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❄❄ Happy Holidays and Thank You from Suffolk County Community College ❄❄

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Suffolk County Community College students and recent graduates share their thanks to our very special donors!

“It is… very helpful to know that there are people out there who care about the success of others when it is hard enough to believe in yourself. I hope that I can change someone’s life for the better as you have changed mine.” – Student, Southold

“Sometimes things just get rough and you need some help. I’m very grateful for the care and consideration shown to me in time of need.” – Student, Bay Shore

“Thank you very much for supporting a piece of my dream. This is a meaningful encouragement. Since the path is still long and rough, I keep pushing forward with your generosity in my heart.” – Alumna, Class of 2017, Farmingville

“I am very excited to have one of my dreams come true, which is being a college graduate. Thanks to your fund I was able to do this.” – Alumna, Class of 2017, Port Jefferson Station

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New Online Career Portal- Purple Briefcase – Launched at Suffolk County Community College

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To:    The College Community

FROM:           Dr. Christopher J. Adams, Vice President for Student Affairs

SUBJECT:     New Online Career Portal- Purple Briefcase – Launched at the College

The Office of Career Services is proud to announce the availability of Purple Briefcase.  This online career platform allows employers to connect with Suffolk’s students and alumni as they search for career and internship opportunities. It also offers an extensive range of support services like career chat, videos, networking tips and other tools to help students and alumni that are engaged in the job search process. In alignment with Institutional Goal #1-Student Success, this is an advanced career networking and planning tool that will support individuals in finding a great position that will further develop their skills and work experience.

Purple Briefcase will be an important resource for information about career-related events and career exploration tools. Students will be able to develop individual profiles focused on their interests, skills, and career aspirations. The profile will also serve as their online resume for potential employers. Most importantly, Purple Briefcase is the main platform that the College will now use to post internships, job opportunities, and other important career information. We encourage everyone to visit the new site and learn more at www.sunysuffolk.edu/purplebriefcase.

For further information on how you may use this program and integrate this tool as part of your courses with our students, please do not hesitate to contact Tania Velazquez ’96, College Director for Career Services, at velazqt@sunysuffolk.edu.


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Mary P. Lodato ’82, RN, Recognized as a Top 100 Healthcare Professional by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

Mary P. Lodato, RN, Recognized as a Top 100 Healthcare Professional by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Patchogue, NY, December 05, 2017 –(PR.com)– Mary P. Lodato, RN of Patchogue, New York has been recognized as a Top 100 Healthcare Professional by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 42 years in the field of healthcare.

About Mary P. Lodato, RN
Ms. Lodato is a Registered Nurse at BMHMC, which is a hospital providing patient care in Patchogue, New York. She provides basic nursing services in the ambulatory surgical unit with pre- and post-op patients. Previously, she taught L.P.N.’s at BOCES and worked at an OB/GYN office.

Ms. Lodato obtained a L.P.N. from Eastern Suffolk BOCES in 1973 and an A.S.N. from Suffolk Community County Community College in 1982. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and enjoys teaching bilingual nursing assistant students, L.P.N. students and those in the working maternal child arena.

Born on August 31, 1954 in Bronx, New York, Mary married Anthony on August 25, 1979 and they have three children. In her spare time she enjoys family activities, bbq’s, traveling to Europe and reading.

Ms. Lodato states, “I truly love nursing and mentoring nursing students and new hires who come to the facility.”

For further information, please contact http://www.brookhavenhospital.org.

About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide
Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide highlights the professional lives of individuals from every significant field or industry including business, medicine, law, education, art, government and entertainment. Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is both an online and hard cover publication where we provide our members’ current and pertinent business information. It is also a biographical information source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms throughout the world. Our goal is to ensure that our members receive all of the networking, exposure and recognition capabilities to potentially increase their business.

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Spring 2018 Excelsior Scholarship – Another Opportunity at Tuition-free College Deadline 12/4/17

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The benefits of a college degree are well known. Those who only carry a high school diploma are falling further behind than ever before. Throughout the nation different law makers are trying to find solutions for the rising cost of a college degree in order to give more students the opportunity to pursue a college degree and better their lives. New York is leading this charge after introducing the Excelsior Scholarship this past spring, and it is continuing forward.

If you missed your chance to apply for the scholarship this past spring, fear not. The Excelsior Scholarship application for the spring 2018 semester is now open as of Monday, October 30 at 9:00am, and will run through December 4. The spring 2018 application is open to students first entering college in the spring 2018 term, students who caught up on credits during the fall 2017 term to meet the credit requirement, and current college students who missed the deadline for the fall 2017 application. Simply visit hesc.ny.gov/excelsior to submit your application.

The Excelsior Scholarship will cover up to $5,500 in tuition after all other awards are factored in, like Pell Grants, TAP, and others. As it was during the first cycle, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits per term and complete at least 30 credits each year (continuously) that are applicable toward their degree program. In addition to the in school performance, awardees must reside in New York State after graduation for however long they receive the award, and, if employed during such time, be employed in New York. The full list of requirements are found on hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.

The numbers behind the program show success from the onset. After the first round of applications this spring, nearly 22,000 students are now attending college at a SUNY or CUNY school tuition-free. That number brings the total portion of tuition-free students to nearly 53% of the total in New York State.

Access to college is expanding and New York has taken the lead in trying to help students remove one of the key hurdles they face in attending college. Both higher education institutions and politicians in New York are working together to make the Excelsior Scholarship the best it can be moving forward.

Apply to the Excelsior Scholarship for Spring 2018.

Written by Sarah Petrak

Sarah Petrak is a student assistant with the Office of Communications and New Media for SUNY System Administration. She is a studying Public Policy at the University at Albany.

Source: State University of New York


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11/7/17 Food Collection For Thanksgiving – Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa

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Food Collection For Thanksgiving – Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa

When Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10am – 3pm
Where Peconic Lobby Table 4
Event type Organization Program
Event Name Food Collection For Thanksgiving-PTK
Organization Phi Theta Kappa-Eastern

Supported by Office of Campus Activities & Student Leadership Development

Items collected help Campus Food Pantries at
Ammerman Campus, Selden, NY
Babylon Student Center
533 College Rd.
Selden, NY 11784
Main #: 631-451-4812
Fax #: 631-732-4330
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday

Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood NY
Captree Commons #110
1001 Crooked Hill Rd.
Brentwood, NY 11717
Main #: 631-851-6702
Fax #: 631-851-6302
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F

Eastern Campus, Riverhead NY

To collect or coordinate pickup of items contact Rose Dimino in the Student Success Center in Peconic 212 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm

For more information contact Denny Teason at (631)548-2531 or email him at teasond@sunysuffolk.edu


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10/25/17 New York College Fair at Suffolk County Community College

Wednesday, October 25, 2017  10AM – 12:15PM

Learn about scholarships at Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus
Babylon Student Center (Map)
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784


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9/5/17 6th Annual Suffolk County Community College Academic Convocation

6th Annual Suffolk County Community College Academic Convocation
Sponsored by Academic Affairs

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Brookhaven Gymnasium

This ceremony provides an opportunity for the College’s President, Dr. Shaun L. McKay, to establish the institutional vision for the year, formally welcome new faculty, staff and students to the College and to bestow honors upon select members of the college community

Special Alumni Presentations

  • Commander Robert “Hoot” Gibson
  • Professor Emerita Maureen Clinton

Location: Brookhaven Gymnasium
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

Fees: Free