Honors Convocation (2011)

Honors Convocation (2011)


(audience applauding) – Good evening ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to Queensborough
Community College’s annual Honors Convocation. I’m Dr. Karen Steel,
interim Vice President for academic affairs and it is my pleasure and honor to serve as master of ceremonies at this important event. To begin, please allow me to introduce the college administrators, faculty, and sponsor
comprising the stage party for tonight’s awards event. I would ask you please
to hold your applause until I’ve introduced all of them. Our Interim President,
Dr. Diane Bova Call. (audience applauding) Oh yes clap for the president
and then wait for the rest. (audience applauding) Our Vice President for Student Affairs, Ms. Ellen Hartigan. (audience applauding) Vice President for
Institutional Advancement, Ms. Rosemary Zins. (audience applauding) Vice President for Finance
and Administration, Ms. Sherry Newcomb. (audience applauding) Dean for Human Resources
and Labor Relations, Ms. Liza Larios. (audience applauding) Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Paul Jean-Pierre. (audience applauding) Associate Dean for Academic
and Institutional Research, Dr. Paul Marchese. (audience applauding) This one is such a long
title but it’s got it here. Dr. Arthur Cordetti who is Associate Dean for Accreditation Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness. (audience applauding) Ms. Michelle Cuomo who is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. (audience applauding) Okay, we’ll, we have Dr. Sharon Lawrunreen who is the Chair of the Academic
Senate Awards Committee, Awards and Scholarships Committee. (audience applauding) Dr. Jeffery Kernet who is the Chair Person of Basic Educational Skills. (audience applauding) You’re Ms. Katane? This is Ms. Virginia Katane
who is an Awards Sponsor. (audience applauding) Thank you. Dr. Jung Kim who is the Chair Person of the Health, Physical
Education, and Dance Department. (audience applauding) Dr. Erngard Carl who is an Awards Sponsor. (audience applauding) And former Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in Chemistry. Dr. Susan Kerenie who is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry. (audience applauding) Dr. Jean Galvin who’s the Chief Librarian. (audience applauding) Mr. Ben Frearie who is
the Head of Services for Students with Disabilities. (audience applauding) Dr. Jonas Fallock, Chair
Person of Business. (audience applauding) Now it’s Carmona, Professor Carmona from
the Biology Department. (audience applauding) Professor Stewart Aser,
Chair Person of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technology Department. (audience applauding) Professor Dr. Ensela,
sorry, Antinella Asani who is the Chair Person
of the Foreign Languages and Literature’s Department. (audience applauding) Dr. Ernest Hart who is
Administrative Assistance in the Office of Academic Affairs. (audience applauding) Dr. Margo Edlin who is Faculty Fellow in the Office of Academic Affairs. (audience applauding) Way over there, that is Mr. Arthur Perkins who is Assistant Dean for Facilities. (audience applauding) And an Architect. Ms. Denise Ward who is the Dean for Continuing Education
and Workforce Development. (audience applauding) This is a long list isn’t it? (audience laughing) Okay let’s see. Oh I’ll start from this end because I can see this end better. This is Professor Amirita, Meredith Young who is an Award Sponsor. (audience applauding) Professor Lisa Yonker from the Speech and Communication Theater Arts Department. (audience applauding) Dr. James Valentino, Chair Person of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Design Drafting Department. (audience applauding) Dr. Hilmar Visoni, Chair Person
of the History Department. (audience applauding) Dr. Paris Veronas, (audience screaming)
(audience applauding) Honors Program and PTK
and a few other things. Dr. Howard Sporn from the Mathematics and Computer Science Department who just announced today wonderful awards for math students at Queensborough. Oh yes, Dr. Julia Rofenburg from the Social Sciences Department. (audience applauding) Professor Bob Rogers, Chair
Person of Art and Design. (audience applauding) Dr. Kip Montgomery, Chair Person of Music. (audience applauding) Let me see, oh, Professor
Ann Marie Menendez, Chair Person of Nursing. (audience applauding) That’s Bill Marsh right? Okay that’s Dr. Bill Marsh in English. (audience applauding) Is that it, is there somebody? Oh she’s over there, she
doesn’t have a hat so I didn’t. (laughs) Sherrell Lavigne, and she’s the President of the Queensborough Alumni Association. (audience applauding) For all of our sponsors,
a very special thanks to you for choosing
