Queensborough Community College

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 […]

From Bop to Pop: The Doo Wop Project Will Return to QPAC For an Encore Performance on November 15

October 27, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

The Doo Wop Project that dazzled audiences last spring with its classic sound and tight harmonies is coming back, by popular demand, to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on November 15 at 3:00 p.m. This outstanding group of musicians* features the blockbuster talents of Charl Brown, Dominic Nolfi and their fellow Motown: the Musical […]

Inspired portraits of culture and beauty as seen through the lens of renowned photographer Charles D. Miller III, in the exhibit, A Liberian Sojourn, at the QCC Art Gallery beginning October 8

September 30, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Charles D. Miller III’s enduring fascination with West African culture began with his first trip there in 1968, when he visited Dahomey (now Benin), Togo and Ghana to undertake zoological research for several museums and universities. He can still recall the feeling he had when he first scooped up a handful of the red laterite […]

Exhibits of Faraway Cultures, Ancient Secrets and Emblazoned Symbols of Modern Life Open the Fall Season at The QCC Art Gallery on October 8, 2015

September 28, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

“We are extremely proud to welcome three such distinguished, renowned artists whose powerful works represent the fascinating cultures of people and places around the world.” Faustino Quintanilla, Executive Director of the QCC Art Gallery.

Queensborough Community College is among seven colleges nationwide to participate in study to help students “See the Secret, Unwritten Rules of How to Succeed in College”

September 24, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

As reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 25, 2015 issue) Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Professor in the Department of History and Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, is also a Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She is working with seven colleges across […]

Academy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-Winning Artists Kick-Off the 2015-16 Season of QPAC’s 50th Anniversary

September 11, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

50 Years: The Gold Standard in Entertainment Luminaries of the stage and screen will open the 50th Anniversary Season of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), beginning September 27. Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz has captivated millions of theatre lovers with his iconic songs from Broadway musicals such as Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, and The […]

NASA Awards $750,000 Grant to Queensborough Community College to Explore New Frontiers in STEM Education

September 11, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College is the recipient of a NASA research grant in the amount of $750,000 entitled “CUNY-NASA Solar and Atmospheric Research Program and Education Partnership (CUNY-NASA SOLARPREP) ”. Queensborough is one of four community colleges across the nation to receive the award, which is designed to provide student training and expand course offerings to […]

Doors of Memory/Porte della Memoia

September 1, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

he exhibit Doors of Memory/Porte della Memoia at the QCC Art Gallery, showcases a collection of 25 original photographs of old doors and windows taken in Avella, Italy.

Installation Exhibit Commemorates Late Poet and Activist Ricardo León Peña

August 6, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Artist Elisa C. Merino has replicated the East Village apartment of the late Colombian poet, journalist, artist and activist Ricardo León Peña (1968-2011) in the installation exhibit, “Cartographía Umbrella House NY in Memoriam Ricardo León Peña Villa,” now at the QCC Art Gallery through September 8, 2015.

Queensborough Community College Spring Graduate Hyo Jung Shin, Receives 2015 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship

August 6, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Hyo Jung Shin, Class of 2015, is a recipient of the 2015 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship. She is one of 10 recipients selected from more than 2,000 applicants worldwide to receive the award of $7,500 towards a Baccalaureate degree. She is the first ever student at Queensborough Community College to receive this highly […]

Queens Public Television (QPTV) Receives Top Honors for Filming of Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC) “Cherry Poppin’ Daddies”

July 27, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

QPTV received top honors from the 2015 Alliance for Community Media National Hometown Media Competition for “QPTV Presents: Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) “Cherry Poppin’ Daddies”. The program won in its category for Excellence in Public Access. “Queens Public Television (QPTV) was given the opportunity to record Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC) headliner, Cherry Poppin’ […]

Queensborough Students “Practice Law” at the CUNY Law Pipeline to Justice Summer Immersion Program

July 23, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough students Michael Rawls and Ricky Panayoty were selected to participate in the CUNY Law Pipeline to Justice Summer Program this past June. They were among 20 CUNY undergraduate students who gathered for a two week immersion program in the study and practice of law. “We were extremely impressed by this year’s cohort and are […]

Port of Entry Program Director Receives Inspiring Leadership Award

July 23, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

皇后社區學院「新進港英文班吳經端主任榮獲啓發性的領袖獎 Florence Tse, Director of the Port of Entry (POE) Program at Queensborough Community College, received the Inspiring Leadership Award at the Fourth Annual Chinese American Heritage Celebration event, held recently at the Key Luck Club of CCNS Bayside Senior Center. Irene Cheung, Key Luck Club President, paid tribute to Florence as a leader who […]

Summer NSF REU Awards Give Queensborough’s STEM Students Research Opportunities at Colleges and Universities around the Country

June 23, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Eight Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students at Queensborough Community College were awarded summer National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) awards this past spring and are currently conducting supervised undergraduate research this summer at prestigious non-CUNY institutions including Princeton University, SUNY Binghamton and the University of Connecticut.

Queensborough Community College Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award

June 17, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Dr. Simran Kaur, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology at Queensborough Community College, has been awarded the Fulbright Academic and Professional Excellence Award (2014-15).

Acquisition of Impressionist Sculptures Enhances the QCC Art Gallery’s Outdoor Space and Garden

June 3, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

The acquisition of more than 40 sculptures by renowned artist Wenzhi Zhang was celebrated at the opening of “Metaphysical Thinking on Romantic “New Mankind series, held at the QCC Art Gallery on June 3.

Congratulations to the Class Of 2015! Queensborough Celebrates its 54th Commencement Ceremony

May 29, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Blue skies presided over a celebratory atmosphere as more than 2,300 graduates —representing 143 countries and 84 different languages—gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 54th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 29.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Queensborough Community College a Grant to Feature the Work of Acclaimed Photographer Marc Asnin

May 26, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Queensborough Community College a $30,000 grant to support an exhibition at the QCC Art Gallery, featuring the photography of Marc Asnin.

Nursing Graduates Ready to Embark on Journeys as Reliable Members in the Community

May 21, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

The Humanities Theatre at Queensborough was brimming with family, friends, faculty and administrators at the spring Candlelighting ceremony held on May 23. The graduating class of 50 included 9 men—a full 25%. Across the nation only six percent of nurses are men.

Queensborough Students Earn First and Second Place Awards at Capital One Finals

May 21, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Two Queensborough students won first and second place awards for their entrepreneurial acumen at the Capital One CUNY-wide Challenge competition finals held on May 7. A total of five students–two from Queensborough Community College, one from Kingsborough Community College and two from Hostos Community College–pitched their ideas to a panel of judges that included “Shark […]