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Initiatives, Progress and Leadership

College Launches Internet Radio Station

College Launches Internet Radio Station

On November 15 at 11:15 a.m., Suffolk began streaming the "hits from yesterday and today" on the College's first-ever radio station. Programming will be pre recorded by students and streamed 24/7 at scccir.com.

"This is a unique opportunity that provides our radio and television production students the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology that is incorporated into our curriculum," McKay said. "This dream has finally become a reality."


Eastern Campus Veterans Plaza Dedication

Eastern Campus Veterans Plaza Dedication

On November 8, 2017, Suffolk President Dr. Shaun McKay, along with College Director of Veterans Affairs Shannon O'Neill, student veterans, veterans, students, faculty and staff dedicated a portion of the college's Eastern Campus as a Veterans Plaza in memory of all who served and as a tribute to veterans past and present. Dr. McKay said that an additional Veterans Plaza will be dedicated on the Michael J. Grant Campus in 2018, completing veteran tributes on all three of the college's campuses. Suffolk County is home to the most veterans in New York State, more than 75,000. Suffolk County Community College has approximately 700 military-connected veterans enrolled.


New Learning Resource Center Opens on Michael J. Grant Campus

New Learning Resource Center Opens on Michael J. Grant Campus

Suffolk President Dr. Shaun L. McKay was joined by SUNY Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, elected officials, college faculty staff, and administration and community members at a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the official opening of the new $30 million, nearly 75,000 square foot Learning Resource Center (LRC) and library on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood. “The new Learning Resource Center will serve as a powerful symbol of the value that the College and its students bring to the vitality of our shared community,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.


Suffolk Promotes Women with Manufacturing/STEM Summit

Suffolk Promotes Women with Manufacturing / STEM Summit

Presented by Suffolk County Community College on October 6, 2017, this exciting event explored the importance and impact that women have in a wide range of manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries and how STEM education can support further growth in these industries. The event included industry leaders, role models, exhibits and demonstrations.


Dr. McKay Supports Opening of St. John's L.I. Graduate Center

Dr. McKay Supports Opening of St. John's L.I. Graduate Center

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, St. John's University dedicated its new Long Island Graduate Center in Hauppauge, N.Y. Dr. McKay was on hand to support the event along with more than 50 members of the St. John's University community and administrators and educators from the region. The 11,000 square-foot facility will offer selected graduate programs from the School of Education and St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Frey Family Scholars Reunion

Frey Family Scholars Reunion

On June 25th, we had a highly successful reunion with 18 of the College's 42 Frey Family scholars at the home of alumni Dr. Robert Frey ('78), Secretary of the Suffolk Community College Foundation Board of Directors, and his wife, Kathryn ('73). Throughout the 20-year history of this scholarship, the Frey family has provided support for students studying Mathematics at Suffolk and beyond.


Astronaut Robert Hoot Gibson Addresses Select Students

Astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson ('66) Addresses Select Students

Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay was joined by Commander Robert "Hoot" Gibson at a dinner with faculty, staff and students a day after Gibson's inspirational commencement speech at Suffolk County Community College's 55th commencement on May 21. Mr. Gibson addressed NSF S-STEM scholars, STEP, C-STEP and Liberty Partnership students and spoke passionately about his start as an engineering science student at Suffolk.


Retired NASA Astronaut Robert Hoot Gibson (66) Delivers Commencement Address at Graduation

Retired NASA Astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson ('66) Delivers Commencement Address at Graduation

Retired NASA Astronaut, Space Shuttle Commander and 1966 graduate, Robert "Hoot" Gibson" (Captain, USN Ret.) will deliver the Suffolk County Community College 2017 keynote commencement speech at the college’s May 21, 2017 graduation ceremony. Gibson presented the college with a Suffolk County Community College pennant he took into space.


Suffolk Gala Honors Randi Weingarten, AFT President

Suffolk Gala Honors Randi Weingarten, AFT President

On April 4, 2017, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO was honored by the Suffolk Community College Foundation at its annual Salute to Excellence Gala. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs. The Foundation distributed more than $650,000 in scholarships and aid last year.


Suffolk Creates Seamless Pathway with St. John's University

Suffolk Creates Seamless Pathway with St. John's University

On March, 30, 2017, Suffolk and St. John's University entered into a new partnership to ensure that students will be able to transfer seamlessly from Suffolk to St. John's. The agreement provides 33 associates-to-bachelor degree programs for students who will be provided an academic pathway to transfer to St. John’s University. St. John's University will also generously award an annual $17,000 scholarship to Suffolk students who attain a set academic goal.


Foundation Tips-Off Foley Scholarship Event

Foundation Tips-Off Foley Scholarship Event

On February 28, 2017, the Suffolk Community College Foundation hosted a "tip-off" reception for the John J. and Kevin Foley Scholarship Fund. The event was well attended, with 50 people on hand to celebrate Kevin and his father and to learn more about plans to name the Brookhaven Gymnasium basketball court for Kevin and raise funds for this new scholarship.


Advocacy Day - March 2, 2017

Advocacy Day - March 2, 2017

Suffolk students joined members of Suffolk County Community College's Board of Trustees and college officials to meet state representatives and senators in Albany to discuss higher education issues and advocate for increased funding for community colleges.


