York College wants businesses to set up shop on its Jamaica campus, and thinks it has figured out a way to do it. The CUNY school has applied to enroll in Start-Up New York, a state-sponsored program that offers tax breaks to new companies, technology firms and out-of-state businesses that partner with colleges in poorer communities.
With this grant from the JetBlue Foundation, York College will develop a curriculum to establish an FAA-approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification program, making it the first public education institution in New York to offer this type of program. More than 82% of the student population is from under-represented groups and 66% of the undergraduate student body is women.
Music education is more than giving weekly lessons, teaching a theory class, or working with a high school band. It is about instilling passion, excitement, and wonder at the many genres and styles of music, and then nurturing the student’s ability to share that experience with others. The greatest thrill for a teacher is when a student gets it – when the light bulb gets switched on. Suddenly, the possibilities are endless.
The message at the first-ever awards ceremony of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women was simple: “they count on us; we count on you.” Organized by the Trust Fund, the ceremony put a spotlight on ground-breaking initiatives that address the crucial needs of survivors of gender-based violence around the world and recognized individuals who have dedicated their lives to the cause.
L-R: Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, president of York College; Anthony Andrews, center, York administrator; and Ray Warren, York College Class of ’76, who founded the station with like-minded classmates in 1974, cut the ribbon to a state-of-the art upgrade to the college’s radio station, YCRadio.org, funded by a generous donation from Mr. Warren, […]
July 9th, 2013 Contact: John Kelly, 917-745-7554 York College Students Reap the Benefits of a Rich Scholastic Atmosphere and Earn Prestigious Year-End Grants Queens CUNY School, an Incubator for Grant Recipients, Salutes Students’ Accomplishments Building on its reputation as one of the City University of New York’s leaders in producing […]
September 19, 2013 Contact: John Kelly, 917-745-7554 York College Graduate Juggles It All: Immigrant, Taxi Driver, New Father, and Now: Scientist York College of the City University of New York (CUNY) proudly welcomed back one of its star students, a modern-day Renaissance man, for a guest lecture on campus today. When […]
October 7th, 2013 Contact: John Kelly, 917-745-7554 York College Hosts Intellectual Heavyweights at Black Male Initiative Conference on Race, Law and Justice York College proudly hosted the Eighth Annual CUNY Black Male Initiative Conference, titled “Race, Law and Justice,” as intellectual heavyweights from around the country descended on its Jamaica, Queens campus […]
October 21, 2013 Contact: John Kelly, 917-745-7554 Live from York College: WYCR Radio Station Receives Generous Donation from Founder NBC Executive Ray Warren originally built WYCR and now gives it a second life On the 29th anniversary of the opening of WYCR, York College announced a generous donation from the founder […]
For immediate release August 15, 2013 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd 718-262-3865 firstname.lastname@example.org Jamaica, NY 11451 York Professors Receive Rare Department of Energy Grant Two York College/CUNY professors have won a grant of $291,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), toward a joint project at Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois; the […]
For immediate release Friday, May 24, 2013 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd 718-262-3865 email@example.com Jamaica, NY 11451 On Friday, May 22, 2013, York College will host its 43rd Commencement. At 1,046 strong, the Class of 2013 is the institution’s largest to date. Most are immigrants, spanning the globe from Albania to […]
For immediate release May 1, 2012 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie 718-262-3865, firstname.lastname@example.org York Alum Completes PhD Program at Yale Vanessa Crevecoeur-Ducas ’07, has completed a doctorate degree six years after graduating from York College/CUNY with her undergraduate degree in Chemistry. She was the first York student to win the UNCF-Merck Award. Fittingly, it was her […]
On Monday, April 15, the York College Foundation will host its 6th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at the college’s Performing Arts Center. This year’s honoree is the venerable Hank Sheinkopf, president of Sheinkopf Communication, Ltd., and a proud member of the York College Class of 1973. His career thus far has spanned 700 campaigns in […]
Deborah Persaud, M.D., a York College/CUNY graduate of the Class of 1981, is being celebrated as part of the team that may have discovered a way to “functionally cure” AIDS in infants.
Elizabeth Alter (Asst. Prof., York, Biology) was the lead author on a study by a distinguished team of American and Canadian scientists: “Gene flow on ice: The role of sea ice and whaling in shaping Holarctic genetic diversity and population differentiation in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus),” which appeared online in the new Wiley open access […]
BASSIN2 (2) It is with deep sadness that the York College community announces the passing of its former president, Mr. Milton G. Bassin, who died on August 13, 2012. The president emeritus had been in failing health in recent years but still had a great love for the college he literally and figuratively built from […]
York College/CUNY will host its 42nd Commencement Exercises on June 1, 2012. At 1,003 strong, the Class of 2012 is York’s largest graduating class to date.
The valedictorian, Chemistry major, Tony Wan, served two tours of duty in Iraq as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp, reaching the rank of Corporal. There will also be at least seven other veterans graduating that day from York with him.
The York College/CUNY Health Services Center recently presented a widely inclusive spring wellness festival that attracted the likes of New York City Comptroller, John Liu. The Comptroller presented the college’s Health Services Center with a commendation to mark the occasion.
York College of the City University of New York (CUNY) will host the 24th Annual Haitian Studies Association (HSA) conference from November 8-10, 2012. Located in Queens, York College maintains a very engaged relationship with the Haitian community in New York City. The College is one of only a handful across the country that has a minor and certificate program in Haitian Creole, and the only one in New York City. Several faculty research and teach on Haitian history and culture. York has also hosted the Haitian Book Fair for nearly a decade.
Jamaica, New York, February 23, 2012 – A “Ribbon-Cutting” ceremony at York College/City University of New York on Friday, February 24 will officially open the School of Health and Behavioral Sciences’ nursing program simulation laboratory. The new state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide future registered nursing students with basic and advanced nursing skill preparation through the use of over 20 “simulated patient mannequins” programmed for geriatric, adult, pediatric, critical care and maternity nursing demonstrations. The new laboratory, designed like hospital rooms includes eight-bed, twelve-bed, and simulation-pediatric maternity units; as well as a 32-desk computer lab resource classroom.