New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today helped break ground on Farmingdale State College’s new Campus Center. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) secured state funding for the project.
“Farmingdale State College has grown tremendously over the last several years and is now one of the major institutions for higher education on Long Island. To continue that growth and better serve the community, the College needs to have a modern infrastructure. This is a project that will greatly benefit both students and faculty for years to come, and I’m pleased to see it moving forward,” said Senator Fuschillo.
The Campus Center will be the first new academic or administrative building on the campus since 1983. The Campus Center, which will be a hub of activity, will include new dining facilities for students, faculty, and staff, the campus bookstore, a multi-purpose room for lectures and special events, and a student lounge. According to Farmingdale State College, the new Campus Center is scheduled in open in the fall of 2012.
“This new Campus Center will be a hub of activity for the College,” said Farmingdale State President W. Hubert Keen. “It also will serve as a symbol for the unprecedented growth and progress we are making in all the critical areas-applications, enrollment, quality of students, and the importance of our research enterprise. I want to thank SUNY for its support also Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman Sweeney for leading the effort to secure funding for this and the many other projects we are developing.”
Senator Fuschillo (left center) is pictured as he helps break ground on the new Campus Center with Farmingdale State College President Dr. Keen (right center), Assemblyman Sweeney (fourth right), Assemblyman James Conte (R-Huntington Station, fourth left), and officials from Farmingdale State College.