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Suffolk County Community College January 2017 Graduation

Suffolk County Community College

College Brief November 15, 2016

TO:            The College Community

FROM:     Anna Flack, College Associate Dean/Registrar

SUBJECT:     Graduation Eligibility for January 2017

ATTENTION PROSPECTIVE JANUARY 2017 GRADUATES

Now is the time to apply for graduation if you expect to complete the requirements for an Associate Degree or a One-Year Certificate by January. Apply online by visiting the student portal at MySCCC and selecting Apply for Graduation from the Quick Links for Students menu.

Keep the following items in mind:

  • Submit the application for graduation by December 1st in order to guarantee that the Central Records Office can conduct a preliminary review of your status.
  • Submit the application for graduation in order to be posted as a graduate.
  • Submit the application for graduation whether or not you are planning to attend the graduation ceremony. This will ensure that your diploma contains the correct information.

Why is receiving your degree important?  That’s easy to answer.  If you will be attending another college, your Associate Degree may allow you to transfer more of your Suffolk County Community College credits.  Also, your degree can make possible many employment and scholarship opportunities as well as Alumni Association benefits.  And, finally, your Suffolk County Community College diploma is a testament to your hard work and accomplishment of this important educational goal.

If you have already filed for graduation, please disregard this notice.  We wish you all the best on your academic progress as you approach graduation.


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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Paul Krugman to Speak at Suffolk County Community

“Income Inequality”
Suffolk County Community College
Shea Theatre, Ammerman Campus, Selden N.Y.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Paul Krugman is a distinguished professor in the Graduate Center Economics Ph.D. program and distinguished scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center at the City University of New York. He is also an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and Professor Emeritus of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.

In 2008, Mr. Krugman was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Mr. Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1977.
He is the author or editor of 27 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes.
Mr. Krugman will be speaking about “income inequality” in an event that is co-sponsored by the College Social Science Department and the College Honors Program.
The free lecture is open to all members of the college community, as well as the public.

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Suffolk Hacked Episode 4 with Tara Hack at Suffolk County Community College

Watch Suffolk Hacked Episode 4 with Tara Hack at Suffolk County Community College

Scholarships Deadline 12/1/15


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Holocaust Survivor and Subject of Award Winning Film Close to Evil at Suffolk for Screening and Discussion, Will be Joined by Film’s Director

Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental’s discovery that his former jailer Hilde Lisiewicz, a convicted war criminal, is alive and living in Hamburg is the subject of the 2013 Audience Award winning film Close to Evil that will be screened at Suffolk County Community College on Thursday, October 29 and followed by a discussion and analysis led by the film’s subject, Tomi Reichental, and the film’s director, Gerry Gregg.
A question and answer period will be a part of the post film discussion.

The screening and presentation are sponsored by the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding and Suffolk County Community College Honors College.
Admission is FREE. Tickets are not required.  All are welcome.

Close to Evil
Screening and Discussion with Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental and Close to Evil director, Gerry Gregg

Thursday, October 29, 2015
9:30 am to 12:15 pm

Suffolk County Community College
Shea Theater
Islip Arts Building
Ammerman Campus
533 College Rd.
Selden, NY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxSdgkJtf5M


Storyline
source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4234930/

An RTE Radio interview marking Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2012 is the catalyst for a remarkable journey. Holocaust survivor Tomi discovers one of his former jailers – Hilde Lisiewicz is alive and living in Hamburg. Lisiewicz is a convicted War Criminal. She claims she is a victim of victor’s justice. Tomi embarks on a quest to investigate the SS woman’s claims of innocence.

Unexpectedly Tomi’s odyssey ends where his story began, back in his native Merasice, meeting the ghosts from the past and embracing a German woman directly associated with the man who had a role in the liquidation of Tomi’s family.

Source: Suffolk County Community College

West Babylon’s Tara Hack Hosts New Suffolk County Community College’s Student Focused News Production

West Babylon’s Tara Hack, 27, is the new host of a college based, student-focused news program airing on Suffolk County Community College’s social media channels, web site and student portal, and soon on television screens throughout the college’s three campuses.

“Suffolk Hacked”  was launched earlier this month with a student focus, combined with information about athletics, campus clubs and departments students should know about. The program has taken the campus by storm.

Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay and the College’s Board of Trustees recently recognized Hack at a Board of Trustees meeting where an episode of her show was shown.

Tara Hack, center, was lauded by Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, at right, and the College's Board of Trustees for her college-wide production Suffolk Hacked.

Tara Hack, center, was lauded by Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, at right, and the College’s Board of Trustees for her college-wide production Suffolk Hacked.

“I am grateful for this tremendous opportunity that would not have been possible without the support of my fellow students and the faculty, staff and administration at Suffolk County Community College,” Hack said.

“Tara has broken new ground with her innovative approach,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “We look forward to seeing more from Tara and having it seen far and wide.”

Hack plans to use her experience as the host of “Suffolk Hacked”  to hone her writing and on-camera technique for a demonstration reel for a future career in broadcast television.

