Arthur Corwin ('76) Arranges Scholarships for Farmingdale
Arthur Corwin (’76) Arranges Scholarships for Farmingdale. Five Farmingdale Students have received scholarships thanks to the efforts of Arthur B. Corwin, a ’76 alum of the College. Lisa Camp and David Urena II are the recipients of $7,500 President’s scholarships from the MOLES. Scholarships of $5,000 each were awarded to Jose Solozano and Wahild Wahan, and a $1,000 award was given to Michael Heretakis. The MOLES, a fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry, is the most prestigious organization of its kind in the world. MOLES members are leaders in their profession who are dedicated to promoting the industry and supporting local colleges and universities through scholarships, outreach programs and networking opportunities. Mr. Corwin, who served as President of The Moles for the 2012-2013 year, personally selected Farmingdale to receive scholarships as a way of thanking the College for launching his career in the construction industry. He has spent his entire 35-year career with Moretrench American Corporation where he is currently Chairman and CEO. Moretrench American Corporation specializes in major underground geotechnical construction projects.
New Children's Center Opens
The new Children’s Center on campus opened last month. President Keen was joined at the ceremony by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney, who supported the funding for the project, and Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci, who teaches in the School of Business, as well as Kathleen Dowd, director of the center. The new facility serves children of the students, faculty and staff and also is open to the community as well and accepts children aged 8 weeks to pre-K. “The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” President Keen said. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff. Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.” The 11,800 square-foot center features classrooms, radiant heat in the flooring, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, athletic fields, and a water-play area.
Farmingdale Featured in SUNY Publication
The College’s efforts in “going green” were featured in “Growing New York,” a publication that emphasized SUNY-wide efforts in sustainability in agriculture research and education. SUNY highlighted Farmingdale for its creation of a Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center which includes three newly-installed wind turbines, a commercial/industrial demonstration site in green technologies, and a sustainable garden. The campus also was praised for involving Horticulture students in the road improvement project. Students planted bioswales—environmentally-friendly runoff drainage systems—that helped bring real world experience to the classroom.
Women's Soccer Team Wins Championship Again
The women's soccer team captured its seventh straight Skyline Conference Championship this past season finishing the regular season with a 13-9 overall record (7-1 in the conference) and again earning the conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship. The team was led by sophomore Ashlee Thompson of Ronkonkoma, who recorded a team-high 15 goals and 35 points, and freshmen Amanda Khare of Deer Park, who scored eight goals. Over the last seven years, the team has compiled a 98-49-7 record, including a 53-7-1 mark in the conference.
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