College Discovery Program

About College Discovery

The College Discovery (CD) Program has been a part of the City University of New York for 50 years, providing eligible students with the access to higher education and financial assistance to help them succeed in college.

This educational opportunity program provides:

  • Personalized counseling- students are assigned a counselor to guide them through their college experience at Queensborough
  • Academic supports – free tutoring in our own tutoring center, and staffed with skilled and well-trained tutors
  • Financial assistance- offered in addition to state and federal financial aid awards.
  • Advisement Services- Assistance is provided to help plan your academic future.

These services are offered to students who would otherwise be unable to attend college because of economic circumstances and educational background.

Through its support services the CD program offers students a clear path to a college degree and a meaningful higher education experience.

Over the years, The College Discovery Program at Queensborough Community College has graduated hundreds of students who have transferred to four-year colleges or gained employment with their Associate degree.

The College Discovery Program is a division of the Department of Student Affairs.

Mr. Michel Hodge
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Dr. Brian Kerr
Associate Dean of Student Development

Contact Us


Mr. Winston Yarde
Phone: 718-631-6210


Katwicia Desruisseaux
Phone: 718-631-6210
Arthurine F. Desola
Phone: 718-631-6210
Cynthia Puca
Phone: 718-631-6210

Tutorial Staff

Tutorial Center Coordinator
Felix Cruz
Phone: 718-631-6618

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.