Farmingdale Triumphs in SUNYCUAD Awards
President Keen received the Educational Achievement Award at the annual SUNYCUAD conference for his contributions to the field of higher education, his leadership of Farmingdale, and his service to SUNY. In addition, two members of the Office of Institutional Advancement were honored in their fields at the conference, which honors achievements in marketing, communications, and related fields. Sylvia Nicosia was the recipient of the award for Best Mobile Site, a project she developed in-house to make the College web site accessible on a variety of mobile devices. Jennifer Wilbur received the Excellence in Photography award for her photos that are featured in campus admissions materials, publications, and the web site. “These awards are a tribute to the talent and expertise of our staff,” said Patrick Calabria, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Enrollment Management. “Ultimately, these efforts serve our students and prospective students, which make the awards all the more gratifying.”
Students Aid Town of Islip Construction
Town of Islip Deputy Parks Commissioner Carol Charchalis recently visited the College to accept architectural drawing from students in Farmingdale’s Department of Architecture and Construction Management. Under the guidance of professor Orla LoPiccolo, the students visited recreation centers in the town to photograph, sketch, and measure the buildings so they could create building drafts and recommend energy-saving improvements in construction detail. The drawings will be used by the town for purposes such as space allocation, emergency egress, and in establishing codes. The effort was part of a service learning team project in which students develop ideas that bring their expertise to community service.
Six From College Receive Chancellor's Awards
Six members of the campus have been awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Joanne Lapidus-Graham (Nursing) won in the category of Faculty Service; Donna Proper (Visual Communications) won in Teaching; Howard Gold (Professional Communications) and Robert Seylar (Mechanical Engineering Technology) won for Adjunct Teaching; Barbara Sarringer (Psychology) was a recipient in Classified Service; and Ken Tax (School of Engineering Technology) won for Professional Service. The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence provides SUNY-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and the ongoing pursuit of excellence. The annual awards are presented to faculty and staff in six categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching, and Classified Service.
Farmingdale Students Win Energy Poster Contest
Students Nicholas Efthimiades, a mechanical engineering technology major from Wantagh, and Alex Symington, a manufacturing engineering technology major from Bay Shore, won first prize in the Call for Posters competition at the 2014 Advanced Energy Conference held recently in Albany. The conference is New York State’s largest event for researchers, academics, business leaders and policy makers in the field of advanced energy. This year’s event brought attendees from across the United States and around the world to learn about advances in every sector of energy research. The Call for Posters contest was open to undergraduate and graduate students from across the country. Efthimiades and Symington’s poster is titled “Development and testing of Polyoxometellate (POM) as a secondary cell to purify Hydrogen from Carbon Monoxide for use in PEM fuel cells.”
If you have any trouble viewing this email please visit http://www.farmingdale.edu/newsflash/2014/july-2014.html
For more information about Farmingdale State College, visit http://www.farmingdale.edu.