Suffolk Adds New Digital Welcome Sign at Ammerman

The upgraded sign features a new logo and promotes events and academic programs.


James Quigley

The Ammerman campus replaced its welcome sign with a digital version late last year. The new sign along Nicoll Road encouraged people to enroll in the school on Feb. 7, 2023. (James Quigley/Compass News)

James Quigley, Staff Writer

The new year saw many new sights at Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman campus, including a new digital welcome sign along the Nicolls Road entrance in the parking lot across from the Brookhaven Gymnasium. 

The new sign, which was installed in December, is a major update from the previous model, Suffolk spokesman Drew Biondo said.

“The sign was replaced because the old sign was an older technology and had a make and model for which parts were no longer available,” Biondo said in an email.

The sign was funded by the Suffolk Federal Credit Union, whose logo is displayed at the bottom of the sign. It also features a new Suffolk logo, with a shark riding a wave and a lighthouse in the background.

The new sign displays many events that occur at Suffolk County Community College. Headlines currently featured on the sign advertise things such as a blood drive, which is occurring Feb. 14 in the Babylon Student Center, as well as the next Open House, which is on Sunday, April 23 from 12-2 p.m. 

The new sign received a positive reaction from a number of students on campus.

“The fully colored screen allows for campus activities to proudly be displayed and allows for easier communication between students and faculty alike,” said Robert Pszybylski, a 19-year-old history education major. 

The sign also features links to the website for those who are looking for careers in health, and a link for those who want to sign up for the 10-week semester program, beginning in March.