Queens Focus, July 17

Autism Car Wash Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, Chairman of the Assembly Sub- Committee on Autism retention, joined Andrew Baumann, President and CEO of New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) and dozens of volunteers at the 8th Annual NYFAC Car Wash. All proceeds raised went toward special programs and support services for families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Autism Car Wash
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, Chairman of the Assembly Sub-Committee on Autism retention, joined Andrew Baumann, President and CEO of New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) and dozens of volunteers at the 8th Annual NYFAC Car Wash. All
proceeds raised went toward special programs and support services for families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at the College of Saint
Rose in Albany. They include:
Astoria: Ashley Torres, Rosanna Sfferrazza, Christina Michaelides, Daemian Passarelli, Francisco Tamayo, Alexandra Raskin, Jeffrey Farley, Francesca Gentile-Laygo, Michael Miller, Steve Bernstein.
Corona: Linda Nelson.
East Elmhurst: Jennifer Lopez Contreras, Eric Cortes, Michael Potwardski, Karen Guzman-Brown, Michelle Frankson.
Glendale: Cindy Valentin.
Jackson Heights: Daniel Gil, James Petty.
Long Island City: Sarah Espanol.
Middle Village: Giovanna Accardo, Adriana Celis, Philip Porzio.
Ridgewood: Jessica Mondesi, Tracy Martinez, Emanuela Preda, Tracyavon Ford, Jennyvi Fajardo.
Sunnyside: Erika Romero, Lorell Chalas, Jessica Burch, Tracy Sullivan.
Woodside: Yamilette Vargas, Nathaniel Wight, Arnold Arrozal, Nermin Ozcelik, Ying Ying An.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Fairfield University in Connecticut.
They include:
Glendale: Katherine Kraus.
Maspeth: Anna Cedrowski.
Woodside: Megan Kagahastian, Alyssa Paolicelli.

Upcoming programs sponsored by the Center for the Women of New York include:
CWNY is accepting registration for a new session of the Job Club, a support group to provide information on job leads and resume writing. The group meets at Queens Borough Hall Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CWNY is accepting registration for a session of the Legal Clinic, a service that provides information and referrals to women for a variety of issues. The sessions are held at Queens Borough Hall twice a month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (718) 783-0672 or email centerwny@yahoo.com. The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors ages 60 or older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, Bingo, Wii Bowling and the center also goes to Empire City Casino once a month. The Center is located at 155-55 Crossbay Blvd. and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call (718) 738-8100.

Teina Lochan of Richmond Hill was named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester at Becker College in Worcester, Mass.

Citizenship Award On June 25, Maspeth High School held its third Annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were distributed to distinguished members of its 30 clubs in addition to over 30 academic awards. The Citizenship Award was presented to Joshua Vazquez (center).

Citizenship Award
On June 25, Maspeth High School held its third Annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were distributed to distinguished members of its 30 clubs in addition to over 30 academic awards. The Citizenship
Award was presented to Joshua Vazquez (center).

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Boston University.
They include:
Bellerose: Premdharan Meyyan, Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering.
College Point: Renee Chen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in business administration and management, cum laude.
Douglaston: Erica Morelli, Bachelor of Science degree in communications, cum laude; Valerie Capili, Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, magna cum laude; Michael Kolesnik, Master of Science degree in medical science.
Flushing: Yudi Xu, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in business administration and management; Peter Baek, Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, cum laude; Naveen Gupta, Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering; Camy H. Kuit, Master of Science degree in banking and financial services management; Michelle Lee, Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering; Jennifer Kang, Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, cum laude; Yin J. Chong, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in business administration and management; Monika E. Pascu, Master of Science degree in banking and financial services management; Christina A. Lupoli, Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, magna cum laude; Szewan L. Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in business administration and management, cum laude; Rebecca N. Suzuki, Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative literature, cum laude; Sinyee Tan, Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental analysis and policy, cum laude; Judy Lu, Bachelor of Arts in political science and East Asian studies, magna cum laude; Karen Campos, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in business administration and management.
Fresh Meadows: Gina He, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in business administration and management, cum laude; Allison Chen, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in business administration and management, cum laude; Carl Zhang, Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.
Oakland Gardens: Eric Y. Wong, Bachelor of Arts degree in architectural studies, summa cum laude; Ashley F. Adler, Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality administration; Joanne Han, Master of Science degree in occupational therapy; Yin Kay Wong, Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering; Aggeliki Psonis, Bachelor of Arts degree in political science; Jamie Chew, Bachelor of Science degree in communication.