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33rd Annual Golf Classic 8/22/16

33rd Annual Golf Classic 8/22/16May 5th, 2016
Suffolk Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Golf Classic Honoring Kevin M. O’Connor ’82 Bridgehampton National Bank President and CEO Benefiting student scholarships and academic program support For reservations and committee information please contact: The Foundation Office: 631-451-4846 Or via e-mail at Golf@sunysuffolk.edu https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/events/annual-golf-classic

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Brentwood, NY – Puerto Rican Day Parade with Suffolk County Community College 6/5/16

Sunday, June 5, 2016 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Brentwood, NY – Puerto Rican Day Parade with Suffolk County Community College

Free for Students, Alumni, Faculty & Administrators

For details contact activities-grant@sunysuffolk.eduSCCC PR 2016

Location: Brentwood, NY
Fees: Free
Contact: activities-grant@sunysuffolk.edu
More Information

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RSVP by 6/1/16 “Castles & Cocktails” at The Crescent Beach Club

Join Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association at
Free Business Networking Event @ The Crescent Beach Club
“Castles & Cocktails”
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Free Business Networking Event to showcase the new Crescent Beach Club “Sand Sculpture” Teambuilding Program. Partnering with Sand Sculpt USA.

Food, open bar, sand castle building on the beach.

Come wearing your Suffolk County Community College Beach Gear or Blue, Gold, White for Suffolk’s colors!

RSVP by 6/1/16 to alumni@sunysuffolk.edu or (631) 451-4941


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SCCC men, women teams win NJCAA track and field titles

SCCCChamps2016Members of the Suffolk Community College mens and women’s national championship track team (l-r) Samuel Chimezie- 400m hurdles, Ryleigh Donegan- 5,000m run, Cordell NIx- high jump, Micah Assibey-Bonsu- triple jump, Connor Langdon- decathalon and Samantha Pollucci- 100m dash on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Updated May 21, 2016 10:49 PM
By Jordan Lauterbach  jordan.lauterbach@newsday.com

It started with one championship, the women’s cross-country national title in the fall. But, as is often the case in the non-stop, ultra-competitive world of running and jumping, one is never enough. Suffolk County Community College wanted more.

“We’ve definitely had a goal since that,” said Ryleigh Donegan, who was on that title-winning cross-country team. “We’ve had our eyes on track.”

They got what they wanted. And this time, the men joined in the fun. Yes, it was a banner spring season for the Sharks as both the men and women’s track and field programs took home titles at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Outdoor Championships, held May 7-8 at Westfield State University in Massachusetts.

It was the fourth time in NJCAA Division III history that one school won both the men’s and women’s titles in the same season, said Matthew French, head coach of both teams.

“It’s very special because it was my first year of college track and field,” said Sam Chimezie, who won the men’s 400-meter hurdle title in 54.22 seconds. “Winning proved that we are great and can accomplish many things. That meant a lot to me and to my team.”

Chimezie edged Harper College’s Eric Theis by just under one second, needing a strong finish to secure the victory.

“The last 200 meters were where I had to really push it,” said Chimezie, one of the men’s four individual champions. “I thought ‘This is what I drove four hours to do.’ Everything I went there for came down to the final 200 meters of the race.”

 

Chimezie placed second in the 110-meter hurdles (15.19), earning All-American status.

Connor Langdon won six decathlon events en route to a national championship. Langdon scored 5,865 points and won the 100 meters (11.61), long jump (20 feet, 111⁄4 inches), high jump (6-11⁄4), 400 (52.87), 110 hurdles (15.58), and 1,500 (5:09.78).

Even though he won the decathlon high jump, Langdon was unhappy with his inability to clear 6-2 or higher. Because of inclement weather during the meet, the high jump portion of the competition was moved inside.

Langdon said he had a hard time getting proper footing on the plastic jumping surface that he was now being forced to compete on. He decided to take his frustration out on the next event, the 400.

“I was getting angrier and angrier,” Langdon said. “In the 400, I got into my blocks and knew I had to do well to keep my lead. I came out a little slow. But, I knew at the 200-meter mark that I had the best kick out of all of them. I beat them all by 20 meters.”

