May 25, 2021
To the Campus Community:
The campus will be renaming Conklin Hall, one of its original campus buildings, in
honor of Delores Y. Quintyne, a community activist and civil rights pioneer in the
Town of Babylon and across Long Island. Conklin Hall will become Delores Y. Quintyne
Hall at a ceremony scheduled for June 15.
When the College embraced the idea of naming a campus building in honor of a local
activist and civil rights leader, Delores was a clear and inspiring choice. Her legacy
should never be forgotten. The College is honored to recognize Ms. Quintyne for her
tireless and effective advocacy for equality and justice. Her work in pursuit of fair
housing and her advocacy for agricultural workers are well known across the region.
Delores Quintyne is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for her life-long
- Certified Life Member of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People
- A Co-founder, along with her husband, Irwin, of the Suffolk County Congress of Racial
Equity (CORE) and former chairperson of the organization
- Town of Babylon Trailblazer for Civil Rights Award, 2003
- The Harriet Tubman Humanitarian Achievement Award, 2003
- Recipient of the “Women of Distinction Award” from New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly
- Recipient of the Suffolk County “Shero Award” by the National Coalition of 100 Black
Women, Long Island Chapter, Inc., 2020
Delores Y. Quintyne Hall will continue to house student government and clubs, student
activities staff, an Esports arena, a game room, a high-tech media lounge, and a broadcast
We are thrilled to dedicate this building in Delores Quintyne’s name.
Read the full press release on the FSC website.