William Schuckmann, President of the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) has awarded the prestigious 2020 Nicholas J. Bartilucci Manhattan College Scholarship to Ms. Samantha Miraglia of South Farmingdale, New York.

NSWCA President Bill Schuckmann with scholarship recipient Samantha Miraglia.

The annual scholarship is open to entering freshmen enrolled full-time in any engineering degree program at Manhattan College. Ms. Miraglia, a Plainedge High School graduate, applied for and was awarded the coveted scholarship based on academic credentials and extracurricular activities.

NSWCA President Schuckmann, who is also a Hicksville Water District Commissioner,  presided over the ceremony and stated, “This scholarship honors the memory of the late Nicholas J. Bartilucci, a dynamic leader in environmentalism and the Long Island water industry. By enabling outstanding engineering students such as Samantha Miraglia, the NSWCA continues to promote Nick’s passion for engineering education, water sustainability and environmentalism here on Long Island.”

President Schuckmann acknowledged the involvement and assistance of NSWCA member Raymond Averna (Commissioner, Massapequa Water District), and Ms. Elizabeth Plaushin, Director of Planned Giving at Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY), who were instrumental in the selection process. The presentation ceremony was held at the South Huntington Water District, hosted by SFWD Commissioner and former NSWCA President, Gary Brosnan. Samantha’s father, Sammy Miraglia, was in attendance along with water commissioners from NSWCA districts.

Pictured from left to right a recent Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) meeting where NSWCA 2020 Nicholas J. Bartilucci Manhattan College Scholarship Winner Samantha Miraglia of South Farmingdale received her scholarship check are: NSWCA Secretary Patricia Peterson of Locust Valley Water District; NSWCA President William Schuckmann of Hicksville Water District; NSWCA 2nd Vice President John F. Coumatos of Bethpage Water District; NSWCA 1st Vice President Amanda R. Field of Plainview Water District; NSWCA 2020 Bartilucci Manhattan College Scholarship recipient Samantha Miraglia; Sammy Miraglia, Samantha’s Father; and Raymond Averna, Massapequa Water District Commissioner and former NSWCA President.