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April 25, 2006

Farmingdale State Construction Technology Student

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 Jonathan C. Gibralter was pleased to announce that West Hempstead resident Aladin Accilien is the 2006 recipient of the Joseph D. Posillico, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.

Mr. Accilien will graduate May 2007 from the Construction Management Engineering Technology program. He is president of the student Architectural Construction Club. Mr. Accilien has a full-time hands-on job as a construction manager. A native of Haiti, Mr. Accilien served in the United States Air Force where he began in the field of engineering.

The Joseph D. Posillico, Sr. Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of J.D. Posillico, the founder and president of a major contracting company in Farmingdale. The scholarship was established by the family in recognition of Mr. Posillico's understanding of the value of education and the importance of developing technical skills.