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Kimberly Cline Honored

Long Island University (LIU) announced that Garden City native Dr. Kimberly R. Cline has been honored as a 2014 Distinguished Leader in Education by Education Update.

Past recipients of the publication’s Distinguished Leader in Education awards include: Harold (Terry) McGraw III, chairman of the board and former president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies; Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman, president of Teachers College, Columbia University; and Dr. Lisa S. Coico, president of The City College of New York.

Since taking the helm as president in 2013, Dr. Cline has led LIU through a transformational process to provide students with an exceptional education that combines a solid grounding in liberal arts and sciences with real-world, experiential learning.

This innovative approach gives students the skills and experience they need to successfully forge careers in the global workplace.

With more than 100,000 readers, Education Update is recognized as a leading source of information for educators and senior administrators in the New York/New Jersey region.

Publisher Dr. Pola Rosen, a former teacher and school supervisor, has been a featured guest on television and public radio while also winning numerous awards from educational and civic groups.

The notable achievements that distinguish Dr. Cline’s leadership at LIU include:

• Establishing the LIU Promise Initiative that pairs incoming students with personal Success Coaches who serve as a single point of contact — from academic counseling to financial aid, student life and career preparation — providing an advocate and trusted guide.

• Launching a groundbreaking cross-disciplinary emphasis on entrepreneurialism through multiple initiatives such as the opening of five new student-run businesses, and partnering with a Long Island venture capital company.

• Leveraging the opportunities offered by the region’s strongest industries by creating a host of career-ready programs in entrepreneurship, financial engineering, alternative investments, fashion merchandising, and equine management, among others.

• Originating an UN Ambassador lecture series that allows students to learn directly from the most influential world leaders of our age.

• Encouraging talented high school students to explore career paths through the new Summer Honors Institute@LIU, which offers a week-long, behind-the scenes view of some of the most popular careers.

• Recognizing the importance of athletics by introducing golf, track and field, wrestling, fencing, swimming and other programs.

In addition to these student initiatives, Cline was recognized by Education Update for strengthening university operations by focusing on institutional effectiveness, conducting a comprehensive strategic planning process, and integrating all major enrollment service areas.

Looking to the future, Dr. Cline has made a significant commitment to increase the university’s fundraising and advancement capacity by recognizing the power that nearly 200,000 active alumni could contribute toward long-term success.

Her degrees include a BS, an MBA, a JD and an Ed.D.

News

Have you considered adding running to your exercise regimen but not sure how to get started? Are you concerned about past injuries? Runners, from experienced to beginner, are sidelined every year due to injury. Physical Therapy Options (PTO) wants to help runners get off to a great start this fall and is pleased to offer the community an opportunity to receive a free comprehensive “Running Analysis.”

 

Physical Therapist Lisa Coors, founder of PTO, views this offering as part of PTO’s mission to help patients live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. 

Yard sale announced

 

The Garden City Bird Sanctuary/Tanners Pond Environmental Center recently announced its annual Fall Benefit Yard Sale. The sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located outdoors inside the front gate at the sanctuary. Vendors are being sought. A 10 x 17 foot selling area is $45 for the day. (Includes space for selling & space to park one car next to selling space)


Sports

Dance Conservatory Program

 

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. 

 

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. 

 

Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted): 

Fall Children’s Tennis Classes

Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.

* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18


Calendar

Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis Program - September 18

Harpeth Rising Concert - September 19 

JV Football - September 20


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