Walk to Aspire: QCC Raises More Than $18,000 for Student Scholarships

QCC welcomed the first day of spring by cheering for students at its 6th Annual Walk to Aspire on March 20. Walk to Aspire raises money for student scholarships, allowing hardworking, eager students to come to Queensborough and gain the “Edge for Success.”

Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough, announced that 21 teams comprising students, faculty, staff, and alumni raised more than $18,000 and will continue raising scholarship dollars through May 1.

They celebrated their team and individual accomplishments by walking eight laps around the college track – that’s two miles – accompanied by 92.3 NOW radio broadcasting live.

Signs, banners, t-shirts, and hats were emblazoned with team names such as We Mean Business (Business); Nuts and Volts (Engineering Technology); and A³ (The Education Academy and the Future Teacher Society).

“Our team organized a traveling bake sale that brought goodies to different locations around campus,” said Yecenia Congote, a Liberal Arts and Science student who works part-time for Single Stop at QCC.

The day culminated with the Harlem Shake, led by the Tiger, Queensborough’s official college mascot.

Walk to Aspire, co-sponsored by the QCC Fund Board and the Student Government Association, has raised more than $100,000 for scholarships since its inception in 2007.

QCC also extends a special thank you to additional sponsors of the event: Health First, White Castle, Champion Vending, Fidelis Cares, SBS Promo, Pragmatech Sound Corp., Kai Bailey Empowerment Center, Alpha Auto Collision & Repair, Ovation Payroll, and NYCTLC Insurance BKG, Inc.

Refreshments were donated by Pepsi.