People Of Southeast Queens: July 14-20, 2017

Purchase College recognized a number of Queens students for their academic achievements during the school’s commencement ceremony in May. Among those honored were Rosedale’s Gregory Lakhan (BA in theatre and performance); Jamaica’s Julian Jones (bachelor of science in communication), Almara Alcantara (BA in language and culture) and Kalyn Credle (cum laude with a BA in sociology); Laurelton’s Natalie Black (cum laude with a BA in arts management); Astoria’s Christina Butan (magna cum laude with a BA in journalism), Chloe Kaston (bachelor of science in communication), Crystal Monokrousos (bachelor of arts in liberal studies) and Hyung Sang Cho (MA in music); Middle Village’s Annamarie Carcione (cum laude with a BA of fine arts in theatre design/technology) and Patrick Gibbons (BA in new media); Ridgewood’s Kelly Hartnett (BA of fine arts in theatre design/technology); Corona’s Saidkamol Javadov (cum laude with a BA in new media); Jackson Heights’ Carolyn Kettig (magna cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts in acting), Andrea Torres (summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in political science); South Ozone Park’s Kristina Valentine (bachelor of arts in arts management); Howard Beach’s Cheree Fraser (BA in psychology); Kew Gardens’ Selina Hack (cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts in dance); Rockaway Beach’s Brian Bolger (BA in theatre and performance); Far Rockaway’s Keisha Prioleau-Martin (bachelor of fine arts in painting and drawing); Rockaway Park’s Elizabeth Carter (cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts in painting and drawing); Broad Channel’s Patrick O’Connell (BA in liberal studies: arts) and Belle Harbor’s Tristan Fox (BA in liberal studies: arts).

South Richmond Hill’s Jose Fuertes has been named to Genesee Community College’s dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 3.5 grade point average.

Roger Williams University announced that several Queens residents graduated during the school’s commencement ceremony in May. Students who earned their degrees included Laurelton’s Sharee Cuffy (who graduated with a degree in paralegal studies), Breezy Point’s Julie Maloney (who graduated with in architecture) and Flushing’s Kathleen Kresse (who graduated with a degree in marketing).

Throwback Thursdays – PS 91, Glendale

Photo courtesy of GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Approximately 800 students—up to fifth grade—attend PS 91Q, located at 68-10 Central Ave. in Glendale. The school—named for Richard Arkwright, an English inventor and entrepreneur during the early Industrial Revolution—celebrated its 100th anniversary during the 2015-2016 school year.

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