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February 9, 2010


Third Consecutive Year that Farmingdale Student Takes Highest Award

Nicholas L. Forte, a senior at Farmingdale State College, was selected to receive the top scholarship prize in the amount of $3,750 from the Metropolitan Club Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), a national professional organization of electronic defense. This is the third consecutive year that a Farmingdale State student took the maximum award.

A resident of Wantagh, Forte is pursuing a Bachelor of Science, with a dual major in computer and electrical engineering technology. Over the course of four years, Forte has maintained a grade point average of 3.73."Farmingdale students have performed very well for the past several years and have gone up against students from Columbia University, CCNY, and Stony Brook University. Nicholas is one of our department's most outstanding students," said Professor Socrates Thanasas, chair of the Department of Computer and Electrical Technology.

The AOC scholarships are open to students who have successfully completed two or more years towards a baccalaureate degree in the field of electrical engineering, computer science, or other related technical fields. These students must have a permanent residence in the greater New York City area and are enrolled in an accredited college or university within that geographical boundary. Each institution may submit two candidates.