High Achievers

Jonathan Goldstein, creative director

Jon Goldstein, FSC’s long-time Creative Director in the Office for Institutional Advancement, is now also the College’s Chief Branding Officer.

Goldstein’s new title reflects his responsibility on a broader scale in assuring the College is consistently branded. His current team includes two designers, photographer/videographer, and a recruitment and admissions marketing staff member.


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Electric car maker Tesla logo

Campus Times reported not long ago on the new partnership between FSC and Tesla, the electric car maker. The relationship has borne fruit, with both an FSC student and FSC alumnus now employed by the cutting-edge company.

The new Tesla employees are automotive technology student Matthew Pepe, who is working at the company’s Syosset location, and Winter 2018 graduate Daniel Parks, a mechanical engineering technology major, who will work as a PV Designer at the Bethpage facility.

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Professor Marjaneh Issapour

Professor Marj Issapour, director of FSC’s Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center and professor of electrical/computer engineering technology, has been recognized by the IEEE Long Island Section with its Athanasios Papoulis Outstanding Educator Award.

Professor Issapour received the award “for noteworthy contributions to renewable energy, data communications, and STEM education.”

IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – is the world’s largest professional association, with more than 400,000 members worldwide. It is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

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cyber security

Dr. Tino Posillico, associate professor, criminal justice/security systems & law enforcement technology, spoke recently on cyber technology and cyber security crime prevention at “The News Conference: Real & Powerful,” an event that brought the best in journalism, business, community, academia and government together with community leaders to discuss the biggest stories of the day, build mutual understanding, and illustrate the importance of speaking truth to power.

Dr. Posillico was part of a panel that addressed the threat of fake news to the legitimacy of credible news organizations,

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RAM program logo

The Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) Program
is celebrating the recent accomplishments and activities of FSC’s RAM Scholars, in a newsletter that profiles students representing each of FSC’s Schools.

The cohort is part of the program’s 2016 group, which is engaged in research and applied learning opportunities, on and off campus. Among their activities are editor of the new The Dale News student newspaper; research in Antigua; study of Asian-Americans in the workplace;

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FSC’s club roller hockey team, the Farmingdale State Rams, is on a roll. Literally. So is the club ice hockey team.

Both sit atop their respective divisions: the roller hockey team – defending national champs – is 15-0, and the #1-ranked Division 1 team in the nation, according to the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association’s Coast2Coast poll. The ice hockey team is 18-1, ranked #1 in the Atlantic Region. They are also the #1 Division 3 team in the nation,

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Angelika Swantek, a graduate of the urban horticulture and design program, has been named a Consulting Rosarian by the American Rose Society, for her expertise in roses.

Her award says: “This designation is made in recognition of a knowledge of roses and rose culture and a willingness to enthusiastically foster the aims an purpose of the Society by sharing that
knowledge with others whenever possible.”

Says Angelika: “I’m very happy that the wonderful professors at Farmingdale State College got me started on my path to gardening,

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saturn's rings

Dr. Ned Douglass, chair of Science,
Technology & Society and assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a $62K grant to observe X-ray radiation from cosmic sources. He will do his research on NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory – considered one of the space agency’s “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Dr. Douglass, who is also an astronomer, studies galaxy clusters – the largest gravitationally bound systems in the universe,

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