Pathways to success by wuyunyi


 the official Newsletter of
 NaSSau CommuNity College
                                                                                                                   CoNNeCtioN                                         Where Success Starts...and Continues                                                   Spring 2009

Pathways to success
the transfer office is the conduit Between
ncc and four-year colleges nationwide

                assau   CommuNity College

                has meaNt a lot of thiNgs

                to a lot of people iN its

fifty years of existeNCe.     to   some it has

meaNt beiNg the first iN their family to go

                                                                                                                                                            Photography by William Baker
to College.    to   maNy others, it’s beeN aN

exCelleNt, affordable supplemeNt to their

four-year sChool.     for a large Number of

studeNts—thaNks to the        NCC traNsfer

offiCe—it     has beeN the steppiNgstoNe to
                                                 transfer coordinator Prof. evor ingram and transfer counselor Prof. James hoyt talk with students in the
a four-year College.                             ncc transfer club. from left to right: chad Jacobs, Jaclyn Perkins, Jennifer Brand, Prof. evor ingram,
                                                 Prof. James hoyt and anthony Migliore, Jr.
     Transfer Coordinator Prof. Evor             3,000 students and representatives from               high-achieving Nassau students selected to
Ingram and Transfer Counselor Prof. James        over 100 colleges and universities come               be in the program. The program is funded
Hoyt have facilitated thousands of students’     to Transfer Day, which is held each fall on           by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
journeys from Nassau Community College           campus. An evening transfer program is                     With its excellent academic reputation
to colleges and universities near and wide,      held each year as well. The transfer office           and extensive network of advisement and
including: the Ivy League schools; the           also arranges for NCC students to visit the           support, Nassau is considered a good “feeder
SUNY and CUNY schools; colleges in               campuses of other colleges in which they              school” for other colleges, according to
North Carolina, California and Florida;          may be interested. It works in tandem with            Prof. Ingram. Transfer coordinators from
Hofstra; Adelphi; C.W. Post; Dowling; the        other departments to provide students with            four-year colleges and universities agree.
University of Maryland; Johnson & Wales          appropriate information and connections               “Hundreds of successful Nassau students
University; Fordham; NYU; and St. John’s         within specific programs, such as nursing             have graduated from the NYU Steinhardt
University. “We serve as a liaison between       or teacher education.                                                               continued on page 3
Nassau and the four-year schools,” said               Over the years, thousands of students
Prof. Ingram. “We want to make students          have taken advantage of the services of the
aware of the opportunities that are out there;   NCC Transfer Office. One recent program
to help them crystallize their goals.”           they’ve been working on is the Pathways
     Towards that end, she and Prof. Hoyt        to Success Community College Partnership
see hundreds of students each year on a          program, in which Cornell University
personal basis. In addition, approximately       commits financial aid and other resources to
A Message From the President
nassau coMMunity college is a MaJor contriButor
to the nassau county econoMy              by Dr. Sean A. Fanelli                                                                                                                                     LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS A
                                                           What is less known about Nassau is the major part the college plays in                                                                    MONSTER SUCCESS AT NCC
                                                     the county’s overall economy. In the 2006-2007 fiscal year (the latest figures
                                                     available), the following economic contributions were made by NCC:
                                                     •	 As a major employer, a major purchaser of goods and services and a leading                                                                                                 this year’s spring musical, Little Shop of
                                                        educational institution in the Long Island region, NCC contributes over $651                                                                                               Horrors, was a monster success (pardon
                                                        million per year to the local economy.                                                                                                                                     the pun). audiences loved the popular
                                                     •	 NCC continues to repay taxpayers year after year, because Nassau graduates                                                                                                 story of nebbishy Seymour Krelbourn,
                                                        continue to live, work and pay taxes in New York State.                                                                                                                    who discovers a new breed of plant
                                                     •	 The college provides New York and Nassau county taxpayers with a return of                                                                                                 with a taste for human blood. audrey ii,
