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SUNY Old Westbury to host Disney event

Built in 1918 on what is now the

Built in 1918 on what is now the SUNY Old Westbury campus, the DuPont-Guest Estate and its surrounding landscape was preserved to keep the secluded, country-home feel of the site. The buildings and landscape serve as an example of early Beaux Arts architecture and design, which focuses on functional planning. The building is now the De Seversky Center. Photo Credit: New York State Office of Parks

The State College at Old Westbury wants you to know that next week, for a day, it will be a Mickey Mouse school -- in a good way.

The school announced Wednesday that the Disney Institute will bring its professional development program to the Old Westbury campus.

The program, Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence,  will look at the topics of creativity, leadership, management, service and loyalty.

It takes place next Thursday and is sponsored by the college’s Auxiliary Services Corp.

The full-day session "will allow area professionals to learn how to drive business results, retain employees and satisfy customers through proven and adaptable Disney business philosophies," Old Westbury says.

The program registration fee is $349 and includes all course materials. For more information or to register, call 516-876-3979.

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