Student Highlights

SPRING/SUMMER 2014

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)


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

FALL 2013

Womens Leadership Conference

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.

CUNY BA

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.

SPRING 2013

Deans List Report

ACQUAVIVA, JENNA DONG, HANYING LI, ZHINENG PERALTA, MARIA TIMOTHEE, NICHOLAS
AGUILAR, ALEXANDRA FAIRCLOUGH, SHERWAYN LIN, LIANG PEREZ, ADRIAN TOLENTINO, ERICA
ALI, SAFRAZ GUEVARA, GREGORY LUNGU, CARLIN PEREZ, MARK VAZQUEZ, NOHELY
ARENTH, RENEE GUEVARA, JOHN MANCHENO, ALEX PETERS, NIEKA VERGARA, JESSICA
ARENTH, TREVOR GUZMAN, ABRAHAM MEDINA, AARON PICHARDO, MELISSA YANGKI, NGAWANG
BONAWANDT, CAMILA HABIB, SOFIA MILLINER, BRANDON RAMOS ARCE, LIDA YOUSAF, SHEHARYAR
CAMMISA, ELISA HERRERA, EMELIN MORGAN, KAY REID, FITZCARL ZHANG, YILANG
CARO, CARLOS HERRERA, ERIKA MUSAYEVA, IRINA ROMEO, MELISSA
CHEN, XUE HU, SHENGHAO NG, ALICIA SHIN, EUN JUNG
CHEN, YUE TING HULSE, SASHA OPOKUAH, JESSICA SHIN, HYO JUNG
CHIRIBOGA, JOSE JARA, MIGUEL ORTEGA, ROBELY SIMMONS, J’NAE
CHOE, HEERA LEE, ANDREW PAPA, JAYNE TAMAROV, YUNATAN
CROMBEZ, ALEXANDER LI, WEIWU PAPASPIRIDAKOS, NICOL TESHIMA VALZUELA, DANIELA

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 CASTRO

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)

FALL 2012

Deans List Report

ACQUAVIVA, JENNA CHEN, YUEQING MANCHENO, ALEX PETERS, NIEKA
AGUILAR, ALEXANDRA CHINAPEN, CHELSEA MAYO, CLARIZA PICHARDO, MELISSA
ALI, SAFRAZ CHIRIBOGA, JOSE MILLINER, BRANDON RAMOS ARCE, LIDA
AL-SEADI, URWA CROMBEZ, ALEXANDER MUJAWAR, VAHEEDA REID, FITZCARL
Amohol, CAMILA DONG, HANYING ONABOLU, ENITAN RODRIGUEZ, RAQUEL
ANDUJAR, SADIRA FERREIRAS, BRANDON OPOKUAH, JESSICA SANCHEZ, ANA
ARANGO, DANIEL GUZMAN, ABRAHAM OU, YE SHIN, EUN JUNG
BEDOYA, JERRY HABIB, SOFIA PAPASPIRIDAKOS, NICOL SHIN, HYO JUNG
BURKE, TIFFANY HERRERA, ERIKA PARRA, LUZ UBIERGO, STEPHANIE
CAMMISA, ELISA HYND, LAUREN PATEL, HAFSA YANGKI, NGAWANG
CARO, CARLOS JARA, MIGUEL PEI, JIA YE, XIAO BIN
CHEN, XUE LEE, ANDREW PERALTA, MARIA YOUSAF, SHEHARYAR
CHEN, YUE TING LIN, LIANG PEREZ, ADRIAN ZHANG, YILANG

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 .

SUMMER 2012

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

SPRING 2012

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.

FALL 2011

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."

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Kereen Gibson: started the Psychology Club at QCC this past spring 14

 

Lijuan He was elected the new Treasurer of Student Government