SUNY Potsdam has announced that several Queens graduates earned their degrees during the school’s commencement ceremony on May 20. Graduates include Bayside’s Rejene Jessiekris Alima (who received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology), Fresh Meadows’ Danielle Sandow (who received a bachelor of arts degree in literature/writing), Woodside’s George Coste (who received a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication) and Alvaro Penaherrera (who received a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication), East Elmhurst’s Ashley Delgado (who graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology), Woodhaven’s Christopher Li (who graduated with a bechlor of arts degree in chemistry), Rockaway Park’s Alaina Dochylo (who graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies, English and creative writing), Far Rockaway’s Frederick Wilmot (who graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and criminal justice studies) and Arverne’s Felicia Thompson (who graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in theater).
Several Queens students who attend Wesleyan University were honored during a reception on May 10 for their academic work and received prizes, scholarships and fellowships. Oakland Gardens’ Nancy Tang was given the White Prize, which awards work in economics, while Fresh Meadows’ Grace Wong received the Monroe Prize, which is given annually to a Wesleyan sophomore or junior who submits the best scholarly essay in the field of African-American studies. Rockaway Beach’s Mya Rodriguez-Valentin received the Student Organization of the Year prize, which is awarded for excellence in sustaining leadership, active members and programmatic efforts that contribute to the school’s community, while Long Island City’s Hanna Morales received the Hawk Prize, which is awarded to students who have performed effective work in biochemistry.
The New York National Guard has announced that several Queens soldiers have reenlisted—including Flushing’s Private First Class Nataly Burgos (who will continue service with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion) and Sergeant Yong Mun (who will continue with the 7th Finance Detachment), East Elmhurst’s Specialist Ronald Roldan (who will continue with Company B, 101st Signal Battalion), Rockaway’s Staff Sergeant Glinory Michel (who will continue with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion) and Far Rockaway’s Sergeant Jonah Conyers (who will continue with the 222nd Chemical Company).