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Student Stories



“I was not sure what to study when I first entered college and worried so much about many things. But if you’re part of the ASAP community, you’re not alone. Your entire cohort is here with you to get through the most difficult moments…” […] Read more



“Thanks to ASAP’s support I’m still on the path to achieve my goals. I will never regret my delay to a senior college. And now I can finally say that I am a proud QCC student and leader for ASAP 2013.” […] Read more



“[The Summer Institute] appeared to be just another annoying requirement—some random corny group — team building that, for some reason, all institutions feel obligated to require when a large group is entering some type of program. I had no idea that this part of ASAP, the Summer Institute, would not only affect my experience here at Queensborough, but that would change my life.” […]Read more

Student Highlights

Kenneth Ramirez (C9) won the Summer Institute Instagram Giveaway.

Eun Jun Shin was awarded the Finch scholarship in 2014, and has interned at the NYC-DEP and Hope College.

WeiWu Li won several awards with his Biotech research.

Fatima Ali, a Cohort 1 graduate, is currently working as a Recruitment Assistant for CUNY Start at Queensbourough. In her role as Recruitment Assistant, Fatima is in charge of communicating and interviewing prospective CUNY Start students. She also faciilitates Information Sessions in addition to documenting and completing required recruitment forms and reports. To read more about Fatima's story click here.

Congratulations to (C5) Clariza Mayo for being nominated by the Office of Student Activities to attend the 2013 CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference this past October. The theme this year was “Leadership Lessons Learned: Looking Ahead”. The conference was hosted by Hunter College, and speakers included Andrea Shapiro, Executive Director of the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues and Special Advisor to the Mayor and Rossana Rosado, Publisher and CEO of El Diario/ La Prensa.

YALE NERM Conference

Congratulations to Eun Jung Shin, who has been chosen to present at Yales' NERM (Northeast Regional Meeting) conference on October 26th. Eun Jung, who has been working with Dr. Svoronos for the past year, interned with the DEP over this past summer and will be graduating with Honors in the Spring with 30 honors credits.

Pinkerton Fellowship

Congrats to C5 student Cristina Enriquez for being accepted to the Pinkerton Fellowship, where she will be working for the Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services (CASES). To read more about Cristina and the work she will be doing, click here to check out her bio.

Transfer Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 6 students who received the ASAP Transfer Scholarship! We are so proud of Liang Lin, Camila Bonawandt, Lauren Hynd, Yilang Zhang, Hanying Dong, and Jose Chiriboga, who will be attending Queens College, City College, Baruch College, and NY City Tech in the fall.


Congratulations to (C5) Ralph Aponte who has been accepted to the CUNY BA program. Ralph will be pursuing a dual BA degree in Mayan Anthropology and Mesoamerican History. Utilizing the programs benefits he will take classes at Brooklyn College where he will gain hands on experience in the field of Archaeology. He will also attend classes at Hunter and Queens College where he will study Cultural Anthropological and Archaeological techniques, and Mesoamerican History.

Deans List Report

Queensborough ASAP Student Wins Scholarship: Liang Lin has been awarded a 2012 Thomas Tam Scholarship for a project on Asian-American student advocacy. After identifying issues facing Asian-American youth, Lin worked with immigrant students at Flushing International High School to help them learn about their cultural backgrounds, both to build confidence and to prepare them for college and careers .

ASAP Student Chosen as "Civic Leaders of Tomorrow" Fellow: Queensborough Community College freshman Liang Lin was named a 2011 fellow by the "Civic Leaders of Tomorrow" Public Policy and Advocacy Program. In addition to a stipend, fellows "participate in educational and leadership development programs, services and activities that promote professional growth, including both field work and seminars that will help them synthesize their experience in the field with policy and advocacy theory and strategy."

The Guttman Transfer Scholarship for High Achieving Community College Graduates was awarded to Heena Bedi (C8), Tatiana Espinoza (C7), Kereen Gibson (C7), Nimra Khan (C7),
Haseeb Shah (C7), and Hyo Jung Shin (C6).

Tanuja Chhabra (C7) won the Roberta Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarship Award.

Minni Zhang (C7) won the SUN Scholarship Award.

