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Nassau Community College

Motto "Stay Close, Go Far"

Type

Co-ed two-year Public Community College President - Dr.W.Hubert Keen

Established 1959

Undergraduates 20,000

Location East Garden City, NY, USA

Colors Navy Blue and orange

Nickname Lions

Affiliations State University of New York
State University of New York
system

Mascot Leo the Lion

Website www.ncc.edu

Nassau Community College
Community College
(NCC) is a two-year college located in East Garden City, New York, USA. The school is in Nassau County on Long Island. NCC maintains a nationwide reputation for ease of transferability to four-year institutions.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Academics 3 Nassau Community College
Community College
Cultural Program 4 Athletics 5 Notable alumni 6 References 7 External links

History[edit]

Buildings T and P

Nassau Community College
Community College
was created as part of the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1959. When the college opened, on February 1, 1960, it had 632 students, and classes were held in an old courthouse. When Mitchel Air Force Base
Mitchel Air Force Base
closed, the college obtained substantial property, including buildings to develop its new campus, on what is now known as Mitchel Field. (The government still retains some housing and other facilities in the vicinity of the Nassau campus.)[citation needed] Academics[edit] Nassau Community College
Community College
annually awards the largest number of Associate degrees in the State of New York and the third largest number of Associate degrees for a single campus two-year public colleges in the United States. The strongest programs at Nassau Community College
Community College
are mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, and nursing. NCC offers the A.A. degree in Liberal Arts focused on humanities and social sciences, specialized A.A. and A.S. transfer degrees, and A.A.S. degrees and certificate programs designed to serve immediate employment goals of students.[1] Intern/work-study opportunities with local, national and international businesses and organizations are available for students in both career and liberal arts programs.[1] Nassau Community College
Community College
Cultural Program[edit] This organization within the Nassau Community College
Community College
arranges theater productions and cultural programs on campus. Athletics[edit] Notable alumni[edit]

Bruce Arena, soccer coach Joel Rifkin, American Serial killer[2] Arjun Atwal, professional golfer Brian Baldinger, radio and TV pundit Phil Baroni, 2-time NJCAA All-American Wrestler; professional Mixed Martial Artist, formerly with the UFC[3] Steve Buscemi, actor Luke Cummo, competed on The Ultimate Fighter 2, retired professional Mixed Martial Artist[4] Billy Crystal, comedian Jay Hieron, wrestler, mixed martial artist[5] Steve Israel, United States
United States
Congressman Jesse Lacey, singer of Brand New Ryan LaFlare, wrestler; professional mixed martial arts fighter, currently competing in the Welterweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship[6] Al Iaquinta, wrestler; professional MMA fighter, The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finalist, UFC Lightweight[7] Lou Michel, author and journalist John Moschitta, Jr., speed talker Eddie Murphy, actor and comedian Elliott Murphy
Elliott Murphy
singer/songwriter & writer Bob Nelson (comedian), stand-up comic Mark O'Connell (drummer), drummer of Taking Back Sunday Michael Anthony Pegues, visual artist Michael Robinson (arena football), Arena Football League Player Zack Ryder
Zack Ryder
(Matthew Cardona), professional wrestler signed to WWE Chris Weidman, NYS Collegiate Champion; professional mixed martial artist Rasul Douglas, Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback

References[edit]

^ a b c "Academic Overview". Nassau Community College. Retrieved October 14, 2009.  ^ " Joel Rifkin Biography". biography.com. A&E Television Networks. October 21, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2016.  first1= missing last1= in Authors list (help)CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ "Phil Baroni". UFC. Retrieved 2016-08-04.  ^ http://www.gregwapling.com/tv/the-ultimate-fighter/the-ultimate-fighter-biographies.html ^ "Jay Hieron". UFC. Retrieved 2016-08-04.  ^ "Ryan LaFlare". UFC. Retrieved 2016-08-04.  ^ "Al Iaquinta". UFC. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 

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