Monthly Archives: July 2016

Drs. Allison McGovern and Anjana Mebane-Cruz of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology were in the East Hampton neighborhood of Freetown recently, “Mapping Memories” of residents and descendants of the neighborhood.

Some came to learn about Freetown, while others reminisced about its history.  A map of Freetown and the surrounding area was on display, and attendees were encouraged to write, or “map,” their memories directly onto the map.

Another aspect of the event focused on the importance of granting landmark status to Freetown’s historic Fowler/Horton house,

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Wednesday-Thursday, November 9-10, 2016;  Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY

The SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the University Faculty Senate will host a conference titled “Awareness to Action: Building a Culture of Inclusive Excellence.”

This conference will leverage SUNY investments in student success and diversity while exploring best practices in recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff within the domain of higher education.

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Dr. Erwin Cabrera is the newest member of the fast-growing Research-Aligned Mentorship program (RAM), having joined Dr. Beverly Kahn’s staff earlier this month as Associate Project Director.

Among his many responsibilities, Dr. Cabrera will develop a model to match RAM students to research opportunities; secure on-campus and off-campus research placements; create special events; and counsel students.

Before joining Farmingdale, Dr. Cabrera was Student Director/Recruiter for the NYU Sackler Institute Diversity and Outreach Initiative;

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It was “Lights, Camera, Action!” on campus last Friday, as Dr. John Nader – on his very first day on the job – spent two hours being interviewed and followed around campus by a reporter from the Verizon FIOS 1 news program, “My Long Island TV.”

The theme of the segment was a sort of take-off on the classic Beatles’ song, “A Day in the Life,” from the Sgt. Pepper album;

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The Campus Center Ballroom was filled with staff and faculty today (July 18, 2016) to welcome Dr. John Nader as the ninth president of Farmingdale State College.

Dr. Nader thanked those assembled for their warm welcome and his delight at hearing so many speak with pride of their college.

” Farmingdale is a thriving institution and all of you are responsible for this success,” he said. ” I am here to meet you and listen to what you have to say to make FSC even better.”

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Paul Colletti, a Construction Management Engineering Technology major, and Robert Lorefice ’16,  a Facility Management Technology/Industrial Technology graduate, have won scholarships from the L.I. Chapter of IFMA – the International Facility Management Association.

Great essays were the key to winning their $500 prizes. Colletti, a President’s List student who works as a purchasing agent at a construction company in Hauppauge, talked about the challenges he faces as a student, employee, and dad of a one year old. 

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Dr. Kevin D. Jordan  has joined Farmingdale as EOP director.  He comes to FSC with more than 25 years experience in higher education, specializing in student support services.

Dr. Jordan says he has “a passion for providing educational opportunity for at-risk students where an undercurrent of talent and potential awaits to be tapped.”

He previously had been Assistant Dean for Student Development and Campus Life at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, and Dean of Academic Support Services at Dowling College.

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