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Matthew Dorsey Honored With Academic Excellence Award

It’s been a busy spring for Massapequa resident Matthew Dorsey.

Dorsey became a 2010 recipient of a Farmingdale State College Academic Excellence Award. At the same time, he was awarded a BS in Business Management from Farmingdale’s School of Business.

According to Farmingdale officials, criteria for the awards are based on students excelling with high overall grade point average in coursework, student projects, and contributions to departmental clubs and honor societies. Farmingdale State College faculty selects two students from each major who have been outstanding in their field.

The award and the degree were only the latest honors for Dorsey in his time at Farmingdale. He is also a three time ACHA Academic All American for Hockey and the recipient of a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

The honors were bestowed at a ceremony last April at Farmingdale’s Little Theater. Both Dr. W. Hubert Keen, president of Farmingdale State and Dr. Lucia Cepriano, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the College, spoke at the event, commending the students for their exceptional academic achievements.

Out of the 7,000 students who attend Farmingdale, only 57 students were selected for the honor. They included 14 students from the School of Arts & Sciences, 14 from the School of Business, 19 from the School of Engineering Technology and 10 from the School of Health Sciences.