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Suffolk Federal Credit Union Named Official Partner of Suffolk County Community College

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August 24, 2020

TO:                  The College Community

FROM:            Mary Lou Araneo, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

                        Dr. Sylvia Diaz, Executive Director-Suffolk Community College Foundation

SUBJECT:      Suffolk Federal Credit Union Partnership Updates: Sharks Checking; SFCU Member Referral Promotion; SUNY Suffolk Scholarship News; and Photography Contest

 

In 2019, the College, the Foundation and Suffolk Federal Credit Union joined together in the largest corporate naming partnership in the College’s history. This relationship has strengthened through frequent friendly contact, and efforts to align each organization’s mission priorities with a collaborative vision for the future that features service to the Long Island community.

 

As part of this partnership, we named the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena on the Michael J. Grant Campus and we have placed additional branding on the Ammerman and Eastern campuses. We have worked collaboratively to distribute two rounds of scholarships to a dozen SUNY Suffolk students, as well as establishing an internship program.

 

Now, we are pleased to share the latest Suffolk Federal Credit Union partnership updates with the college community.  You are especially invited to learn more about the Credit Union’s commitment to co-brand Sharks Checking—a major effort they are featuring across the County—that will benefit the Suffolk Community College Foundation.  Please visit the links below and view the attachment for details.

 

 

  • Check out the Credit Union’s exciting Scholarships Supporting SUNY Suffolk students!

https://www.suffolkfcu.org/suffolk-federal-presents-37650-college-scholarships

 

  • Learn more about the SFCU Member Referral Promotion

https://www.suffolkfcu.org/member-referral-program-2020

and photography contest

https://www.suffolkfcu.org/calling-photographers-summer-photography-contest

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August 2020 Six students get College scholarships from Suffolk Federal

Two of the six Long Island students awarded college scholarships to Suffolk County Community College. (Photo: Suffolk Federal Credit Union)

Victoria Knotoff of Manorville; Robert Gronenthal of East Patchogue; Cheyenne Spillett of Medford; Chase Fusaro of Sound Beach; Emily Grieco of Bayport; and Nathaniel Polk of Bay Shore.

June 2020, Suffolk Federal Names Michele Dean '88, Suffolk County Community College Alumna As New President & Chief Executive Officer

Michele-DeanSuffolk Federal has announced the selection of Michele Dean of Smithtown as President and Chief Executive Officer.  She is the first woman to serve in this position in Suffolk Federal’s 52-year history. Dean will provide strategic leadership, tactical oversight, and comprehensive direction of day-to-day operations consistent with Suffolk Federal’s vision and mission...

“I am honored to be joining Suffolk Federal and appreciate the Board of Directors’ confidence in me to lead this dynamic organization as we move towards the future. I am excited to work with the Board and the Suffolk Federal team to effectively serve our members and community, building upon a solid foundation to achieve continued success, growth and expansion,” explained Dean.

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March 10, 2020  ESL Student Earns Striving for Excellence Award and $1,000

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Photo L to R - Krista Svedberg, vice president of marketing, Suffolk Federal Credit Union; Laura Racioppi, AVP - executive assistant to the CEO, Suffolk Federal Credit Union; Dr. Sylvia Diaz Suffolk Community College Foundation executive director; Mario Pinzon, 2020 Striving for Excellence Award winner; June Ohrnberger, EdD, Director of ESL Programs; Mary Lou Araneo, vice president for institutional advancement.

November 20, 2019 Newsday "SCCC sports center gets a new name: Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena" by David Reich-Hale

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The basketball court at Suffolk County Community College announces the arena's new name, part of a deal that includes a $1.79 million gift to the school's foundation from Suffolk Federal Credit Union. Credit: Newsday/David Reich-Hale

By David Reich-Hale david.reich-hale@newsday.com Updated November 20, 2019 3:40 PM

Suffolk Federal Credit Union is unveiling signage and branding around its naming rights deal at Suffolk County Community College’s health, sports and education center in Brentwood.

The sports and education center is now known as the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena. The 60,000-square-foot facility has three multipurpose courts, running tracks, an eight-lane swimming pool and a fitness center.

The naming rights deal is part of a partnership between the two organizations that includes a $1.79 million gift to the school’s foundation.

The deal was originally announced in July, and the signage was unveiled Wednesday.

The agreement will provide Suffolk Federal Credit Union with a collegewide naming presence for a minimum of seven years. The credit union also has an option to extend the agreement to 10 years, which would bring the anticipated value of the partnership to more than $2.5 million.  

This amount includes annual scholarships offered to high school or other students entering Suffolk County Community College.

Suffolk Federal also presented six students who are attending Suffolk County Community College with $30,000 in scholarships.

“We could not be prouder of our partnership with Suffolk County Community College and the Suffolk Community College Foundation and look forward to continued success utilizing the endless possibilities we are able to create together for years to come,” Ralph D. Spencer, president and chief executive of Suffolk Federal, said in a statement.

