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For Immediate Release
April 28, 2014

Suffolk's Annual Gala Most Successful Ever, Will Fund Scholarships.

2014 GalaSuffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay at left, joins the four distinguished Long Island labor leaders who were honored at the College’s annual fund raising gala, second from left, John R. Durso, President of Local 338, RWDSU/UFCW;  Richard C. Iannuzzi, past president of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT); Ellen Schuler Mauk, past president of the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College (NYSUT/AFT/NEA) who served for 30 years and represented the 500 full-time faculty members and more than 1500 adjunct members; Richard “Dick” O’Kane, president of the Nassau-Suffolk Building and Construction Trades Council.

Honored posthumously was Suffolk County Legislator and Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay.
The Suffolk Community College Foundation organizes and hosts the annual gala. This year’s Salute to Excellence Gala “The Year of Labor” was the foundation’s most successful ever. Proceeds will be used to fund need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs.  The Foundation distributed $500,000 in scholarships last year.

2014 GalaSuffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay unveils a rendering of the college's newest Ammerman Campus building, the William J. Lindsay Life Sciences Building named in honor of deceased Suffolk County Legislator and Presiding Officer  William J. Lindsay. Looking on is Lindsay's widow, Patricia Lindsay, Legislator Bill Lindsay (William Lindsay's son), Denise Sullivan (Lindsay's daughter) and Suffolk Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory. The new science building is expected to be completed this fall and open for student use in January 2015.

2014 GalaPatricia Lindsay reviews the rendering of the new Life Sciences Building to be named in her husband's honor.