Queensborough Community College

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 […]

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 […]