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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

Suffolk County Community College Alumni

US DOL  $3 Million Grant, Largest in Suffolk College History

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A $2.9 million cybersecurity, manufacturing and health information technologies U.S. Department of Labor job training grant – the largest single grant in Suffolk County Community College history – has been awarded to the college, according to college President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

The college will collaborate with Suffolk County Workforce Development Board, New York State Department of Labor, Suffolk County Department of Labor and independent business, including Alken Industries, Inc.; GKN Aerospace, Inc.; Precipart, Inc.; Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. as well as business-related non-profit organizations, the Manufacturing Consortium of Long Island; Long Island STEM Hub and New York State Workforce Development Institute in executing the grant.

The $2,949,237 Resources and Education that Support Training Opportunities within the Regional Economy (RESTORE) Grant, according to McKay, will be used to train individuals by providing them with the skills and credentials required to meet the growth in cybersecurity, manufacturing and health information technology.

RESTORE is part of the federal government’s national TechHire initiative that is funded by H1B visa fees and intended to train local workforces with the skills required by regional industry.

“The RESTORE Grant will allow our college to focus new and additional resources on recognizing and empowering residents in our region with the education and training they need to develop new skills and earn higher wages,” said McKay.

McKay explained that some workers may be just starting their careers, while others may be older workers who don’t have the basic skills to allow them to assume more responsibility and reach higher paying roles. Others could also be workers who may have the competencies, but not formal credentials, to excel at a more senior-level job.

The RESTORE Grant will provide the resources for retraining individuals and upskilling to earn an associate’s degree and transfer to a baccalaureate program for expanded career options. Bootcamp training programs will be developed and students will prepare for online coursework while learning valuable industry and job readiness skills.

McKay said the college envisions the RESTORE Grant providing training for about 350 students.

“Ultimately,” McKay said, “our goal is to ensure that local, highly trained and motivated individuals remain on Long Island.”

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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Bellone, Suffolk County Honors Professor Maria Michta-Coffey Headed to 2016 Summer Olympics

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone honored Farmingville resident, Sachem High School graduate and now two-time Olympian Maria Michta-Coffey last week for her athletic, academic and community outreach achievements.

The County Executive presented Michta-Coffey with the Suffolk County Distinguished Service Medal – making her only the 21st person to receive the distinction since 1973. The award is the county’s highest honor bestowed on an individual for extraordinary service and dedication to the people of Suffolk County.

“Born and raised in Suffolk County, Maria has not only soared on the track throughout her career, but excelled in classroom and always embodied the meaning of a student-athlete,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “Maria is an amazing role model to all students in our communities because of her dedication to succeed in whatever she has put her mind to – whether it is becoming a national champion, earning her Ph.D. or volunteering her time to help others reach their full potential. I am extremely proud to present Maria with this distinction as we will all be cheering her on as she heads to Rio.”

“I appreciate and understand the magnitude of this award just by the nature of how great Suffolk County is and how many people we have live here,” said Dr. Maria Michta-Coffey, two-time Olympian and champion race walker. “Whenever I’m racing, I race for [my friends, family and community] and with you. I am sharing this award with you all because nobody that has won this award can truly win it on their own … I hope to represent everyone just as well as I did in London and in the Rio Olympics and onward after that. Because even though the Olympics is one special moment that you dream of your whole life, it matters what you are able to keep doing after that. I am still part of the Sachem community because Sachem is part of who I am.”

Maria Michta-Coffey will compete in the Women’s 20 Kilometer (km) Race Walk event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio next month. Michta-Coffey competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and placed first at the U.S Olympic Team Trials last month. She is a five-time outdoor national champion.

Michta-Coffey graduated from Sachem High School in 2004 and graduated as valedictorian at Long Island University C.W. Post in 2008. Michta-Coffey additionally earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2014 while training for the national championships and this year’s games.

Michta-Coffey additionally serves as a volunteer coach for the Sachem School Track and Field program and provides academic assistance to young student-athletes. She is also an adjunct instructor of biology at Suffolk County Community College.

“Thank you to County Executive Bellone for making this day possible for Maria and for the Long Island athletic community,” said Gary Westerfield, Executive Board Member of USA Track & Field Long Island and Michta-Coffey’s long-time coach. “Dr. Maria Michta-Coffey is a humble leader to our local athletes. While she has received many awards as the best walker on Long Island in the USA, she has used these honors to motivate and instill the same drive that makes her an Olympian into the young people that she works with — both as a motivational speaker and a coach.

“It has always been a pleasure to coach Maria since she started race walking, and it’s a great thing to see her go on to her second Olympics,” said Pete McNeill, Michta-Coffey’s track and field coach in the Sachem School District. “She took academics and athletics very seriously and was always concerned about the details in whatever she did.”

Maria Michta-Coffey will be joined by three exceptional athletes with Long Island roots who will represent the United States in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, including Northport native Allie Long, Rockville Center native Crystal Dunn and Syosset native Sue Bird.

