2/6/19 Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board 7th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration


2/6/19 Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board

7th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook

3131 Nesconset Hwy

Centereach, New York 11720

Suffolk County Community College congratulates

our Trustee Belinda Pagdanganan and Faculty Vera Hu-Hyneman


Belinda Pagdanganan – Board Member

Bel holds a degree in MBA from Dowling College, a BA in Economics from the University of the Philippines, and is working towards a Masters degree in Technology from the New York Institute of Technology. Bel has over 20 years of management and field experience in emergency planning, disaster preparedness and response.  She worked in emergency planning for the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant and then focused on utility preparedness under the former LILCO/KeySpan Corporation.   In 2005, Bel accepted the position as Suffolk County’s Director of Emergency Preparedness and later as Deputy Commissioner of Suffolk County’s Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services.  She returned to National Grid (formerly KeySpan) in May 2008 as a Manager in Community and Government Relations.

Bel is a volunteer firefighter with the Brentwood Fire Department and currently holds the rank of Captain of their Fire Prevention Company.  She is also a member of the Asian Leadership Association in National Grid.


 Vera Hu-Hyneman – Board Member

Born in central Taiwan, Vera Hu-Hyneman came to the United States in 1993 and received his Master of Science in Mathematics from Penn State University in 2002. She is married and has a fantastic 10-year-old son who likes baseball, snowball fights, science and video games. 

Vera is a professor of mathematics at the Suffolk County Community Colleges Selden Campus, a past vice president and president of the Taiwanese American Association on Long Island and current director of The Little Dragons an after school (Saturday) Chinese Language program in the Middle Country School District.

Vera joined the advisory board in 2010.

Source: Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board

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