Departmental Alumni Achievements

Steven Mare (BS Criminology, 2013, Summa Cum Laude) has been accepted for admission with a full scholarship to the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University for fall 2014.

Emily Weill (BA Sociology 2013) presented her thesis research at the March 2013 Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting in Boston, "Whose 'Vibe' Is It? The Construction of Meaning Between a Group and an Individual"

Kerri Thomas (BA Sociology, 2012) presented his thesis research at the March 2013 Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting in Boston, "Transgender and Queer Empowerment through ’Structural Visibility.’"

Lenmarie Pascall (BS Criminology, 2012) entered the Master's Program in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College in fall 2012, and was recently promoted to Junior Buyer working on Capital Projects at New York Presbyterian Hospital. 

Jamie Puglin (BA Sociology, 2011, Magna Cum Laude) entered the Ph.D. program in sociology at Stony Brook University in fall 2012, where she is continuing to pursue research that she began while studying at Old Westbury.

Jennifer Umana (BS Criminology, 2011) completed an M.A. in Criminal Justice at CUNY's John Jay College in 2013, with a specialization in criminology, deviance and computer applications in criminal justice. She serves as an Automated Logistical Specialist in the Army National Guard, and in Jan. 2014, began teaching as an Adjunct Instructor in the Sociology Department here at Old Westbury.

Tod Mele (BA Sociology, 2006) is completing his Ph.D. dissertation at Salve Regina University, entitled "Is the dichotomy of consciousness problematic for critical theory? A questioning into the structuring of consciousness," which is an examination of the writings of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Louis Althusser to show that Western Philosophy has reduced consciousness to binaries, and has thus been structured in such a way that it is rendered problematic. 

Dina Carcara (BS Criminology, 2002) (now Dina Cirigliano) completed her Master's degree in education at the University of New England, and in 2007 wrote 15,543 and Counting, a book documenting wrongs involving the administration of capital punishment in the United States with testimonies of corrections officers assigned to the care and custody of death row inmates, as well as actual quotes from death row inmates themselves.

Vera B. Phillip-Evans (BA, Sociology 1992) completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook in 1999; her dissertation was entitled "The academic pipeline :race, gender, and informal contacts in graduate school." She is founder and CEO of Nita Evans Enterprises.