Color silhouettes representing people from different backgrounds.

2023 Multicultural Gala

Save the Date

Sponsored by: Auxiliary Service Corporation and Student Government Association.
Hosted by the Multicultural Committee.

A celebration of diversity with food, dance and more.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Campus Center Ballroom

** Casual attire, represent your heritage by wearing your flag colors or your cultural attire **

Event Program

Master of Ceremonies: Christine Larkin

Opening Remarks

  • Multicultural Committee Chair

National Anthem

  • Performed by student Esther Sherry


  • Dr. John S. Nader, President

Keynote Speaker

Daniela Figueroa is a third-year RAM and Sillcox Scholar at Farmingdale State College (FSC), majoring in Applied Psychology with a minor in English. As a focused scholar, Daniela has consistently made the academic Dean’s List or President’s List every semester. Most recently, Daniela was named the Farmingdale Newman Civic Fellow for 2022 for her commitment to civic and social justice.

Daniela Figueroa, '24, Keynote Speaker.


  • Toby Tobias & Jon Goldstein — Journey from Johannesburg
  • Esther Sherry — Poem: “The Ground We Grow On”
  • Leslie Rodriguez (LASO - Latin American Student Organization President) & Erick Oeckel — Merengue Performance
  • Javeria Khalid — Nayab Sitaray Dance
  • Students from H. B. Thompson Middle School, Syosset, NY — Dragon Dance
  • St. Johns Hellenic Dancers of Blue Point — Greek Dances
  • St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Youth Dance Group
  • Destini Buchanan — Poem: “Island Breeze”
  • Qing Ai — AAPI Heritage Month Celebration

Ryu Shu Kan

Also joining the Multicultural Gala, the Ryu Shu Kan group, presenting: “Introduction to Japanese Culture” through the excitement of the Taiko Drums & elegance of Japanese Folk Dance.
Ryu Shu Kan group performing with drums.

Closing Remarks

Display Tables

  • “Cultural Depictions” by Florentino Garguilo and Karen Garcia
  • Henna Art Designs by Samantha Suruj
  • The Bonsai Society of Greater New York, Inc.
  • Art Drawings by Davine Edwards
  • “Drawing An Act of Love” by Alison Briggs
  • AAPI Heritage Month Celebration by Fatoma Rad, Betty Feng, Qing Ai
  • Yiayia’s Kitchen by the FSC Hellenic Society
  • Study Abroad Opportunities by the Office of the International Education and Programs

Special Thanks

Auxiliary Service Corporation and the Student Government Association and to all supporters that made this event a success:

  • Aramark
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • The Office of Marketing & Communications
  • Physical Plant
  • Student Activities
  • The Office of the Provost
  • Use of Facilities

Pictures From Last Year's Multicultural Gala

2022 FSC Multicultural Gala - April 13, 2022

April 26, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus Center, Ballroom

Thank you to all of our attendees, we look forward to seeing you at future events.

Last Modified 1/8/24