People Of Southeast Queens: Aug. 4-10, 2017

Several Queens students graduated in May from SUNY Delhi, including Jamaica’s Dianny Felix (associate’s degree in veterinary science technology), Springfield Gardens’ Orlett Johnson (who graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing) and South Richmond Hill’s Christal Gadsden (bachelor’s degree in restaurant and food service).

Hollis’ Connie Lee has been named to the dean’s list at Wilkes University for the spring 2017 semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 3.4 grade point average.

Jamaica’s Luz Rodriguez was a member of the 63rd graduating class at Hudson Valley Community College in June. Rodriguez graduated from the administrative information management and technology program.

St. Albans’ Nia Henry graduated from Albright College during the school’s May 21 commencement ceremony.

Henry graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and sociology.

Jamaica’s Aria Rodney graduated on June 3 from Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Aria was also awarded a faculty prize, which is given to members of the senior class who have been outstanding citizens and contributed to the spirit of the school.

Springfield Gardens’ Jan Powell has been added to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s chancellor’s list for the spring 2017 semester. To make the list, students must obtain a 3.8 grade point average.

A number of Queens students recently graduated from SUNY Oswego during the school’s commencement ceremony in May. Students who received their degrees include Cambria Heights’ Esosa Uwadiae (who graduated cum laude with a global and international studies degree); Hollis’ Kathleen Christman (who graduated cum laude with a human development degree); Jamaica’s Trecia Jansen (wellness management degree), Roberto Joachim (biology degree), Steven Ramnanan (studio art degree) and Gaitri Rodhan (who graduated magna cum laude with a biology degree); St. Albans’ Thalia Clerveau (marketing degree); Rosedale’s Keearaha Abrahams (human development degree); Breezy Point’s Matthew Crockett (business administration degree); and Rockaway Park’s Louis Cohen (business administration degree) and Jaime Krasner (broadcasting and mass communication degree).

Richmond Hill’s Nathaly Mucha has been inducted into the Mu Delta Chapter of the Order of Omega Society at the University of Albany. The organization recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in scholarship, leadership, involvement with their respective organization and on their school’s campus.

Throwback Thursdays – Doughboy Statue, Forest Park


The Doughboy, popularly known as the My Buddy Memorial, depicts a World War I soldier pausing at the grave of a fallen colleague. Installed in 1926 at the entrance to Forest Park, it was sculpted by Joseph Pollia and is one of dozens of memorials in New York’s parks dedicated to the ‘Great War.’

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