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Suffolk County Community College 2019 Graduation

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Suffolk County Community College 2019 Graduation

Two Ceremonies – Thursday May 23, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Grads Congrats

Suffolk County Community College will graduate 4,054* (3,956 degrees and 98 certificates) students at two ceremonies  — the college’s 57th  commencement — on Thursday May 23, 2019 at the Health Sports and Education Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood. Ceremonies are at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The college scheduled two ceremonies to accommodate more students’ families and guests.

The ceremonies will be live streamed from the college’s website (www.sunysuffolk.edu) and via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/SUNYSFLK) and feature student speakers from each of the college’s three campuses.

Degrees Awarded

Associate of Arts 2,131
Associate of Applied Science 783
Associate of Science 1,042
Certificates 98

* Totals include January and eligible August 2019 graduates. Not all graduates choose to participate in graduation ceremonies.
Student Commencement Speakers

10 A.M. CEREMONY   4 P.M. CEREMONY
Chioma OghenekomeRepresenting the
Michael J. Grant Campus
Jacobe NallRepresenting the
Michael J. Grant Campus
 Maria Andrade
Representing the
Ammerman Campus

Joseph Adelmann
Representing the
Ammerman Campus
 Natalia Fernandez
Representing the
Eastern Campus

Shannon Mellas
Representing the
Eastern Campus

Click student names for available photos

About Student Speakers

Joseph Adelmann is a Radio & Television Production major from Huntington with a 4.0 grade point average. Joe has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester for the last two years and served as Program Director of the college’s internet radio station and as a crew member for the live remote broadcast of the NJCAA Division III Basketball Tournament. Joe transferred to Hofstra University in spring 2019.

Maria Andrade is a Business Administration major with a 4.0 grade point average and has earned Dean’s List recognition for the last two semesters. Maria served as president of the Business and Accounting Club and is a member of the Financial Committee, Phi Theta Kappa and Pi Alpha Sigma. Maria transferred to Pace University on a New York State Presidential Transfer Scholarship in spring 2019.

Natalia Fernandez of East Hampton is recognized as a mentor and campus leader. Natalia was president of the Eastern Campus SGA for the past two years and recently served as a delegate to the LatinX Leads International Conference in New York City, and received scholarship support to attend both the League of United Latin American Citizens and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C.

Shannon Mellas of Greenport is a Liberal Arts General Studies Honors major with a 4.0 grade point average is a member of Pi Alpha Sigma, Phi Theta Kappa and a contributing writer for the East End Elements, the Eastern Campus literary magazine. Shannon is transferring to Adelphi University on a Stay on Long Island Scholarship to study English.

Jacobe Nall of Lindenhurst is a liberal arts general studies major who honorably served for four years in the United States Army before becoming a student in 2016.  His leadership activities include Peer Mentor, Campus Activities Board, president of Sharks Night Club, and president of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for nontraditional students. He is member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and Salute, the veterans national honor society. He has helped keep the Michael J. Grant Campus safe as a community service officer and is a star bench player of the lacrosse team when he is not playing defense.  Jacobe is transferring to SUNY Farmingdale as an applied psychology major.

Chioma Oghenekome is a Liberal Arts General Studies major from Lindenhurst with a 3.8 grade point average. She has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during the last two years. Chioma serves as a Peer Mentor, vice president of Services for Phi Theta Kappa, and college committee director for the Student Government Association. A recent recipient of the Harvey Lincoln Student Scholarship, Chioma is transferring to Adelphi University to pursue a nursing degree.

 

DATE:         Thursday, May 23, 2019
TIME:          10 a.m. & 4 p.m. (two ceremonies)
PLACE:       Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood
Health, Sports & Education Center

Google Map Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/bvKh4vWWbjYpu7dk7

Contact:

Drew Biondo

biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu

631-451-4776 – office 

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Click here to make an online gift to support SCCC students and programs

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Media Advisory: Ribbon Cutting: Suffolk County Community College’s Health & Wellness Center on Riverhead Campus to Officially Open, Public Pool an East End First 5/10/19

Eastern Campus Health and Wellness

Suffolk County Community College will officially open its Eastern Campus Health & Wellness Center on Friday May 10 at 11 a.m., Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Rd., Riverhead, NY (Map) with a ribbon cutting featuring community members, college and elected officials and students.

