Woodhaven’s Mauricio Pericon—who is the assistance design editor of The Ithacan college newspaper—was awarded for his work and inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Hall of Fame at the National College Media Convention in Dallas on Nov. 8.
Howard Beach’s Taylor Moss and Douglston’s Elizabeth Lohle have received the National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation scholarship in recognition of their leadership, community service and scholastic achievement. Moss and Lohle were two of 32 students from across the country to receive the award, which is based on academic merit and financial need. The recipients are all children of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
Forest Hills’ Our Lady Queens of Martyrs Church, located at 110-06 Queens Blvd., will host its annual Christmas concert at 4 p.m. on Dec. 10. Concert highlights will include a portion of Handel’s “Messiah” and performances by Geraldine McMillan, Dory Schultz and Vaughn Fritts. The second half of the concert will feature popular Christmas songs. Admission is $30 for general seating and $10 for children, ages 12 and below. Tickets will be available on the day of the performance. To order in advance, call (718) 268-6251.
Flushing’s Nini Fan, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in molecular biology and business administration and marketing at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus, is working on research involving DNA sequencing, immunology and developmental biology. She developed a concept for a genomic sequencing core facility, which is a biotechnology contact research organization staffed by a team of experienced scientists and entrepreneurs. As a result, LIU’s Brooklyn campus has been chosen to participate in the highly selective Innovation Corps program that is administered by the New York City Regional Innovation Node for the National Science Foundation.