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April 29, 2009

Two Long Island Business Leaders To Be Honored By SUNY

Albanese and Dittmar to Receive Honorary Doctor Degrees

Farmingdale State College President W. Hubert Keen is pleased to announce that two outstanding local business leaders will receive Honorary Doctor of Science degrees at the college's 90th commencement exercise on Sunday, May 17.

Russell C. Albanese, president of the Albanese Organization in Garden City, has demonstrated national leadership in environmentally responsible construction and renovations of both residential and commercial properties. The Albanese organization was the first to construct in New York State energy and environmentally efficient buildings with a U.S. Green Building Council LEED rating, having constructed two Platinum rated and one Gold Rated high rise residential buildings in Manhattan, as well as having retrofitted a Platinum rated building on Long Island.  Albanese is dedicated to the educational and environmental sustainability of the Long Island community. Albanese earned a bachelor's degree in engineering at Duke University.

Bertram Dittmar, president and CEO of Schenk Trebel Corporation in Deer Park, has established Schenk Trebel as an industry leader in the manufacture of industrial balancing systems and vibration monitoring equipment both locally and internationally. He has volunteered his time and expertise with institutions and professional organizations, including Farmingdale State College.  He has contributed resources as part of his abiding concern for the betterment of technology education. Dittmar attended Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.

The Doctor of Science degree is conferred by the State University of New York to recognize excellence and extraordinary achievement, especially those who serve as examples of the University aspirations for its students.