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Stony Brook University opens Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center

Cutting the ribbon were (l-r) Stony Brook President Stanley; Glenn Dubin with son Jordan, daughter Celina and wife Eva; and Director of Athletics Jim Fiore. Photo from SBU

June 20, 2012 | 01:03 PM
Stony Brook University officially opened its 8,000-square foot Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center earlier this month with a dedication ceremony in honor of Glenn Dubin '78 and his wife, Eva, who donated $4.3 million to build the world-class strength and conditioning center that will support and train Stony Brook student-athletes for success in both athletic competition and in life. The donation was the largest private gift ever made to a State University of New York athletics department.

In attendance for the dedication ceremony and serving as the official ribbon cutters were Glenn and Eva Dubin with their son Jordan and daughter Celina; Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr.; and SBU Director of Athletics Jim Fiore.

"On behalf of my family, it's a great honor to be back at Stony Brook and to see these great student-athletes have a top-notch performance center," Dubin said.

"The Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center will be the hub for all of our teams' successes as they move forward," Fiore said.

Among the features of the new fully air conditioned facility are 37,280 pounds of cutting-edge strength and conditioning equipment; a state-of-the-art audio visual system for filming and training; a designated plyometric area for speed and sprint work; a nutritional oasis; a furnished office area; a large storage room; and an outdoor patio area. The facility was designed by Populous, and Fortunato Sons Contracting served as the general contractor.

Dubin graduated from Stony Brook with a bachelor of arts degree in economics in 1978 and was a member of the football and lacrosse programs. He also was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters last month at Stony Brook's commencement ceremony, where he served as keynote speaker. Dubin is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Highbridge Capital Management, a global alternative asset management company headquartered in Manhattan with offices in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Dubin is a founding board member and former board chair of the Robin Hood Foundation, which fights poverty in New York City by applying investment principles to charitable giving. Dubin is also a trustee of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he and his wife have funded the Dubin Breast Center to provide comprehensive integrated breast care in a patient-centered environment.

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