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May 10, 2010

Farmingdale State College Administrators And Students

Vice President Pat Calabria, Others Inducted as Honorary Members

Golden Key Inductees
Golden Key Inductees. To view album, visit www.flickr.com

Farmingdale State College is pleased to announce that Patrick Calabria, vice president for institutional advancement, was inducted as a 2010 honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, the invitation-only collegiate honor society. The new member recognition ceremony took place on April 9, 2010 in Roosevelt Hall.Vice President Calabria's induction was due in part to his co-chairing the Students First Committee for President Hubert Keen. The Students First committee's recommendations are expected to be forwarded to the President's Office in June 2010.Calabria, a resident of Seaford, was joined by fellow inductees, Lucia Cepriano, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Farmingdale State, as well as Joanne Diggett, operations manager for Kelsen, Inc. In addition, 154 Farmingdale students were admitted into Golden Key.At the ceremony Saundra Lory-Snyder, assistant chair and coordinator for the Undeclared Major program and the Golden Key advisor, presented Golden Key chapter awards to the student executive board: Chris Wallace, Megan Strout, Gerry Kenna, and Erin Bloom.  In addition, scholarship monies through the Farmingdale Foundation were awarded to Synthia Gratia, Chris Wallace, and Justine Rothar.To qualify for the Golden Key at Farmingdale State, students must be at least sophomores and enrolled in a four year program of study. They must also maintain a cumulative average of 3.6 or higher. Golden Key International Honour Society has nearly 2 million members and 375 chapters at colleges and universities in eight countries. Member benefits range from scholarships and development opportunities to jobs and internships.