Community College Funding


By Queens Courier Staff

Today, almost half of all undergraduates in the United States are attending a community college. Here in New York City, the six community colleges of The City University of New York - Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, and Queensborough Community College - serve […]

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In the wake of Virginia Tech massacre . . .
Colleges here consider text-message system


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

After the devastating shooting that left 33 people dead at Virginia Tech, officials at Queens colleges and universities are reviewing their emergency plans, and three schools are considering implementing a text-message system to alert students and school personnel about potentially dangerous situations. Queens College President Dr. James Muyskens told The Queens Courier that his school […]

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In the wake of Virginia Tech massacre . . . Colleges here consider text-message system


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

After the devastating shooting that left 33 people dead at Virginia Tech, officials at Queens colleges and universities are reviewing their emergency plans, and three schools are considering implementing a text-message system to alert students and school personnel about potentially dangerous situations. Queens College President Dr. James Muyskens told The Courier Sun that his school […]

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Queensborough institutes free tuition program


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

For the first time in a decade, some city students will gain a college education free. Queensborough Community College has launched Aspire to Success, a pilot scholarship program that will offer free tuition within the CUNY system. The program, made available to 30 students, will require the pupils to complete all remedial work in addition […]

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Queensborough to dedicate Holocaust Center


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

Thanks to the largest grant in school history, a generous $1 million donation, Queensborough Community College will be able to further enhance their Holocaust Center and move into a more desirable location. The Bayside college will also honor the donator, Harriet Kupferberg of Malba, a member of the Board of Queensborough College Fund Inc. for […]

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Queensborough offering career classes online


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

Hoping to gain students who don't have the time to physically attend classes, Queensborough Community College's Department of Continuing Education recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide non-credit, online career training courses in the field of healthcare, business and construction. These online classes, now accessible at www.gatlineducation.com/qcc.cuny, can help individuals in any stage of […]

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Queensborough launches Virtual Hospital


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

With one of the largest clinical nursing programs in the New York metropolitan area, it only makes sense that Queensborough Community College’s Department of Nursing recently established a four-bed Virtual Hospital. It will allow more than 350 nursing students a year to develop their clinical practice skills using life-like mannequins that replicate human physiological life […]

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Queensborough Loses Funding


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Queensborough Community College (QCC) will be losing federal funding for their External Education Homebound Program, which provides higher education opportunities to disabled individuals as of today, August 31, putting the future of the program in serious jeopardy. QCC has received funding for the program for nearly 30 years, and it has served as a model […]

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CUNY Taps New Interim Queens College President


By Queens Courier Staff

The City University of New Yorks crown jewel has a new king to sit atop its throne. Dr. Russell K. Holtzer, who has served as University Dean for Academic Affairs at CUNY since 1996 has been appointed by CUNYs Board of Trustees as the new Interim President of Queens College. The acting president previously served […]

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Queens College Staffing Up on Luminaries


By Queens Courier Staff

Queens College President Allen Sessoms is a step closer to his mission: raising the School’s profile from a good College to a great one. His technique seems to revolve around attracting the celebrated in medicine, politics and communications to Queens College. The first step–one that catapulted the Flushing campus into international prominence–was luring Dr. Luc […]

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This Weekend in Queens


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Weekend Events in Queens – March 30 – April 1. Compiled from About.com, Queens Courier Event Caldendar, and Why Leave Astoria Friday A Farrago of Fur LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Undone Queens College Department Of Drama, Theatre & Dance – Through April 1 Shared Secrets Black Spectrum Theatre – Through April 15 Speedsuit Afrikan Poetry Theatre Screening & Live Event – Return to […]

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Three teens cling to life after car crash


| nbrown@queenscourier.com

A tight-knit South Ozone Park community is holding its collective breath this week, awaiting word on whether three teenagers currently on life support will survive the December 5 car accident that has already taken two lives. Eighteen-year-olds Devindra Harilall and Christopher Karan were killed when the car they were riding in hit a guardrail and […]

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In & Around Bayside


By Queens Courier Staff

PERFORMANCES On Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m., Flushing Library will present Classical Concerts: Forest Hills Chamber Players - What Makes a Melody Beautiful? A chamber concert of timeless melodies by Stephen Foster, Camille Saint-Saens, Johann Pachelbel, and even the Beatles - featuring songs from Mexico, Taiwan and America. The library is located at 41-17 […]

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Star Of Queens


By Queens Courier Staff

Andrea ScelisiReal Estate AgentCentury 21 Amiable Realty Group IIHoward Beach Job: Scelisi is a real estate agent for Century 21 Amiable Realty Group II. She lists homes, works with buyers on finding properties and helps buyers secure financing with third party lenders. Her office is located in Howard Beach, but she sells all over Queens […]

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