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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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Save the Date  Thursday, May 3, 2018

Suffolk County Community College Salute to Excellence Gala

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Save the Date: Thursday May 10, 2018 “Honor the Alumni Dinner” for Radio and Television Production Program of Suffolk County Community College

Save the Date: Thursday May 10, 2018

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

Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island

 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Brentwood, NY 11717

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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.


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❄❄ Happy Holidays and Thank You from Suffolk County Community College ❄❄

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Suffolk County Community College students and recent graduates share their thanks to our very special donors!

“It is… very helpful to know that there are people out there who care about the success of others when it is hard enough to believe in yourself. I hope that I can change someone’s life for the better as you have changed mine.” – Student, Southold

“Sometimes things just get rough and you need some help. I’m very grateful for the care and consideration shown to me in time of need.” – Student, Bay Shore

“Thank you very much for supporting a piece of my dream. This is a meaningful encouragement. Since the path is still long and rough, I keep pushing forward with your generosity in my heart.” – Alumna, Class of 2017, Farmingville

“I am very excited to have one of my dreams come true, which is being a college graduate. Thanks to your fund I was able to do this.” – Alumna, Class of 2017, Port Jefferson Station

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Every dollar counts! You can bring comfort and support to Suffolk County Community College students seeking success.

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Many Suffolk County Community College students depend on financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants or loans. A gift to the Suffolk Community College Foundation helps students who otherwise might not have the opportunity to attend or continue their studies at Suffolk County Community College.

The Foundation has a number of grants available ranging to assist students with the rising cost of tuition, textbooks and fees associated with attending college. Grants are awarded based on various criteria, including but not limited to financial need, academic performance, community service, and extracurricular activities.

Find out about the Richard and Mary Morrison Foundation Student Hardship Fund

Explore The Michael J. Grant Campus Student Hardship Fund

Learn about The Bobby Hommel Memorial Student Hardship Fund

Support The Randolph H. Manning, PhD ’69 Memorial Student Success Fund

For more information on establishing a grant contact the Suffolk Community College Foundation directly at 631-451-4846 and a staff member will assist you. If you would like to make a contribution online, please visit https://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/donate.

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Flashback Friday – Suffolk County Community College Business Class visits former Entrepreneurship student and Crazy Crepe Owner

CrazyCrepeLogo113x141November 6, 2016 – Twenty students enrolled in Business Administration BUS 123: Entrepreneurship course on the Ammerman campus, visited the Crazy Crepe restaurant, founded and operated by former Suffolk County Community College student, Kevin Muller.

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Kevin Muller, Crazy Crepe Owner & former Suffolk County Community College student.

The entrepreneurship course focuses on the study of the environment of small business and  the functions and philosophy of entrepreneurs. Topics include problems in initiating and achieving success in new small business, including financing, marketing, management and legal governmental relationships involved. This onsite visit to a local business located minutes away from the Ammerman campus in Selden, NY gave the students the opportunity to have a unique learning experience as part of their business education.

Starting with a brief account of his educational background, Mr. Muller shared the process of selecting, opening and reopening his business. With initial capital funding of $20,000 which he raised through working full –time and living at home, he opened his first yogurt shop at the Selden location, while maintaining his full-time job. Shortly after realizing the business would not be successful, he used a $3,000 line of credit to re-brand the store and offer crepes using a family recipe from his grandmother.  20171106_180338_1510163919744

In addition to talking about raising capital, Mr. Muller explained several of his business practices to the students that brought their course content to life. He spoke walking the neighborhoods, speaking to customers and surveying potential new locations as part of his research process of opening new locations. He frequently uses community connections and offers to host fundraisers and participate in industry events to gain more customer familiarity with the Crazy Crepe brand and test out new products. He meets with the staff at each of his four locations and chooses to lead by example with a hands-on management style. In addition to managing his current businesses, he shared his vision for a new brand and possible franchising opportunities with the students.

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Students enrolled in Business Administration BUS 123: Entrepreneurship course

In a post-visit class discussion with Professor Lauren Liburd the students expressed their appreciation of the experience. They were encouraged to see a young entrepreneur from Long Island, whom they could relate to. They recognized his work ethic and found assurance in their ability to be successful entrepreneurs, should they apply the same principles to their business aspirations. This experience gave students a first-hand look into the possibilities of utilizing their business education to further their goals and dreams of success.

Did you attend Suffolk County Community College and start a business? Join the conversation on LinkedIn Suffolk County Community College Alumni Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

Would you like to volunteer? Contact us alumni@sunysuffolk.edu


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12/15/17 African People’s Association 33rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Greetings,

The students of Suffolk County Community College African People’s Association on the Michael J. Grant Campus invite you to attend their 33rd Annual  Kwanzaa Celebration on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 6pm.  The event will be held in Captree Commons cafeteria.

For more information please contact Campus Activities at (631) 851-6702.

Please consider a donation to the African Peoples Association Scholarship

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11/28/17 Veterans Suicide Prevention Presentation

Veterans Suicide Prevention Presentation          

The College’s Campus Veteran Resource Center and the Student Veterans of America will be hosting a Veteran suicide prevention program on the College’s three campuses.  Guest speaker, Tim Lawson, a Veteran and founder of the 1, 2, Many Project will engage the community in applying proactive solutions to address the alarming suicide statistics among the Veteran population.  The attached flyer provides more information.

