President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and Stony Brook Council Chair Kevin S. Law presented awards earlier this month to outgoing Stony Brook Council members Jeanne Y. Garant and John J. Corrado in grateful appreciation their dedicated service to Stony Brook University. The presentation took place at the December 8 Council meeting.
Garant, who served on the Council from 2008 to 2014, was recognized not only for her service to Stony Brook, but also for her dedication to her community. Highlights of her achievements include leading the movement to place Port Jefferson’s maritime history on the State and National Register, serving on Governor George Pataki’s Task Force on Local Government Reform, and serving as planning commissioner of the Long Island North Shore Heritage Area project.
Corrado served on the Stony Brook Council from 2000 to 2014. As president of Suffolk Transportation — the largest bus company in Suffolk County — Corrado manages public transit for more than 35,000 school children and passengers each day. He also serves on the executive board of the Long Island United Way and chairs a special program for children in need called Success by 6. For his efforts, Corrado has been recognized by organizations such as the Urban League of Long Island, the AMVETS and the East Islip For the Kids’ Foundation.
The Stony Brook Council meeting also included a salute to Stony Brook Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Joe Spallina, who was acknowledged for an outstanding season. The team earned a program record of 17 wins, an America East Conference Title, a Top 20 national ranking and a trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament.