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Issue 04 / 2021


Farmingdale Rising

COVID-19 presented lots of challenges for the campus the
surrounding community. FSC worked hard to meet them.

Movie Nights

COVID-19 forced most classes for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 into a remote or online environment, but that didn’t stop the College from engaging students in campus socialization and some fun activities.

Drive-in screenings of films like Hocus Pocus and Black Panther were held in a parking lot, with students remaining in their vehicles for safety reasons. Snacks and treats were distributed as cars arrived.

Holiday Cheer

AHRC Suffolk received help from Farmingdale, too. The men’s lacrosse team and coaching staff made their annual visit to the children at the Saul and Elaine Seiff Educare Center in Bohemia. The visit marked the 14th consecutive year that head coach Sean Chamberlain and the team brought gifts and spread holiday cheer to the children there.

FSC Community

Resident Assistant Sana Tariq organized Virtual Trivia Nights with holiday themes and a Thanksgiving food drive, with all the donations sent to the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. Another Resident Assistant, Justin Cohen, hosted a “Do It Yourself” COVID mask program for resident hall students, who decorated their own masks provided by Residence Life.

“Individuals rely on a sense of community to feel supported and understood,” says Dr. Kevin Jordan, Vice President for Student Affairs. “FSC recognized the adversity created by the pandemic and worked to overcome it and provide a fulfilling student experience despite the challenges.”

Day of Service

The Nexus Center for Applied Learning teamed up with Island Harvest and AHRC Nassau to provide food aid to families in need throughout Nassau County during a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Service.”

Nexus Center staff also hosted a virtual applied learning community service event in partnership with Campus Mental Health Services and the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk. The event, “Managing Your Mental Health During a Pandemic and Moving Forward,” provided therapeutic advice and tips on how to cope with stress during the pandemic.

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President John Nader, PhD

Vice President for
and Enrollment

Patrick Calabria

Senior Director
of Marketing

Jonathan Goldstein

Creative Director

Ru Jurow

Ru Jurow


José Donneys


Andy Duback
David Guarino
Jacqueline Schlossman

Contributing Writer
Peter Crescenti

Web Developer
Nicholas Raia

FSCNow is published annually by Farmingdale State College’s Office for Marketing & Communications.