Queensborough Community College

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.

Queensborough Community College Alumna Selected to Receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

April 16, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Yueting Chen is the recipient of a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The Osmond Brothers Bring “Osmondmania” to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC)

March 31, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Favorites such as One Bad Apple, Double Lovin’, Crazy Horses and You Look Like the One I Love will fill the house when The Osmond Brothers take the stage at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m.

Making a Difference by Giving Back Inspires a Quarter Million Dollar Gift to Queensborough Community College

March 14, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Inspired to help support scientific research and resources for students in the Science Technologies, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Academy, Dr. Amy Wong has awarded a $250,000 gift to the Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc. in memory of her late husband, Dr. Pak (Peter) Wong (January 10, 1935-January 9, 2014), who was a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the college for more than 30 years, three of which as Chair.

The Common Read Initiative Launches, Offering a Plethora of Dynamic Events

March 14, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Inspiring lively discussions, making connections and building on an intellectually engaged community is the driving force of the Common Read Initiative, beginning Monday, March 17-April 3, 2014. Some 1300 students, along with more than 35 faculty members from across the academic disciplines, are reading The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine, by […]

Chemistry Students to Conduct Research in Prestigious Summer Internship Programs

March 13, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Sandy Enriquez and Daysi Proano have several things in common. They both immigrated to the U.S. from South America and learned English as a second language. Both are outstanding students who conduct research under the guidance of Dr. Paris D. Svoronos, a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry. As a result of their hard […]

Double Platinum Swing Chart Toppers, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, to Appear at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on March 22

March 11, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

March 11, 2014 (Bayside, N.Y.) — Swing, ska, rockabilly, funk and soul are just a few of the diverse genres of music that the thrilling and unique Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will bring to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Saturday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m. The band’s big break came in 1997 with the […]

Moscow Festival Ballet Returns to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

March 11, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

March 11, 2014  (Bayside, New York) – One of the great classical ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, will be presented at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. Swan Lake, the iconic ballet which had its world-premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1887, is the […]

The Brilliant David Alan Grier, Star of Stage, Film and Television, Brings Hilarious Comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on March 15

February 26, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

February 19, 2014 (Bayside, N.Y.) – The multi-talented David Alan Grier (DAG), whose career boasts spectacular successes in virtually all creative mediums, will bring his contagious laughter and thought-provoking comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), on March 15 at 8:00 p.m.  Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s […]

Queensborough Earns Praise as the Only Community College to Compete with Four-Year Institutions in the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament at Roger Williams University

February 20, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Harvard, Yale and Rutgers were among the universities in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional Tournament, held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, February 8-9,  in which ,Queensborough, the only community college to participate in the event, competed. In a highly competitive third round of the four round tournament, Queensborough earned a […]

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 […]