Focus On Queens, Feb. 20

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Brockport. They include:
Bellerose Manor: Grant Pastori.
College Point: Dami Ho.
Whitestone: Jon Pezzino.

Claire Tuffey of Douglaston and Muhammad Siddiqui of Queens Village were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C.

Wishing Good Health: Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Flushing) recently celebrated Lunar New Year with residents at the Self Help Scheuer House in Flushing.

Wishing Good Health:
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Flushing) recently celebrated Lunar New Year with residents at the Self Help Scheuer House in Flushing.

Brittany Wong of Flushing was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at the University at Albany.

Daniela Porcelli of Bayside was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Dayton in Ohio.

Navy Midshipman Joyce Kim of Flushing recently selected the USS Germantown as her first ship assignment.

Local students received degrees during fall 2013 commencement ceremonies at Hofstra University in Hempstead. They include:
Bayside: Danielle Gibbs, advanced certificate in educational leadership.
Bellerose: Alia Ishak, Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance.
Douglaston: Mujda Hachil, Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies; Diana Santanello, Master’s degree in health administration.
Flushing: Michael Galati, Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in accounting; Hong Hong, Master of Business Administration degree in marketing; Maria Katsanos, Master’s degree in elementary education; Minna Loketch, Master of Science degree in school-community psychology.
Glen Oaks: Reshma Peetanu, Master of Science degree in computer science.
Little Neck: Xuan Lu, Master of Business Administration degree in marketing; Daniela Popa, Master’s degree in health administration.
Oakland Gardens: Jeffrey Fu, Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling.
Queens Village: Ayokunnumi Alabi, Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance.
Whitestone: Samantha Bergman, Master’s degree in elementary special education.

Local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Fairfield University in Connecticut. They include:
Beechhurst: Jillian Delaney.
Bellerose: Kelly Mulligan.
Whitestone: Samantha Viscovich, Nicholas Ziangas.

Thanking Seniors: Atria Kew Gardens recently held a resident appreciation event to honor local seniors. Pictured (from left) are resident host ambassador Ethel Leiman, ballroom dancercise instructor Ernie Feder and resident council president Evelyn Cutler.

Thanking Seniors:
Atria Kew Gardens recently held a resident appreciation event to honor local seniors. Pictured (from left) are resident host ambassador Ethel Leiman, ballroom dancercise instructor Ernie Feder and resident council president Evelyn Cutler.

Local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Fredonia. They include:
Bayside: Evan Zimmern.
Bellerose: Matthew Miskovsky.
Flushing: Jialin Chen, Sarah Schlesinger.  

Alexis Chamoff of Flushing was named to the Honor’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Delhi.

Alexandra Katechis of Bayside was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Buffalo State. They include:
Bayside: Britni Mignon, James Toback.
Flushing: Karla Salamea, Samantha Hoggard.
Oakland Gardens: Tyler Kaufman.
Queens Village: Ashleigh-Ann Sutherland, Felecia Malcolm.

The Alley Pond Environmental Center Board of Directors have announced a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit APEC, 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 3 at Pappazzio Restaurant, 39-38 Bell Blvd., Bayside. Tickets cost $65 and must be purchased in advance. For information or to register, call (718) 229-4000.

New York Army National Guard recently announced the promotion of members in recognition of their capacity for additional responsibility and leadership.
German Saavedra of Oakland Gardens, serving with the Company B, 642nd Support Battalion, is promoted to specialist.
Georgios Boubaris of Whitestone, serving with the Company C, 1-69th Infantry, is promoted to sergeant.
Cameo Flores of College Point, serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 369th Sustainment Brigade, is promoted to sergeant.
Leslie Farrell of Flushing, serving with the Medical Command, is promoted to major.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Delaware. They include:
Bayside: Rachel Belesi, Melissa Buchner, Kaitlin Magee, Eden Sung.
Bellerose: Chelsea Barry.
Douglaston: Julia Anastos, Lauren Gross.
Flushing: Candace Chau, Jacqueline Laurenzano, Christina Mavrikis, Tiffany Moy.
Little Neck: Kara Hammond, James Wolfin.
Whitestone: Alyssa Gruber.

Upcoming events at the Kew Gardens Community Center include:
Meditation with Sy Weber, 10 a.m. Thursdays.
Poets and writers with Mindy Lewis, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 24.
Healthy living, with Herb Kaufman, Medicare specialist, 11 a.m. Feb. 25.
The Kew Gardens Community Center is located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens. For information, call (718) 268-5960.

New York Army National Guard recently announced the promotion of members in recognition of their capacity for additional responsibility and leadership.
Marlisa Pee of Ridgewood, serving with the 145th Maintenance Company, is promoted to private first class.
Richard Aucapina of Woodside, serving with the 719th Transportation Company, is promoted to private.
Lina Mendoza of Middle Village, serving with the 719th Transportation Company, is promoted to staff sergeant.
Matthew Ackerman of Maspeth, serving with the Company A, 1-69th Infantry, is promoted to private.
Robin Fung of East Elmhurst, serving with the Company B, 642nd Support Battalion, is promoted to specialist.
Jenielyn Lopez of Middle Village, serving with the Company C, 101st Signal Battalion, is promoted to private first class.
Freddy Roman of Ridgewood, serving with the Company C,101st Signal Battalion, is promoted to private first class.
Edgard Higuera of Astoria, serving with the Joint Force Headquarters, is promoted to sergeant.

Local students are participating in the study abroad program at St. Lawrence University in Canton.
Argina Girsang of Sunnyside is studying in Jordan.
Jacqueline Grey of Astoria is studying in Australia.
Marella Romero of Jackson Heights is studying in Spain.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Delaware. They include:
Middle Village: Alexandra Fabiilli, Gregory Travers.
Woodside: Daniela Delbeau.