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Suffolk County Community College 5th Annual EYEGLASS DRIVE

Suffolk County Community College 5th Annual EYEGLASS DRIVE

Give the Gift of Sight

FACTS: 

In the western world, we take vision for granted  !!!  

We think nothing of spending hundreds of dollars for eyeglasses, contact lenses or corrective eye surgery. Good eyesight for us is essential as it affects every aspect of our waking lives.

It is equally essential for hundreds of millions of people in developing world countries who need glasses but don’t have them. Poor eyesight for them can mean the difference between working and not working, gathering enough food or going hungry, being able to read or remaining illiterate.

13 Million Children around the world need glasses. Many of these children risk missing their education because they cannot see well enough to learn    :  (

Imagine yourself with blurred vision…all day long….all month long…all year long.       :  (

YOU get the picture!  SO WHAT CAN YOU DO ???   While  you are SPRING cleaning,  when you find those old glasses that you usually toss back into the draw  (for emergencies) … pick them up and send them to US so we can help some of the half billion people of all ages to be able to have SIGHT !!

You can send your used (but not broken) eyewear to me at the address below.  Please do NOT send eye glass cases.  Just wrap in a bubble wrap or a paper towel- mark your package FRAGILE and send to:

Ammerman Campus –

Kathleen Italiano
Suffolk County Community College, North Building- OPIE
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

Eastern Campus –

Janine Tortortella
Suffolk County Community College, Peconic Bld Room 216
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

Michael J. Grant Campus –

Janet Haff
Suffolk County Community College, Sagtikos Building Room 200
Brentwood, NY 11717

Thank you !!


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Thursday, April 20, 2017, Heroin Epidemic, Broken and Losing, Time is Running Out

Heroin Epidemic

More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015 — the most ever, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What can be done? How do we stop it?

Dr. Frank Maletz and Coach Jim Spellman discuss the epidemic, the science of addiction, the drug sources, and the future at a special gathering at Suffolk County Community College on Thursday April 20, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., at the Michael J. Grant Campus’ Health Sports and Education Center, room MD105.

The program, Heroin Epidemic, Broken and Losing, Time is Running Out features Dr. Frank Maletz, a CACS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who has taken on a second career as a American Medical Practices and Facilities Futurist and become a pioneer in advocating for cautionary prescribing of opioid medications. Dr. Maletz was among the first to speak out about the use of opioid prescription abuse/addiction to street Heroin.

Coach Jim Spellman was a classroom teacher of English and American History and a highly successful high school football coach. He concluded his career in education as an administrator specializing in active shooter/emergency response protocols and policies. The deaths of former students by Heroin led him to lead volunteer awareness and education programs. In January of 2017, Spellman traveled to Afghanistan to investigate Heroin at its primary source.

EVENT:
Heroin Epidemic, Broken and Losing, Time is Running Out

DATE:
Thursday, April 20, 2017

TIME:
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

PLACE:
Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus
Health Sorts and Education Center
Room MD105

Media Contact:
Drew Biondo
631-451-4776
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu


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4/24/17 Dress for Success Fashion Show – Eastern Campus

Fashion Show 2017-4-24Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus 121 Speonk Riverhead Rd, Riverhead, NY 11901

11am-12:15pm Monday April 24, 2017

Learn what is appropriate to wear for an interview and professional attire in the workplace, as students model clothing provided by White House Black Market and Rico’s Clothing.

Please contact: careerservices-east@sunysuffolk.edu  or (631) 548-2500

Coordinated by: Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education

Sponsored in part by Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association


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4/27/17 Hip Hop Entrepreneurs Technology Conference at Suffolk County Community College

Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Hip Hop Entrepreneurs Technology Conference

Suffolk County Community College,
Michael J. Grant Campus Brentwood, NY

Van Nostrand Theatre

A Guide to Youth Empowerment

Turn your passion into profits and invest in yourself!

Free to attend.

“When young people are excited about science, technology, engineering and math, that’s not just good for them. That’s good for America.” – President Barack Obama

EACConference-2017

Connect with Suffolk County Community College Alumni Entrepreneurs & Business Owners on LinkedIn

Brought to you by the Entrepreneurial Assistance Center

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Contact Dr. Daphne Gordon (631) 851-6214 gordond@sunysuffolk.edu or Alumni@sunysuffolk.edu

REGISTER NOW

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

SURC


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Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader Award to Suffolk’s Candice Foley

Prestigious 2017 Margaret Ashida Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader Award to Suffolk’s Dr. Candice Foley

Candice J. Foley Professor, Ph.D.

Suffolk County Community College Professor of Chemistry and College National Science Foundation S-STEM Chair Dr. Candice Foley. photo by Victoria Pendzick

Dr. Candice Foley, Professor of Chemistry and Suffolk County Community College’s National Science Foundation S-STEM Project Director/Principal Investigator, will be awarded the prestigious 2017 Margaret Ashida Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader award this summer.

Dr. Foley, of Stony Brook,  is being recognized for her efforts promoting the integration of STEM education as a statewide and national model and for her lasting contribution to STEM career path options for students.

