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34th Annual Golf Classic

34th Annual Golf ClassicAugust 21st, 2017
Join us on August 21 at Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack as we honor Michael J. Grant, Kevin Foley and the Foley Family Scholarship Fund https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/golf

State of the Art Library Officially Opens at Suffolk Community College’s Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, center, and Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, at left,  are joined by Suffolk County Community Board of Trustees members, from left, student trustee Jerome Bost, Shirley Coverdale, Chair Theresa Sanders, and from right to left, Bryan Lilly, SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges Johanna Duncan-Poitier and board of trustees member Gordon Canary at the gala ribbon cutting for the new library on the Michael J. Grant Campus.

Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay was joined by SUNY Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, elected officials, college faculty staff, and administration and community members at a gala celebration and ribbon cutting to celebrate the official opening of Suffolk County Community College’s new $30 million, nearly 75,000 square foot Learning Resource Center (LRC) and library on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood on October 19.

“The new Learning Resource Center will serve as a powerful symbol of the value that the College and its students bring to the vitality of our shared community,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

The new LRC houses traditional library spaces and also includes:

    • 95 seat lecture hall
    • computer classrooms
    • writing center
    • reading center
    • tutoring rooms
    • testing rooms
    • offices
    • an information commons
    • conference / board of trustees’ room
    • teaching and learning center
    • photo/video studio
    • photo/video labs and offices
    • 12 study rooms
    •  8 glass enclosed group study rooms
    • outdoor roof garden with tables and seating
    • green roof with vegetation

 

Are you interested in providing funding to dedicate a space within the Learning Resource Center? Contact Alumni Relations at (631) 451-4941.


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The Lively Arts Series presents – DRACULA

The Lively Arts Series at Suffolk County Community College
Present
Dracula
One Night Only!

October 28
8:00 p.m.

PUSH Physical Theatre’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel, Dracula, is like nothing audiences have ever seen before. By combining the company’s speechless artistry with traditional dialogue-driven theatre, the collaborators have created a groundbreaking, thrilling and unforgettable ride into the warped world of one of literature’s most famous villains.

Van Nostrand Theatre
Sagtikos Building
Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

General admission: $18
Students 16 years of age or younger: $10.
Veterans and SCCC students with current ID: One FREE ticket
For more information call 631-851-6589

 

 The Suffolk Theatre Arts Department
Presents

October 18-29

Circle

Theatre 119 – (no latecomer seating)
Islip Arts Building
Suffolk County Community College
Ammerman Campus, Selden

General admission: $12
Students 16 years of age or younger: $10
Veterans and SCCC students with current ID: One FREE ticket

For more information call 631-451-4163

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Newsday – Women should pursue careers in manufacturing, female execs say

October 15, 2017 By James T. Madore   james.madore@newsday.com

From left, Central Islip High School students Gladis From left, Central Islip High School students Gladis Urrutials and Ana Mendoza, Justine Haupt of Brookhaven National Laboratory, Doreen Guarneri of American Culture Brands, Suffolk County Community College President Shaun McKay and event moderator Rosalie Drago discuss manufacturing job opportunities for women on Oct. 6, 2017, at SCCC’s Brentwood campus. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Women can build fulfilling careers at local factories because of the wide range of available jobs, many of them requiring technical skills.

That was the message recently from a panel of female executives, who said they found success in manufacturing despite the sector’s reputation for being a “man’s world.”

The women are involved in producing everything from wine and shampoo to skin creams and a high-technology microscope.

“We have all kinds of jobs: human resources, finance, customer service, sales, research and development, quality control, engineering, technicians,” said Evelyn Marchany, head of drugmaker Novartis/Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s two local plants, which together employ about 350 people in the production of skin creams, lotions and ointments. “There are a lot of job opportunities in manufacturing.”

Marchany was among nine speakers on the panel held this month at Suffolk County Community College. Many also are featured in a new 12-minute video produced by the Workforce Development Institute, a nonprofit group based in Albany, to encourage women to pursue careers in manufacturing.

Marchany said women shouldn’t hesitate to speak up in meetings even if most of the people in the room are men.

“Persistence and believing in yourself; you have to be confident,” she said. “You also need to aspire to be the best in everything you do.”

Winemaker Alie Shaper agreed, saying, “Don’t do yourself differently. Be who it is you want to see in that workplace . . . Go forth with a behavior that says, ‘I belong here.’ ”

Shaper, who started the wine company Brooklyn Oenology, known as BOE, and the Peconic Cellar Door tasting room in Peconic, said there are job openings at local plants at many levels.

She has an engineering degree but said effective manufacturing executives value equally work done in an office, on the factory floor and in a warehouse. She makes her As If label wines on Long Island’s North Fork.

“If you want to understand manufacturing, you have to do it yourself; you have to try all of the jobs,” she said.

