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New York Institute of Technology’s Culinary Arts Center Receives
a $10,000 Scholarship Donation from the Long Island Hotel
& Lodging Association

Old Westbury, N.Y., June 13, 2007: New York Institute of Technology’s (NYIT) Culinary Arts Center has received a $10,000 scholarship donation from the Long Island Hotel & Lodging Association (LIH&LA) to support culinary arts and hospitality management students living and working in Long Island’s lodging, food, and beverage industries. 
Mike Johnston, LIH&LA president and general manager of the Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, presented the scholarship check to NYIT Culinary Arts Center Director and Executive Chef Gunter Grossmann, NYIT Assistant Professor James Dunne, and NYIT culinary arts students at NYIT’s Epicurean Room restaurant in Central Islip, N.Y. John C. Tsunis, hotelier, and chairman and CEO of Long Island Hotels, also presented a check on behalf of his organization in the amount of $1,000.
The contribution represents 50 percent of the proceeds from LIH&LA’s 2006 summer golf outing. LIH&LA’s 2007 golf outing is scheduled for August 14 at Middle Bay Country Club in Oceanside, N.Y. At the event, NYIT hospitality students will greet guests and culinary arts students will present cooking demonstrations.

Pictured (from left): Mike Johnston, president, Long Island Hotel & Lodging Association, and general manager, Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center; Gunter Grossmann, director and executive chef, NYIT Culinary Arts Center; James Dunne, NYIT assistant professor of culinary arts and hospitality management; and John C. Tsunis, hotelier, and chairman and CEO of Long Island Hotels LLC, with students from NYIT’s Culinary Arts Center.
NYIT’s award-winning Culinary Arts Center, located on the college’s Central Islip, N.Y., campus, is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Institute.
About NYIT
NYIT is the college of choice for more than 14,000 students enrolled in more than 100 specialized courses of study leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in academic areas such as architecture and design; arts and sciences; education and professional services; engineering and computing sciences; health professions, behavioral, and life sciences; management; and osteopathic medicine. As a private, nonprofit, independent institution of higher learning, NYIT embraces an educational philosophy of career-oriented professional education for all qualified students and supports applications-oriented research to benefit the greater global community. Students attend classes at NYIT’s campuses in Manhattan and Long Island, as well as online and in a number of programs throughout the world. To date, more than 73,000 alumni have earned degrees at NYIT. For more information, visit

Jason Selss
NYIT Media Relations Manager


Also See: Long Island Hotel & Lodging Association Donates $8,500 to the New York Institute of Technology; Scholarship Donation to Support Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Students / September 2006



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