The Ammerman Campus presentation will be held on:

 Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Islip Arts Building, Room 115, 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

Questions? 631-451-4456 Option 1

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This program is open to all and please share with anyone who would be interested in attending.

Suffolk County Community College Veteran and Military Alumni stay connected


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Suffolk Community College Foundation Board Member Belinda Pagdanganan visits Michael J. Grant Campus Food Pantry

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Pictured (L to R) Student Volunteers, Foundation Board Member Belinda Pagdanganan (National Grid), Sandra Czybora (Alumni Relations), Tricia Wildman ’15, Director of Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development Lisa Hamilton, Director of Alumni Relations Russell Malbrough

On Tuesday November 21, 2017 Suffolk Community College Foundation Board Member Belinda Pagdanganan (National Grid, Government Relations) visited Michael J. Grant Campus Food Pantry. The Food Pantry supports 200 – 250 students and families from Saturday 11/18/17 to Tuesday 11/22/17. Suffolk County Community College students receive turkey, ham or chicken, stuffing, canned goods, desserts and donated fresh bread from Modern Italian Bakery (631) 589-7300. Winter hats, Pepsi products and other items are donated by alumni and friends of the Food Pantry.

Professor Sister Mary Ann Borrello created the Michael J. Grant Campus food pantry and coordinates among faculty, staff and student donations. Support is provided to students that connect with Lisa Hamilton’s staff in the Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development. Students receive information for additional campus and community based services upon their visit.

Alumnae Tricia Wildman ’15 and Carmen returned to campus to help advise current student volunteers who were participating in Anthropology and Social Science courses.

Suffolk Community College Foundation supports by donating $950.00 for 15 cases of turkeys from campus vendor Aramark. Special thanks to our volunteers, donors, faculty, staff, students and alumni for the generous donations.

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The Food Pantries re-open on Monday for regular business hours.

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Ammerman Campus, Selden, NY

Babylon Student Center 533 College Rd., Selden, NY 11784

Main #: 631-451-4812 Fax #: 631-732-4330

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday

Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood NY

Captree Commons #110  1001 Crooked Hill Rd. Brentwood, NY 11717

Main #: 631-851-6702  Fax #: 631-851-6302

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F

Eastern Campus, Riverhead, NY  

Pick-up: Student Success Center

Peconic Building Room 212 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road Riverhead, NY 11901

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F

Contact Rose Dimino (631) 548-2506 diminor@sunysuffolk.edu

Food Donations:

Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development

Peconic Building Room 122 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road Riverhead, NY 11901

Monday through Friday 9am-5pm

foundation-fleece-jacketYou’ll receive a beautiful customized Suffolk fleece jacket if you decide to contribute $100 or more to make a difference in the life of a college students.

Please respond now and make your gift today! If you have questions, please call 631-451-4846 or email foundation@sunysuffolk.edu.

Interested in Payroll Deduction? Please complete and return the Faculty / Staff Giving Form


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Suffolk Culinary Students Partner With Community Action Southold Town, Prepare Thanksgiving Dinners for East End Families

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 A Thanksgiving Tradition: Suffolk County Community College Culinary students prepare Thanksgiving meals for needy families. 

Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts program students will prepare about 200 dinners for Community Action Southold Town’s (CAST) Greenport food pantry in what has become an annual and happy undertaking for the college’s culinary program and its students.

This is the first year Suffolk’s Culinary program has worked with CAST, a not-for-profit that has worked in Southold Town since 1965  to help low-income residents meet basic needs in the areas of nutrition, employment, energy, and education. CAST exists as a safety net for Southold Town families from Laurel to Orient Point, including Fisher’s Island. The majority of CAST’s funding comes from the generosity of the community.

This marks the ninth year Suffolk County Community College students and faculty have happily volunteered their culinary expertise to support the holiday cooking.

The dinner preparation will take place on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts & Hospitality Center, 20 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901. Cooking and packaging the meals will run through to 12 noon.

“We celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking and sharing our favorite foods, being with the ones we love and giving thanks for all that we have. Our college and students, faculty and staff enjoy giving back to our community,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

About 40 students and faculty chefs from the college’s culinary program will prepare the meal whose ingredients are provided by CAST —  more than 20 turkeys; 100 pounds of mashed potatoes; 50 pounds of sweet potatoes; 80 pounds of stuffing; 25 pounds of assorted vegetables and 20 each of apple and pumpkin pies. And, of course, gravy – more than 5 gallons of it!

The Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 614 Third Street, Greenport is working in collaboration with CAST for people who want to gather and eat their hot turkey dinner in fellowship with their neighbors or pick up a meal to take home. The church will distribute meals on Wednesday Nov 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 

 


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11/16/17 Chemical Dependency Mini Career Fair Sponsored by Career & Transfer Center

Chemical Dependency Mini Career Fair
Sponsored by Career & Transfer Center
Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Chemical Dependency Mini Career Fair Presented by Job Search Success

Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Sagtikos Lobby
Suffolk County Community College
1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY

Open to all students!

Bring multiple copies of your résumé and dress professionally.

For more information, contact The Career and Transfer Center, Caumsett Hall, Suite 220 (631) 851-6876

Employer registration required

Support for the development/production of this material was provided by a grant under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 administered by the New York State Education Department.

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. For more information, including procedures and contact information for making a complaint, see: http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/nondiscrimination.

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Location: Sagtikos Lobby
Suffolk County Community College
1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Contact: Jason Cascone 631-851-6876 casconj@sunysuffolk.edu
Calendar: Event Calendar
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