                                                        $13.46 for each $1 of their investment of state and local support.                                                                                                         the man-eating plant from outer space,
                                                     •	 NCC is Long Island’s 26th largest employer, with approximately 3,240 full-                                                                                                 forever changes the fortunes of Seymour
                                                        and part-time faculty and staff (Newsday, May 14, 2007)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and his little flower shop on New york’s
                                                     •	 During the fall 2007 semester, 21,483 full- and part-time students registered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lower east Side. as you can see from
                                                        for courses at the college. They contributed over $260 million in direct
                                                        spending in the Nassau county region.                                                                                                                                      the photos, colorful costumes, cool props
                                                     •	 Yearly tuition at the college remains one of the lowest in the region. That,                                                             Photographs by richard ginsburg   and terrific performances by the cast
                                                        coupled with the fact that we provide the highest quality of instruction,                                                                                                  added to the general merriment.
                                                        contributes to high levels of employment and earning for NCC graduates.
                                                           Without question, Nassau Community College is a major component of the
                                                     Nassau county economy, providing essential resources in the county’s social and
                                                                                                                                             from nassau community college
N     assau Community College is known for
      its high quality education, small class
sizes, excellent faculty and very affordable tu-
                                                     employment infrastructure. The economy of the county depends on the sum of
                                                     all its parts. NCC is a significant component of that economy. While providing
                                                     an excellent education is certainly the primary mission of the college (a task
                                                                                                                                             to a four-year university
                                                                                                                                             (continued from page 1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prof. Ingram is also faculty advisor to
                                                                                                                                                                                            the transfer club. Students in the club visit
                                                                                                                                                                                            other colleges, invite representatives from
ition. In fact, NCC has been cited as one of         we take very seriously), we also recognize that by our very presence we form a                                                         other colleges to come speak to them and
the best institutions of higher learning in the      considerable partnership with all of the students, citizens, taxpayers and vendors      School,” said Bart Grachan, Director           perform civic activities.
nation in terms of the number of degrees of-         in the county of Nassau.                                                                of the Community College Transfer                   NCC Student Jennifer Brand, 29, is a
fered, the number of graduates who success-                Our school motto, “Where success starts…and continues,” speaks both to            Opportunity Program (CCTOP) at New             member of the transfer club and president
fully transfer to four-year institutions and the     the nature of our academic enterprise and to the ongoing contribution Nassau            York University. Sunil Samuel, Director        of the honors club. “I left high school at 15
exceptional quality and depth of our faculty.        Community College makes to the economic stability of the county.                        of Admissions at Hofstra University,           and worked for many years. Eventually I
These attributes make us proud.                                                                                                              agrees. “Hofstra University welcomes           realized the only way to better myself was
                                                                                                                                             Nassau Community College students with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            nassau student Jennifer Brand speaks with Prof.
                                                                                                                                             open arms,” he said. “They come with
                             richard M. gutierrez aPPointed to the Board                                                                     great collegiate preparation to continue         “hundreds of successful                       evor ingram, ncc transfer coordinator.

