Farmingdale State College
A Leader in Every Way
Alumna and senior staff member Veronica Henry is the essence of dedication to her campus and community.
What can you say about an employee whose association with the College has spanned over five decades? Obviously, plenty. And when it comes to Dr. Veronica Henry, the testimonials are not only about her valuable work, but also about her devotion to Farmingdale and her support of her colleagues. "Veronica is beloved by everyone on the campus," President Nader said, "and rightly so."
It was for those reasons that Dr. Henry received the President's Award for Faculty Leadership at the President's Gala held in November 2017. There were 300 people in attendance, there to honor her as well as Sal Ferro ('84), President and CEO of Alure Home Improvements and a member of the Farmingdale College Foundation Board, who received the President's Award for Alumni Leadership. Messiah R. Gaymon Sr., a Science, Technology and Society major and President of the Student Government Association, received the President's Award for Student Leadership. Finally, D3 LLC, which designs, engineers, and manufactures displays for prestige brand clients, was given the Ram's Horn Award for Corporate Leadership.
Dr. Henry has been associated with Farmingdale since enrolling as a nursing student in 1975. After graduating and pursuing her advanced degrees, she returned to the College as a faculty member in 1980. Now Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, she is responsible for creating an environment that is welcoming, pleasant, and inclusive.
She also leads the College's efforts in STEM education for secondary school students and the community, annually organizing Long Island's largest STEM conference, which Dr. Nader said "has delivered widespread praise and recognition to the campus."
Sal Ferro '84 President's Award for Alumni Leadership
Messiah Gaymon '19 President's Award for Student Leadership
D3 Ram's Horn Award for Corporate Leadership