52nd Commencement Ceremony and Inauguration of the President: Watch Live Online

Start Date: May 31 2013 - 10:00 AM

End Date: May 31 2013 - 02:00 PM

Category: Academic Events

Location: Athletic Field


WATCH live online here.

Queensborough Community College presents its 52nd Commencement ceremony and the Inauguration of the College's fifth President Dr. Diane B. Call before more than 2,000 graduates, plus distinguished faculty, administrators, elected officials, and honored guests.

Allan H. Dobrin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of the City University of New York, will preside over the installation of Dr. Call, Queensborough Community College’s first woman president.

Special guests include members the Class of 1963, Queensborough’s second graduating class. In their edition of the Queensborough yearbook, the Class of 1963 selected the theme “Progress” as they witnessed construction of the technology building, the first permanent structure on campus.

To ensure the safety of those attending Commencement, backpacks and large bags or packages are prohibited from the area, and all bags are subject to search.

Diane B. CallDr. Diane B. Call was appointed President of Queensborough Community College by the CUNY Board of Trustees on January 28, 2013. She previously served as Interim President since July 1, 2010. Prior to that Dr. Call was Queensborough’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. She has also served as Vice President for Finance and Administration, Assistant Dean for Instructional Support Services and in other posts in a career spanning four decades at the College and CUNY in positions that encompass virtually all major areas of administration and academics at Queensborough Community College.

As Provost, Dr. Call led the Academic Affairs Division to create a student centered learning environment in collaboration with faculty and Student Affairs colleagues through curriculum and pedagogical innovations, academic enrichment activities such as undergraduate research, as well as instructional support and student service programs. Dr. Call’s partnership with Student Affairs led to the implementation of Queensborough’s innovative Freshman Academies for all full-time, first-time freshmen, and the establishment of an assessment protocol to measure the initiative’s success on student learning outcomes. The Freshman Academies will be expanded to encompass all students beginning in fall of 2013. Among her many other accomplishments are programs for the recruitment and retention of faculty, and a faculty development initiative for their engagement in a variety of teaching modalities, high impact activities, e-learning, academic leadership and pedagogical research in community college teaching.

Dr. Call holds a Doctor of Education degree in College and University Administration, a master’s degree in Community College Administration and a second master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration, all from Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a BA in English and Education from SUNY/Albany and earned a Certificate in Curriculum Development from Harvard University’s School of Education.

Queensborough Community College was established in 1959 on the 37-acre site of the former Oakland Golf and Country Club in Bayside, NY, a picturesque residential neighborhood in northeast Queens.

Queensborough’s campus comprises 14 major buildings, including the 150,000 volume Kurt R. Schmeller Library, an astronomy observatory, recital hall, professional sound recording studio, art and dance studios, photography and digital art laboratories, and science and technology laboratories. The College’s three major cultural initiatives are the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), QCC Art Gallery, and Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives.

Operating within the framework of the City University of New York, Queensborough Community College is committed to fostering a collaborative, learning-centered community. The College is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of the whole individual in an environment that promotes intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and lifelong active learning. Queensborough is committed equally to open-admission access for all learners and to academic excellence within an environment of diversity.

In the service of these goals, Queensborough utilizes the close integration of academic and support services and a focused attention to pedagogy. The College offers post-secondary associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for careers and for transfer to a senior college.

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Contact Name: Millie Conte

Contact Phone: 718-631-6222

Contact Email: MConte@qcc.cuny.edu

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