The Verizon Foundation recently presented York College with a check in the amount of $10,000 to launch York SAVES, an anti-domestic violence program for students to “empower other students to create and maintain healthy relationships, take a stand toward ending sexual assault and domestic violence and to minimize the impact of such events on survivors.”
On Friday, May 29th York College hosted its 45th Commencement Exercises with three outstanding guest speakers and a 19-year-old valedictorian.
For the fourth consecutive year the York College valedictorian comes from the Chemistry Department and like his three immediate predecessors, he too has plans to attend medical school.
Muhammad Khattak was always one step ahead in his quest for excellence at York College, CUNY. The recent graduate received three scholarships from the National Aircraft Finance Association and has now been accepted into the M. Phil in in Real Estate Finance program at Cambridge University.
Professor Louis Levinger called it when he predicted that then-sophomore Kyla-Gaye Pinnock would go places as a Biotech major in his class. She is now heading to medical school and has just been awarded the prestigious Salk Scholarship.
In his 20-plus year medical career, Dr. Daniel Brietstein, a pain management specialist in Lake Success, Long Island, must certainly have treated a few people from York College. But there is something special about one particular patient that has brought him full circle.
STATEN ISLAND N.Y. - The York College men's basketball team - the defending CUNYAC Champs - kept their hopes of a repeat alive with a thrilling, 70-67, road victory over the College of Staten Island in the CUNYAC quarterfinals on Sunday.
York College professor Timothy Amrhein says “Theater is a multi-faceted art that combines creativity and research to form a foundation of life, learning and understanding.” That being the case, the associate professor and chair of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts, is living proof.
Based on a study conducted by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), NerdScholar, a scholarship information organization and website, recently listed York College as the “US College with the lowest student debt in 2013” at $2, 271.
By Alma Sacasa, Ram Raju, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, the president and CEO of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), was the keynote speaker at a recent York College public forum on the Ebola disease.
Dr. Belinda Miles, a member of the York College Class of 1983, has been appointed president of Westchester Community College and will begin her tenure in January 2015.
In its ongoing efforts to increase York College's fundraising profile, the Office of Institutional Advancement recently added a new member to the Advancement team.
Welcome, all members of the College Community to this Convocation that marks the symbolic opening of the academic year.
It was an exciting summer for York College. During the break, the College received great news on two fronts.
United States Representative Gregory W. Meeks recently brought Michael Froman, the current United States Trade Representative (USTR) and President Barack Obama’s principal adviser, negotiator and spokesperson on international trade and investment issues, on a tour of his Fifth Congressional District.
Commencement 2014 was York College's 44th but in at least one way, it was a first.
For the third year in a row, York's valedictorian is a Chemistry major and aspiring physician. This year the deserving scholar is Katsiaryna Hud, who attended York as a SEEK student.
On Monday, April 28th at 2:30 PM, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will unveil five (reproduced) pieces from the original "African-American Diva" paintings of Dr. Margaret Rose Vendryes, for display on the sidewalk on Parson’s Boulevard near the Jamaica Center subway station.
JAMAICA, N.Y.- York College Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach Ronald St. John was recently profiled by the CUNY Athletic Conference in video as part of the NCAA's Division III Week Celebration.