Queensborough Community College for your support for
making this event happen and for helping our students
reach greater heights. And a very gracious thank you
to the administrative staff who worked very hard on this program, especially Carol Lemant, Milly Kante, Ogal Salamanka, Tim Hillis, Bonnie Cook, and the Tutors of the
Student Learning Center. (audience applauding) It is now my pleasure
to invite to the podium for the purpose of
making welcoming remarks, our Interim President Dr. Diane Call. (audience applauding) – Thank you Dr. Steel. Good evening, it’s so wonderful to have all of you here with us to celebrate our wonderful students who are here receiving honors
across the disciplines. This is an annual event for us
and it’s a very special one. We have 15,000 students
or so who attend here. What you see here on the stage, and members of our honor society represent the very best students. And as you can see, they’re a
very select group of students. And I congratulate them on
all their accomplishments. (audience applauding) Our students are, we believe
extraordinarily special. Their road to academic
success is not always easy, but they persist. It’s an incredible
characteristic of our students. Their determination and the other characteristics they share. Extraordinary faculty, among the best I believe in the country. And I’m sure they appreciate the support of their faculty as mentors and teachers. They also probably
share friends and family who are very supportive. And I wanna thank on
behalf of our students, each and everyone of you who has made their journey a little bit easier. But make no mistake, they’ve earned this on
their own definitely. This evening celebrates
a number of things. Often I meet students
in this very auditorium when they first begin. And so it’s kind of fitting
that one of their last stops on their journey to graduation one hopes is back in this theater to be honored. Community Colleges such as Queensborough provide an extraordinary opportunity. For some students it’s with the goal of going on to University. For others it’s going
on to the world of work. We offer both pathways. And we offer what we believe to be an extraordinarily
personalized experience and support services for our students. Several years ago we began a concept of freshmen academies. And we have six of them. You’ll see the banners on the side. It’s getting to the point now where I’m sure many of our students began in Fall 2009 as members of the academy. How many of you began in
one of our six academies? Yes, okay, you’re barreling
along which is really great. Our intent there was to make sure that students had a good
experience and succeeded. We are a very special institution
for a number of reasons. We’ve been recognized for
our freshmen academies and for the success of
our faculty and students by the American Association
of Colleges and Universities, and the MetLife Foundation. Last Summer we were named
a leadership institution in supporting Community
College success and graduation. We’re one of 12 colleges
in The United States to receive that honor and there are over 1,200 community colleges. So clearly this is an
extraordinarily talented institution and it’s populated by some of the best students we’ll ever see. (audience applauding) Community colleges are very
important in The United States. And over 45% of the
students attending college in The United States
attend a community college. We’re very significant in making sure that people have access to education and an opportunity for a better life. College is a very different world. To be successful one must be
disciplined and determined. And as you’ll meet each
of our award winners, you’ll know that they have demonstrated extraordinary
academic ability, personal discipline and determination. I want you to please join in a clap to congratulation them
as a group before we meet them individually. And I’d also like to give my thanks to the sponsors of this evening’s awards. Our friends, our alumns
who have been so special and been so supportive. So I thank you for coming and joining in this great celebration. And I hope you’ll enjoy meeting each one of our incredible students. Thank you. (audience applauding) – Thank you Dr. Cole. We’ll now move ahead with the conferring of departmental and special
individual awards, honors. And Dean Quomo will
announce the conferring of departmental awards. – Thank you Dr. Steel. I’m honored to be here
on this joyous occasion. Honorees, when you come
up to accept your reward, please stand in front until all the awards from each department are conferred, so we can have a moment
to take your picture and to celebrate you. Please take your time coming up. Please come up along the
sides and just take your time. Professor Bob Rogers, Chair of
