President Marcia V. Keizs, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and CUNY’s Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management Iris Weinshall (among other dignitaries) recently cut the ribbon for the official opening of Cardinal Walkway; the College’s newest pedestrian thoroughfare on the 50-acre campus.
York College President Marcia V. Keizs served as a panelist of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCU) Presidents during the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Annual Conference held recently at the Hilton New York Hotel in Manhattan.
Dr. Leslie Keiler, an assistant professor in York College’s Department of Teacher Education, recently received a nearly $1 million grant to create a program called the Robert Noyce Mathematics and Science Teachers (MaST) Scholars Program at York College.
Accounting major, David Haynes, has just graduated with honors from York College armed with a job offer from the company of a proud (York) alumnus.
Michael D'Amico had passed York College countless times on his way to work as a firefighter stationed in South Jamaica; so when he retired four years ago, higher education beckoned and he chose York for his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (PE).
Art Historian and Assistant Professor of Art History at York College, Sarah Kate Gillespie gave a presentation on Samuel F.B. Morse at the National Academy of Design in Manhattan on April 29, 2009.
Veronica Carpio (Aviation Management), Jenny Chimbo (Aviation Management), Azhad Chowdhury (Chemistry), Jahi Rose (Business Administration), and Meredith Simson (Psychology) were recognized for their leadership efforts at the 16th Annual CUNY Leadership Awards held in The City College of New York’s Great Hall on May 11, 2009.
Artur Bababekov and Dmitry Malayev have a lot in common. In the late 1980s both were born in Uzbekistan when it was still Soviet Russia. Both left at about the time of the dissolution of Soviet Union and eventually came to the United States as young children; then both graduated from Forest Hills High School and came to York.
The York College women's track and field team won its third straight City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) championship Tuesday and they did it in dominating fashion. The Lady Cardinals squad amassed 231 team points, which was a remarkable 80 points more than the second place team, Lehman College, who finished with 151 points.
Sheryl Purrier, a Biology major, graduated with honors from York College in 2006; but she never left York. She continued to work in the lab of her mentor, Dr. Margaret MacNeil, on the prize-winning research paper, "The Organization for the Inner Nuclear Layer of the Cat Retina."
It was an evening to remember when York College hosted the 2nd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).
The Aviation Club sponsored its 2nd Annual Aviation Day on April 2, 2009. This event continues to bring York Aviation Management students, high school students, and industry professionals together to discuss aviation careers.
York College Adjunct Professor (History) David Casavis presented a paper entitled “Teasing Out Psychopathic Behaviors of African Leaders: Francisco Macías” at Hofstra University's Cultural Center on April 2, 2009
Acclaimed scientists, writers and economics experts are among distinguished scholars who joined the faculty last fall as CUNY as well as York College, continues to raise its profile as a magnet for high academic achievers.
Grameen America started its operations in November of 2007 and has already distributed $1.2 million to more than 500 borrowers in Queens, NY. In the last few months Grameen America’s success story has been featured by ABC, CNN, CNBC, BBC and the NY Times.
The York College men's volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 (30-25, 30-24, 30-23) win over the City College of New York Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the City University of New York Athletic Conference championships. York, who will make its first semifinal appearance since 2005, will take on Baruch College on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Baruch. The Bearcats defeated Medgar Evers College in their quarterfinal match.
York College student-athletes Justina Boatwright and Marcel Esonwune have each been honored by D3hoops.com this week. Boatwright was selected as the D3hoops.com Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year, while Marcel Esonwune was named to the Atlantic Region Second Team.
York College junior Alexandra Nkrumah has been named the 2008-09 CUNYAC Track Athlete of the Year and York head coach Thomas Pope has earned CUNYAC Coach of the Year Honors. In addition, juniors Taneisha Renaud and Shanine Bogan were named to the CUNYAC All-Star team. On the men’s side, sophomore Kenny Jacquet was tabbed as a CUNYAC All-Star as well. The conference office announced the awards Friday afternoon.
This year's Women in Aviation International (WAI) Conference welcomed 12 new attendees from York's Aviation Management program. WAI President and Founder Dr. Peggy B. Chabrian stated, "This Conference was a celebration of 20 years of Women in Aviation conferences, and a rededication of our commitment to look forward by providing career opportunities for women in all aspects of the aviation community while looking back to recognize and honor the accomplishments of the determined women who made today's accomplishments and career choices possible."
York College is hosting a New Majors Kick-Off for the Journalism, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs Monday, March 9, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., in the Faculty Dining Room, Academic Core Building, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. Each major will have a schedule of activities.