The College Promise Campaign: Announcing the 2019 Student Voices Video Competition!

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Calling all students! The College Promise Campaign, with support from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, is launching its 2019 Student Voices Video Competition! The goal of this competition is to celebrate diversity in the student experience and hear what college has meant to them – what passions the students have discovered, the challenges they’ve overcome, and how higher education has opened doors to new opportunities in their life. Additionally, we want to hear how they expect college will change their lives in the future.

CollegePromiseAwards2019We’re asking current high school seniors and college students of all ages and academic levels to submit short videos on social media answering one or more of these questions in a creative way. Winners will receive college scholarships of $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second, and $1,000 for third! Top entrants will also have the opportunity to publish their personal story.

Students should follow these three easy steps to enter by July 15, 2019:

  • Register for the competition at http://bit.ly/CollegePromiseVideoComp
  • Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and accept our follow back so we can see your post!
  • Post your video, and be sure to tag us, your school, and use the hashtags #PromiseVideoComp2019, #CollegePromise, and #StudentVoices

The College Promise Campaign would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out! The competition is going live on April 15th. Please share this scholarship opportunity with the college students and high school seniors in your life. To learn more about this scholarship, check out our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or website. Stay tuned for upcoming information on ways that you can get involved in the selection process!

About the College Promise Campaign: The College Promise Campaign is a national, non-partisan initiative to build broad public support for funding the first two years of higher education. We want the first two years of college to become as universal, free, and accessible as high school has been for nearly a century! Our Campaign encourages visionary leaders throughout our nation to use their ingenuity and persistence to put College Promise programs in place, enabling students to complete their college degrees and certificates without the burden of unmanageable debt.

The College Promise Campaign
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collegepromise@civicnation.org


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3/20/19 Spin for Scholarship Hosted by Suffolk County Community College Grant Campus Physical Education Department

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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Date:        Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time:        8 am – 11 pm (classes begin on the hour)
Where:    Grant Campus – MB203
Register in – Physical Education office – Health Sports and Education Complex, MC 109 (9:30AM – 5PM)
Donation:    $10 per class

*Each class is limited to 18 participants.  Sign up ASAP to reserve your bike.  Must donate when reserving bike.

All Donations go towards the John Burgess Scholarship

Hosted by Suffolk County Community College Grant Campus Physical Education Department


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Suffolk’s Campuses Awarded Prestigious Tree Campus Designation by Arbor Day Foundation

Suffolk County Community College students plant a tree on the college's Michael J. Grant Campus on Earth Day. All three of Suffolk's campuses have been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as 2018 Tree Campus USA members.

Suffolk County Community College’s three campuses have been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as 2018 Tree Campus USA members.

The Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation recognizes the college’s commitment to effective urban forest management. This marks the third consecutive year that the Eastern Campus has been designated, and the second year the Ammerman and Michael J. Grant Campuses have received the prestigious award.

The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Suffolk County Community College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.

Currently there are 364 campuses across the United States with this recognition. The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $51 million in campus forest management last year. More information about the program is available at: arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.

The Suffolk County Community College Office of Sustainability thanks the college president, the campus executive deans, the campus directors of plant operations and the campus steering committees (listed below) for their commitment and hard work in achieving this important designation.

Campus Steering Committee Membership:

Eastern Campus

  • Tony DeAngelis
  • Chris Tempera
  • Paul Anderson
  • Paul Turano
  • Joe Napolitano
  • Francesca Rosario (student)
  • Shirley Piedra (student)
  • Nick Bates (Cornell Cooperative Extension)

Grant Campus

  • Barbara Zeidler
  • Diana Rieder
  • Louis Roccanova
  • Davorin Dujmovic
  • Regina Dlugokencky
  • Wil Widman (Student)
  • Alessandra Domingo (Student)
  • Samantha Savvies (student)
  • Nick Bates (Cornell Cooperative Extension)
  • Nicholas Palumbo

Ammerman Campus

  • Catherine Lipnick
  • Carol Malley
  • William Jones
  • Frank Vino
  • Elizabeth Winn (Student)
  • Laura Garcia (Student)
  • Kevin Quinitchett (Student)
  • Nick Bates (Cornell Cooperative Extension)

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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2/7/19 Battle of L.I. Suffolk vs. Nassau

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February 7, 2019

Suffolk County Community College, Brookhaven Gym

Alumni and Friends, wear your Suffolk gear to cheer our Sharks onto victory!


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Suffolk Federal Credit Union Announces Scholarships to Make Dream of Attending Suffolk Community College Possible

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2019

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Suffolk Federal is offering local Suffolk County students a wonderful opportunity to win academic scholarships to Suffolk County Community College to ensure their hopes of attending college can come true.

Through this program and partnership, six scholarships will be awarded from $5,000 or $10,000 each. Applications must be completed online and submitted by April 26, 2019. If selected as a recipient for any of the scholarships, the student must become a member of Suffolk Federal at the time of award ceremony.

Students can access information and apply at the following links:

“A fundamental commitment for Suffolk Federal is to support our younger generation and help them reach their full potential as they fulfill their dream of attending college,” explains Ralph D. Spencer, Jr. President and CEO of Suffolk Federal. “Each year, we provide financial support to dedicated students who are passionate about their education to off-set academic expenses and mobilize the students as they begin their college experience and future career goals. We’re excited to partner with Suffolk County Community College for this program in 2019,” he continued.

