Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Please join us in welcoming Korean Comfort Women who will travel from South Korea to QCC to share their stories with student interns and Holocaust Survivors

July 10, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

“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 […]

QCC Graduate Receives The 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York Scholarship

June 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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.

Students Speak with One Voice for Korean Comfort Women at the Spring 2013 Asian Internship Ceremony

June 20, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center Interns Meet Dwindling Community of Survivors

June 20, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 student Monica Leon for her winning design of the official QCC recycling poster!

June 20, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

2013 ASAP Graduates Celebrate Success

June 20, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

National Scholarship Award Gives Student “Key” to the City of Light

June 6, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

“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.

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

June 4, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

“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 […]

Diversity is the Hallmark of Queensborough’s Nursing Graduates

June 4, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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, […]

Scholar Who Wears Many “Caps” Receives Awards upon Graduation from Queensborough

June 4, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

Math Club Wins First Place (Twice) in the 2013 NYSMATYC Competition

June 4, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]

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 […]