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March 14, 2007

OSI Pharmaceutical Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Five Students

Dr. Colin Goddard, G. Morgan Browne, Stephanie Pino, Alexandra Vinci, Joseph King, Mel Pilar Espaillat, Diana Huestis, Dr. Charles Adair, and Dr. Henry Sikorski

Dr. Colin Goddard, G. Morgan Browne, Stephanie Pino,Alexandra Vinci, Joseph King, Mel Pilar Espaillat, Diana Huestis, Dr. Charles Adair, and Dr. Henry Sikorski

Dr. W. Hubert Keen , president of Farmingdale State College, is pleased to announce that five outstanding students have received Foundation scholarships from OSI Pharmaceuticals in Melville.

Dr. Henry Sikorski , Farmingdale State College Vice President for Institutional Advancement, was joined by OSI Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer , Dr. Colin Goddard , Farmingdale State Department of Biology Chairman, Dr. Charles Adair and G. Morgan Browne , trustee of the OSI Pharmaceuticals Foundation, in congratulating the students on their exceptional academic achievement and interest in the field of bioscience.

Five students, all working toward a B.S. in Bioscience at Farmingdale State , received OSI Bioscience Student Scholarships for 2006-07:

  • William Henri Abele , a Massapequa Park resident, earned an Associate degree from Nassau Community College and received a 2005 Arthritis foundation grant.
  • Diana Lynn Huestis , a North Massapequa resident, earned an Associate degree in Criminal Justice and is concentrating on Bioscience- Forensic DNA technology.
  • Joseph K. King , a Massapequa resident, is a retired from the U.S. Navy and earned a BS in Computer Information Systems from Columbia College of Missouri.
  • Stephanie Pino , a Massapequa Park resident, has earned inclusion on the President's list and has been nominated to be the 2007 valedictorian.
  • Alexandra Nicole Vinci , a North Massapequa resident, is a member of the National Honor Society and the Medical Laboratory Technology club.

The (OSI) Pharmaceuticals Foundation was established in 2005 with the purpose of promoting community involvement through support of charitable organizations and initiatives focused on scientific and medical research, science education and on patient supportive care. The areas of cancer and diabetes/obesity are of particular interest.

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