Suffolk Hosts Thousands for Breast Cancer Walk at Eastern Campus

Suffolk Hosts Thousands for Breast Cancer Walk at Eastern Campus

Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus hosted the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Riverhead on Sunday October 23. The event attracted 3,500 participants and raised thousands for cancer research. “We're coming together to support women battling breast cancer, to remember those who've lost the battle, and to push for continued advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment,” Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay said.


Annual NYSUT/SUNY Community College Presidents Conference

Annual NYSUT/SUNY Community College Presidents Conference

Dr. McKay participated in the annual NYSUT/SUNY Community College Presidents Meeting on October 14, 2016. The gathering enables community college presidents, community college union presidents, SUNY leadership and NYSUT leadership to share ideas and discuss issues related to higher education. Dr. McKay was also joined by Kevin Peterman, president of the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College.


Professional Development Day

Professional Development Day - October 11, 2016

Dr. McKay and the entire college community met to discuss the Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative and to explore "Diverse Strategies for Diverse Students: Ensuring Equity, Success and Inclusion."


Academic Convocation

Academic Convocation - August 29, 2016

Students, faculty and administrators convened in the Brookhaven Gymnasium on the Ammerman Campus on Monday, August 29, 2016 for the College’s academic convocation. The ceremony provided an opportunity to welcome incoming students and bestow honors upon select members of our college community.


33rd Annual Suffolk Community College Golf Classic

33rd Annual Suffolk Community College Golf Classic

On August 22, 2016, the Suffolk Community College Foundation held its 33rd Annual Golf Classic. Kevin M. O'Connor, president and chief executive officer of The Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB) and a Suffolk County Community College graduate was the honoree. "Kevin O'Connor is committed to making a difference in our students' lives," said Suffolk President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. "As a Suffolk graduate, Kevin has gone from the classroom to the boardroom and nurtured a culture of purpose and commitment to the community at large. We thank Kevin for helping the college's foundation and our students." Proceeds from the event support need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs for students.


Suffolk Graduates Largest Class in History

Suffolk Graduates Largest Class in History

With more than 4,398 graduating students, Suffolk's 54th commencement was its largest ever. It was held on May 15, 2016, in the Field House of the Health, Sports and Education Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood.


Suffolk Receives $1 Million Gift at Spring 2016 Gala

Suffolk Receives $1 Million Gift at Spring 2016 Gala

At the Suffolk Community College Foundation's Annual Gala on May 5, 2016, the College received a $1 million gift from Suffolk Alumnus and Gala Honoree Dr. Robert Frey. It is the largest gift ever received from a Suffolk graduate. Dr. Frey, holds a joint appointment in Stony Brook University's Business School and is the President of the University's Research Center for High Frequency Finance.


Community Leaders Meeting

Community Leaders Meeting

On March 9, 2016, Dr. McKay hosted the second Community Leaders meeting, where he updated over 50 community leaders regarding new and ongoing initiatives at the College. Dr. McKay conveys his appreciation to these individuals for taking time from their very busy schedules to learn more about what’s currently happening at the College, and speaking about the value that Suffolk brings to students and the towns where they live.


L.I. Federation of Labor Awards

L.I. Federation of Labor Awards

On Thursday, March 3, the Long Island Federation of Labor honored Dr. Shaun L. McKay, with their Leadership Award at their annual celebration of leaders.


Honoring Veterans with the Student Veteran Association

Honoring Veterans with the Student Veteran Association (SVA)

On Monday, November 9th, I was honored to host the Student Veteran Association’s (SVA) program for Veterans Day on the Ammerman Campus. The ceremony drew veteran representatives from across Suffolk County and included a color guard and honor guard provided by the 106th Air Rescue Wing from Westhampton Beach.


Suffolk Welcomes Top SUNY Administrators

Suffolk Welcomes Top SUNY Administrators

Suffolk County Community College was visited by top SUNY administrators on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Led by SUNY Provost Dr. Alexander Cartwright the contingent included Eileen McLoughlin, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer; Joseph Porter, General Counsel; and Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and Education Pipeline. The visit included a number of private meeting sessions, lunch at the College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center, which was prepared and served by students enrolled in the program, and a student panel with current and alumni scholarship recipients.


Breaking Ground for Renewable Energy and STEM Center

Suffolk Breaks Ground for Eastern Campus Health & Wellness Center

On September 28, 2015, ground was broken on a nearly 49,000 square foot, $18 million Health & Wellness Center on Suffolk’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead. The new LEED certified building will provide students, faculty, staff and residents of eastern long Island with a facility that features a rock climbing wall, swimming pool, basketball court, locker room and shower facilities, classrooms and faculty space as well as nursing facilities, and an aerobic and weight training room.


Breaking Ground for Renewable Energy and STEM Center

Suffolk Breaks Ground for Renewable Energy and STEM Building

On Thursday, September 17, Dr. McKay joined elected officials, students, faculty and administration to celebrate the ground breaking of a two-story, 33,792- square-foot Renewable Energy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood. It will be the first of its kind in the state community college system.


Eastern Campus Health and Wellness Center - Breaking Ground

Suffolk Celebrates Tobacco-Free Campuses

On Wednesday, September 2, the College held a celebratory news conference to showcase the new college-wide tobacco-free policy that began on August 27, 2015.


Academic Convocation 2015

Convocation 2015: The Legacy Continues

The College's Academic Convocation took place on August 27, 2015, as Dr. McKay addressed more than 300 students, faculty, professors emeriti and distinguished retirees. In addition to marking the new academic year, it was also an occasion to unveil the College's new shark mascot.


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32nd Annual Suffolk County 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.