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3/7/17 – Free Seminar for Prospective College Students

Supervisor Romaine Announces Free Seminar for Prospective College Students

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Farmingville, NY – On March 7, the Brookhaven Youth Bureau and Suffolk Community College will host a free seminar for parents and students who are interested in enrolling in college. Representatives from Suffolk Community College will discuss the college application process, financial aid opportunities and scholarship opportunities. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Brookhaven Town Hall third floor media room, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville.

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “It’s that time of the year when parents and their children need to make very important decisions about the future. Thanks to this event, they will be able to navigate much more easily through the system.”

“Suffolk Community College offers more than 100 programs across three campuses and two downtown centers in our county,” said Suffolk Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “We provide an affordable, high quality education that can provide students with a stepping stone toward a four year institution. The college also offers a host of grant and scholarship programs. I urge students to learn more about all that Suffolk has to offer.”

Councilmember Michael Loguercio, who serves as Town Board Liaison to the Youth Bureau, said “I remember going through the college selection process with my children, so I recommend that parents and students attend this event. It will get them off to a good start and help them to make the right choices.”

The seminar will take approximately a half hour. Directly after the seminar portion of the program, there will be time for questions and further information for those in attendance.

Participants are asked to register in advance with the Brookhaven Youth Bureau by Friday, March 3 by calling (631) 451-8011.

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

Source: The Town of Brookhaven

Randi Weingarten, AFT President, to be Honored at 2017 Suffolk County Community College Gala

weingarten-mckay-2017Prominent labor leader, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO will be honored by The Suffolk Community College Foundation at its annual Salute to Excellence Gala whose proceeds will be used to fund need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs.  The Foundation distributed more than $650,000 in scholarships and aid last year.

The Salute to Excellence Gala celebrating Weingarten and the college will be held on May 4 at the Hilton Long Island in Huntington.

“We will celebrate and recognize a great labor leader whose advocacy for education and the middle class has helped advanced the most important engine in creating the American Dream and a better life for each generation,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

“The mission of the Foundation is to reduce the economic barriers to higher education and foster student success.  The Salute to Excellence Gala is the College’s single largest event held annually to generate financial support, community awareness and most importantly make a difference in the lives of our students,” said Executive Director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation Dr. Sylvia A Diaz. The celebration will begin at 7 pm.

Gala sponsorships, tickets and journal advertisements are available now through the Suffolk Community College Foundation website:
https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/events/salute-to-excellence-gala

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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1/11/17 More than 600 to Attend Suffolk Unity Day at Community College

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More than 600 middle school and high school students will attend The Suffolk Center On The Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding (CHDHU) and Suffolk Human Rights Commission co-sponsored Unity Day on the Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood, and Wednesday January 11, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The day’s theme is the power of words and symbols.

Students will view a Suffolk County Community College produced video, Fear, Hatred and Hope: The Power of Words and Symbols and feature keynote speakers Stony Brook University Clinical Assistant professor Robbye Kinkaid and Holocaust survivor, Werner Reich.

Students will also see theatrical performances by Hauppauge High School and North Babylon High School Theater students and attend workshop sessions by College and community leaders.

“During a time of increased incidents of hate speech and action on Long Island, the country and throughout the world, Unity Day has taken on the responsibility of teaching the hundreds of students who will attend the power that lies in acting with respect for others. There will be workshops on Hate Crimes and discrimination laws conducted by the Suffolk County Police Department Hate Crimes Unity and the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission. Students will learn what they can do in their schools, their families, and communities to create safe environments for themselves and others,” said Rabbi Dr. Steven Moss, chair, CHDHU.

EVENT
Unity Day

DATE:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

TIME:
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PLACE:
Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus
Sagtigkos Building, Van Nostrand Theatre
Crooked Hill Rd.
Brentwood, NY

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cwRDPwNNpHR2

Contact:
Jill Santiago
CHDHU
santiaj@sunysuffolk.edu
631-451-4117


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SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 4/21/17

SURC East 2017

Suffolk County Community College will host the Eastern SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC East) on Friday, April 21, 2017.

