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November 14 , 2007

New VP for Advancement at Farmingdale State College

Patrick Calabria, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Patrick Calabria, Vice President for
Institutional Advancement

Farmingdale State College President, Dr. W. Hubert Keen is pleased to announce that Patrick Calabria has agreed to join the campus as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

"Patrick Calabria brings depth of professional expertise, experience and career accomplishments that will serve excellently to advance Farmingdale State's interests in his areas of responsibility.  I am pleased that he will join the college's senior administration."

His areas of responsibility will include media relations, marketing (including student recruitment materials and advertising), publications, graphic design (including photography), web home page and portal, Alumni relations, community relations and government relations.

Patrick Calabria said, "I'm very excited to join the college. With the expansion of its academic programs, the construction of a new Student Center , the modernization of facilities, and the efforts already being made in economic development, Farmingdale State is poised to take on a new level of excellence with Hubert Keen at the helm. I look forward to being part of the team."

Calabria currently serves as University Media Relations Officer at Stony Brook University where he created a national and international profile for the university. He has been affiliated with Stony Brook University since 1999 and has served in similar positions at SUNY College at Old Westbury and the New York Islanders. From 1972-1992, he was a reporter/special writer at Newsday.

He has a BA in English from Hofstra University and is a member of the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island as well as the Fair Media Council. He has received numerous awards, including the Newsday Publisher's Award, the Associated Press New York State Writing Award and the Associated Press National Writing Nomination.

In his civic life, he is a member of Congressman Peter King's Military Selection Committee, which evaluates candidates and recommends appointments to the nation's military service academies, and over the years has volunteered for a variety of causes and charities including the Long Island Alzheimer's Association and Cancer Care.

Calabria will join the campus in late November. He and his wife, Mary, live in Seaford . He has three children--an adult daughter, Melissa, a daughter, Faith (16), and a son, Sean (11).