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Suffolk County Community College offers courses at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard base

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At right, Air Force Master Sgt. Gerald Kurz, a loadmaster with the 102nd Rescue Squadron assigned to the the 106th Rescue Wing and current student at Suffolk County Community College, describes the details of the HC-130 P/N King to Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, left. 

Suffolk County Community College will offer courses at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard base, home of the 106th Rescue Wing, located in Westhampton Beach this spring. A first for the 106th Rescue Wing and the college.

Suffolk County Community College will offer two courses this spring that will enable Air National Guard members to gain credits towards an associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). The CCAF degree is mandatory for higher level promotions. Psychology 101 begins on February 1 and English 101 follows on February 6.

The 106th Rescue Wing Command Chief, Michael T. Hewson said, “In the Air Force, we expect our members to strive for excellence. One of the ways we can do this is though continuing our education.”

Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay announced the innovative program with wing leadership last fall at a dedication ceremony for a Veterans Plaza at the college’s Eastern Campus honoring Suffolk County Community College student and Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Louis Bonacasa, 31, killed in action in December of 2015 while serving in Afghanistan as a security forces defender.

“Suffolk County Community College is committed to assisting our military by helping them achieve their educational and personal goals. In the process, we know we are fulfilling our community mission as well as helping to produce a new generation of lifelong learners equipped with the skills they can utilize both during their careers and long after,” said College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

Dr. McKay added that the program will continue for the foreseeable future.


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Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly ’87 Visits Suffolk County Community College

Thomas Donnelly '87 President McKay

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly, chair of the Education & Human Services Committee visited College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay recently. Legislator Donnelly is a proud graduate!

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly is a life-long resident of Deer Park. A 1984 Graduate of Deer Park High School, Legislator Donnelly earned an Associate’s Degree from Suffolk County Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Joseph’s College (Brooklyn).

A former Town of Babylon Planning Board Member and Councilman, Legislator Donnelly was twice elected to the Babylon Town Board, serving from 2011 to 2017, where he chaired the Town of Babylon’s Family Wellness and Public Safety committees. Actively engaged in the Town’s Senior Citizen Centers and Family Wellness programs, Legislator Donnelly was instrumental in helping to provide services to senior citizens and families in need. As Chairman of the Town’s Public Safety committee, he served as the liaison for Volunteer Firefighters to the Town Board while spearheading Babylon’s response to quality of life issues. He also worked with our partners in the Suffolk County Police Department addressing quality of life issues to keep our communities safe.

Legislator Donnelly is a 33-year Decorated Member of the Deer Park Fire Department, serving as Captain of Engine Company 2, as well as a Fire Commissioner for 10 years. In December 2017, he retired as a 30-year veteran with the City of New York, first serving three years as a NYPD officer in the 83rd Precinct in Patrol Borough Brooklyn North before entering the FDNY. Legislator Donnelly was a 27-year Decorated Lieutenant of the New York City Fire Department serving in some of the FDNY’s busiest units. He was a member of the elite Urban Search, Rescue Search and Rescue Task Force with deployments to the World Trade Center attacks in 2001, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Haiti Earthquake in 2010 and other regional deployments to assist in Search and Rescue of Communities impacted by severe weather events.

Tom and his wife Lisa, a registered nurse with NorthWell Health, reside in Deer Park with their three daughters. The entire Donnelly family has been active in sports, community organizations and volunteering in the Deer Park Community for decades.

Source: Suffolk County Legislature


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Free Seminar for Prospective College Students RSVP By 3/1/18

Info Session 2018Supervisor Romaine Announces Free Seminar for Prospective College Students

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Farmingville, NY – On March 8, 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, scholarship opportunities and the various programs and services the college offers to students. Much of the information provided can be used toward the overall college application process. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville.

“Suffolk County Community College offers hundreds of diverse programs,” said College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “The College, New York State’s largest community college, provides a high-quality education at an affordable price that can lead students toward a four-year institution. The college also offers a host of grant and scholarship programs, easy transfer between SUNY institutions and a host of clubs and athletic opportunities. I urge students to learn more about all that Suffolk has to offer.”

Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “It is great seeing the Youth Bureau and Suffolk Community College continuing to work together to help both students and parents in Brookhaven Town. This seminar will help guide them through the college application process and also make them aware of the many opportunities that are available.”

Councilman Michael Loguercio ’80, who serves as the Town Board Liaison to the Youth Bureau, said, “The college application process includes many important family decisions, and this program will help educate both parents and children about that decision-making process. I want to thank Suffolk Community College and the Youth Bureau for the great programs and services they provide to Brookhaven’s youth.”

The seminar will last approximately an hour and a half. Each presenter will speak for approximately a half hour, and then take ten to fifteen minutes after their presentations to answer questions.

Participants are asked to register in advance with the Youth Bureau by Thursday, March 1 by calling 631-451-8011.

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


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Entrepreneurial Assistance Center’s – 60-Hour Entrepreneurial Training Course

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Entrepreneurial Assistance Center’s – 60-Hour Entrepreneurial Training Course

When
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM EST
-to-
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:00 PM EDT
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Where

Suffolk County Community College – Grant Campus
Entrepreneurial Assistance Center
Sally Ann Slacke Building – Room 121
1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717
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There are still seats available. Reserve your seat today! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the Entrepreneurial Assistance Center’s 60- Hour Training Program, Spring 2018 Session at Suffolk County Community College. The training program will assist new and/or aspiring entrepreneurs with the knowledge and guidance to successfully start or grow a business. Click on the link below for online registration.

