Old Westbury News

New Academic Building Earns Gold

The new Academic Building

In keeping with its mission to stimulate in students a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world, SUNY College at Old Westbury has proudly earned LEED® Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council for its new Academic Building, making the facility the first higher education building in Nassau County to have earned such an honor.

Free Conference offers aid to Parents, Educators of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The SUNY College at Old Westbury’s Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is offering “Teaching to Successful Outcomes,” a free conference for parents, educators, and professionals providing the latest information on evidence-based supports for children with autism spectrum disorders. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

'Tax-Free New York' Campaign Makes Stop at Old Westbury

New York State Commissioner of Financial Services Benjamin Lawry visited campus this morning to discuss details of "Tax-Free New York," a new initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Pending passage in the New York State Legislature, "Tax-Free New York" would enable SUNY campuses to designate areas as "tax-free communities" in an effort to attract and develop new businesses in New York while growing employment and investment opportunities. 

Professors Honored for Excellence with SUNY-wide Award

Chancellor's Award honoree Carolyn Cocca being congratulated by President Butts.

Two members of the SUNY College at Old Westbury faculty have been honored by the State University of New York with The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Carolyn Cocca, an associate professor and chair of the Politics, Economics and Law Department, and Dr. Jermaine Archer, an assistant professor of American Studies, were recognized  for consistently superior teaching in keeping with the State University’s commitment to providing its students with instruction of the highest quality.

P.E.L. Student Recognized with College's Highest Academic Honor

Old Westbury President's Medal winner Kevin Bearese w/President Butts

Kevin Bearese, a Politics, Econoimcs and Law major from Farmingdale, New York, has been named the winner of the highest student honor bestowed by SUNY College at Old Westbury - the Old Westbury President's Medal for Scholarship. 

"This is an honor won as a graduating senior, but it can only be earned through stellar efforts throughout a collegiate career at Old Westbury," said College President Calvin O. Butts, III, in presenting the award during the 2013 Convocation to Honor Academic Excellence.