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200 Marchers and Amazon Best Selling Author Kenia Nunez to Kick off Take Back The Night Against Violence, Friday April 13 at Suffolk


More than 200 marchers will carry lantern bags to empower survivors in the healing process and inspire responsibility in all and best selling author Kenia Nuez will provide opening remarks and domestic violence and sexual assault survivors’ stories, prevention programs and local information and resources will be presented at Suffolk County Community College’s  Take Back The Night, Shatter the Silence and Stop the Violence program at the college’s Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood on Friday April 13, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Local organizations supporting the event including Sepa Mujer, Long Island Against Trafficking, VIBS, Crimes Victim Center, LGBT Network, Greater New York Paralegal Association and the Sex Crimes Unit of New York State Troopers.

The marcher’s route throughout the Grant Campus will be as follows:

  1. Sagtikos Theatre – Theme: Introductions & Registration
  2. HSEC – Theme: Dispelling the Myths/Intersectionality/ DV Statistics
  3. Learning Resource Center – Theme: Resources  / Education about Prevention
  4. Captree Commons – Theme: Mental Health/Reflection /Food

DATE: Friday, April 13
TIME: 6 p.m.
Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus
Sagtikos Arts and Sciences Center
Brentwood, NY


Free Seminar for Prospective College Students RSVP By 3/1/18

Info Session 2018Supervisor Romaine Announces Free Seminar for Prospective College Students

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Farmingville, NY – On March 8, the Brookhaven Youth Bureau and Suffolk Community College will host a free seminar for parents and students who are interested in enrolling in college. Representatives from Suffolk Community College will discuss the college application process, financial aid opportunities, scholarship opportunities and the various programs and services the college offers to students. Much of the information provided can be used toward the overall college application process. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville.

“Suffolk County Community College offers hundreds of diverse programs,” said College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “The College, New York State’s largest community college, provides a high-quality education at an affordable price that can lead students toward a four-year institution. The college also offers a host of grant and scholarship programs, easy transfer between SUNY institutions and a host of clubs and athletic opportunities. I urge students to learn more about all that Suffolk has to offer.”

Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “It is great seeing the Youth Bureau and Suffolk Community College continuing to work together to help both students and parents in Brookhaven Town. This seminar will help guide them through the college application process and also make them aware of the many opportunities that are available.”

Councilman Michael Loguercio ’80, who serves as the Town Board Liaison to the Youth Bureau, said, “The college application process includes many important family decisions, and this program will help educate both parents and children about that decision-making process. I want to thank Suffolk Community College and the Youth Bureau for the great programs and services they provide to Brookhaven’s youth.”

The seminar will last approximately an hour and a half. Each presenter will speak for approximately a half hour, and then take ten to fifteen minutes after their presentations to answer questions.

Participants are asked to register in advance with the Youth Bureau by Thursday, March 1 by calling 631-451-8011.

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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Save the Date  Thursday, May 3, 2018

Suffolk County Community College Salute to Excellence Gala

9/27/17 5th Annual National Dialogue on Race: Beyond The Color Line at Suffolk County Community College

5th Annual National Dialogue on Race: Beyond The Color Line

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
9:30 – 10:45am — Sagtikos, Van Nostrand Theatre (Map)

Join the dialogue… with guest speakers
Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Lewis-Mention and Dr. Arthur Romano professor of conflict resolution and peace education at George Mason University.

Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis began her legal career as a Nassau County Assistant District Attorney in 1993, prosecuting misdemeanors.  She later became an Assistant District Attorney in County Court where she prosecuted felony cases. When litigating an attempted murder case in 1999 that involved teenagers, Mention-Lewis realized that young people were in dire need of new, comprehensive intervention strategies.
In 2005 she was honored with her promotion to the position of Unit Chief of Rising Star where she focused on gang prevention strategies. In January 2013, Mention-Lewis was appointed by the Suffolk County Executive to the position of County Deputy Police Commissioner, making her not only the first female to hold the position, but also the first person of color. Her work entails creating comprehensive programs to combat gang violence and recidivism through intelligence lead policing, community-oriented policing and assisting to develop Council of Thought and Action groups across the county.

