HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — NYIT baseball student-athlete Nick Tedesco had been awarded the 2018 Ann Marie Brown Memorial Scholarship.
Presented annually by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council and its communications committee, the $2,000 scholarship was presented to Tedesco at the group's annual luncheon on June 8.
"I am honored to have been selected," said Tedesco, who is majoring in interdisciplinary studies at NYIT, with concentrations in communication arts, business management and labor relations. "It was a pleasure meeting with the Hospital Council's senior public relations directors. My goal has always been to be a leader both on and off the baseball field. My NYIT education is helping me pursue my dream of working with people in public relations. I enjoy journalism and would like to be a social media and communications specialist."
He hopes to work in the field of public relations, perhaps as a social media and communications specialist. In addition to playing for the NYIT baseball team, he is a staff writer for the Slate campus newspaper.
Tedesco, a corner infielder from Holbrook, hit .264 with five RBIs in 53 at-bats this past season.
His love of baseball spilled over into a passion for volunteering for the League of YES, an organization that provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. For his hundreds of hours of service to that foundation, he received the League of YES' "Leader of Tomorrow" award earlier this year.
Tedesco is a member of NYIT's Presidential Honor List, the Dean's List and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll, and belongs to several honor societies. He is on track to graduate next May.
The Ann Marie Brown Memorial Scholarship has been awarded since 1994. It commemorates the late vice president for government and public affairs at the Hospital Council. Brown served in that role from 1983 through 1993.
The scholarship is offered to a college junior, senior or graduate student who is a Long Island resident and studies communication arts, journalism or health-care administration. For more specific information, go to www.nshc.org.
The Hospital Council's communications committee comprises the senior public relations directors from Long Island's not-for-profit and public hospitals. In addition to administering a yearly scholarship, the committee oversees the Hospital Council's communication initiatives. It works to promote rational health policy and legislation, promote the programs and services offered by hospitals and advocate for the health-care needs of all Long Islanders.