Author Arianna Chen

Independent Agents and Brokers Foundation Create Chair in Insurance and Risk Management at Stony Brook College of Business Chris Allenger and his colleagues at the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Suffolk County (IIABSC) had been struggling with a problem faced by the insurance industry around the country: a shrinking pool of new professionals and a growing deficit in their field. Long Island’s insurance industry professionals make up an aging demographic, and it’s projected that about 30,000 plan to retire soon, leaving employers scrambling to find young talent to fill the void. As the IIABSC strategized solutions that would promote…

Of all the newborns to receive specialized care in the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), nearly 100 per year have a birthweight of 3 pounds or less. At that size, head circumference is often no larger than an orange, hands can barely grip an adult thumb and a foot — when birth weight hovers just over 1 pound — can be as small as a penny. Thankfully, Suffolk County’s smallest and most vulnerable citizens have access to technology and expert care delivered by Suffolk County’s premier neonatal team. In support of this tradition of excellence, Jim…

James A. Vosswinkel, MD, Invested as First  “Lillian and Leonard Schneider Endowed Professor in Trauma Surgery”  at Stony Brook University Ceremony Stony Brook surgeon and trauma medicine physician James A. Vosswinkel, MD, was named the Lillian and Leonard Schneider Endowed Professor in Trauma Surgery at an investiture ceremony on September 7, 2017. The new endowed professorship position was created by Mrs. Lillian Schneider in memory of her late husband Leonard Schneider and in grateful recognition of the care she received from Vosswinkel. In 2016, Schneider was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital’s emergency department after a serious automobile accident in Montauk.…

BY GREGORY ZARB Junior attacker Kylie Ohlmiller recorded her third assist on Friday after junior midfielder Samantha DiSalvo with 4:55 left in the first half. That assist gave her 150 points on the year, which broke Maryland’s Jen Adams’ 16-year record of 149 points in a single season. Ohlmiller ended her day with three goals and three assists, extending her point total to 151. “Whoever is playing her has that dream matchup,” Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse head coach Joe Spallina said. “What she’s done this year is in true Michael Jordan fashion. She makes the players around her better.” The…

BY TIM OAKES First year head coach Matt Senk began coaching Stony Brook Baseball, then a Division III program, in 1991. The program and it’s facilities were in rough shape. His team played with a large “mound” between second base and right field. Scott Schermansky was a short-statured right fielder; the team had trouble seeing if he completed catches. “The only way you knew was when the infielders confirmed, ‘yeah, it’s a good catch,’” Senk said. “You could barely see him from the dugout. That’s just kind of example of what kind of condition the field was in.” More than…

By Frank A. Loglisci ’07 Many students graduate college with a dream of being successful in their field, and while the definition of what it is to be a success is different for each person, my advice is always the same. It’s a given that you need to be smart, driven and work hard, but one of the hardest and most important things you need to be able to do is communicate. I don’t mean being able to write or speak in a professional manner (though both are important, of course). I’m talking about being able to speak to your…

Stony Brook University, and especially the Department of Athletics, has had a major impact on my life. Throughout my four years, I’ve grown in more ways than one and I’m confident that I am prepared and eager for success after I graduate. For instance, the Office of Life Skills — the center for academic advising for student athletes and one of my favorite additions to Athletics throughout my time here — sets up mock interviews, networking events, business etiquette dinners and more for student athletes. Without them, I wouldn’t have had the real-life experiences that have helped me prepare and…

BY GREGORY ZARB Professional boxer Chris Algieri has always had a focus on nutrition and healthy eating. Then an amateur wrestler and student at Stony Brook University, he graduated in 2007 with a degree in healthcare science and a plan to pursue a master’s degree in the same field in order to educate others on how to eat well. And while he did in fact get his master’s from NYIT in 2010, his career as a nutritionist did not begin; that plan was derailed by a lucrative professional boxing career, one that saw him face off for the World Boxing…

When Dr. David R. Rothbard ’74 attended Stony Brook University back in the 1970s, the current Department of Geosciences was known as the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS). Dr. Rothbard received his BS with Honors in 1974. He went on to complete an AM in Geological Sciences at Harvard University and a PhD in Geology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is now a leading professional in materials analysis and problem solving, making impacts that go far beyond the Stony Brook community. Although the courses Dr. Rothbard took in the ESS department were challenging, they were delivered in…

Rahsmia was raised in Roslyn Heights, NY, an affluent community on the north shore of Long Island. Her experience of growing up Latina and poor in Roslyn combined with the strong influence of her immigrant mother led Rahsmia to be acutely aware of the issues of racial and economic inequality. After attending a workshop in the sixth grade on the US prison system and minority populations, Ms. Zatar was convinced she wanted to work to give voice to incarcerated individuals. Rahsmia graduated from Roslyn High School in 1995, completed her undergraduate degree in psychology from Hofstra University in Dec.1999 and…

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