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You Are Invited August 20, 2018! SCCF ‘s Annual Golf Classic Honoring AVZ & Co., P.C. • AVZ Wealth Management, LLC

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Dear Friend,

Suffolk Community College Foundation

Invites you to make your reservation for the

 35th Annual Golf Classic

Benefitting student scholarships, emergency student loans and student success.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Nissequogue Golf Club
21 Golf Club Rd, St James, NY 11780

Honoring
AVZ & Co., P.C. • AVZ Wealth Management, LLC

Schedule of Events

Rain or Shine

10:00 am Registration and Breakfast
11:30 pm Shotgun start (scramble format)
5:00 pm Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm Awards Dinner

Please complete the registration form or register online at www.sunysuffolk.edu/golf.  You may fax your registration form to (631) 451-4940 and mail your payment separately.  For more information call (631) 451-4458 or e-mail Golf@sunysuffolk.edu. Your check/credit card payment confirms your reservation. Donations accepted online and raffle items accepted by mail.

Click here to register or sponsor!

Golf Committee:

Mary Lou Araneo Nancy Gerli Dante E. Morelli
Drew Biondo Dr. Janet Haff ‘74 Amy Mueller
Edward Boughal Mary Kaffaga Milagros Nieves
Carol Wickliffe-Campbell Russell Malbrough Louis Petrizzo
Dr. Sylvia A. Diaz Mario Mattera Christopher Williams

View 2017 Golf Classic Photos

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6/22/18 Craig Boyd ’76 Concert at Riverhead Free Library

Riverhead News Review “Former ‘disco cop’ to give jazz concert in Riverhead”

by 06/19/2018 6:00 AM

You may know Craig Boyd ’76 of Riverhead as the “disco cop” who used dance moves to direct traffic at a busy intersection in Hampton Bays and became known nationally for a time.

Or you may know him as the chairman of the music department at Suffolk County Community College, a position he held from 1994 to 2013.

You may even know him from his first band back in the 1960s, called the Big Men. At age 14, Mr. Boyd played in that band with the late Vietnam War hero Garfield Langhorn; they played at the 1965 World’s Fair. Curtis Highsmith later joined the band to form Little Curtis and the Big Men, one of the most popular local bands.

But on Friday, Mr. Boyd, who is still a professor of music at the college, will get back to doing what he started out doing: playing music in his hometown of Riverhead, in a presentation he’s calling “Full Circle.”

He will perform a solo jazz guitar concert at Riverhead Free Library at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22.

Mr. Boyd said it was the rockabilly music of Duane Eddy that originally turned him on to the guitar as a youngster.

“My mother saw that I was interested, so she went down to Ninow’s Music and bought a guitar for me,” he recalled. “To this day, I can’t remember when I didn’t have a guitar.”

He was 6 when he started taking lessons from Otto Ninow in Riverhead. His mother and his entire family were musically inclined, and his mother made sure everyone played an instrument.

“The guitar game me purpose in life,” Mr. Boyd said in an interview this week.

He would walk to Ninow’s from Roanoke Avenue school for lessons, but he also learned from migrant farm workers who played at Grangebel Park.

“These men used to walk around with guitars on their backs, they were blues men,” Mr. Boyd said. “You don’t see that anymore.”

When he was 12, he joined his first band, which included Mr. Langhorn, who would later sacrifice his own life in the Vietnam War to save other soldiers from a live grenade.

Mr. Langhorn was his “mentor” on guitar, Mr. Boyd said.

“He was really a nice kid,” Mr. Boyd said. “I can see his big smile now. He knew chords on the guitar that I didn’t know.”

Pfc. Garfield Langhorn posthumously received the Medal of Honor, and a bust honoring him is located outside Riverhead Town Hall.

Mr. Boyd later attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, earning degrees in music composition and music education. He taught music in the Riverhead School District for several years before going to Suffolk County Community College, where he was director of bands for 10 years before becoming chair of the music department.

In 2005, he received the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

In the late 1970s, he worked as a session musician while attending school. Over the years, he produced, recorded, composed, arranged, conducted and performed jazz, classical, pop and dance music.

His brother Wayne convinced him to become a part-time traffic control officer for the Southampton Town Police Department.

By Memorial Day 1981, the “disco cop” was born. He started doing his moves while directing traffic at the intersection of Shinnecock Road and Foster Avenue in Hampton Bays, which leads to the ocean beaches. He was then moved to the busy corner of Good Ground Road and Ponquogue Avenue, where he started getting noticed.