the Art and Design Department will present the Department’s
Excellence in Art Award to Hannah Wayne and Raiko Ohmi. (audience applauding) Congratulations to you both. (audience applauding) Dr. Jefferey Kernit, Chair of the Basic Educational
Skills department will present the Basic Educational Skills award to Jean Nixon Bertrand. (audience applauding) He’s not here yet, well congratulations to Jean Nixon Bertrand,
we’ll hear more from him. He’s received many awards today. Dr. Naydo Carmona will
present the Department of Biological Science and Geology Awards. The Award for Excellence
in the Biological Sciences is presented to Natalia Willick. (audience applauding) The Dr. Tracy Ganes Jeffery’s
Health Sciences Award is presented to Jang Mang. (audience applauding) The Dr. Edith Lee and Herbet
Schnall Endowed Scholarship is presented to Elena Santos. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the Biological Sciences
Department Award recipients. (audience applauding) The next rewards are related
to the Department of Business. We’ll have two different presenters, but we ask that all
awardees stand until we recognized all the Business Department. The Queens County Chapter
International Association of Administrative Professional Awards will be presented by Ms. Virginia
Katane, sponsor of the award. The Queens County Chapter
International Association of Administrative Professionals Award to an outstanding business
student in the Office of Administration and Technology Program is awarded to Bula Holly Logan. (audience applauding) The Department of Businesses Awards will be conferred by Dr. Jonas
Fallock, Chair of the Department. (audience applauding) The Department of Business
Award for Academic Excellence and Accounting is presented
to Jean Nixon Betrand. (audience applauding) The Department of Business
Award for academic excellent in Business Administration
Transfer Program is presented to Andre Simms. (audience applauding) The Department of Business
Award for academic excellence in Management is
presented to Taya Valerie. (audience applauding) The academic excellence
in Office Administration and Technology is
presented to Mandy Cowher. (audience applauding) The Harry Berlin Award is
rewarded to Marrio Del’Morel. (audience applauding) The Dorris Cats Memorial Scholarship Award to an outstanding graduating
accounting student who has achieved academic
success in English 101 and 102, Speech 211, Social Sciences and History electives is
presented to Princess De’Melabot. (audience applauding) The Helen Crismon Memorial
Award is presented to Mandy Pakower. (audience applauding) The Henry Winkler Scholarship Award is presented to Michael Leneziare. (audience applauding) The Ava Brobo Alumni Award to
a Graduating Business student in an Associate and Applied
Science Degree Program is presented to Paul Lewis for Accounting. (audience applauding) Li Chu for Business
Administration Transfer Program, and Michael McDonald for
Computer Information Systems. (audience applauding) The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants award to a graduating student with
the highest grade point average in Accounting Courses is
presented to Jean Nixon Betrand. (audience applauding) The Roberta Rosenbell
Memorial Scholarship Award to an outstanding and
persevering female student in a Business Program who
has been an active member of the community is
awarded to Mobena Noads. (audience applauding) The Michael Elliot Schwarts
Memorial Certificate Award for Community Service
by a business student is presented to Illia Barabodsa. (audience applauding) The Doctor Sydney J. White
Memorial Scholarship Award for the outstanding student in the Business Administration
Transfer Program is presented to Menucha Laendre. (audience applauding) Congratulations to all the Business
Department award recipients. (audience applauding) The next awards that
will be presented will be Department of Chemistry Awards. Again, they’ll be several presenters. I invite all chemistry
students to stay up front until we have bestowed
all chemistry awards. The Ermguard F. Carl Award for Excellence in Introductury College
Chemistry is being presented by Dr. Carl herself who
is Professor Amarita of Chemistry and former Associate
Dean of Academic Affairs. The Ermguard F. Carl Award is
presented to Daniel Nuvova. (audience applauding) Dr. Paris Varones,
Professor of Chemistry will present the Paris Varones
scholarship awards. This years recipients are May
Mayatmo and Fatima Nazmudine. (audience applauding) The Department of Chemistry awards will be presented by Dr. Susan
Kerenie, Chair of the Department. (audience applauding) The Anatoll Mancots Scholarship Awards are presented to Keven
Chavez and Margaery Moralis. (audience applauding) The Rose Mancot Memorial