                             of trustees at nassau coMMunity college                                                                         their studies here at Hofstra and move on        nassau students                               successful student is Ginelle John, who
                                                                                                                                             to achieve their dreams in career paths that                                                   grew up in Hempstead. Ginelle graduated
                                                                                                                                             are both rewarding and fulfilling.”              have graduated from                           from Nassau in 1994 and worked with the
                                                                                                                                                                                              the nyu steinhardt
                             N   assau Community College is
                                 pleased to announce that Richard
                            M. Gutierrez has been appointed to its
                                                                        to provide quality and affordable education to our students will
                                                                        enable us to serve all of the citizens of Nassau County,” he said.
                                                                             Richard Gutierrez is an attorney with a private practice in
                                                                                                                                                  The Transfer Office encourages
                                                                                                                                             students to come see a counselor as soon
                                                                                                                                             as possible in their NCC career. This way,       school.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Transfer Office to be admitted to Cornell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University. She obtained her bachelor’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            degree from Cornell and then moved on
                            Board of Trustees by Nassau County.         Forest Hills, New York. He also appears regularly as a legal         they can be advised as to which colleges         —Bart Grachan, Director of the                to Columbia University Teachers College,
                            Gutierrez was appointed for a three-        commentator on Court TV. Prior to his current position, he           might be best for their professional             Community College Transfer                    where she got her master’s. “The support
                            year term which began on December           served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Defense Division of the   aspirations and the types of courses they        Opportunity Program at New                    and encouragement I received from NCC’s
                            15, 2008.                                   Legal Aid Society and an associate attorney in the law offices of    need to take at Nassau to get there. “I          York University.                              staff and faculty prepared me for success,”
    “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board         Jose M. Betancourt. Gutierrez received his bachelor’s degree         always ask them, ‘What do you want to do                                                       said Ginelle. “There are excellent resources
of Trustees of Nassau Community College. I will do my best              from Brooklyn College and his juris doctorate from Seton Hall        with your life?’ and then I encourage them     to get an education. I attribute my success     there and opportunities for students to
to uphold the excellent reputation the college has achieved             University.                                                          to think beyond their sometimes self-          in higher education so far to the support I     explore and develop their potential.”
in providing affordable and quality higher education for its                 Gutierrez is past president of the Latino Lawyers Association   imposed limits,” said Prof. Hoyt. He and       found at Nassau and the bond I made with        Ginelle is currently pursuing her doctoral
students,” said Gutierrez. NCC President Dr. Sean Fanelli is            of Queens County. He is a member of the New York State Bar           Prof. Ingram also let students know which      my professors,” she stated. Brand hopes         studies at New York University.
excited that Gutierrez has joined the Board. “The role of the           Association and the New York Trial Lawyers Association.              colleges have articulation agreements with     to attend Cornell.                                   “We see ourselves as advocates for
Trustee has become increasingly more central to the overall             In addition, Gutierrez is a member of the Puerto Rican Bar           Nassau—that is, which ones will accept              Prof. Ingram and Prof. Hoyt keep in        the college community. If the students
performance of the college. We count ourselves fortunate to             Association, the Board of Managers of the Correctional               all NCC credits for particular programs of     contact with several of the students with       we work with continue on to the college
have Mr. Gutierrez join us at this critical juncture of the nation’s    Association of New York and the grievance committee for the          study. In addition, many schools provide       whom they have worked and are especially        or university of their choice and then
challenges and in the 50th year of our college’s existence. His         second and eleventh judicial districts. Gutierrez, his wife Yvette   scholarships to students who meet their        heartened to see their success. One such        have a successful career, we’re satisfied,”
legal background and his commitment to the college’s mission            and their two sons live in Bellmore.                                 requirements.                                                                                  concluded Prof. Ingram.
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                                                           nassau coMMunity college
                                                                                                                                                                                                      became president of the college in 1982.         way. Construction is scheduled to begin
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Plans were drawn up for a modern social          this year on a $40 million Life Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                      science and visual arts building and a           Building, which will house the Nursing

