President's Report for September 2019

Student Affairs

Enrollment Management Update

  • The Office of Admissions had a busy summer processing applications through “on the spot” admissions. With a strategic collaboration between testing, admissions and advisement we were able to “Fast Track” over 1300 students to registration. With the teamwork of various student affair offices, we welcomed 3,238 First-Time Freshmen, 974 New Transfer students, and 1,056 Readmitted Students for Fall 2019. (Note, enrollment information contained within this report reflects data through August 28, 2019. Registration for the Fall 2019 enrollment cycles ends on September 3, 2019.) Recruitment for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 will begin in the first week of September, which will include counselors attending college fairs and scheduling visits to local high schools.
  • On Saturday, August 24th, the Office of New Student Engagement hosted a successful New Student Orientation for over 1,100 incoming students and their families. The Orientation Program featured a new “Tech Tools” component to introduce students to the many technology tools they will need to be successful. Small group sessions were facilitated by staff and faculty with a focus on engaging students and exploring the many campus resources here at QCC. During Welcome Week, over 2,670 newly admitted students received information, resources, and support from Student Ambassadors at stations located in high traffic areas throughout the campus. The Office of Admissions and New Student Engagement are working on planning recruitment events for the fall and look forward to collaborating with campus constituents.
  • On Saturday, August 24th, the Office of New Student Engagement hosted a successful New Student Orientation for over 1,100 incoming students and their families. The Orientation Program featured a new “Tech Tools” component to introduce students to the many technology tools they will need to be successful. Small group sessions were facilitated by staff and faculty with a focus on engaging students and exploring the many campus resources here at QCC. During Welcome Week, over 2,670 newly admitted students received information, resources, and support from Student Ambassadors at stations located in high traffic areas throughout the campus. The Office of Admissions and New Student Engagement are working on planning recruitment events for the fall and look forward to collaborating with campus constituents.

Student Honors/Achievements

  • QCC student and Phi Theta Kappa member Ms. Andrea-Maria Black has been selected as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Belle Zeller Scholarship. The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1979 by the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY and honors the founding president of the PSC, Belle Zeller, Professor Emerita of Political Science at Brooklyn College, where she taught for over 40 years. The $2,500 award will cover tuition-related expenses for Ms. Black as she continues her undergraduate studies at the college for the fall 2019 semester. The college is proud to acknowledge Ms. Black for her academic achievements.

Student Resources

  • Faculty and staff are asked to encourage our students to avail themselves of the valuable and free resources through the QCC Single Stop Program, located in the Library Building - Room 440. Services provided include (but not limited to) financial benefits screening, financial counseling, legal assistance, tax preparation services, food bank, housing assistance and more. Additional information can be found online at QCC Single Stop.
  • Emergency funding is available to students who face a financial crisis that puts at risk their continued enrollment toward their QCC degree. Supported through a grant from The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, the funds provide one-time, emergency grants to students in good standing with short-term financial emergencies to enable them to remain in school, rather than being forced to leave or drop out. Ms. Veronica Lukas, Dean for Enrollment Management, will send periodic e-mail reminders to the college community outlining the grant eligibility and encouraging faculty and staff to refer students to apply. Please refer students with short-term financial emergencies to Ms. Amawati Gonesh, Single Stop Administrator, via e-mail at AGonesh@qcc.cuny.edu. Additional information can be found online at QCC Scholarship.
  • The deadline to apply for The Guttman Scholarship for High-Achieving Community College Graduates is October 13, 2019. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage our students to apply. The scholarship requirements are as follows: (1) Earn an associate's degree from QCC by Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Winter 2020 (2) Have a current cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above; and (3) Transfer to Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, Lehman College, or Queens College for the Spring 2020 semester as a full-time student. Additional information can be found at CUNY's Guttman Transfer Scholarship.
  • Applications for The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship are now available online. Currently enrolled students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher who will have sophomore status by January 1, 2020 are encouraged to apply by the deadline date of Wednesday, November 20th. Additional details can be found online at Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship.

