Dean’s List Ceremony

Dean’s List Ceremony


– Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Queensborough
Community College’s semi-annual Dean’s List ceremony, a celebration of students
achieving the 30 Credit Milestone in their education. I am Dr. Paul Marchese,
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. It is my pleasure and honor to
serve as Master of Ceremonies for this prestigious event. Allow me to introduce the college
administrators who make up the stage party for
tonight’s awards event. I ask that you please hold your applause until all have been introduced. Ms. Sherri Newcomb Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Karen Steel, Vice President
for Strategic Planning, Assessment, and
Institutional Effectiveness. Ms. Rosemary Zins, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Ms. Denise Ward, Vice President
for Pre-College Continuing Education and Work Force Development. Mr. Michele Hodge, Vice
President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Mr. Franz Ossendor, Director
of Academy Advisement. Ms. Laura Bruno, Assistant
Dean Enrollment Management, Admissions and Recruitment. Mr. Stephen Di Dio, Executive
Director Communications and Marketing. At that end we have, Mr. Glen Burdi, Dean
for Academic Operations Dr. Arthur Corradetti, Dean
for Accreditation, Assessment, and Institutional Effectiveness. Dr. Sandra Palmer, Dean of Faculty. Mr. William Faulkner,
Vice President for Finance and Administration. Mr. Scott Beltzer, Academy
Advisor for the Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics Academy. Ms. Gail Patterson, Academy
Advisor for the Health Related Sciences Academy. Ms. Natalie Roopchand, Academy Advisor for the Business Academy Dr. Andrea Salis, Faculty
Health, Physical Education, and Dance Department. Dr. Linda Reeseman,
Faculty English Department. And Ms. Jennifer Williams,
Acting Academic Affairs Program Specialist. A special thank you to the
individuals who assisted in organizing tonight’s event, Ms. Olga Salamanca and
Carol Imandt from the Office of Academic Affairs. Ms. Linda Burkehart-Barto
and Ms. Janice Mancuso from the Office of Accreditation, Assessment, and
Institutional Effectiveness. Tim Hills, David Moretti,
and Phil Roncoroni of Marketing and Communications. Susan Madera, Academic Program Manager, High Impact Practices and CETL. Mr. Victor Fichera, Event Organist. Mr. Richard D’Amato, Printing. And Mr. John Funke, Queensborough
Performing Arts Center. Thank you for all your help. (audience clapping) At this point it is my pleasure to invite to the podium the President of Queensborough Community
College, Dr. Diane B. Call. (audience clapping) – Thank you, good evening and welcome! Welcome to our students,
and our special guests of family and friends
who’ve been so supportive to our students, all this time, to see them at this particular event, which is a very special event
honoring academic excellence. So it’s a Dean’s List Ceremony,
and the Dean in question is in Academic Affairs. So we celebrate with you, the successes on an academic level, a rigorous,
rigorous set of criteria, for students who achieve the Dean’s List. The road to academic
success is not very easy. It requires a great deal of
personal sacrifice and focus and determination. And the students who are
being honored tonight, have demonstrated all of those things. And I’m sure they’ve
done so with the support of the family and friends
who are with us this evening. So I applaud you for your
work in school, I applaud the families and friends for
the support they’ve given these wonderful students. Almost 16,000 students attend Queensborough Community College,
and the criteria to receive honor for Dean’s List, is
a pretty significant set of criteria. So only one in eight students
actually achieves it, so these are very special and talented students with us tonight. To be on the Dean’s List
you have to be enrolled in a degree program, you’ve
completed at least 12 credits in a term with a B average,
B plus average actually, or you are enrolled part time
and it took two semesters to accumulate 15 credits with
at least a B plus average. So you can imagine this is not very easy, but being Queensborough, we really provide a great deal of support. And some of the people who
are with our students through that journey are with us this evening, and many, many, others who
are on the faculty and staff, who really work to ensure that
students discover themselves, the talent that they have,