Hack, a Radio and Television Production major,  is no stranger to performing and has been writing and performing her own music since she was a child – even teaching herself how to play guitar at just 14 years-old by watching instructional videos on YouTube.

Hack plays her original music three days per week with MUNY, the Musicians Under New York program underwritten by the MTA, in Penn Station and Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal.

When she was 18, Tara co-wrote a song entitled “Saya Tidak Bersalah” (I’m Not Guilty) about an Australian woman, Schapelle Corby, who was jailed in Indonesia. The song quickly gained international airplay and was featured in The Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times.

Here at home the song was played on college radio stations, including at the University of Rhode Island and University of Colorado at Boulder where Tara was asked to play at the Conference of World Affairs. Tara continued her humanitarian efforts by penning another song, “She Falls Down, ” to raise awareness about domestic violence. The song was used as the background in a Chicago public service announcement.

About Tara Hack and her music:
http://www.tarahack.com
https://youtu.be/EUlbOHlcLlg
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Media Contact:
Drew Biondo
631-451-4776
631-403-0414 (Cell)
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu


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Bernstein Elected One of Five International Officers of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Suffolk County Community College student Amie Bernstein has been selected as one of five students to serve as an international officer of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society.

Each year five students are elected to serve as international officers during the society’s annual convention and serve one-year terms. Holding international office is considered the pinnacle of leadership within Phi Theta Kappa.  The international vice presidents maintain regular correspondence with chapters in their respective divisions, represent the society at regional meetings and educational conferences, and preside at the society’s annual convention and honors institute.

“Phi Theta Kappa has changed my life in ways I never expected,” Bernstein said and added, “being elected to serve as an international officer creates an opportunity for me to help inspire other students and give back to those that have helped lead me to this position of honor.  This achievement was a group effort including both faculty as well as fellow students, and is a testament to Suffolk County Community College’s ability and passion for developing service leaders.  Without Suffolk County Community College and its opportunities, I would not be where I am today.”

“This is an extraordinary achievement for Amie,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, “and I am certain her success will continue as she serves her fellow students, our college and community.”

Phi Theta Kappa is based in Jackson, Miss. and has more than 2.5 million members and 1,250 international chapters. The organization promotes scholarship and leadership among two-year college students.

Source: Suffolk County Community College
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Suffolk’s Dennisse Madrigal Awarded Prestigious 2015 Programma Ponte Scholarship

L to R: Suffolk County Community College’s Dr. Annamaria Monaco, Associate Professor of Italian and  Advisor of the Italian Club with 2015 Programma Ponte Scholarship winner Denisse Madrigal

Suffolk County Community College’s Dennisse Madrigal of Babylon has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2015 Programma Ponte Scholarship sponsored by the AIAE (Association of Italian American Educators) and will travel to Rome, Italy this June.

The Programma Ponte is a four-week program of study in Rome that offers a unique academic, cultural, and linguistic opportunity for exceptional students of Italian American heritage.

Dennisse, who is currently studying Intermediate Italian, will garner first-hand experience in Italy through course work, visits to important Italian and European institutions and direct contact with the Italian culture. Denisse will be expected to establish lasting connections and develop as a multi-cultural ambassador.

Dennisse will make a presentation about her experience in Italy to her fellow students next September.

Source: Suffolk County Community College

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Spreading Good Cheer! In The Cards For Suffolk County Community College Student

 Evan Feliciano

Suffolk County Community College student Evan Feliciano, 21, of Hauppauge, holds his S.H.A.R.K! Card

Spreading good cheer during the holiday season has taken on new meaning for Suffolk County Community College student Evan Feliciano, 21, of Hauppauge, who created a unique way to pass forward the good tidings of the season all year round.

“I think it’s important to spread kindness and get a chain reaction going,” said Feliciano, who attends classes on the college’s Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood.

Feliciano created S.H.A.R.K! cards to help his mini on-campus movement that he hopes to spread to Suffolk’s two other campuses. The card’s name, a take-off on the College’s athletics teams’ name – is an acronym for “Students Here Are Really Kind” — and Feliciano and a team of helpers pass the cards out whenever they see students or campus visitors being nice to one another. Feliciano and his friends, in turn, encourage the card recipients to likewise pass the card along if the holder witnesses a good deed.

“So far, it has been received very well,” Feliciano said. “I hope I can spread it to our other campuses.”

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Contact:
Drew Biondo
631-451-4776
631-403-0414 (cell)
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu

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Suffolk County Community College Has Access to ‘SUNY Perks’ Shopping Discounts

SUNY Shopping Discounts

In case you’re ever searching for a good deal, here’s a ton: The SUNY PerksCard Program. It enables you save money on everyday purchases, including: dining, retail, auto services, pet needs, home services, health & beauty, fitness, recreation, travel, entertainment and much, much more.

The SUNY PerksCard Program is free and open to all SUNY students, alumni, affiliated organizations, employees, retirees, and all of their family members, which means that there are literally millions of New Yorkers and millions of more people around the world that can use it.