Dr. Arthur Romano, an international peace-educator, consultant, certified nonviolence trainer and a professor of conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University.  Dr. Romano has implemented innovative educational programs in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe and the US. Those programs have supported thousands of students in learning practical strategies for building healthy communities, becoming global leaders and productively engaging with conflict.  Dr. Romano has spoken numerous times at the United Nations and has collaborated with the Department of Public Information to promote the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence and the International Day of Peace.

All Are Welcome!

Sponsored by Office of Campus Activities & Multicultural Affairs

National Dialogue on Race 2017

Location: Sagtikos, Van Nostrand Theatre
Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus
1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY (Map)
Fees: Free

Contact: Christy Banks,

Save the Date Monday, August 21, 2017 34th Annual Suffolk Community College Golf Classic

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34th Annual Suffolk Community College Golf Classic

Monday, August 21, 2017
The Hamlet Golf and Country Club
One Clubhouse Drive, Commack, NY 11725

Benefiting student scholarships and academic program support

For reservations and committee information please contact:

The Foundation Office: 631-451-4458 Or via e-mail at

Sponsorship and Registration Information

Selden, NY – 3rd Annual Professional Clothing Drive

The Career Services and Cooperative Education Office at the Ammerman Campus will be holding its 3rd annual professional clothing drive on:

Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM– 4:00 PM

Gently used men’s and women’s business clothing and accessories will be accepted on the above days in the lobby of the Babylon Student Center.

This year all clothing will once again be donated to the Career Couture Boutique at the Suffolk County Department of Labor.  Career Couture is located at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center and offers both men and women proper business attire for upcoming interviews and job fairs at no charge.  With the proper attire, most individuals will have a better opportunity of obtaining their next job.

Career Couture is in need of suits, blazers, blouses, pants, skirts and accessories such as shoes, purses, scarves, ties and jewelry.  Donations should be business appropriate, clean and current (no more than 3 years old).  All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Thanks to all of you, our previous drives were all a tremendous success.  I hope that we can be just as successful again this year.

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Win a Weekend with a Sleek Italian Sports Car at the 2017 Suffolk Gala


Want to spend a weekend with a sleek Italian sports car? Here’s your chance!

A weekend with a 2017 Maserati is being raffled at the Suffolk Community College Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence Gala, on Thursday, May 4.

The Maserati for a weekend is courtesy of Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island who has been a supporter of the Suffolk Community College Foundation’s fundraising efforts for the past four years.

“Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island is a generous and caring organization that provides financial support for the students of Suffolk County Community College,” said Sylvia A. Diaz, Ph.D., LMSW, executive director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation.  “The Maserati Weekend is perhaps the most unique raffle we’ve ever offered and our guests absolutely love the opportunity to win such a prize.  Just imagine the experience of driving around Long Island in a fine Italian sports car!  Where would you go?”

The Salute to Excellence Gala celebrating labor leader, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO and the college will be held on May 4 at the Hilton Long Island in Huntington.

“We will celebrate and recognize a great labor leader whose advocacy for education and the middle class has helped advanced the most important engine in creating the American Dream and a better life for each generation,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

“The mission of the Foundation is to reduce the economic barriers to higher education and foster student success.  The Salute to Excellence Gala is the College’s single largest event held annually to generate financial support, community awareness and most importantly make a difference in the lives of our students,” said Executive Director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation Dr. Sylvia A Diaz. The celebration will begin at 7 pm.

Gala sponsorship, tickets and journal advertisements are available now through the Suffolk Community College Foundation website:

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ABC NEWS POLITICAL DIRECTOR at SUFFOLK 9/28 – Talking Politics, Making Sense of 2016 Presidential Campaign


Just two days after the first 2016 Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Suffolk County Community College will host ABC News Political Director Rick Klein at its Ammerman Campus in Selden to “Talk Politics.”

The hour long program will feature questions from members of the audience, including students and general public. The program is free.

WHO:             Rick Klein, Political Director of ABC News
WHAT:            Talking Politics and the 2016 Presidential Election
WHEN:           11 a.m. – Wednesday September 28, 2016
WHERE:         Suffolk County Community College

Shea Theatre
Islip Arts Building
Ammerman Campus
533 College Rd., Selden, NY 11874

About Rick Klein

Media Contact:
Drew Biondo

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