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Win a Weekend with a Sleek Italian Sports Car at the 2017 Suffolk Gala

Maserati

Want to spend a weekend with a sleek Italian sports car? Here’s your chance!

A weekend with a 2017 Maserati is being raffled at the Suffolk Community College Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence Gala, on Thursday, May 4.

The Maserati for a weekend is courtesy of Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island who has been a supporter of the Suffolk Community College Foundation’s fundraising efforts for the past four years.

“Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island is a generous and caring organization that provides financial support for the students of Suffolk County Community College,” said Sylvia A. Diaz, Ph.D., LMSW, executive director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation.  “The Maserati Weekend is perhaps the most unique raffle we’ve ever offered and our guests absolutely love the opportunity to win such a prize.  Just imagine the experience of driving around Long Island in a fine Italian sports car!  Where would you go?”

The Salute to Excellence Gala celebrating labor leader, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 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 sponsorship, tickets and journal advertisements are available now through the Suffolk Community College Foundation website: https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/events/salute-to-excellence-gala


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Suffolk to Host Research Conference, Garners Major Foundation Support

It’s a community college first.

Suffolk County Community College will be the first community college to host a SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) it was announced by Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. In another first, McKay said, the conference has garnered the support of a major research foundation, the Swachman Diamond Project, that will provide an endowed STEM scholarship. McKay said it is rare for community colleges to be recognized by and receive the support of major research foundations.

SURC, hosted each year by a different SUNY institution,  will bring together more than 1,000 undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from more than 25 SUNY and CUNY colleges for a full day devoted to student presentations in wide-ranging disciplines, including science, the performing arts, humanities, and others.

A luncheon will feature keynote speaker SUNY Stony Brook President Sam Stanley.  SURC will also include a SUNY Graduate School and Transfer Fair, and professional development workshops for students and faculty.

“Original research and creative activity are widely recognized as high-impact educational experiences that positively affect undergraduate students’ completion rates, career prospects and readiness for transfer and graduate study. Most SUNY campuses encourage research and creative activity throughout the curriculum, in capstone experiences and/or internship placements. This is a tremendous opportunity for all involved and we look forward to sharing this student-focused event with you,” said President McKay.

“We are delighted to partner with the Shwachman Diamond Project to advance STEM research”, explained Sylvia A. Diaz, Ph.D., LMSW, Executive Director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation.  “Their award provides support to present the highly regarded SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) and will raise awareness of Shwachman Diamond Syndrome and other rare bone marrow failure conditions, but they went even further and made a generous gift to permanently endow the Shwachman Diamond Project Undergraduate Research Scholarship at Suffolk County Community College.  This scholarship will be awarded annually to Suffolk’s promising science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students who are engaged in scientific research.”

The Shwachman Diamond Project Ltd. was established in 2005 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization with a mission of fundraising to support research into treatments and a potential cure for Shwachman Diamond Syndrome and other bone marrow failure syndromes. In keeping with this mission, the organization works to encourage cord blood collection and funds research projects related to this area. 

Since its inception, SDP has funded many research projects, including the development of The Shwachman Diamond Syndrome Registry at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.

“Suffolk County Community College has set the bar high as the first community college to host this prestigious research conference and the first to receive funding to offset conference costs with generous gifts from the Shwachman Diamond Project and scientific publisher Elsevier,” explained SURC East Coordinator Candice Foley, Ph.D., a Professor of Chemistry and STEM Chair at Suffolk County Community College.  “Moreover, another first was achieved by securing funds to support scholarships for community college undergraduate researchers who will continue on the successful path to discovery at Suffolk and beyond.”

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 at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, on Friday April 21 and SURC West on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at SUNY Fredonia.

Source: Suffolk County Community College

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4/23/17 – Selden, NY: Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Out Of the Darkness Walk

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

FROM:           Dr. Thomas S. Tyson. College Associate Dean for Mental Health Services

Subject:          Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

I am pleased to share with you that the College will be hosting an Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on Sunday, April 23rd from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on the Ammerman Campus in Selden.  This event, which seeks to increase awareness about suicide and raise funds to fight it, will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Join a quarter of a million people from hundreds of cities across all 50 states to raise awareness and funds that will save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. This will be the first Out of the Darkness walk to take place at a college on Long Island.  We thank Ammerman Campus student, Anne Deubel, for proposing this event idea.  Anne, working  closely with Sarah Boles, Faculty Coordinator for Mental Health Services, has been able to initiate the planning necessary to introduce a local Long Island walk on a Suffolk campus.

When someone participates in the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, they join the effort with thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.  We are looking for supporters in the college community who understand the growing concern about suicidal behavior and are willing to do something to bolster efforts to prevent suicide.

For more information, please go online and visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) or their Out of the Darkness Walks-New York sites. To provide you with more information, there will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 5th, in the Southampton Building, Room 230 on the Ammerman Campus.  Anyone who would like to join the committee or participate in the event is invited to attend.

Thank you in advance for considering providing support to this important initiative.

REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Suffolk County Community College – Ammerman Campus
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784
Contact: Anne Deubel; 631-704-7266; longislandny@afsp.org

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The Dr. Randolph Manning ’69 Memorial Student Success Fund

The Dr. Randolph Manning ’69 Memorial Student Success Fund

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The Dr. Randolph Manning ’69 Memorial Student Success Fund was established with generous gifts from Dr. Manning’s friends in loving memory of his commitment to the students of Suffolk County Community College.  The Fund provides critical support to students attending the Eastern Campus who are facing financial hardships that threaten their continued enrollment.  Your generous support will celebrate the spirit in which he gave to our students so selflessly, with generosity and always with a gentle smile.

