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June 20, 2007

Farmingdale Foundation's Golf Classic Sets the Par

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Farmingdale State College President Dr. W. Hubert
Keen and Dr. Daniel Yarosh, Chairman and CEO
of AGI Dermatics.
Guests of the Golf Outing fueled up on a brunch sponsored by ARAMARK, Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Oheka Management Corp., before setting out for an 11:30 AM tee-off. Middle Bay Country Club provided a manicured course on the picturesque South Shore of Long Island with greens that overlook Middle Bay and the Atlantic Ocean . Tee sponsors included: Air Techniques, ALTANA, Barnes & Noble, CB Richard Ellis, Commerce Bank, IRX Therapeutics, IUOE Local 138, Marcum & Kliegman LLP, The Marcus Organization, and Winthrop University Hospital .

After a great eighteen, the golfers enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner sponsored by Certilman Balin, Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Trevi Management LP. Farmingdale College Foundation member Mr. Robert J. Reed and Farmingdale State College President Dr. W. Hubert Keen welcomed the guests. Foundation President Mr. Jonathan Klein presented the college's highest honor, the Ram's Horn Award to Dr. Yarosh.

Dr. Yarosh is widely recognized as a pioneer in the science of DNA repair. Following research appointments in molecular biology and DNA repair at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the National Cancer Institute, he founded AGI Dermatics in 1985. His company has since emerged as a world leader in DNA repair technology for skin. Dr. Yarosh authored more than 100 scientific papers and two dozen patents, and is an active participant in international photobiology societies and the New York biotechnology community. "I believe giving back to the community is essential, and an education is the most important tool you can have", said Dr. Yarosh.

Founded in 1912, Farmingdale State College is public college specializing in the fields of business, arts and sciences, heal th sciences and engineering technology. The Farmingdale College Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established to advance the mission of Farmingdale State College by providing financial assistance for programs and projects not funded by the State budget.

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