Jesse Mattera was an All-American for placing second in the decathlon (5,507) and the pole vault (12-10 3⁄4)

The men had two winners in the field. Micah-Assibey Bonsu won the triple jump (46-11) and Cordell Nix won the high jump (6-4 3⁄4). Langdon gained All-American status for finishing second in the non-decathlon high jump (6-4 3⁄4, losing in a jump-off).

The women’s team won two individual national championships. Donegan won the 5,000 (19:20.63) and Sam Pollucci won the 100 (12.69).

“I maintained my speed the whole way,” Pollucci said. “I just made sure I didn’t give up before the end of the race.”

Pollucci was second in the 200 (25.74), one of seven All-Americans for the Suffolk women. Leana Wiebelt (10,000 meters), Menely Genao (1,500 meters), Taylor Van Nostrand (pole vault), Ebonie Lewis (shot put), and both the 4 x 800 and 4 x 100 meter relay teams earned All-American status.

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RSVP by 6/22/16 to March with SUNY at NYC Pride

March with SUNY at NYC Pride

 SUNY Pride 2016

SUNY invites you to join fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni to march in the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26th. All members of the SUNY community from all institutions across New York are welcome to attend and be a part of the largest pride celebration in the world.

The event runs from 11:00am to 6:00pm and registration is free.  Specific details on exact parade day meeting time and location in Manhattan will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event.

The day will be filled with excitement and pride as SUNY marches together through the streets of New York City in this one of a kind world renowned celebration. We encourage you to show your support for SUNY’s principles of equity and inclusion by walking together to celebrate the LGBTQ community and showcase the power of diversity in New York.

Registration is now open at http://www.suny.edu/pride-parade

Early registration runs through May 30th and includes a free SUNY Pride t-shirt

Regular registration deadline is June 22nd


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Suffolk Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Golf Classic Honoring Kevin M. O’Connor ’82

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Monday, August 22, 2016 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Suffolk Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Golf Classic

Honoring Kevin M. O’Connor ’82
Bridgehampton National Bank President and CEO

Benefiting student scholarships and academic program support

For reservations and committee information please contact:
The Foundation Office: 631-451-4846 Or via e-mail at Golf@sunysuffolk.edu

View Event Photos from 2015

Location: The Hamlet Golf & Country Club
1 Clubhouse Dr, Commack, NY 11725
Contact:
Golf@sunysuffolk.edu or 631-451-4846

Suffolk County Community College 2016 Commencement

Newsday – May 15, 2016 By James T. Madore james.madore@newsday.com

SCCC NewsdayGraduates line up outside Field House of the Graduates line up outside Field House of the Health, Sports and Education Center waiting to enter before the ceremony begins, at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus, as it holds its 54th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2016. (Credit: Uli Seit)

Suffolk County Community College held its 54th commencement ceremony Sunday at the college’s Brentwood campus.
Number of graduates 4,398 across 3 campuses — most in the college’s history
Commencement speaker

H. Carl McCall, chairman of the SUNY board of trustees, spoke about growing up in a family that received “welfare checks”, earning a college degree and having his name on every state check after being elected state comptroller. He urged the graduates to be VIPs – to be visionary, have integrity and participate in society. “Never underestimate the power you hold to change the course of policy and to change history,” he said.
Student speakers

Juhara Bushra, 21, of Ronkonkoma, who earned an associate degree in liberal arts/general studies and plans to become a physician, said, “You have made it here today because of your hardwork and determination — keep up the good work, listen to your heart and trust yourself with your own future.”

Matthew Sclafani, 20, of Lake Grove, who graduated with an associate degree in business administration and will attend the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, said, “Dedicate yourself completely to whatever it is you choose to do in life.”

Nkrumah “Nick” Gordon, 38, of Holbrook, who earned an associate degree in nursing and hopes eventually to become a nursing professor, said, “The faculty and counselors here have helped me to forge a key that can never be lost or broken: an education that will not only transform my life but the lives of my family and the patients that I will care for.” Student reactions

Sue A. Washburn, 56, accounting

“Now that I have my degree, I hope I can move up at the environmental services company that I work for, maybe become controller,” said Washburn, of Patchogue.