and that they succeed. Community colleges are
very unique to the world. They are especially associated
with the United States. Not too many countries have
this type of opportunity. So what it does is provide
students, a chance to begin on a road to go on to
university, or to get ready for the world of work, through an Associates of
Applied Science degree, and we really provide
both, and not only that but a very personalized
set of support services, so that no matter what you encounter, you have someone who can
help you find some solutions, some great benefits, and partner
with you for your success. Queensborough is known for
the Queensborough Academies, and that really is a set
of virtual communities, and students, all students
in degree programs are part of an academy, and it really
is a set of communities where students who are
studying similar things have a network of other students,
faculty, and staff, who really help them tie
what they’re learning in the classroom, to the
things that they’re going to need going forward to university, or to the world of work. We like to say we don’t
prepare you for your first job, we prepare you for your last job. Because everything you’ll need
to be successful as a student at university or as a employee
going forward or an employer if you start your own business. You will have those foundational skills through Queensborough. So our academies include
Liberal Arts, people studying for Liberal Arts including
Criminal Justice, another academy is called STEM, Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Business is another very
popular major and many, many students are
enrolled in that academy. Health Sciences which include
Nursing, Massage Therapy, and Health Related Career Programs. And Visual and Performing
Arts, of which we have fine, fine programs in art and
music and dance and theater. So our academies are not
just virtual communities, they also have wonderful academy advisors. And these advisors serve all
the needs that a student has, to find him or her self and
to really be successful here. And of course there are our faculty. Queensborough faculty are
among the best, I believe, in the world. And many of you have had
wonderful faculty in your classes and I’m sure that they
are part and very proud of your success tonight. Now one of the goals that we have, is designing our academies
and all our support services, is to ensure that you can
graduate on time, in a timely way. It’s not easy to go to school full time, and to commute to Queensborough
and to do all the things that you do with your families
and your work obligations. But we try to encourage students
to complete their journey in a reasonable amount of
time, and for very few, but very special students
can do that by finishing half their program in just one year. And we try to provide incentives
for all students to have that opportunity through
Milestone scholarships, and so we celebrate also
those students who received a Milestone by completing one
half of their degree program from this time last year. They began last January, we
usually admit about 900 students in the spring and about 3,000 in the fall. So we do everything we
can to give you the chance to catch up and get ahead, do whatever to complete your degree
program, because we want to see you graduate on time, and go on to all the things that are in your goals. Now almost 46% of students in
the United States in college, attend a community college. We believe that Queensborough
is certainly among the best. College does demand a very
different set of skills. It requires some discipline on the student’s part, determination. And those of you who are
on the Dean’s List tonight have demonstrated that in every way. All of us at Queensborough
are truly committed to your success. Through our faculty, through
our wonderful support services, and advisors, and we hope
that all of you will continue on supported both by us at Queensborough, and your family and friends. We offer merit scholarships and
some of you will be eligible to apply for those
scholarships for the fall. So please watch your Tigermail you’ll be receiving information about it. Tonight we celebrate your accomplishments and we look forward to seeing
many of you at graduation, we call it commencement, because
it is not just an ending, it is a beginning, for the
next part of your life. So I hope to see many of
you wonderful students, walk across that stage this
