Focus On Queens, Jan. 16

Christopher Constantino, executive director of Elmhurst Hospital Center, has been named the senior vice president of the Queens Health Network, which includes Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens Hospital Center and several primary care clinics.
He will retain his position at Elmhurst Hospital.

Army National Guard Pvt. Carlos U. Mendoza has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills.
Mendoza is the son of Miguel Mendoza of Corona and Jane Reinhardt of Wisconsin.

Air National Guard Airman Maurice Kemp graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Kemp is a 2000 graduate of Aviation High School, Long Island City.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Geneseo. They include:
Jackson Heights: Daria Craciun.
Maspeth: Cynthia Chan, Sarah Yo.
Middle Village: Pierce Krauland, Cindy Lin, Sarah Prieto.
Ridgewood: Jonathan Cardona.
Jamaica: Marylen Santos.
South Richmond Hill: Miguel Baique, Carolann Cely, Nicola Mohan.

Air National Guard Airman Curt A. Abdool graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Abdool is the son of Angela and Conrad Abdool of South Ozone Park and is a 2005 graduate of Aviation High School in Long Island City.

Shrisha Maskey of Woodside was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H.

Gustavo Morales of Ridgewood was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury.

Wenjun Qu of East Elmhurst and Tony Perez of Woodside were named to the President’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Institute of Technology.

Edward Yang M.D. has been named chief of orthopaedics at Mount Sinai Queens. He previously served as regional director of orthopaedic surgery at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

Randsel Brannum of Jamaica was named to the Dean’s Honors List for the spring 2013 semester at Connecticut College in New London, Conn.

Emma Lee Lobenhofer of Astoria and Jieke Jin of Corona were named to the President’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Potsdam.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Potsdam. They include:
Corona: Krystal Quero.
Long Island City: Sebastian Howard.
Middle Village: Steven Torres.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
George Morales of Corona, serving with the 107th Military Police Company, is promoted to private.
Vincent Acevedo of Glendale, serving with the Company B, 1-69th Infantry, is promoted to private.
Michael Camacho of Long Island City, serving with the Company C, 1-69th Infantry, is promoted to private first class.
Reid Garcia of Corona, serving with the Company F (Forward Support Company Infantry) 427th Brigade Support Battalion, is promoted to sergeant.
Michael Alvarezalzate of Jackson Heights, serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 369th Sustainment Brigade, is promoted to specialist.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Drexel Black of Jamaica, serving with the 1569th Transportation Company, is promoted to sergeant.
Jonathan Williams of Woodhaven, serving with the 145th Maintenance Company, is promoted to private.
Aaron Diaz of Arverne, serving with the Division Signal Company, 42nd Infantry Division, is promoted to specialist.