The $21 million, 40,000 square foot building features an 11,500 square foot gymnasium, 6 backboards, a divider, an indoor track and striping for basketball, volleyball and badminton.

A climbing wall has eight stations each equipped with a belay bar.

The facility’s pool, the first public pool available to east end residents, is eight lanes, 25 yards and built for sanctioned competitive swimming and diving.  It is equipped with bleachers for spectators, an interactive scoreboard and sound system, LED lighting and is ADA accessible.

There are two classrooms separated by a folding partition and a more than 2,200 square foot weight room with treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, nautilus equipment and free weights.

The new complex will complete the 192-acre Eastern campus near downtown.

Also view the Michael J. Grant Campus Health Club in Brentwood, NY

Media Contact:

Drew Biondo  biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu  631-451-4776 – office


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Click here to make an online gift to support SCCC students and programs

6/24/19 36th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

7/12/19 Suffolk County Community College at New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

 

Suffolk County Community College Alumni get invitations to events and special programs!

Suffolk County Community College Alumni, do you get our e-mails and postal mailings? You can update your contact information online for invitations to events and special programs! #SUNYSFLK #SCCCAlumni

Online Community

Find friends and classmates or update your information using the secure and password-protected Alumni Directory.

Catch up with old friends and classmates or share news about your family, career, and interests with Class Notes.


Find Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association online:

Website | Facebook  |  LinkedIn | Twitter | WordPress | Pinterest | Flickr | Alumni Shop

Click here to make an online gift to support SCCC students and programs

6/24/19 36th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

7/12/19 Suffolk County Community College at New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

 

4/17/19 Green Industries Career Fair at Suffolk County Community College

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4/17/19 2nd Annual Green Industries Career Fair

11AM – 1PM

Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus

Peconic Cafe, Peconic Building, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901-3499

Sponsored by Office of Sustainability, Campus Activities and Leadership Development and Career Services

For more information please e-mail: Melanie Morris morrism@sunysuffolk.edu


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Click here to make an online gift to support SCCC students and programs

6/24/19 join us at the  36th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

Suffolk County Community College A 2019-20 Military Friendly School

For Immediate Release:  February 13, 2019

Military friendly school designation

Suffolk County Community College has been named a 2019-20 military friendly school by militaryfriendly.com. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year 766 schools earned the prestigious designation.

Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default Rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“Before Suffolk County Community College I️ longed for guidance about how to gain the skills needed to be successful after my Marine Corps career. Suffolk County Community College gave me more than a pathway to excellence, it gave me a family to help me with the hurdles during my transition to civilian life,” said former Marine Corporal Josiah Mena, 29, who graduated from Suffolk and now attends Hofstra University where he is studying psychology.

Air National Guard Master Sergeant Gerald Kurz of the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach said he earned his degree with the help of Suffolk County Community College. “I attended classes at Suffolk during the fall semester of 2018. In the spring I was deployed to Iraq and finished three more classes. My instructors understood my needs and assisted me when I needed help,”

Master Sergeant Kurz said. Suffolk County Community College has a long history of assisting veterans not only in maximizing their benefits, but also in supporting a successful transition to college life and helping them achieve their educational and personal goals.

Suffolk County is home to more than 75,000 veterans — the most in New York State, and Suffolk County Community College has more than 700 military-connected students enrolled. Suffolk also offers courses at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard base, home of the 106th Rescue Wing, in Westhampton Beach.


4/7/19 Suffolk County Community College Open House

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Join Us for Our Spring Open House!
Sunday, April 7 • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
RSVP: sunysuffolk.edu/openhouse

Suffolk County Community College offers you countless opportunities to grow both academically and personally. We invite you to join us for Open House – which will be held on the Michael J. Grant Campus (Brentwood), Ammerman Campus (Selden), Eastern Campus (Riverhead) and Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center (Downtown Riverhead).

