Harry Lum Day
Thanks to the generosity of Professor Emeritus Jackson Lum and his wife, Muriel Lum, Queensborough Community College has established the tradition of declaring one day each semester as “Harry Lum Day”, in honor of Jackson’s father. On this day, students receive complimentary desserts in tribute to Harry's culinary skills and in recognition of Jackson and Muriel’s support of higher education. Harry worked in the kitchen at Queensborough and took a great deal of pride in preparing food, particularly desserts.
Jackson and Muriel Lum
Professor Emeritus Jackson Lum taught in Queensborough’s Engineering and Technology Department. He began as an instructor in 1970, was appointed Assistant Professor in 1971 and, in 1976 earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor. He was then again promoted to full Professor in 1983, and in 1991 was designated Professor Emeritus.
Jackson Lum and Muriel Lum founded Logic Controls in 1982 and worked together to build their company, which was renowned as a leading provider of Point of Sale (POS) system software products and PC-based peripherals. As a professional engineer, Professor Emeritus Jackson Lum holds 44 patents in display systems and products.
Harry Lum Day - May 2016
The Spring semester Harry Lum Day took place on May 4, 2016 at Queensborough Community College. Over 600 students enjoyed cookies and learned about Harry Lum.
Harry Lum Day - September 2015
The Fall semester Harry Lum Day took place on September 2, 2015 in conjunction with Club Day at Queensborough Community College. Over 600 students enjoyed cookies and learned about Harry Lum.
Harry Lum Day - April 2015
The Spring semester Harry Lum Day took place on April 29, 2015 in conjunction with the Asian Cultural Festival at Queensborough Community College. Over 500 students enjoyed gourmet cookies; learned about Harry, Jackson and Muriel Lum and live performances promoting the diversity of Asian culture on our campus.
Harry Lum Day - December 2014
The Fall semester Harry Lum Day took place on December 10th, 2014. Over 480 students enjoyed gourmet cupcakes and learned about the Lums. Many students shared their impressions:
“This is a great event. I saw the post for Harry Lum Day on the digital signage and made sure that I didn’t miss the treats. Thank you!” -Linsy, Liberal Arts Student
“What an amazing way to give back. You don’t see a lot of people giving back, particularly at community colleges It is a great treat and wonderful tribute.” –Melissa, Liberal Arts Student
“Thank you for giving back to QCC and doing it for the student community. It is a nice tribute to his father and it is appreciated.” - John, Computer Systems Student