People Of Southeast Queens: May 5-11, 2017

Several Queens residents have begun their military careers with the New York Army National Guard, including Hollis’ Pvt. Kenverlin Romero (who will serve with the 107th Military Police Company); Queens Village’s Pvt. Farley Joseph (who will serve with the 145th Maintenance Company) and Pvt. Joey Loiseau (who will serve with Company F, 427th Brigade Support Battalion); and Jamaica’s Pfc. Donjhannae Harris (who will serve with the 107th Military Police Company), Pvt. Mark Gregory (who will serve with Company E, 3-142nd Aviation), Pvt. Tammi Gordon (who will serve with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division) and Spc. Jason Mundy (who will serve with the 107th Military Police Company).

Other Queens residents to kick off their careers with the National Guard include Rego Park’s Spc. Pacheco Mera; Bayside’s Pfc. Vincent Kong and Pvt. Cody Roche; Flushing’s Spc. Xue Wen; Jackson Heights’ Pvt. Joy Chowdhury and Ridgewood’s Spc. Macias Ormaza.

Hollis’ Aritra Saha has been named a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recipient. The award is the highest honor bestowed on a student by the university and recognizes students who have demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects, such as leadership, campus involvement, arts, athletics or community service. Saha attends SUNY’s University at Albany. Saha also received the school’s Outstanding Senior Award.

St. Albans’ Sarah Heywood has been selected for the Psychology Honorary Society at St. Lawrence University. Heywood is a member of the class of 2018 and a major in psychology and performance and communication arts. To be eligible for membership into the honor society, students must have a grade point average of 3.3, a psychology average of 3.4 and be in the top 35 percent of their class.

Northwell Health will offer free liver screenings at the health system’s ambulatory care center at Queens Crossing, located at 136-17 39th Ave. in Flushing, on May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The screenings consist of a blood test to check for Hepatitis B as well as education on liver disease.

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