Did You Know?
Maryann De Leo, a 1977 graduate of the Media & Communications program
within the American Studies Department, was honored with an Oscar in the Documentary
Short Subject category at the 76th Annual Academy Awards for her work as producer
and director of "Chernobyl Heart," a film about the effects of radiation
on the children of Belarus, Russia, 16 years after the infamous nuclear reactor
accident at Chernobyl.
More than 22% percent of Old Westbury's professors have earned among
SUNY's highest honors - the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor,
Distinguished Service Professor or Chancellor's Award for Excellence
in teaching and service.
35 Old Westbury students gave up their traditional Spring Break rituals in 2006 and instead volunteered their time and effort in New Orleans to aid recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.