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Five Towns College
Motto A Private College in the Public Service
Established Founded 1974, Chartered 1972
Type Private for Profit
President Stanley G. Cohen
Faculty 125
Students 1,163[1]
Location Dix Hills, NY, USA
Campus Suburban 35 acres (14 ha)
Colors Maroon and White

Five Towns College is a for-profit[2] institution of higher learning located in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York (USA). Founded as a business school in 1972 by Stanley G. Cohen, Ed.D. and Lorraine Kleinman-Cohen, M.A., the original proposed site for this college was to be in Lawrence in southwestern Nassau County, an area known as "The Five Towns", but the college was actually founded in Merrick. Five Towns College moved to Seaford in 1982 and to the current site in Dix Hills (in Suffolk County) in 1992. Likewise, programs at the college have moved to cover popular music, theatre, film, and communications.


Academic Programs and Campus

Five Towns College offers degree programs in Jazz/Commercial Music (AAS, B.Mus., M.Mus., DMA), Film/Video (BFA), Mass Communications (B.S.), Childhood Education (B.S., M.S.), Music Education (B.Mus., M.Mus., DMA), Theatre Arts (BFA), and Business Management (A.S., AAS, BPS).


  • There is an ongoing lawsuit between the Cohen family, specifically Stanley Cohen and David Cohen. You may research the case by visiting [1] and searching by index number, 040466/2008 (Suffolk County), or by party name David Cohen (case filed 2008). COURT ORDER: [2] COURT APPEARANCE DETAIL: [3]

Notable Alumni/Past Students

  • Steve Roseman, Guitarist, Composer for one semester for instrument repair.
  • Olivia, member of G-Unit; took Music Engineering and opera classes in the evening.
  • Dan Korneff received his BA from Five Towns; now owns and operates a professional recording studio; records many national-level acts.
  • Joe Satriani, Guitar Virtuoso, for one semester [4].
  • Charles Mack, 2008 Oscar Nominee for Best Song
  • Edward (Eddie) Berkeley, took the Audio Engineering course (Class of 1993) and has since produced hits for NEXT, Jaheim, Ideal, Luther Vandross and Faith Evans. He has worked with Tyra Banks, Gerald Lavert and Diane Warren.
  • Qwanell Mosley, a bad boy recording artist from the R&B group Day 26, and reality tv

personality from "Making the band"

  • Richard Fortin, Graduated Five Towns in 2001. Nominated to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 2000. Nominated member of Phi Sigma Eta Honor Society in 2000. Technical Director for ESPN. Is responsible for switching College Football Live, NFL Live, NASCAR Now, College Football games, among other shows.
  • Melonie Daniels, former lead background arranger/vocalist for Mariah Carey, renowned session and background singer, and gospel recording artist"
  • Amanda Greene, On Air Personality/Radio Producer/Voice Over Talent 106.1 BLI - BLI in the Morning, currently 98.5 KRZ Afternoons with Jeff & Amanda []

Jake Navarro, Guitar player of Charlene.

Distinguished Faculty

  • Rich Tancredi, Producer/Arranger for Taylor Dayne, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion.
  • Sol Negrin, Cinematographer, Member of the ASC. Director of Photography on films and television series such as Robocop, Coming to America and Kojak.


Five Towns College has awarded several honorary degrees and awards to distinguished members of the music and theatre industries. Honorees include Phil Ramone, Maury Yeston, Jim Marshall, Ben Vereen, and, most recently, Don Grusin.


  1. ^ "IPEDS data". U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved September 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Accreditation Detail View from the Middle State Commission on Higher Education". Retrieved 2008-08-06. 

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