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6/9/17 Free Cyber Conference at Suffolk County Community College

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June 9, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus
Health, Sports and Education Center
Wicks Road, Brentwood, NY

“Protecting Your Business: Where to Begin”

Presented by Suffolk County Community College in partnership with DuWayne Gregory, Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, and Legislator Kara Hahn, this topical conference offers regional businesses an opportunity to discuss the practical steps needed to protect their companies from identity theft, data breaches and a wide range of cyber-related challenges. It also creates a mutual opportunity to assess critical areas of need related to information technology.

To develop the workforce required to safeguard digital information, Suffolk County Community College is launching a new Cybersecurity degree. A collaboration between industry and education will help to maintain a successful workforce and this conference represents the first in what will become an annual opportunity to ensure that Suffolk’s programs are meeting the cyber needs of the Long Island business community.

The conference is free but registration is required.

Program and materials developed in part with support from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Labor Education and Training Administration and the SUNY High Needs grant program but do not necessarily reflect the official position of these agencies who make no guarantees, warranties, or assurances, expressed or implied, including linked information and including, but not limited to, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

Program and Speakers

Date: June 9, 2017

Location: Health, Sports & Education Center (HSEC), Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood, NY

Cybersecurity and IT Event with Industry
Presented by Suffolk County Community College in partnership with Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature DuWayne Gregory and Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn.

Conference Program:

Time Activity Location
7:45 am Coffee and breakfast; vendor displays Field House
8:30 – 8:55 am Welcome and Introduction of Guests
Remarks by Suffolk President Dr. Shaun L. McKay
Remarks by DuWayne Gregory, Presiding Officer, Suffolk County Legislature
Remarks by Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn
Overview of Cybersecurity and IT programs by Professor Peter Maritato ’77
Lecture Hall
8:55 – 9:15 am Keynote Address:

Hon. Michael A.L. Balboni – President and Managing Director, RedLand Strategies
Lecture Hall
9:15 am Coffee and networking Field House
9:30-10:30 am Breakout Sessions:

1. IT Security: Critical Fundamental Steps for Your Small Business

Speakers / Facilitators

Nicholas Barone – Cyber Risk & Response Services, EisnerAmper LLP

Matthew Brown – Vice President, Network Solutions and Technology


2. Intermediate Steps to Enhance Your Business’ IT Security

Speakers / Facilitators

John Cooney, Esq. – Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C.

Nicole Della Ragione, Esq. – Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Associate, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C


3. IT Workforce and Training Needs Within the Region (held in Lecture Hall)

Speakers / Facilitators

Peter Dispirito – Chief Information Security Officer, Flushing Bank

Benjamin Sondgeroth – Principal Cybersecurity Engineer, CA Technologies


4. Health IT: Hospital and Medical Record Security

Speakers / Facilitators

Pat M. Darienzo, CISSP – Chief Information Security Officer, Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Stephanie Musso-Mantione – Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer, Stony Brook Medicine Information Technology (SBMIT)

Kathy Hughes, Chief Information Security Officer, Northwell Health


Field House activity with vendors and coffee

Classroom
10:45-11:45 am Panel Discussion:

  • Features select speakers and Laurin Buchanan, CISSP, Secure Decisions
  • Panel responds to reports from breakout sessions, survey results, and discusses skills gaps in LI’s IT workforce;
  • Audience responds to clicker survey;
  • Q&A for panelists
Lecture Hall
11:45 am Conference Closing Field House

 


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Space Shuttle Commander Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson ’66 Inspires Suffolk Students

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Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, at left, was joined by Commander Robert “Hoot” Gibson at a dinner with faculty, staff and students a day after Gibson’s inspirational commencement speech at Suffolk County Community College’s 55th commencement on May 21.

Gibson, a 1966 graduate of Suffolk, presented the college, pictured, with artifacts from his voyages aboard the space shuttle including a Suffolk pennant he carried into space.

“Commander Gibson was impressed by our STEM program and the national recognition we received with the award of more than $2.6 million in grant funding in the past decade, and that our STEM scholars have achieved paid research internships in arenas as varied as NASA, in 6 of the 11 federal laboratories around the nation, and also at the Smithsonian Institute,” said President McKay.

“Commander Gibson spoke passionately about his academic and career pathway – all , in his words, influenced by his start in engineering science at  Suffolk County Community College,” said Suffolk County Community College Professor of Chemistry and NSF SSTEM program chair, Dr. Candice J. Foley.

“STEM programs at Suffolk County Community College include a Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP), a Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and a Liberty Partnerships Program, all funded by the New York State Education Department. Total student enrollment in these programs exceeds 700 students and funded with more than $1 million annually,” said Associate Dean, Continuing Education Nina A. Leonhardt.

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


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Brentwood, NY – 6/4/17 Join Puerto Rican Day Parade with Suffolk County Community College

Brentwood Parade 2017

6/4/17 Join Puerto Rican Day Parade with Suffolk County Community College

For details email: activities-grant@sunysuffolk.edu


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5/24/17 Liberty Partnership Program Annual Recognition Ceremony & Reunion

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30PM
Liberty Partnership Program Annual Recognition Ceremony & Reunion

Montauk Point Room
Babylon Student Center
Ammerman Campus
533 College Road, Selden
RSVP on or before 5/19/17

631-451-4109
(Park in Lot 7)

Liberty Partnerships Program

The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) at Suffolk County Community College represents a cooperative effort between the college and the Longwood Central School District , governmental agencies and business and industry to provide a unique, comprehensive and supportive environment for students who may be at risk of dropping out of school.

