Commack resident Michael Heretakis earned a $1,000 scholarship to continue his studies at SUNY Farmingdale.
The scholarship was awarded to five students including Heretakis, who earned the Mole’s Student Award from Arthur B. Corwin, PE, Farmingdale Class of 1976.
The Moles, a fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry, is the most prestigious organization of its kind in the world. Corwin, who served as President of The Moles for the 2012-2013 year, personally selected Farmingdale State students to receive the President’s scholarship as a way to say thank you to the school that helped him launch his career in the construction industry.
Corwin, who grew up in Farmingdale, continued his education at the Polytechnic Institute of New York to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He has spent his 35-year career with specialty geotechnical contractor Moretrench American Corporation, headquartered in Rockaway, NJ, where he is currently Chairman and CEO. Moretrench American Corporation specializes in major underground geotechnical construction projects. Notable projects include recovery and reconstruction at the World Trade Center, soil stabilization for jacking of three massive box tunnels at Boston’s “Big Dig,” and multiple contracts for the New York City Metropolitan Transportation’s East Side Access rail project, the Second Avenue subway, and the #7 Line extension.