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Suffolk County Community College Entrepreneurial Assistance Center 2018 Award for Excellence

Entrepreneurial Assistance Center 2018 Honors

L to R: Howard Zempsky, President and CEO of Empire State Development and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development, Bette Yee, NYS Director EAP Centers , Daphne Gordon, Project Administrator SCCC EAP Center, Kenya Harvey, Coordinator SCCC EAP Center and Pravina Raghavan, Executive Vice President of Small Business & Technology Development.

The Suffolk County Community College Entrepreneurial Assistance Center’s Daphne Gordon and Kenya Harvey accept the NYS Economic Assistance Program (EAP) Center Annual Award for Excellence for Outstanding Performance and Achievement and Dedication to the Entrepreneurs of NYS at a recent ceremony.

The Suffolk Entrepreneurial Assistance Center earned the award for successfully meeting and/or exceeding the economic impacts of the grant creating the center.

The impacts include business starts, businesses saved, jobs created, increased sales, serving Veterans, business loans, Minority and Women Business Enterprise certifications and creation of business plans.  This honor was also bestowed to Suffolk’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Center in 2012.

The Entrepreneurial Assistance Center offers entrepreneurial training courses as well as technical and management seminars to those who are interested in starting or expanding their businesses.

The Center provides intensive assistance in enterprise development to individuals interested in:

  • seeking to start or are starting their own business ventures; or
  • seeking to expand their early-stage firms (1-5 years).

The emphasis is to develop lasting business and problem-solving skills to enable individuals to successfully manage and grow their businesses, and generate tangible results, including: increased sales, expanded employment, and securing financing.

Suffolk County Community College has been an Entrepreneurial Assistance Center funded through Empire State Development Corporation for 23 years.

EAC 2018 Excellence Award


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James Mattera ’18 (West Islip ’16) was awarded the 2018 Collegiate Rawlings Gold Glove Award by ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association).

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𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮 ’18 (𝗪𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗽 ‘𝟭𝟲) 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟴 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝘄𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗕𝗖𝗔 (𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻).

Mattera was also voted First Team All Region XV and was a Third Team NJCAA All Academic Honoree with a 3.76 GPA for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Jimmy will be continuing his athletic and academic career at SUNY Farmingdale.

“Jimmy’s performance is not only outstanding on the field, but in the classroom as well. We wish Jimmy the best of luck in his academic and baseball career,” said Suffolk County Community College Head Baseball Coach Brian Klammer.

Left to right: Assistant Baseball Coach Jason Galbraith, James Mattera, Head Baseball Coach Brian Klammer

Source: Suffolk County Community College

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October 4, 2018 SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE GALA “Celebrating 30 Years of Automotive Workforce Development”

 

Suffolk County Community College Athletics Ranked Top 3 in Nation

sharklogoSuffolk County Community College’s athletics program has been named a the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) 2017-18 NATYCAA Cup Award recipient, finishing third, for overall athletics program excellence. The college’s program was also recognized as the sixth best in the nation out of 650 two-year colleges.

natycaa_logoThe NATYCAA Cup Award was established in 2003 and recognizes, nationally, overall outstanding two-year athletics programs. Since 2012, Suffolk County Community College has had two sixth place finishes, two third place finishes, one second place finishes and one first place finish.

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Dr. Tina Good Receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award

The Faculty Council of Community Colleges (FCCC) is proud to announce that Professor Tina Good of Suffolk County Community College received the Faculty Council’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award. This annual award honors an individual who has worked to promote the success of The State University of New York’s 30 community colleges and the well-being of their faculty, students, and staff.

Past awardees include SUNY Chancellor Emeritus Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY Chairman of the Board H. Carl McCall, and New York State Senator Kenneth LaValle. Dr. Good served as president of the Faculty Council from 2009 to 2015. Under her leadership, the FCCC experienced unprecedented growth, both in operational scale and stature. As a result of advocacy efforts led by Dr. Good, the FCCC president was granted a permanent seat on the SUNY Board of Trustees.

“Tina’s leadership elevated the role of the Faculty Council among our SUNY colleagues and among community college presidents,” said Nina Tamrowski, president of the Faculty Council of Community Colleges. “Tina continues to be a great friend and resource for the Faculty Council. We can think of no one more deserving of this year’s Distinguished Service Award.”

Dr. Good was honored Friday evening at the Faculty Council’s spring plenary, held at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, N.Y. on April 5-7, 2018.

