Walk to Aspire: Teams Surpass $25,000 Goal for Student Scholarships

Published: March 21, 2013

(Updated May 1, 2013)

Walk To AspireQCC welcomed spring by cheering for students at its 6th Annual Walk to Aspire on March 20. Walk to Aspire raises money for student scholarships, allowing hardworking, eager students to come to Queensborough and gain the "Edge for Success."

Twenty-one teams comprising students, faculty, staff and alumni raised more than $18,000 in the months before the walk on March 20. By the time fundraising concluded on May 1, the teams had surpassed the $25,000 goal, raising a total of $25,328.

The top four teams were:

  - Disability Awareness: $5,308
  - Business, Finance and Administration: $3,550
  - Student Government/ASAP: $3,297
  - Alumni: $2,407

Participants celebrated their team and individual accomplishments by walking eight laps around the college track - two miles - accompanied by 92.3 NOW radio broadcasting live.

Signs, banners, t-shirts and hats were emblazoned with team names such as We Mean Business (Business); Nuts and Volts (Engineering Technology); and (The Education Academy and the Future Teacher Society).

“Our team organized a traveling bake sale that brought goodies to different locations around campus,” said Yecenia Congote, a Liberal Arts and Science student who works part-time for Single Stop at QCC.

The day culminated with the Harlem Shake, led by the Tiger, Queensborough’s official college mascot.

View a photo album.

Walk to Aspire, co-sponsored by the QCC Fund Board and the Student Government Association, has raised more than $100,000 for scholarships since its inception in 2007.

QCC also extends a special thank you to additional sponsors of the event: Health First, White Castle,Champion Vending, Fidelis Cares, SBS Promo, Pragmatech Sound Corp., Kai Bailey Empowerment Center, Alpha Auto Collision & Repair, Ovation Payroll, and NYCTLC Insurance BKG, Inc. Refreshments were donated by Pepsi.

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