STONY BROOK, NY, January 10, 2013 – Stony Brook University has earned four “Bethpage Best of LI 2013” designations by readers of the Long Island Press in the newspaper’s eighth annual Best of LI competition. Winners in the Education category were announced in the January 10 issue.
Long Island Press readers cast more than 1.2 million votes and chose, for the second consecutive year, Stony Brook University as the Best Long Island College or University; Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, as the Best College President and the Athletic Department for the Best College Sports Program, which includes the “team that shocked the world,” Stony Brook Seawolves baseball and its deep run into the 2012 NCAA College World Series. Earning a number one spot for this first time this year is Stony Brook Child Care Services winning in the Best Day Care and Learning Center categories. Stony Brook University Hospital, Best Hospital category, and Wolfie, Best Mascot category, both finished second in the voting, respectively.
|2012 Stony Brook Seawolves baseball - the team that "Shocked the World."|
“We are grateful to the readers of the Long Island Press for recognizing Stony Brook University as the best on Long Island for the second year in a row,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “As the University continues its extraordinary trajectory toward becoming one of the nation’s top-tier universities, it’s important here at home for us to be recognized as a place of excellence and one of Long Island’s greatest resources by our neighbors.”
In addition to the winners published in the January 10 commemorative issue, the remaining winners will be announced in the January 17 issue followed by the “Best of the Best” issue on January 24 featuring the top 20 overall vote getters.
About Stony Brook University
|The Umbilic Torus at Stony Brook University.|
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 24,000 students and 2,200 faculty. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 40 public universities in the nation and Kiplinger named it the 22nd best value in public colleges for in-state students and 9th for out-of-state students. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4% of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.