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Your Success Starts at Suffolk

Welcome to Suffolk County Community College! Here you will find affordable, quality higher education delivered in small class settings, led by faculty with credentials from many of the country's most acclaimed colleges and universities. Read Dr. McKay's Full Welcome Message.


Initiatives, Progress and Leadership


32nd Annual Suffolk Community College Golf Classic

32nd Annual Suffolk Community College Golf Classic

On August 24, 2015, the Suffolk Community College Foundation held its 32nd Annual Golf Classic. Former Suffolk County Police Commissioner, Deputy County Executive and Community College Executive Dean John C. Gallagher was the honoree. Proceeds from the event support need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs for students.

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Stay On Long Island Initiative Keeps Talent on Long Island

Stay On Long Island Initiative Keeps Talent on Long Island

The SOLII scholarship program conceived by Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay in 2010 to staunch Long Island’s "brain drain" by keeping talented, motivated students on Long Island and attending Long Island Colleges and Universities awarded scholarships totaling approximately $640,000 to 27 Suffolk County Community College students. The program has awarded more than $3.7 million in scholarships to 116 Suffolk County Community College students since its inception.

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48th Annual Brentwood Puerto Rican Day Parade

49th Annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Celebration

Dr. McKay joined community leaders on June 7, 2015 to celebrate the annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood, N.Y. More than 3,000 people marched in the 49th annual Latin American cultural celebration and crowds were estimated to be in the tens of thousands.

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Commencement - May 17, 2015

Commencement - May 17, 2015

With more than 4,306 graduating students, Suffolk's 53rd commencement was its largest ever. It was held in the field house of the Health, Sports and Education Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood.

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Ground Broken on Grant Campus Learning Resource Center

Ground Broken on Grant Campus Learning Resource Center

On May 11, 2015, Ground was broken for a new 74,198 square foot Learning Resource Center (LRC) and library on Suffolk County Community College’s Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood. Joining Dr. McKay (left to right) Michael J. Grant Campus Executive Dean James Keane, College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, Dick O’Kane, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk, Suffolk County Legislators: Monica Martinez, Sara Anker, Thomas F. Barraga, Robert Trotta and Leslie Kennedy, at right Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr.

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2015 Salute to Excellence Gala

2015 Salute to Excellence Gala

Suffolk President Dr. Shaun L. McKay joined to honor the following financial leaders making a difference: Bill Brown, Executive Vice President, US Head of Network, HSBC Bank USA, N.A.; Gregory S. Garritano, founder of G.S. Garritano & Associates and chief financial officer of The Lauro Group; The Honorable John C. Cochrane, Sr., vice president, First National Bank of Long Island and Captain, United States Navy, Retired and David L. Calone, Founder, Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, LP.

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Dr. McKay Recognized for Stay on Long Island Initiative With John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award

Dr. McKay Recognized for Stay on Long Island Initiative With John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award

Dr. McKay discusses why he initiated the Stay on Long Island Scholarship Program and how it has already generated more than $3.1 million in scholarships.

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the William J. Lindsay Life Sciences Building

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the William J. Lindsay Life Sciences Building

Dr. McKay shares his thoughts about the late Presiding Officer, the new building and the special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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2014 Suffolk County Community College Commencement

2014 Commencement - A Record 4,189 Graduates!

Watch our 2014 commencement ceremony, our College's largest ever graduating class!

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2014 Salute to Excellence Gala

2014 Salute to Excellence Gala

Suffolk President Dr. Shaun L. McKay joined Long Island labor leaders to celebrate the College, the labor movement and posthumously honor Suffolk County Legislator and Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay.

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Dr. Mackay & Senator Lee Zeldin - Black History Month Awards Ceremony 2/21/14

Black History Month Awards Ceremony

Dr. McKay was honored by New York State Senator Lee Zeldin as keynote speaker at the Senator’s annual Black History Month Awards Ceremony on Feb. 21 at the Brentwood Public Library.

