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George Foundotos

podcast icon Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2009. Total length: 10:34

"At the time, Islip was sort of on the cutting edge of what towns were doing, such as it was."
George Foundotos

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George Foundotos was almost an alum of Dowling College. He began by taking night courses in accounting at Adelphi Suffolk College in Sayville in 1962. He was there for the move to Oakdale at the beginning of 1963 but then parted ways with the school, heading back to Adelphi to take upper level accounting courses. He went on to become a CPA and serve as the comptroller of the town of Islip before returning as Dowling's first full time business faculty member in 1970. In this interview, excerpted from a longer oral history archived at the Dowling Library, George relates why he came back, what life was like in those early days, and some of his experiences teaching over 4,000 students.

This interview is cross posted with our blog Born in the Sixties: The First Year of Dowling College, 1968-69.

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