Welcome Queensborough Alumni!
Community colleges across the country are receiving national recognition for their role in helping the people of our communities survive and thrive in this economy.
Great things are happening right here at Queensborough! QCC is one of only six (6) community colleges throughout the country to be the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant of $500,000. This challenge has placed the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA) in a position of national leadership in incorporating the College’s humanities programs into powerful academic programs to enhance Holocaust education. Any restricted gift to the KHRCA /NEH Endowment is eligible to be matched by 50% through 2015!
This year we welcomed back our first 50 year Class! Some attended the Partners Gala and many marched in the Commencement Processional to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their graduation. See the photo at the right - the graduates as they were in June 1962. They called themselves The Pioneers and that is the banner they carried onto the field with the new graduates. They were an inspiration to us all. As alumni, we are proud of our College and want give back to QCC so that it can continue to be the special place for others that it was for us. The Alumni Cabinet has decided to prioritize our goals for this year to be sure that the QCC Alumni will work together to support the College and its future students. Once again, we will give three awards to Queensborough students in the Nursing department at each of the Candlelight ceremonies and awards to students in three additional departments selected by vote at the February QCCAA meeting. Become a member and be part of the decision! Come join us this year! Here are some dates for you to remember:
Have you seen how our Alumni Walk is growing? There is plenty of room for each of you to participate and purchase your brick. What would you say on your brick in the Alumni Walk? Click the JOIN tab for more information on the Alumni Walk.
"QCC gave me a great start on my education in a friendly community setting. I enjoyed my time there and continued my education at Hunter College. The Nursing program was an excellent preparation for our careers." - Anne Ghaney Boyd, Class of 1977
"QCC taught me electronics which gave me an excellent career – but the memories are what make me smile 40 years later. Good friends, portable classrooms, the hill where we played football and of course, the social impact of being in college during the war years. I treasure those days and always will." - Robert Beninati, Class of 1971
Throughout high school, Mario Washington ’96, CEO of Reboot Computer Services, was captivated by the idea of flight and fixed on a career in aeronautical engineering. When it came time to enroll in college, however, the need to stay close to the home he shared with his grandmother, who was blind and dependent on Mario, became more important. Read More
Cheryle Werner Levine. ’75, President of the Queensborough Community College Alumni Association
In this day and age, I think of Queensborough as a personal stimulus package for each of our students. It is a vibrant and nurturing place. Over the past 50 years, Queensborough has evolved into this community of learners and leaders doing something new every day and creating a marvelous legacy of which all alumni can be proud! Read More