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36th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

36th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf ClassicJune 24th, 2019
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You could attend the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black!

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Wouldn’t you love to win two (2) tickets with a total value of $220
to the 2019 PGA Championship Final Round at Bethpage Black!


May 19, 2019 Tickets are $10 each
Winner will be notified by May 1, 2019

To purchase tickets, call the
Suffolk Community College Foundation office at 631-451-4458.

Only persons 18 years of age or older can purchase raffle tickets. Winner is responsible for all taxes and other expenses associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of valid entries received. Raffle tickets are not a tax deductible gift. NYS GC 47-2020499-06776


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Suffolk County Community College A 2019-20 Military Friendly School

For Immediate Release:  February 13, 2019

Military friendly school designation

Suffolk County Community College has been named a 2019-20 military friendly school by militaryfriendly.com. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year 766 schools earned the prestigious designation.

Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default Rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“Before Suffolk County Community College I longed for guidance about how to gain the skills needed to be successful after my Marine Corps career. Suffolk County Community College gave me more than a pathway to excellence, it gave me a family to help me with the hurdles during my transition to civilian life,” said former Marine Corporal Josiah Mena, 29, who graduated from Suffolk and now attends Hofstra University where he is studying psychology.

Air National Guard Master Sergeant Gerald Kurz of the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach said he earned his degree with the help of Suffolk County Community College. “I attended classes at Suffolk during the fall semester of 2018. In the spring I was deployed to Iraq and finished three more classes. My instructors understood my needs and assisted me when I needed help,”

Master Sergeant Kurz said. Suffolk County Community College has a long history of assisting veterans not only in maximizing their benefits, but also in supporting a successful transition to college life and helping them achieve their educational and personal goals.

Suffolk County is home to more than 75,000 veterans — the most in New York State, and Suffolk County Community College has more than 700 military-connected students enrolled. Suffolk also offers courses at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard base, home of the 106th Rescue Wing, in Westhampton Beach.


2/23/19 Houston City Dance at Suffolk County Community College

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Houston City Dance Company

Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Sagtikos Building, Van Nostrand Theater, Grant Campus, Brentwood, NY (Map)

Houston City Dance’s touring company performs their vibrant mix of jazz, hip-hop, and classical styles. The Company’s performers are young adults of diverse ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds, some of whom were at-risk students or high school dropouts from troubled backgrounds.

For more information, call 631-851-6589.

GET TICKETS


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Mark Your Calendar for June 24, 2019! 36th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

Save the Date
36th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

Save the Date 2019 Front Web - Online
Honoring Suffolk Federal Credit Union

Benefiting student scholarships and academic programs.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Nissequogue Golf Club
21 Golf Club Rd, St James, NY 11780

Shotgun start at 11:30 am
Scramble format (best ball)
$395 per player early bird rate (by May 1, 2019)
$495 per player after May 1, 2019
$1,650 per foursome
50/50
Raffle Baskets
Live Auction

Contests: Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and more!

View our 2018 Photos

Register online now!

PGA Bethpage Logo 2019

Take a chance to win two (2) tickets total value of $220 to the

2019 PGA Championship Final Round at Bethpage Black!

May 19, 2019 (final round)
Tickets are $10 each
Winner will be notified by May 1, 2019

To purchase tickets, call 631-451-4458.

Only persons 18 years of age or older can purchase raffle tickets.
Winner is responsible for all taxes and other expenses associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of valid entries received. Raffle tickets are not a tax deductible gift.
NYS GC 47-2020499-06776

Not a golfer? Join us for dinner or consider donating auction items.

For more information contact: Golf@sunysuffolk.edu or call (631) 451-4458


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The American Dream in 2019: Joan Bolanos Martinez’s ’17 Resolve Before and During His Time at Columbia University

“The American Dream in 2019: Joan Bolanos Martinez’s Resolve Before and During His Time at GS”

February 1, 2019

Joan Bolanos Martinez playing soccer

For one to be met with adversity only makes the accomplishment of one’s goals that much more rewarding. Economics major Joan Bolanos Martinez can back this statement up with his account of a path that started in a small town in Venezuela and has led him to the financial epicenter of the world.

