WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains resident Dr. Beverly Kahn, professor of political science at Long Island’s Farmingdale State College, was selected to receive the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocacy Award from the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, at the University of South Carolina.
Kahn has the distinction of being the only winner among 10 educators nationwide from a New York State academic institution. She will be honored in Atlanta in February at the 36th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience.
In addition to teaching political science, Kahn is a grant writer, Fulbright program advisor and director of the Academic Advisement and Information Center, the Research-Aligned Mentorship (RAM) Program, and First in the World Program at Farmingdale.
She holds three degrees in political science: a Ph.D. from Indiana University, a master's degree from Columbia University and AB from Dickinson College (Pennsylvania).
Her memberships include the American Association of Colleges and Universities, American Political Science Association, and the Fulbright Alumni Association.
Farmingdale State College prepares students with the education, skills and critical thinking needed to meet tomorrow’s challenges, according to a release from FSC. As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology (with more than 9,000 students), FSC equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today’s emerging industries, the release said.