                                                           celeBrating fifty years of success
                                                                                                                                                                                                      student center building. Building G, which       and Chemistry departments. An open-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      was completed in 1997, has 37 classrooms,        air courtyard will be enclosed within the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      two black and white darkrooms, a color           U-shaped building. Dr. Fanelli has also
                                                                                                                                                                 stood at more than 16,500.           darkroom and a modern kiln. The College          reported that the college is developing a
                                                                                                                                                                 To accommodate such rapid            Center Building (CCB) consists of 85,000         collaborative five- to ten-year strategic
                                                                                                                                                                 growth, the clusters—or what         square-feet of space that is used for cultural   plan that will match budgetary priorities
                                                                                                                                                                 some who have been at Nassau         programs, conferences, student clubs and         with operational plans.
                                                                                                                                                                 for decades still call the “new”     other campus activities. A new food court             For a half-century, Nassau has had a
                                                                                                                                                                 campus—was              completed,   opened in the CCB in 2001.                       tremendous impact on the lives of those
                                                                                                                                                                 creating a significant amount                                                         who have attended the college. As it
                                                                                                                                                                 of new classroom, lab and            uPholding acadeMic                               has grown, NCC has also been an ever-
                                                                                                                                                                 office space. Little by little,                                                       increasing economic stimulus for Nassau
                                                                                                                                                                 pieces of Mitchel Field began        excellence for today                             County as well, as can be told from Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                 disappearing.       Advances in      and toMorrow                                     Fanelli’s message (see pg. 2). Without
the “new campus,”
                                                                                                                                                                 technology and societal changes      Today, Nassau is the largest single-             question, NCC is a major component of
circa 1980.
                                                                                                                                                                 started to also change the way       campus community college in the state            the Nassau County economy.
                                                                                                                                                                 the college worked.                  of New York. More than 22,000 students                Even with all of this growth, however,

