Selden, NY - October 20, 2014 - A new life sciences building at Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus in Selden – the first new academic building constructed on the campus in nearly 50 years - that features state-of-the-art educational technology and provides a platform for increased student research through hands-on education and active learning will be dedicated at a gala ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the College’s Ammerman Campus, 533 College Rd., Selden, NY.
The building is named for and dedicated to the memory of former Suffolk County Legislator and Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay who served for 12 years in the legislature — eight as presiding officer — where his colleagues referred to him as the “Lion of the Legislature.” Lindsay, 67, passed away in September, 2013 after a valiant battle with lung cancer.
The Lindsay family, Local and state officials will join Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay students, faculty, staff, administration and education leaders – more than 200 in total will take part in the celebration inside the new building’s glass atrium.
Chairman of the State University (SUNY) of New York Board of Trustees H. Carl McCall will join the celebration, as well as a host of officials including:
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone; Suffolk’s Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory; Suffolk County Minority Leader John M. Kennedy; Suffolk County Legislator Sara Anker, Chair of the County’s Education Committee; Congressman Tim Bishop; New York State Senator and Chairman of the State’s Select Committee on Higher Education Kenneth P. LaValle; New York State Senator and Chairman of the State’s Select Committee on Education John Flanagan; New York State Assemblyman Al Graf and New York State Assemblyman Philip Ramos.
Also attending: other members of the Suffolk County Legislature; the Suffolk County Treasurer; College Presidents and Town Supervisors; members of the Long Island Senate and Assembly delegations.
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
TIME: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
PLACE: William J. Lindsay Life Sciences Building
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Rd.
Selden, NY 11784
EVENT: Ribbon Cutting, first new academic building on Suffolk’s Ammerman Campus is nearly 50 years.
Pictured Above: Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new William J. Lindsay Life Sciences Building on Suffolk County Community College's Ammerman Campus in Selden -- the first new academic building constructed on the campus in nearly 50 years. The building will be dedicated at a ribbon cutting on Tuesday October 21. The building is named after former Suffolk County Legislator and Presiding Officer William J. LIndsay.