SJC to Hold 21st Annual Golf Classic

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, NY – MAY 3, 2011 – St. Joseph’s College announced today that it will hold its 21st Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 6 at the Plandome Country Club in Plandome, NY. The 2011 honoree is Michael E. Ryan, founder and president of The LandTek Group, Inc. All proceeds from this event will support the College’s athletic programs.

“The College is delighted to honor Mike Ryan, as he and The LandTek Group have played a major role in expanding the athletic programs on our Long Island Campus,” said Nancy Connors, vice president for institutional advancement at St. Joseph’s College. “The new athletic fields are beautiful and our students can't wait to compete on them in the years to come. LandTek has done a great job and we are very grateful to Mike for his expertise and leadership.”

In 1979, Michael E. Ryan founded The LandTek Group, a leader in athletic field and golf course construction. Over the years, Mr. Ryan has developed improvements in artificial surface technology that have led to safer, less expensive and manageable turf for community fields. He has led the construction of more than 200 athletic complexes and a number of golf course developments, and has acted as site developer for numerous other projects.

The LandTek Group, as the number one athletic field builder in the United States, has built facilities for the New York Mets, New York Yankees and New York Jets. Currently, The LandTek Group is constructing St. Joseph’s College’s athletic complex on the Long Island Campus.

For more information about the St. Joseph’s College 21st Annual Golf Classic or to find out about golf packages or sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please contact the College’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 631.687.2655.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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