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Community Leaders Breakfast Meeting

Community Leaders Breakfast Meeting

Dr. McKay used this opportunity to present an update on College activities and to share his vision for the institution with the 40 community leaders in attendance. Additional sessions will be held at other campuses.

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Kick-Off Reception for 2014 Gala

Kick-Off Reception for 2014 Gala

Dr. McKay hosted a reception for the Foundation’s upcoming Salute to Excellence Gala. Forty friends of the College attended the invitation-only event at Insignia Steakhouse in Smithtown. The Gala will take place Thursday, April 24th at the Hilton Long Island/ Huntington at 7 p.m.

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New TV Commercials

New TV Commercials

See how Suffolk is preparing students for future academic success

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Dr. McKay Supports ALAS Competition

Dr. McKay Supports ALAS Competition

Dr. McKay showed his support for the Association of Latin American Students dance competition on Dec. 13, 2014

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Dr. McKay Thanks Legislators

Dr. McKay Thanks Legislators

On Dec. 17, 2014, Dr. McKay recognized Lynn C. Nowick and Wayne R. Horsley, two departing Suffolk County Legislators who were champions of the College.

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Dr. McKay Recognized by HIA

Dr. McKay Recognized by HIA

Dr. Shaun L. McKay was honored by the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA) during its 35th Anniversary Gala for critical contributions to workforce development.

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Embracing our Difference in Patchogue

Embracing our Difference in Patchogue

As part of the traveling Embracing our Differences display, Dr. McKay spoke about tolerance and human understanding to students at the South Ocean Middle School.

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Ben Vereen visits Dr. McKay and Suffolk theatre students

Ben Vereen visits Dr. McKay and Suffolk theatre students

Tony-award winning actor Ben Vereen met with Dr. McKay and offered a master class to Suffolk's theatre students

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Embracing our Differences

Embracing our Differences

Suffolk and the Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding recognize artists in L.I.’s largest outdoor art exhibition

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Suffolk Celebrates Unity Day

Suffolk Celebrates Unity Day

The college marked Suffolk County Unity Day on Oct. 24th with a host of events designed to encourage acceptance and mutual understanding

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SUNY Completion Day

SUNY Completion Day

Suffolk participates in SUNY-wide "completion" event to let students know the benefits of completing an associate degree

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SCC Foundation Fashion Show

SCC Foundation Fashion Show

The 11th annual event showcases employees, friends and alumni for scholarship development

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Honoring Ellen Schuler Mauk

Honoring Ellen Schuler Mauk

Following 43 years of service – 34 years as President of the Faculty Association – Prof. Schuler Mauk was recognized by the entire college community

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Suffolk’s Academic Convocation

Suffolk’s Academic Convocation

View photos and read Dr. McKay’s speech from Suffolk’s Academic Convocation on September 3, 2013

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SCC Foundation Golf Outing

SCC Foundation Golf Outing

More than $76,000 was raised during the 30th annual golf fundraiser

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Suffolk/LIU Expand Partnership

Suffolk/LIU Expand Partnership

Ceremony announces LIU Brentwood’s relocation to the Suffolk’s Michael J. Grant Campus

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Workforce Development

Workforce Development

SCCC hosts the Metal Industries Company (MIC) from Trinidad and Tobago

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Emerging Leadership Award

Emerging Leadership Award

Learn how Dr. McKay is being recognized for building a pipeline of effective leaders at Suffolk.

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Stay on L.I

Stay on Long Island Initiative (SoLII)

The Stay on Long Island Initiative (SoLII) is a program created by Dr. Shaun L. McKay. It seeks to ensure that Long Island’s brightest and most talented students consider the merits of continuing their education at a Long Island-based college or university.

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SCCC Presidents YouTube Channel

SCCC YouTube Channel

Click here to visit the SCCC YouTube Channel for videos of recent events.





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