SJC Continues Eco-Tourism Speakers Series

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MARCH 27, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to welcome a distinguished speaker to its Long Island Campus as part of its new Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management Speakers Series: “Common Issues, Unique Solutions: Rebuilding and Protecting Long Island’s Natural Assets and Communities.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the McGann Conference Center located in O’Connor Hall. 

Historically, Long Islanders have enjoyed a rich abundance of natural resources and habitats. Preservation and conservation of natural resources is vital to the long-term protection and future of Long Island. The Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management Speakers Series focuses on the impact of social, demographic, economic and educational trends on Long Island and the importance of improving land use, planning and management after natural disasters.

The second session, “Disaster Revelations: Losses, Gains and Rebuilding Efforts for a New Future,” will feature Daniel Wolff, Ph.D., author of The Fight For Home: How (Parts of) New Orleans Came Back. A viewing of Wolff’s documentary film, I'm Carolyn Parker (directed by Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme) will precede his talk at 3 p.m.; a book signing will follow the presentation.

The Speakers Series at SJC follows its recent introduction of a new Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management. The mission of the Institute is to provide a leading voice in the discussion of responsible hospitality as a critical component to running a successful enterprise. In addition, the College seeks to prepare students for professional careers in this growing field, while making a positive impact, not only on our local region, but on the global community as well.

The Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management Speakers Series is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carrie Graf-Behlen at 631.687.2650, email or visit

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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