Long Island will also be well represented in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio later this year, including Tysheem Griffin of Amityville, Billy Lister of Cold Spring Harbor, Michael Brannigan of East Northport, Dorian Weber of Manhasset, Jaclyn Smith of Williston Park, and Steve Serio of Westbury.

For more information on the Suffolk County Distinguished Service Medal and the ceremony honoring Maria Michta-Coffey, log on to http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov or http://www.facebook.com/stevebellone.

Photos Provided by The Office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
Press Release by Vanessa Baird-Streeter.
Press Release Made Available by The Office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

 

Repost from News LI from Long Island Exchange

It’s Now the Bridgehampton National Bank / Suffolk Community College Golf Classic Thanks to BNB’s Generous Donation to College Foundation

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The Suffolk Community College Foundation Annual Golf Classic is renamed the Bridgehampton National Bank / Suffolk Community College Golf Classic thanks to a generous sponsorship donation from Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), both the bank and college announced today.

Kevin M. O’Connor, president and chief executive officer of BNB and a Suffolk County Community College graduate (’82) was previously named as the event’s honoree.

“Our investment in Suffolk County Community College is an investment not only in education, but in the future of Long Island. This is where I got my start and I appreciate that education every day.  I encourage more of our best and brightest students to choose Suffolk, and make a career on Long Island. BNB is committed to the success of local business and that starts with the next generation,” O’Connor said.

“Bridgehampton National Bank and Kevin O’Connor are enthusiastic supporters of our college and this major foundation event. We are honored by BNB’s support of the Foundation and our college,” said Dr. Shaun L. McKay, president of Suffolk County Community College. “Our students and the residents of Suffolk County directly benefit from BNB’s presence in our county,” McKay said, “and this is another example of how BNB demonstrates its devotion to the community at large.”

The Bridgehampton National Bank / Suffolk Community College Golf Classic will also feature opportunities to win unique prizes.

Your golf drive might not be the only “drive” you can show off thanks to  Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island who has generously donated a hole-in-one prize of a new Maserati for the Suffolk Community College Foundation 33rd Annual Golf Classic on August 22.

A 2016 Maserati Ghibli will be driven away by a lucky golfer if he or she can score a hole-in-one on the fourth hole of the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack.

Not a golfer? Support the college by attending the awards reception and dinner.
The reception and dinner will provide another opportunity to drive a sleek Italian sports car.

A Maserati Weekend experience will be auctioned along with dozens of other prizes during the dinner hour.

The proceeds from the Bridgehampton National Bank / Suffolk Community College Golf Classic will support need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs for Suffolk County Community College students.

“Last year, more than 500 students were helped by more than $650,000 in aid from the Suffolk Community College Foundation,” said Dr. Sylvia A. Diaz, executive director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation.

The Classic will tee-off on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack.  Registration includes 18 holes of golf, access to the driving range and putting green, golf cart, lunch, a cocktail reception and a celebratory dinner featuring raffle drawings, auction and awards ceremony.

Early registration is $300 per golfer and $1,100 for a foursome.

Register for the Golf Classic at the Foundation’s website at www.sunysuffolk.edu/golf .


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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)

7/26/16 – Business After Hours Hosted by Melville Chamber of Commerce

“Networking Event”
July 26, 2016
5:30PM-7:30PM

The Refuge

 Cash Bar / Complimentary Food

Melville Chamber Member = No Charge
Melville Chamber Non-Member = $30.00 


Please come join us for a great evening of networking.
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More info

The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Rd 
Melville, NY 11747

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Maserati of Long Island Donates 2016 Maserati Ghibli as Hole-in-One Prize for Suffolk Golf Classic

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Maserati of Long Island Donates 2016 Maserati Ghibli as Hole-in-One Prize for Suffolk Golf Classic

Your golf drive might not be the only “drive” you can show off thanks to Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island who has generously donated a hole-in-one prize of a new Maserati for the Suffolk Community College Foundation 33rd Annual Golf Classic on August 22.

A 2016 Maserati Ghibli will be driven away by a lucky golfer if he or she can score a hole-in-one on the 4th hole of the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack.

Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island has been and continues to be a generous supporter of Suffolk County Community College, our foundation and students,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

Not a golfer? Support the college by attending the awards reception and dinner.
The reception and dinner will provide another opportunity to drive a sleek Italian sports car. A Maserati Weekend experience will be auctioned along with dozens of other prizes during the dinner hour.

“Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island provides the absolute coolest hole-in-one opportunity of any golf event in our region, and the Suffolk Community College Foundation is delighted to once again partner with this great Long Island business in support of student scholarships, said Suffolk Community College Foundation Executive Director Dr. Sylvia A. Diaz.

The proceeds from the Golf Classic will support need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs for Suffolk County Community College students. Last year, more than 500 students were helped by more than $650,000 in aid from the Suffolk Community College Foundation.

Kevin M. O’Connor, president and chief executive officer of The Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB) and a Suffolk County Community College graduate will be honored at the event.

