Author Kristen Temkin

For Eboné Carrington ’01, going “Far Beyond” meant taking a trip across the street. After years of overlooking Harlem Hospital from her balcony — and after earning her BS in Business Management at Stony Brook in 2001 — the Harlem native and 40 Under Forty honoree made history in 2016 when she became the Hospital’s youngest-ever CEO at the age of 37. Today, Eboné manages over 2,400 employees and a $200 million budget.  Still, her ties to Harlem Hospital go beyond her own work as CEO. Both of her parents have held positions in the Hospital, making for over 80…

When our alumni come to Stony Brook, they know they’ll leave with a world-class education. But many leave with much more — lifelong friends, once in a lifetime experiences and best of all, a Stony Brook love story. Here are just a few of the heartwarming Stony Brook Love Stories that have been shared with the Alumni Association. Share your own Stony Brook Love Story on social media with hashtag #SBULoveStories. Robin Fitzpatrick ’84 ’87 and Marianne Fitzpatrick (Pisko) “I was an assistant manager at the Rainy Night House Café in the union basement, and we hired my future wife…

Alumni Spotlight: Anthony John Iafrate M.D. /Ph.D. ’00 A Stony Brook School of Medicine Alumni Board Initiative Highlighting Prominent Alumni to Enrich and Inspire Students Today. Presented by: Jheison Giraldo, MD Candidate Class of 2021 It is with great pleasure and pride that the Stony Brook School of Medicine Alumni board student representatives introduce Dr. Anthony John Iafrate for this month’s “Alumni Spotlight” feature. Dr. Iafrate has led a successful career as a physician scientist, and we hope that his advice and story will inspire current students to reach for success. Dr. Iafrate graduated from Stony Brook University in 2000 after…

Connect with alumni and friends over light food and wine. Then, hear Stephen Rabeno PhD, LCSW-R discuss methods to enrich intimate relationships while balancing work responsibilities. Within his discussion, Dr. Rabeno will incorporate mindfulness, vulnerability and the effect of feeling loved that expands relationship satisfaction. Question and answer session to follow. Thursday, February 8, 2018 Harmony Vineyards 169 Harbor Road St. James, NY 11780 5:30 pm Reception 6:30 pm “Life as a Partner in a Two Career Couple Lecture by Stephen Rabeno ’91, PhD, LCSW-R Register today » Tickets are $15 per person and include light food and two glasses…

The ranks of black women leading colleges and universities in the U.S. are small, but growing. On October 27, 2017, Stony Brook alumna Barbara Gaba ‘69, PhD added her name to the list when she was sworn in as president of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey, becoming both the first African-American and the first woman to lead the 50-year-old institution.   And, in less than three months, Dr. Gaba has already made significant moves to strengthen the college, bolstering partnerships with area high schools and creating new transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities in the Garden State. “My…

Have you ever seen an athlete Tweeting late the night before a big game? Hear from Stony Brook Faculty, Dr. Lauren Hale and Dr. Jason Jones, on the impact of sleep deprivation (as evidenced through late night social media use) on next-day performance for professional basketball players. Stick around after the lecture to cheer on Seawolves Basketball and enjoy a pre-game reception. Saturday, January 27, 2018 Stony Brook University Island Federal Credit Union Arena 5 pm to 6 pm Lecture with Dr. Lauren Hale and Dr. Jason Jones Goldstein Room 6 pm to 7 pm Pre-game reception Seawolves Den 7…

Monica is a Business Development Manager at Google where she leads merchant partnerships for Android Pay. She has launched numerous integrations with national brands including Panera Bread, Dunkin’ Donuts and Walgreens; all while enabling frictionless commerce experiences for users on the Android platform. Previously Monica was a Finance Manager at American Express, where she led deal modeling and advisory on consumer co-brand programs and commerce innovation. She was a key player in driving the American Express Apple Pay partnership, enabling AmEx customers to make purchases in-store on a mobile device. It was during this time that Monica became fascinated with…

Hockey alumni, get back on the ice for an alumni game, then watch from the stands as Stony Brook Hockey takes on Colorado! Friday, January 26, 2018 The Rinx 660 Terry Road Hauppauge, NY 11788 7 pm Alumni Hockey Game 9 pm #11 Stony Brook Hockey vs. #8 University of Colorado $75 per person must be paid online through the registration link below. Includes: Ice time for alumni New commemorative alumni jersey (with your number on the back) Alumni Association gift 2 tickets to the Stony Brook Hockey game Food and drink after the alumni game Register today. For questions,…

The New Year has arrived and with it a fresh start for many who have eagerly set their New Year’s Resolutions with the hope of making a change for the better. This year, the Stony Brook Alumni Association is making a resolution of their own – to help over 180,000 alumni stick to their 2018 goals. Take a look at how the Alumni Association can help you with each of your resolutions this year: Cut down on monthly expenses by lowering your energy bills with exclusive savings from Petro Home Services and EmPower Solar. You can also get special discounts on home, renter’s…

Dear Colleagues, Despite its advantages, I commonly dislike jargon.  True, it promotes understanding among those who share a common language.  Far too often, however, jargon is shorthand replacing the complexity and detail required for shared conversation and deeper understanding.  Worse, it is often an instrument to separate insiders from outsiders, to give the impression of moral or intellectual superiority, or to confuse and obfuscate communication.  Think of your interactions with uncommunicative medical or legal personnel and you’ll have some idea about the frustrations and limitations of jargon. Yet there is one word in current usage of which I am quite…

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