The College of Staten Island (CSI) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 21 for two recently installed full-color animated display signs at its Victory Boulevard entrance. The signs were made possible by $100,000 in funding from New York State Senator John J. Marchi (R-C, Staten Island).

“This is more than a beautiful display sign,” said Marlene Springer, president of CSI, “it is another way we can inform the community of the many public events that are held every day on campus. CSI is an integral part of the Island, not only by being a major economic engine, but by being a public institution and having the resources to extend the recreational, educational and cultural programming to our community. I want to thank Senator Marchi for helping us create another way for CSI to say ‘Welcome’ to our friends and neighbors.”

NY State Senator John J. Marchi (R-C, Staten Island).
Marlene Springer, President, CSI
Angelo Aponte, VP for Finance and Administration, CSI

Press Event and Photo Op. Visuals include participants posing beneath a full-color display slide displaying an American Flag and “Thank You State Senator Marchi.” There will be a short presentation and animated “virtual” ribbon cutting. Participants will be available for comment.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 – 3 p.m.

College of Staten Island Main Entrance
2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314
(Parking available immediately inside main gate)

Senator Marchi sponsored the grant from the Community Capital Assistance Program (CCAP) for the Arts, Cultural, Recreational Communication and Accessibility Project, which was reviewed and approved by the Empire State Development (ESD) Corporation.

The CSI display signs are Galaxy-class RGB displays by Daktronics, capable of medium-resolution animated text and graphical displays in 32,000 colors. The signs will be utilized for the display of upcoming event information, CSI news headlines, promotional messages, and important college information.