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MADD-LI's 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil

November 29, 2012

WHAT:                 MADD-LI’s 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil

WHEN:                 Sunday, December 2 at 1 PM

WHERE:               Roosevelt Hall Little Theatre, Farmingdale State

DETAILS:              Approximately 200 people are expected to attend to light a candle in honor of a loved one who was killed or injured by a drunk driver. The program will include the NY State Troopers Emerald Society Bagpipers, soloist Kathryn Burke (FSC alumna and staff member), Color Guard from Boy Scout Troop # 329 of Bayport in honor of PO Glen Ciano, poetry and music selections. New this year will be a classical guitar solo by Frank Saladino, a volunteer on Victim Impact Panels.

After the candle lighting ceremony, guests walk to the Garden of Awareness to place a white carnation on the Wall of Remembrance, which bears the names of over 300 people killed or injured by a drunk driver.

MADD LI expects representatives from the Nassau and Suffolk County DA’s office and Nassau and Suffolk County Law Enforcement.

For more information, contact Victim Services Specialist Mary Scala at 631-547-6233 x306.

Farmingdale State College continues to prepare students with the education, skills, and critical thinking needed to meet the challenges of tomorrow. As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology (with almost 8,000 students), Farmingdale equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today’s emerging industries. Offering bachelor and associate programs, Farmingdale will soon offer its first graduate degree. At Farmingdale, students also have abundant opportunities in experiential learning—internships, clinical training, and guided research—that provide practical instruction and personal growth. Small, personalized classes, a residence hall with suite-style living, a lush 380-acre campus undergoing major renovation, and a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program with modern facilities make Farmingdale State College one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region. Farmingdale has been named as the 5th safest campus in the nation, based on a statistical analysis conducted by the online publication The Daily Beast, and the College ranks in the top 150 public colleges nationally in terms of the earning power of its graduates, according to payscale.com. According to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report, Farmingdale is ranked one of the best regional colleges in the north (#31) which includes both public and private colleges. When compared to public colleges in the north region, Farmingdale ranked #8. Farmingdale is the only ranked Long Island college listed in these categories. In addition, Farmingdale is the only SUNY school (and the only LI school listed) listed in the LEAST debt category in the section titled Student Debt Load at Graduation for regional colleges in the north. For more information, contact Kathryn Coley at 631-420-2400 or kathryn.coley@farmingdale.edu.  Look on our website www.farmingdale.edu. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/farmingdale.

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