Hello Alumni

Our office has been busy planning for upcoming events.  We continue to work towards enhanced alumni programming and services and have some new alumni benefits to tell you about.


Alumni Awards Dinner, March 28, 2014 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. 
This annual event honors our alumni and their successes as well as selected Farmingdale State College disciplines.  Also honored are individuals and businesses which have been instrumental in furthering the goals and objectives of the College.  As a yearly fundraising event, proceeds support alumni scholarships and programming as well as college and departmental projects.

This year the Alumni Association will celebrate notable alumni from the School of Engineering Technology and the Department of Ornamental Horticulture.  Also honored will be businesses who have supported Farmingdale College's efforts toward solar energy and sustainability.  Farmingdale's efforts toward green technology have continued to place the College at the forefront of energy innovation and we will present awards in recognition of these accomplishments.  The Alumni Association will continue to support this initiative by utilizing a percentage of the proceeds to further the goals of the College in its continuing efforts in green technology.  Following are this year's award recipients.  For additional information on these honorees, please click the 2014 ALUMNI AWARDS DINNER link.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Professor Yelleshpur Dathatri
    School of Engineering Technology

  • Judith M. McEvoy Memorial Alumnus of the Year Award
    Dr. Gary Brown '64
    Professor Emeritus, Departments of Horticulture and Biology

  • Outstanding Alumnus Award
    Michael Deering '75
    Director, Communications & Clean Energy Program Oversight, Long Island Power Authority

  • Outstanding Solar Technology Partner Award
    Long Island Solar Energy Industries Corporation
    Bill Feldmann, Chairman

  • Outstanding Solar Vendor Awards
    Solar Liberty
    Adam Rizzo, President
    Nathan Rizzo, Vice President

    EmPower Solar Corporation
    David Schieren, CEO
    Gregory Sachs, COO


We will also honor the next group of Centurion inductees - our prestigious group of 100 most notable alumni of our past 100 years.  To nominate an outstanding alumni for this award, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 631-420-2369.

If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 631-420-2369.  If you are unable to attend, you can assist the Association by donating a raffle prize or gift certificate for goods or services for the dinner auction.  You can also place an ad for your organization in our Awards Dinner Journal.  For ticket and journal ad information, click the 2014 ALUMNI AWARDS DINNER TICKET/JOURNAL AD link.


Our annual Mark Ellis Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Mark was a 1997 Criminal Justice graduate who went on to become a New York City Police Officer. Mark perished in the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11, 2001.  Proceeds received from the Walk will fund the Mark Ellis Scholarship for a student in the Criminal Justice program.  For more information, click on the MARK ELLIS REGISTRATION link.


We are excited to tell you about some new alumni discounts:

  • We have partnered with the NY Islanders to provide discounts on selected hockey games at the Nassau Coliseum through the end of the season. You can order tickets through the Islanders website or by calling the ticket sales office directly. Click the ISLANDERS FLYER for game dates and ticket information.
  • We have also partnered with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY for discounts on tickets to basketball games as well as other sports and entertainment events scheduled at the Center. Click the BARCLAYS link for event information and ticket sales.


  • Alumni Reunion Weekend/Homecoming, October 18-19, 2014.  We continue to plan this special alumni weekend for the classes of 1954 and 1964 and have some exciting events in store including a campus tour and reunion dinner Saturday evening and alumni brunch Sunday morning.  The 50th/60th reunion coincided with Homecoming/Family weekend and among other events it will include a barbecue on the Great Lawn on Saturday afternoon with alumni baseball and soccer games as well as family activities, music and other amusements. More information to come. 
  • Alumni & Friends Night Out With the Ducks, September 20, 2014. This is an annual Alumni event at Bethpage Stadium to see the Long Island Ducks. This year they'll play the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at 7:05 p.m. Join us for a night of family, fun and fireworks.


See what's happening on campus! Stay connected to current campus life through the Farmingdale website and by clicking on the following student publications.  Farmingdale students are excelling in academics and are active in many campus activities.  Enrollment continues to be on the rise with the strong education offered by FSC.  These recent publications also have some exciting alumni news.  Read all about it in the CAMPUS TIMES and RAM-PAGE


Donations to the Alumni Association are used to support scholarships and other alumni initiatives.  We welcome your financial support as we continue to promote the Alumni Association and bring you special events and programs.  You can mail your donation to our office or you can log onto our alumni website and click the MAKE A GIFT tab.  Our thanks to all who have donated in the past and we look forward to your continued support.


We want to be sure you receive all our alumni news and updates.  If your address or email have changed you can log onto our alumni website and click the UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION tab to make the changes.


Click on the attached SUNY COUPLES link to read a fun blog post on married couples who met on a SUNY campus.  We know FSC has their share of love stories.  Let us know if you are one of them!

Please contact the Alumni Office for additional information on alumni events or activities and stay connected with all things alumni at www.farmingdale.edu/alumni.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Michelle Johnson
Director, Alumni Relations
Farmingdale State College Alumni Association
Ward Hall, Room 10
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: 631-420-2369

For more information, contact Michelle Johnson, Director, at 631-420-2369, johnsom@farmingdale.edu
or alumni@farmingdale.edu