In addition to the arena’s new branding, Suffolk Federal will have its brand on event materials including schedules, student and alumni publications as well as corporate brochures. Additional signage will also be placed at the gym facilities at the College’s Riverhead and Selden campuses.

Suffolk County Community College is a two-year, open-enrollment institution.

Medford-based Suffolk Federal Credit Union operates 10 branches and has about 60,000 members

November 20, 2019 Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena Unveiling Ceremony

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Join leadership from Suffolk County Community College, Suffolk Community College Foundation and Suffolk Federal Credit Union in celebration for the official Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena Unveiling Ceremony. Free and open to the public.

November 18, 2019 Suffolk Federal and College Celebrate Naming of Arena and Unveil New Sign

Suffolk County Community College’s 60,000-square foot state-of-the-art athletics and education facility on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood is now officially the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena. Officials unveiled a new Suffolk Federal sign, 52 foot wide by 7 foot high, on the building’s facade today. The arena hosts thousands of visitors annually.

July 16, 2019 Suffolk Federal Credit Union Named Official Partner of Suffolk County Community College

It’s a slam dunk as two powerhouses in Suffolk County join forces. Suffolk Federal Credit Union is now the official partner of Suffolk County Community College, a move that cements the two brands as hometown leaders, in a time of continued growth and success. “We could not be more thrilled to enter into this partnership with such an esteemed establishment where we can benefit the leaders of tomorrow,” said Ralph D. Spencer Jr., President & CEO of Suffolk Federal. “The resulting opportunities are proving to be endless through not only brand awareness and community events, but financial education for the students as well,” he added.

With this new partnership, the college’s former Health, Sports & Education Center on its Brentwood campus will now become known as the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena. The 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility hosts thousands of visitors each year through events including athletic games and expos. Home to three multi-purpose courts, sporting fields, indoor and outdoor running tracks, an eight-lane swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center and more, the center is situated alongside the Long Island Expressway.

“This is a historic moment for Suffolk Community College Foundation, Suffolk Federal Credit Union and the students, alumni and members of the Suffolk County Community College family!” exclaimed Belinda Alvarez Groneman, Chairperson of the Suffolk Community College Foundation. “The Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena will not only serve as the Home of the Sharks but will continue to serve as a destination for community groups, professional organizations, trade associations and of course, the students of Suffolk County Community College. This landmark joins the great arenas of our region and I am grateful for the support of the men and women of the Suffolk Federal Credit Union for their generosity and commitment to our community college,” she continued.

Sylvia A. Diaz, PhD, LMSW, Executive Director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation added “Today we join with more than 26,000 students and over 125,000 alumni as Suffolk County Community College celebrates the naming of the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena in Brentwood, Long Island! The nationally recognized Suffolk Sharks athletics teams have earned the right to practice and play in one of the largest collegiate athletic spaces in our region – now recognized through this generous naming gift as Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena – The Home of the Sharks! Our sincere thanks go to Suffolk Federal Credit Union President & CEO Ralph Spencer, who was also our recent Golf Classic honoree, Suffolk Federal’s Board Chairman James Maggio, Supervisory Committee member Todd Johnson and all the good folks who serve at the Suffolk Federal Credit Union throughout our county, many of whom are Suffolk Community College alums!”

Recently Suffolk Federal presented six local graduating high school seniors who will be attending Suffolk County Community College this fall with $30,000 in scholarships. Boasting over 26,000 students spread across five locations, the two-year, open enrollment institution is the largest community college in the SUNY system. More than 70-degree programs and 30 certificate programs are offered.

“Suffolk Federal’s funding of these scholarships demonstrates in a powerful way their commitment to the young men and woman of Suffolk County and to the societal benefits that flow from an educated and trained workforce. So, thank you Suffolk Federal,” added Suffolk County Community College Executive Vice President Louis Petrizzo.

With the merger, changes coming to the Brentwood campus include updated signage inside and outside the renamed arena, the display of the credit union’s logo on the court floor, the opportunity to participate in tabling at area events as well as student job fairs and recognition on event materials including schedules, student and alumni publications as well as corporate brochures. Additional signage will also be placed at the gym facilities at the College’s Riverhead and Selden Campuses.

“The Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena is the center stage of the Michael J. Grant Campus of Suffolk County Community College and my late father, for whom the campus was named, would be thrilled with this historic naming opportunity!” explained Michael J. Grant, First Vice Chairperson of the Suffolk Community College Foundation. “Our Foundation Board is delighted to partner with Ralph Spencer and Suffolk Federal Credit Union to advance the college by providing generous scholarship support and additional funding that will enhance student services and academic programs.”

 

June 25, 2019 Suffolk Federal Credit Union Announces Scholarships to Make Dream of Attending Suffolk Community College Possible

Students can access information and apply at the following links:

 

June 25, 2019 Suffolk Federal Awards $30,000 in Scholarships to Students

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