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by a different SUNY institution. The third annual SURC will be hosted at two SUNY locations: SURC East will be at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, and SURC West will be at The State University of New York at Fredonia. SURC brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty. SURC is supported by the Offices of the Chancellor, Provost, and Research Foundation, as well as SUNY student and faculty governance organizations. All undergraduate students engaged in research and their mentors across SUNY and CUNY are invited to attend.

Keynote Speaker

Stony Brook University President
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

11/30/16 Presidential Lecture Series at Suffolk County Community College

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Recognizing the Impact of Global Awareness:
A Conversation with ZimKids Orphan Trust
Wednesday, November 30
11 a.m. – Eastern Campus, Shinnecock Bldg., Room 101
Additional class presentations will be held on the Michael J. Grant Campus at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on November 28;
and the Ammerman Campus at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on November 29. There will be a Faculty Association-sponsored
presentation to the faculty on November 29 on the Ammerman Campus.
For more information about any of the presentations, please contact
Cynthia Eaton, Professor English, at eatonc@sunysuffolk.edu or
Dr. Patty Munsch, College Assistant Dean for Student Engagement, at munschp@sunysuffolk.edu.
The Suffolk County Community College Presidential Lecture Series is an annual forum meant to engage the college community in meaningful conversations that can inspire each of us to bring about positive change in our communities. It also provides the College with an opportunity to meet its mission-related strategic goal of enhancing community
enrichment through increased participation in social and cultural events, initiatives, and activities conducted by the College or in partnership with external stakeholders.

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Suffolk County Community College Fall Presidential Lecture Series Announced

November 18, 2016

TO:                  The College Community

FROM:            Dr. Shaun L. McKay

SUBJECT:     Fall Presidential Lecture Series Announced

 

I am pleased to announce the second Presidential Lecture Series to be presented at Suffolk County Community College.  This annual forum is meant to engage the college community in meaningful conversations that can inspire each of us to bring about positive change in our communities.  It also provides the College with an opportunity to meet its mission-related strategic goal of enhancing community enrichment through increased participation in social and cultural events and activities conducted by the College or in partnership with external stakeholders.

 

This year’s presentation is entitled, “Recognizing the Impact of Global Awareness: A Conversation with ZimKids Orphan Trust.” The lecture will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 11 a.m. in the Shinnecock Building, Room 101, on the Eastern Campus.  ZimKids provides 300+ orphans in the Pumula North, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe area with educational opportunities, skills training, food, medical care, and recreational activities.

 

Additional presentations will be held on the Michael J. Grant Campus at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, November 28th in Captree Commons Room 114, and on the Ammerman Campus at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29th in the Eaton’s Neck Room, Babylon Student Center. There will also be a Faculty Association-sponsored presentation to the faculty on Tuesday, November 29th at 3:30 p.m. in the Eaton’s Neck Room as well.

 

Tickets to attend the lecture are free for the college community and available at the Ammerman Campus Box Office, Islip Arts Building- 121; the Michael J. Grant Campus Van Nostrand Box Office, Sagtikos Arts and Science Building-Room 133; and the Eastern Campus, Office of Campus Activities, Peconic Building-122.  Classes are encouraged to attend.  If you would like tickets for your entire class, please contact Patty Munsch at munschp@sunysuffolk.edu.

 

For more information about the presentations, please contact Cynthia Eaton, Professor English, at eatonc@sunysuffolk.edu or Dr. Patty Munsch, College Assistant Dean for Student Engagement, at munschp@sunysuffolk.edu.\

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10/23/16 Governance Awards for Academic Excellence and Service at Suffolk County Community College

Faculty are Cordially Invited & Alumni Please Applaud…

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September 23, 2016

Dear Faculty Member,

The Campus Governance leadership and the Suffolk Community College Foundation cordially invite you to attend the annual Governance Awards for Academic Excellence and Service luncheon on Friday, October 21 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Lombardi’s on the Bay, 600 S Ocean Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772.

