Dec 03 2012
Members of the Office of Campus Security in Old Westbury, Manhattan, and Central Islip, N.Y., hosted a holiday luncheon for the Long Island College and University Security Consortium on Nov. 30 at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion. Nearly 90 people attended the luncheon including campus security directors Denis McGuckin (Old Westbury), William Joseph (Manhattan), and Frank Catalano (Central Islip) as well as Bill Marchand, director of facilities operations (Old Westbury).
A centerpiece of the luncheon was support for the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign. A truckload of gifts, from Barbie dolls to bicycles, was brought to the event and received by U.S. Marines from the Reserve's A Company, 6th Communication Battalion, Afghanistan.
NYIT has played a leadership role for years in the consortium founded in 1977. It is a nonprofit organization comprised of public safety and security directors from more than 40 institutions of higher learning, research, and health systems throughout the Long Island and metropolitan areas. Participating members also include ranking officials of federal, state and local law enforcement, and emergency management entities. Their mission is to assist member institutions in maintaining a safe and secure environment by providing a forum for security, law enforcement, and emergency management professionals to discuss solutions to common issues affecting the region's campus communities.