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December 15, 2009

Junior Receives Prestigious Act Award

Student Honored for Working with Peers, Faculty, Staff and Special Olympics

Junior Receives ACT Award
Mary Fallon, Chair of the college Council,
and Tony Abbene
with award winner Scott Andreala (center)
Scott Andreala, a junior at Farmingdale State College, received the ACT Student Initiative award today at the ACT Fall Conference Awards Luncheon at Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown. This honor, presented by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees of SUNY, is given to a student or student group that identified a need on the campus or in the community, and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need.

Andreala earned the award for his strong involvement in student government, student activities functions, and activities of the residence hall community. Although he is confined to a wheel chair, Andreala enjoys and enhances all aspects of campus life. He serves as a vital link between students, faculty, and staff on issues that might impact him personally as well others. He is widely recognized for his work with Special Olympics and his role as an informal ambassador to international students.

"Scott represent the very best in Farmingdale State College," said President Keen. "His commitment, his dedication, and his energy make us all very proud."

During the awards ceremony, Andreala was presented with a plaque recognizing his achievement, as well as a $250 donation, which he will give to Empire State Games, the non-profit organization of his choice.