College Discovery's First Induction Ceremony

On Wednesday March 20, 2019, the College Discovery Program hosted its Inaugural Induction and Pinning Ceremony to the Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) Notional Honor Society. The program inducted sixteen students and three honorary members. For student inductees a 3.0 GPA must be demonstrated for two consecutive semesters.

In attendance were the Honorable VP Brian Kerr- an honorary inductee from a prior SUNY affiliate- Winston Yarde, Director of the CD program and Co-Advisor of the QCC Chapter, Eta Iota, Katwicia Desruisseaux, Co-Advisor of the QCC Chapter, Cynthia Puca, Counselor, CD program, QCC, Hon. Jeffrey Collins, Coordinator, CD Academic Support Services, QCC, and Hon. Marie-Francesca Berrouet, Director, CSTEP program, QCC.

The Induction Ceremony was performed by the Honorable Dr. Kyoko Toyama, of the LaGuardia Community College chapter of the honor society. She was assisted by Hon. Jeffrey Collins, and two student members from the LaGuardia chapter. Hons. Brian and Marie-Francesca participated in the Pinning Ceremony.

The new inductees all thanked family members and CD support staff for their successes thus far in their academic achievements. They also pledged to continue striving for academic excellence at QCC and beyond.

Like all CD benefits, membership in XAE is transferable to any college with similar opportunity programs – SEEK at the CUNY senior colleges, EOP at SUNY colleges, and HEOP at the private institutions.


Pamela Adrien

Tai Mulzac

Anika Rahman

Lisa Ramdat

Destiny Sue

Rosa Paulino

Bianca Perez

Tiffany Cabezas

Kainat Hafeez

Sameen Zahra

Nechama Itenberg

QCC College Discovery Eta Iota Chapter inductees of Chi Alpha Epsilon
Student inductees, Honorary staff inductees, Honorary guests from LaGuardia Community College, Hons. Brian Kerr, VP for Student Affairs, QCC and Marie-Francesca Berrouet, CSTEP Director, QCC.

Honorary Inductees

Winston Yarde, Director, CD Program

Katwicia Desruisseaux, Counselors & C0-Faculty Advisor, CD Program

Cynthia Puca, Counselor, CD Program

Honorary Inductee Mr. Winston Yarde with QCC VP for Student Affairs Dr. Brian Kerr, Dr. Kyoko Toyama of Chi Alpha Epsilon, and Ms. Francesca Berrouet of CSTEP.
(From left to right) Honorable Dr. Kyoko Toyama, CD Program, LaGuardia Community College - Hon. Winston Yarde, Director, C.D Program, QCC – Hon. Dr. Brian Kerr, VP for Student Affairs, QCC – Hon. Marie-Francesca Berrouet, Director, CSTEP Program, QCC.

Congratulations on this Distinct Honor!

Special Thanks to:

Honorable Dr. Kyoko M. Toyama, Epsilon Zeta Chapter of XAE, LaGuardia Community College

Honorable Dr. Schevaletta Alford, John Jay College

Honorable Lisa Jones, Lehman College

Dr. Brian Kerr

Annette Lazaro

Jeffrey Collins

Katwicia Desruisseaux

Chi Alpha Epsilon Eta Iota Chapter banner.

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