Sattarock A. Blackwood, 23, criminal justice

“I’m going to CUNY/John Jay College in the fall and plan to become a cop, hopefully in Suffolk County,” said Blackwood, of Manorville.

Danielle M. Hartmann, 21, liberal arts

“I’m thinking about going into physical therapy because I like seeing people get better,” said Hartmann, of Hauppauge.

Matthew Williams, 20, communications

“I’ll be studying communications and sports management in the fall at the University of Connecticut and I hope to go into public relations for a professional sports team; if I’m lucky, it will be the Islanders,” said Williams, of Centereach.

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News 12 Long Island Video

Record number of students graduate from Suffolk County Community College
Updated May 15, 2016 6:19 PM

A record-number of students got their diplomas from Suffolk Community College on Thursday. (5/15/16)

BRENTWOOD – A record number of students got their diplomas from Suffolk Community College on Sunday.

A graduation ceremony for the 4,398 students was held in Brentwood. Many of the students say they are taking what they learned and are going after their dreams.
The event marked Suffolk Community College’s 54th commencement ceremony.

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Suffolk County Community College hosts 2016 New York College English Association Conference/Teaching of Writing Festival (10/14-15/16)

2016 New York College English Association Conference/Teaching of Writing Festival (10/14-15/16)

 

Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, Selden, NY

 

The Value of the Humanities and Writing in the 21st Century

The 2016 NYCEA Conference/Teaching of Writing Festival will be held on October 14-15, 2016 at Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus in Selden, NY. This year’s keynote speaker will be famed author, columnist, professor, and NPR personality David Bianculli. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Bianculli continues to influence and inform television viewers with his insightful reviews and unique critical voice. The founder and editor of the website TV Worth Watching, he has been named one of “The 25 Best TV Bloggers Right Now” by Complex.com. His publications include Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Dictionary of Teleliteracy, Teleliteracy, and the forthcoming book The Platinum Age of Television: An Evolutionary History of Quality TV. He currently teaches in the Department of Radio, Film, and Television at Rowan University.

The conference theme this year is the value of the humanities and writing in the 21st century. Paper topics may consider, but certainly are not limited to, any aspect of this theme, including:

  • Innovation and Teaching
  • Workforce Development
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Digital Humanities
  • Technology
  • Digital Literacy
  • Assessment
  • SUNY (transfer paths, credit mandates, etc.)
  • Composition Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Enrollment Trends
  • Degree Requirements
  • Service Learning
  • Pop Culture
  • Writing Centers
  • The Purpose of a College Education
  • The Job Market
  • Changing Readers/Readership
  • The Academic Needs/Abilities of Incoming Students
  • Common Core
  • The Canon in High School
  • The Canon in College
  • The Benefits of a Community College Education
  • Teaching the Humanities and Writing in High School and College
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Cultural Attitudes and Perceptions
  • The Ph.D. in English in the 21st Century
  • The Presidential Election

Submitting a Proposal:

Please e-mail 200-250-word proposals (for 15-minute papers) as attachments to nyceasccc2016@gmail.com no later than August 15, 2016 for consideration. Be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your institutional affiliation
  • Your e-mail address
  • The title of your paper/presentation
  • Any audio-visual needs or special accommodations that you might have.
  • Full panel proposals are welcome. Panel organizers should include the proposal information mentioned above for all panel participants (no more than 4 participants)
  • Roundtable proposals are welcome. Roundtable organizers should include the proposal information mentioned above for all roundtable participants (no more than 4 participants)
  • Workshop proposals are welcome. Workshop organizers should include the proposal information mentioned above for all workshop facilitators (no more than 4 facilitators)

All submissions should receive a response by September 1, 2016.