                                               former Mitchel field military barracks were used as temporary      campus construction, circa 1975.
    n many ways, the history of Nassau                                                                                                                    Student enrollment growth stabilized        are enrolled in 30 academic departments.         the college campus still contains many
                                               classrooms during the early days of ncc.
    Community College mirrors the                                                                                                                    during this decade. In the late ‘70s, the        Among them are individuals from nearly           reminders of its unique history. Whether
    history of Long Island. After World        College was created by SUNY in 1959.                 to Nassau County: The Fastest Growing            method of admission changed from the             60 countries who speak 35 different              it be the old hospital building that now
War II, prosperity and population growth       When the college first opened in February            Community in the United States,”                 lottery system that had been used since          languages. Another 14,000 people take            houses the Music and Communications
fueled a mass migration to the suburbs.        1960, it was housed in a wing of the old             enrollment at NCC increased dramatically         NCC’s inception to open admission.               non-credit continuing and professional           departments; Bradley Hall, the former
The post-war baby boom caused a swell of       county courthouse in Mineola. There were             after 1962. Classes and offices were moved       Students of different ethnicities began to       studies courses. Over 110 academic,              officers’ headquarters, which is the
school construction across the country. By     some 632 full-time students and 30 faculty.          to more spacious, if not more elegant,           attend the school, albeit in small numbers.                                                                 current headquarters of the
the 1950s, a generation of parents—many        The first commencement was at A. Holly               facilities at the former U.S. Air Force          Students also got representation in the                                                                     English Department; or the
of whom had gotten a college education         Patterson County Home in Uniondale on                base at Mitchel Field—a $130,000,000             academic senate for the first time.                                                                         officers’ dining hall, which
via the GI Bill—wanted their kids to go to     January 28, 1962; 42 students received               collection of wooden barracks buildings,              Campus life thrived as well. Prof. Phyllis                                                             houses the Hospitality Business
college as well. The drive was on to create    degrees as 500 guests looked on. The first           hangars, an administration and operations        Kurland of Student Personnel Services, who                                                                  Department, buildings from
an affordable college on Long Island.          September graduating class—students                  building, a mess hall, a hospital and            joined the college in 1969, remembers the most                                                              the Mitchel Field base are all
     Long Island actually had a community      who had attended the college for a full              runways. An old chapel served as the             well attended cultural program in NCC history.                                                              around. Even the generals’
college of sorts for a while during the        two years—graduated on June 12, 1962                 theatre.                                         In 1973, at the height of the Watergate scandal,                                                            houses are still standing. Many
depression. The Nassau Collegiate Center       in the auditorium of W. Tresper Clarke                                                                eminent newsman Edwin Newman moderated                                                                      of them are now used for various
was “a temporary public junior college” set
up by New York State and CCNY, the City
                                               High School in Westbury. Among them
                                               was NCC’s current Coordinator of the
                                                                                                    growing and                                      the program “Ethics and Politics” which
                                                                                                                                                     featured pollster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 administrative departments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The current faculty and
College of New York, and later run by the                                                           Maturing                                         George Gallup,                                                                                              staff of NCC are the stewards
Workers Progress Administration (WPA).         the CurreNt faCulty aNd                              By the summer of 1965, the student               Daniel Ellsberg                                                                                             of a great legacy. They stand
But the Nassau Collegiate Center closed                                                             population had risen to more than 7,000          of       “Pentagon                                                                                          on the shoulders of all those
in 1937, leaving the area with no local
                                               Staff of NCC are the                                 and the professional staff numbered 245.         Papers”       fame,                                                                                         who have gone before them–
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the cluster buildings
affordable institute of higher education.      SteWardS of a great                                  The first school newspaper, NASCO, ran           Congressman                                                                    were completed in the late   not just their own predecessors,
                                                                                                    an editorial requesting that the college         Charles Sandman                                                                ‘70’s.                       but the nearly 120,000 students
                                               legaCy. they StaNd oN                                be made into a four-year school. Growth          and Senator Ed                                                                                              who have graduated from the
creating a college                                                                                  continued throughout the booming 1960s.          Muskie.      Three                                                                                          college since its inception and
In the early fifties, the Citizens Committee   the ShoulderS of all                                 It was during this period that the college       thousand people                                                                                   the nearly three quarters of a million
for a Community College, in a grass-roots                                                           became the largest of 28 community               attended the event,                                                                               people who have taken advantage of NCC
effort to persuade the State University of
                                               thoSe Who have goNe                                  colleges in the SUNY system. Academic            which was held in                                                                                 resources as well. All of us are charged
New York system to open a college in           Before them.                                         offerings were expanded and NCC athletic         the gym.                                                                                          with maintaining the excellence of the
Nassau or Suffolk, collected signatures,                                                            teams thrived. Existing facilities were               The 1980s                                                                                    college for generations to come.
petitioned local and state government          Adult Resource Center, Prof. Bob Rubin,              refurbished and many of the old barracks         and            ‘90s the courtyard adjacent to the college center Building.
and publicized Long Island’s need for          who was also the first student government            torn down to make way for additional             brought         still
affordable higher education. They cited a      president. “I can remember the college               parking areas, but the campus overall            more expansion to Nassau Community                 athletic, cultural, religious, political and
study estimating that the 1960 enrollment      when it was just a building or two. We               still left a little to be desired. In the late   College. The student body became much              social clubs are available to students.
in high schools in Nassau and Suffolk          were honored to work and study at a place            sixties, there were some student protests        more diverse, once again mirroring the             Nearly 70 percent of NCC graduates go
counties would be double that of 1954 and      where so much history had taken place,”              as was the fashion at the time, but none         population of the Island. This led to the          on to a four-year school.
that demand for college space would grow       he recalled.                                         of the large protests that went on at other      development of several more ethnic and                   In 2009, Nassau Community
accordingly. The hard work of the Citizens          Taking its cue from a sign on the Long          colleges.                                        religious student clubs. Degree programs           College consists of 47 buildings on a
Committee paid off. Nassau Community           Island Expressway that read “Welcome                       As the 1970s dawned, enrollment            grew in number and size. Dr. Sean Fanelli          225-acre campus, with more on the

