Renovated Athletics Complex Opens to Raves
The second phase of the renovation of the Athletics Complex is nearly complete and Nold Hall is now open for all sports activities. The renovation includes a new glass-enclosed fitness center, equipped with an abundance of free weights, treadmills, and other exercise equipment; an auxiliary basketball court; modernized men’s and women’s locker rooms; an expanded training room; classrooms; racquetball courts; team meeting rooms, and a golf simulator. “With these improvements, we have athletics facilities that are among the best of any NCAA Division III school in the country—and in several respects as good as some major colleges,” said athletics director Mike Harrington. Farmingdale already has a lighted and artificial turf baseball stadium and an artificial turf lacrosse/soccer field ringed by a quarter-mile track. Future plans include artificial turf for the softball outfield and lights for the lacrosse/soccer field, as well as a new primary basketball court and other improvements to the gymnasium.
"Students First" Theme of Spring Convocation
President Keen focused on the achievements and progress of students when he hosted the Spring Convocation in the last month. The theme of the event—“Students First. And it Shows”—demonstrated the College’s commitment to making the success of students Farmingdale’s primary goal. Dr. Keen listed many student accomplishments including Javier Garcia (Applied Math), who placed first in the U.S. National Collegiate Mathematics Championship; the Aviation department’s Republic Raiders Flying Team, which placed first in a regional competition while student Michael Cinnante finished in second for the Top Pilot Award at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition; and Jared Finkelstein, a student in Architecture/Construction Management, who has been named a National Fulbright Alumnus Ambassador. “Our students do this wonderful things because of the support they get from all of you—our faculty and staff,” Dr. Keen said. “You deserve credit, too.”
Dr. Veronica Henry Honored on MLK Day
Veronica Henry was one of 11 honorees at the annual Martin Luther King Breakfast organized by the Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral of Amityville last month. Dr. Henry is Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Diversity Officer at the College. Her responsibilities include the enforcement of policies and regulations related to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, and domestic violence victim status. In addition, she serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the campus. Dr. Henry is also a graduate of Farmingdale’s nursing program.
Golf Team Continues to Tee Off
The men's golf team won its sixth straight Skyline Conference championship this past season, shooting a school record two-day total of 595, including a single day record of 289 in round one of the league tournament. With the victory, Farmingdale earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. on May 13-16. Senior Adam Larkin of Bellmore was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference after winning his third career Skyline Title with a two-day total of 143 at Bethpage State Park’s Red Course. Sophomore Scott Sessions (Pleasantville, N.Y.), junior Matt Pollock (Northport) and sophomore Chris Brosi (Stony Brook) were each named First Team All-Skyline, while senior Rich Kelly (Oceanside) earned Second Team honors.
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