Queens Focus, July 31

ADA Anniversary  Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Assemblyman David Weprin, Assemblyman Michael Miller and Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz joined students and staff at Queens College to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act.

ADA Anniversary
Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Assemblyman David Weprin, Assemblyman Michael Miller and Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz joined students and staff at Queens College to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act.

Matthew Zay of Glendale was named a Scholar Athlete for the 2013-14 academic year at Mercyhurst University in Eria, Pa.

Local students received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. They include:
East Elmhurst: Merkis Cabrera de la Rosa, Bachelor of Science degree in international hospitality and service management; Leslie Gil Morales, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in professional photographic illustration.
Maspeth: Andrew Vrankovic, Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

Jiaqi Zhang of Long Island City and Anthony Pavlo of Astoria received degrees during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Ching Zhao of Ridgewood received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology during spring 2014 at Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

The 104th Precinct Community Council will host a National Night Out Against Crime event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Joseph Mafera Park, 65th Place and Catalpa. The event will include free rides and fun for kids, community vendors and information, health screenings, public safety information and free food and drinks. For information, call (718) 386-2431.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve.

Sergeant Patricia Schuett of Woodhaven has reenlisted to continue service with the 107th Military Police.
Sergeant Timothy Deluniversita of Ozone Park has reenlisted to continue service with the Company B, 642nd Support Battalion.
Specialist Julio Munoz of Ozone Park has reenlisted to continue service with the Company D, 1-69th Infantry.

The 112th Precinct Community Council and the 112th Precinct will host the 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime at MacDonald Park from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 5. Music, entertainment, information, contests, raffles, prizes and fun will take place.

Free concerts for Jazz Thursdays will kick off on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. on 70th Road, between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street in Forest Hills. The Richard Boulger Band will perform.

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at SUNY Buffalo State. They include:
Far Rockaway: Shanice Patterson.
Ozone Park: Anthony Maldonado.

Andrew Nici of Rego Park was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa.

Erica Salcedo of Woodhaven was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Sienna College in Loudonville.

Shannon Minihane of Broad Channel was named a Scholar Athlete for the 2013-14 academic year at Mercyhurst University in Eria, Pa.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Education Center at LaGuardia Community College was awarded $5 million as part of the first round of NY CUNY 2020 Awards from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

This project will consolidate the Goldman Sachs Small Business Education Center, which is a community investment program designed to increase the growth of local businesses that are poised to grow, with a focus on providing opportunities for minority-and-women-owned businesses.

The program expects more than 1,000 businesses to graduate by 2017 and has had approximately 70 percent of graduates report increased revenues, with the creation of over 600 jobs. It includes internship and co-op opportunities for students to work with growing companies and program managers from Goldman Sachs.

Robert Scagnelli of College Point and Angelina Castro of Flushing were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Sienna College in Loudonville.

Hua Jing of Flushing and Taelim Kang of Bayside were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Education Center at LaGuardia Community College was awarded $5 million as part of the first round of NY CUNY 2020 Awards from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

This project will consolidate the Goldman Sachs Small Business Education Center, which is a community investment program designed to increase the growth of local businesses that are poised to grow, with a focus on providing opportunities for minority-and-women-owned businesses.

The program expects more than 1,000 businesses to graduate by 2017 and has had approximately 70 percent of graduates report increased revenues, with the creation of over 600 jobs. It includes internship and co-op opportunities for students to work with growing companies and program managers from Goldman Sachs.

Jan Gabriel Hisugan of Fresh Meadows received a Juris Doctor degree during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at New York Law School.

Yokai Ro of Flushing received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Justine Rose Tiglao of Bellerose was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma.