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, […]
Jace Dunn, ʻ13, who graduated from Queensborough on May 31, received The John F. Kennedy Memorial Award for demonstrating outstanding College and community leadership, as well as scholastic achievement. Last month, the Office of Student Affairs selected Jace to receive a Student Leadership Award at the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes CUNY students who have displayed […]
Each semester, QCC’s Math Club participates in two math contests, one led by the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC), and another organized by the American Math Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). This spring, QCC won first place—out of 30 participating community colleges– in the NYSMATYC competition, which was held at participating colleges across New York State. The […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]