People Of Southeast Queens: May 4-10, 2018

Several students from Queens have been added to the dean’s list at Colgate University for the fall semester—including St. Albans’ Wayne Sampson (a philosophy and religion major) and Queens Village’s Chinyere Okogeri (a neuroscience major), Astoria’s Mostafa Mohamed (a molecular biology major) and Forest Hills’ Claire Bergerson (an English major). To make the list, students must obtain a 3.3 grade point average and complete at least three courses per semester.

Several Queens students recently completed their degrees in business, technology, health professions and urban education at Davenport University, including Jamaica’s Rahat Ahmed, Forest Hills’ Rushel Nisonov, Kew Gardens’ Vladimir Shamalov and Flushing’s Alvaro Cardona.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently initiated a number of Queens students at Fordham University. Queens students who were initiated include South Ozone Park’s Anna Smith; Jamaica’s Sadia Johnson and Usama Shaikh; Cambria Heights’ Sharif Keshk; Queens Village’s Oruada Oruada; Far Rockaway’s Brynde Rieder; Richmond Hill’s Sean Adcroft; Queens’ Naika Accimeus and Kaweier Zhao; Astoria’s Nicole Werpachowski; Long Island City’s Guanchen Xie; Forest Hills’ Siwen Xie; and Bellerose’s Dawn-Marie Canas.

Cambria Heights’ Brianna Knibbs, who is a senior at the Queens High School of Teaching, has been accepted into 12 colleges—Mercy College, LIU Brooklyn, LIU Post, St. Joseph’s College, Adelphi University, Iona College, Hofstra University, St. John’s University, Pace University, SUNY Old Westbury, SUNY City College and Molloy College.

The New York National Guard has promoted several of its members from Queens—including ); Jamaica’s Jazmin Anthony (promoted to private first class, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3-142nd Aviation) and Marquis Paige (promoted to specialist, assigned to Company D, 1-69th Infantry); and Far Rockaway’s Conwayne Mitchell (promoted to specialist, assigned to Company A, 1-224th Aviation Security and Support Battalion); Astoria’s Disnella Santos (promoted to private, assigned to the 53rd Digital Liaison Detachment); Corona’s Carlos Armas (promoted to specialist, assigned to Company A, 101st Signal Battalion) and Daniel Cepedarivera (promoted to specialist, assigned to the 222nd Chemical Company); Forest Hills’ Dwight Williams (promoted to staff sergeant, assigned to Company C, 101st Signal Battalion); Richmond Hill’s Joel Reyescruceta (promoted to specialist, assigned to Company C, 101st Signal Battalion); Bayside’s Vincent Kong (promoted to private first class, assigned to the 187th Signal Company) and Jeongsoo Park (promoted to specialist, assigned to Company C, 101st Signal Battalion); and Flushing’s Fanjing Meng (promoted to specialist, assigned to the 37th Finance Detachment), Bo Wang (promoted to specialist, assigned to the Headquarters, 27th Finance Management Battalion) and Calvin Poon (promoted to captain, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Signal Battalion.

Photo Courtesy of the Greater Astoria Historical Society

Photo Courtesy of the Greater Astoria Historical Society

Throwback Thursdays – Gentleman Jim’s Home

“Gentleman Jim” Corbett, who lived at 221-04 Crobett Rd. in Bayside, was credited by Thomas Edison in 1930 as the “oldest living actor” (having starred in an 1894 film), and by many as the “father of modern boxing” with a record of 11 wins, four losses and three no-contests. He fought in only 20 bouts, but nine of his opponents were the best of his generation and are enshrined with him In the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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