Old Westbury News

Sociology Profs Featured at National Conference

The research findings and scholarly pursuits of two members of the SUNY College at Old Westbury Sociology faculty were featured during the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sociology Department Chair Lee Blackstone and Associate Professor Jacob Heller were among the presenters at the conference, which brings together hundreds of academic leaders from around the nation for discussions and workshops to promote excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction. 

New Long Island Underground Railroad sites revealed in Prof's latest book

Velsor Book Cover

The historic people, places and events that marked the significant role of the Long Island region in the demise of slavery in the United States is the subject of “The Underground Railroad on Long Island: Friends in Freedom,” the latest work by Kathleen Velsor, an associate professor in the School of Education at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Standardized Financial Aid Award Letter Adopted for 2013-14 to Promote Better Student, Family Understanding

SUNY College at Old Westbury has announced that it will use a standardized Financial Aid Award Letter for the 2013-14 academic year as part a broader commitment to transparency in college financing across the State University of New York system.

Area Business Group Fetes CALL for Service, Commitment to L.I.

Dr. Laura Anker, director of first year experience, receives the Community Service Award from ACIT President Fred Johs.

The SUNY College at Old Westbury Community Action, Learning and Leadership Program and its leader, Dr. Laura Anker, director of the College’s Office of First Year Experience, were honored recently with the 2012 Community Service Award by Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology of Long Island.  

Regional Center for Autism Spectrum debuts to aid Long Island students, families

SUNY College at Old Westbury has joined a statewide network of colleges and universities by becoming a Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders serving the Long Island region.

“Some estimate that one in every 88 children born has some form of autism,” said College President Calvin O. Butts, III.  “This Center enables us to work alongside our Long Island neighbors and educators so that individuals with autism spectrum disorders can achieve their highest potential and live lives of promise and purpose.”