People Of Southeast Queens: May 11-17, 2018

A number of Queens residents recently reenlisted as members of the New York State National Guard—including Jamaica’s Spc. Nashekia Parkins (who will continue with the 14th Finance Detachment) and Sgt. Tristan Sorrell (who will continue with the 107th Military Police Company), Queens Village’s Spc. Justine Roman (who will continue with the 145th Maintenance Company), St. Albans’ Staff Sgt. Marc Etienne (who will continue with the Headquarters, 106th Regiment, Regional Training Institute) and Queens’ Mohammed Miah (who will continue with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion), East Elmhurst’s Sgt. Noah Almonor (who will continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2-101 Cavalry, Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), Flushing’s Spc. Jerry Turnerruiz (who will continue with the 442nd Military Police Company) and Pvt. Omar Valdez (who will continue with Company A, 101st Signal Battalion) and Oakland Gardens’ Corp. Albert Kim (who will continue with the 107th Military Police Company).

A number of Queens students have been named to the dean’s list at Morrisville State College for the fall semester—including Jamaica’s Unel Daley (majoring in video journalism), Ashawn Rose (majoring in computer info systems), Jordan Lowery (majoring in individual studies) and Ahmad Fernandez (majoring in individual studies); Queens Village’s Jalen McCray (majoring in journalism and communication for online media); Laurelton’s Tramia Slay (majoring in criminal justice); St. Albans’ Jamel Foster (majoring in criminal justice); Arverne’s Rebekah Charles (majoring in network administration) and Terry Lawrence (majoring in criminal justice); Breezy Point’s Megan Rose Kirk (majoring in criminal justice); and Queens’ Syeda Hossain (majoring in journalism and communication for online media); Flushing’s Isaiah Johnson (majoring in accounting) and Sebastian Lee (majoring in automotive technology).

Clemson University has named two Queens students—including Belle Harbor’s Emily Rose Carlton, whose major is marketing, and Neponsit’s Julianna Maeve Desilvia, whose major is secondary education—to the dean’s list for the fall semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 3.5 grade average.

St. Lawrence University has named two students—St. Albans’ Sarah Heywood, who is majoring in psychology and performance and communication arts, and Jamaica’s Zara Martin, whose major is performance and communication arts—to its dean’s list for the fall semester. To make the list, students must earn a 3.6 grade point average.

Photo Courtesy of the Greater Astoria Historical Society

Photo Courtesy of the Greater Astoria Historical Society

Throwback Thursdays – A Window in Every Room

G.X. Mathews was president of a real estate firm that, in 1914, held a quarter of all Queens building permits, having built housing in Ridgewood, Astoria, Sunnyside, Elmhurst and elsewhere. His Model Flats, advertised to working people, boasted “A Window in Every Room” and “Never a Foreclosure.”

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