STONY BROOK, NY, January 18, 2012 – Stony Brook University has earned three “Best of LI 2012” designations by readers of the Long Island Press in the newspaper’s seventh annual Best of LI competition. Winners in the Education category were announced in the January 12 issue.
With more than 1.2 million total votes cast in the competition, Long Island Press readers have selected 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. Wolfie, the Seawolves mascot, came in second in the Best Mascot category moving up one spot from last year’s third place finish.
“We are grateful to the readers of the Long Island Press for recognizing Stony Brook University as a place of excellence and one of Long Island’s greatest resources,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University. “This past year was an extraordinary one in the young history of our institution,” he said, referring to numerous fellowships, awards, advancements in science, technology and engineering, a banner year in athletics and two milestone moments, the historic Simons Gift and the approval of the NY SUNY2020 legislation. “Stony Brook University is positioned to become one of the nation’s top-tier universities.”
|Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD|
In addition to the winners published in the January 12 commemorative issue, the remaining winners will be announced in the January 19 issue followed by the “Best of the Best” issue on January 26 featuring the top 20 overall vote getters.
About Stony Brook University
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. In the 50+ years since its founding, the University has grown tremendously, now with nearly 25,000 students and 2,200 faculty members and is recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, joining an elite group of universities, including Berkeley, University of Chicago, Cornell, MIT, and Princeton that run federal research and development laboratories. SBU is a driving force of the Long Island economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounting for nearly four percent of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.