January 9, 16, and 23, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm!

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