Dowling College

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Dowling College
Dowling College seal
Dowling College seal
MottoThe Personal College
Established1955
TypePrivate
Endowment$250,000
PresidentNorman Smith
Students4,481
Undergraduates2,500
Postgraduates1,946
Doctoral students35
LocationLong Island, New York, United States
CampusRudolph - Oakdale, NY
Brookhaven - Shirley, NY
Melville Center - Melville, NY
ColorsBlue      and Gold     
AthleticsNCAA Division II
SportsDowling Athletics
MascotGolden Lions
Websitehttp://www.dowling.edu/
Dowling college logo.jpg
 
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Dowling College
Dowling College seal
Dowling College seal
MottoThe Personal College
Established1955
TypePrivate
Endowment$250,000
PresidentNorman Smith
Students4,481
Undergraduates2,500
Postgraduates1,946
Doctoral students35
LocationLong Island, New York, United States
CampusRudolph - Oakdale, NY
Brookhaven - Shirley, NY
Melville Center - Melville, NY
ColorsBlue      and Gold     
AthleticsNCAA Division II
SportsDowling Athletics
MascotGolden Lions
Websitehttp://www.dowling.edu/
Dowling college logo.jpg

Dowling College is a private co-educational liberal arts college with three campuses spread across Long Island, New York, United States. The college's main campus in Oakdale, New York sits on the site of William K. Vanderbilt's former estate,[1] which is now known as Fortunoff Hall. The Brookhaven Campus in Shirley, New York, sits adjacent to the Brookhaven Airport and is the home to Dowling's aviation program, as well as the college's Division II athletic program. The new athletic complex houses a baseball stadium, soccer field and lacrosse complex. Dowling's Melville Center is located within the corporate headquarters of Long Island's most lucrative companies, in the business district of Melville, NY. This location provides optimal training for the college's MBA candidates.[2] More than 4,000 full and part-time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students make up Dowling's four schools; the School of Education, School of Arts & Sciences, Townsend School of Business, and School of Aviation. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools,[3] New York State Education Department,[4] National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education,[5] The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education,[6] and approved by the FAA as an Air Traffic - Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) School.[7]

History[edit]

In 1955 Adelphi University began offering extension classes in Port Jefferson, Riverhead, and Sayville, New York. In 1959 at the urging of community leaders, Adelphi Suffolk became the first four year, degree granting liberal arts institution in Suffolk County, housed in an old public school building in Sayville. In January 1963, Adelphi Suffolk College purchased the former W.K. Vanderbilt estate in Oakdale to formally create Dowling College which severed its ties with Adelphi in 1968 and was renamed after its chief benefactor city planner and aviator Robert Dowling.[8] The Racanelli Learning Resource Center was constructed in 1974 to house the library, cafeteria and additional classrooms.[9] A month after the Racanelli Learning Resource Center opened, a devastating fire damaged the Idle Hour mansion. The Hunt Room, the Foyer and Ballroom were all substantially damaged. A College committee, led by Alan Fortunoff, Dowling Trustee and son of Fortunoff founder Max Fortunoff, guided the restoration of the ornate woodwork, precious marble, and the elaborately carved stonework. The mansion was renamed to honor Max and Clara Fortunoff, and is now known as Fortunoff Hall.[8]

Academics[edit]

Dowling College is made up of four schools:

School of Education[edit]

Dowling's Bachelor of Arts degrees in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Elementary Education and Bachelor of Science degrees in Physical Education, Special Education and Sport Management prepare students for career paths in Education.[10] Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Education degrees are also offered for students looking to advance their career within the educational realm. Dowling's Graduate School of Education is ranked within the top 20% of colleges and universities nationwide. Over 6500 teachers and administrators, in 124 total school districts on Long Island, have received their education degree from the institution. Long Island is regarded as one of the best locations in the country when it comes to public education and student achievement. The School of Education is accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).[11]

School of Arts and Sciences[edit]

The School of Arts of Sciences has three divisions: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics. The School of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees,[12] along with a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, Master of Science degrees in Environmental Microbiology, and Integrated Mathematics and Science Education.[13]

School of Aviation[edit]