You will have the opportunity to meet faculty, explore scholarships, tour the campuses, speak with Admissions and Financial Aid Counselors, learn about student clubs/organizations and more.


Find Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association online:

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Click here to make an online gift to support SCCC students and programs

6/24/19 join us at the  36th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

 

Military Times Ranks Suffolk County Community College Among Best For Veterans for 2019 Via SUNY Taras Kufel

Military Times Ranks Many SUNY Schools Best For Veterans for 2019

by Taras Kufel

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Those who do and have served in our armed forces are so important to our every day lives. They are here to protect us and the lives we lead, risking their own lives to deliver the safety and freedoms we so cherish. When these active and veteran members of our armed forces seek a higher education, it is on us all to help provide that as a way to help ease the transition from deployment to student life. Here at SUNY, our campuses have and continue to develop new ways to offer support and services to help our veterans transition back to civilian life with an expanded skill set that helps them find a rewarding career.

The Military Times, an independent news source for present military, veterans, friends, and family to keep updated on all news related to the military, has recently published a ranking of schools that are named Best for Vets Colleges: The best schools for military students in 2019. Nine different SUNY schools were named among the best in America for veteran members of our armed forces.

Military Times gave higher institutions in the U.S a comprehensive 150 question survey on five factors: university culture, academic outcomes/quality, student support, academic policies, and cost and financial aid. Then, they reviewed the surveys based on what veterans have signified as important for them in a University and also based on their prior knowledge. The methodology of rankings list then accumulates all the information received and gives us the rankings of which schools made it to the top rankings.

Below you can see the SUNY schools that earned the distinction of Best for Vets for 2019.

Four-year schools

·        SUNY Cobleskill

·        SUNY Oswego

·        Buffalo State

Two-year schools

·        Jefferson Community College (#11 overall)

·        Rockland Community College

·        Monroe Community College

·        Suffolk County Community College

Career and Technical Colleges

·        SUNY Maritime College (#4 Overall)

·        SUNY Canton

You can read the full list of rankings at MilitaryTimes.com 

Taras Kufel | November 8, 2018 at 11:24 am | URL: https://wp.me/p1ShIs-9Em

Source: State University of New York


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Giving Tuesday 11/27/18 – Supporting Philanthropy and Volunteerism with Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association

Suffolk County Community College Veterans College-Wide Events 2018

Suffolk County Community College Veterans College-Wide Events 2018

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Check for Event details online

https://sunysuffolk.edu/for-the-community/featured-events-calendar.jsp

November 5, 2018

TO:                 The College Community

FROM:           Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President

SUBJECT:     Veterans Week Activities – 2018

In honor of Veterans Day, I would personally like to thank every Veteran student and employee for their service to our country. To mark this important day of remembrance, the entire college community is cordially invited and encouraged to participate in the various College activities that are being planned across our campuses in November. These include:

VETERANS DAY – Sunday,  November 11th

Please take this time to honor and thank all who sacrificed for and served this country.

Students at the College who meet the definition for veteran status under Title 38 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and who notify their professors in advance, will be provided with an excused absence on November 11th and will not be penalized in any way for observing that day.

1,2, MANY PROJECT – Monday, November 12th to Wednesday, November  14th
The 1, 2, Many Project was started after seeing media coverage of the epidemic of veteran suicide concentrate on the statistics, rather than the human beings caught inside the crisis. As a veteran and a survivor of suicidal behavior, Founder Tim Lawson wanted to change the conversation to engage the broader community in proactive solutions.

Ammerman Campus: Monday, November 12th, 2:00 p.m. – Montauk Point Room
Eastern Campus: Tuesday, November 13th, 12:30 p.m. – Montaukett Learning Resource Center, Room 107

Michael J. Grant Campus: Wednesday, November 14th, 4:30 p.m. – Captree Commons, Room 113

SVA Q&A STUDENT PANEL – Tuesday, November 13th, 11 a.m.

Members of the Ammerman Campus Student Veterans of America Club will be sharing their experiences in serving in the military, as well as their transition to civilian life.

