Queensborough Community College

Making a Difference by Giving Back Inspires a Quarter Million Dollar Gift to Queensborough Community College

March 14, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Inspired to help support scientific research and resources for students in the Science Technologies, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Academy, Dr. Amy Wong has awarded a $250,000 gift to the Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc. in memory of her late husband, Dr. Pak (Peter) Wong (January 10, 1935-January 9, 2014), who was a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the college for more than 30 years, three of which as Chair.

The Common Read Initiative Launches, Offering a Plethora of Dynamic Events

March 14, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Inspiring lively discussions, making connections and building on an intellectually engaged community is the driving force of the Common Read Initiative, beginning Monday, March 17-April 3, 2014. Some 1300 students, along with more than 35 faculty members from across the academic disciplines, are reading The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine, by […]

Chemistry Students to Conduct Research in Prestigious Summer Internship Programs

March 13, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Sandy Enriquez and Daysi Proano have several things in common. They both immigrated to the U.S. from South America and learned English as a second language. Both are outstanding students who conduct research under the guidance of Dr. Paris D. Svoronos, a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry. As a result of their hard […]

Double Platinum Swing Chart Toppers, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, to Appear at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on March 22

March 11, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

March 11, 2014 (Bayside, N.Y.) — Swing, ska, rockabilly, funk and soul are just a few of the diverse genres of music that the thrilling and unique Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will bring to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Saturday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m. The band’s big break came in 1997 with the […]

Moscow Festival Ballet Returns to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

March 11, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

March 11, 2014  (Bayside, New York) – One of the great classical ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, will be presented at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. Swan Lake, the iconic ballet which had its world-premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1887, is the […]

The Brilliant David Alan Grier, Star of Stage, Film and Television, Brings Hilarious Comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on March 15

February 26, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

February 19, 2014 (Bayside, N.Y.) – The multi-talented David Alan Grier (DAG), whose career boasts spectacular successes in virtually all creative mediums, will bring his contagious laughter and thought-provoking comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), on March 15 at 8:00 p.m.  Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s […]

Queensborough Earns Praise as the Only Community College to Compete with Four-Year Institutions in the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament at Roger Williams University

February 20, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Harvard, Yale and Rutgers were among the universities in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional Tournament, held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, February 8-9,  in which ,Queensborough, the only community college to participate in the event, competed. In a highly competitive third round of the four round tournament, Queensborough earned a […]

Black History Month: History Professors’ Peer-Reviewed Article Addresses Race, Labor and Borderlands

February 11, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Dr. James David Nichols of the History Department, Liberal Arts Academy, has long studied black history. His research is based on the study of African Americans who would not allow slavery to control their destiny. “Running away was a form of resistance that has received short shrift in the literature,” said Dr. Nichols, who published […]

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives Partners with March of the Living in Exhibit at the United Nations

February 10, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Images, poems and interviews that span 25 years of journeys to Poland by 200,000 young people are featured at the March of the Living exhibition, When You Listen to a Witness, You Become a Witness, now on display through March 1, 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters. More than 140 people attended the opening ceremony […]

Michael Bolton, Multiple Grammy-Award Winning Singer at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on February 17

February 7, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

There are certain songs that, when heard, are instantly recognized as a classic.

Artifacts of the African Tribal Arts Kingdom to be exhibited in The Powerful Arts of Cameroon: the Collection of Amadou Njoya, at the QCC Art Gallery

January 24, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

  The potent beauty of celebratory festivals, initiations and other traditional rituals will be conveyed through masterful objects made of wood, metal and terra cotta in the exhibit, Powerful Arts of Cameroon: the Collection of Amadou Njoya, at the QCC Art Gallery, beginning January 30 through March 10, 2014. Amadou Njoya is a fourth generation […]

Queensborough Students to Address Civil Rights Issues at Hate Crimes Internship Ceremony

January 16, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center (KHRCA) will hold the first completion ceremony for the Con Ed Hate Crimes Student Internship Program on December 23 at 10:00 A.M. Over the course of the fall semester, eight students researched actual (closed) cases of hate crimes committed here in Queens County. To gain a better understanding of how crimes […]

STEM Academy Students Awarded Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarships

January 16, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Grainger has recognized Queensborough’s outstanding students for the sixth year in a row as Engineering Technology students Michael Lawrence and Bryon Singh each received a $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.The award also provides both recipients with a customized Westward® toolkit that includes professional tools for the graduating students’ trade area of expertise. Queensborough is one […]

Audiences Will Do a Double Take as Master Impersonators Bring the King of Rock and Roll to Life at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center

December 10, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

December 9, 2013 (Bayside, NY) –The theatre will shake, rattle and roll as master performers Scot Bruce and Mike Albert deliver an unforgettable Elvis experience when Blue Suede Birthday—The Elvis Bash is presented at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on January 25 at 8:00 p.m. Scot, who performs the early hits through Elvis’ career […]

Queensborough is Sole Community College to Have its Students Present at the American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting

December 3, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough students presented some 35 posters out of a total of 127 –nearly 30%–at the 2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), held at Yale University on October 26. Queensborough presented the highest number of undergraduate poster presentations of any other college or university and was the only community college to participate at the event. […]

Former Queens Assemblywoman, Nettie Mayersohn, is Honored at Queensborough

December 3, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Nettie Mayersohn, a former member of the New York State Assembly and steadfast champion of human rights, received the Kupferberg Freedom Award during a special event held in her honor at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA) on November 8. Dr. Arthur Flug, Executive Director of the KHRCA, said that, “Nettie has—through her great compassion […]

National Institutes of Health Awards $1.5 Million Dollar Grant to Queensborough’s Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program

November 12, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough’s Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program has been awarded a five-year, $1,547,614 grant from theNational Institutes of Health (NIH), beginning this fall through August 2018. It is the fourth major grant (fourth competitive renewal—the first two were three-year grants and the following two were each for five years) awarded to the Bridges program, which is now in its […]

Candidates Let the Sparks Fly during Mock Mayoral Debate

November 5, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Impassioned on issues ranging from healthcare to the Government shutdown as well as education and improved job opportunities, students Shirley Aguilar and Michelle Borukhov portrayed Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota, respectively, in a lively Mock Mayoral Debate held at Queensborough Community College on October 30th. Thirteen students from the QCC Mock Trial […]

Serve, Set, Spike! The QCC Lady Tigers are Declared the 2013 CUNY Volleyball Champions

November 5, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

On Monday, October 21st, the crowd at Hostos Community College went wild as the Queensborough Community College Lady Tigers defeated the Kingsborough Community College Wave, finishing the fourth set at 25-13 to be declared the 2013 CUNY Volleyball Champions. The Lady Tigers had won two of the last three titles against the Borough of Manhattan […]

Major Academic Initiative is Launched at Queensborough

September 10, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The Queensborough Academies has been launched this fall for all full-time students, in all areas of study, for their entire academic career at Queensborough Community College—one of the few community colleges in the country offering such a program on this scale. The initiative is built on Queensborough’s acclaimed Freshman Academies, which was launched in 2009 […]