High Achievers

trophy cup for winner

We reported recently that business management majors
William Turano ’18 and Tal Granot ’18 had been chosen to compete in this year’s prestigious Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge, to pitch their start-up business, Lifted Roots Vertical Farms, at e-Fest 2018.

Now we’re happy to report Turano won second place in the Innovation Challenge, and brought home a $2,500 cash prize.

Competing in the “Waste” category with teams from three other institutions, Turano had to apply principles of entrepreneurship and innovation to address the growing challenges of managing –

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Roller Hockey Skates

The FSC Roller Hockey Club has once again won the NCRHA Division-I National Championship!

They defeated Lindenwood University 5-1 in the championship game, capping off a tournament where they went 7-0 and outscored opponents 62-4. This is Farmingdale’s second straight Division-I National Championship, and third title overall.

Said the NCRHA on its website: “With their second straight Division I National Championship, Farmingdale State College secured their place in Collegiate Roller Hockey history,

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Canon logo

Canon USA was on campus recently, recruiting summer interns.

Electrical/computer engineering technology student Montana Musillo wasn’t worrying about the competition though, because she’d already been hired for Canon’s 10-week Summer Insights program.

The program is designed to provide students an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience by participating in significant work projects and exposure to various business units within the company. Musillo will perform research, testing and analysis of related products and markets;

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funding grants

Economics major Robert V. Checco and Chris Cedeno, computer programming and information systems, have won a $2,000 Farmingdale Student Alumni Grant for their start-up company, Stublink.

Stublink is a online application that allows people to locate others with similar interests so they can attend events together.

The annual Farmingdale Student Alumni Grant  is awarded to entrepreneurial students wanting to develop a business plan. The goal is to provide a platform for entrepreneurial endeavors and professional growth,

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Brian Maher

Brian Maher, former director of LIEOC at FSC, who retired in 2016 after 37 years at the College, will receive an honorary doctor of education degree from his alma mater, Providence College.

Maher began his FSC career as accountant, and then moved on to LIEOC. He served as adjunct business education instructor and business affairs coordinator before becoming the center’s director in 2009.

Maher frequently served as master of ceremonies at campus events,

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chancellors-award-for-student-excellence

Five FSC students have won the coveted Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement or career achievement.

This year’s winners are:

Robert Adolfsen
Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Dr. Robert Saunders

Dr. Robert Saunders, Department of History, Politics, and Geography, is going to St. Petersburg, Russia later this month as part of SUNY’s Russia Programs Network Spring 2018 Travel Award.

The visit will include lectures and other activities at St. Petersburg State University
and several other St. Petersburg institutions. Dr. Saunders will speak on “Is Beer Political?” and “#Geopolitics: Diplomacy in the Age of Twitter.”

In the former, Dr. Saunders asks the question: “Beer is the world’s favorite beverage,

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Logo for the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Nine research projects, developed by 20 FSC students representing the departments of mechanical engineering technology, physics, and architecture & construction management, will be presented at SUNY Oneonta and Monroe Community College next week at their respective SUNY Undergraduate Research Conferences (SURC).

SURC brings together undergraduate students and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speakers,

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