Several members of the Army National Guard from Queens were recently given their assignments—including Woodside’s Pfc. Georgi Kalancha (who will join Company B, 101st Signal Battalion), Sunnyside’s Spc. Babatunde Fadahunsi (who will join Company B, 101st Signal Battalion), Corona’s Pvt. Carlos Armas (who will join Company A, 101st Signal Battalion) and Pvt. Brandon Taveras (who will join the 187th Signal Company), Flushing’s Pvt. Hio Lao (who will join Headquarters, 27th Finance Battalion) and Pfc. Ying Lin (who will join the 719th Transportation Company) and St. Albans’ Pvt. Dimitre Richards (who will join Company A, 101st Signal Battalion) and Pvt. Kishawn Small (who will join Battery B, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery).
Long Island City’s Katharina Harling has been named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the spring 2017 semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 3.7 grade point average.
Colgate University has given several Queens students its dean’s award with distinction for the spring 2017 semester. To receive the award, students must obtain a 3.6 grade point average and complete at least three courses. Students who received the award include Astoria’s Zakaria Chakrani and Nader Mohamed, Corona’s Angie Diaz, Middle Village’s Kasey Halsey, Forest Hills’ Xiaohan Li, Flushing’s Carlen Zhu and Kimberly Chan, Rosedale’s Valesca Polycarpe and Beechhurst’s Karra Puccia.
The University of Albany’s Omicron Delta Kappa chapter has inducted two students from western Queens—Glendale’s Aneta Golaszewski and Sunnyside’s Alyssa Shanderson. The honor society develops leaders through scholarships, workshops, career opportunities and leadership resources.
Astoria’s Saswat Pattanayak and Rockaway Park’s Sonia Martinez have been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Maryland. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.
SUNY Oneonta has named several Queens students to its provost’s list for the spring semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 4.0 grade point average and complete at least 12 credit hours. Students who made the list include Woodside’s Paula Rebancos, Howard Beach’s Gina Digiovanni, Richmond Hill’s Waldo Espinosa and Glen Oaks’ Mark Ricky.