Once you  have registered, call EAP at 631-851-6214 to schedule an appointment to come in to complete registration forms and submit payment of $300.00, includes textbooks and materials; payable by check or money order to “SCCCEAP”.

The Entrepreneurial Assistance Center is located on the Michael J. Grant Campus of Suffolk County Community College.  The fall session  starts: Monday, March 5, 2018 and ends May 9, 2018.  Class meets Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm in the Sally Ann Slacke Building.

Click on the link below to register.

Register Now!

If you need assistance with registration or questions about the course, contact EAP at 631-851-6214 or email:eapcenter@sunysuffolk.edu.

Sincerely,

SCCC Entrepreneurial Assistance Center, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

eapcenter@sunysuffolk.edu

631-851-6214

 

The Suffolk Times North Fork History Project with Prof. Sean Tvelia ’95

Sean Tvelia ’95, professor of geology and physical sciences at Suffolk County Community College is featured in this article about the formation of Long Island.

Prof. Tvelia was interviewed as part The Suffolk Times North Fork History Project.

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Suffolk Students Next Move: Jobs in Manufacturing

Students with chess sets designed in advanced manufacturing
Students, L to R: George Molina (Central Islip), Alejandro Blanco (Bay Shore), Jake O’Leary (Port Washington), Jesse Villanova (Huntington), Anthony Moloche (Brentwood), Josef Kosic (Commack), Cameron Wigger (Ridge), Nicholas Zelazny (South Setauket), Ryan O’Shea (Hampton Bays), Steven Beder (Islip).
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Suffolk County Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center teaches students the required skills to enter our region’s high-skilled manufacturing workforce. Students in Suffolk’s programs learn an array of technologies including computerized machinery, computer software, 3D printers, and ability to design and develop products.

A core course, Advanced Machining Processes, encourages students to experiment to learn the content of the class.

The final project is a “Chess Set Project”. Each student designs a chess set by utilizing a CAD/CAM design software package. After completion of the designs the students use computer programs that enable them to manufacture those pieces on the CNC machines, and manufactures his/her own pieces.

“Suffolk County Community College is committed to the advanced manufacturing sector,” said college President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “The jobs are there,” he added, “and we are training people to fill them.” Manufacturers across the U.S. are finding it more and more difficult to attract and retain workers with the right skills to fill available jobs and keep up to speed on factory floors.

None of the students knew how to design, program, or manufacture any of the metal parts before joining Suffolk’s program.

 


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Alumnus Chris Mustakas ’16 at Suffolk County Community College Professional Development Day 2017

Alumnus Chris Mustakas ’16 speaks about his transition from Marines to Suffolk County Community College to Fordham University with current faculty and administration from Suffolk County Community College at Professional Development Day.
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12th Annual Mental Health Awareness Day at Suffolk County Community College 10/4/17

DATE:                  September 26, 2017                                              

TO:                       Ammerman Campus Faculty

FROM:                  P. Wesley Lundburg, Executive Dean 

SUBJECT:            12th Annual Mental Health Awareness Day         

Dear Faculty Colleagues:

Hope you are all enjoying the semester so far!  I wanted to share with you that our 12th Annual Mental Health Awareness Day will be held on:

Wednesday, October 4th 9:30 AM -1:30 PM

Babylon Student Center.

Workshops will run at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

We will again be focusing not only on raising awareness about mental health issues, but also the importance of maintaining mental and emotional wellness.

The topics for this year’s workshops will include:

  • Staying Safe-Enough is Enough, Maria Heaney, The Suffolk County Crime Victims Center
  • It’s Real: College Students & Mental Health, Ann Morrison-Pacella, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • The Biology of Addiction, Professor Michael Mangino, SCCC Nursing Program
  • What’s Eating You?: The Relationship Between Nutrition and Wellness, Joanne Lauro, Community Growth Center
  • Dying To Get High: The Heroin Epidemic in Suffolk County, William Weick, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

(Co-sponsored by CSJHU, In Our Backyard Series Workshop)

  • Is Being Plugged in Bringing You Down: The Effect of the Digital Age on Mental Health, Representative from LICADD
  • Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety, Lori McAndrew and Jovanna Maloney, SCCC Counseling Center

The following mental health agencies will also be present to provide information and resources:

  • Response Hotline (Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention)
  • Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD)
  • Community Growth Center (Providing Free of Charge Mental Health, Nutrition and Spirituality Services)
  • Mather Hospital Eating Disorder Program
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS)
  • The Crime Victims Center (CVC)
  • SCCC CARES
  • Joseph P Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project

Thank you for supporting this valuable program and encouraging students to increase their knowledge of mental health issues and available resources.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call or email me directly.

Sarah Boles, LCSW

Coordinator of Mental Health Services

Suffolk Community College Counseling Center-Ammerman Campus

Ammerman Building 2nd Floor

533 College Road

Selden, NY 11784

631.451.4530

Fax 631.451.4953

boless@sunysuffolk.edu


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NASA Space Shuttle Commander Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson ’66 from Suffolk County Community College

NASA Space Shuttle Commander Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson ’66 from Suffolk County Community College

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