Emily Adames (C8) won the Abbey Passariello Endowed Music Scholarship Award.

Xuewen Fang (C8) won the Service Learning Leadership Award

Raquel Romaine (C8)won the CUNY Student Leadership Award.

Harpreet Singh (C8)will be participating in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) at Yale this summer.

Stacey Jackson (C8) won the Choong-Schick Hong Memorial Scholarship.

Sterio Nika (C7) was accepted into the CUNY BA Program and won the Thomas Smith Memorial Scholarship Award.

Yueli Chen (C7) won both the Anatol Mancott Scholarship Award and the Paris Svoronos Scholarship Award and will be conducting a 9 week research internship at Boise State University. She will also be joining the ID program on 'Center of Materials Science and Sustainability'.

Amanda Morris (C7) was accepted into Howard University's Theatre Program and won the LeRoy Paves Scholarship Award.

Gabriella Nigoghossian (C7) and Laura Suriel (C7) were chosen to participate in the Salzburg Austria Global Seminar; Gabriella also won the Chair's Award for exceptional academic work within the discipline of Theatre.

Haseeb Shah (C7), and Bharti Kumari (C7) presented at Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. Bharti Kumari also won 1st Place in the Genomics Category.

Hyo Jung Shin (C6) has received awards from the Social Science and Biology departments, the Edwardo Sarlo Award for excellence in Organic Chemistry, the Jamie Lee Rizzo Award as well as the Paris Svoronos Scholarship Award. She will be joining the University of Connecticut's summer REU Program, has presented at the Sigma Xi 2015 Northeastern Research Conference last April at Western Connecticut University as part of the MSEIP, and was accepted to Queens College Honors Program for FA15. She has already received a partial scholarship and Queens College is considering her for a full scholarship...our fingers are crossed!

Kereen Gibson (C7) was awarded the Stella and Charles Guttman scholarship for FA15 in addition to making Dean's List for SP15. She is currently the president of the Psychology Club and will be accepting the invitation to join the Psi Beta Honors Society.

Christine Grace Villanueva (C8) was awarded both the Joseph B. and Betty Aidala Memorial Award and the Jackson and Muriel Lum Endowment Award from the Engineering Technology Department for her academic achievement and service to the department. She also presented her robot at the CUSJ 2015 Spring Research Symposium at Columbia University as well as at the Eleventh Annual Honors Conference in which she received a certificate. She will be working with Professor Buoncora and Professor Namdar over the summer assisting them teach high school students how to build and program robots, and will also be participating in the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) research program at Queensborough over the summer.

Aisha Ashfaq (C8) will be doing chemistry research at Queens College over the summer as part of the RIMS Program in addition to making Dean's List for SP15.

Ruben Morales (C7) and Tiffany Brown (C8) performed at the Queensborough Community College Dance Workshop Performance in May.

Silmady Sanchez (C7) won U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association All American Honors, NJCAA.

Sherwayne Morrison (C6) will be participating in the Peer Lead Team Leading (PLTL) program over the summer at Queensborough where he will be leading a study group.

Oscar Fajardo (C8) is interning at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center.

Rafael Perez (C8) was selected for the America Needs You (ANY) fellowship.

Zhineng Li presented his "Analysis of Synchrotron X-ray Based Absorption Data of Fe & Zn Atoms in Consumer Product Tissue Samples" at the ASEEC (American Society for Engineering Education) this past May.

Eun Jung Shin is currently participating in the 2014 Summer Hope Academic Research Program (SHARP) at Hope College in Michigan. This is a prestigious program where participants conduct research in the fields of organic synthesis, photochemistry, electrochemistry, ion radical intermediates and polymers.

Lijuan He was elected the new Treasurer of Student Government.

Lida Ramos Arce, who will graduate this spring with an Associate degree in Business Administration, spoke at the Partners for Progress Gala and noted, "The most valuable, lasting impressions of my education here at Queensborough are the amazing experiences I've had." Lida began by describing her leadership roles as Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association and Delegate for the CUNY Student Senate. Afterwards, she reflected on her interviews with Holocaust survivors as an intern in the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives' student internship program, and her recent trip to Austria as part of the Salzburg Global Seminar. This month, Lida won the CUNY prize in the 2014 David A. Garfinkel Essay Competition. She will transfer in the fall to Baruch College to continue her studies in economics.