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                                                                                                                                                                    ncc naMes JosePh Muscarella
                               Nassau Community College
                          Join Us in Celebrating 50 Years of Success                                                                                                vice President for adMinistration and Planning

                                                                                          Nassau Community College
                                                                                      Celebrates 50 years of success with
                                                                                                                                                                    D      r. Sean Fanelli, President of
                                                                                                                                                                           Nassau Community College, is
                                                                                                                                                                      pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Vice Chancellor for Administration at the University of Illinois
                                                                                                                                                                                                               at Chicago. Dr. Muscarella has had vast experience in working
                                                                                                                                                                                                               with public agencies on all levels. He held the positions of
                                                                                       a gala 50th anniversary reception                                              Muscarella has recently been named       Director of Public Works at Fort Knox and Deputy Director of
                                                                                                                                                                      vice president for administration and    the New York District of the Corps of Engineers. In one way,
                                                                                                                                                                      planning. “Dr. Muscarella will bring     Dr. Muscarella is coming home. While in the deputy director
                                                                                              Thursday, May 28, 2009                                                  to the NCC campus community the          position, he lived on the Mitchel Field base.
                                                                                                                                                                      in-depth experience in public works           Dr. Muscarella is excited about his new position. “I’m
                                                                                           Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage               and facilities management that he has already demonstrated in          looking forward to getting back to New York and working as
                                                                                                                                        institutions as varied as the University of Illinois at Chicago and    part of the leadership team of Nassau Community College, a
                                                                                              State Park, Farmingdale                   Fort Knox (yes, the Fort Knox),” said Dr. Fanelli. “His extensive      nationally recognized institution of higher education. While the
                                                                                                                                        experience in working with public agencies on the national, state      current environment is challenging, there is always plenty of
                                                                                             For more information, call                 and local levels will also assist in continuing the cooperative re-    opportunity for innovation and progress,” he said.
                                                                                                                                        lationship between NCC and its governmental sponsors on behalf              After obtaining a B.S. in engineering from West Point,
                                                                                              516.572.8972 or e-mail                    of our students.”                                                      Dr. Muscarella earned a masters and a Ph.D. in Structural
                            Mineola Courthouse, original site of                                               Dr. Muscarella has had a distinguished career in the U.S.         Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
                            Nassau Community College, circa 1960.                                                                       Army and in higher education. His most recent position was

record aMount                                                                                                                                                               faculty/staff highlights
in grants                                                                                      Kudos to the
                                                                                                                                         Dr. Joseph Coppolino, Communications,         Prof. Jack Mandel, Marketing/Retailing
received By ncc                                                                                ncc speech and                            conducted a workshop for the Nassau           /Fashion, was interviewed on a News 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to former president George W. Bush on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bioethical issues.
over $9 Million for                                                                                                                      County Library Association (NCLA),            Long Island segment on the demise of
                                                                                               debate team:                              Clerical Division, on the topic of “Power,    Fortunoff’s. He was also an in studio guest   Profs. Denise Witt and Kristine Coles,
                                                                                                                                                                                       at the station on the influx of pre-“Black    Allied Health Sciences, Surgical
                                                                                               number one five
                                                                                                                                         Influence, Conflict and Teamwork in
                                                                                                                                         Interpersonal Communication.” He also         Fridays” on Long Island retailers. Prof.      Technology Program, were asked to