Plants in Nassau and Suffolk counties were looking to fill 8,372 jobs between August 2016 and July, according to the workforce institute. The most openings were for forklift operator, sales associate, quality assurance manager, mechanical engineer and software development manager.

Women make up about 35 percent of local manufacturing payrolls, which averaged 86,800 between 2011 and 2015, according to Census Bureau estimates.

“Don’t listen to anyone who tells you manufacturing is dead; it is far from that,” said Rosalie Drago, the institute’s Long Island director.

She and others said the sector offers employment to people with and without college degrees.

Success comes to those willing to work hard, said Doreen Guarneri, a hairdresser who started her first business after high school with her husband, Louis. “We never said, ‘that’s beneath me,’ ” she said.

The couple now runs American Culture Brands, a manufacturer of shampoo, conditioner and other hair care products in Huntington Station. The products have won favor with celebrities such as singer Jewel and actors Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell.

“What happens at a manufacturing company if you step in and just say at a very young age, ‘I’m looking for work’? Oh, hold on for the ride because there is anything and everything that you could possibly do at that place of business,” Guarneri told the SCCC audience of about 160, which included high school students from Central Islip.

The event and video release were part of local celebrations of National Manufacturing Day, which was Oct. 6.

Several speakers said the best way to pursue a career is to do an internship or secure an entry-level position.

“Take a job; take an internship,” Farmingdale State College professor Marjaneh Issapour said. “Find out what your passion is. Manufacturing has room for everyone.”

Felicia Fleitman, owner of the human resources firm Savvy Hires in Westbury, agreed, saying young women should start by researching local companies to identify a handful that interest them. They then should contact the companies to arrange an in-person interview to learn more.

“When you go in for that internship . . . Don’t show up and say, ‘Teach me,’ ” said Fleitman, co-founder of the nonprofit RecruitLI.org.“Think about what you want to get from the internship and what you are giving to the business. When you walk out, you want them to say, ‘Wow, that was the best intern that we’ve ever had and we want to hire her.’ ”

On Friday Oct. 6 2017, the Women in Manufacturing/STEM Summit at Suffolk County Community College was held as part of a local celebration of National Manufacturing Day. It is designed to encourage young women to pursue careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The nonprofit Workforce Development Institute showed a 12-minute video it produced, featuring some of the panelists, highlighting women in manufacturing. (Credit: Workforce Development Institute)

Source: Copyright © 2017 Newsday. All rights reserved.


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12/6/17 Automotive Job Fair at Suffolk County Community College

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Automotive Job Fair

11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.,

Automotive Building (Map)

Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

Auto Career Fair 2017-12

Employer registration required

 

Location: Automotive Building

Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

Fees: Employer registration required
Contact: Allison Keibel 631-451-4049 keibela@sunysuffolk.edu

10/20/17 Animal Awareness – “Suffolk Gives Back”

SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Campus Brief NO.: 2017-42
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DEAN, AMMERMAN CAMPUS

DATE: October 18, 2017
TO: Ammerman Campus Community

FROM: P. Wesley Lundburg, Executive Dean

The Animal Awareness Club of Suffolk County Community College will be sponsoring, Suffolk Gives Back program for Spirit week. Houston SPCA Hurricane Relief fund is focused on helping the animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.

On Friday October 20th, our club will be in the lobby of the Babylon Student Center from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM collecting donations for these animals. The following items are needed and will be shipped to Houston to assist with the animals in need:

• Blankets
• Dog/Cat food
• Dog/Cat toys
• Snacks
• Beds
• Crates
• Food bowls
• Any other items that can help with the care of the animals

If you wish to make a monetary donation there will be cans set up in the Islip Arts building, 1st floor offices, Islip Arts English department, 2nd floor, Reading Center, Islip 116 and the Islip Arts Writing Center 101. There will also be cans for monetary donations in the Babylon Student center.

After the date of the 20th, I will be collecting donations for the remainder of the semester in my office which is located in the Islip Arts building room 1-G.

If you wish to write a check for this cause, please make the check out to: SCC Association and interoffice it or bring it to my office in the Islip Arts Building room 1-G.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Gerli, 631-451-4716.

Thank you in advance for your help with this very important cause.


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Suffolk Auto Tech a Top Four Finalist WIX® Filters 2017 School of the Year Competition

Suffolk County Community College’s Automotive Technology Program has been named a top four finalist in the WIX® Filters 2017 School of the Year Competition. The competition is run in conjunction with O’Reilly Auto Parts and Tomorrow’s Technician magazine to recognize excellence in automotive technology education and programs.

The winner will be selected from the four finalists, with a surprise ceremony in October and a formal announcement during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas on Oct. 30.

The winning school will receive:
· a visit by Tomorrow’s Tech staff and program sponsors
· $2,500 donation
· O’Reilly and WIX Filters gear
· appearance by either the WIX or O’Reilly Auto Parts marketing unit
· travel for the class instructor and a guest to Las Vegas to attend Babcox Media’s recognition dinner at AAPEX

“Our automobiles contain complex computer and electronic systems that require highly trained technicians who are proficient in math, science and computer technology,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “I congratulate our Auto Technology department, the faculty and staff on this honor. Students in our program are preparing not only for their futures, but the future of the industry,” McKay said.