Upcoming Events

  • The Center for International Affairs, Immigration and Study Abroad will host the Fall 2019 Study Abroad Information Session on Wednesday, September 18th at 12:00 pm in the Library Building Basement – Room 19. At the event, Students will learn how to earn college credits while studying in another country with CUNY programs during winter and summer sessions. Students will also receive information about scholarship opportunities and financial aid for study abroad.
  • On Tuesday, September 24th, the Office of Student Activities will host the annual QCC National Voter Registration Day Drive from 12:10 -2:10 pm in the Humanities Quad. In support of National Voter Registration Day, staff and students will assist the college community in completing the NYS Voter Registration Forms.
  • The 2020 Global Citizenship Alliance Information Session and Writing Workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 25th in the Library Building Basement – Room 26. Hosted by the Center for International Affairs, Immigration and Study Abroad, students will learn about eligibility requirements for the Global Citizenship Alliance study abroad program, application procedure and deadline, testimonials, and tips on writing a scholarship essay. This workshop is free for all QCC students!
  • The Single Stop Office will be host an Information Session on Wednesday, October 2nd at 12:00 pm in the Science Building – Room 111. At the session, Single Stop representatives will provide an overview of the services they provide to students as well as family members, which includes benefit screening for public benefits, financial coaching, legal assistance, and tax preparation & filing. Their special guest, MetroPlus Health Plan, will discuss the importance of applying for and having health insurance. Come by for free giveaways!

Academic Affairs

Academic Momentum Plan

  • STEM Tuition Waiver – The program will continue in FY20. We have had robust program participation from our students and have historically maximized use of the funds with our online application. Students will be able to apply for tuition waivers for the Winter 2020 Session after registration starts in mid-October. The balance of the funds will be spent during the Summer 2020 session.
  • The goal of the STEM Tuition Waivers is to promote credit accumulation in STEM courses while not jeopardizing TAP eligibility. QCC students who are in good academic standing, are legal residents of New York City, and enrolled in a degree or certificate program will be offered a chance to receive a waiver to enroll in one STEM course (includes lab) during the Winter 2019 Session. Student fees are not covered by the waiver.
  • Milestone Scholarship - Queensborough will continue to help students reach their “thirty-credit milestone” by granting Winter 2020 session scholarships through the Milestone Scholarship funding. The scholarship will be applied to a course in which a student is enrolled during the January 2020 intersession to help meet or exceed the 30-credit halfway point of their education here at Queensborough. All eligible candidates will be sent a letter to their residence and through email.

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) & the Office of Educational Technology (OET)

  • CETL and the OET continue to offer a full menu of professional development opportunities, and the staff are available for individual consultations regarding your instructional practice, scholarship, and use of educational technology. In the coming month, please look for announcements and information on CETL and OET sessions to explore best pedagogical practices. Kindly note that this year, CETL will host Faculty Writing Lab Hours every Monday and Thursday in support of faculty efforts to advance their scholarship. Please the CETL and OET pages of our college web site for their full calendar of events and contact information.

Upcoming Events

  • Faculty Workshops

    Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop: 10/7/19, 3 pm to 4 pm (LB26); 10/15/19, 12 pm to 1 pm (L313); 11/13/19, 1 to 2 pm (L313); 12/12/19, 2 to 3 pm (L313). QCC students and faculty who are involved in a research project on campus are required to complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) CITI online training and participate in an in-person RCR workshop within six weeks of starting the project. Please RSVP here: QCC Professional Development & Workshop.

