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2 professionals honored by peers

Samuel Dyckman and Patrick Calabria

Samuel Dyckman and Patrick Calabria Credit: Handout

Samuel Dyckman of Great Neck, left, has received the Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding Certified Public Accountants in Education Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants based on his “excellence in teaching and for promotion of the accounting profession.” Dyckman, who joined the society in 1947, was a professor of accounting at the City College of New York in Manhattan for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1992. He has spent the past 25 years lecturing to practicing professionals on the ever-changing U.S. tax laws.

Patrick Calabria of Seaford, right, has received the 2011 Jack Rettaliata Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island based on his efforts to help shape the public relations landscape on Long Island. Calabria has served as vice president for institutional advancement at Farmingdale State College since 2007 and before that held media relations positions at Stony Brook University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and the New York Islanders. From 1972 to 1992, he was a reporter and special writer at Newsday.

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