“We are grateful for the generous support of Suffolk Federal, their visionary President & CEO Ralph Spencer, their caring and engaged Board of Directors and the dozens of Suffolk County Community College alumni employed at this leading not-for-profit financial institution,” said Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President of Suffolk County Community College. “These scholarships will provide opportunities for Suffolk’s promising students to follow their individual pathways to success. They celebrate the generosity of Suffolk Federal, the compassion of EMT Michael Reilly and the honor and sacrifice of LT Michael Murphy.”

“These scholarships will transform the lives of Suffolk’s hard-working students,” advised Dr. Sylvia A. Diaz, Executive Director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation. “We look forward to growing our partnership with Suffolk Federal, an institution which shares our mission to build our community, support our local workforce and advance our regional economy”. This year, academic scholarship opportunities will total $35,000, an increase from the $20,000 which were awarded by Suffolk Federal last year.

This year’s academic scholarships include:

• Suffolk Federal Scholarship Suffolk Federal will award four scholarships of $5,000 each ($2,500 will be awarded to recipients in the fall of 2019 and $2,500 will be awarded to the recipients in the spring 2020).

Eligibility: High-school seniors who are residents of Suffolk County with a minimum GPA of 77. The student must demonstrate involvement in an extracurricular activity and/or community service. The student must also submit an essay of no more than 250 words explaining their eligibility and how they will benefit from receiving this scholarship.

• The Michael E. Reilly Foundation Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Technology Suffolk Federal will award one scholarship of $5,000 to a new full-time student. ($2,500 will be awarded to the recipient in the fall of 2019 and $2,500 will be awarded to the recipient in the spring 2020).

Eligibility: Student must volunteer with the Suffolk County Fire Department, volunteer with a local EMS or be enrolled in a Fire Protection Technology to EMT Paramedic program at Suffolk County Community College in the fall of 2019. The student must submit an essay of no more than 250 words explaining their eligibility and how they will benefit from receiving this scholarship.

• Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship One high school senior becoming a new full-time student will be awarded $10,000. $5,000 will be provided by the LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation and matched by Suffolk Federal for a total of $10,000. ($5,000 will be awarded to the recipient during the 2019-2020 academic year and $5,000 will be awarded to the same recipient during the 2020-2021 academic year).

Eligibility: High-school senior who is a resident of Suffolk County with a minimum GPA of 77. The student must demonstrate involvement in a school sport, extracurricular activity and/or involvement at a community-based organization. Education provides endless opportunities for a student’s future and is a gift which will impact a student throughout his/her life.

“The Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation is honored to partner with Suffolk Federal in awarding a scholarship to a deserving high school graduate who is a member of this wonderful banking institution,” said Daniel J. Murphy, father of the late Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy and Suffolk Federal Supervisory Committee Member.

“Michael’s favorite saying was ‘Education will set you free’ and this joint scholarship program with Suffolk Federal continues Michael’s legacy of service and sacrifice. We feel that this scholarship is a perfect way to honor his passion.” “Education and knowledge provide the power which a student can use to accomplish great things in the world. We are excited to offer The Michael E. Reilly Scholarship to a deserving student in memory of our son Michael, who lost his life when home on leave from the Coast Guard,” explained Edward J. Reilly, father of the late Michael E. Reilly and Treasurer at Suffolk Federal. “It is one way we can not only honor Michael’s life, but support the leadership, accomplishments, passion and talents of our students, empowering them to achieve success,” he continued.

About the Suffolk Community College Foundation
The Suffolk Community College Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization committed to supporting student access to quality education and vocational skill training by providing scholarships, emergency loans and funding for program development. Additionally, the Foundation seeks to engage alumni to maintain their connection to the college, to support foundation events, philanthropy, student mentorship and internship opportunities. The Foundation awards more than $625,000 annually in direct student scholarship support.

Source: Suffolk County Community College



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Holiday Elves 2018

November 19, 2018

TO:                The College Community

FROM:          Lorianne Lueders-Yanotti, Director of Student Support Services

SUBJECT:     Holiday Elves

The Director of the Student Support Services Program has identified over 65 children of current students attending our campuses who will have a happier holiday season with the support of the college community.

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Each year, the Student Support Services program coordinates an outreach effort for these families.  We hope you will adopt a child or your office will adopt a family to help provide a season of joyous memories to those in financial need. Among other items, our elves work to provide families with toys as well as coats, shoes and gloves for the winter months.  We can also accept store gift cards.

If you are interested in participating, we ask that you contact us at 631-451-4693 or lapoubk@sunysuffolk.edu  as soon as possible.  The best time to call is Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  We will then match you with a child or family and will provide you with some gift suggestions.

The college community has always generously supported this program.  We hope we can count on your kindness once again.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!


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A Recipe for Giving: Suffolk Culinary Celebrates 10th Year Creating Sumptuous Thanksgiving Dinners for Community

Thanksgiving 2017

Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts program students will prepare about 200 Thanksgiving dinners for Community Action Southold Town’s (CAST) Greenport food pantry and Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in what has become an annual and celebratory undertaking for the college’s culinary program and its students and faculty.

This year’s happy undertaking marks the tenth year that more than three dozen of the college’s culinary students and faculty have happily volunteered their culinary expertise to execute the holiday cooking with military-like precision for neighbors in the community.

The dinner preparation will take place on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts & Hospitality Center, 20 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901. Meal packaging will begin at approximately 1 p.m.

“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. A Happy Thanksgiving to all!” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

This is the second 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.

Students and faculty chefs from the college’s culinary program will prepare and individually package sumptuous Thanksgiving meals whose ingredients are provided by CAST, including 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!

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


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