The School of Aviation offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Systems Technology, Aviation Management, and participates in the FAA Air Traffic Control Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program which is the primary source for hiring air traffic controllers.[14] The School of Aviation maintains a fleet of aircraft which include, nine Piper Warriors, an Arrow, and a twin engine Seminole.[15] A Virtual Airport Operations System built with a 5 million dollar grant from NASA and Three Frasca flight simulators are located at the Brookhaven campus.[16] Students may obtain training necessary for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private and Commercial certificates, the Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings, the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate and CFI Instrument and CFI Multi-Engine ratings.[14]

Townsend School of Business[edit]

Townsend School of Business offers Bachelors of Business Administration degrees in Accounting, Finance, Management and Leadership and Marketing. Bachelor of Science degrees are also offered for Computer Information Systems and Sport management.[17] In addition to the school's undergraduate programs, Masters of Business Administration degrees are offered in Aviation Management, Banking and Finance, Management and Leadership, Healthcare Management, Corporate Finance, Public Management, and Information Systems Management.[18] As well, Dowling College and Touro Law Center have partnered to offer a dual J.D./M.B.A. degree.[19] The Townsend School of Business is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE),[6] and all degree programs have been approved by and duly registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).[20]

Campus Life[edit]

Dowling's campuses cater to a diverse group of resident students from around the world, with residence halls on both the Oakdale and Brookhaven campuses offering one, two or three bedroom apartments featuring modern conveniences.[21] In the fall of 2013, students were vacated from the Brookhaven Campus residence halls and relocated to the Oakdale Campus, with the College citing low enrollment and increasing costs to maintain the Brookhaven buildings. A free shuttle bus transports students between the two campuses, with stops at the local Long Island Rail Road stations to accommodate commuter students.[22]

Rudolph Campus[edit]

The Rudolph Campus is located 50 miles east of Manhattan in Oakdale, New York. The Rudolph Campus of Dowling College is regarded as one of the most picturesque locations on Long Island. Many of the campus buildings sit directly on the banks of the peaceful and quaint Connetquot River and oversee the largest arboretum in the tri-state area.[23]

Fortunoff Hall, which sits directly adjacent to the Connetquot River at the Rudolph Campus, hosts a variety of private and community events.

Brookhaven Campus[edit]

The Brookhaven Campus is located 18 miles east on the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, New York just minutes from the Hamptons. Dowling College's state of the art sports complex, featuring a Multi-Purpose Stadium, Baseball and Softball fields, and Service Building is located here, as well as the college's Aviation program. Due to the expansion of the college, new dormatories, classrooms equipped with technology, computer labs, a cafeteria, book store and a new library have been erected.

Melville Center[edit]

Select undergraduate and graduate courses are also offered at its Melville Center, in Melville, NY.[24] Dowling's Melville Campus houses administrative offices for the Dowling Institute, as well as classrooms, a library, and a conference room.

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Dowling's student government oversees the college's various clubs on campus.[25]

Athletics[edit]

Dowling College is a member of the NCAA Division II East Coast Conference. The various student athlete teams include, Baseball, Softball, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, Men's and Woman's Basketball, Cross Country, Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Tennis, Volleyball and Rowing.[26]

Dowling's Men's Soccer Team won the Division II National Championship in 2006, and again made it to the National Championship game in 2008.

Dowling College Men's Baseball earned a Division II regional championship in 2009, advancing to the Division II World Series. In 2010, Dowling College's Men's Soccer, Men's Lacrosse, and Women's Volleyball team all claimed NCAA Division II regional championships.[27]

Dowling's Men's Lacrosse Team won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2012.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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  16. ^ "Dowling College: School of Aviation - Facilities". Dowling.edu. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  17. ^ "Dowling College: School of Business - Undergraduate Programs". Dowling.edu. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  18. ^ "Dowling College: School of Business - Graduate Programs". Dowling.edu. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  19. ^ "Touro Law - Dual Degree Programs". Tourolaw.edu. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
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  21. ^ "Dowling College - Dowling College-Residence Life". Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
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  23. ^ "Google Satellite view of Rudolph Campus". Google Maps. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
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  28. ^ SAP Executive Board - Bill McDermott

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