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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

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


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