Old Westbury News

Alumni Association Hosts 26th Annual Dinner and Award Ceremony

Alumni Association Winners

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury Alumni Association recently held its 26th Annual Awards Dinner at The Fox Hollow Restaurant in Woodbury, NY to honor those who have made an impact on the campus community.

Association President Mr. Lionel Chitty presented the awards to Ms. Regina Scarbrough ’99, Dr. Corinne Graham ’02 ’05, and Professors Aubrey Bonnett and Lynn Walsh.

SUNY Old Westbury Hires Purchasing Director

Mwaura head shot

James Mwaura recently joined SUNY Old Westbury as director of purchasing, a position responsible for planning, directing, and managing the College’s procurement and purchasing functions. 

“We are pleased to have Mr. Mwaura join our business and finance team,” said College President Calvin O. Butts, III. “His previous experience working for both SUNY and the State of New York will serve him well as we count on his expertise in making our purchasing department a resource for all constituencies.”

Three Professors and 17 Students Conduct Research and Present at International Taurine Conference

Taurine Conference photo

Three SUNY Old Westbury professors recently gave presentations on taurine neuroprotection of environmental lead exposure at the 21st International Taurine Annual Meeting in China. The collaborative research by faculty supported 17 undergraduate research students across a 3-year period.