Announcements

  • The 2019 CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) Symposium was held at John Jay College on July 24. The QCC scholars presented twenty-four posters at the Symposium. Ashley Torres (Social Sciences) presented orally on behalf of QCC. Four students won the best poster presentation awards: Amir M. Maghsoudi (Physics), Jamie Asan (Physics), Woo Chul Kim (Biological Sciences and Geology), and Zheni Wang (Mathematics and Computer Sciences).
  • The CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) is accepting new applications. The application must be submitted by a QCC faculty member. This program provides funding for students to engage in individual research projects with faculty mentors in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Social science. Full-time associate degree students at any level of their academic career with a minimum GPA of 2.7 can participate. STEM and Social Sciences faculty members who plan to mentor undergraduate research students this year are invited to apply for these scholarships together with their student mentees. The guideline and application please see CUNY Research Scholars Program at Queensborough Community College. The deadline to submit the application is September 13, 2019.
  • The QCC Faculty Scholarly/Creative Works Accomplishments webpage features academic research and creative work by faculty and students. Please submit your accomplishments through this form: Faculty Scholarly/Creative Works Accomplishments.
  • Brown-bag style lunchtime is inviting faculty speakers. This semester the Undergraduate Research team is beginning a series of informal, brown-bag style lunchtime discussions. These discussions will bring faculty from various disciplines together to talk about their UR experiences, share ideas and form collaborations. The brown-bag discussion dates for the Fall 2019 semester are October 23 (12:10 pm) in M-344B and November 13 (12:10 am) in Oakland Dining Room. Please contact Dr. Joan Petersen (JPetersen@qcc.cuny.edu) if you are interested in presenting on either of these two days.

Continuing Education & Workforce Development

New Dean!

Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu was appointed Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2019. She was previously associate dean and full professor of New York Institute of Technology's Education Division. She has launched highly successful online programs and led the NYIT's education programs to full-recognition for CAEP national accreditation (2019-2026). She was the PI for National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Grant ($1.2 M, 2019-2024) and Co-PI for National Science Foundation Cyberlearning Grant ($1 M, 2010-2015), Workforce Development Planning, 21st Century Jobs Grant and Voya Foundation Grant, Diversifying STEM Leadership: Community-based approach. She served as President, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Secretary General and Board of Directors of the Chinese American Academic & Professional Society. Her research concentrates on using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and mobile devices to enhance language and literacy learning. Her recent publications include “Preservice Teachers Uses of SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment) to Enact Student-Generated Questioning Practices” in International Journal of Innovation in Education, and “Rethinking Language Learning: Using Audioblogs With ELs” in Literacy Today. She recently received Outstanding Community Service Award from the New York City Councilman Peter Koo, Education Solutions Stakeholders Partnership Award from UNESCO Center for Global Education, and the Distinguished Service Award from Chinese American Academic & Professional Society.

Milestone and Celebration!

  • Port of Entry 40th year anniversary celebration and scholarship ceremony.
  • Liberty Partnerships Project PRIZE Program celebrates 30 year anniversary.
  • America's Promise CUNY TechWorks Software Development Program, Graduation Ceremony, August 2019.

Conference Presentations

  • Hui-Yin Hsu, Lori Conkling, and Jacqueline Montgomery will present “Working with Faculty and Industries to Build Innovative Stackable Micro-Credentials” at CEANY Conference, NY, Nov. 6-8, 2019.
  • Andrea Salis and Lori Conkling will present “Building Advocacy Champions in the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Training Program' at 21st Annual Advocacy Summit on October 19 – 21, 2019.

Grants, Contracts, New Courses/Certificates, Upcoming Events

Most CEWD grants and contracts are being renewed and continued to meeting the targets. CEWD also submitted new grants and designed new courses. Most of them were in collaboration with faculty and other agencies. See highlights below:

Grants

  • Perkins Grant ME1: Career Exploration & Educational Services: Supporting Advancement in Education & Beyond: Personalized Services and CTE focus on Cybersecurity Certificate, F2F and Online. Industry and multi-disciplinary faculty group. (Funded)
  • America's Promise CUNY TechWorks Software Development Program (Funded)
  • CUNY Explorers Queensborough*New York City - City Council/Department of Education (Funded)
  • Adult Literacy Program (Funded)
  • NEW! Artificial Intelligence NYCEDC Grant, in collaboration with CUNY Central and NYU. Industry and multi-disciplinary faculty group. (Pending)

