Queensborough Community College

Congratulations to the Class of 2013! Celebrating QCC’s 52nd Commencement Ceremony and the Inauguration of President Diane B. Call

May 31, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 on May 31.

Soldiers to Scholars: QCC Participates in White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Assisting returning troops with obtaining the credentials they need to successfully enter the workforce was the theme at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 29.  The Forum provided an opportunity for key stakeholders from around the country, to share ideas on how to streamline […]

11th Annual NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate Program Student Research Seminar

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Over the past year, QCC’s science and mathematics students have been engaging in research activities funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, Research Initiative for Minority Students (RIMS). They presented their research at the final seminar, held at QCC in the Medical Arts Building on May 10. Students conducted research in areas that […]

Record Number of Presenters Feature at the 9th Annual Honors Conference

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

More than 255 abstracts – an all-time record – were presented by more than 300 students at the 9th Annual Honors Conference, held May 3 at Queensborough Community College. Five other colleges took part: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Kingsborough Community College, New York City College of Technology, Nassau Community College and Queens College. Five additional institutions: Hofstra, St. John’s, Berkeley […]

Single Stop: Giving More Students the “Edge for Success”

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The Single Stop program at Queensborough – which provides students and their families access to benefits through a grant from Single Stop USA – reports a 1,333 percent increase in cash and non-cash benefits over the past three years. “The remarkable success of the program is a testament both to our students’ determination to succeed academically and […]

Personal Privacy vs. Digital Lives: Business Student Wins David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Ruby Singh, a Business Administration major, has received the David A. Garfinkel CUNY Community Colleges Essay Contest prize, a statewide writing contest sponsored by the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. Students from approximately fifty SUNY and CUNY community colleges participated in the contest, submitting essays based on Cyberspace and the Law: What are Our […]

2013 Salzburg Global Seminar: “Global Citizenship: Ethics and Engagement”

April 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Staying at the Schloss Leopoldskron, where The Sound of Music was filmed; attending lectures given by world-renowned scholars; walking throughout the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. These were just some of the powerful experiences that students had during the recent Salzburg Global Seminar trip to Austria. The seminar is the 56th International Study Program on Global Citizenship and included students from three […]

QCC Volunteers Offer Advice on Daily News/CUNY Citizenship Now! Hotline

April 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Volunteers from Queensborough Community College are fielding calls this week for the Daily News/CUNY Citizenship Now! hotline. The 11th annual call-in runs April 22 – 26, providing free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Information is provided in English, Spanish and more than 20 other […]

Jasmine Hatcher ’06 Awarded Prestigious National Science Foundation Grant

April 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

(Jasmine Hatcher, Class of 2006, with Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine and members of her family at Queensborough’s 45th commencement ceremony.) Jasmine Hatcher, who graduated with an Associate in Science degree from Queensborough Community College in 2006, has been selected to receive a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Her selection was […]

Checkered Flag: Students’ Go-Cart design Wins First prize at Engineering Expo

April 19, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Students in the Engineering Technology Department were awarded First Prize in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Project category of the College Project Exhibit at the 2013 Engineering Expo, held at White Plains High School in New York on April 7. The project was begun in the fall of 2012 with the goal to design an electronically […]

“I Hope Nobody Sees Me, Memoirs of a Teenage Stroke Survivor”: Student’s Inner Strength Revealed in Memoir

April 18, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

It was Thursday. A beautiful spring day. I woke up for school and my mom drove me to the bus stop. So begins I Hope Nobody Sees Me, Memoirs of a teenage stroke survivor (2013, First Edition Design Publishing). The author, Nicolas Sully, is a second semester student at QCC, majoring in Health Sciences. “My sneaker weighed a […]

Spinning Records into Gold — The Spinners Debut at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), May 5

April 18, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

A One of a Kind (Love Affair) will be re-kindled when The Spinners, one of the biggest soul groups of the 70’s, will Make Such Sweet Music at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), on Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. The Spinners will enthrall the audience with crowd pleasing favorites including Cupid, I’ll Be […]

Explore, Evaluate and Present: Student Researcher Prepares for 9th Annual Honors Conference

April 11, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

When Nicole Yu enrolled at Queensborough in the spring of 2010, her plans were to major in Nursing. One of her pre-clinical Nursing courses – Introductory College Chemistry -  opened her eyes to other areas of science. “I was encouraged by my professors to explore my interests and so I took additional chemistry classes,” said Nicole. […]

Fed Challenge Team Gets Lessons in Economics from PBS Expert, Federal Reserve

April 4, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough’s Fed Challenge Team participated in the third annual Community College Fed Challenge Scrimmage with North Shore Community College and Gateway Community College, which hosted the event on April 1 and 2 in New Haven, CT. The goal of the scrimmage is for students to learn about and understand the complexities of the monetary process […]

Trail Blazing to Get Active, be Healthy

April 4, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Beginning this past fall, some 25 students from the Departments of Health, Physical Education and Dance and Engineering Technology have been conducting research in preparation for the introduction of Tiger Trails, a main component of the Get Active, Be Healthy Learning Community. With the use of equipment called measuring wheels, students are determining the circumference of […]

Early Alert: QCC and IBM Team Up on Program to Flag Struggling Students

April 3, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College’s innovative “Early Alert” system was featured in Crain’s New York Business magazine as a model for identifying and reaching out to students with declining performance. “With a $250,000 technology grant for servers, software and support, one IBM project manager built the early-alert system for Queensborough,” writes Cara Eisenpress in the magazine. “Using the new […]

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: How Common Read Connects with the Classroom

April 3, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The Office of Academic Affairs at Queensborough Community College presented a series of Common Read events surrounding The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot. The book features a poor African-American tobacco farmer whose cells, taken without her knowledge or consent in 1951, became one of the most important tools in medicine. […]

Tony Award-Winning Hal Linden Brings Musical Magic and The Diva Jazz Orchestra to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on April 28

March 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Hal Linden, whose career as an actor, singer and musician has spanned more than 65 years, will command the stage at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on April 28. He will be accompanied by the powerful, all-woman band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. Perhaps best known for his portrayal of police captain in the TV […]

Master Mimic Rich Little Shares His Collection of Voices at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on April 21

March 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Rich Little—“The Man of a Thousand Voices”—will regale audiences with his famous ability to impersonate politicians and entertainers at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:00pm. Rich Little’s amazing career on stage and in television has spanned more than four decades. His act has been the spotlight at presidential […]

America’s Longest-Running Multicultural Song and Dance Company Returns to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on April 7

March 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The internationally famous Tamburitzans will return to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3:00pm. Through dance, music and songs, the Tamburitzans—all full-time students at Duquesne University— will capture the indomitable spirit of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures. Language is no barrier, as these performances strike a universal emotional chord: […]