High Achievers

Assistant Professor Brian O’Keefe and five Visual Communications students specializing in Interaction Design went to Edinburgh, Scotland this past summer to participate in an intensive five-day “Blended Spaces” workshop at Edinburgh Napier University.

The students – Julius Capio, Jean Chang, Zohal Azimi, Kim Gentry and Genevieve Quiban – also attended the Designing Interactive Systems Conference, where they rubbed elbows with Interaction Design researchers, practitioners and academics. Professor O’Keefe chaired the workshops.

At the conference,

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Dr. Jeff Poplarski, who teaches sport management in the School of Business, and is a sports chiropractic and sports performance specialist, volunteered recently at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He worked hand-in-hand with the U.S. Olympic Team sports medicine staff.

Dr. Poplarski is well-known for organizing student field trips and volunteer outings. Recent events included a visit to the U.S. Open golf tournament to meet the tournament’s medical team. Dr.

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The votes are in and FSC is a winner!  The dental hygiene program has been rated
#7 among all such programs in the nation, according to TheBestColleges.org.

BestColleges strives to connect prospective students with the best degree programs available. This year, it reviewed all accredited dental hygiene schools in the U.S. to select fifty that provide students with the best learning experience. FSC stood out with an outstanding program.

To learn more about the program,

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FSC’s Delta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau has been recognized by the sorority’s national office with its Diamond Chapter Award for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Diamond Chapter Award is presented to affiliates that excel in all aspects of sorority life; have gone above and beyond the Sigma Delta Tau Standards for Chapter Achievement; and are recognized as a leading sorority on their campus.

To qualify for this award, the chapter must have successfully completed requirements in the following areas:  membership recruitment,

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Congratulations to the FSC men who ran in the Marcum Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach a few weeks ago.  According to Challenge organizer Judi Cestaro, they placed third, better than any of the FSC teams that have participated in the event over the last 17 years.

The men’s team and their times:

Matt Roche            22:15
Trent Hampton    23:00
Brett Southard    23:16
Jeff Borah             25:07

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Nursing major Bradley Correia ’18 has won the 2016-2017  Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship Award from SUNY’S ACT (Association of Council Members and College Trustees).

Correia has been an outstanding student, appearing regularly on the President’s and Dean’s lists.  He was awarded six scholarships over the last two years, and during that time earned memberships in the FSC chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honor Society, and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

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Susan Ring ’77, a member of the FSC Alumni Association Board of Directors, will be honored next month as a Woman of Distinction by NYS Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt.

Said Assemblyman McKevitt: “Giving this award to you allows me to pay tribute to the extraordinary efforts made by those women who make our community a better place to live.”

Ring joined the Alumni Board in 2016. She holds an AS in Business Administration from FSC,

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FSC athletes always find ways to impact their respective sports.

So it should be no surprise that many of them excel in the classroom too. For the 2016-17 season, FSC had 42 student-athletes named to the Skyline Conference Academic Honor Roll. The New Jersey Athletic Conference featured 15 student-athletes on its All-Academic Team.

View the Skyline Conference Academic Honor Roll. Click here for the  New Jersey Athletic Conference.

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