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October 11, 2011

SUNY Regional Showcase Features Empire State College

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SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher (center) and Empire State Collge President Alan R. Davis (right) at SUNY Showcase

SUNY Empire State College joined Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, Farmingdale State College, Nassau Community College, Suffolk Community College and SUNY Old Westbury on the Stony Brook University campus for the first in a series of showcases that SUNY has scheduled for the third year of its strategic plan, “The Power of SUNY.”

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, seen here with Stony Brook University President Samuel Stanley at the podium, Farmingdale State President Hubert Keen, Suffolk County Community College President Shaun McKay, Nassau Community College President Don Astrab, SUNY Old Westbury President Calvin Butts and Long Island Center Dean Michael Spitzer, asked each of the 64 SUNY campuses to present a half-day of public programming that highlights their greatest ability to contribute innovative, best-in-class solutions that will help build a stronger economy and a better future for all New Yorkers.

Dean Spitzer, Chancellor Zimpher at SUNY Showcase

Long Island Center Dean Michael Spitzer talks with Chancellor Zimpher at the SUNY Showcase.

The event took place Oct. 5, and in all, the campuses put on more than 30 exhibits.

Spitzer, who lead the delegation at the showcase and spoke with the chancellor at the college’s booth on sustainability.  The college also highlighted its work with open learning, partnerships and with educating veterans and members of the military.

Staff at SUNY Showcase

Director of Environmental Sustainability Sadie Ross (left), and student and College Council member Megan O'Hara (center), join Dean Spitzer at the SUNY Showcase.

Sadie Ross, director of environmental sustainability for the college is joined by Spitzer and Megan O’Hara, a member of the College Council and a student at the Long Island Center.

Staff at SUNY Showcase

Baraka Corely, a recruiter at the Long Island Center and  Lisa Sax, director of corporate and community partnerships at SUNY Showcase.

Long Island Center’s Baraka Corley, Lisa Sax, director of corporate and community partnerships, Ann Becker, Riverhead unit coordinator and mentor Ivan Ivanov gathered at the college’s partnership table.

Staff at SUNY Showcase

Dean Spitzer and Desiree Dindrak, military academic development coordinator.

Spitzer and many others stopped by to talk to Desiree Drindak of the Office of Veteran and Military Education.

College staff at SUNY Showcase.

Long Island Center Mentor Marianne Giardini chats with O'Hara

Long Island Mentor Marianne Giardini staffed the open learning booth as O’Hara stops for a brief conversation.

SUNY campus showcases will be held in every region of New York State in the coming months. The next one will feature SUNY campuses in the Mid-Hudson region, at Purchase College, on Oct. 18, 2011.  The college is the only SUNY institution that will participate in each of the showcases around the state.

A full showcase agenda is available online.