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

Save the Date 5/13/17 – Suffolk County


9th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander
Heritage Month Celebration
“One World, Many Cultures” 

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 12 PM to 4 PM
Host Country: South Korea

Stony Brook University
Charles B. Wang Center
110 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790




Our Mission

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration promotes the importance of cultural diversity in building a vibrant, prosperous and healthy community in Suffolk County.


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Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board
Office of Minority Affairs, H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099

ph: 631-853-4738


Jesse Owens, 1936 Olympic Gold Medalist


DATE:                  October 17, 2016                            

TO:                       Ammerman Campus Community

FROM:                  P. Wesley Lundburg, Executive Dean



The Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding will host a talk by Gina Hemphill-Strachan, the granddaughter of 1936 Olympic star Jesse Owens. She will discuss the impact of his performance in the context of diversity and intolerance.  The talk will be held on:

Thursday, October 27, 2016   11:00 AM
Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building
Ammerman Campus, Selden
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784
Campus Map

Please let us know if you intend on bringing a class (631) 451-4117 or chdhu@sunysuffolk.edu

Steven Schrier, Executive Director,

Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding, Inc.
533 College Road, Selden, N.Y.  11784
631-451-4113, fax 631-451-4697, www.chdhu.org



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Eight Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

Eight Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
“One World, Many Cultures”

 Saturday, May 14, 2016
Taste of Asia door opens at 11 AM
Opening Ceremony at 1 PM

Vajaradhammapadip Buddist Temple
and Thai Cultural Center
110 Rustic Road
Centereach, NY 11720


Join Professor Vera Hu-Hyneman, Suffolk County Community College students and alumni.

For additional information visit http://scaaab.org