Queensborough Community College

Black History Month: History Professors’ Peer-Reviewed Article Addresses Race, Labor and Borderlands

February 11, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives Partners with March of the Living in Exhibit at the United Nations

February 10, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Michael Bolton, Multiple Grammy-Award Winning Singer at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on February 17

February 7, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

There are certain songs that, when heard, are instantly recognized as a classic.

Artifacts of the African Tribal Arts Kingdom to be exhibited in The Powerful Arts of Cameroon: the Collection of Amadou Njoya, at the QCC Art Gallery

January 24, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

  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 […]

Queensborough Students to Address Civil Rights Issues at Hate Crimes Internship Ceremony

January 16, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

STEM Academy Students Awarded Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarships

January 16, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Audiences Will Do a Double Take as Master Impersonators Bring the King of Rock and Roll to Life at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center

December 10, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 is Sole Community College to Have its Students Present at the American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting

December 3, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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. […]

Former Queens Assemblywoman, Nettie Mayersohn, is Honored at Queensborough

December 3, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

National Institutes of Health Awards $1.5 Million Dollar Grant to Queensborough’s Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program

November 12, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Candidates Let the Sparks Fly during Mock Mayoral Debate

November 5, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Serve, Set, Spike! The QCC Lady Tigers are Declared the 2013 CUNY Volleyball Champions

November 5, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Major Academic Initiative is Launched at Queensborough

September 10, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

New Students Receive Warm Welcome and are Introduced to the Queensborough Academies

August 29, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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, […]

Pat Boone, the “Original” American Idol, to Appear at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in a Rare Live Concert, September 29

August 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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. […]

Drive and Determination Fuels Triumphs for Outstanding QCC Graduate

August 19, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 Receives Major Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant

August 12, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Sing your heart out! Dance ‘till you drop! Enrichment program for children to be offered at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), beginning this fall

August 1, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Young American Idol enthusiasts can star in their own reality entertainment program when “Enrichment at QPAC!” begins in September 2013.

A Different Lens: QCC Students Open Viewers’ Eyes through Digital Storytelling

July 25, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Living History: Korean Comfort Woman traveled from South Korea to QCC to meet face to face for the first time with student interns

July 25, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]