great american smoke out poster winner 2007


Immediate: December 11, 2007Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:

Lindenhurst Resident Vitaliy Burov Winner of the 2007 Nassau Community College Great American Smokeout Poster Contest

Garden City, NY Nassau Community College is pleased to announce that the winner of its 2007 Great American Smokeout Poster Contest was Lindenhurst resident Vitaliy Burov.

Burov, who grew up in the Ukraine and came to the United States when he was 16, is a commercial art major at Nassau. Upon graduation, he hopes to study animation, possibly at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He then intends to pursue a career in commercial art or animation.The Great American Smokeout is part of the American Cancer Society Great American Health Challenge, a year-round initiative that encourages Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to reduce their risk of cancer. The NCC Substance Awareness Committee and the Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations has sponsored the Great American Smokeout Poster Contest at Nassau Community College for the past 17 years. Burov's poster was used to promote the Smokeout on campus.About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 21,000 full- and part-time students and 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 60 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.