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RENOWNED HAITIAN AMERICAN WRITER AND NARRATOR TO INAUGURATE THE YORK COLLEGE 2009 PROVOST DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS LECTURE SERIES

September 2, 2009 | York College

Renowned Haitian American writer and narrator Edwidge Danticat will inaugurate York College’s 2009 Provost Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series, Monday, September 14, 2009, at 7 p.m., in the College’s Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. The event is free and open to the public. Danticat will read from recent works and engage […]

YORK COLLEGE RECEIVES MAJOR GRANT FROM CONSOLIDATED EDISON FOR THE SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS AND AEROSPACE ACADEMY

August 31, 2009 | York College

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. recently awarded a major grant to the Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) at York College. The program’s mission is to increase the participation and retention of historically underserved and underrepresented youth in grades 2-9 from Queens County, New York in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering […]

YORK COLLEGE REORGANIZES ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS INTO THREE SCHOOLS

August 17, 2009 | York College

York College has reorganized all of its academic department into three Schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business & Information Systems, and the School of Health & Behavioral Sciences. Each of the Schools focuses on a set of related programs and departments, and gives expression to the College’s mission. The School […]

TD BANK AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP GRANT FOR STUDENTS IN THE AVIATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

June 25, 2009 | York College

York College has been awarded a $20,000 grant from TD Bank through the TD Charitable Foundation earmarked for scholarships to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the College’s Aviation Management program. TD Bank President (NYC Market) Peter Meyer made the presentation recently to York College President Marcia V. Keizs at the York College Foundation’s […]

COMMENCEMENT 2009 PROFILE OF GRADUATES

June 2, 2009 | York College

• 836 students graduated/graduating in academic year 2008-09 • 579 (69.3%) Females and 257 (30.7%) males • Youngest graduate female 19, and oldest graduate Male 70 • 397 (47.5%) are black, 120 (14.4%) are Hispanics, and 74 (8.9%) are Asians • 286 (34.2%) BA, 532(63.6%) BS, and 18 (2.2%) BSMS • Top five cities where […]

YORK COLLEGE VALEDICTORIAN IN A CLASS BY HERSELF

June 2, 2009 | York College

Gloria Cecilia Velasco is the first Occupational Therapy major at York College to be named valedictorian. Small wonder. She’s always been restless. Even as a young girl growing up in Colombia she felt she was destined for important things. At 12, her family moved to Australia where she remained for 20 years. She got married […]

GOVERNOR DAVID A. PATERSON TO DELIVER YORK COLLEGE 2009 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

June 2, 2009 | York College

Governor David A. Paterson will deliver remarks at York College’s (www.york.cuny.edu) Thirty-Ninth Commencement Exercises at 9:00 a.m., Friday, May 29, 2009, at the Health and Physical Education Field, 160th Street between Liberty Avenue and South Road, Jamaica, New York. Governor Paterson will address the 836 graduates that range in age from 19 to 70. A […]

YORK’S NKRUMAH HONORED AS CUNYAC/HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

April 14, 2009 | York College

FLUSHING, NY—The City University of New York Athletic Conference announced Monday that York College track and field standout, Alexandra Nkrumah (Brooklyn, NY/ Midwood), has been honored as the Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar Athlete of the month. The month of March has been very good to Nkrumah. A sprinter and jumper on the Lady Cardinals’ […]

YORK COLLEGE TO PREVIEW PHASE ONE OF FIRST STATE-OF-THE-ART GALLERY IN NORTHEAST REGION IN TRIBUTE TO HEROIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

March 27, 2009 | York College

Given the aviation connection at York College (www.york.cuny.edu) and the demography of our location (situated between two major airports), we are previewing the first phase of the installation of the Tuskegee Airmen Gallery at York College at our 2nd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the College’s Performing Arts Center. Several components […]

The Exonerated By Jessica Blank & Eric Jensen Presented by the York College Theatre

March 16, 2009 | York College

The York College Theatre begins the Spring semester with the controversial, award-winning play, The Exonerated, by Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen – 2003 Lucille Lortel Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, and a Drama Desk Award. Compiled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files, and the public record, this play tells the […]

