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September 24, 2013

Rededication of the Ralph Bunche Plaza

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Dr. Ralph Bunche

First African American Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Have you ever wondered why Farmingdale named the campus plaza after Ralph Bunche? 

If you missed last week's program about Ralph Bunche, come to the re-dedication of the Ralph Bunche Plaza Tuesday, 9/24 at 3 p.m. 

FSC President Hubert Keen will welcome all to the event, which is part of Spirit Week. Dr. Patricia Hill Williams will share her understanding of this remarkable man. In addition, the college is fortunate to have Ms Elisabeth Waechter, Chief of Visitors Services of the United Nations, attend on behalf of the U.N..Dr. Bunche earned a Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his mediation work with Palestine. He was the first African American and person of color to earn this distinction.

Last week, a distinguished group of presenters, including Farmingdale State College Council Chair Dr. Patricia Hill Williams, Mrs. Sandy Thomas, LINKS, Inc.,Mrs. Myrna Taylor, Mrs. Diane Liotta and FSC Executive Assistant to the President Dr. Veronica Henry, shared their knowledge. Farmingdale SGA President Shanice Blades gave welcoming and closing remarks and moderated questions and answers from participants.

This program was presented by the Eastern Shore Chapter, Links, Inc. International Trends and Service Facet in collaboration with SGA and Farmingdale State College.