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Campus Governance Award & SUNY Chancellor Award Recipients:

Chancellor Award Recipients:

  • Dr. Rosa Gambier for Faculty Service, Academic Chair of Biology – Ammerman Campus
  • Dr. Vladimir Jurukovski for Faculty Service, Professor of Biology – Ammerman Campus
  • Joseph F. Napolitano for Teaching, Professor of Mathematics and Science – Eastern Campus
  • Andrew Monahan for Adjunct Teaching, Adjunct Instructor of Business– Ammerman Campus
  • Steven Kuehhas for Adjunct Teaching, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Criminial Justice – Eastern Campus
  • Genevieve Rippe for Classified Service, Senior Clerk Typist  – Eastern Campus

Governance Award Recipients:

  • Dr. Dante Morelli, Associate Professor of Communications – Ammerman Campus
  • Dr. Michael Boecherer, Academic Chair/Associate Professor of English – Eastern Campus
  • Dr. Janet Haff ’74, Academic Chair/Professor of Natural Sciences – Michael J. Grant Campus

Seating is limited.  Please confirm your attendance by registering at: https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/events/governanceawards by Friday, October 14. We will confirm your reservation by return response.

We look forward to seeing you on October 21.

Regards,

Sylvia A. Diaz, Ph.D., LMSW,  Executive Director

SUFFOLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784-2889


Alumni send a congratulations note to your professors through alumni@sunysuffolk.edu

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Jesse Owens, 1936 Olympic Gold Medalist

SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DATE:                  October 17, 2016                            

TO:                       Ammerman Campus Community

FROM:                  P. Wesley Lundburg, Executive Dean

SUBJECT:            PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

JESSE OWENS, 1936 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST

The Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding will host a talk by Gina Hemphill-Strachan, the granddaughter of 1936 Olympic star Jesse Owens. She will discuss the impact of his performance in the context of diversity and intolerance.  The talk will be held on:

Thursday, October 27, 2016   11:00 AM
Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building
Ammerman Campus, Selden
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784
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Please let us know if you intend on bringing a class (631) 451-4117 or chdhu@sunysuffolk.edu

Steven Schrier, Executive Director,

Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding, Inc.
533 College Road, Selden, N.Y.  11784
631-451-4113, fax 631-451-4697, www.chdhu.org

https://www.facebook.com/CHDHU


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11AM 9/28/16 Webcast Rick Klein, Political Director at ABC News

promo-rick-kleinClick here at 11 a.m. on Sept. 28 to see Rick Klein, Political Director at ABC News, share his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election.

Just two days after the first 2016 Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Suffolk County Community College will host ABC News Political Director Rick Klein at its Ammerman Campus in Selden to “Talk Politics.”

The hour long program will feature questions from members of the audience, including students and general public. The program is free.

WHO:             Rick Klein, Political Director of ABC News
WHAT:           Talking Politics and the 2016 Presidential Election
WHEN:           11 a.m. – Wednesday September 28, 2016
WHERE:         Suffolk County Community College

Shea Theatre
Islip Arts Building
Ammerman Campus

533 College Rd., Selden
About Rick Klein:

Rick Klein is Political Director of ABC News. In that role, he leads the network’s political coverage and planning, and serves as an on-air political analyst across ABC News platforms.

Klein contributes stories and analysis to all ABC News broadcasts, including “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight with David Muir.” He also provides regular political commentary and analysis for ABC News Radio, ABC News digital and live-streaming programs, and NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service.

Klein also co-hosts “Top Line,” a political Webcast that’s part of the “Power Players” series, distributed in conjunction with Yahoo! News. He is a regular guest on Fox News and NPR programs, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and PBS, among numerous other television outlets. From 2007-2010, Klein worked at ABC News as a senior political reporter and wrote The Note, a daily political blog and tip sheet that The New Yorker magazine called “the most influential morning tip sheet in Washington.” Starting in 2010, he began serving as Senior Washington Editor for “World News with Diane Sawyer,” working as senior Washington producer for the program, in addition to on-air roles.

Klein joined ABC News in 2007 from The Boston Globe, where he most recently covered Congress and national politics. Prior to coming to Washington in 2004 to cover the Bush campaign, he covered the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall. He previously worked as a metro reporter at The Dallas Morning News.

