Raymond DeSimone was awarded the coveted scholarship based on his academic credentials and extracurricular activities.
Williston Park, NY - Sept. 6, 2018 - The Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) has awarded its 2018 Nicholas J. Bartilucci Manhattan College Scholarship to Raymond DeSimone of Carle Place, New York. The annual scholarship is open to entering freshmen enrolled full-time in any engineering degree program at Manhattan College. Mr. DeSimone, a Carle Place High School graduate, applied for and was awarded the coveted scholarship based on his academic credentials and extracurricular activities.
NSWCA President and Westbury Water District Commissioner Vincent Abbatiello presided over the ceremony and stated, “This annual scholarship honors the memory of the late Nicholas J., a towering figure in the Long Island water industry who passed away in 2016. By recognizing and enabling outstanding engineering students such as Raymond DeSimone, we continue to keep Nick’s passion for engineering education a tangible reality.”
(L to R): Nicholas J. Bartilucci Manhattan College Scholarship recipient Raymond DeSimone with NSWCA President and Westbury Water District Commissioner Vincent Abbatiello. Photo Credit: NSWCA
Held at Angelina’s restaurant in Williston Park, NSWCA President Abbatiello acknowledged during the award presentation ceremony the involvement and assistance of NSWCA Treasurer and Carle Place Water District Commissioner Lawrence F. Zaino, Carle Place High School Principal Thomas DePaolo, and Director of Planned Giving at Manhattan College, Ms. Mary Ellen Malone for being instrumental in the scholarship award administration and selection process. DeSimone’s parents, Richard and Karen DeSimone, were in attendance as well along with water commissioners from all districts.
The NSWCA meeting was sponsored by Greenlawn Water District Commissioners John McLaughlin, Jim Logan and John Clark.
About The Scholarship
The annual Nicholas J. Bartilucci Manhattan College Scholarship is open to entering freshmen enrolled full-time in any engineering degree program at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. Emphasis is placed on academic credentials and extracurricular activities. Potential applicants must reside in one of the 21 NSWCA member water districts within Nassau or Suffolk County.
About Nicholas Bartilucci
Nicholas Bartilucci was not only a founding member and past President of NSWCA, but a man whose observations, experience and technical engineering expertise made him a thought leader beyond his time. His distinguished career spanned the terms of nine U.S. presidents and included 48 years of dedicated service to the Jericho Water District. As one of the industry’s most respected leaders, Mr. Bartilucci, a Manhattan College graduate and engineer with virtually unparalleled waste and potable water expertise, left an indelible impression. His achievements are numerous and well documented. His steady presence, sage advice and willingness to help in every situation are well known to all in the engineering and water industries.
About The NSWCA
Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of water commissioners from 21 Nassau County and Suffolk County water districts. The organization is dedicated to communication, efficiency and best practices among Long Island’s water districts. As part of its mission, the Association holds monthly educational meetings, sponsoring experts on topics that include law, cost efficiencies, rules and regulations as well as important issues germane to water utilities.