People Of Southeast Queens: Jan 12-18, 2018

SUNY Canton has announced that several Queens students made the president’s list for the fall semester—including Cambria Heights’ Demba Ba (management major), Jamaica’s Vivienne Corbett (legal studies major), Far Rockaway’s Tianna Parkes (applied psychology major), Breezy Point’s Vincent Moriarty (finance major), Ozone Park’s Ian W. Colon (individual studies major), Little Neck’s Morgan D. Rodriguez (criminal investigation major) and East Elmhurst’s Inder Saini (mechanical engineering technology major). To make the list, students must be enrolled full-time and have a 3.75 grade point average.

SUNY Canton has also placed a number of Queens students on its dean’s list for the fall semester—including Hollis’ Daniel Charlton (accounting major), Jamaica’s Christopher Drummond (whose major is undeclared) and Tashauna Hinton (health care management major), Laurelton’s Keanu J. Sterling (finance major), South Ozone Park’s Kenneth Dortignacq (graphic and multimedia design major) and Jamie Gonzalez (criminal investigation major), Woodside’s Frank Amar (finance major), Maspeth’s George Cornejo (criminal justice major), Jackson Heights’ Atri Espiritusanto (health care management major), Astoria’s Katherine Quane (whose major is undeclared) and Flushing’s Lok Ian Tai (criminal investigation major). To make the list, students must be enrolled full-time and earn a 3.25 grade point average.

Lehigh University has placed several Queens students on its dean’s list for the fall semester—including Jamaica’s Raphid Ashraf; Rockaway Park’s Samantha Scaccia; Ozone Park’s Simon Luu; Glendale’s Rebecca Markunas; Rego Park’s Xianyu Wu; Fresh Meadows’ Stephanie Kong; Forest Hills’ Katharine Keane; and Flushing’s Lauren Janousek, Kristen Janousek and Fanny Chen. To make the list, students must complete at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses and earn a 3.6 grade point average.

Throwback Thursdays – Lefferts Family House

25-Throwback-ThursdayPhoto Courtesy Of Greater Astoria Historical Society

This house was located on 84th Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard and named after the family, which had a large farm that made up Kew Gardens and Richmond Hill. The Leffert family descends from Leffert Pietersen Van Haughwout, a Dutch immigrant who settled in Flatbush, Brooklyn in 1660.

If you have historical photos or postcards you would like to share with the PRESS of Southeast Queens, send them to us by mail at PRESS of Southeast Queens c/o Throwback Thursday, 150-50 14th Rd., Whitestone, NY 11357. Or you can email them to or Tweet us @QueensTrib with the hashtag #TBT

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