▷ To sign up, jump to the Benefits Page on SUNY.edu and create a free account with PerksCard (it’ll take you to an external site). Your account will give you discount codes to use when you shop online and will also give you a listing of local restaurants and retailers that offer deals.

And because it’s 2014, you can also download an app to use on your phone that operates similar to Yelp, except that you get discounts (obviously).

If you have any questions about the process or signing up, drop a comment below!

So yes, college pays off in more than one way. #deals

Source: SUNY

Salvatore A. Esposito, Student and veteran pens book about his time in Abu Ghraib

IMG_0545 copySource: Campus News

By Nathaniel Villano
Campus News

Salvatore A. Esposito was an Army medic in Abu Ghraib, but before that life was different. He grew up in Farmingville where many migrant men and women from Central and South America settled. After working side by side with them during summer jobs and being exposed to so many cultures, he developed a love for diversity. After graduating from Sachem High School, he wanted more exposure to diversity and culture and found it in the Army.

Sal joined the Army when he was 19 in 1991, right after high school, and did three years of active military service for his first term. Before that though he had thought of becoming a nurse but enlisted with a career in health science in mind. He attended basic training in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and attended medic school in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. During his first term of service he was stationed out in Kansas and Germany. His biggest motivator to get through basic training and medic school was doing the best he could so that when reality came he would be able to help those in need of care.

Honorably discharged in 1994 he began writing and working. Soon after his discharge though his love for writing took over but he still found it very rewarding to help people, which is why when he reenlisted he stayed as a medic instead of pursuing combat journalism. After 9/11 he felt the need to reenlist for his second term and joined the Army Reserve assigned to the 344th Combat Support Hospital.

He was 33 when he signed up for his second term of service. During that second term of service he was assigned to 344th’s home base in Fort Totten, Queens. They trained there, Washington State, Louisiana and Wisconsin. After training he was sent out to Abu Ghraib. He felt blessed to be assigned to a unit perfectly fitted for the mission of raising the standard of detainee health care in the infamous facility where they were abused and humiliated. With the guidance and support of all the nurses and doctors and other medics, he performed well in his duties on sick call for the detainees in the field detainment setting. They were especially helpful to him when he was assigned to work within the hospital’s Emergency Treatment Room for a month. There he was not only able to help the detainees but also the Iraqi civilian population and the Coalition Forces. They had their bad days but overall he says it was a very rewarding experience.

One of the biggest wounds he had to take care of happened when a soldier’s Humvee had been hit by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device, better known as a roadside bomb) while he was on patrol of Abu Ghraib’s outside perimeter. The shrapnel shot up through the carriage and tore through his body. The toughest part about being a medic was not the wounds but when the detainees showed their spite and hatred. For the most part he says they were grateful of all the care they received. When the mentioned above soldier was brought in to be worked on, Sal noticed two of the detainees receiving medical workups smiling at the soldier’s mangled body.

Right now Sal is currently enrolled at Suffolk County Community College as a Liberal arts major. He works full time at SCCC at the Selden campus in the blue collar unit as an Auto Equipment Operator. When he left Abu Ghraib, Sal spent a lot of time promoting a charity for permanently disabled veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project. After graduating from Suffolk he plans on staying at the college to use his GI Bill to get certifications that will enhance his resume for a future supervisor position. “It’s a good civil service job that helps me connect with the community.” said Sal of his current position. He plans on reenlisting but until after his mother passes. She is a cancer and stroke survivor and he needs to be there for her during her twilight years. He plans on serving one more term, hopefully out in Afghanistan, he said. “Being in the military has fulfilled my desire to help people, to travel and to learn more about the world. I’m still learning,” said Sal.

Sal currently has a book out in libraries called “Abu Ghraib: After the Scandal.” The book is not only about the 2003 abuse scandal that took place, but he also included the sadistic history of the prison when it was under the control of Saddam Hussein and the way he used the prison to instill death and fear to maintain his power. “And I write that we had set the Iraqis up as straw men, claiming they had weapons of mass destruction. Soldiers were in turn set up as straw men, as we were branded with a stigma that accused all of us of human rights violations. Lastly, I wrote the universal brotherhood of man,” said Sal.

Writing the book did not take him long; what took years was getting a publisher. Between agents and publishers, he was rejected about 500 times before he finally found McFarland Publishers in North Carolina. He wants to keep the book as only a reference in libraries and not bookstores so when patrons, particularly students, look up the story of Abu Ghraib they will learn more about what happened in 2003. Several years ago when he started writing it his friend Doug Childers, who co-authored books with best-selling author Dan Millman, convinced him to put it together. “I was reluctant because I knew of all of the resistance I would face. Just bringing it up to folks that I’d served in Abu Ghraib with opened up assumptions, not a dialogue. Were it not for his insistence that it is a story that must be told, I would not have persevered.” His book was published/released in December 2012. He plans on writing another book and has written several other books including a comedy along with a play. After graduation from Suffolk Community College, he plans on seeking an agent.

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