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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Amid a festive atmosphere with a carnival theme, some 2,500 new students converged on the College campus quadrangle for Freshman First Orientation, held on August 26. They were greeted by Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough Community College; Ellen Hartigan, Vice President for Student Affairs as well as members of the Student Government Association(SGA). Under large white tents, […]
In the years just before the British Invasion, singer Pat Boone was rivaled only by Elvis Presley. Today, he is recognized by Billboard Magazine as one of the top ten rock recording artists in history. And in a few short weeks, Mr. Boone will wow audiences at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), Sunday, Sept. […]
Queensborough Community College alum, Oluwadamisi Atanda (Kay), Class of 2012, has been named a Josephine de Kármán Fellow for the 2013-14 Academic Year. The coveted national award recognizes exceptional scholastic achievement. Out of 434 applicants, only two of the eight awardees are undergraduates; a student from the University of Pennsylvania and Kay, a political science major with a minor in […]
Queensborough Community College’s Nursing program has been awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant. The three-year grant–totaling more than $700,000–will provide a pipeline of resources and motivation for at-risk middle and high school students so they may succeed in college. Regina Cardaci, Professor in the Nursing Department and Project Director […]
Young American Idol enthusiasts can star in their own reality entertainment program when “Enrichment at QPAC!” begins in September 2013.
Queensborough– renowned for its remarkable diversity of cultures—is a treasure trove of inspiring student stories that describe the determination to succeed, no matter how far away they travel or what their circumstances may be. These students—who hail from 140 countries around the world—are producing the narratives of their life’s journeys through digital media videos. Under […]
On July 11, student interns in the Asian Social Justice Internship Program met face to face, for the first time, with a Korean Comfort Woman they had previously interviewed via Skype. The event took place at Queensborough’s Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA) before an audience of student interns, College administrators, Holocaust survivors, members of the […]
“I was running an errand when I was grabbed, thrown on a truck with other girls and taken to China. The Japanese soldiers beat us, starved us and kept us from warmth in the winter.” These were among the memories recently relayed via video from South Korea by the Korean Comfort Women survivors to QCC […]
Paula Villacres, ʻ13, has received the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York Scholarship, awarded to outstanding students who started at a community college and are inspired to continue their liberal arts education leading to a Bachelor’s degree.
In late May, ten students in the Asian Internship Program gathered at the offices of Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) to interview Korean Comfort Women in South Korea via video. Through an interpreter, Comfort Women Ok Sun Lee, Hee Nam Yoo and Ok Sun Park described the atrocities they suffered by soldiers in the Japanese […]
From left: Dr. Arthur Flug, Executive Director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives; Jocelyn Chait of Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan; Student Intern Lida Ramos Arce; survivor Sam Widawsky, holding a drawing presented to him by his intern, Chaojun (Ross) Dong; and Marisa L. Berman, Assistant Director, (KHRCA) Approximately 10 students addressed a captivated audience […]
Congratulations to QCC student Monica Leon! Her work will be featured as the official QCC recycling poster. Alivia Medina’s poster is the runner-up. See all of the images here. The entire college community had the opportunity to vote for a poster from Professor Yisun Rho’s Advertising Design and Layout class. The eight posters were a popular exhibit at […]
Queensborough students in the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) cheered and clapped during their graduation recognition ceremony held in the Student Union Building on June 4. Bobbi Brauer, Director of ASAP, welcomed graduates, friends and family to the celebration, commenting that, “The experiences you’ve enjoyed, the knowledge you have acquired, the skills you have […]
“Je veux grillé!” said Jessica Colon, a liberal arts major at QCC, upon learning that she was selected as a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship award in the amount of $3,000 for participation in the summer Study Abroad program to France, beginning June 8.
“As President, I believe deeply in a strong and engaged faculty, a student-centered learning environment, and community partnerships to advance education and participation in our cultural resources.” Dr. Diane B. Call A brilliant, sunny morning matched a joyous atmosphere as the Class of 2013—representing more than 8o nationalities—gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 52nd annual Commencement ceremony […]
Nearly half of the 58 Nursing students who graduated from Queensborough during the 2013 Candlelighting ceremony are originally from Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, Pakistan, the Middle East and Central and South America. The ceremony, which was held in the Humanities Theatre on May 23, included 8 men—a full 13% of the graduating class. Cheers, tears, […]