As Jamaica blooms, so will the School of Business at York College


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of York College 

Now that the city has launched its Jamaica Now Action Plan to revitalize the neighborhood, more and more businesses are expected to migrate to the area.

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Queens homebuying seminar for veterans set for York College


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of StreetEasy.com

Owning a home is a central part of the American Dream, and some veterans turned real estate agents are planning a free home buyer seminar at York College to help those who protect that dream afford homes of their own.

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York College has lowest student debt in the country: study


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

The college, which is part of City University of New York, has the lowest student debt average in America. A study by The Institute for College Access & Success in 2013 found that the four-year college had an average student debt of $2,271. In New York state, the average student debt is $26,381

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3.5 acres of on-campus land at York College will be home to new companies


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo and map courtesy of York College

York representatives told The Courier that they are in negotiations with many businesses looking to partner with the school in exchange for no corporate, sales or property taxes for 10 years, and move to a property near the school or build on a portion of 3.5 acres of vacant, government-owned land on campus.

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York College men’s soccer team wins home opener


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Verity Rollins

What a home coming. The York College men’s soccer team scored eight goals to win a dominating game against St. Joseph’s College, 8-0, in its home opener on Tuesday. The goals were the most scored in a game by the Cardinals since September 4, 2008, when the team routed Yeshiva University, 14-3. York is now […]

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Harlem Magic Masters perform for kids at York College


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Charles Osborn

CHARLES OSBORN As Jay Bryant, the brains behind the Harlem Magic Masters basketball and the emcee of its events, called out the name of each member of his team, a gymnasium filled with 300 campers from a half dozen organizations at York College on July 24 went ballistic. The children visited the school to see […]

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Senior Umbrella Network awards scholarships to York College students


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

The Senior Umbrella Network honored two York College students’ passion for gerontology with scholarships to fuel their futures in the field. The Senior Umbrella Network is a group of healthcare professionals geared toward senior advocacy. It gave $750 grants to Clari Ocasio of the Bronx and Thamar Valcin of Brooklyn. Ocasio, 31, a junior at […]

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First city ROTC program in decades comes to York College


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Photo courtesy of Jerry Speier

New cadets are being trained for a future serving the country right at York College, in the first city ROTC program in decades. Last September, the CUNY school took on an ROTC program for young, hopeful cadets. “I’ve wanted to be an officer all my life,” said junior Jerome Tabaosares. “I wanted to go to […]

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Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: York College students


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Photo courtesy of York College

When Sandy left thousands of people displaced, York College in Jamaica acted as one of the biggest shelters following the storm. Hundreds of York students lent a helping hand, and then some. “We started to realize that there is power in numbers,” said Daniele Fallon, an occupational therapy (OT) student who worked with evacuees. And […]

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Thousands show up to York College job fair


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After a quarter century, Margaret Jones’ job was outsourced, and now she’s finding the online employment search very difficult. “It’s impossible if you don’t have the personal touch,” she said. But job fairs hosted by the New York State Department of Labor are imbuing her with a new hope. “I’m going to get a job,” […]

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Iraq veteran is valedictorian at York College


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York College Commencement 2012.

While leading a patrol on a well-known supply route in Iraq from Fallujah to Ramadi, Marine Tony Wan spotted a slight disturbance on the path. Following his training to question his suspicions, he drove closer. When he realized it was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) it was too late, and before he could turn back and […]

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NEWS YOU CAN USE: York College holding jazz auditions for HS students


By Queens Courier Staff

NEWS YOU CAN USE York College holding jazz auditions for HS students The York College Summer Jazz Program will be holding auditions for high school sophomores and juniors on Saturday, May 14. These auditions will be held at 9 p.m. in the York College Performing Arts Center. The tuition-free jazz performance program includes six weeks […]

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NEWS YOU CAN USE: Job Expo at York College


By Queens Courier Staff

NEWS YOU CAN USE Job Expo at York College Councilmember Leroy Comrie and Assemblymember William Scarborough are sponsoring the annual Queens Job Expo on Friday, April 8, at York College. The college is located at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, and the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from the […]

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