For as long as he can remember, Bolanos Martinez had the urge to leave the small town of Guanare in search of new opportunities. However, for Joan’s father, the notion of family superseded academic opportunity. Initially, his father was hesitant to accept his pursuit of academics so far from home at the Central University of Venezuela.

“It did not matter what subject I studied as long as I was close to my brothers and my family,” Bolanos Martinez said.

However, at the age of 21, and after much disagreement with his parents, he left for Caracas to pursue his education, where he juggled both studying engineering and working to support himself in his new city.

Joan’s most enduring challenge was still awaiting him. In 2007, he was involved in a serious car accident, which left him with a broken leg. Surgery was performed, and unfortunately, led to a major infection that eventually required amputation.

Bolanos Martinez faced impending bankruptcy from his vast medical expenses, but with the assistance of a trusted financial advisor who went above and beyond to help, Bolanos Martinez and his family were saved from economic despair. He credits the work of this financial advisor as being the inspiration that pushed him toward the field of economics.

After his finances were in order, Bolanos Martinez spent two years recovering from his injuries. He attempted to return to studying engineering but found his performance was not where it once was. He knew that he needed a change of pace in order to reignite his academic excellence, and his passion for economics was growing. Upon realizing that English was a skill needed to be successful in the business world, Bolanos Martinez came to the United States and managed to save enough to cover his enrollment in the ESL program at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York.

Upon completing the program, he intended on returning home to his motherland. However, an increasingly non-democratic Venezuela compelled Bolanos Martinez’s parents to encourage him to remain in the United States. With an established foothold at Suffolk County Community College, he decided to pursue further education.

“When I decided to make the US my home, I was determined to succeed no matter what obstacles I was about to face,” recalled Bolanos Martinez.

Bolanos Martinez racked up an impressive resume that included leadership work in various organizations, membership in various honor societies, and a GPA of 3.9. Nevertheless, he wanted more.

“I learned about the amazing work that GS does to open opportunities for people like me, who are eager to succeed regardless of the adversities we have faced to truly achieve the American Dream,” Bolanos Martinez said.

Although Bolanos Martinez was excelling in the world of academics, the results of his earlier car accident prevented him from pursuing another passion rooted in his upbringing: soccer. However, in May 2016, the US National Amputee Soccer Team contacted him. He then began an intense series of training to get him in shape for the team and competed in a 2017 tournament in California.

Fast forward a year and Bolanos Martinez’s work ethic and ambitious nature have brought him further success. This past summer, his goals of breaking into the world of finance came to fruition as he made a big impression as an intern in wealth management at J.P. Morgan Chase. Even with starting two weeks behind his peers, Bolanos Martinez rose to the challenge of learning his role at an expedited rate. He credits his work ethic with being the reason that he was the only intern on his team who was invited to a client meeting by a senior banker. He was so successful that the company asked him to return this coming summer in a similar position but with expanded responsibilities.

“After my amputation, I learned that every day counts to achieve my dreams, so I maximize every opportunity to make things happen,” Bolanos Martinez said.

After graduation, he wishes to take both his economic experience in the workforce and academic knowledge of the subject back to his home country in order to help make Venezuela’s future a bit brighter. For this reason, he is now weighing out the idea of obtaining a Ph.D. or MBA in economics.

“All options are on the table,” Bolanos Martinez said.

Source: ©2019 Columbia University

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Suffolk’s Campuses Awarded Prestigious Tree Campus Designation by Arbor Day Foundation

Suffolk County Community College students plant a tree on the college's Michael J. Grant Campus on Earth Day. All three of Suffolk's campuses have been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as 2018 Tree Campus USA members.

Suffolk County Community College’s three campuses have been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as 2018 Tree Campus USA members.

The Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation recognizes the college’s commitment to effective urban forest management. This marks the third consecutive year that the Eastern Campus has been designated, and the second year the Ammerman and Michael J. Grant Campuses have received the prestigious award.

The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Suffolk County Community College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.

Currently there are 364 campuses across the United States with this recognition. The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $51 million in campus forest management last year. More information about the program is available at: arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.

