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February 3, 2010

Largest Team Ever Accepted to Internship Program

Farmingdale State College is pleased to announce that six of its finest students are interning throughout the spring 2010 legislative session with the New York State Senate and Assembly. To date, this is the largest team from the College to intern through this prestigious program.The interns represent some of the top students at Farmingdale State. Peter Scarabelli, a business major from Northport, is interning with Assemblymember in Manhattan. Patricia Polenz, a technology studies student also from Northport, is interning with Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz in the Bronx. Chris Lucko, a business major from Menands, NY, is interning with Assemblymember Andrew Raia in Northport. Jessica Cabrera More, a professional communications student from Albany, is interning with Assemblymember Phillip Ramos in Brentwood. Margarita Vasquez-Garcia, a business student from Farmingdale, is interning with Assemblymember Michael DenDekker in Jackson Heights. Patricia Macaluso, a business student from East Northport, is interning with Senator Owen Johnson in the Towns of Babylon and Islip.

Dr. Richard Vogel, coordinator of the Internship Program said, "We sent our first intern to the Senate in Albany four years ago, another one two years ago, and last year two Farmingdale students served as interns in the Assembly. The program has captured more of our students' attention every year. Every Farmingdale student that has participated in either program has come back and told me how invaluable and great the experience has been."

The internships comprise a full-time semester of study spent entirely onsite at the Senate and Assembly offices in Albany, and interns will earn 15 credits toward their degrees. The students will learn firsthand New York State government at the legislative level, and have opportunity to link their academic endeavors with the world of government and public service.