Queens College to Celebrate Award-Winning Students on Campus Quad, Monday, May 15, 12:15-1:30

— Among the Student Honorees to be Recognized Are Governor’s Excelsior Scholarship “Making College Possible Coding Challenge” Winners and Record-Setting Women’s Basketball Team —

Media interviews and photo ops with the honorees, their parents, and President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez will take place at the side of the main stage during opening ceremony introductions.

With more than 90 city, state and federal award-winning students in academia and athletics for the 2017 academic year, Queens College is taking the opportunity to celebrate their success in a campus-wide party. Complete with a DJ and refreshments—it is the first such event of its kind to be held at the college.

Notable student honorees include members of the first and second place winning teams in the first-ever statewide “Making College Possible Coding Challenge,” in which 70 teams from SUNY and CUNY schools competed to build a mobile app to share information about Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship program; members of the first, second and third place winning teams in the 2017 CUNY Hack-a-Thon; the NCAA Division II and Queens College record-setting Knights Women’s Basketball Team that advanced to the “Elite Eight” for the first time in program history; U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Jeannette K. Watson Fellows. For a full list of student winners, please click here.

Student honorees and their parents; Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez; Computer Associates International, Inc. Co-Founder and QC alumnus Russell Artzt; the Director of Community Relations for the School of Business at New Jersey City University, a 1976 Women’s Basketball Olympic Silver Medalist and QC alumna Gail Marquis; Queens College administrators, staff and students

Monday, May 15, 12:15 to 1:30 pm
Queens College Quad
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, NY
Directions to QC; Campus Map

Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors and principals in the metropolitan area. The college contributes to the local talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more computer science majors than any college in New York City. Queens College also has the third-highest number of accounting and business students in all of New York State. Students from across the country and around the world are attracted to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors and performers who have received nearly 40 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past 40 years.

Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its nearly 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, as well as being ranked a U.S. News and World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs.

For more about Queens college, visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Maria Matteo
Office of Communications
Assistant Director, News Services