The Classic will tee-off on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, access to the driving range and putting green, golf cart, lunch, a cocktail reception and a celebratory dinner featuring raffle drawings, auction and awards ceremony.

Early registration is $300 per golfer and $1,100 for a foursome.
Register for the Golf Classic at the Foundation’s website at www.sunysuffolk.edu/golf

 

Adult Student Information Night 7/21/16

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Suffolk County Community College is holding a student information night on Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 pm at the Riverhead Library. Come learn the essential information needed to go back to school.


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Bank President and Suffolk Grad Kevin O’Connor to be Honored by Suffolk Community College Foundation at Annual Golf Classic, Proceeds Aid Students

KOKevin M. O’Connor, president and chief executive officer of The Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB) and a Suffolk County Community College graduate will be honored at the Suffolk Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Golf Classic.

This year’s golf classic will be played on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, access to the driving range and putting green, golf cart, lunch, a cocktail reception and awards dinner.

The proceeds from the Golf Classic support need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs for Suffolk County Community College students.

“We are delighted to honor a distinguished alumnus – Kevin O’Connor – who as President of the Bridgehampton National Bank personifies the great success of Suffolk’s students., said Sylvia A. Diaz, Ph.D., LMSW, executive director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation.  “His leadership of the Bridgehampton National Bank, one of Long Island’s fastest growing financial institutions, inspires our current students to reach higher, study harder and recognize the wealth of career opportunities available to Suffolk’s students.”

“Early Birdie” registration is only $300 per golfer, $1,100 per foursome with payment received by July 25, 2016.  Registration is $325 per golfer and $1,200 for a foursome after July 25.

Register for the Golf Classic at the Foundation’s website at www.sunysuffolk.edu/golf.
Questions? Call the Suffolk Community College Foundation office at (631) 451-4458; or via e-mail at Golf@sunysuffolk.edu .

About Kevin M. O’Connor
President and CEO
Bridge Bancorp
Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB)

Kevin M. O’Connor is president and chief executive officer of Bridge Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB).  The bank operates 40 branches across  Long Island  including one in Manhattan and Queens, as well as lending offices in New York City and Riverhead.

Kevin earned an associate degree in accounting from Suffolk County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Adelphi University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants and sits on the board of the New York State Bankers Association.
Committed to community involvement, he is a chairman of the Principals Advisory Board of McGann Mercy High School in Riverhead and is a past president and board member of Suffolk County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  He was recently appointed to the American Red Cross on Long Island Board of Directors. He is a former chair of the executive committee of the American Heart Association Heart of the Hamptons Gala.

Kevin was recently named one of Long Island’s top CEOs by Long Island Business News and has been honored for his proactive role in helping the non-profit community by McGann Mercy High School, Eastern Long Island Hospital and Suffolk Community College among others.

Kevin has three sons and resides in both Patchogue and Southold.
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Wed 9/28/16 – 5th Annual SUNY ALUMNI DAY at Yankee Stadium vs Boston Red Sox

5th Annual SUNY ALUMNI DAY at Yankee Stadium vs Boston Red Sox

 Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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$65 – includes game ticket in section 414 and light refreshments and appetizers for 1.5 hours.

Pre-game at 5:30 p.m. at the Sunrun Rooftop Deck adjacent to game seats.

7:05 p.m. Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Family friendly.

This is a systemwide SUNY event, open to alumni and friends from all 64 campuses.
*All ticket sales are final.

To register, visit our website www.ubevents.org/event/2016alumniballpark

Location: Yankee Stadium
1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451
Fees: $65.00 per person
Contact: Alumni@sunysuffolk.edu (631) 451-4941
Calendar: Event Calendar More Information

Suffolk County Community College Joins Achieving the Dream to Improve Student Success 

Suffolk County Community College today announced it has joined Achieving the Dream’s (ATD) network of colleges dedicated to improving student success.  Achieving the Dream acts as a catalyst to help colleges strengthen and build their capacity to ensure that more students complete post secondary education and have greater opportunity for economic success.

Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President of Suffolk County Community College, views  being chosen as an ATD school as an opportunity for Suffolk to enhance its already substantial efforts in promoting students success.  “ATD offers Suffolk support in seeking national best practices in providing every student the opportunity to transform his or her life through education. This is our mission and we always seek ways to improve what we do,” McKay said.

A team of faculty and administrators from Suffolk and 11 other colleges now joining ATD met last week to begin creating initiatives to enhance student success.

ATD will support colleges toward creating institution-wide changes initiatives that reach a majority of the college’s student body to garner strong results. Issues relating to college readiness, support for students facing barriers to educational opportunity, and moving students through to completion in a timely and fiscally responsible manner are all areas to be addressed in Suffolk’s program. Colleges are encouraged to connect deeply and dynamically to other education systems, employers and community-based organizations.

As colleges in the new cohort progress, they may apply to participate in initiatives supported by philanthropic funding and managed by ATD. These initiatives help incubate new ideas that help colleges refine practices based on evidence of what works.

Media Contact:
Drew Biondo
631-451-4776
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu


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