State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr (D-Howard Beach).will once again cosponsor a free event to provide information about the City University of New York college network to potential students.
Representatives from CUNY will be on hand at MS 137, 109-15 98th St. in Ozone Park on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to give information about the network of CUNY schools. The university officials will answer questions from aspiring students and their parents about financial aid, scholarship opportunities, student life, degree programs and other common college topics.
Army Pvt. Cryston N. Wars 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, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Wars is the daughter of Crystal G. Smith of New Caney, Texas, granddaughter of James Lollar of Brookland, Texas, and niece of Casandera M. J. Lollar of Astoria.
She is a 2015 graduate of New Caney High School, New Caney, Texas.
Daniel Corridan of Woodside is a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s soccer team, which is ranked eighth in the nation, studying Civil Engineering.
PFC Val Yankovskiy, from Long Island City, completed initial entry training in the New York Guard, the state’s uniformed volunteer emergency response force, held at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill. NY. He is assigned to the 1/56th Emergency Response Battalion, 56th Brigade of the New York Guard graduated from the Initial Entry training course.
Autumn-Raine Martinez of East Elmhurst, has been named a Peer Mentor for the fall 2015 semester. Martinez is majoring in Occupational Therapy at Alvernia University and is a graduate of Saint Francis Preparatory School.
Several SUNY Oswego students from the area took part in off-campus internships in fall 2015 through the college’s Center for Experiential Learning.
Emily M. Santos of Astoria, a senior majoring in broadcasting and mass communication, interned with Cumulus Broadcasting Co. in Syracuse.
Stacy I. Palacios of East Elmhurst, a senior majoring in biology, interned with Port of Oswego in Oswego.
The Center for Experiential Learning at Oswego places students in internships and career awareness opportunities that allow them to earn college credits while garnering valuable life experience.
Merrideth Maley of Maspeth, a senior business administration major in the School of Business at Ithaca College, is the recipient of the Raquib Zaman Presidential Scholar.
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.
Specialist Johnathan Rios from Woodside has reenlisted to continue service with the 442nd Military Police Company.
Staff Sergeant Marcos Ozuna from Jackson Heights has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A (Distribution), 427th Brigade Support Battalion.
Staff Sergeant Jesus Aquino from Corona has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 427th Brigade Support Battalion.
First Sergeant Robert Ravert from Middle Village has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Combat Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division.
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Nalika Soreng 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. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Soreng is the daughter of Marie and William Soreng of Saint Albans. She is also the sister of Elizabeth Soreng and wife of Tarlok Singh.
The airman graduated in 2012 from the Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates., and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2015 from Hofstra University, Hempstead.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Sean I. Wilson 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. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Wilson is the son of Ruth R. Sinclair of New Windsor, N.Y., and brother of Sharrief A. Wilson of Accokeek, Md., and Saquan A. Wilson of Alexandria, Va.
He is a 2008 graduate of Bayside High School, Bayside.
The following students graduated from the University of New Haven in May 2015:
Peter Derosa of Bayside and Louis Rizzo and Joseph Totino of Whitestone.