April 25, 2006
Farmingdale State Architectural Technology Student Awarded Scholarship
On March 15, 2006, the Farmingdale Foundation and Alumni Association Student Scholarship Reception was held in Roosevelt Hall's Multipurpose Room at Farmingdale State University of New York. Over $76,000 worth of scholarship money was awarded to 48 students at the reception. Farmingdale State President Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter was pleased to announce that Ralph Kowalczyk was the first recipient of the Raymond Von Deesten Memorial Scholarship.
Central Islip resident, Ralph Kowalczyk will graduate May 2006 with a B.S. in Architectural Technology. Mr. Kowalczyk's outstanding academic achievement earned him placement on the Dean's List, and the President's. He is an active participant in the Architectural Construction Technology Club.
Nina Von Deesten, a long time member of the Farmingdale State community, and son Andrew attended the reception for the first presentation of the award. The scholarship was established in 2004 by the Von Deesten family in memory of Nina's husband, Raymond Von Deesten.