Author Alysha Bullock

To invest in Stony Brook is to give back to the university that offered so much to my development and provided opportunities for my future. I am investing not just in the school but in the students that go there, in the hope that they will benefit however the University utilizes the donation. My wish for the gift is to improve at least one student’s experience at Stony Brook. A student’s experience is the true representation of the University’s success and thus improving its reputation. After attending the University for five years studying engineering, I would like this to…

More than 250 members of the New York Indian American community and Stony Brook University attended the 20th Anniversary Gala of the Bishembarnath and Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies in Great Neck on October 29. This event, attended by many esteemed guests including Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Consul General of India Sandeep Chakravorty, celebrated the remarkable growth and success of the Mattoo Center for India Studies as well as its ambitions for the future of India studies at Stony Brook and beyond. “We need more Centers like this to train the…

Alum Gives Back Through Affordable Housing Projects Julio Bateau ’74 was homesick and needed to learn a new language when he found himself transplanted from Haiti to the United States as a sophomore in high school. As the tenth of twelve brothers and sisters, his family moved to New York City incrementally to escape the political turmoil of the Duvalier regime. “My goal was to attend college but because of the need for my parents to help support so many of my other siblings, I knew it would be almost impossible without a scholarship or financial aid,” he recalls. Fast…

As many of us pause to consider our good fortune, faithful friends and loving families, please know that the Stony Brook community is grateful for you and all that you do to support Stony Brook’s mission.

At an investiture ceremony on the Stony Brook University campus, three new endowed chairs were formally appointed; two leading pediatric clinical research physicians at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and a renowned materials scientist and chemical engineer at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The three new endowed faculty positions were funded by philanthropic gifts from the Knapp family through the Knapp Swezey Foundation, Island Outreach Foundation, and Jane and William Knapp respectively. “From the start of my tenure at Stony Brook, it has been my goal to create 100 endowed faculty positions across a wide range of disciplines to…

David Mark Silberhartz, MD, a 1980 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine, has been a psychiatrist for 33 years and is passionate about helping other physicians join his profession. He recently established the Silberhartz Family Award to provide funds to medical school graduates who are entering their residency training to become psychiatrists. The grant will be awarded for the first time next spring. “I hope to help attract the best and brightest students into psychiatry,” Dr. Silberhartz said. The Silberhartz Family Award is funded through a family trust that was set up years ago. “My parents taught my…