School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. Tees Up for Seventh Annual Golf Outing Presented by SCOPE Education Services
Event will Honor Dr. Lorraine Greenwald, Dean of International Education and Programs at Farmingdale State College and Longtime SBPLI Volunteer
Members and supporters of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) are teeing up for the Seventh Annual SBPLI Golf Outing, presented by SCOPE Education Services. This year’s event, which benefits the FIRST® Long Island robotics programs, is being held at Nissequogue Golf Club in St. James on Monday, June 26. Dr. Lorraine Greenwald, Dean of International Education and Programs at Farmingdale State College and Longtime SBPLI Volunteer, will be honored at the event.
Dr. Greenwald’s dedication to SBPLI began in 2004, when she was invited to serve as a judge for the SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, which takes place each April at Hofstra University. After finding herself immediately awed by the incredible energy and enthusiasm of the students, mentors and volunteers, Dr. Greenwald was hooked and opted to even volunteer to judge at the FIRST Robotics Competition Championships. In 2007, she signed on as Judge Advisor for the SBPLI Long Island Regional in 2003 and has assumed that role ever since. Dr. Greenwald is also instrumental in coordinating the annual Fred Breithut Scholarship, which is presented to an incoming Farmingdale College student each year.
In her dual roles as Dean of International Education and Programs and Senior International Officer at Farmingdale College, Dr. Greenwald is tasked with the internationalization of the campus and with creating a globally competent student body that understands the interconnectedness of technology, applied science, business, culture and society on an international scale. Over the past few years, Dr. Greenwald has been forging long-term partnerships with educational institutions, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations in South America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean in an effort to support, negotiate and manage a variety of international programs.
In recognition of her work, Dr. Greenwald was presented with the William H. Fulbright International Administrators Award in 2015, which afforded her the opportunity to travel to France to develop bilateral programs of educational exchange between France and the United States. Throughout her nearly 20-year tenure at Farmingdale College, Dr. Greenwald has served as Dean of the School of Business, as Chair of the Computer Systems Department and as Professor of Computer Programming and Information Systems. In addition to her role in SBPLI’s FIRST Robotics Competition Development Council, Dr. Greenwald is also a member of AIEA-Association of International Education Administrators.
Dr. Greenwald will join her fellow SBPLI supporters at the event, which begins with registration and golfers' breakfast at 10:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12 p.m. noon and a BBQ Lunch on the course. The day will conclude with a dinner and reception, from 6 to 8:30 pm. Registration costs $1,200 per foursome or $325 per golfer. For those who would like to attend only the cocktail reception and dinner, the cost is $125 per person.
There are also presently several attractive sponsorship opportunities available to assist SBPLI and provide businesses and individuals with valued recognition. SBPLI strives to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It proudly sponsors and manages the full roster of FIRST Long Island robotics programs and events, which includes the FIRST Robotics Competition as well as the FIRST® Tech Challenge, FIRST® LEGO League and FIRST® LEGO League Jr.
For more information regarding the golf outing, or to register to participate or sponsor, visit www.sbpligolf.com.
For more information on SBPLI or the FIRST Long Island programs, please visit www.sbpli-lifirst.org.
In case of inclement weather on the day of the event, please call the club at (631) 584-7733 for playing conditions.
About School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.
School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is a fully volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984 by Fred Breithut with the goal of developing partnerships between local high schools and businesses. His goal was to provide students with practical experience and curriculum development, while helping the business community develop its future workforce, which resulted in the formation of over 100 partnerships. In 1999, SBPLI brought the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to Long Island, which featured just eight FIRST Robotics Competition high school teams. Since then, the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to over 50 teams competing each year. SBPLI also hosts Long Island’s annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying and Championship Tournaments and the FIRST LEGO League Junior Expos, in which over 2,000 elementary and middle school students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties take part each year. In 2016, SBPLI added the FIRST Tech Challenge to its roster of programs. For more information about the programs, or to learn how to become a sponsor, visit www.sbpli-lifirst.org.
About SCOPE Education Services
SCOPE Education Services is a not-for-profit, private organization permanently charted by the New York State Board of Regents to provide services to school districts. Founded in 1964 by school superintendents, it is a cooperative venture for sharing resources to deal with common concerns. It is governed by a Board of Directors of school superintendents and college representatives and serves as a regional School Study Council and School Board Institute.