Award is presented to Sharda Jogdayo. (audience applauding) The Doctor Jaime Lee Rizzo Award for excellence in undergraduate research is presented to Sharon Romati. (audience applauding) The Professor Frank S. Rudo Awards for excellence in chemistry
and the environment are presented to Samantha
Dancler and Genesis Flerentino. (audience applauding) The Doctor Edwards Sarlo
Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry is
presented to John Yun Kim. (audience applauding) The Bellvader Mancot Awards for excellence in undergraduate research are presented to Esther An, Mario
Bel’Duche, Julia Boroday, Susan Boodo, Rebecca Chow, Sharda Jogdayo, Marriene Jelise, Rihanna
Cane, Daniel Leforet, May Mietmo, Fatima
Moslimani, Fatima Nesumodene, Stephania Sallerbooks, Andre
Smithson, Engred Venegess, Esler Yang, Shao Mei Yei. (audience applauding) The Walter Zozolone Memorial
Award for excellence in general and organic
chemistry is presented to John Yun Kim. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the Department of Chemistry award recipients. (audience applauding) (audience applauding) The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technology awards will be presented by Professor Stewart Aser, Chair of the Department. The ECET Department awards are presented to Jeremy Lorenzi and Jon Min Yi. (audience applauding) The Joesph P Idela Memorial
Award in recognition of academic achievement and
service to the department is presented to Dane Burkett. (audience applauding) The Mirobrumneck Memorial
Award in recognition of academic achievement and
service to the department is presented to Sanje Thocker. (audience applauding) The Martin J. Harrowitz Memmorial Award in recognition of academic excellence and service to the department is presented to Michael Gallilove. (audience applauding) The Foreign Student scholarship award is presented to Sanje Thocker. (audience applauding) The Professor Gabriel
Kosoro award in recognition of excellence in the ETCT curriculum is presented to Jose Ramirez. (audience applauding) The Professor Lewis Nasileski award in recognition of excellence in the ETCT telecommunications technology or new media curriculum is
presented to Ann Marie Shauderry. (audience applauding) The Pesquali Severaze Award
in recognition of excellence in the area of ET is
presented to Erik Haskins and Merriam Wadude. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the ECET
Department award recipients. (audience applauding) (audience laughter) Thank you. (audience applauding) The Department of English awards will be presented by Dr. William Marsh, Assistant Professor of English. (audience applauding) The Doctor Arnold Isrelski Awards for academic excellence
by an evening student are presented to Anya Andrews,
Sicily Scott, and Julius Su. (audience applauding) The Robert D. Crosure Memorial Awards for outstanding achievement
in literature and writing are presented to Esther An, David Buckner, Tadiana Kovarina, and Charles Lester. (audience applauding) The Shina Gillespie Awards are presented to Danny Dupant and Roselyn Joshua. (audience applauding) The Haddy Jacobawitz Memorial Awards for outstanding journalist
non-fiction writing are presented to
Cassandra Moore, Julie Na, Sarah Nachvi, Sophia
Petsus, and Sayed Shaw, Excuse me, Sarah Nachvi, and
Sophia Petsus, and Sayed Shaw. (audience applauding) The Marsha V. Kites Awards
for outstanding achievement in literature and writing are presented to Daisy Mendez, Samantha
Svezia, and Amanda Corrage. (audience applauding) The Caroline B. Raphael
Awards for students who started by taking an ESL class are presented to Jay Bi,
Jintsu Lee, and Wendon Lee. (audience applauding) The Herberts Sights Awards are presented to Larissa Mandez and Jasmine Tavarez. (audience applauding) The Smithlang Troughmen Awards
for outstanding achievement in literature and writing are presented to Michelle Drosdic, and Cassandra Taylor. (audience applauding) The Linda Stanley Award is
presented to Henry Sigaley. (audience applauding) The Harold Stolermen Award
for excellence in English are presented to Agogo Okrakoto, Allison Rivera, and Shuwyabe Uden. (audience applauding) The Meredith Young Scholarship Endowments are presented to Linda
Etensia, and Voor Clarke. (audience applauding) We thank Dr. Meredith
Young, Professor Amarita, Basic Educational Skills,
and Mr. Morton Young for the sponsorship of this award and their long-standing
continued support of the college. Congratulations to the Department of English Honors Awards recipients. (audience applauding) The Department of Foreign
Language and Literature Awards are presented by Dr. Antinella Ansani, Chair of the Department. (audience applauding) The Departmental Award
