Stony Brook University Southampton
Stories

The Southampton Campus is full of history and has been a part of so many memories. Here are some we would like to share.


bob reevesJitney Story
Robert Reeves is the Associate Provost of the Southampton Graduate Arts campus. He founded the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program and has presided over the program’s dramatic growth. The author of two acclaimed novels as well as screenplays, short fiction, essays, and literary criticism, Reeves here tells the story of how his life changed on a Jitney from the Hamptons to Manhattan.

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carla caglioti

Channeling Whitman
Carla Caglioti is the Executive Director of Southampton Graduate Arts at Stony Brook University, and the former Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Southampton Campus of Long Island University. As a child, she spent summers on the campus while her father taught in the art department. She later became a student in English and Writing, and this year marks her 25th summer with the Writers Conference. "Over the months and years, I have listened to Southampton whoop and whisper," she says.

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alumniYour Memories of Southampton
We asked you to provide your favorite memories of the Southampton campus, and you did!

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thieleRemembering Southampton College
New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., is a 1976 graduate of Southampton College who went to become a Suffolk County legislator and Southampton Town supervisor before moving on to represent the 1st District in the state assembly. An East End native from Sag Harbor, Assemblyman Thiele has always been passionate about the Southampton campus. "The campus is an integral part of the tapestry of East End life," he says.

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windmillSouthampton Windmill Designated a Literary Landmark
On Saturday, July 13, the windmill at Stony Brook Southampton was officially designated a Literary Landmark by the United for Libraries, in partnership with Empire State Center for the Book. The Designation Ceremony kicks off a yearlong celebration of the Southampton campus’ 50th anniversary.

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windmillThe College Windmill — An Affectionate History
Written by former Southampton College president Edward C. Glanz and published in 1969, this booklet provides a history of the 18th Century windmill that sits at the heart of the Southampton Campus. The book is reproduced here — with the permission of Shirley Glanz — in its entirety as an online flipbook, so you can read it as did faculty, staff and students more than 40 years ago. We hope that you enjoy this special publication and that it rekindles your “affectionate memory” of the Southampton Campus and the windmill.

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