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March 21, 2010

Farmingdale State Announces The Spring 2010 Cares Winners

Award Honors Campus Members for Exceptional Service

Marty Schneider, Diane Steinhauer, Marie Hayden-Miles and President Keen
Marty Schneider, Diane Steinhauer, Marie Hayden-Miles and President Keen
Farmingdale State College is pleased to announce the spring 2010 winners of the President's CARES (Commendation and Recognition for Excellence in Service) Award. Established in 2004, the award honors members of the campus community who consistently deliver outstanding performance and service to the College each semester.

The CARES Award professional staff winner is Diane Steinhauer, an IT instructional support specialist residing in Hicksville who assists every campus group with computer-related support. She regularly teaches computer-related classes to staff and faculty so they can stay current in their technological expertise.

The faculty winner is Marie Hayden-Miles, dean of the School of Health Sciences, who always shares credit for her School's accomplishments.  A resident of South Huntington, Dr. Hayden-Miles began her career as a professor of nursing and is a recognized leader in narrative pedagogy.

The classified staff winner is Marty Schneider, a motor equipment repairman in the garage who resides in Deer Park, for being ready to help anyone at anytime and for the garden he has created near the service building.  When the nineteen SUNY China 150 students were on campus last year, he transported them to and from the train station during their early morning and late evening excursions, without complaint – and on his own time.

Farmingdale State College President, Dr. W. Hubert Keen said, "All three are members of the community who quietly do their jobs without asking for recognition but each of them is exceptionally deserving of the award. Staff members like this make our college the special place it is."