A native of Long Island, New York, Klein graduated with a degree in politics from Princeton University, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Laine, and their sons, Jack and Max.


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Reunited And It Feels So Good! – Physical Therapist Assistant Program of Suffolk County Community College

Reunited – Physical Therapist Assistant Program of Suffolk County Community College

Physical Therapy Assistant Alumni Reunion Brunch 9/25/16

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Reunion & Retirement Acknowledgement for Dr. Cheryl Gillespie (seated third from left) Photo credit: Victoria Pendzick

 

 

Images courtesy of Suffolk County Community College, Media Services.

Sunday September 25 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lombardi’s on the Bay 600 South Ocean Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772

Over 50 alumni, faculty, employers, clinical sites and friends of Suffolk County Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program gathered to support academic excellence. Guests traveled from across New York, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire to share special acknowledgement for Dr. Cheryl Gillespie on her retirement.

The event was coordinated and partially sponsored by the Suffolk Community College Foundation. Serving as event host and Master of Ceremony Russell Malbrough, Director of Alumni Relations, introduced the event goal to provide an opportunity to support volunteer leadership and college graduates.

Dr. Sylvia A. Diaz, Executive Director for the Foundation, shared greetings from College administration. She spoke to the importance of bringing together staff, alumni and our community partners to create new opportunities to transform lives through faculty support and the Maureen Davidson Memorial Physical Therapist Assistant Scholarship.

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Program Directors (l to r ) Dr. Keith Perrucci, Dr. Cheryl Gillespie and Founding Director Marjorie Sherwin.         Photo credit: Victoria Pendzick

Marjorie Sherwin (Founding Program Director 1967 – 1999) shared remarks honoring a very special woman she hired and worked along side for decades who has done so much for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, professional groups and the greater community, Dr. Cheryl Gillsepie.

Dr. Sylvene Blissett passed along insight of Dr. Cheryl Gillsepie’s leadership and impact on the American Physical Therapy Association, New York chapter, Long Island District.

Surprise guest Kevin Gonzalez shared memories of his mother reviewing homework, grading papers and putting her all into making sure Suffolk Community College students succeed.

Dr. Cheryl Gillsepie (Program Director 1999 – 2015) graciously commented her primary goal was to create community. She asked each of the alumni to stand and state their class years ranging from 1976 – 2015. She encouraged the alumni, employers and clinicians to meet one another and consider ways to support the program.

Dr. Keith Perrucci (Program Director 2015 – Present) provided a road map to the program future including professional development opportunities, expanding internship and job opportunities and seeking to maintain conversations with the newly launched online tools.

PTA Alumni Association Page

http://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/pta

Physical Therapist Assistant Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SUNYSFLKPTAPROGRAM

PROGRAM HISTORY

Suffolk County Community College comprises three campuses and serves a geographical area of 110 miles.  The Ammerman Campus, home to the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program encompasses 156 acres of land with fourteen buildings.  The PTA program is housed in the Riverhead Building with the nursing program and several other allied health programs. It is part of the Department of Education, Health and Human Services.

The College officially opened its doors in 1960 occupying temporary facilities.  Students were officially accepted at the Ammerman Campus in the fall of 1961.  The Physical Therapist Assistant Program was developed in 1969 as one of the four original PTA programs in the country.  The first class of 13 students graduated in 1971 and class size has remained a constant at 26 students accepted annually each Fall.

The PTA program faculty comprises two full-time faculty members and two part-time professional assistant.  The current program director has occupied the position since January 2016 after the previous director’s retirement. The current ACCE has served in that capacity since 1999.

Suffolk County Community College Mission Statement: Suffolk County Community College promotes intellectual discovery, physical development, social and ethical awareness, and economic opportunities for all through an education that transforms lives, builds communities, and improves society.

Alumni Association Mission Statement: To enhance the well-being of our student body, alumni, faculty, College and community by providing scholarships and establishing various social, athletic, cultural, economic and fundraising events.


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