The top 20 schools submitted a video highlighting their programs. Suffolk’s submission is featured above.

Suffolk County Community College Automotive Technology Alumni can connect online
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Broadcast veteran Jason Kornweiss ’94 joins Diversified team providing thought leadership to evolving media and entertainment clientele

Diversified Creates New Position, Vice President of Strategic Projects to Serve Evolving Market assumed by Suffolk County Community College Alumnus Jason Kornweiss ’94 from the Radio and Television Broadcast ProgramJason Kornweiss 1994

Diversified, an industry leading technology solutions provider, is proud to announce that Jason Kornweiss ’94 has joined the ranks of the executive leadership team as Vice President of Strategic Projects. This newly created position provides subject matter expertise and thought leadership around evolving technology in the media and entertainment markets. After serving NBC for over two decades, culminating in his role as Vice President of Global Media Operations, Jason’s addition to the team supports a further enhanced customer experience for the company’s leading media and entertainment clients.

“Jason and I have a long history of collaborating to deliver ground-breaking projects,” says Michael Wright, SVP of Diversified’s Media & Entertainment division. “Having him join the Diversified family is very exciting for me, and I know that our clients will all benefit from his contributions.”

With an extensive career of both leadership and end-user experience, Jason harnesses his years of real world knowledge to ensure that Diversified’s clients have the right technology solutions for their facilities in order to maintain their competitive edge within the marketplace. Serving as a subject matter expert abreast of the latest technologies and their applications within these unique spaces, he’ll work alongside our customers as well as our sales, engineering, and technical operations teams providing support across the division’s global operations.

“Diversified is leading the way in innovative media and entertainment technology,” says Jason Kornweiss. “I look forward to not only being a part of the team but in helping to develop today’s cutting edge solutions designed for tomorrow’s challenges.”

About Diversified

Diversified is an industry leading technology solutions provider delivering innovative digital media, collaborative, broadcasting, and OTT solutions to a global clientele across a wide array of markets including financial, media & entertainment, enterprise, energy, higher education, technology, healthcare, hospitality, government, and more. As an engineering-centric organization, each team of specialized technical experts partners with clients to design custom solutions that enhance their operations, increase productivity, and help drive ROI. Diversified even provides solutions that bridge the gap from today’s technology to the emerging technologies, enabling clients to maximize their current investment by incorporating new strategic technical solutions.

Founded in 1993, Diversified has more than 30 offices serving Fortune 500 clients around the world. Recognized for thought leadership and strategic enterprise implementation, Diversified has been named Commercial Integrator Magazine’s Integrator of the Year for 2016, appears on Enterprise Networking’s Top 10 UC Solutions Providers for 2017, ranks among Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies for 2017, and is a pioneer InfoComm APEX certified company. From initial design consultation to deployment to managed services, Diversified is a trusted technology partner.

Learn more about Diversified’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions and service offerings at http://www.diversifiedus.com.

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Check out SPIRIT WEEK EVENTS: October 16-20, 2017

Suffolk County Community College

SPIRIT WEEK EVENTS October 16-20, 2017

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Eastern Campus to Host American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – Sunday, October 22, 2017

Suffolk County Community College  October 13, 2017

TO:                  The College Community

FROM:           Dr. Sylvia A. Diaz, Foundation Executive Director

Suffolk County Community College, the Suffolk Community College Foundation and the American Cancer Society are working together to bring breast cancer awareness to the Long Island community.  On Sunday, October 22nd, the College’s Eastern Campus will be the host site for one of the two major American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks (registration at 7:30 a.m./walk starts at 8:30 a.m.) taking place this fall.  We anticipate that on that day thousands of individuals will walk around Ring Road and unite as a community to raise awareness about the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.  For the second year in a row, we are proud to serve as a Flagship Sponsor for this event.

Last year through this partnership, the Foundation established the “Breast Cancer Survivor’s and Caregiver’s Scholarship.” This scholarship is awarded to a Suffolk student who is a survivor or has been a caregiver to someone impacted by breast cancer.

When communities participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks they are helping those currently fighting the disease, those who may have to fight it one day, and those who will avoid a diagnosis due to education and risk reduction.  When it comes to breast cancer, no one should walk alone.  We encourage our college community members to form a team, join a team, walk as an individual or bring a friend to the Eastern Campus. For more information or details about registering please contact Russell Malbrough at the College’s Foundation at 631-451-4630.

By joining together, we can make a difference in our community.

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Scott Higham ’79 on MSNBC Morning Joe

Suffolk County Community College Alumnus Scott Higham ’79 Washington Post Journalist and Author on MSNBC Morning Joe today.

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