Farmingdale State College: A History

Farmingdale State College: A History

by Frank J. Cavaioli
     
 

Located on 380 acres on the Nassau-Suffolk border, Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the oldest public college on Long Island. In this fascinating and lavishly illustrated history, Frank J. Cavaioli chronicles the school’s rich history from the time it was chartered in 1912 up to the present. He investigates the leadership of such important directors and… See more details below

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Located on 380 acres on the Nassau-Suffolk border, Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the oldest public college on Long Island. In this fascinating and lavishly illustrated history, Frank J. Cavaioli chronicles the school’s rich history from the time it was chartered in 1912 up to the present. He investigates the leadership of such important directors and presidents as Albert A. Johnson, Halsey B. Knapp, Charles W. Laffin Jr., and Frank A. Cipriani, and demonstrates how they motivated faculty to create progressive, innovative programs, and urged them to give service to the community. The school’s original mission was to provide training in agricultural science, but over time it has transformed into a comprehensive college focused on applied science and technology with a strong humanities and social science component. Now a campus of the State University of New York with nearly seven thousand students, the story of FSC is unique, one that mirrors the transformation and growth of the surrounding Long Island community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438443676
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Series:
Excelsior Editions
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. Chartering the New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island

2. Laying the Foundation

3. Albert A. Johnson, 1913–1923

4. Halsey B. Knapp, 1923–1956

5. The World War II Era

6. The Industrial-Technical Division

7. The Charles W. Laffin Jr. Years, 1961–1976

8. Dr. Frank A. Cipriani Heralds the Future, 1978–2000

9. Transition and Transformation

10. Into the Twentieth-First Century

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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