Ammerman Campus: Babylon Student Center, Mildred Green Room        

COLLEGE-WIDE VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AND DEDICATION OF VETERANS PLAZA – Wednesday, November 14th, 11 a.m.

Student veterans, faculty and staff will dedicate a portion of the College’s Michael J. Grant Campus as a Veterans Plaza in memory of all who served and as a tribute to veterans past and present.

Michael J. Grant Campus: Veterans Plaza (in front of Caumsett Hall).  Luncheon to follow.

WITNESSES TO LIBERATION – Thursday, November 15th, 11 a.m.
Come hear the powerful testimonies of Holocaust survivors and concentration camp liberators (as read by our current student veterans).
Presented by the Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding and the Office of Veterans Affairs
Ammerman Campus: Babylon Student Center, Montauk Point Room

The College will also be acknowledging Veterans Day by displaying POW/MIA tables, American flags lining the walkways of campus, as well as the display of a Veteran Appreciation Tree.

Please plan on attending as many events as you can as a way of showing support to the student Veterans at Suffolk County Community College.  I am sure you are as proud of the service our Veterans have provided as I am.  This calendar of events is one way we can come together to show our support for each and every Veteran at the College and in the community. I look forward to seeing you during this time.


Find Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association online:

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Click here to make an online gift to support SCCC students and programs

Giving Tuesday 11/27/18 – Supporting Philanthropy and Volunteerism with Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association

11/4/18 Suffolk County Community College Open House Coordinated by Enrollment Management

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Volunteer Request – Suffolk County Community College Open House
Coordinated by Enrollment Management
Sunday, November 4, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Suffolk County Community College Open House

Coordinated by Enrollment Management

Student Volunteers can contact Dot Cofone at (631) 451-4036

Fall Open House 2018

Sunday, November 4th, 1-3 p.m.

Register Now!
All Campuses

Suffolk County Community College offers you countless opportunities to grow both academically and personally. We invite you to join us for Open House – which will be held on the Michael J. Grant Campus (Brentwood), Ammerman Campus (Selden), Eastern Campus (Riverhead) and Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center (Downtown Riverhead).

You will have the opportunity to meet faculty, explore scholarships, tour the campuses, speak with Admissions and Financial Aid Counselors, learn about student clubs/organizations and more.

Please enter your information below to RSVP. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!

https://sunysuffolk.edu/openhouse

Fees: Free
Contact: Dot Cofone at (631) 451-4036
Calendar: Event Calendar
More Information

Find Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association online:

Website | Facebook  |  LinkedIn | Twitter | WordPress | Pinterest | Flickr | Alumni Shop

Click here to make an online gift to support SCCC students and programs

Join us October 28, 2018 –  American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College

11/4/18 Suffolk County Community College Open House Coordinated by Enrollment Management

Volunteer Request – Suffolk County Community College Open House
Coordinated by Enrollment Management
Sunday, November 4, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Suffolk County Community College Open HouseCoordinated by Enrollment Management

Student Volunteers can contact Dot Cofone at (631) 451-4036

Fall Open House 2018

Sunday, November 4th, 1-3 p.m.

Register Now!
All Campuses

Suffolk County Community College offers you countless opportunities to grow both academically and personally. We invite you to join us for Open House – which will be held on the Michael J. Grant Campus (Brentwood), Ammerman Campus (Selden), Eastern Campus (Riverhead) and Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center (Downtown Riverhead).

You will have the opportunity to meet faculty, explore scholarships, tour the campuses, speak with Admissions and Financial Aid Counselors, learn about student clubs/organizations and more.

Please enter your information below to RSVP. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!

https://sunysuffolk.edu/openhouse

Fees: Free
Contact: Dot Cofone at (631) 451-4036
Calendar: Event Calendar
More Information

Find Suffolk County Community College Alumni Association online:

Website | Facebook  |  LinkedIn | Twitter | WordPress | Pinterest | Flickr | Alumni Shop

Click here to make an online gift to support SCCC students and programs

Join us October 28, 2018 –  American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College

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