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Over the course of more than 100 years, Farmingdale State College has changed, progressed and transformed. Today, we are the largest College of Technology within SUNY with an enrollment exceeding 9,600 baccalaureate and graduate students. The changes are most evident in the construction of new facilities and the renovation of historic buildings to better serve our students, faculty, and staff in the 21st Century. We welcome our alumni to tour the campus. Please contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@farmingdale.edu.

Farmingdale ranked 7th among all public colleges in the North in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey and 15th among all colleges, including private institutions—its highest rankings ever in both categories. In a survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, FSC ranked 12th nationally in the percentage of enrollment increase—33.8 percent over the last 10 years.

President Nader accepted the American Association of State Colleges and Universities 'Excellence and Innovation Award in Regional and Economic Development' at the organization's annual conference in Florida. The award is based on a project developed at the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park and another in collaboration with the Long Island Power Authority and
Stony Brook University.

The School of Engineering Technology opened its doors to the College's first graduate students in Fall 2017. The Master of Science in Technology Management—the first of its kind in SUNY—will graduate professionals qualified to step into leadership roles in designing, developing, improving and transforming the industrial systems that are the basis of much of the industry in the New York Metro area and throughout New York State.

Athletics teams won a school-record seven Skyline Conference Championships for the 2016-2017 season. In the Fall, women's cross country, men's golf, women's soccer, women's tennis, and women's volleyball won titles, followed by a men's basketball

FSC basketball team

championship over the Winter. In the Spring, the Rams capped off the year by winning the women's lacrosse title. FSC claimed the annual Skyline's President's Cup, which is awarded to the most successful college in the conference.

Alumni Board President Joe Egan ('70) was honored as the Judith M. McEvoy Alumnus of the Year at the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Other honorees were George LaRosa, retiring as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; Dr. Richard Iversen of Urban Horticulture and Design; student government President Cal Jimenez ('17); and alumnus Benjamin
Vecchio
('50).

Mathematics Professor John Drivas, Director of Transfer Student Services Judi Cestaro ('92) and Arlene Haynesworth, a supervisor on the Custodial staff, were named winners of the

CARES Award at the Fall 2017 Convocation. The award is given to members of the faculty, professional staff, and classified staff for service to the campus community.

Interaction Design—a field dedicated to creating relationships between people and their product environment—was introduced as a baccalaureate program in Fall 2017. The BT is offered by the Visual Communications department and is unique in SUNY.

Assistant Dean of Students Frank Rampello spearheaded the acquisition of a $125,000 renewable grant from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The grant will fund an ambitious program that focuses substance abuse among 18 to 24
year olds.

Farmingdale ranked 7th among all public colleges in the North in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey and 15th among all colleges, including private institutions—its highest rankings ever in both categories. In a survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, FSC ranked 12th nationally in the percentage of enrollment increase—33.8 percent over the last 10 years.

President Nader accepted the American Association of State Colleges and Universities 'Excellence and Innovation Award in Regional and Economic Development' at the organization's annual conference in Florida. The award is based on a project developed at the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park and another in collaboration with the Long Island Power Authority and
Stony Brook University.

The School of Engineering Technology opened its doors to the College's first graduate students in Fall 2017. The Master of Science in Technology Management—the first of its kind in SUNY—will graduate professionals qualified to step into leadership roles in designing, developing, improving and transforming the industrial systems that are the basis of much of the industry in the New York Metro area and throughout New York State.

Athletics teams won a school-record seven Skyline Conference Championships for the 2016-2017

FSC basketball team

season. In the Fall, women's cross country, men's golf, women's soccer, women's tennis, and women's volleyball won titles, followed by a men's basketball championship over the Winter. In the Spring, the Rams capped off the year by winning the women's lacrosse title. FSC claimed the annual Skyline's President's Cup, which is awarded to the most successful college in the conference.

Alumni Board President Joe Egan ('70) was honored as the Judith M. McEvoy Alumnus of the Year at the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Other honorees were George LaRosa, retiring as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; Dr. Richard Iversen of Urban Horticulture and Design; student government President Cal Jimenez ('17); and alumnus Benjamin Vecchio ('50).

Mathematics Professor John Drivas, Director of Transfer Student Services

Judi Cestaro ('92) and Arlene Haynesworth, a supervisor on the Custodial staff, were named winners of the CARES Award at the Fall 2017 Convocation. The award is given to members of the faculty, professional staff, and classified staff for service to the campus community.

Interaction Design—a field dedicated to creating relationships between people and their product environment—was introduced as a baccalaureate program in Fall 2017. The BT is offered by the Visual Communications department and is unique in SUNY.

Assistant Dean of Students Frank Rampello spearheaded the acquisition of a $125,000 renewable grant from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The grant will fund an ambitious program that focuses substance abuse among 18 to 24 year olds.

Farmingdale ranked 7th among all public colleges in the North in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey and 15th among all colleges, including private institutions—its highest rankings ever in both categories. In a survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, FSC ranked 12th nationally in the percentage of enrollment increase—33.8 percent over the last 10 years.

President Nader accepted the American Association of State Colleges and Universities 'Excellence and Innovation Award in Regional and Economic Development' at the organization's annual conference in Florida. The award is based on a project developed at the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park and another in collaboration with the Long Island Power Authority and
Stony Brook University.

The School of Engineering Technology opened its doors to the College's first graduate students in Fall 2017. The Master of Science in Technology Management—the first of its kind in SUNY—will graduate professionals qualified to step into leadership roles in designing, developing, improving and transforming the industrial systems that are the basis of much of the industry in the New York Metro area and throughout New York State.

