April 25, 2008
Lucille Wesnofske Listed among Top 50 Most Influential Women
Second consecutive year for Director of SBDC at Farmingdale State College
Lucille Wesnofske , director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Farmingdale State College, has been selected to be one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business on Long Island for the second consecutive year. The Award Dinner will be held on May 15, 2008 at 6:00 PM at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
Wesnofske, a resident of Shirley, has over twenty years experience in small business consulting. She has been the director of the New York State Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State for over five years. She has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs realize the dream of becoming a business owner. In conjunction with the School of Business , Wesnofske has organized the enormously successful annual Entrepreneurship Conference for the past four years. The conference is designed to assist participants in gaining an understanding of the variety of business ownership opportunities available to them and the knowledge required to pursue them intelligently. Her work for the SBDC has resulted in millions of dollars of economic impact for the Long Island economy.
Launched in 2000, the Top 50 program recognizes the Island 's top women professionals for business acumen, mentoring and community involvement. The event is hosted by the Long Island Business News and attracts more than 700 of the Island's top business leaders and the honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, education and the not for profit fields.
Farmingdale State College is proud that two other members of the FSC community have been named to the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business. They are Eileen Eichler (2005), professor of business and former dean of the School of Business , and Patricia Hill Williams (2002), member of the College Council and former vice president for external affairs.