Yueting Chen, who graduated with an Associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in January 2014, is the recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This competitive scholarship, the first of its kind awarded to a Queensborough student, provides up to $30,000 per year to top community college transfer students seeking to complete a bachelor's degree. It is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country. Yueting is currently a junior at Stony Brook University, and in addition to her course work in microbiology she is conducting research in genetics. She plans to continue her studies, apply to medical school and pursue a professional career in education or pediatrics.

Kereen Gibson started the Psychology Club.

Weiwu Li won second place for his life sciences poster presentation in the Cell and Molecular Biology category at the 2014 Sigma Xi North Eastern Regional Conference held on April 26, at SUNY College of Old Westbury. He competed alongside approximately 30 community college and senior college students from the tri-state area. His project was titled: Screening the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genomic library for genes involved in copper induced cell death.

Academic All Region & CUNY Athletic Conference Scholar Athletes

The following Student Athletes have captured Academic All Region and/or CUNY Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Honors:

Lideyni Flores (C8)

Alex Mancheno (C6)

Silmady Sanchez (C7)

Nancy Thong (C7)

Washington Ramirez (C6)

Brandon Ferreiras (C6)

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives - Holocaust Student Interns

Congratulations to the following ASAP students who were selected to participate as Holocaust Interns at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives:

Panam Bhatti, Health Related Sciences Academy
Genesis Fernande, Dance, Liberal Arts Academy
Deycer Michelle Giraldo, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts Academy
Luis Hernandez, Liberal Arts Academy; NYS Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
Keyla Jiminez, Science, Technologies, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Academy

Sterio Nika, Liberal Arts Academy
Tegran Pogosian, Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Academy; Recipient of the Haney Medal at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by the Art League of New York
Desiree Santos, Liberal Arts Academy

Deans List Report

Congratulations to ASAP students Lida Ramos Arce and Ngawang Yangki who won the Executive Vice President and Administrative Vice President positions for SGA!

Ngawang Yangki

Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Slate: Revolution

What are your reasons for seeking Office? To make a change (revolution), fight for justice and to be able to provide a happy campus for both students and faculty.

What would you like to accomplish if elected? I would take the advice from both students and faculty to have a better and healthier campus.

Lida Ramos Arce

Major: Business Administration

Slate: Voice

What are your reasons for seeking Office? I believe that I have the opportunity to make a difference and help my fellow students with their academic and personal goals. I can help make their college experience a memorable one.

What would you like to accomplish if elected? I would bring more financial opportunities for students to pay for classes. I would also bring more educational, cultural and art programs to QCC.

We'd also like to commend all of the ASAP students who ran a great campaign!!

Jessica Opokuah

Ye Ou

Olivia Jeffries

Katreena Stuart

Jenna Acquaviva

Rachel Cstro

ASAP Student Melissa Romeo ('14) was chosen to attend the Region I Kennedy Center American College Theatre Conference where she will participate in a scholarship competition, take workshops, perform in new plays, and attend design expositions and performances.

ASAP Students Chosen to Participate in 2013 Salzburg Global Seminar: Liang Lin ('13), Erica Herrera ('13), Susan Stewart ('13)

Summer Research for Queensborough ASAP Student: Yue Ting Chen ('13) will be conducting research over the summer with Professor of Chemistry Dr. Paris Svornos.

New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellowship Awarded to ASAP Student: Jia Pei ('13) was recognized with a NYNY fellowship, which provides career development and mentoring to its fellows to help them achieve academic and professional success. Jia will be attending NYU in spring '13.

Queensborough ASAP Students Elected to Student Government: ASAP student Preston Baker ('13) was elected President of the Queensborough Student Government, ASAP student Jace Dunn ('14) was elected Executive Vice President, and ASAP student Ashley Persaud ('13) was elected Programming Vice President.

ASAP Student Chosen to Participate in 2012 Salzburg Global Seminar: Michelle Borg ('13) has been chosen to participate in the Salzburg Global Seminar in April 2012. They will travel to Austria, to participate in the intensive week-long seminar, which allows students to explore social, political, and economic issues from a global perspective.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens 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.