Under a gleaming white tent, a joyful sea of graduates were addressed by Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough Community College, who said, “On this very special day we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our students who come from all corners of the world to realize their academic dreams.”
Lida Ramos Arce, who will graduate this spring with an Associate degree in Business Administration, opened the Gala evening by noting, “The most valuable, lasting impressions of my education here at Queensborough are the amazing experiences I’ve had.” Lida began by describing her leadership roles as Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association and Delegate for the CUNY Student Senate.
Yueting Chen is the recipient of a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Favorites such as One Bad Apple, Double Lovin’, Crazy Horses and You Look Like the One I Love will fill the house when The Osmond Brothers take the stage at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There are certain songs that, when heard, are instantly recognized as a classic.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]