Reunion program generously supported by AT&T.

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For additional information contact (631) 451-4109 or alumni@sunysuffolk.edu


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Suffolk County Community College Commencement 2017 Video & Photos

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Commencement 2017

Commencement Photos courtesy of Media Services

 

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We proudly congratulate and celebrate our graduating students!

  • Create and update your Alumni Profile
  • Take advantage of shopping and dining discounts with your Alumni Benefits
  • Share your Commencement and diploma photos and learn about upcoming events through Facebook #SUNYSFLK #SCCCAlumni
  • Get professional development insights and job opportunities on LinkedIn
  • Connect with existing Alumni Affinity Groups or create your own.
  • Volunteer to help future generations of students become alumni
  • Consider recycling your Commencement gown to help our future students and the environment.

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Newsday: Suffolk County Community College holds its 55th commencement

May 21, 2017 By Christopher Cameron   christopher.cameron@newsday.com

Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President of Suffolk County
Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President of Suffolk County Community College, next to Aymer Callejas an Alumi of class 2000 accepts the diploma for his younger brother, Kevin Callejas, who died on May 28, 2016, Dr. James Keane, Executive Dean of the Michael Grant Campus is next to him at the Suffolk County Community College Graduation in Selden, May 21, 2017. (Credit: Marisol Diaz)

Suffolk County Community College held its 55th commencement Sunday in the Health, Sports and Education Center on the Michael J. Grant campus in Brentwood.

Number of graduates

4,174 total degrees awarded.

Commencement speaker

Space Shuttle Commander Robert “Hoot” Gibson spoke about his career as a fighter pilot and astronaut, attributing his success to the teachings of his father and the associate degree in engineering science he received from SCCC in 1966. “You are all going to find, just as I did, that the education that you received was excellent preparation,” he said. “I never would have dared to dream that I would get to go to space…Follow your dreams, follow your passion.”

Student speakers

Samantha Reeves, 26, of Bay Shore, who earned an associate degree in communications, could not hold back tears as she spoke of her mother, who died from cancer before she could see her daughter graduate. “A few days before she passed, she made me promise her that I would finish school regardless of how many limits life had to offer,” she said. “This moment, to me, means that I kept my promise to my momma.”

Lucia Mallozzi, of Ronkonkoma, who earned an associate degree in geological and earth sciences, spoke of the challenges she faced early in her studies. “Midsemester, tried to take my own life. Some of you may be thinking ‘Why would she admit to over 4,000 people that she attempted suicide?’ I did because the truth is that … 1 in 50 college students ages 18-24 will attempt to take their own lives,” she said. “It was a hard decision to return to Suffolk, but in hindsight it was the best decision I ever made. Because of Suffolk County Community College, I did not become a statistic.”

Graduates

Joan Bolanos-Martinez, 32, business administration

“Venezuela, right now, is having hard times. I want to help to rebuild my country. All the opportunities that I’m getting here in Suffolk, I owe this to my country.”

Victor Piccini-Ventura, 23, liberal arts

“It feels like I’ve made an impact for myself. And I hope to make an impact on others.”

Anthony Valcourt, 22, business administration

“I want to go back to my country in Haiti. My goal is to create a better opportunity for kids in need, to be able to have a better future just like I did.”

Sumayyah Uddin, 22, liberal arts

“I didn’t really want to leave Suffolk. This really became my second home. I was really shy before I came here, and now I have a bunch of friends. It kind of feels weird to uproot myself all over again.”

Source: Newsday


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Suffolk’s Peter Tarantino Earns Outstanding Performance Honors at Kennedy Center Festival

West Islip’s Peter Tarantino Wins Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Acting Audition Award

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Suffolk County Community College Theater student and Stay on Long Island Scholarship recipient Peter Tarantino of West Islip earned top honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival winning the Irene Ryan Acting Audition Award on May 12.

Tarantino was awarded a $500 scholarship and an all expenses paid return to Washington, D.C. to work with six playwrights during an eight day intensive workshop.

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

Consider donating to a Theatre Arts Scholarship

Learn more about Theatre Arts at Suffolk County Community College


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2017 Suffolk County Community College Grads are going green!

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Learn more about Sustainability at Suffolk County Community College


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Free: Long Island Shakespeare Festival June 29 & July 9, 2017

The Long Island Shakespeare Festival

June 29 – July 9, 2017

at The Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building

Suffolk County Community College

533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

William Shakespeare’s

Comedy of Errors

Directed by Nancee Moes

LISF 2017

Island Empanada in Ronkonkoma and Medford is supporting the Long Island Shakespeare Festival by donating a FREE dinner special to each winner of our upcoming Trivia Contests!
Keep watching the Suffolk Theatre Arts Department and the Suffolk Spotlight for details!

Free to attend. Please share this event information.

Consider donating to a Theatre Arts Scholarship

Learn more about Theatre Arts at Suffolk County Community College


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Saturday 5/20/17 Alumni & Friends Volunteer Commencement Set-Up

SCCC Alumni Relations

Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Alumni & Friends Volunteer Commencement Set-Up

The Health, Sports and Education Center

1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717

Volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing to assist with set-up for Commencement.

Interested in helping, please contact alumni@sunysuffolk.edu


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