Return to Headlines

Hauppauge Students Explore Careers



 Hauppauge High School’s annual Career Exploration Fair was a huge success with excellent attendance by both presenters and students. A constant stream of students had an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career opportunities, including: government service, nursing, DJ, law enforcement, architecture, and much more. “It is a significant commitment for the presenters to offer our students this wonderful opportunity to learn about various career choices,” described School to Career Coordinator Frank Hufnagel. “We are greatly appreciative of our presenters’ generous contributions for the Hauppauge High School’s students.”


2017 Career Exploration Day Presenters

●Jennifer Gunn, Teachers Federal Credit Union

●Paul Lipsky, MindYolk Animation Studio

●Lisa M. Owens, M.S., Program Center manager, Long Island Cares

●Kristen Domeischel, Island Drafting & Technical Institute

●Ed Minder, Hauppauge Fire Department

●Meghan Higgins, Hauppauge social work intern and Stony Brook student

●Frederick Cody, Denco Energy Management, LLC

●Iva Bory, senior assistant director, Adelphi University Admissions

●Patrise Heins, Human Resources, and Michael Deluca, engineer, Schenck Trebel

Corporation (manufacturing business)

●Police Officer Michael Umbarila

●SSgt Jason Rodriques, United States Marine Corp

●Arthur Germain, principal & chief brandteller, Communication Strategy Group

●Jodie Cohen, college representative, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design &


●Wendy Scharf, Habitat for Humanity

●SSG Gregory Leavitt, United States Army

●Gloria Kuzminski, Hauppauge High School nurse

●Susan Mitola, appellate attorney – GEICO staff counsel, Russo & Tambasco

●Suffolk County Legislator Thomas Cilmi

●Ian Greenblatt, president & Hauppauge Class of 1988, & Brian Cohen, Waterview

Business Partners

●Jared Feldman, owner & Hauppauge Class of 1988, NY Spin DJ Academy and NY

Academy of Music

●Kristen Reingold, principal, Forest Brook Elementary School

●David Smith, athletic trainer & PE teacher, Hauppauge Public Schools

●Renee Flagler, executive director, Girls Inc. of Long Island

●Joe Ianucci, architect

●Bryan Beasley, Chick-fil-A manager

●Dr. Corinithia Price, Workforce Development

Group Photo  

Photo Caption (l to r): Suffolk County Legislator Thomas Cilmi, Hauppauge High School Students and Forest Brook Elementary School Principal Kristen Reingold.