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2018 SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE GALA “Celebrating 30 Years of Automotive Workforce Development”

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  Thursday May 3, 2018

“Celebrating 30 Years of Automotive Workforce Development”

7:00 pm–8:00 pm Networking Reception
8:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Hilton Long Island-Huntington
598 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747

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For more information please contact the Foundation Office at 631-451-4458 or gala@sunysuffolk.edu

The Suffolk Community College Foundation’s mission is to support student access to quality education and vocational skill training by providing scholarships, emergency loans and funding for program development. Additionally, the Foundation seeks to engage alumni to maintain their connection to the college, to support foundation events, philanthropy, student mentorship and internship opportunities.


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Suffolk County Community College Sharks Take Silver at National Competition

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Suffolk County Community College Team members and high school graduated from

Top Row left to right:
Leighann Sepulveda (Sachem North HS), Rachel Steck (Comsewogue HS), Corina Bonifacio (Smithtown East HS), Genna Consalzaio (West Babylon HS), Danielle Mignogna (William Floyd HS), Jessica Ferretti-(Sayville HS), Kathryn Fritz (Newfield HS), Stefanie Espey (Islip HS), Jessica Geist (Newfield HS), Destiny Leonard (Riverhead HS), Leah Schweigert (William Floyd HS).

Bottom Row left to right:
Melanie Adams (Ward Melville HS), Gianna Modica (East Islip HS), Katlyn Alger (Sachem North HS), Angelique Scala (Longwood HS), Cameryn Graziano (William Floyd HS), Jessica Maina (Centereach HS), Ciara Meisner (East Islip HS), Alyssa Ambrosio (Kings Park HS), Emily White (Ward Melville HS), Jessica DeStefano (West Islip HS), Sarah Kavanagh (East Islip HS), Samantha Bona (Smithtown West HS).

The Suffolk County Community College Cheer Team placed second in the Open All Girl Division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Nationals held on January 15 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World.

Suffolk faced a tough division of 12 teams. Six went on to the finals. Ten of the 12 other colleges Suffolk competed against were four-year institutions.

In past three years, Suffolk has brought home a bronze and two silver medals. The difference between first and second place at last year’s Nationals was 11.2, this year it was .8 .

“The planning and the rebuilding has already begun and we look forward to heading back to nationals with a vengeance,” said Head Coach Gina Caputo.

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Prestigious 2017 Margaret Ashida Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader Award to Suffolk’s Dr. Candice Foley

Candice J. Foley Professor, Ph.D.

Suffolk County Community College Professor of Chemistry and College National Science Foundation S-STEM Chair Dr. Candice Foley. photo by Victoria Pendzick

Dr. Candice Foley, Professor of Chemistry and Suffolk County Community College’s National Science Foundation S-STEM Project Director/Principal Investigator, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Margaret Ashida Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader award at the annual meeting of New York State STEM Education Collaborative on July 31.

Dr. Foley, of Stony Brook,  was recognized for her efforts promoting the integration of STEM education as a statewide and national model and for her lasting contribution to STEM career path options for students.


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Video – Suffolk County Community College 2017 Stay on Long Island Initiative & NYS Presidential Scholarship Awards

 

A scholarship program conceived by Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay in 2010 to staunch Long Island’s “brain drain” by keeping talented, motivated students on Long Island and attending Long Island Colleges and Universities has awarded scholarships totaling more than $640,000.


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Suffolk’s Peter Tarantino Earns Outstanding Performance Honors at Kennedy Center Festival

West Islip’s Peter Tarantino Wins Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Acting Audition Award

Peter Tarantino

Suffolk County Community College Theater student and Stay on Long Island Scholarship recipient Peter Tarantino of West Islip earned top honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival winning the Irene Ryan Acting Audition Award on May 12.

Tarantino was awarded a $500 scholarship and an all expenses paid return to Washington, D.C. to work with six playwrights during an eight day intensive workshop.

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Save the Date Monday, August 21, 2017 34th Annual Suffolk Community College Golf Classic

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34th Annual Suffolk Community College Golf Classic

Monday, August 21, 2017
The Hamlet Golf and Country Club
One Clubhouse Drive, Commack, NY 11725

Benefiting student scholarships and academic program support

For reservations and committee information please contact:

The Foundation Office: 631-451-4458 Or via e-mail at Golf@sunysuffolk.edu

Sponsorship and Registration Information

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