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For Flushing High School student, football is ticket to college

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Abel Joseph is going to college, a destination that wouldn’t have been possible a year ago.

This September, the Flushing High School student will be attending LIU Post with a full football scholarship. But as recently as last year, Joseph’s prospects of going to college were low.

“When I first visited [LIU Post] I saw the tuition and I was like, ‘Hell no, I can’t afford this,’” he said. “But the opportunity to play football and work endlessly on it paid off.”

At 250 pounds and 6 foot 1 inch tall, Joseph served as the foundation of the Red Devils’ defensive line. When he joins his new college team, the Pioneers, he will hold the same position, but he plans to add on another 30 pounds and hopes to grow a few more inches.

“I’m never comfortable with just being average,” Joseph said. “I want to make myself the best I can be.”

He said that his ultimate goal is to join the NFL, like his role model Jay Bromley, who plays for the NY Giants and also played for the Red Devils when he attended Flushing High School.

“He serves as a big inspiration to me,” Joseph said, looking at the number 96 Giants jersey which hangs on the wall of the athletics office. “It’s just so helpful to see someone who is under the same circumstances as you become so successful.”

Like Bromley, Joseph is from Jamaica and was raised in a low-income home. Football was a way for Joseph to do something more with his life. Without the scholarship, he doesn’t know how his single mom would’ve been able to help him pay for college.

“Seeing the way [my mom] struggles and her perseverance drives me,” he said. “I get most of my attitude from her.”

And now, all he has to worry about is staying in shape until he joins the ranks of the Pioneers.


Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation to be exhibited

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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In a rare public exhibit, one of the nation’s greatest documentary treasures — President Abraham Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation — will be on display at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16.

The draft document banishing slavery in America was written in Abraham Lincoln’s own handwriting in 1863. It will be on display along with the Emancipation Proclamation Centennial Commemoration Speech written and delivered in 1962 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the centennial anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The public may view the documents from 1 to 9 p.m. on both days. School groups, by reservation, will receive guided tours from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the only Long Island location to host the exhibit, titled “First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.” Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

“LIU Post and Tilles Center for the Performing Arts are pleased and honored to join with the New York State Education Department and SUNY College of Old Westbury in presenting these national treasures to the community,” said Dr. Paul Forestell, provost of LIU Post. “The abolition of slavery transformed our country. To be given the opportunity to see the very pieces of paper that Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. touched is a powerful experience.”

The exhibition is made possible by the New York State Education Department and is being offered in partnership with LIU Post, LIU Votes, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and SUNY College at Old Westbury.

LIU Post (formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University) is located at 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, Long Island. Visit www.liu.edu/post/freedom for more information or call 516-299-3500.


Meet the LIU Post faculty

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

LIU Post is home to 320 full-time faculty members with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including accountancy, business, management, finance, health care administration, public administration and arts management. LIU Post faculty comprises some of the finest thinkers and teachers in business today. Below are several leading professors on the university’s roster.

Dr. Michael Hadani, assistant professor of management, is the author of a ground-breaking study in corporate lobbying and campaign contributions, which has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC and Chicago Tribune.





Named by Business Week as one of the top business school faculty members in the country, Dr. Maura Belliveau, associate professor of management, is an expert on the processes that define the success of professional, technical and managerial employees, particularly those factors that differentially affect men’s and women’s job search and salary attainment.




Ilene Leopold Persoff, CPA, associate professor of accountancy, was the recipient of the 2002 Outstanding CPA in Education Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and served on the New York State Board for Public Accountancy.




Dr. Carl Figliola, chairman of the Department of Health Care and Public Administration, is a widely sought expert in government relations, management and public policy. He serves as a consultant to universities, hospitals, museums and businesses ranging from mid-size to Fortune 100 companies.




Dr. Zenu Sharma, assistant professor of finance, is an authority on corporate finance, financial intermediation, capital markets and emerging markets.


LIU Post: Education for the New Economy

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A new economy is emerging from the challenges of recent years, and LIU Post is helping individuals and businesses position themselves to make the most of advancements and opportunities.

LIU Post (formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University) offers certificate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and corporate training programs that promote new ways of thinking, the latest technology, and unprecedented convenience.

Rated a Best Regional University by U.S. News & World Report and located only 20 minutes by car from Queens, LIU Post offers more than 260 programs of study at located at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville.  Courses are available on campus and online during the days, evenings, and weekends throughout the year.

“We are confident about the future, and we’re investing in academic programs that will make it possible to help businesses thrive in the new economy,” says Dr. Paul Forestell, provost of LIU Post, a campus of Long Island University, one of the largest private universities in the nation. “Whether in emerging fields or mainstay industries, a college education can help everyone achieve greater success and fulfillment.”

Business and Accountancy Education

Long known as a leader in business and accountancy education, the College of Management at LIU Post offers a constellation of programs and services for business, accountancy and taxation professionals.

The LIU Post School of Professional Accountancy was the first autonomous school of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1974, the School prepares students for careers as accountants, tax preparers and estate and financial planners. The School offers the M.S. in Accountancy with concentrations in professional accountancy or taxation as well as an M.S. in Taxation. Many courses are available in the blended format, which combines online learning with face-to-face studies.

Accredited by AACSB International, a distinction shared by only 5 percent of business schools worldwide, the LIU Post Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the New York metro area’s premier business programs. For the past nine years, LIU Post has been rated one of the “Best Business Schools” in the country by The Princeton Review.

“The business model for success in the 21st century is about freeing your thinking from out-of-date ideas and practices,” said Dr. Andrew Rosman, dean of the College of Management at LIU Post. “LIU Post helps you and your employees to gain more expertise in an area that is already familiar to them but may be changing as market conditions or technology evolves.”

Entering the Technological World

This September, LIU Post is launching a number of programs to meet technological advances of the 21st century.

The Mobile GIS Applications Development program, an online advanced certificate, can help businesses market their products using apps on wireless devices. They will learn how to create apps that pinpoint a client’s geographical positioning and responds with advertisements and tweets of sales and deals within close proximity of their business.

The M.S. program in Environmental Sustainability, the only degree of its kind on Long Island, trains private and public sector professionals to develop business strategies that take into account issues posed by climate change, development, population growth and energy consumption.

An online advanced certificate in Archives and Records Management, offered by LIU Post’s nationally recognized Palmer School of Library and Information Sciences, trains individuals to create and manage electronic records and archives. “Effective recordkeeping is important for all businesses,” said Dr. Gregory Hunter, the director of the Archives and Records Management Program and the Ph.D. in Information Studies at LIU Post. “Whether it is a corporation complying with Sarbanes-Oxley, a hospital implementing electronic health records, or a non-profit institution retaining records related to a grant project, the certificate program prepares professionals to handle and process vast amounts of information and maintain accessible records.”

Corporate Training

For more immediate and highly customized programs, LIU Post’s School of Continuing Education offers on-site training and continuing-education classes at local businesses. From weekly courses and seminars to professional institutes and workshops, LIU Post Corporate Training Programs cover human resources, management and supervision, training and organizational development, computer skills, financial planning, sales and customer service and business communication.

Adult Undergraduate Degree Completion Opportunities

LIU Post also offers a new undergraduate degree completion program for adult learners. This program caters to those who are over the age of 25 who are starting college for the first time or returning after a long absence to complete their bachelors’ degrees. The university offers five bachelor’s degree programs that can be completed entirely during the evening: business administration, health care administration, accountancy, psychology and criminal justice.

For more information about LIU Post, visit www.liu.edu/post or call the Office of Public Relations at 516-299-2334.