York College men’s soccer team wins home opener


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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


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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: Job Expo at York College


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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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CUNY chancellor visits York College


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City University of New York (CUNY) Chancellor Matthew Goldstein recently visited York College to address students and faculty, as well as answer questions from the audience. Paying for college, regarding recent tuition hikes at CUNY and possible cuts to financial aid from the federal government, was the focal point of this visit from the chancellor […]

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Learn about York College at open house


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York College Continuing Education invites you to visit the campus for the 2010 open house on Saturday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium of the Academic Core building. Meet the instructors, watch them teach, ask them questions, and participate in mini-classes for medical billing, dance, painting and others. Learn about […]

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Housing Fair coming to York College


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First-time homebuyers and homeowners with questions will have help on Tuesday, June 10 when Borough President Helen Marshall and the City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will hold a Housing Fair. The “Welcome Home, Queens Annual Housing Fair” will take place between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Main Building on the York […]

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At York College the valedictorian is really Best


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Typically, colleges confer the title of valedictorian on their best graduating student. This year, of their 806 graduates, York College in Jamaica chose their aptly-named Thurgood Marshall Scholar, Arlene K. Best. The ceremony was held on Friday, May 30 under a blazing sun and blue skies, reminiscent of Best’s native island of Trinidad. Under a […]

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At York College the valedictorian is really Best


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com


Typically, colleges confer the title of valedictorian on their best graduating student. This year, of their 806 graduates, York College in Jamaica chose their aptly-named Thurgood Marshall Scholar, Arlene K. Best. The ceremony was held on Friday, May 30 under a blazing sun and blue skies, reminiscent of Best’s native island of Trinidad. Under a […]

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