Michael S. Conigliaro, Esq., '92
Dear Queensborough Alumni:
As a graduate, I can personally attest to the value of the education that I received at Queensborough. It was the faculty and student tutors at Queensborough who turned me around for the better. More importantly, my teachers and student tutors, not only took the time and effort to make my classes and coursework more interesting, they also took an interest in me and what I wanted to accomplish at Queensborough. I knew that they cared about me, not only as a student, but as a person. With their guidance, I was able to find a direction, develop more specific goals, and figure out how to reach them. I am very proud to say, that that they gave me the confidence to better understand the coursework, earn my Associate Degree, and then move onto St. John’s University, where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School for my J.D.
I would not be where I am today if it hadn’t been for Queensborough. I am grateful to Queensborough for giving me my start and that is why I have chosen to give back to Queensborough. As we prepare during the summer months for a new year in the fall, I ask that you make a commitment to come back and visit.
Remember, if you cannot come back, you can always give back – please support this year’s Annual Fund Appeal when you receive the request. This is part of Queensborough’s Edge for Success campaign to help our students achieve their academic goals and pursue their dreams. We’re family and it is important to keep in touch and give back to make Queensborough for today’s students what it was for us – a nurturing and vital learning environment that is FUN and a stepping stone to the future.
Michael S. Conigliaro, Esq., '92
President, QCC Alumni Association
The College hosted this event to help the students understand how completeing a degree can change their lives, change their communities and change the nation.
Our Alumni Association President Michael S. Conigliaro, Esq. spoke on behalf of the Alumni Association, click on the following video link http://youtu.be/aefaCrlQm2I to see Michael and four other inspiring alumni guest speakers tell our students why they should "COMMIT, COMPLETE and COMPETE".
Friday, December 6, 2013, Queensborough Community College Alumni Association President, Mr. Michael Conigliaro conducted the first QCCAA Criminal Justice Court Trip with four Queensborough Criminal Justice Students to the Queens County Criminal Courthouse, in Kew Gardens. With the assistance of a fellow QCC alumnus Court Officer Mr. Joe Guzman, the students met and interacted with court officers, police officers and correction officers. The group was allowed to tour the intake area at central booking, view holding cells and witnessed how arraignments are handled in the Honorable Judge Ernest Hart's (Criminal Justice Professor at QCC) Courtroom. The students had a Q&A with Judge Hart in his Chambers afterwards. Overall, it was a very educational and informative day for the students.
I would like to acknowledge and thank Professor Rose-Marie Aikas, who without her involvement, I would not have been able to coordinate this field trip for our QCC students. Professor Aikas was a pleasure to work with and we are looking forward to having the QCCAA Criminal Justice Court Trip happening every fall and spring semester. I would also like to thank Ms. Connie Peluso, the Director of the office for Career Services for introducing me to Professor Aikas, allowing us to forge this new endeavor together. On behalf of the QCCAA I would like to thank everyone for their support of the trip and I am looking forward to having the opportunity to mentor as many future Alumni as possible.
The members of the QCC Alumni Association Cabinet are elected to two-year terms each June by the dues-paying members of the Association. They are the leaders of the Association and together they elect, from their members, the Executive Board of the Association to two-year terms – the President, Vice President, Secretary and the Treasurer. Therefore, anyone elected to the Executive Board, whose term is expiring the following year, their term is extended for an additional year to serve as an Officer.
The goals of the members of the Cabinet are to represent the Alumni at the College; serve the Alumni they represent; bring Alumni back to the College; and use the Association resources to help the College to continue its mission and to connect the Alumni to the students – our future Alumni.
For further information on serving in the QCC Alumni Association Cabinet, please call Nickie Patterson-Garcia in the Alumni Office, (718) 281-5144.
QCC Alumni Association Cabinet 2013-2015
Nickie Patterson-Garcia Development Specialist for Alumni Relations