Queensborough Community College

Three Queensborough Community College Students Receive Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

May 6, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough is the first among CUNY colleges to have three simultaneous winners of this prestigious award. Three Queensborough students, Kyle Chin-How, Daysi Proano and Silvia Salamone have each been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship of $40,000 per year to complete their baccalaureate degrees. They are three of 90 Scholars selected from […]

Student Speakers Set the Tone As Queensborough Celebrates Its Distinguished Honorees At The 2015 Partners For Progress Gala

May 1, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Honors student Kyle Chin-How, who will graduate this spring with an A.S. degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, opened the program portion of the Partners for Progress Gala, noting “I will graduate from Queensborough with a vision uniquely defined.” Kyle is one of three outstanding Queensborough students to be awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation […]

Queensborough Students Earn First and Second Place Awards among 104 Presenters at the Sigma Xi 2015 Northeastern Regional Research Conference

April 22, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Three Queensborough students in the Biological Sciences and Geology Department won first and second place awards for their scientific posters at the Sigma Xi 2015 Northeastern Regional Research Conference at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut on April 18.

Students Respond to Genocide through Artistic Expression in a Major Exhibition at Queensborough’s Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives beginning April 16

April 13, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

A major retrospective of global genocide is the focus of “Testimony across the Disciplines: Queensborough Community College Students Respond to Genocide through Art, Music, Dance and Writing.” The featured artworks, narratives, poems and live performances are the culmination of a year-long project that had students explore and respond to the consequences of genocide, mass atrocity and societal injustice.

Faculty, Staff and Students in the Department of Art & Design will present their Selected Works at the QCC Art Gallery beginning April 16

April 8, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

A multifaceted exhibition will showcase printmaking, oils, installations, photographs and mixed media in the “Juried Student Exhibition of Art & Design”, and the “Faculty and Staff Exhibition”, both opening at the QCC Art Gallery on April 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Queensborough Community College Professor Receives the Feliks Gross Endowment Award, CUNY’s Highest Award for Assistant Professors

March 26, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Professor is the Only Community College Faculty Member to Receive the Award

Queensborough Mock Trial Team Earns Honorable Mention for Spirit of AMTA Award at AMTA Regional Tournament At Roger Williams University

February 27, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

The Spirit of AMTA Award, which the QCC Mock Trial team has won three times in the past, is presented to the team that best exemplifies the ideals of honesty, civility and fair play and is determined by the rank awarded to each team by their opponents.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu and Congresswoman Grace Meng toured workforce development and job training initiatives at Queensborough Community College

January 29, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu joined U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) during a visit of Queensborough Community College in Bayside where they toured the school’s job training, career preparation and workforce development initiatives, on Friday, January 23.

Diversity is the Hallmark of Queensborough’s Nursing Graduates

January 16, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Nearly half of the 39 nursing graduates who celebrated at Queensborough’s traditional Candlelighting Ceremony are originally from Asia, Africa, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The ceremony, which was held in the Humanities Theatre on January 7, included 7 men—a full 20% of the graduating class and twice the national average.

The Passion of Tango, the Romance of Ballet and a Spiritual Medium Begin the Spring 2015 Season at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC)

January 15, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

“We are delighted to welcome such a rich variety of distinguished performers,” said Susan Agin, Executive & Artistic Director, QPAC, adding that “these exciting shows offer superb entertainment for all ages at an affordable price! Come on down to QPAC, which has just been named the “Best in Queens” for live theatre.”

Newly Published Book Takes an In-Depth Look at the Positive Impact of Service Learning Practices in Higher Education

November 25, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

At Queensborough, and at a growing number of other community colleges, studies show that service-learning initiatives are having positive outcomes across virtually all areas of study. Considered one of the elements for academic success, service-learning is a major academic initiative designed to increase retention and graduation rates through an enriched and engaged academic experience.

Professor’s New Book Follows in the Footsteps of U.S. Soldiers of the Great War

November 19, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

It has now been a century since World War I began, but America’s role in the colossal struggle has been largely forgotten on both sides of the Atlantic.

Queensborough Community College Awarded $20,000 Capital One CUNY-Wide Entrepreneurship Challenge Grant

September 22, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Start small, expand, go global, reinvest, scale back and reinvent. These phrases and words are just a sampling of the business lexicon that are second nature to CUNY’s community college students as they compete in the Capital One CUNY-wide Entrepreneurship Challenge, beginning on October 17, 2014.

Two-Time Tony Award-Winner Patti Lupone Launches QPAC’s 2014-15 Season

September 8, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

A variety of talented performers from around the world will be showcasing their unique and exciting brand of entertainment for another stellar season at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC).

Queensborough Delivers Big Surprise to 90 Year-Old Former Student: A Diploma

August 28, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

This summer, Alexander Phillips graduated from Queensborough Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree. He is 90 years old.

Queensborough Community College Awarded $11.5 Million of Governor Cuomo’s NY CUNY 2020 Awards

July 30, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College is one of eight lead CUNY colleges to be awarded grant funds to serve the college and the community by connecting academic excellence with entrepreneurship and local economic development. Queensborough Community College President Diane B. Call said, “The $11.5 million dollar award places us as a vanguard to serve two vital industry […]

QCC Music Professor Receives Wagner College Alumni Fellow Award for “Recognition of a Distinguished Career in Music and Education”

July 2, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Ernie Jackson, a gifted guitarist and professor in the Department of Music at QCC, is the recipient of an Alumni Fellow Award from Wagner College for his distinguished career in music and education. Professor Jackson graduated from Wagner College in 1987.

Internationally Renowned Photographer Captures the Brutality and Beauty of a Distant Country in Afghanistan-A Distant War, an exhibit at the QCC Art Gallery Beginning June 19

June 9, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Afghanistan – A Distant War, a major retrospective of images taken byTIME Magazine photographer Robert Nickelsberg, to be exhibited at the QCC Art Gallery beginning June 19 through September 10, 2014.

More than 2,000 Graduates Celebrate the End of One Journey and the Beginning of Another at Queensborough Community College’s 53rd Annual Commencement Ceremony, held on May 30

June 2, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Under a gleaming white tent, a joyful sea of graduates were addressed by Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough Community College, who said, “On this very special day we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our students who come from all corners of the world to realize their academic dreams.”

Tributes Made to Those Who Have Inspired the Success of Students Past, Present and Future at Queensborough’s Partners for Progress Gala 2014

April 28, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Lida Ramos Arce, who will graduate this spring with an Associate degree in Business Administration, opened the Gala evening by noting, “The most valuable, lasting impressions of my education here at Queensborough are the amazing experiences I’ve had.” Lida began by describing her leadership roles as Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association and Delegate for the CUNY Student Senate.