Contracts

  • Career Development Participation Training: Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) Training Programs New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (Renewed)
  • CRPA Westchester Training & Technical Assistance Program, funded by Westchester Medical Center PPS (Renewed)
  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) Training Program, funded by the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services/New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH) (Pending Renewal)
  • CUNY Career Success Initiative Course Innovation Grant in Data Analytics and Cybersecurity for Adult Learners (Funded)

New/Proposed!

  • Internship with DaVita Dialysis Centers in the NY/Westchester area-(offered to our Medical Assistant Degree students as well as students participating in the Hemodialysis Training) (CONTRACT UNDER REVIEW BY DEAN HSU as of 8.28.19)
  • Mental Health Peer Worker Apprenticeship-based Training Program with the NYC Department of Small Business Services/NYACH.

New Courses!

  • Healthcare Management: Patient Care Coordinator Certificate Program.
  • Revised Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program (3 tracks), leading to Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) or Medical Scribe.
  • Medical Auditor
  • Dental Assistant
  • ESL Program: Culture, Conversation & Community.
  • New Computer Skills: Career Readiness: Word, PowerPoint, And Excel.
  • Kids & Teens STEAM: Let's Make Some Art, Make a Video Game with Python, Python for Data and Security, Python for Robotics.

Upcoming Events

  • Port of Entry 40th year anniversary celebration and scholarship ceremony, Sept. 23, 2019, 10:00-12:00 at S-112. Join us to celebrate this great achievement!
  • CEWD will host a table at the World Journal/McDonald Education Expo, Oct. 6, 2019

Grants Update

Grants Awarded April 29, 2019 through August 27, 2019

  • CUNY Office of Research, Book Completion Award: $5,000, Matthew Lau, Sounds like Helicopters: Classical Music in Modernist Cinema
  • National Science Foundation, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: $91,335, Paul Marchese, GP-IMPACT: The Community College Compass - Mapping a Guided Pathway into Geosciences
  • Service Employees International Union, District 1199, League Training & Upgrading Fund: $70,398, Jacqueline Montgomery, EKG, Phlebotomy and American Red Cross "Responding to Emergencies" (RTE) Certification Training
  • Service Employees International Union, District 1199, League Training & Upgrading Fund: $1,140, Jacqueline Montgomery, EKG, Phlebotomy and American Red Cross RTE Training - Supplies
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) MUREP Innovation in Space Technology Curriculum (MISTC): $410,574, Marie Chantale Damas, Using Space Technology to Engage and Inspire Students to Explore (SpaceTech EngInE)
  • Centers for International Business Education and Research, CIBER 2019 Business Language Research and Teaching: $2,000, Wei Lai, Effects of Backward Instructional Design in an Advanced Business Chinese Course
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED) Perkins V: $495,391, Jacqueline Montgomery and Lori Conkling, Career Exploration & Educational Services: Supporting Advancement in Education and Beyond
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED) Perkins V: $142,999, Hamid Namdar, Equipment Upgrade for the Computer Networking, Cyber Security and Telecommunication Laboratories
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED) Perkins V: $203,770, Georgina Colalillo, Lorraine Cupelli, Punita Bhansali, Nidhi Gadura, and Kathleen Villani, Partners Aligned Toward Higher Education in Nursing, Improving Medical Assistant Student Preparedness for Jobs, and Professional Certifications for Business Students
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED) Perkins V: $161,954, Robert Anderson, Ernest Jackson, and Bjorn Berkhout, Immersive Audio, Video and Electronic Music
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED) Perkins V: $140,134, Isabella Lizzul, Efforts and Strategies to Support the Student Massage Therapist Retention and Graduation
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED) Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act/Title II: $68,378, Kitty Bateman, Workforce Investment Act
  • Accenture - Cornell Tech, Women in Technology Program (WITNY): $24,762, Joann Sun, Guozhen An, and Steven Trowbridge, Increase presence and participation of women in computer technology
  • Accenture - Cornell Tech, Women in Technology Program (WITNY): $24,998, Dugwon Seo and Michael Lawrence, Promote Women's Interest in Technology by Summer Coding & Tech Workshop in QCC
  • New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), College Access for All Initiative: $104,226, Jacqueline Montgomery, CUNY Explorers - Middle School Visits QCC
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): $48,710, Andrew Nguyen, Susan McLaughlin, and Urszula Golebiewska, MRI: Acquisition of a real time PCR for core facility
  • CUNY Career Success Initiatives Course Innovation: $9,600, Wendy Ford, CUNY Career Success Course Innovation Grant for CyberSecurity: C-BAT: Cyber-Readiness for Business & Technology
  • CUNY Career Success Initiatives Course Innovation: $10,000, Venessa Singhroy, Statistics Course using SAS Software

