People Of Southeast Queens: April 28-May 4, 2017

Several Southeast Queens National Guard soldiers have reenlisted, including Queens Village’s Staff Sergeant Atasha Gurahoo (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 369th Sustainment Brigade) and Sergeant First Class Jaime Betancur (Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery), Hollis’ Sergeant Marius Donadelle (442nd Military Police Company), Jamaica’s Specialist Roni Ahmed (7th Finance Detachment) and Staff Sergeant Kara McNaughton (Headquarters, 106th Regiment, Regional Training Institute).

Other Queens soldiers to reenlist include Woodhaven’s Sergeant Brian Toribiogarcia (107th Military Police Company), Astoria’s Staff Sergeant Gregory Papadatos (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 369th Sustainment Brigade), Elmhurst’s Specialist Cornelio Medina (719th Transportation Company), Maspeth’s Specialist Matthew Valli (Company B, 642nd Support Battalion), College Point’s Staff Sergeant George Silva (who will continue with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion) and Glen Oaks’ Specialist Ksenia Sorokin (who will continue with the 1,569th Transportation Company).

Queens Village’s Sabrina Ribeiro has been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the State University of New York at Cortland.

St. Albans resident Nia Henry recently presented research at a Higher Education Council of Berks County’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference, which was held at Penn State Berks on April 22. Henry’s presentation was titled “Crack Cocaine Use and Motherhood: A Balancing Act.”

St. Albans native Steven Cox recently served as an ambassador at the 25th Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program Statewide Student Conference, which was held from April 7 to 9 in Bolton Landing. Cox is an economics and mathematics major at Ithaca College.