Special Events

Special Events

Celebration of Donors

Hosted by President, Dr. Diane B. Call, the Board of Directors of the Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc., and the Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team, the Celebration of Donors is an event to thank all our public and private donors who have contributed during the previous year. Donors have the opportunity to meet scholarship recipients who have benefited from their generosity.

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Dr. Diane B. Call, President, Queensborough Community College and Mr. Thomas Chen.
Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team Members, Victoria Eng, Alexis Wampler & Haseeb Shah.

Partners for Progress Gala

Revenues from the Annual Partners for Progress Gala support scholarships for our students, the QCC Art Gallery and the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives.  Through the funding from this Gala, QCC is able to attract, develop, and support hardworking and ambitious students who will become the skilled workforce of today and the leaders of tomorrow.  It also allows QCC to reach out to the people of Queens and its surroundings with world-class programs, exhibits and lectures that enrich our community. The is the primary fundraiser for Queensborough Community College.  The board of directors of the Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc., the College’s non-profit organization, is the host for this Gala.

The 2016 Partners for Progress Gala took place on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows - Corona Park.

2016 Partners for Progress Gala

2016 Partners for Progress Gala held at Terrace on the Park

View the Photo Album | View the Press Release | View the 2016 Gala Journal

Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team

Impact Team

The Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team consists of dedicated Queensborough Community College students who make time to volunteer because they feel it is important to give back to their school. Their goal is to meet donors, express their appreciation and to encourage continued giving so that other students may benefit from the same generosity. The Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team prepares students for experiences outside of the classroom by providing them with the necessary social and business skills to enhance their experiential learning experiences. Students attend workshops in:

  • Career Planning: Interviewing, resume writing, networking with industry professionals
  • Communications: Public speaking and business etiquette
  • Community Service and Leadership: Serve as “ambassadors” of the College

These workshops provide students an edge for success, giving them an opportunity to be active and contributing members of their local communities, and better prepare them for successfully competing in the labor market

Queensborough Community College Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team students have a strong desire for public service and agree to participate in training sessions and various special events, such as the Celebration of Donors, the Partners for Progress Gala, and Borough Hall testimonies. They get involved in all aspects of planning and implementation of special events including, but not limited to, public speaking.

We invite students to become members of the Queensborough Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team.Motivated students should call Ronni Weprin, Special Events Coordinator at 718-281-5510 or at rweprin@qcc.cuny.edu.

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

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

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.