The QCC Fund, Inc. - Pearl Halegua

Pearl Halegua

(Retired Teacher, New York City Board of Education)

Pearl Halegua



Involved in the field of education for decades, Pearl is a strong supporter of academia. She earned a B.A. degree from CUNY’s Queens College and a M.S. degree in Math Science Technology from Hofstra University. Pearl has worked for the New York City Board of Education for numerous years. In 2004, her principal nominated her for the Education Update’s Outstanding Teacher Award for her work at P.S. 196 in Queens. After retiring from the New York City Board of Education, Pearl continued to show her support and interest in volunteering by chairing numerous events at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights. She held many positions on the Executive Board, including Vice President of Education. She is currently President of her temple.

She and her husband Nathan are members on the Board for the Center of Jewish Studies at Queens College. Pearl is one of the eco- chairpersons of this board.

At Queensborough Community College, Pearl is Chair of the annual Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives fundraiser to develop new constituencies. She was also the point person of the inaugural Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team, where she coached students on their communication skills for QCC events and fundraisers.

Pearl was elected to the QCC Fund Board of Directors in 2010 and served as the Chair of the Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team and Chair of the KHRCA/NEH Endowment Campaign.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.