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Show Lukas You’re Committed to Excellence

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Lukas Visadi
Lukas Vasadi

Thanks to dedicated faculty and staff like you, remarkable students like Lukas Vasadi ’16 thrive at Stony Brook and beyond.

Stony Brook impressed Lukas as early as his senior year in high school when, during a campus tour, he sat in on one of Professor Richard Clark’s bioengineering lectures.

“I was awestruck,” said Lukas. “Here was someone who was a doctor, a bioengineering professor, and a researcher all in one — teaching undergraduates!”

On his way home to Washingtonville in upstate New York, Lukas put Stony Brook atop the short list of colleges vying for his attention. Still, he understood that without a scholarship, he may never step foot on campus again.

But each year, generous donors — including more than 1,600 faculty and staff — ensure we can welcome the best and brightest students like Lukas to our Stony Brook community.

You can designate your donation to virtually anywhere on campus.

But gifts to the Stony Brook Fund for Excellence go to student scholarships as well as to fuel innovations in teaching, hands-on research experiences, advances in healthcare and academic enrichment.

Now a junior, Lukas has distinguished himself in many ways.

He shares his excitement for science with underprivileged students in local school districts, he co-founded the Red Watch Band program, and through undergraduate research experiences, he’s discovered his life’s work: a career in bioastronautics, hopefully on NASA’s biomedical research team.

Lukas can continue to dream and think big thanks to faculty donors like you and Professor Clark who, through his gifts to the Annual Fund, said Lukas, “…shows me he’s invested in my future on all levels.”

Please make your gift to our remarkable students through the Annual Fund with a one-time gift or easy payroll deductions at

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