Human Resources and Labor Relations

New Faculty

We welcome the following new faculty who are joining us effective August 27, 2019:

  • Dr. Parisa Assassi Health, Physical Education & Dance
  • Dr. Carolina Chaves-O'Flynn Foreign Languages & Literatures
  • Dr. Charissa Che English
  • Dr. Rondi Davies Biological Sciences & Geology
  • Professor Michael DeMarco Social Sciences
  • Dr. Elaine Friedman Speech Communication & Theatre Arts
  • Professor Ari Fulton Speech Communication & Theatre Arts
  • Professor Violet Jones Speech Communication & Theatre Arts
  • Dr. Qin Li Social Sciences
  • Dr. Stephanie Rost History
  • Professor Madeline Ruggiero Library
  • Dr. Keba Sylla Social Sciences
  • Dr. Ronald Van Cleef History
  • Dr. Mark Zelcer Social Sciences
  • The following faculty members have retired effective Fall 2019:
  • Dr. Cheryl Bluestone Social Sciences
  • Professor Karen Grant Business
  • Professor Devin McKay Library
  • Professor Margaret Stroehlein Nursing
  • Dr. Magdalena Bogacka-Rode has resigned from her faculty position in the English Department.
  • Dr. Courtnay Konshuh has resigned from her faculty position in the History Department.
  • Bonnie Cook, Director of the Student Learning Center, retired over the summer.
  • MacArthur Marshall, Strategic Contracts and Sourcing Director, retired.
  • Pat Canale resigned from her position as Registrar to take a position outside of CUNY.
  • Vice President Denise Ward has left the College due to retirement.
  • We welcome Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.
  • Alexandra Pyak has been named Assistant Administrator of ASAP.

It is with sadness that we report the passing of our colleagues, John Gilleaudeau, Social Sciences, and Sylvia Svitak, Mathematics & Computer Science.

Institutional Advancement Events Report

Office of Institutional Advancement

The College will be honoring employees with continuous service who have worked twenty (20), thirty (30), forty (40) and fifty (50) years at the Celebration of Service to be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union. This year we are inducting 27 faculty, staff and adjuncts into the “20-year Association”. Five (5) faculty and staff members will be recognized for their thirty (30) years of service to Queensborough; three (3) faculty members will be recognized for their forty (40) years of service and one (1) faculty member (Antoinette Peragine) will be recognized for her fifty (50) years of service to Queensborough.

Art Gallery

  • September 5, 2019 – September 27, 2019

    Reclaiming the Vision by artist CC Yang presents a unified view of the interconnected segments of society and the physical environment in which it functions. This is accomplished by exhibiting CC Yang's work related to politics, religion, art history, the environment and global harmony.

