Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Students Took Two of the Top Three Spots in the CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge Finals

June 21, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

The CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge Finals took place on May 26 at Kingsborough Community College. This was a 2-semester innovation challenge where students prepared their business ideas for launch. The program was funded by a $45,000 grant from Capital One Bank that Kingsborough Community College and Queensborough Community College received this […]

“This is Your Day!” Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Queensborough Celebrates its 55th Commencement Ceremony

June 4, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

An overcast sky did not dampen the celebratory atmosphere as more than 2,500 graduates —representing over 132 countries and 78 native languages—gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 3. Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough Community College welcomed graduates, their families and friends in Spanish, Mandarin, Creole, Korean, Farsi, Hindi […]

Congratulations to Queensborough’s Student Winners in the 2016 Garfinkel Essay Scholarship Contest!

May 23, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough students Daniel Savitz, Wai Shan Ng and Mavis Duncan-Dyer won first, second and third prizes, respectively, in the CUNY category for the 2016 Garfinkel Essay Scholarship Contest held in May. Students from approximately 50 SUNY and CUNY community colleges participated in the annual contest by submitting essay responses to the question: What Role Does […]

Queensborough Student Recipient of Prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship

May 13, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Vicky Chan, who graduated from Queensborough on June 3 with an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2016 scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York (PBKNY). She is one of only two community college students in the New York City area to receive this prestigious scholarship. The […]

A Night to Remember: Celebrating the Music of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center

May 5, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session that seemed to have happened by pure chance started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studio and featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. A rock and roll tribute to this “royalty jam session”, A Night To […]

Queensborough Community College’s Dance Program will present a concert featuring Queensborough dance students performing works choreographed by Marjani Fortè-Saunders, Robert Battle, Emily Berry and Aviva Geismar at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, on May 12 and 13 at 8:00 p.m.

May 2, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

A concert of original contemporary dance works by renowned choreographers will be performed by Queensborough dance students. The concert features Marjani Fortè-Saunders being Here, Robert Battle’s Rush Hour, Emily Berry’s Forgiveness, and Aviva Geismar’s Dis/Location. The program will also include works by student choreographers, highlighting the creative and collaborative spirit of dance and challenging students […]

Queensborough’s Annual Dance Residency Program will Feature Marjani Fortè-Saunders at QPAC, May 6 at 8PM

May 2, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Marjani Fortè-Saunders being Here…/this time is a visceral, multimedia work driven by deeply physical performances and heightened by a three-dimensional audio design. Choreographer Marjani Forté-Saunders and her dancers traverse complex intersections of mental illness, addiction and systemic poverty. Students from Queensborough Community College will perform part one of this trilogy, Here, and Marjani Forté & […]

Queensborough Community College is One of only Eight Community Colleges in the Country to Receive Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Theatre

May 1, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough has been named as one of only eight community colleges out of 189 accredited theatre programs nationwide to receive certification for the Associate in Science Degree by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the sole accrediting body approved by the Department of Education (DOE). Queensborough’s theatre program is the only institution in all […]

Queensborough CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete will make Historic Visit to Cuba as Part of the CUNY Athletic Conference Goodwill Tour

April 16, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

“Pure joy” was the feeling Queensborough student Daomi Burch described when she learned that she was one of sixteen CUNYAC scholar-athletes selected to travel to Cuba as part of the conference’s 2016 CUNY Goodwill Tour. The historic trip will take place from April 21-May 1 during CUNY’s spring break. Daomi, a guard on the Lady […]

Distinguished Honorees are Celebrated for Outstanding Community Service and Artistic Achievement at Queensborough’s 2016 Partners For Progress Gala

April 8, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Asif is originally from Guyana, and he and his siblings came to the U.S. in August 2012 to join their parents. Sadly, by the time the family was reunited his father was suffering the last stages of gastrointestinal cancer, and Asif had little time to spend with him before his father passed away that fall. […]

Come Fly with New York Legends Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso in The Sinatra Century at QPAC on April 10

April 5, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Two of New York City’s multi-award winning, internationally-acclaimed performers, Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso, will celebrate the historic centennial of Frank Sinatra’s legacy in The Sinatra Century at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 10 at 8:00p.m. Backed by the incredibly talented Diva Jazz Orchestra, the unique vocal and musical stylings of […]

Lainie Kazan, Star of Soon to be Released Blockbuster Comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Will Appear Live at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center

March 10, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Lainie Kazan, award-winning movie, television and Broadway actress, is also a popular cabaret singer who will soon be starring in the much anticipated sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, to be released just days before she appears live at QPAC in Lanie Kazan and Dick Capri on Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 PM. Ms. […]

Queensborough Community College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

March 4, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College (CUNY) is one of 15 community colleges across the country to be named a top producer of 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholars. This most recent award now designates Queensborough as a Fulbright Scholar Top Producing Institution. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s […]

Two Queensborough Community College Students are Selected as Gold Scholars of the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team

March 1, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Two Queensborough students, Yueli Chen and Yi (Jane) Jiang, have been named Gold Scholars on Coca-Cola’s 2016 Community College Academic Team. Support for the program is provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Yueli and Jane were among the 50 community college students selected from 1,900 applications […]

Audiences Will Howl at the Boisterous Blarney of The Irish Comedy Tour, Coming to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on March 13

February 24, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Come join the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub with a band of hilarious Irish American comedians who debunk as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes. These talented and rambunctious “hooligans” will bring their laugh-a-minute performance to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, March 13 at 8:00PM. The Irish […]

Top Scores go to Numerous Queensborough Students in State and Regional Mathematics Contests

February 24, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

The results are in for the fall 2015 NYSMATYC and AMATYC mathematics contests! Each semester, the Math Team participates in math competitions, including those given by the CUNY Math League, the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC), and the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). Queensborough’s students take the exams on […]

Queensborough’s Mock Trial Team Edges Tufts University to Win the Spirit of AMTA Award and Ties West Point in the Trial Round of the AMTA Regional Tournament

February 11, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Competing in the American Mock Trial Regional Tournament at the John P. Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip New York, Queensborough’s Mock Trial Team edged Tufts University to break a tie for the Spirit of the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) Award. The event was hosted by the Suffolk Academy of Law on February 6 […]

Documentary Photographer Marc Asnin’s Unflinching Images will be Featured in a Major Exhibit, Uncle Charlie, at the QCC Art Gallery, Beginning February 18

January 29, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Like a dark prism, the black and white photographs in this exhibit present a richly textured portrait of a disturbed and complex man, Charles Henschke, the uncle and godfather of renowned photographer Marc Asnin, whose photo-essay, Uncle Charlie will open February 18 at the QCC Art Gallery. The exhibit will be the first presentation of […]

The Joys of Style and Sound comes through in Marching Bands, a Newly Published Book by Celebrated Photographer and Queensborough Professor Jules Allen

January 20, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

A young band member runs late for formation, carrying a Sousaphone that nearly dwarfs him; the Morgan State band in Baltimore does its low-bowing warm-up drills with flair; and, in New Orleans a majorette high steps with style to lead the way during a parade. These are just three of the many striking images in […]

For Black Marching Bands, It’s About Rhythm, Precision and Flair

December 30, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

By David Gonzalez (This story was originally published in The New York Times on Dec. 30, 2015) There is something about the spectacle of a marching band that has entranced Jules Allen. Sure, the sun gleaming off trumpets and the sound of drums echoing in the air are impressive. So, too, is the majestic sight […]