The York College Atrium was jumping with the sounds of the York College Summer Jazz Program (SJP), there was a Tuskegee Airman on hand and high school students were ready to receive their certificates. Welcome to College Now graduation 2011.
For the second year in a row the York College Cardinal Crew, a large group of students who promote school spirit and leadership skills, went on retreat.
York College/CUNY will launch the 2011-2012 academic year with a permanent dean for its School of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
Among the 900 graduates at York College’s recent commencement were two soft-spoken, under-the-radar sisters who both majored in Biology with plans for medical school.
Dr. Robert Parmet, a professor in the York College Department of History and Philosophy, recently reviewed Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union, the most recent book by CUNY colleague, Dr. Clarence Taylor
Their moment in the graduation spotlight might have been two, three or exactly four decades ago, but members of the Classes of 1971, ’76,’81, ’86 and ’91 recently came back to celebrate with the Class of 2011 and to “reminisce, reunite and reconnect” with classmates and faculty around their unique York experiences.
Count Jose Cuevas among the recent York College graduates who was not able to attend his own graduation for a good reason.
Alvin Victor had spent four years preparing for June 3rd, 2011. That is the day he and 899 classmates would have marched into the graduation tent at York College and celebrate their success with their respective families.
Johnny Taylor, Jr. the new president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) recently visited York College where he met with President Marcia V. Keizs, senior administrators and students.
A group of York College students recently rolled up their sleeves and learned how to make their own fresh Pasta from scratch -- right at the college.
York College sophomore softball player Joviette Frederick is currently representing York College in the 2011 City University of New York Goodwill Tour, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from May 25th through Saturday, June 4th.
Trudy Rowe is a natural-born smiler and these days she has even more reasons to up the wattage. She has just been named valedictorian of the Class of 2011.
Legendary York College track and field and cross country coach Thomas Pope will retire following the end of the 2011 school year after 14 years leading the Cardinals.
On 4/11/11 York College hosted its Fourth Annual Foundation Board Gala in the Performing Arts Center, to a capacity crowd. The featured act, the musically versatile, 3 Mo’ Divas, filled the 1400-seat theatre with the joyful sounds of opera, blues, jazz, R&B and show tunes with aplomb.
The York College Health Promotion Center (HPC) held its 3rd annual Health Fair on April 6, 2011 and it was deemed the most successful.
The student chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) at York College recently held its 2nd AAAE York College/CUNY Chapter Speaker Series, entitled, “Having an Appropriate Attitude in the Professional Environment.”
Over the course of its 40 years of graduating students, York College has raked up almost 30 Salk Scholars and just added another one.
The exhaustive search for a permanent dean has concluded and Dr. Alfred Ngome Ntoko is now Dean designate of the School of Business and Information Systems (SBIS) at York College.
Dr. Aprille Ericsson, an aerospace engineer at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will address graduates at York College’s 41st commencement exercise on June third, 2011.
Professor Zlabinger spent his winter break attending and performing at “MOMENT MUSIC Wien 2011,” in Vienna, Austria.