York College

York College/CUNY Commencement Features Grads from Algeria to Zambia

May 24, 2013 | York College

For immediate release Friday, May 24, 2013 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd 718-262-3865 mcomrie@york.cuny.edu 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 […]

York Alum Completes PhD Program at Yale

May 3, 2013 | York College

For immediate release May 1, 2012 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie 718-262-3865, mcomrie@york.cuny.edu 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 […]

York Honors Hank Sheinkopf at Benefit Featuring Eddie Palmieri Orchestra

April 3, 2013 | York College

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 […]

York Alum Making News in AIDS ‘Cure’

March 11, 2013 | York College

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.

Doctoral Faculty Member Leads Study on Bowhead Whale

October 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, York College

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 […]

York College Mourns President Emeritus Bassin

August 14, 2012 | York College

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 […]

Iraq Veteran/Queens Resident Selected as York’s Valedictorian

May 30, 2012 | York College

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.

City Comptroller Liu Visits York for Wellness Festival

May 8, 2012 | York College

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.


May 8, 2012 | York College

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.


March 15, 2012 | York College

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.

Major League Baseball’s CEO to Speak at York Breakfast

December 3, 2010 | York College

Jonathan D. Mariner, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Major League Baseball (MLB), will be the featured speaker at the next installment of the York College Executive Leadership Breakfast Series, on Friday, December 10, 2010 — from 8:00 to 9:30 am. Mr. Mariner’s is in charge of administering MLB’s $1.5 billion league-wide credit […]

USFDA Commissioner Scheduled to Speak at York College/CUNY

November 1, 2010 | York College

Margaret Hamburg M.D., President Barack Obama’s Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, will be the featured speaker at York College, the City University of New York (CUNY) on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. The event will take place in the Performing Arts Center at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, from 10 to 11 […]

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu To Deliver

May 26, 2010 | York College

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu will deliver remarks at York College’s (www.york.cuny.edu) Fortieth Commencement Exercises at 9:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2010, at the Health and Physical Education Field, 160th Street between Liberty Avenue and South Road, Jamaica, New York. Comptroller Liu will address the 815 graduates that range in age from 20 […]

York College Male Initiative Program And Men’s Center To Sponsor Economic Empowerment Conference

April 19, 2010 | York College

The York College Male Initiative Program and Men’s Center will sponsor its Economic Empowerment Conference, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. The theme of the conference – “Re-Energizing Our Entrepreneurial Spirit” – will create dialog around the premise that for the second […]

Legendary Jazz Impresario George Wein To Be Honored At York College’s 3rd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert

April 14, 2010 | York College

Legendary jazz impresario, George Wein, will be the first recipient of York College’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the College’s 3rd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, Monday, April 19, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. Wein has spearheaded hundreds of music events annually since 1954 when he […]

Chancellor Joel I. Klein, New York City Department Of Education, To Be The Featured Speaker At The York College Executive Leadership Breakfast

February 23, 2010 | York College

York College President Marcia V. Keizs will welcome Chancellor Joel I. Klein, New York City Department of Education, to the campus as the featured speaker at the York College Executive Leadership Breakfast. The program will be “A Conversation with Chancellor Joel I. Klein.” The Chancellor oversees over 1,600 schools with 1.1 million students, 136,000 employees, […]


January 6, 2010 | York College

The York College/Community Commemorative Quilt Committee (YCCCQC) will hold its 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) & Black History Month Art, Memorabilia, Poetry, Quilt Exhibition and Celebration, Sunday, January 10, 2010 at the York College Performing Arts Center,  94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. YCCCQC raises scholarship funds for deserving York College […]


November 10, 2009 | York College

York College President Marcia V. Keizs, elected officials and dignitaries will participate in the official ribbon cutting of the College’s Child and Family Center, Friday, November 13, 2009, at 11 a.m., 94-12 160th St. (between Liberty and Archer Avenues), in Jamaica, Queens. The York College Child and Family Center was designed to meet the need […]

Maya Monroe, Daughter of New York Knick Great Earl Monroe, Named York College Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

October 29, 2009 | York College

Maya Monroe, the daughter of New York Knick great and hall of famer Earl Monroe, has been named the assistant coach for the York College women’s basketball team. Monroe comes to York College after coaching Seward Park High School the last four seasons. She took over a team with a 3-15 record and went a […]

CUNY Aviation Institute at York College to Inaugurate 2009 – 2010 Executive Speaker Lecture Series with Panel of Distinguished Aviation Experts

October 20, 2009 | York College

The CUNY Aviation Institute (AI) at York College (www.york.cuny.edu) will inaugurate its 2009 – 2010 Executive Speaker Lecture Series with a panel of distinguished aviation experts Friday, October 23, 2009, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., in the Faculty Dining Room, Academic Core Building, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. The topic will be “Balancing […]