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HAUPPAUGE, NY, March 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Suffolk Community College Foundation will host an evening of dancing, dining, entertainment and goodwill as it celebrates student success and the accomplishments of the College, its staff, faculty and friends. The event will honor and recognize Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, among an elite group of business and community leaders. The black-tie gala event will be held Friday, April 5, 2013 at the prestigious Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY. Information for tickets, sponsorships and donations are available at http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/Gallery/Gala/index.html
"Suffolk Community College Foundation is a critical resource for providing scholarships to deserving students who might otherwise be unable to attend college," said Alessi-Miceli. "It is an honor to be recognized by the Foundation and I congratulate my fellow honorees and look forward to the event."
"Education is vital for building strong families, vibrant communities and skilled workers. That's what makes the work of the Suffolk Community College Foundation so important. Through your support for the College's Foundation, you will see lives transformed--one individual at a time--as we achieve empowerment through education for Suffolk County's residents. This honor celebrates life-long learners and leaders like Terri Alessi-Miceli, who are role models for our community," said Dr. Shaun L. McKay, Suffolk County Community College President.
The Suffolk Community College Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to raise money to support the mission of Suffolk County Community College, the largest community college in New York State. The scholarships awarded by the Foundation allow qualified students to pursue their education without taking on the burdens of significant financial obligations they are unable to afford.
Honorees for the Salute to Excellence Gala 2013 include: Robert A. Isaksen, President, Long Island, Bank of America (Industry Leadership Award); Terri Alessi-Miceli, President, HIA-LI (Community Partner Award); Mary Reid, Community Organizer (Community Leadership Award); Dr. David J. Steinberg, President, Long Island University (Excellence in Education Award).
About Suffolk Community College Foundation
The Suffolk Community College Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation formed to develop additional resources to enable the college to provide quality educational experiences for its students. Scholarship funds constitute the largest single use of the assets of the Foundation. Scholarships, honors scholarships, and awards based on financial need and academic merit are funded by the Foundation. Emergency student loans, special projects for professional staff development, support for unique academic enrichment programs, and efforts to enhance the community's awareness of the college and its services are also supported by Foundation resources.
The Foundation is governed by a board of directors representing many diverse constituencies. Men and women from the professions, business, industry, civic and social organizations, and college alumni serve without compensation to assist the college in its mission to provide the highest quality of academic service to the citizens of Suffolk County. For more information, please visit: http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/About/SCCFoundation.asp
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been the recognized voice for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. We provide a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. We're headquartered in and support one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. HIA-LI programs and events promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, and information sharing and business advocacy. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities and business advisory services. For more information, visit http://www.HIA-LI.org or call 631-543-5355.
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