Old Westbury News

SUNY Old Westbury announces Key Appointments in Division of Student Affairs

The student development and support needs of students at SUNY Old Westbury received a boost recently with the announcement of three appointments within the College’s Division of Student Affairs. 

“At Old Westbury, we seek out professionals dedicated to the academic and personal welfare of students, and who have a deep understanding of the important role a liberal arts education plays in the development of our students,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Wayne Edwards.  “The newest members of our team certainly meet those requirements.”

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 Championship this July in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Pentz, a senior majoring in Adolescence Education: Mathematics Education, was one of 12 players that had the honor to represent the United States, which competed against teams from Taiwan, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine. 

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.