This award will be presented to Foley on July 31 at the New York State STEM Education Collaborative Summer Institute at SUNY Alfred.

Media Contact:
Drew Biondo
631-451-4776
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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Suffolk’s Kleiman Honored by Philosophical Society

Professor Lowell Kleiman

Dr. Lowell Kleiman

The Long Island Philosophical Society, a regional organization with members and participants from around the world has awarded Huntington’s Dr. Lowell Kleiman, academic chair of Suffolk County Community College’s Philosophy Department its Outstanding Chair of The Year award.

The Long Island Philosophical Society was founded in the mid-1960’s, started by philosophers at Adelphi University, Hofstra and Stony Brook, eventually including all Long Island colleges and Suffolk County Community College.

Since its inception the organization has grown from local, to regional, and national, and today boasts of members and participants from all corners of the academic world.

“I am just one of many who contributed to the success of this professional and ongoing group, and proud to have been a part of this development and prouder still to be recognized by this award,” Dr. Kleiman said.

Kleiman has been at Suffolk County Community College since 1968.

“The experience of teaching and contributing  to Suffolk Community College as Academic Chair of Philosophy/Women’s Studies/Humanities has been a life-time adventure with rewards to myself, my faculty, and students,” Kleiman said.
Media Contact:
Drew Biondo
631-451-4776
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu


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Audition Notice for The Long Island Shakespeare Festival 2017 Comedy of Errors

The Long Island Shakespeare Festival 2017

Audition Notice

Islip Arts Bldg., Shea Theatre

533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

(631) 451-4163

AUDITION DATES:
Wednesday, May 17 @ 5pm
Thursday, May 18 @ 5pm

CALLBACKS: Friday, May 19 @ 5pm

The Long Island Shakespeare Festival presents:
Comedy of Errors

Bring a 1-min classical monologue
and wear movement-ready clothing.
Familiarize yourself with the script
Be prepared to read sides

HEADSHOTS REQUIRED
If called back, be prepared to learn/implement hand-to-hand combat

PLEASE NOTE
Performances for ’17 LISF have moved up:
June 29 – July 2 & July 6 – 9
Table Work: May 24th & May 25th
1st Read-through: May 26th
Rehearsals: SUN – FRI  6pm – 10pm

Single Roles:
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE
Master type; Lost but Searching
Twin brother of Antipholus of Ephesus

DROMIO OF SYRACUSE
Bumbling Servant type
Twin brother of Dromio of Ephesus

ADRIANA
Mistress type; Jealous Wife
The wife of Antipholus of Ephesus

LUCIANA
Maiden type; Adriana’s unmarried sister

ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS
Master type; Wandering-eye Husband
Twin brother of Antipholus of Syracuse

DROMIO OF EDPHESUS
Bumbling Servant type
Twin brother of Dromio of Syracuse

COURTESAN
Shrewd Courtesan type

Multiple-Cast Roles:

  • DUKE SOLINUS
  • AEGEON
  • ANGELO
  • PINCH
  • MERCHANT
  • BALTHASAR
  • OFFICER
  • NELL
  • EMILIA
  • LUCE

Read about The Long Island Shakespeare Festival

Festival 2017 Auditions


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4/19/17 Selden, NY – Career Fair

Career Fair

April 19, 2017 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus

533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

Babylon Student Center

Help our students invest in their future

There will be over 45 employers collecting resumes and potentially interviewing on the spot.

This is the perfect opportunity for your students to find permanent or summer employment, internships or even be exposed to the opportunities that may be available to them in our surrounding community

Please share with your students and assist them on their journey to searching for a job/internships.

Students / alumni are encouraged to wear business attire and have resume copies.

If resume assistance is needed please contact the Career Center Rm 205

PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS

  • Able Health Care
  • ACLD
  • Advanced Optowave
  • AHRC Suffolk
  • Aid to the Developmentally Disabled
  • All Island Media, Inc.
  • Allstate/Freund Agency
  • American Environments Company
  • Arame Salon & Spa – Aveda
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Catholic Charities
  • Children of America
  • Community Program Centers of Long Island
  • Connoisseur Media – WALK 97.5/K-98.3/103.1 Max FM/94.3 The Shark
  • Cox Media LI
  • Developmental Disabilities Institute
  • Family Residences & Essential Enterprises, Inc.
  • Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket
  • Girl Scouts of Suffolk County
  • Home Depot
  • Imagine Early Learning Centers
  • Island Group Plans, Inc.
  • J. Crew
  • JVC Broadcasting
  • Level Solar
  • LGCY Power
  • Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • MTA – Long Island Railroad
  • Nature’s Bounty Co.
  • New York City Dept. of Correction
  • New York State Police
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • NYFF Events
  • Photonics Industries International Inc.
  • Premier Home Health Care Services Inc.
  • Primerica
  • Prudential Advisors
  • QSAC – Quality Services for the Autism Community
  • Riverhead Bldg. Supply
  • Royal Apparel
  • SCO Family of Services
  • Soundview Greenport LLC
  • Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Stew Leonard’s
  • Suffolk Federal Credit Union
  • Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Windowrama Enterprises, Inc.
  • YAI

Coordinated by: Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education


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