People Of Southeast Queens: April 6-12, 2018

Several Queens students were recently named to the dean’s list at Seton Hall University for the fall semester—including Laurelton’s Estephanie Casimyr, Rockaway Park’s Kaitlin Neiswenter, Astoria’s Christopher McGee, Howard Beach’s Alexandra Hausser, Fresh Meadows’ Alyson Tom, Flushing’s Christopher Yeom and Whitestone’s Gabrielle Didonato.

Le Moyne College has named several Queens students to its dean’s list for the fall semester—including Rosedale’s Kevin Bispat (a sophomore environmental studies major), Woodside’s Melissa Chavez (a senior communications major) and Breezy Point’s Philip Carr (a junior criminology major), Casey Lind (a senior English major) and James Morgan (a senior finance major). To make the list, students must obtain a 3.5 grade point average.

SUNY Geneseo has added a number of Queens students to its dean’s list for the fall semester—including Jamaica’s Matthew Guan and Thasfia Chowdhury; Queens Village’s Kathleen Huang; Breezy Point’s Emily Greenstein and Timothy Sammon; and Rockaway Park’s Mary Wrynn; Forest Hills’ Joseph Koyfman and Bruce Lickey; Whitestone’s Melody Choi; College Point’s Andrea Hong; Glen Oaks’ Ye Chan Kim and Tess Ramos-Dries; Fresh Meadows’ Raina Salvatore and Yi Feng; Oakland Gardens’ Melissa Tang; Little Neck’s Rachel Chou, Yoona Kim and Sara Munjack; Bayside’s Simon Lee, In Kyung Song and Sabrina Rendon; Bellerose Manor’s Mya Nazaire; and Bellerose’s Ravneet Singh.

Queens Village’s Sgt. Joseph Cruz, who serves with the 88th Area Command, has received the five- and 10-year Long and Faithful Service Medal from the New York National Guard.

Two students—Belle Harbor’s Emily Carlton, a marketing major, and Neponsit’s Julianna Desilvia, a secondary education major—have been named to the dean’s list at Clemson University for the fall semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 3.5 grade point average.

Throwback Thursdays – Jamaica Draft Board, WWI


The Downtown Jamaica Draft Board #187 was one of 190 draft boards in New York City that were used during the 24,000,000 call-up for World War I. More than 500,000 New Yorkers served, comprising 12.5 percent of the four million United States troops. A total of 13,956 lost their lives fighting for their country.

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