Old Westbury News

Panthers Basketball Guard Brings Home Gold in World Championships

Raven Pentz with World Championship trophy

SUNY Old Westbury Panthers women's basketball guard, Raven Pentz of Walkill, NY, helped Team USA win the gold at the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships this July in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Pentz, a Mathematics Education senior, was one of 12 players that had the honor to represent the United States, which joined Taiwan, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine at the games. 

Student Leader, Education Major Selected by Teach For America

Cristina Santos SUNY Old Westbury Graduate

SUNY Old Westbury recent graduate, Cristina Santos, has been selected for an elementary education position with Teach For America beginning in the fall. Teach For America is a selective national non-profit that places college graduates in high-need classrooms across the country. Individuals selected for this full-time position have demonstrated leadership ability, academic achievement, and perseverance for expanding opportunities for all students.

Baseball Senior Earns Prestigious SUNY Award

Jacob Coners with Athletic Director

SUNY Old Westbury baseball senior center fielder Jacob Coners has been honored as a 2014-15 State University of New York Chancellor's Scholar Athlete. The award recognizes the combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement at the Division I, Division III and NJCAA levels and is one of the most selective and prestigious awards bestowed by SUNY. 

Math Redesign Professional Earns Praise From SUNY

Morea Chancellors Award

Marianne Morea, coordinator of Mathematics  Redesign at SUNY Old Westbury, has been recognized by the State University of New York Board of Trustees with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.  The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service recognizes consistently superior professional achievement within and beyond the position.