Several Queens students have been named to Hofstra University’s spring 2017 provost’s list—including Cambria Heights’ Autumn Croker, Queens Village’s Brandon Dye and Karla Freire, Rosedale’s Chandani Harrindranauth, Hollis’ Mandip Kaur and Ozone Park’s Rechel Shiwsankar.
Hofstra University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducted 40 students on April 25. Three students—Brandon Dye, Karla Freire and Srilakshmi Garikapati—who were inducted hail from Queens Village.
Jamaica’s Loren Collado—who received a bachelor of science degree Summa Cum Laude and majored in neuroscience—and Queens Village’s Brandon Rosales—who received a bachelor of science and majored in environmental science—were among the 475 students who graduated from Union College on June 11.
Rosedale’s Tori Gooden was named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Georgia State University. To make the list, students must have a 3.5 grade point average and complete at least nine semester hours with no incompletes.
Jamaica’s Fatou Ndao won a student award for academic excellence from Farmingdale State College.
Jamaica’s Hashley Henry received a bachelor of science degree in engineering and management during Clarkson University’s commencement ceremony on May 13.
Several Queens students graduated from the University of Hartford during the school’s May 21 commencement ceremony. Students who received their diplomas included Laurelton’s Gia Vasquez (an English major who received a bachelor of arts degree), St. Albans’ Khepri Ingram (a liberal studies student who received an associate in arts degree) and Giann Woods (a liberal studies student who received an associate in arts), Rockaway Beach’s Janeese Carter (an integrated elementary and special education major who received a bachelor of science degree), Springfield Gardens’ Jahliyah Williams (a liberal studies student who received an associate in arts), South Ozone Park’s Jose Velasquez (a liberal studies student who received an associate in arts), Queens Village’s Benjamin Cooley (a music theater major who received a bachelor of fine arts) and Jamaica’s Dionne Cohen (a liberal studies student who received an associate in arts) and Carline Gin (a psychology major who received a bachelor of arts).
The New York Army National Guard has added soldiers from Queens to units around the state following a recent battle handoff ceremony—including Ozone Park’s Pfc. Jovian Miranda (who joined Company B, 642nd Support Battalion) and Far Rockaway’s Pvt. Roujoeh Blackwood (who joined Company A, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry).
Far Rockaway’s Charisma Dozier and Flushing’s Min Kyung Choi were named to the Georgia State University’s president’s list for the spring semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 4.0 grade point average and complete at least nine semester hours of academic credit with no incompletes.
THROWBACK THURSDAYS – Bayswater, The Rockaways
Photo Courtesy Of Greater Astoria Historical Society
Bayswater, in the Far Rockaways, was laid out around 1878 by William Trist Bailey. From the mid-1880’s to the end of World War II the community was a popular vacation spot.
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