Dear Queensborough Alumni:
What a celebration we had at this year's June Graduation! The first 50- year class - the Class of 1962 returned for the festivities. They were an inspiration to us all. They called themselves The Pioneers and that is who they were in a real sense. They were the new American Pioneers. The country had just made a commitment to put a man on the moon; Queensborough was a new community college; they were the first class to graduate and they were driven to succeed. They came from Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, Florida and New York. You can see all the photos on our Alumni facebook page.
As we prepare during the summer months for a new year in the fall, I ask that you make a commitment to come back and visit. There will be an event in the fall at the QCC Art Gallery and another during the year in connection with a performance at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC). Stay tuned to this web site for further details.
We have an exciting evening planned on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Citi Field with the NY Mets. One of our alumna. Jennie Fisher, '07, is being honored for her military service in the US Army by the NY Mets! Following the attack on America on September 11, 2001, Jennie interrupted her second semester at Queensborough to enlist in the US Army for 4 years. Her tour took her to Fort Jackson, SC, to Weisbaden, Germany, Camp Virginia, Kuwait, Balad Airbase, Iraq, and returning to Washington, DC. She completed her associates degree at QCC in August 2007 and her bachelors degree at Queens College in 2009 and is currently teaching fourth grade and pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in TESOL at Touro College. Please join us on August 7th to cheer on this outstanding alumna of Queensborough and a great patriot. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. and we'll all be together at the Citi Field Pepsi Porch to applaud Jennie. The tickets are $35 each including an Alumni hat. You can pick up tickets in the Alumni Office - Administration Building Room A 508 - or call Fran McDonald at (718) 281-5144 for a reservation.
Remember, if you cannot come back, you can always give back – please support this year’s Annual Fund Appeal when you receive the request. This is part of Queensborough’s Edge for Success campaign to help our students achieve their academic goals and pursue their dreams. We’re family and it is important to keep in touch and give back to make Queensborough for today’s students what it was for us – a nurturing and vital learning environment that is FUN and a stepping stone to the future.
Cheryle Levine '75
President, QCC Alumni Association
The QCC Alumni Association is an exciting, dynamic, civic-minded organization that exists to support the students and alumni of Queensborough Community College of The City University of New York.
Our Mission is: “To increase the involvement of the alumni community and support the economic growth of the College.”
The members of the QCC Alumni Association Cabinet are elected to two-year terms each June by the dues-paying members of the Association. They are the leaders of the Association and together they elect, from their members, the Executive Board of the Association to two-year terms – the President, Vice President, Secretary and the Treasurer. Therefore, anyone elected to the Executive Board, whose term is expiring the following year, their term is extended for an additional year to serve as an Officer.
The goals of the members of the Cabinet are to represent the Alumni at the College; serve the Alumni they represent; bring Alumni back to the College; and use the Association resources to help the College to continue its mission and to connect the Alumni to the students – our future Alumni.
For further information on serving in the QCC Alumni Association Cabinet, please call Fran McDonald in the Alumni Office, (718) 281-5144.
QCC Alumni Association Cabinet 2012-2014
Laura Kotkin Development Director
Frances McDonald Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations