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Beginning with this issue, the Campus Times will be published biweekly during the months of July and August. The next issue will be sent on Monday, July 10, followed by:

  • Monday, July 24, and Mondays, August 7 and 21.
  • The regular weekly publishing schedule will resume on Monday, August 28.

Wufoo forms and information about possible Campus Times stories must be submitted to Peter Crescenti,

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Matt Seelinger ’17, star pitcher for the FSC Rams baseball team this past season, made school history recently by becoming the first player selected in the Major League Baseball draft. Seelinger was tabbed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 28th round.

Over his career, Seelinger was named All-Conference and All-Region twice and in 2016 was the Skyline Pitcher of the Year.

This past season, he posted a 4-1 record with a 1.39 ERA.

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“Powered by Optimism” was the theme last week when President Nader addressed dozens of L.I. business people at a meeting of LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action).

At the meeting, Dr. Nader expounded on the positive changes, achievements, and initiatives taking place at FSC.  They included:

  • The College’s outstanding track record of placing graduates into jobs, particularly jobs in their fields and in the Long Island metro area.
  • The fact that Farmingdale has the second-highest undergraduate enrollment of any L.I.
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Most articles are usually read and then forgotten.  Not this one – Student Spotlight: Jared Potash ’16.

It all began 18 months ago when Jared and his clothing/accessories company, Inkterprise, were profiled on the FSC website. Sport Management professor Sab Singh read the article, and then filed it away in the back of his mind. Fast forward to this spring, and Singh remembered Jared when he thought about starting his own branded apparel business.

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Stone Grissom, assistant adjunct professor in the professional communications department and anchor at News12 Long Island, has just published his first novel, a legal thriller titled A Cry for Justice. The book centers around civil attorney Gavin Brady, who uncovers a conspiracy that led to a murderer escaping punishment. The official publication date is July 20.

The good reviews have been pouring in: “A must-read for anyone who enjoys lots of twists and turns on the way to a brilliant conclusion;”

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Kristi Nix – who has coached volleyball from junior high to Division 1 – has been named Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at FSC.

She will not only coach volleyball, but will serve as the Life Skills Coordinator for the athletic department.

Nix most recently was the boys’ volleyball coach at Garden City High School, and the Student Development consultant for the East Coast Conference. She received the MA in Liberal Arts from Stony Brook University and a BS in Operations Management from Rhode Island College.

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Zippia.com has ranked FSC #6 in New York State for the quality of its business majors.

Zippia.com – a new website dedicated to helping recent college graduates with their careers – reviewed data from the NCES (National Center For Education Statistics) and College Scorecard data from ED.gov to understand what business departments offer the best career opportunities. More than one hundred academic institutions in the state were reviewed for the study.

“It’s wonderful that our business programs have received this kind of recognition,”

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Body-worn cameras – the kind being used by 70% of police departments in the U.S. – are coming to Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology classrooms this fall. The use of these cameras for instructional purposes is a “first” among institutions of higher learning.

Bringing cameras into the classroom is the brainchild of Assistant Professor Brian Kelly, a former law enforcement officer himself, who is currently doing research with two police departments on the perception of these cameras.

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