for Excellence in Chinese is presented to Layla Faisulahoglu. (audience applauding) The Departmental Award
for Excellence in French is presented to Louise Rodrigo Belanos. (audience applauding) The Departmental Award
for Excellence in German is presented Hogan Levverman. The Departmental Award
for Excellence in Hebrew is presented to Kenny Ayala. (audience applauding) The Departmental Award
for Excellence in Italian is presented to Veronica Monty. (audience applauding) The Departmental Award
for Excellence in Spanish is presented to Andre Sims. (audience applauding) (audience applauding) Congratulations to the Foreign Languages and Literature Award recipients. (audience applauding) The Department of Health,
Physical Education, and Dance Awards will be
presented by Dr. Jung Kim, Chair of the Department. (audience applauding) The Outstanding Athlete rewards are presented to Jarali Middleton, Jessie Freedmen, and Danielle Lockhart. (audience applauding) The Scholar Athletes rewards are presented to Robins Beyenami, Johnathon Castio, Lisa Kerner, and Jasmin Perez. (audience applauding) The Joanne Bloomen Scholar Athlete Award is presented to Robins Beyenami. (audience applauding) The Carol J. Bosich Sportsmanship
and Humanitarian Award is presented to Alicia Barrow. (audience applauding) The Frank Egen Service
Leadership Participation Award is presented to Dominique Williams. The Mary Jean Arrario Scholarship is presented Sandi Requenoem. (audience applauding) The Evelyn Carlin Award is
presented to Mariaka Pierre. (audience applauding) The Robert F. Kennedy Award
is presented to Lisa Kerner. (audience applauding) The Murial Mannings Award is
presented to Selena Cambol. (audience applauding) The Steve Wineguard Scholar Athlete Award is presented to Notada Gitgavipak. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the
Health, Physical Education, and Dance award recipients. (audience applauding) The Department of History Award will be presented by Dr. Gilmore
Visoni, Chair of the Department. (audience applauding) The John W. Manigolt
Memorial Award is presented to Monique Argento. (audience applauding) Congratulations to Monique. (audience applauding) The Department of Mathematics
and Computer Sciences Awards will be presented by Dr. Howard Sporn, Assistant Professor of
Mathematics and Computer Sciences. (audience applauding) The Sydney Erik Memorial Award is presented to Wewani Botayhu. (audience applauding) The Allen Barns Award is
presented to Minshu Sun. The Anthony Bare Award is
presented to Orbon Brown. (audience applauding) The Saundra Farber Memorial
Award is presented to Lin Han. The Bert Clyman Award is
presented to Andre Smithson. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the Mathematics and Computer Science Award recipients. (audience applauding) The Department of Mechanical
Engineering Technology and Design Drafting
Awards will be presented by Dr. James Valentino,
Chair of the Department. (audience applauding) The Cade Architecture Award
for outstanding achievement in architectural design is
presented to Diana Martinez. (audience applauding) The Clythe M. Hart Award for excellence in mechanical engineering technology is presented to Wy Nane. The Harold E. Levenson
Award for excellence in design drafting is
presented to Lawrence Lee. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the
Mechanical Engineering Technology and Design Drafting award recipients. (audience applauding) Thank you. (audience applauding) The Department of Music Awards will be presented by Dr. Kip Montgomery,
Chair of the Department. (audience applauding) The Chorus Program Award is
presented to Cathleen Wickman. (audience applauding) The Concert Program Award is presented to Pesquall Alrajo. (audience applauding) The Julius Powman Memorial Scholarship is presented to Jonathon Powmeate. (audience applauding) The Takiyana Schwartsflat Memorial Award is presented to Lilliana Pardo. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the
Music award recipients. (audience applauding) The Department of Nursing Awards will be presented by Ann Marie
Menendez, Chair of the Department. (audience applauding) The Alumni Association
Ruth Bloomenfell Awards are presented to Drumedi
Pitel, Trisha Myorga, and Andreya Ricodo. (audience applauding) The Alumni Association
Burnedett Robo Awards are presented to Constantine Checka, Olga Goldworm, and Marielle Colloso. (audience applauding) The Alumni Humanity Awards are
presented to Carolina Duke, Andres Ashavari, and
Stravina Thomaskirksey. (audience applauding) The Irene M. Batista Award
is presented to Linda Sarr. (audience applauding) The Eva Bobro Nursing
Scholarship Endowments are presented to Cathleen
O’Connel and Pisquali Pisculo. (audience applauding) The Roseanne Dikehart Memorial Awards are presented to Christine