Kupferberg Holocaust Center

  • Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island:

    Special Tour with Curatorial Team

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Join the curators of Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art on a guided tour through the Kupferberg Holocaust Center's new exhibition, on view throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. Bringing together sixteen (16) artists from across the continent, Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island interweaves the government-sanctioned atrocities of the past with the continued resilience of the first peoples of this land. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about the process of how the exhibition came together firsthand from co-curator and QCC's Art and Design department faculty member, Kat Griefen. There will be a short Q & A following the tour.

  • Mass Democracy and the New Populist Challenge

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    The United States and various European countries have been experiencing a similar rise in populist authoritarian movements sparking new research and debates concerning what constitutes authoritarianism. Dr. Adam Leudtke, Assistant Professor of Political Science at QCC-CUNY, and Belinda Cooper, adjunct professor at both New York University's Center for Global Affairs and Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, will explore authoritarianism as it relates to current populist movements. This is the first event of the 2019-2020 KHC/National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, Authoritarianism on the Continuum: Complicity, Opposition and Dissent, organized by KHC Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Julia Rothenberg, Associate Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences department at QCC-CUNY.

  • Artists Respond to Authoritarianism

    Monday, October 7, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Artists have been responding to governmental action across the world throughout history. Focusing on artist responses to repression, state aggression, and authoritarianism in places like the United States, the Middle East, and other parts of the world, this event will investigate both the past and present. Cannupa Hanska Luger, Native American artist and cultural activist, whose current work, Mirror Shield Project, is on view at the KHC will be present, as will Greg Sholette, artist, author, and professor of Art and Policy at Queens College-CUNY. Both speakers will discuss their work with activist art, and the ever-changing relationship between art, activism, and government. This is the second event of the KHC/NEH 2019-2020 Colloquium: Authoritarianism on the Continuum.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC)

  • Sunday, September 22, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.

    Zalmen Mlotek's Magical World of Yiddish Song

    The theater world is abuzz with the incredible success of the Yiddish language production of Fiddler On the Roof (Fidler Afn Dakh), directed by Joel Grey, musical direction by Zalmen Mlotek. Aside from his masterful role as the musical director, Zalmen Mlotek was one of the visionary forces who made this theatrical "miracle of miracles" come to be. The world of Yiddish song is indeed magical in its role in Jewish life throughout the past 2 centuries. Zalmen Mlotek's Magical World of Yiddish Song is an enriching, enlightening and highly entertaining program, with Mr. Mlotek at the piano and fantastic singers. Now, with the highly successful Fiddler Afn Dakh, a new chapter is added to this rich cultural history, sponsored in part by NYC Council Speaker Cory Johnson and the Queens Delegation of the NYC Council and presented in collaboration with the Kupferberg Holocaust Center.

    Presented at St. John's University, Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. (Note earlier start time)

    Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll

    With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway's greatest musicals, as well as popular Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever! From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940's, through the glory years of the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and early ‘80s, Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll combines fascinating stories with exciting performances to pay tribute to the iconic rockers including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and rock groups like The Beatles, The Beach Boys and many others. Presented at St. John's University, Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439

    Enrichment at QPAC is an exciting initiative serving the unique needs of the education and theatre communities by connecting professional artists with aspiring artists in an effort to provide cultural and artistic opportunities to QCC's own students.

  • Wednesdays: QCC DANCE ENRICHMENT!

    FOR QCC STUDENTS ONLY! FREE OF CHARGE

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Wednesday workshops run for 5 (five) weeks and take place inside the Student Union on the campus of Queensborough Community College.

    Fall: 5-week session:

  • Wednesdays: September 25, 2019 – October 30, 2019

    GOTTA DANCE – KIDS EDITION!

    QPAC's Broadway Dance-Along Workout Challenge for Kids!

    10 Sessions - five sessions in the fall and 5 sessions in the spring.

    September 21, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    September, 28, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    October 5, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    October 12, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    October 19, 2019 – 11:0

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.