T                                                                                              years in a row!
     he Office of Sponsored Programs and                                                                                                 did a presentation for the NCLA Continuing    Mandel spoke at Harborfields Library, Half    present a review course for nurses who
                                                                                                                                         Education Committee on “The Ten Worst         Hollow Hills Library and Rockville Centre     are planning on becoming certified pre-
     Research is pleased to report that a
                                                                                                                                         Listening Habits of Most Americans.”          Library. His topic was “Everything You        operative nurses. This two-day course was
record $9,297,642 in external funding was                                                      in January, nassau community                                                            Need to Know About Dating, the Second         given at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
received by Nassau Community College                                                           college’s speech and debate               Dr. Sally Ann Drucker, English, led           Time Around,” which he also spoke about       Center, St. Francis Hospital, Maimonides
during the 2007–2008 academic year.                                                                                                      three five-part book discussions on Jewish    at the 3rd annual Long Island Singles         Medical Center and North Shore University
This amount represents more than double
                                                                                               team traveled to towson
                                                                                                                                         literature in public libraries. Her topics    Lifestyle Expo. Whole Foods hired him         Hospital. It’s approved by the Association
the $4,409,914 in grants received by the      Science Foundation for two projects              university in Maryland for the            were “Fathers and Daughters” in Merrick       to produce its Valentine’s Evening Singles    of Peri-Operative Nurses and has received
college the previous year. Such a result      from the Chemistry, Physical Sciences            northeast speech and debate               and Durham, North Carolina and “Between       Soiree. As a keynote speaker for the Glen     that organization’s national first place
is especially remarkable considering the      and Math Departments, and the National           championships. Prof. trent                Two Worlds” in Port Washington. Each          Cove Business Improvement District,           continuing education award.
increased competition for many of these       Writing Project for NCC’s Long Island                                                      five part series was funded by Nextbook/      Prof. Mandel spoke about “How Magnetic
                                                                                               webb, coordinator of the team,
awards in difficult economic times.           Writing Project.                                                                           American Library Association “Let’s Talk      Marketing Can Keep Your Business              Dr. Elizabeth Anne Wood, Sociology,
                                                                                               reports that ncc was named                About It” grants.                             Profitable in This Recession.” Finally,       Anthropology and Social Work, published
     Individual awards were made to                On the state level, New York awarded
                                                                                               the top community college for                                                           he writes a monthly column in LI Pulse        “Consciousness-Raising 2.0: Sex Blogging
many different college departments to         grants to the college to support workforce
                                                                                               the fifth year in a row. this             Prof. Dianne Guarino, Assistant Director      Magazine on singles issues.                   and the Creation of a Feminist Sex
fund a variety of programs. Among these       training and development activities,
                                                                                                                                         of Admissions, was the recipient of the                                                     Commons” in Feminism & Psychology.
are several large multi-year federal grants   including partnership projects with two          achievement comes on the                  Counselor of the Year Award from the          Prof. Stephen Sparaco, English, has           The edition was a special issue addressing
to Student Support Services, the nursing      local Workforce Investment Boards. The           heels of the speech and debate            Nassau Counselors’ Association for her        written a novel entitled Strawberries         developments in the New View campaign
program,      college-wide      emergency     Children’s Greenhouse received funds to          team’s first place overall finish         contributions to the organization.            and Diamonds, An Ellis Island Mystery,        against the medicalization of sexuality.
management activities and a partnership       support its childcare activities and nine        at the new york university                                                              which was recently published by Trafford
program between NCC and the Uniondale         college departments were awarded funds                                                     Dr. Dorotea Litvak, English, was named        Publishing in British Columbia, Canada.       Note: All members of the college are invited
school district to prepare secondary          to improve and upgrade equipment and
                                                                                               tournament in november, where             top educator in the Global Directory of                                                     to send articles pertaining to professional
school students for postsecondary             instruction.    Additionally, 15 faculty         the college bested the likes of           Who’s Who and an honored member in            Dr.     Joseph     Varacalli,    Sociology,   and community activities for inclusion. To
education.                                    projects from various departments were           cornell university, the university        the Premiere International Who’s Who          Anthropology and Social Work, Director        do so, call Marketing & Communications
                                                                                                                                         Registry of Outstanding Professionals in      of the Center for Catholic Studies, was       at 516.572.9634 or e-mail marketing-
     Other national awards garnered           successfully funded.                             of houston and seton hall
                                                                                                                                         the 2009–2010 editions.                       quoted in The Long Island Catholic in an
by Nassau were from the National                   Congratulations to all recipients. We       university. well done, team!                                                            article about the passing of Father Richard
Institutes of Health for the Bridges to the   look forward to another successful year in                                                                                               John Neuhaus, who served as an adviser
Baccalaureate Program, The National           2009.
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  Summer Session 2009                                                      nassau community college’s 49th
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           registration is going on now                                    wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.
          for suMMer session 2009 at ncc                                   at nassau veterans Memorial
               summer session i:                      May 26 – June 25     coliseum.
               summer session i late:                 June 1 – July 2
               summer session ii:                     July 6 – august 6
               summer session ii late:                July 13 – august 7
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