Chang and Cammi Mohan. (audience applauding) The Dorothy Easton Award
is presented to Abby Wuhl. (audience applauding) The Marielline Matthews Memorial Nursing Scholarship Endowments are presented to Lachmy
Sipriana, and Shannon James. (audience applauding) The Helen G. Mother Award
is presented to Thomas Ensi. (audience applauding) The Nursing Department
Awards are presented to Amanda Thinisine and Cathleen O’Connel. (audience applauding) The Student Nurses Association Award is presented to Amanda Thinisine. (audience applauding) The Professor Mary Zimmerman
Memorial Scholarships are presented to George
Fundenia and Shezia Khan. (audience applauding) The Rowell Wallemburg Scholarship Award is presented to Jean Charles Rucilande. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the
Nursing Award recipients. (audience applauding) Thank you. (audience applauding) The Department of Physics Awards will be presented by Dr. Paul Markase, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Institutional Advancement,
and Professor of Physics. (audience applauding) The Harry Schneider Award
for excellence in Physics is presented to Sue Jang. (audience applauding) The Harry Schneider Award
for excellence in Astronomy is presented to Mina Shin. (audience applauding) (audience applauding) Congratulations. (audience applauding) The Department of Social
Sciences Awards will be presented by Dr. Julia Rofenburg, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences. (audience applauding) Chun Shikong Memorial Scholarships are presented to Pamela
Demato, and Jung Fan. (audience applauding) The Neftali Levi Memorial
Scholarship Award is presented to Theresa Lahack. (audience applauding) The Mary M. McDougle Memorial Award is presented to Mario
Del’Morel, and Lynn Han. (audience applauding) The John Orth Reedle Memorial Reward is presented to Elma Ramen. (audience applauding) And the Vincent E. Smith
Memorial Scholarship is also presented to Elma Ramen. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the Social
Sciences Award recipients. (audience applauding) The Department of Speech, Communication, and Theater Awards will be presented by Professor Lisa Yonker, Assistant Professor of Speech, Communication and Theater Arts. (audience applauding) The Speech, Communication, and Theater Arts Department Service Awards are presented to Julian
Lee, and Merriom Yuresh. (audience applauding) The Beverly Lockwood Award for acting is presented to Phillip Savina. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the
Speech, Communication, and Theater Arts recipients. (audience applauding) The Department of Student
Affairs Awards will be presented by Dr. Sharon Lerumniring, Associate Professor of Chemistry. (audience applauding) The Ray Ricketz Memorial
Awards is presented to Cathleen Fortune. (audience applauding) Congratulations Cathleen. (audience applauding) And congratulations to all recipients of departmental awards. (audience applauding) I would like to introduce
Dr. Arthur Cordetti, Dean of Academic Affairs to the podium who will announce the conferral
of the special awards. (audience applauding) – The Alumni Awards will be
presented by Michelle Lavinge, President of the QCC Alumni Association. (audience applauding) Once again I invite all
Alumni Award recipients to remain standing until all
awards have been conferred. The Alumni Incentive Awards to students are presented to students
who are working parents and who have achieved academic excellence, and they are presented
Margaret Atinaga, Robin Wills, Shaman Gooding, and Jeremy Neland. (audience applauding) The QCC Alumni Association
Award in Social Sciences are presented to Antonio
Riscallo for Education, and Marsha Planis for Criminal Justice. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the
Alumni Award recipients. (audience applauding) You got one? Okay, thank you. Congratulations. (audience applauding) Dr. Paul Jean Pierre, Associate
Dean of Student Affairs will present the QCC Woman’s
Club Student Awards. This year they are presented
to Alani Blarekessler, Voor Clarke, and Sarah Lavinge. (audience applauding) (audience applauding) Congratulations to the recipients. (audience applauding) Mr. Benami Fryer, Director of the Office of Services for Students
with Disabilities will present the next awards
on behalf of his office. The Sydney Helper
Memorial Scholarship Award was established by a
former home-bound counselor to honor the memory of his father and is given annually to a student with disabilities who exhibits
outstanding leadership, community service or scholarship. This year the award is
presented to Gazelle Nunyez. (audience applauding) (audience applauding) The Services for Students with Disabilities Department Awards are presented in recognition