Mr. Boyd, then 30, began dancing in the middle of street while simultaneously directing cars, and it caught on. (Catch his old routine on YouTube)

He would spin his arms while hopping on one foot before telling a driver whether to stop or go. Sometimes, he’d spin around completely in the middle of moving traffic before giving directions.

“The store owners and the people in the community were very positive about it,” he said. “I had no idea it was bringing so much attention. It was just my way of doing things. And I never had an accident.”

He said his background in conducting music actually helped him direct traffic.

The locals loved him — and he was even featured in a Burger King commercial. He recalled a time someone was parked in a fire zone and he went into a bar to tell the man to move his car; about five men from “out of town” became hostile and confronted him.

“Then, all of a sudden, about five local guys, big guys, came up, and said, ‘You all right, Disco?’ They had my back.”

He only did his “disco cop” routine for two summers, and says he never wanted to become a full-time police officer.

His run-in at the bar, he said, “was nothing compared to what a real police officer is involved in.”

In an 2011 interview with the Southampton Press, Conrad Teller, who was Southampton Town police chief at the time, said the department received numerous letters about the disco cop and “most of them loved him. He kept traffic moving and it was a very tough spot in them days.”

Nowadays, an electronic signal conducts traffic at the intersection of Ponquogue Avenue and Good Ground Road. But Mr. Boyd said people still remember him.

“It was quite an experience,” he said.

tgannon@timesreview.com

Top photo caption: Craig Boyd “disco cop” performs as he directs traffic. (Courtesy photo)

Suffolk County Community College Career Services Open to Alumni All Summer

Attention Suffolk County Community College Alumni!

Career Services

The Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services is open all summer, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Feel free to stop in to ask any career-related questions you have.

If you need more than just a quick chat, we are taking appointments for those looking to meet with a career counselor. With offices located conveniently on each campus, we would love to help you in any way we can!

Ammerman Campus Michael J. Grant Campus  Eastern Campus
Babylon Student Center 205 533 College Rd. Selden, NY 11784

631-451-4049

Caumsett Hall, Room 220
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717-1092

631-851-6876

Peconic Building  – Second Floor 209
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, NY 11901-3499

631-548-2572


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August 20, 2018 35th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

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

Watch Video from Suffolk County Community College Commencement on May 24, 2018

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May 24, 2018



Registration Open – Thursday, May 10, 2018 “Honor the Alumni Dinner” for Radio and Television Production Program and Al Bernstein’s Retirement Dinner

Suffolk County Community College

“Honor the Alumni Dinner” for Radio and Television Production Program

and Al Bernstein’s Retirement Dinner

Thursday, May 10, 2018 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island

 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Brentwood, NY 11717 (631) 231-1100

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Alumni Honoree: Danny Skarka of MediaOne Studios in San Francisco, CA

Read a Special Message from Professor Alan Bernstein

Visit the Radio and Television Production Alumni Page
https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/rtv

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 Suffolk Broadcasters – Alumni, Students, Faculty, Friends and Staff

Consider a contribution to one of the following funds:

Ron Orlando Memorial Scholarship  – Help us endow this educational scholarship with an additional $6,000 in donations from alumni and friends!

Alan Bernstein Remote Television Production Scholarship – Help us endow this new educational scholarship with an additional $8,000 in donations from alumni and friends!

REGISTER or DONATE HERE

Any questions, please contact department chair, Thomas Bovino (631) 451-4145 or bovinot@sunysuffolk.edu


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Alumni Spotlight Video: The Szabo Family ’78, ’99, ’17, ’17


Alumni Spotlight Video: The Szabo Family

Did you know nearly 1,000 Suffolk graduates across the decades are connected on LinkedIn. Join in the conversation!

Send us your alumni updates to alumni@sunysuffolk.edu or register online


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

Download Sponsorship Information (PDF)

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 Legislator Tom Donnelly ’87 Visits Suffolk County Community College

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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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Save the Date  Thursday, May 3, 2018

Suffolk County Community College Salute to Excellence Gala

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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Save the Date  Thursday, May 3, 2018

Suffolk County Community College Salute to Excellence Gala

Thursday May 3, 2018 Suffolk County Community College Salute to Excellence

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Download Sponsorship Information (PDF)

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

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


Find Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association online:

Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | WordPress | Pinterest | Flickr | Alumni Shop

 Click here to make an online gift to support SCCC students and programs

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