Athletics teams won a school-record seven Skyline Conference Championships for the 2016-2017

FSC basketball team

season. In the Fall, women's cross country, men's golf, women's soccer, women's tennis, and women's volleyball won titles, followed by a men's basketball championship over the Winter. In the Spring, the Rams capped off the year by winning the women's lacrosse title. FSC claimed the annual Skyline's President's Cup, which is awarded to the most successful college in the conference.

Alumni Board President Joe Egan ('70) was honored as the Judith M. McEvoy Alumnus of the Year at the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Other honorees were George LaRosa, retiring as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; Dr. Richard Iversen of Urban Horticulture and Design; student government President Cal Jimenez ('17); and alumnus Benjamin Vecchio ('50).

Mathematics Professor John Drivas, Director of Transfer Student Services Judi Cestaro ('92) and Arlene

Haynesworth, a supervisor on the Custodial staff, were named winners of the CARES Award at the Fall 2017 Convocation. The award is given to members of the faculty, professional staff, and classified staff for service to the campus community.

Interaction Design—a field dedicated to creating relationships between people and their product environment—was introduced as a baccalaureate program in Fall 2017. The BT is offered by the Visual Communications department and is unique in SUNY.

Assistant Dean of Students Frank Rampello spearheaded the acquisition of a $125,000 renewable grant from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The grant will fund an ambitious program that focuses substance abuse among 18 to 24
year olds.

Farmingdale ranked 7th among all public colleges in the North in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey and 15th among all colleges, including private institutions—its highest rankings ever in both categories. In a survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, FSC ranked 12th nationally in the percentage of enrollment increase—33.8 percent over the last 10 years.

President Nader accepted the American Association of State Colleges and Universities 'Excellence and Innovation Award in Regional and Economic Development' at the organization's annual conference in Florida. The award is based on a project developed at the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park and another in collaboration with the Long Island Power Authority and
Stony Brook University.

The School of Engineering Technology opened its doors to the College's first graduate students in Fall 2017. The Master of Science in Technology Management—the first of its kind in SUNY—will graduate professionals qualified to step into leadership roles in designing, developing, improving and transforming the industrial systems that are the basis of much of the industry in the New York Metro area and throughout New York State.

FSC basketball team

Athletics teams won a school-record seven Skyline Conference Championships for the 2016-2017 season. In the Fall, women's cross country, men's golf, women's soccer, women's tennis, and women's volleyball won titles, followed by a men's basketball championship over the Winter. In the Spring, the Rams capped off the year by winning the women's lacrosse title. FSC claimed the annual Skyline's President's Cup,
which is awarded to the most successful college in the conference.

Alumni Board President Joe Egan ('70) was honored as the Judith M. McEvoy Alumnus of the Year at the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Other honorees were George LaRosa, retiring as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; Dr. Richard Iversen of Urban Horticulture and Design; student government President Cal Jimenez ('17); and alumnus Benjamin Vecchio ('50).

Mathematics Professor John Drivas, Director of Transfer Student Services Judi Cestaro ('92) and Arlene Haynesworth, a supervisor on the Custodial staff, were named winners of the CARES Award at the Fall 2017 Convocation. The award is given to members of the faculty, professional staff, and classified staff for service to the campus community.

Interaction Design—a field dedicated to creating relationships between people and their product environment—was introduced as a baccalaureate program in Fall 2017. The BT is offered by the Visual Communications department and is unique in SUNY.

Assistant Dean of Students Frank Rampello spearheaded the acquisition of a $125,000 renewable grant from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The grant will fund an ambitious program that focuses substance abuse among 18 to 24 year olds.

FSC basketball team

Farmingdale ranked 7th among all public colleges in the North in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey and 15th among all colleges, including private institutions—its highest rankings ever in both categories. In a survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, FSC ranked 12th nationally in the percentage of enrollment increase—33.8 percent over the last 10 years.

President Nader accepted the American Association of State Colleges and Universities 'Excellence and Innovation Award in Regional and Economic Development' at the organization's annual conference in Florida. The award is based on a project developed at the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park and another in collaboration with the Long Island Power Authority and
Stony Brook University.

The School of Engineering Technology opened its doors to the College's first graduate students in Fall 2017. The Master of Science in Technology Management—the first of its kind in SUNY—will graduate professionals qualified to step into leadership roles in designing, developing, improving and transforming the industrial systems that are the basis of much of the industry in the New York Metro area and throughout New York State.

Athletics teams won a school-record seven Skyline Conference Championships for the 2016-2017 season. In the Fall, women's cross country, men's golf, women's soccer, women's tennis, and women's volleyball won titles, followed by a men's basketball championship over the Winter. In the Spring, the Rams capped off the year by winning the women's lacrosse title. FSC claimed the annual Skyline's President's Cup, which is awarded to the most successful college in the conference.

Alumni Board President Joe Egan ('70) was honored as the Judith M. McEvoy Alumnus of the Year at the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Other honorees were George LaRosa, retiring as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; Dr. Richard Iversen of Urban Horticulture and Design; student government President Cal Jimenez ('17); and alumnus Benjamin Vecchio ('50).

Mathematics Professor John Drivas, Director of Transfer Student Services Judi Cestaro ('92) and Arlene Haynesworth, a supervisor on the Custodial staff, were named winners of the CARES Award at the Fall 2017 Convocation. The award is given to members of the faculty, professional staff, and classified staff for service to the campus community.

Interaction Design—a field dedicated to creating relationships between people and their product environment—was introduced as a baccalaureate program in Fall 2017. The BT is offered by the Visual Communications department and is unique in SUNY.

Assistant Dean of Students Frank Rampello spearheaded the acquisition of a $125,000 renewable grant from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The grant will fund an ambitious program that focuses substance abuse among 18 to 24 year olds.

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