Kimberly Estil, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif., has graduated from the Cadet Leader Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, Ky. CLC is a 30-day summer training event focused on training cadets to solve complex leadership issues and problems at the company level.
Cadets arrive at CLC with a baseline of military skill sets; the cadets also have developed critical thinking and problem solving abilities during the academic years. CLC builds upon the work accomplished on campus and develops the cadet’s small unit leadership ability in a tactical environment.
The leadership experience supports continued cadet development during the senior year of the program. Cadets usually attend CLC between their junior and senior years of college, and they must complete the course to qualify for commissioning. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve.
She is a 2012 graduate of Francis Lewis High School, Flushing.
The following students have earned the Dean’s Award for academic excellence at Colgate University. This recognition is awarded to students with a 3.30 or higher term average.
Allana Edwards, Class of 2017, of Saint Albans, a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute. Chinyere Okogeri, Class of 2018, of Queens Village, a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School.
Aneal Knowles-Massiah of Laurelton is attending Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. this fall. Knowles-Massiah is studying electrical engineering.
Nils Steinbuegl of Rosedale, began as a freshman at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. last month. Steinbuegl is majoring in Game Programming.
Jamaica resident Elizabeth Marcus, a Northeastern University student majoring in Pharmacy, was recently named to the University’s dean’s list for the spring semester, which ended in May 2015.
More than 1,400 freshmen joined the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute community on Aug. 31, the first day of classes. They include:
Roshaun Brady of Springfield Gardens, Gabriella Bruno of Queens Village and Emily Giff of Jamaica.
Ronel A. Puello of Rego Park earned his bachelor of arts degree in creative writing from SUNY Oswego in August.
Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.
Sergeant First Class Ryan Bhoorasingh from Jamaica, has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A, Recruiting and Retention.Private First Class Jean Joseph from Cambria Heights, has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A, 1-69th Infantry. Specialist Alex Chiqui from Queens Village, has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3-142nd Aviation. Master Sergeant Talbert Gardner from St. Albans, has reenlisted to continue service with the 1569th Transportation Company.
Davenport University has announced that Ainsley Simpson of Springfield Gardens has been named to the President’s List for the Spring/Summer 2015 Semester. The President’s List recognizes top students who excel with outstanding academic performance. To achieve recognition, a student must maintain a minimum 3.8 grade point average while enrolled in at least nine credits of regular coursework.
Local student Ariscell Tavarez, the daughter of Aracelis C. Cepeda of Far Rockaway, a 2013 graduate of the Brooklyn Latin School, was named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the semester ending in April 2015. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher. She is majoring in East Asian studies at Bates.
Brittney Burgess of Rosedale was among 20 Nazareth College Music and Musical Theatre students in chorus for Josh Groban’s upstate New York tour stops.
Sergeant Steadman Blake from Far Rockaway has reenlisted to continue service with the 1569th Transportation Company.
Sergeant Corey Hines from Jamaica has reenlisted to continue service with the 4th Finance Detachment.
Specialist Roni Ahmed from Hollis has reenlisted to continue service with the 7th Finance Detachment.
Sergeant Kenneth Burris from Far Rockaway has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 369th Sustainment Brigade.
The River Fund is collecting donations of candy to hand out to children this Halloween. Donations can be brought to The River Fund, 89-11 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill. Any questions or comments, (718) 441-1125