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November 13, 2023

Nassau Community College Holds
 Annual Commemorative Brick Ceremony

On Friday, October 27, Nassau Community College held its annual Commemorative Brick Ceremony to honor the NCC alumni, employees and friends who support the college’s scholarship and academic programs.  The event takes place in the Commemorative Garden during NCC’s Homecoming and Alumni Week.

“Nassau Community College transforms lives. This college is a place where all students can learn, grow and thrive on their way to the next step in their academic and professional lives,” said Dr. Maria Conzatti, Chief Administrative Officer. “We are grateful for our supporters and the contributions they have made to this institution to ensure our students success.”  

During the Commemorative Brick Ceremony, the college remembers those who have supported NCC through the years in “A Cornerstone for Life” and “A Building Block for Success” categories.  There were 23 inductees for 2023:

In Honor of Steven Bandrowczak, CEO Xerox, NCC Class of 1985
Peter J. Belikis, Greatest of All Time
In Honor of Dr. R. Bialstock, 43 Years of Dedicated Service
Rudy J. Breedy, Fun Loving Colleague & Friend
Abel Cantillo, The Best Boss, The Best Friend
Prof. Craig Capria, Alumnus, Colleague and Friend
Dr. Joy Dedonato, Coworker & Friend
Monte Devendittis, Loyal Friend & Colleague,
In Memory of D. Curlie Faber
Ad Chris Fleck, Forever in Our Hearts
Jay Goldfarb, NCC Alumni Association Treasurer, 2003 – 2023
Charlotte Hoffman, Dedicated Professor
Charlie Kean, A True Friend to All
Geraldine Kowalik, Wife, Mother, and Friend
In Honor of Bruce Lagnese, NCC Class of 1976
Noreen Lowey, Student, Prof-Chair of Chairs
In Loving Memory of Edith & Harvey Mcgrath
Gustavo Rivera NCC, Thanks You For 30 Years of Service
Work Hard Be Kind, Jessica Rodgers ‘98
Keith Schilling, Friend Colleague, Alumni ‘85
In Loving Memory, Pso II Kathy Jo Tatum
In Honor of Demetrius Watkins, A True Leader & Friend
Prof. Sylvestor Wise, Educator, Mentor, Trailblazer & Friend

For more information about the Nassau Community College Foundation visit, call 516.572.0670 or email

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to transform lives through higher education. Serving 14,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC offers more than 80 programs that lead to the associate’s degree or certificate. Through on-campus and online offerings, the College educates local and international students, and boasts 160,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence, affordability, and ease of transferability to four-year schools. 



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