YORK COLLEGE TO LAUNCH THREE NEW MAJORS:JOURNALISM, NURSING AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

March 6, 2009 | York College

York College (www.york.cuny.edu) is hosting a New Majors Kick-Off for the Journalism, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs Monday, March 9, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., in the Faculty Dining Room, Academic Core Building, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. Each major will have a schedule of activities. The Journalism launch will include […]

YORK COLLEGE AVIATION MANAGEMENT STUDENTS RUB SHOLDERS WITH WOMEN WHO MADE AVIATION HISTORY

March 6, 2009 | York College

This year’s Women in Aviation International (WAI) Conference welcomed 12 new attendees from York’s Aviation Management program. WAI President and Founder Dr. Peggy B. Chabrian stated, “This Conference was a celebration of 20 years of Women in Aviation conferences, and a rededication of our commitment to look forward by providing career opportunities for women in […]

SUSAN M. BAER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, AVIATION DEPARTMENT, OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEYFEATURED SPEAKER AT YORK COLLEGE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

March 5, 2009 | York College

Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer, Aviation Department, of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Susan M. Baer is the featured speaker at the York College (www.york.cuny.edu) Executive Leadership Breakfast hosted by President Marcia V. Keizs and The CUNY Aviation Institute at York College Thursday, March 12, 2009, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., in the […]

YORK COLLEGE TO UNVEIL FIRST STATE-OF-THE-ART GALLERY IN THENORTHEAST REGION IN TRIBUTE TO THE HEROIC ACHIEVEMENTS OFTUSKEGEE AIRMEN

January 26, 2009 | York College

York College (www.york.cuny.edu) is the nexus for Tuskegee Airmen who have roots in the Jamaica community. Several of them have developed an ongoing relationship with York, which is the only CUNY College to have an Aviation Institute and a BS in Aviation Management. Over the years, the College has hosted several events recognizing and honoring […]

YORK COLLEGE FOUNDATION RECEIVES GIFT TO CREATE ENDOWED FUND FOR ANTI-FRAUD EDUCATION

January 26, 2009 | York College

York College, The City University of New York (www.york.cuny.edu), has received a significant donation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to provide an endowment for anti-fraud education. The gift, establishing the ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination, will support the College’s first endowed faculty position. The ACFE (www.ACFE.com) awarded the endowment as part […]

YORK COLLEGE TO HOST SERIES OF FREE FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOPS

January 26, 2009 | York College

York College/The City University of New York (www.york.cuny.edu) will hold a series of free financial planning workshops at an economic forum, “A New Plan for a New Year: How to Manage in Challenging Times,” Saturday, January 24, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., in Room 2D01, Jamaica, New York. There […]

YORK COLLEGE TO PRESENT PULITZER PRIZE WINNING PLAY Anna in the Tropics WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY PLAYWRIGHT NILO CRUZ

October 10, 2008 | York College

To kick off the opening-night of Anna in the Tropics at York College, playwright Nilo Cruz will make a special appearance and presentation about his play and his career as a Cuban-American artist/playwright. This event, sponsored by the Office of the President, the Pluralism and Diversity Committee, and the York College Theatre will begin at […]

CHRISTOPHER O. WARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY FEATURED SPEAKER AT YORK COLLEGE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

October 9, 2008 | York College

Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chris O. Ward is the featured speaker at the York College (www.york.cuny.edu) Executive Leadership Breakfast hosted by President Marcia V. Keizs and The CUNY Aviation Institute at York College Friday, October 10, 2008, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., in the Faculty Dining Room, Academic […]

York College Male Initiative Program and Men’s Center to Host 3rd Annual Men’s Conference

September 17, 2008 | York College

The York College Male Initiative Program and Men’s Center will host its Third Annual Men’s Conference Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the college’s Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development Roger Scotland will be the evening’s […]

York College to Host Jamaica’s First Three-Day Guatemalan Cultural Festival and Bazaar

June 25, 2008 | York College

York College, The City University of New York (www.york.cuny.edu) will host Jamaica’s first ever Guatemalan Cultural Festival and Bazaar for three days, Friday — Sunday, June 27 — 29, 2008, on campus in the green space bound by Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Liberty Avenue and South Road. In its second year, last year’s fair was […]