coming Friday, June 3rd, and all of you with family
and friends are invited to join us as well. It is a glorious day as
this is a glorious evening. Congratulations to all of the students, you’ve done great, great work. And thank you to the family and friends for being with us tonight, and
encouraging them to continue. Thank you. (audience clapping) – Thank you Dr. Cole. Being named to the Dean’s List
for one or more semesters, is a remarkable achievement. Students who attain this recognition have succeeded academically
in an array of courses with a variety of professors. Each Dean’s List student will receive a Recognition lapel pin. I invite each of you to wear your recognition pin frequently, as a symbol of your achievement,
and as a personal reminder to motivate you to continue
your excellent work and to inspire your
colleagues in a similar level of achievement. Ladies and gentlemen of the
Dean’s list, you have met a standard of excellence
in your academic work, that places you among a select group of undergraduate students nationwide. On behalf of the faculty of this college, I express appreciation for
your academic commitment. Members of the audience, please join me in giving a resounding recognition for this academic excellence
and these excellent students. (audience clapping) Congratulations scholars. I am now pleased to invite
Ms. Jennifer Williams to the podium to confer
the Dean’s List pins. – Thank you Vice President Marchese, at this time we would like to
confer the Dean’s List pins. And I think go around front, Stephanie Rivera (audience cheering) Ciani Rivera Zarin Chowdhury Stephanie Lochen Megan Peterson Keanna Roundtree Ashley McLone David Estrada Sabina Kahn Eric Deldeminico Justin Lee (audience clapping) Soria Florez Phillipe Alvez Emiliana Cato Lennin Costillio Kimberly Kestano Erika Andrades Jeffery Rotillia
(audience cheering) Katia Martinez Gloria Arevez Ferhana Shadanon Juan Carlos Vergara Casey Taygo Sharon Vaselle Caitlyn Neal-Karhout Karma Pierre
(audience cheering) Narda Spence Saylin Solen Christina Serpa Daviade Thousianden Gabriel Sokovia Aneal Pierriana Pelae Eric Sobellaga Karen Banks
(audience cheering) Bentara Ronesko Zohab Ichbal Chevelle Pinak
(audience cheering) Vidahije Pendija Mey Sai Lai Kimberly Chevalier
(audience cheering) Sarah Ramirez Eve Dejesez Shasi Ahmed Gizella Snaylor Suprike Kahr Brandon Schulman
(audience cheering) Michael Franko Shabab Hussein Badim Sullivan Claudia Biendale Ideola Ajaie Marlene Torres Shaniqua Strowman Keyana Rothwell Daisy Orrego Justice Bohve-Dominich Shareef Abdor Raheem
(audience cheering) Bebe Bachus Brooke Mainikahoun Rodger Menny Aaron Zucker Laneal Savedra Jovaini Guirrier Xing Xang Johnny Lee Mark Zhang Ninoshka Limbardo Joangela Noelle Jailani Lintigua Daniella Rason Terri Well Kiyomo Modeste
(audience cheering) Simronji Kahur Charmellia Hardine Peter Kim Israella Stevens Ross Langhorn Ramsey Vasquez
(audience cheering) Taewo Oweay Nadine Norton Javier Valesquez Michelle Bozajek Joanna Vela Edvani Jiorom Jeteq Oh Vorennica Sorubichon Hang Zhang Violetta Suarez Hidalgo Richard Belram Xavier Shariff Angelica Herrera Jermaine Meadows Jacob Rodriguez Dana Romano John Timothy Hines – Matthew Campbell Odalez Pena Regina Ramsod Yu Tow Esperanza Torez Jun Xi Kim Ashley Diorsaran Jennifer Orenas Adriana Alveo Mateas Jetes Jadeho Brianna Hall Christopher Anastasio Evelyn Englin Endera Catnoir Anthea Blair Fernando Diaz Sophia Worel Chanda Ramsandar Jiovanni Nimbad Jordan Newman
(audience cheering) Cheryl Parks Cynthia Joseph Longchamp Gabriel Carrisigio Ari Rosenbloom Malika Ramsroot Samantha Stalls Louis Amisquita Renee Kumar Zunara Sultan Marcelles Zalizar Yureno Agiara Sarah Sero Yung Kong Wang Arianna Chillergran Grace Damion Danielle Baerd
(audience cheering) Antionio Carisiello Samantha DeLeon Dylan O’Connor Phay Ye Yu Si Ranathoonga Ranithunga Marie Francesca Jessica Guirerra Daniel Gumar Nunez Ari Cruz Bastielle Sergean John Andrea Avaarilla Dominque Bennett Mohammad Zobar Sadek Elizabeth Snyder Alexander Poliantos Johnny Bertolli Travis Hairotte
(audience cheering) Junien Norabuena Jonathan Paul Kimberly Valdez
(audience cheering) Elizabeth Veles Marzul At-Islam Xi Weng Shun Sow Yu Wu Chevan Balla Wai See Who Wai Jee Kow Stephen Palmer
(audience cheering) Yu Shing Chen Kahn Kongan Anisa Batiste Fabiola Adrezen Vanessa White Caitlyn Aquielina Tia Kennedy
