Each academy will have at least one Freshman Coordinator, based upon student enrollment. The Freshman Coordinator acts as a bridge for students, guiding them to student support service areas such as tutoring, academic advisement, counseling, career services, financial aid and making sure that students take advantage of all the resources Queensborough has to offer.
The Freshman Coordinator will call, text message, or email students from the moment they express interest in Queensborough and will follow the student’s progress through the first 30 credits.
They will also assist faculty in planning academy-specific activities such as career events and field trips to reinforce learning and will be an ongoing resource to faculty by following up with students on specific faculty concerns.
Liberal Arts Academy
Health Related Sciences Academy
Visual and Performing Arts Academy
Jose comes to Queensborough from Queens College where he worked in the Admissions Office. He received his bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from Queens and, in addition to his work here and at Queens, has been the youth director at his local church.
Rebecca Ann De Jesus left a position as an assistant project coordinator for the Black Male Initiative and an academic advisor at Queens College to join our Freshman Academy. She graduated from Nassau Community College and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Queens College. At QCC, she is responsible for the guidance and advisement of liberal arts students specializing in criminal justice.
Kay-Ann Montaque brings to her role as a Freshman Coordinator three years of experience in Student Affairs as a graduate student in the CUNYCAP program. She earned a bachelor’s degree from York College, where she also worked as a tutor, and later completed a master’s degree in computer science from Queens College.
While earning her bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University, Kristen worked in the University’s Center for Advisement. She went on to gain her master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies – Higher Education at Hofstra and, as part of her graduate work, completed an internship in the Career Development at SUNY Purchase.
Gail Patterson came to Queensborough with ten years of experience at several educational/school based programs. She received a BA in Psychology from SUNY Cortland with a minor in management. She was the Training Manager for the New York City Job Corps Center where she worked, among other areas, with allied health trainees. Gail recently completed her master’s in Counseling and Guidance/Career Development at the College of New Rochelle.
Prior to his current position in the Education Academy, Dan worked as a Freshman Coordinator in the Liberal Arts Academy. Before that, he was an enrollment management assistant in Student Affairs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management at Dowling College and went on to gain his MBA, also from Dowling, in Business Administration, Management and Leadership.
Scott Beltzer, a graduate from Suffolk community College, went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and is currently completing a master’s program in Mental Health Counseling at C.W. Post/Long Island University. He began his work at Queensborough in the Veteran’s Center.
Anna came to Queensborough after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Fordham University. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Psychology at Queens College. Prior to Queensborough, she worked at Bramson ORT and also volunteered as a guidance counselor at a middle school in Queens.
Natalie Roopchand, a graduate of Queensborough, went to Baruch College for her bachelor’s degree in Business. That educational path serves her well in her role as Freshman Coordinator for the Business Academy. Natalie also worked in the College’s Admissions Office and in the campus Learning Center as a tutor and administrative assistant. She recently began her graduate work at CUNY’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies in Business Management.