Organizations & Affiliations
Alumni Association of Nassau Community College, LTD
The Alumni Association of Nassau Community College, Ltd., a not-for-profit corporation,
was founded in 1985 to create and maintain, among the College's graduates, an abiding
sense of personal commitment to the life and growth of Nassau Community College.
The Alumni Association is a self-sustaining organization whose officers, directors,
and membership is composed of dues-paying graduates of Nassau Community College.
Membership is open to all degree and certificate recipients of Nassau Community College.
Lifetime membership dues are $50.00. Membership dues are primarily used to fund the
Association's scholarship program.
The scholarship program provides funds for students attending the College. The Association
strives to increase the number of scholarships each year. The present goal is to award
a scholarship to a student from every high school in the County who plans to enroll
at Nassau Community College.
Nassau Community College Foundation, Inc.
The Nassau Community College Foundation is an eleemosynary corporation formed to promote
the interests of the College. The Foundation is structured to meet the ever-increasing
demands of the future by providing an independent avenue to receive philanthropic
aid, which assists in the continuing development of the College and its varied programs.
The Foundation may accept, hold, invest, reinvest and administer any gifts, bequests,
or trusts which benefit the College.
The Foundation disburses funds for the purposes of scholarship awards to students,
faculty development programs and various activities which enrich the educational programs
of the College. In some instances, the Nassau Community College Foundation functions
as the fiduciary agent for the receipt of grants written by faculty and professional
The primary focus of the Foundation's activities is the scholarship program. Direct
support to students assists in the fulfillment of their educational goals. Through
the auspices of the Foundation, scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in
academic departments. Additionally, programs in faculty development, leadership and
cultural activities are undertaken through the efforts of the Foundation Board.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors composed of prominent members of
the business and professional community, each of whom is dedicated to the goals of
higher education and the success of Nassau's students.
The State University
The State University of New York (SUNY) encompasses 64 geographically dispersed campuses
(both two and four-year) that bring educational opportunities to virtually all New
York citizens. It comprises the nation's largest centrally managed system of higher
education. Nassau Community College is the largest single campus of 30 two-year colleges
operating under the system. When founded in 1948, the State University of New York
system consolidated 29 Stat-operated, but unaffiliated, institutions whose varied
histories of service dated as far back as 1816. SUNY has grown to a point where its
impact is felt educationally, culturally, and economically the length and breadth
of the state. As a comprehensive public university, SUNY provides a meaningful educational
experience to the broadest spectrum of individuals. Just under 428,000 students (full
and part-time) are pursuing traditional study in classrooms or are working at home,
at their own pace, through such innovative institutions as Empire State College -
for over two decades, a leader in non-traditional education, distance learning and
assessment of prior learning.
SUNY's students are predominantly New York State residents, who represent more than
95 percent of the University's under- graduate enrollment. Approximately one-third
of all New York State high school graduates continue on to a SUNY institution. Nassau
Community College has the highest number of minority students among SUNY's community
colleges. Approximately one-third of the total enrollment is 25 years of age or older,
reflecting SUNY's services to specific constituencies, such as training for business
and industry, continuing education, and a wide array of community services to promote
both personal enrichment and professional growth.
The State University is governed by a Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor,
which directly determines the policies to be followed by the 34 state-supported campuses.
Community colleges have their own local boards of trustees whose relationship to the
SUNY board is defined by law.
The University motto is:
"TO LEARN...TO SEARCH...TO SERVE"