November, 2016: NCC Receives $125,000 Grant from NYS Assembly Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper


Immediate:  November 14, 2016

Nassau Community College Receives $125,000 Grant from New York State Assembly Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper to Attract and Retain Hispanic Students


Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College President Dr. W. Hubert Keen is proud to announce that the College has received a $125,000 grant from Earlene Hooper, Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly (18th A.D.), to attract and retain Hispanic students.

The Hispanic population is amongst the fastest growing populations in the United States, and Nassau County shares in that growth. According to Nassau Community College President Dr. W. Hubert Keen, "NCC is a major service institution to Hispanic students, and this grant will enhance recruitment and outreach to all constituents served by the College."

Deputy Speaker Hooper has expressed her enthusiasm and pride in supporting NCC, and this grant for Nassau's recruitment efforts is evidence of her commitment. She knows that serving the diverse population of Nassau County — of which Hispanic students are an increasingly large proportion — provides a unique opportunity for our newest neighbors to receive a quality education and achieve the American dream.

"On behalf of the entire College community, I would like to thank Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper for her generosity to and fierce advocacy of Nassau Community College," said Dr. Keen.

Media Contacts: Kate Murray 516.572.0601 Alicia Steger 516.572.9634

About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where more than 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 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. For more information, visit

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