Stony Brook University again won Best College/University on Long Island for the fifth consecutive year and Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. was voted Best College President for the second consecutive year. The University earned 2016 Bethpage Best of LI designations in the 11th annual competition as follows:
Best College or University: Stony Brook University
Best College President: Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD
Best College Sports Program: Stony Brook University
Best College Sports Coach: Steve Pikiell, Men’s Basketball
Best Film Festival: Stony Brook Film Festival
Best Learning Center Business: Stony Brook Child Care Center
Best Adult Day Care: Long Island State Veterans Home
Best Vascular/Vein Practice: Stony Brook Surgical Associates
“I am honored to be part of Stony Brook University, and I’m constantly impressed with the talent, intelligence and ingenuity of our students, faculty and staff as we continue on our exciting journey of research, education and discovery,” said President Stanley. “We are proud that our neighbors have again recognized Stony Brook as a place of excellence and one of Long Island’s greatest resources.”
In 2014–15 Stony Brook earned three America East Conference championships and had four conference Players of the Year, seven All-Americans, five national and two individual post season bids, two conference coaches and two rookies of the year. Academically, the Seawolves earned six SUNY Chancellor’s Awards and had six conference scholar-athletes of the year, 251 academic honor roll student-athletes and an average student-athlete GPA of 3.08.
Coach Pikiell has led the Men’s Basketball team to another America East regular season championship as the Seawolves (23-5 overall, 14-1 America East) defeated Maine, 75-56. This is the fourth championship in his 11-year tenure.
In its 21st year, the 10-day Stony Brook Film Festival at Staller Center features dozens of top-notch films. This is the second year in a row that Long Islanders have ranked the Stony Brook Film Festival as the best.
No matter what age, children at Stony Brook Child Care enjoy a caring and invigorating environment with superior standards of high-quality early childhood education. This is the third time that Stony Brook Child Care has won this category.
The Long Island State Veterans Home is the adult day care facility that Long Islanders trust for their nurturing professional staff, dedication to perfection and pristine facilities.
With offices throughout Long Island, Stony Brook Surgical Associates offers patients expert care, whether in Stony Brook, or at satellite offices.
More than 50,000 businesses were nominated for the Best of Long Island this year and more than 2 million votes were cast. See the complete list of winners online.