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Three cheers and a huzzah for Chacellor’s Award winner

Congrats: Sarah Goldstein, center, with Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and assistant dean Jennifer Shingelo, received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence at State University of New York Purchase.
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Midwood

Kudos to borough daughter Sarah Goldstein, a psychology major at State University of New York Purchase, for being awarded the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for student excellence. The honor was bestowed on April 5 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, by university chancellor Nancy Zimpher.

The honor is presented to students who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement.

“It is my honor to celebrate the achievements of students who have surpassed SUNY’s highest standards of academic excellence and leadership both on and off campus,” Chancellor Zimpher said. “Every student recognized today has demonstrated a strong commitment to their degree program, home campus, greater community, and much more.”

Sarah, who hails from Midwood, has been on the Dean’s List since her first semester at college. She divides her time between serving as a teacher’s assistant for two upper-level classes, developing research experiments, and working at Footsteps, an organization in Manhattan that assists former ultra-Orthodox Jews. As vice president of the Psychology Club, she has helped grow the budget and get more students engaged. She won the Outstanding Junior in Psychology award and became a mentor in bystander intervention, teaching incoming students how to respond in crisis situations.

Standing O wishes Sarah good luck in her future studies.

Fort Greene

It’s here!

Finally, it has arrived — the Long Island saving institution Gold Coast Bank will be swinging open its golden doors at the new Brooklyn location on April 14.

The branch is located in the ultra-chic building The Giovanni, and promises to provide top-notch service to all its customers.

So come on down, meet with Lavasia Peterson, branch manager, or assistant manager H. Cesar Merilus, open an account, and see how far your money can grow.

Gold Coast Bank (176 Myrtle Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene).

Sheepshead Bay

Save the date

Dr. Leonard Umanoff, a dentist with a heart of gold, is hosting his third annual Dentistry from the Heart charity event. He and his team of dedicated dental assistants will provide a full day of complimentary care to locals in the community. Procedures include fillings, extractions, and cleanings.

“It is important for me to give back to the community that has so many wonderful patients,” said the doc.

The office will open at 10 am on April 19 and stay open until 5 pm. Dr. Umanoff will serve as many as possible.

“Treatment will be on a first-come, first-served basis,” he said.

Dr. Leonard Umanoff [2277 Homecrest Ave. and Gravesend Neck Road in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 382–3444].

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Posted 12:00 am, April 13, 2017
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