of a student’s persistence and outstanding self-advocacy
for the achievement of academic success. This year the awards are presented to Scott Himewitz and Tara Panero. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the
Students for Services with Disabilities Award recipients. (audience applauding) The Service Learning
Awards will be presented by Ms. Michelle Quoma, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs. The 2011 Service Learning Award is presented to Devindra Persode. (audience applauding) The Service Learning Leadership Award is presented to Luane Satina. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the Service
Learning Award recipients. (audience applauding) The All USA Academic Team Award is presented by Dr. Paris Sivarones, Advisor to the Phi Theta
Kappa Honors Society and Honors Program. The award sponsored by the Honors Society, USA Today, and the American Association of Community Colleges recognize, says the academic excellence
and scholarly achievement. This year the recipients are
Cathleen Coppo-Grassobrown. (audience applauding) Wait one second. The 2011 Honor Scholars Program recipients have achieved a 3.4 GPA or higher and accumulated 12 honors credits. This year the recipients are, Ester Ahn, Illia Barabotsa,
Rolan Burgia, Kevin Chavez, Rebecca Chow, Bobby
Glovin, Merriam Galize, Nadia Lam, Daniel Lafore, May
Myetmoe, Margaery Morlanis, Fatte Matnasamudene, Andre Smithson, Engred Vanegas, Ester
Jang, Ricky Lowe, Mike Dye, Andre Simms, (audience
applauding and screaming) and Julia Bordoday. (laughter) Congratulations to all
the Honors Scholars. (audience applauding) (laughter) (audience applauding) And congratulations again to all recipients of special awards. I am now please to
introduce Dr. Paul Markase, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the purpose of recognizing students who have been named to Honor Societies. (audience applauding) – Ladies and Gentlemen, initiation into a recognized Honor Society
or Special Recognition Group is based on demonstrated
and sustained achievement and represent the highest
recognitions available. It is my pleasure to recognize students who have been inducted
into these various groups during the 2009, 2010 academic year. With the students who were named this year in who’s who among students
in American Junior Colleges, please stand up. (audience applauding) Students inducted into the
Phi Theta Kappa, please stand. (audience applauding) Congratulations. Students inducted this
year into membership in the Beta Eta Chapter
of the Alpha Sigma Lambda, the National Evening Honor
Society, please stand. (audience applauding) Congratulations. Students inducted into
the Psi Beta Honor Society for Psychology, please stand. (audience applauding) Congratulations. Students inducted into the
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, please stand. (audience applauding) Students inducted into the Psi Chapter of the Alpha Beta Gamma
National Business Honor Society, please stand. (audience applauding) Congratulations. We would also like to
acknowledge the students who participated in The Federal Reserve
Challenge Team this year. The Federal Reserve Challenge Team is recognized for their efforts in a nationwide competition sponsored by the regional Federal Reserve Office. The region competed in a national final competition
last Fall in Washington D.C. And our team distinguished itself there. Team members, please
stand and be recognized. (audience applauding) Would the mentors of these
students please stand. (audience applauding) Congratulations to the
Honor Society recipients and the members of The Federal
Reserve Challenge Team. (audience applauding) – As this evening’s program concludes, I’d like to invite all of you to join us, all the awards winners and guests to join us out front of the
building for a reception. And now I’m going to
invite Ms. Madeline Posner to the podium. She’s going to lead us in singing the college’s alma matter accompanied by the James Eck Quartet. After which the stage party will proceed from the auditorium. Please rise for the
singing of the Alma Mater and remain in your seats afterwards for us to proceed, thank you. (“Queensborough Alma Mater”) (“Queensborough Alma Mater”) (“Queensborough Alma Mater”) (“Queensborough Alma Mater”) (jazz instrumental music) (“Queensborough Alma Mater”) (audience applauding) – Thank you, thank you very much.

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  1. I don't understand how events that are much less important than this are recorded with high definition cameras and yet this event wasn't? 480p is the max… are you kidding me? -.-

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