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Jamie Dimon inspires at Queens College: Bridging education to careers

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Apr. 11, 2024 By Athena Dawson Last month, Queens College in Flushing was honored to host Jamie Dimon, the Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase and Executive Chair of the New York Jobs CEO Council, for an engaging “fireside” chat. A proud Queens native, Dimon engaged in a dynamic discussion with Queens College President…
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Bayside arts organization launching exhibition at Queens College for Women’s History Month

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Feb. 26, 2024 By Rachel Butler A Bayside-based arts organization is launching a month-long exhibition at Queens College located in Flushing next month in celebration of March being women’s history month. The Garage Art Center, a non-profit, is showcasing the work of 23 women in a show called “Femina Creativa: Celebrating Women in New York,”…
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2 Queens College School of Music faculty members bring home Grammy awards

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Feb. 16, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Among some of the music industry’s top stars, two faculty members from the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music took home Grammy Awards this year.  Mark Dover, an adjunct clarinet professor, won an award for Best Classical Compendium for his role playing in and producing Imani Wind’s latest…
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Queens College celebrating Black History Month with exhibition highlighting program that aids students from low-income backgrounds

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Feb. 1, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens College in Flushing is celebrating Black History Month with a new exhibition focusing on a long-established student support program. The exhibition focuses on what’s known as the SEEK program, a program that assists students from low-income backgrounds by covering college fees, while also providing them with personal tutors,…
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Queens College to honor Martin Luther King. Jr Day with special ceremony Sunday

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Jan. 10, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens College, located in Flushing, is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Sunday Jan 14 that will feature musical performances and include several guests such as Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.  The keynote address will be delivered by Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), who will also be recognized with the college’s 2024 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. The FPWA is an anti-poverty, policy and advocacy organization and Austin has led and secured changes in social policy to strengthen…
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Queens College Choral Society 83rd annual concert to take place Saturday, tickets still available

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Dec. 13, 2023 By Rachel Butler The Queens College Choral Society will take to the stage at the LeFrak Concert Hall in the Music Building on the Queens College Campus in Flushing on Saturday Dec. 16 for a festive evening of entertainment.  The evening will feature performances of Margaret Bonds’ ‘The Ballad of the Brown King’ and selections from G.F Handal’s coronation anthems. The concert will open with songs from Karen LeFrak’s album ‘Christmas Cookies’.  ‘The Ballad of the Brown King’ is a cantata song that was written by Margaret Bonds, an American composer, and was first premiered in 1954. …
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Five scholarships funded by the Thomas Chen Family/Crystal Windows Endowment awarded to Queens College students

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Oct. 19, 2023 By Rachel Butler Five scholarships funded by the Thomas Chen Family/Crystal Windows Endowment were awarded to students at Queens College in a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The initiative aims to support Asian contemporary art in the college. Well known author and journalist Ting Chian Wang was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Queens College President Frank H. Wu. Philanthropist Thomas Chen, who also established the endowment in 2021, spoke at the event, which took place in the Klapper Hall Student Art Gallery, where a student art exhibit showcased work by the scholarship recipients.  “I am…
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Queens College, local pols celebrate the late Barry Commoner’s legacy with street conaming

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Oct. 9, 2023 By Rachel Butler The west corner of Kissena Boulevard and 65th Avenue near Queens College has been renamed “Barry Commoner Way” in honor of the late Barry Commoner, who made significant contributions to environmental and energy problems over the course of his career.  Commoner was a lecturer at Queens College from 1981 until 2012, when he moved the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems to the College from Washington University in St. Louis.  Queens College President Frank H. Wu, City Council Member James Gennaro, Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment Director Steven Markowitz and…
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