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Commending Queensborough Community College upon the occasion of hosting its 2017 Partners For Progress Gala, and paying tribute to t...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Queensborough Community College upon
the occasion of hosting its 2017 Partners For Progress Gala, and paying
tribute to this year's honoree

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose
exemplary programs and accomplishments clearly demonstrate an enduring
pursuit of excellence in higher education for the youth of this noble
Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Queensborough Community College upon the occasion of hosting its 2017
Partners For Progress Gala on Thursday, April 27, 2017, and to pay trib-
ute to this year's honoree; and
WHEREAS, This year's distinguished honorees being recognized for their
unwavering dedication to the mission of Queensborough Community College,
and their loyal support of its students include: Art Gallery Partner of
the Year, Thomas Chen, Founder, President and CEO of Crystal Window &
Door Systems, Ltd; Community Partners of the Year, Jackson and Muriel
Lum, Professor Emeritus, Engineering Technology, QBCC/CUNY; and Kupfer-
berg Holocaust Center Partner of the Year, Benjamin L. Schwartz, Presi-
dent and CEO, Metropolitan Property Services, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, Situated in the most diverse county in the United States,
Queensborough Community College reflects its surroundings with a student
body hailing from more than 140 countries speaking 84 different
languages; and
WHEREAS, With over 17 academic departments, more than 26,000 students
are enrolled in either degree, certificate or continuing education
programs on the campus; and
WHEREAS, Queensborough Academies is an initiative which offers both
extended outreach and intervention strategies to help students succeed,
as well as in-depth writing courses, internships, and educational oppor-
tunities at the college's cultural resource centers: The Kupferberg
Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, the QCC Art Gallery and the
Performing Arts Center - all serving to reinforce classroom teaching;
and
WHEREAS, Queensborough Community College is under the able leadership
of President Dr. Diane B. Call; today, over half of the college's
students continue their education and go on to four-year CUNY colleges
or for additional skills training for career advancement; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to research in both teaching methodologies and
individual disciplines, 58 percent of Queensborough Community College's
faculty hold doctoral degrees; and
WHEREAS, It is only fitting that this Legislative Body extend its
highest commendation to the administration, teachers and staff, both
past and present, of Queensborough Community College for their dedi-
cation and commitment to the students and community in the creation of a
better world for the leaders of tomorrow; and
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pauses in its deliberations to
commend Queensborough Community College upon the occasion of hosting its
2017 Partners For Progress Gala, and to pay tribute to this year's hono-
ree; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Diane B. Call, President, Queensborough Community
College, and the aforementioned honorees.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Apr / 2017
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Apr / 2017
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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