Works of Gail Anderson Featured at Gallery
A reception honoring renowned designer Gail Anderson was held last month at the Memorial Galley in Hale Hall where many of her creative works were showcased in a month-long exhibition, “Gail Anderson: Designer, Writer, Educator, Hoarder.” From 2002-10, Ms. Anderson served as creative director of design at SpotCo, a Manhattan advertising agency that creates artwork for Broadway. She also served as senior art director at Rolling Stone magazine. Anderson’s work has received awards from major design organizations, including the Society of Publication Designers, the Type Directors Club, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Art Directors Club, Graphis, Communication Arts, and Print. Her designs have been included in the permanent collections of the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the Library of Congress. In addition to the exhibition, Anderson presented a lecture that was attended by Visual Communications students and faculty.
STEM Summit Attracts Big Crowd
The STEM Diversity Summit held on campus last month attracted 900 educators, researchers, and community leaders from across the nation to understand recent science and technology developments and engage in shaping solutions relevant to Long Island. In addition, the STEM Summit worked to inspire K-12, higher education, and business and industry in exploring innovations to strengthen STEM teaching and learning in the 21st century. Organized by Dr. Veronica Henry, head of the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, the conference featured research exhibits by middle and high school students as well as presentations on sustainable energy technologies and biotechnologies by national, regional, and local businesses.
Alumni Dinner a Big Success
Two hundred people attended the annual Alumni Award Dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club last month. The event honored the pioneering efforts of the College in sustainability and alternative energy, focusing on initiatives within the School of Engineering Technology and the Department of Horticulture, and raised nearly $25,000 for scholarships and Alumni Association events. “Our alumni efforts grow each year and we are very proud of the alumni support we get and the quality graduates we produce,” President Keen said. “To see the way our alumni feel about Farmingdale is very heart warming.” Over the past four years, the Alumni Dinner has raised more than $150,000.
Scholarship Receptions Draws 300 Students and Parents
Over 300 students and parents attended the annual Farmingdale Foundation Scholarship Reception last month. Scholarships were awarded to students over a range of academic disciplines and interests. Among the top awards given were 11 Presidential Scholarships, 11 Forest Laboratories, Inc. Scholarships, 32 Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarships, 20 Farmingdale Foundation Scholarships, 10 Wall of Honor Scholarships, and five Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships. Over 2012-13, the Farmingdale Foundation awarded 197 scholarships totaling $204,000.
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