“Dr. Randy Manning was an innovator and leader in higher education. He was a man with vision who cared deeply for the thousands of students whose lives he touched. Dean Manning will be remembered for his gentle spirit, scholarly insight, professional guidance and genuine concern for all. This fund recognizes his legacy of service and excellence at Suffolk County Community College.”

                        – Dr. Dorothy “Dee” Laffin, Executive Dean, Eastern campus

Please click HERE to learn more about this critical student success opportunity and to share your 100% tax-deductible gift to honor the memory of Dr. Randolph Manning, ’69.  Please share this email with your friends.

SUFFOLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

533 College Road – The Cottage, Selden, NY 11784-2889

E-mail: williach@sunysuffolk.edu  |  Phone 631.451.4551

©2015 Suffolk Community College Foundation


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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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Holiday Elves Support our Student’s Children!

November 10, 2016

TO:                  Suffolk County Community College Community

FROM:           Dr. Suzanne Johnson, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lorianne Lueders-Yanotti, Director of Student Support Services

SUBJECT:     Holiday Elves

The Director of the Student Support Services Program has identified over 65 children of current students attending our campuses who will have a happier holiday season with the support of the college community.trio

Each year, the Student Support Services program coordinates an outreach effort for these families.  We hope you will adopt a child or your office will adopt a family to help provide a season of joyous memories to those in financial need. Among other items, our elves work to provide families with toys as well as coats, shoes and gloves for the winter months.  We can also accept store gift cards.

If you are interested in participating, we ask that you contact Elaine at (631) 451-4693 or freilie@sunysuffolk.edu  as soon as possible.  The best time to call is Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  We will then match you with a child or family and will provide you with some gift suggestions.

The college community has always generously supported this program.  We hope we can count on your kindness once again.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!


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11/12/16 William A. Baffa Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

William A. Baffa Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

STONY BROOK YACHT CLUB

November 12th 6:00-10:00 pm

Come out and support the William Baffa Memorial Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go to financially supporting business students at Suffolk Community College who display exceptional academic success and community service .

Call To Make Your Reservation:

631-751-9873

$90.00

COCKTAIL PARTY

*Open Bar * Buffet * Raffles * John Divello Band

Consider an online donation

https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/donate

“Designation = William A. Baffa Memorial Scholarship”

 

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Cocktail Reception & Dinner tickets or general donations for Monday 8/22/16

Cocktail Reception & Dinner tickets or general donations are available2016-Golf-Invite

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Bridgehampton National Bank Presents
Suffolk Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Golf Classic

Honoring Kevin M. O’Connor ’82

Bridgehampton National Bank President and CEO

Monday, August 22, 2016
The Hamlet Golf and Country Club
One Clubhouse Drive, Commack, NY

Benefiting student scholarships and academic program support.

Hole in One prizes 2016 Maserati Ghibli  and 2016 Buick Envision

Maserati Buick

Enter for a chance to win Billy Joel tickets at Madison Square Garden

Billy Joel

For reservations please contact:

The Foundation Office: 631-451-4321 Or via e-mail at Golf@sunysuffolk.edu

 Sponsorship and Registration Information 

Envision This: Riverhead Buick GMC Donates Hole-in-One Prize for Suffolk Golf Classic

Time is running out, but donations and sponsorship commitments are on the rise as the Suffolk County Community College Golf Classic inches closer to tee-off time.

 Golf Classic Prize

Riverhead Buick GMC has generously donated a hole-in-one prize of a three year lease on a new Buick Envision for the Suffolk Community College Foundation / Bridgehampton National Bank 33rd Annual Golf Classic on August 22 it was announced today.

A golfer can drive away in a brand new Buick Envision if they can score a hole-in-one during the golf classic on the 4th hole of the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack.

“Riverhead Buick GMC has been and continues to be a generous supporter of Suffolk County Community College and our foundation,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

This year’s golf 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 awards dinner.

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 $650,000 in aid from the Suffolk Community College Foundation.

Register for the Golf Classic, the awards dinner or both at the Foundation’s website at www.sunysuffolk.edu/golf

Source: Suffolk County Community College

Win Billy Joel tickets or a Maserati Weekend on 8/22/16

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Dear Suffolk County Community College Friends & Alumni –

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Would you like a chance to win Billy Joel tickets, or win a Maserati Weekend Experience? Maybe you are a golfer and would like to show off your “driving” skills at our golf outing’s “Beat the Shark” contest! Or perhaps you would like to show your support for Suffolk alum, Kevin O’Connor at our Golf Outing Dinner Reception or even just make a donation to help ensure student success.

 

The 33rd Annual Suffolk Community College/ Bridgehampton National Bank Golf Classic is right around the corner – Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack, honoring Kevin M. O’Connor, president and CEO of Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB) and a Suffolk County Community College graduate (’82).  While we still have a few openings for golfers, even video game golfers can participate.

 

Click on this link now to visit www.sunysuffolk.edu/golf for a quick and easy way to save your seat for the Golf Dinner.

 

I look forward to visiting with you at your table. – Best Regards! Sylvia

 

Sylvia A. Diaz, PhD, LMSW

Executive Director

Suffolk Community College Foundation

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