SJC to Host Fifth Annual Human Resources and Diversity Conference

October 15, 2014

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – October 15, 2014 – The Office of Continuing Education at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) will host its fifth annual human resources and diversity conference, Accelerating in an Era of Economic Change and Uncertainty on Friday, October 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on its Long Island Campus located in Patchogue, New York. 

“SJC is proud to present a full day of workshops that can help HR professionals and businesspeople navigate through today’s many business challenges,” said Renee Kantro, assistant to the academic dean on the Long Island Campus of SJC. “This year’s speakers are experts in their fields, and just for attending this conference, certified HR professionals can earn 3.5 general recertification credits.”

This year’s keynote address will be given by Kelly A. Valentin, manager of corporate development and system safety and training for MTA Long Island Railroad. Human resources professionals and students are invited to register for this full-day conference, which will include workshops on negotiation, effective communication and upgrading your skill set. 

Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $90 for an individual, $330 for a group of four from the same company and $40 for SJC alumni. For more information or to register, visit For vendor opportunities, contact [email protected] 

St. Joseph’s College is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue).

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 certifications, affiliated and pre-professional.