(audience cheering) Yuizad Veta Dorbroriska Hilda Feliciano Chi Young Chung Oksana Silenski Diana Davidenne Michelle Zalakis Demille Hodge Angela Lomb Amina Pervine Guardina Sosa
(audience cheering) Bebe Sophe Alexandra Gustas Christopher Handley Debbie Taveres Dean Song Yong Zang Maryann Otesi Claudia Chavez Innocent Oakuembebu Angelica Cauldron Dominique Mentel Ian Soon Juanita Bererra Ochara Rattanbury Jenea Christello Jovana Concarras – Amanda Chin Wilfrey Kim Gloria Cobaina
(audience cheering) Ejuwa Oakpara Isobella Valezquez Jamie Lopez Melanie Bolanas Sat Saat? Sat Saat Nishani Hassuien Jing Ye Lee Jin Jung Zang Lee Brian Marcelino Louis Rojas Kimberly Arias Annie Sovalos Rochelle Profit Krystale Guzman Asavedo Kodi Ann Doran Renee Brutus Shruti Arguwal Prianna Boykin Dijan Wesh Sandra Cornett Keo San Lee Xavier Burrell Thank you, Lisa Baw
(audience cheering) Jasparan Seekun Jamie Williams Sering Yangsome Tenzen Noryang Grayson Thomas Tarshema Trent Anna Corrina Ramos Kaveda Persun Liza Delpresario Benjamin Greenberg Sebastian Grisales Kerug Alexis Lurocca
(audience cheering) Jessica Arias Mohammed Tamse Moasum Amanda Puey Shumoria Hutchinson Cameron Ahmed Georgow Jang Chrisanthe Demostanos Paulo Franco Brenda Jarez Humira Sayed Gangaday Surojbali Aleese Langley Jennifer Clouteier
(audience cheering) Vanessa Clouteier Kuantay Greenich Janet Delos Santos Peter Zang Sadie Brown Talima Mohez Kelly Tello Marjorie Vieh
(audience cheering) Sarah Frances Sascine Juliana Thompson Stephen Subaron Marovey Kahu Kwabani Saintellier June Mark Magbul Andrew Gina Wang Ho Shin
(audience clapping) Irena Figeroa Masha Taranum Ming Tong Lee Gallel Matteran Ibrahim Idrasew Delsia Escobar
(audience cheering) Idellia Escobar Illea Martinez
(audience cheering) Angel Gibbs Sammy Bahabishi Umer Ali Joffery Kando Joshua Graham Brian Daniel Apostel Asha Dawn Brucett Leor Cujavez Mark Crissos Tomoh Idubacola Ballogan Lishley Tutpussant Sheang Lee Jessica Tacori Daniella Castro Victor Prusod Mooad Camra Jasoodra Rahmdahal Mirza Juned Begg Silvia Mendez Vicki Farra Villojean Okay, Thank you. – Congratulations. – Thank you. – Great work, congratulations
– Thank you so much. – You’re very welcome. (audience clapping) – Congratulations to the
Dean’s List recipients of the Fall 2015 Semester. (audience clapping)
(audience cheering) I am now pleased to
invite Dr. Andrea Salis to the podium once again to introduce the Academy Advisors
who’ll be distributing the Milestone Pins. (audience clapping) – Thank you Dr. Reeseman. All students enter
Queensborough through one of five academies based on
their field of major interest. The five academies are Business,
Health Related Sciences, Liberal Arts, S.T.E.M. Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math, and Visual and Performing Arts. The academies were created to
assist students in reaching their academic goals. The Milestone Award is
conferred to students who have successfully completed 30 credits in one academic year. Tonight we will honor students who began in their Spring 2015 semester and completed 30 Credit Milestone
in the Fall 2015 semester. Congratulations, you are halfway
to completing your degree. Students receiving their
Milestone recognition tonight, will have received a blue card. Please bring that blue
card with you as you rise and come to the stage to receive your pin. Tonight Milestone pins
will be conferred by three of Queensborough Community
College’s Academy Advisors, Mr. Scott Beltzer from the STEM Academy, Gail Patterson from Health
Related Sciences Academy, and Natalie Roopchand
from Business Academy. (audience clapping) Congratulations. Daniella Castro Shashe Ahmed Mirsad Junead Begg Congratulations to the
Spring 2015,Fall 2015 cohort Milestone students. (audience clapping) – Thank you Dr. Salis. Members of the audience
please join me in giving a resounding recognition
of the excellent work of our Dean’s List recipients
and Milestone students. (audience cheering)
(audience clapping) Congratulations to you all. This marks the conclusion
of tonight ceremonies, students may pick up their
Dean’s List certificates in the two vestibules of
the Humanities Building. Students with last names
beginning with A through L will exit the theater and go to the right. Students with the last
names beginning M through Z will exit the theater and go to the left. Everybody has that? Okay.(laughing) A through L, M through Z. Goodnight to everybody. (audience clapping) (organ music)

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