Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!


Standing O says howdy to Ken Colwell, PhD, who will be the new dean of the School of Business at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, effective Jan.1, 2013. Colwell holds a PhD from the University of Oregon, an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BSc from McGill University, and now he has a big SO from Standing O, for moving here.

As director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the University of Miami School of Business Administration in Coral Gables, Fla., he brings his extensive knowledge and experience in working with students and their business plan teams to LIU. Ken was chosen to head the department after a long and nationwide search spearheaded by David Steinberg, president, Jeffrey Kane, veep for Academic Affairs, and Provost Gale Stevens Hanes.

“We look forward to his strong professional, teaching and research background to lead our students,” said Dr. Jeffrey Kane, veep for Academic Affairs.

Our pal Ken is joining one heck of a team at Long Island University.

“I am thrilled and humbled by the search committee’s selection. I am looking forward to joining the team and leading the school toward the future,” he said.

Standing O salutes the good Ken’s future in Brooklyn too. Teach long and prosper.

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus [1 University Plaza, at Willoughby Street in Downtown, (718) 488–1000].

Cobble Hill

Gather those candles

Roses and kisses to Rose Franzone, who celebrated her milestone 102nd b-day with friends, neighbors, and doctors. The centenarian-plus shows no signs of slowing down and attributes her good spirts and health to her doctors at the Hospital for Joint Disease. She also credits her late husband Lou for sound advice. “Moderation, moderation, moderation, I get it from Lou,” she explained.

Our pal Rose puts her time to good use and volunteers in the library at her church’s school. She has become the grandest of grandmas to the children there and also likes to travel. She just returned from a trip aboard the Queen Mary to Nova Scotia, with her travel companion, Tammy Hamann, co-volunteer at the library. “I look forward to our ride home together,” said Tammy, adding, “in addition to the occasional luncheons and, of course, our recent trip.”

Standing O wishes Miss Rose another 100 and says, “Keep on traveling.”

Borough Wide

Honorable Standing Os

Congrats to Dr. Pamela Brown, who has been named Provost of New York City College of Technology. In her new position, she will support program review, undergraduate education and faculty professional development. Welcome.

NYC College of Technology [300 Jay St. at Myrtle Avenue in Downtown, (718) 260–5109].

Blessings to the 10 new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Bishop Kearney High School. The ecclesiastical seniors are: Morena Ali, Nelley Augustin, Stefanie Burgio, Brigid Campbell, Erin Cullen, Victoria Gonzalez, Sabrina Samolyuk, Caroline Strehle, Lauren Towey and Alyssa Trapani. Not to be left out, Alessia Giarracca was installed as Lector.

Bishop Kearney HS [2202 60th St. at Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst, (718) 236–6363].

Kudos to five Poly Prep students, who achieved national honor as National Merit Scholarship finalists. They includde: Emily Giurleo, Bonnie Mai, Courtnie Phillip, Emma Restrick and Philip Strauss.

Poly Prep Country Day School [92nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Bay Ridge, (718) 836–9800].

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