To register for the NYCEA conference, please go to

http://www.nycea.org/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

For more information, go to http://www.nycea.org/

Any questions, please contact Doug Howard (howardd@sunysuffolk.edu) or William Burns (burnsw@sunysuffolk.edu)

William Burns, PhD

Associate Professor of English

Writing Center Coordinator

631-451-4537

Benefactor Builds Suffolk Students’ Futures with Computers, Jobs and Internships

 

ErathPhoto L to R: Suffolk graduate and New York State Department of Transportation Construction Inspector Donnalyn Berech of Mastic Beach; Academic Chair of Science and Engineering Pete Maritato ’77, ’79; Associate Professor of Architecture and Construction Technology Natalie Niemann; Professor of Engineering Elaine Merenda ’77; Scott W. Erath, president, William Erath & Son, Inc.; Ted Seip of Ronkonkoma; Michael Simon, associate professor of construction technology.


Scott Erath’s  Amityville Company Wm. Erath & Son, Inc. has helped build students’ futures for a decade by supporting the construction technology program at Suffolk County Community College with student internships, jobs and hardware.

Erath recently awarded two students — one now working for the New York State Department of Transportation — with laptop computers preloaded with construction industry software.

Donnalyn Berech of Mastic Beach now a construction inspector for the New York State Department of Transportation and Ted Seip of Ronkonkoma were awarded the laptops by Erath that are worth nearly $2,000

“Industry partnership with higher education is a win-win situation for both partners,” said Suffolk County Community College Academic Chair of Science and Engineering Pete Maritato.  “Industry receives employees that are prepared and ready to work on their first day and our educational programs benefit from industry feedback allowing the alignment of courses to industries’ needs and providing ‘real-life’ work experience for students.”

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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Suffolk Gifted $1 Million From Alumnus, Largest Ever From a Graduate of The College

SCCFoundationGala2016-5-5Suffolk County Community College class of 1978 graduate Dr. Robert Frey, seated at right, watches as family members unveil a check from the Frey Family Foundation for $1 million to the Suffolk Community College Foundation for student scholarships and aid. The gift to the college is the largest ever from a graduate of the college.

Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, pointing at left, joins in the celebration surrounded by members of the college and foundation boards of trustees.

Frey made the gift from the Frey Family Foundation as an honoree of the college at its annual gala celebration last week.

Background

Dr. Robert Frey, now a Research Professor and Director of the Program in Quantitative Finance in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University, was honored by the Suffolk Community College Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence for the contributions of The Frey Family Foundation to the college and where Frey made a $1 million donation to the college.

Dr. Frey holds a joint appointment in the Stony Brook University’s Business School and is the President of the University’s Research Center for High Frequency Finance. He has been an adjunct professor and chair of the advisory board for the Program on Financial Mathematics at the University of Chicago and currently serves as CEO of FQS Capital Partners, Ltd., an investment management firm based in New York and London, and CEO of Harbor Financial Management, his family office.
His public service and charitable activities include service on the Boards of the Guardian Angels, Hope House Ministries, the Museum of Mathematics, the Stony Brook Foundation, and the Suffolk Community College Foundation.

Frey, his wife and daughter are all Suffolk County Community College graduates.

“Robert Frey, a class of ’78 graduate and advocate for our institution, recognizes the transformative value of his contribution and the impact it will have on the lives of our students,” said Dr. Shaun L. McKay, Suffolk County Community College president. “We cannot thank him enough for his generosity.”

“Dr. Frey’s gift is the most generous support received from an alumnus in the 58 year history of the college,” explains Sylvia A. Diaz, Ph.D., LMSW, executive director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation.  “We are delighted that Dr. Frey and his family view the community college as a bridge to opportunity.  This transformational gift advances a place where lives are changed, careers are launched, promises are kept and dreams are realized.”


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5/14/16 Eight Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

Eight Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
“One World, Many Cultures”


 Saturday, May 14, 2016
Taste of Asia door opens at 11 AM
Opening Ceremony at 1 PM


Vajaradhammapadip Buddist Temple
and Thai Cultural Center
110 Rustic Road
Centereach, NY 11720

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Join Professor Vera Hu-Hyneman, Suffolk County Community College students and alumni.

For additional information visit http://scaaab.org

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