The Suffolk County Community College Office of Sustainability thanks the college president, the campus executive deans, the campus directors of plant operations and the campus steering committees (listed below) for their commitment and hard work in achieving this important designation.

Campus Steering Committee Membership:

Eastern Campus

  • Tony DeAngelis
  • Chris Tempera
  • Paul Anderson
  • Paul Turano
  • Joe Napolitano
  • Francesca Rosario (student)
  • Shirley Piedra (student)
  • Nick Bates (Cornell Cooperative Extension)

Grant Campus

  • Barbara Zeidler
  • Diana Rieder
  • Louis Roccanova
  • Davorin Dujmovic
  • Regina Dlugokencky
  • Wil Widman (Student)
  • Alessandra Domingo (Student)
  • Samantha Savvies (student)
  • Nick Bates (Cornell Cooperative Extension)
  • Nicholas Palumbo

Ammerman Campus

  • Catherine Lipnick
  • Carol Malley
  • William Jones
  • Frank Vino
  • Elizabeth Winn (Student)
  • Laura Garcia (Student)
  • Kevin Quinitchett (Student)
  • Nick Bates (Cornell Cooperative Extension)

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Nassau County Executive Curran Agree to Friendly Wager Ahead of Battle of Long Island Basketball Game

Losing County Executive Will Wear Opponents Jersey For A Day

County Executive Steve Bellone today announced a friendly wager with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran ahead of tonight’s “Battle of Long Island” between the men’s and women’s basketball teams from Nassau County Community College and Suffolk County Community College. The losing County Executive will wear the opponent’s team jersey for a day.

“Long Island’s Community Colleges are incredibly competitive whose athletic programs attract the best and the brightest from our region,” said County Executive Steve Bellone. “I applaud County Executive Curran for accepting this friendly wager and I look forward to seeing her sporting that beautiful Blue Suffolk County Sharks uniform soon!”

The two game event will be hosted in the Brookhaven Gymnasium at Suffolk County Community College in Selden and will run from 6:00PM – 10:00PM. In the event of split victories between the two counties, both County Executives have agreed to wear their home team’s shirt for a day to express school spirit. The event is free to the public. More information can be found below:

battle of li feb 2019 digiscreensGame 1:

Women’s Basketball Suffolk CC vs Nassau CC

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Game 2:

Men’s Basketball Suffolk CC vs. Nassau CC
Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Location: 

Suffolk County Community College, Selden Campus

Brookhaven Gymnasium GYM (Map)

533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

Alumni and Friends, wear your Suffolk gear to cheer our Sharks onto victory!


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3/7/19 Women in Automotive Symposium at Suffolk County Community College

Automotive Gala 2018

The second annual Suffolk Women in Automotive Group (SWAG) Symposium will seek to provide women who are currently employed in automotive careers or have automotive career aspirations, the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the leading women in the automotive industry in the greater New York region.

The goals of the symposium are to identify methods of obtaining automotive industry knowledge via Suffolk County Community College and through industry mentorship, explain various skill sets necessary for a range of positions, discuss potential salary opportunities and provide best practices and guidance on how to climb the ladder of success in this innovative field. Guest Speakers to be announced.

Please RSVP to 631-451-4900 to attend.

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4/7/19 Suffolk County Community College Open House

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Join Us for Our Spring Open House!
Sunday, April 7 • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
RSVP: sunysuffolk.edu/openhouse

Suffolk County Community College offers you countless opportunities to grow both academically and personally. We invite you to join us for Open House – which will be held on the Michael J. Grant Campus (Brentwood), Ammerman Campus (Selden), Eastern Campus (Riverhead) and Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center (Downtown Riverhead).

You will have the opportunity to meet faculty, explore scholarships, tour the campuses, speak with Admissions and Financial Aid Counselors, learn about student clubs/organizations and more.


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New Suffolk County Community College Alumni Benefit: Montem Outdoor Gear & Hiking Equipment

Montem Montem Outdoor Gear & Hiking Equipment Suffolk County Community College alumni save 10% on your purchases. A portion of each purchase using the alumni link supports the Suffolk Community College Foundation.

Are you interested in connecting with over 130,000 alumni? Send your business information to alumni@sunysuffolk.edu


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