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In Their Own Words...

College executives speak about the Stay on Long Island Initiative:

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Dr. Shaun L. McKay
President of Suffolk County Community College

Overall Vision for the Initiative
"On my inauguration day, I announced my intention to work with the Presidents from Long Island's outstanding four–year educational institutions. Through the Stay on Long Island Initiative, a select group of graduating scholars from my institution will receive full and partial scholarships to attend colleges and universities right here—giving them every chance for continued academic success and increasing the likelihood that they will continue to live and work on Long Island."

The Value of Partnering with L.I. Colleges and Universities
"Through the Stay on Long Island Initiative, we will cultivate and tap the intellectual capital of those individuals who have the best potential for transforming our region. We will provide these students with exceptional educational experiences and we will not lose them to outward migration."

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Dr. Kimberly R. Cline
President of Long Island University

The Value of Partnering with SCCC
"Long Island students benefit from living and learning in one of the most dynamic places in the world. The partnership between Suffolk County Community College and LIU ensures that the intellectual, entrepreneurial, and creative talent of young college graduates remains on Long Island, keeping our economy strong as they pursue careers in business, education, health care, the arts, and more. Getting a jump start on their future through SCCC's programs and then connecting them with LIU's unique experiential learning opportunities helps students embrace their future. The Stay on Long Island Initiative is an excellent way to attract and maintain the best and brightest from across the country and around the world."

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Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D.
President of St. Joseph's College

The Value of Partnering with SCCC
"St. Joseph's College enrolls more than 400 students from Suffolk Community College each year, and we are thrilled to have them join us as they pursue their academic goals. Along with our overall liberal arts agreement, we have individual articulation agreements in accounting, criminal justice, human services, nursing, computer information technology, and hospitality and tourism management. St. Joseph's College is a warm and inviting community–one which focuses on educating the whole person. Knowledge by itself is nothing, but knowledge combined with a sense of joy and excitement is everything."

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Dr. Christine Riordan
President of Adelphi University

The Value of Partnering with SCCC
"Adelphi University is proud to partner with Suffolk County Community College on the Stay On Long Island Initiative. We have had a longstanding and important relationship with SCCC and each year we continue to expand these efforts. With our historic presence in Suffolk County, Adelphi can offer the flexibility and program choice students need to move ahead in their education and careers. The future of our region is dependent on creative solutions such as this to ensure that the best and brightest students can learn and thrive here on the Island."

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Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
President of Stony Brook University

The Value of Partnering with SCCC
"Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College have a long-standing history, and an on-going commitment, to serve the educational needs and aspirations of Suffolk County residents. Each year more than 600 students from Suffolk Community College enroll at Stony Brook, one of the country''s leading research universities and a member of the AAU. Stony Brook is proud to sponsor scholarships through the 'Stay on Long Island Initiative' and we applaud the efforts of SCC and the other partner schools to help us keep the best and brightest minds here on Long Island. Our county and our State deserve no less."

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Dr. Drew Bogner
President of Molloy College

The Value of Partnering with SCCC
"Molloy College is proud to partner with Suffolk County Community College on this key initiative. SCCC students are an important part of the Molloy population and we are delighted that, through this program, some of the best students in the region will be able to finish their undergraduate studies here on Long Island."

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Dr. Stuart Rabinowitz
President of Hofstra University

The Value of Partnering with SCCC
"Hofstra University is internationally ranked and recognized for academic excellence, civic engagement and community service. Our students come from across the country, around the world and, of course, from our own backyard. We are proud to partner with Suffolk County Community College to attract local scholars and retain them as young professionals who will shape the future of our region. At Hofstra, students can leverage their SCCC education and choose from hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and dual–degree program options, as they pursue careers in business, liberal arts and sciences, education, communications, engineering, health professions and human sciences, nursing, physician assistant studies, medicine, and law. And with New York City as their backdrop, opportunities for prestigious internships and experiential learning abound."

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Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.
President of New York Institute of Technology

The Value of Partnering with SCCC
"NYIT welcomes students from 125 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Our Manhattan and Old Westbury campuses are the nucleus of a global network that also includes programs in China, Abu Dhabi, Vancouver, and Arkansas. We applaud the great work of Suffolk County Community College and its Stay on Long Island Initiative. With NYIT as a partner, we are empowering local students to gain valuable international perspectives and engage in technology–fueled academic experiences that lead to rewarding careers and help foster a vibrant Long Island economy."

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