Kingsborough ASAP Students
Kingsborough Community College ASAP students come from diverse backgrounds, have a variety of goals, and have accomplished impressive things while in the program. Read their stories and hear about their achievements below.
Kingsborough ASAP Student Profiles and Interviews
"The ASAP community feels like a helping hand that is always on your shoulder giving you a little nudge in the right direction, never forcing you but letting you know when there are opportunities you should not let slip away."
Davielle Morton, Kingsborough Community College ASAP fall '13
"I learned that ASAP isn’t only about the MetroCards, it’s about getting your future together and being able to get there in a timely fashion. In ASAP there’s a huge amount of opportunities reaching out to us instead of us having to reach out to them."
Naomi Benn, Kingsborough Community College ASAP '13
"... what sets the program apart from the rest is that you are not just a number on an assembly line; rather, you are a unique individual and the focus and emphasis is on you the student. Building a one-on-one rapport with an extremely supportive academic advisor like Marie Caty is indispensable... The program has a lot to offer and helps make you successful in the academic community."
Phil Cusimano, Kingsborough Community College ASAP '13
"Despite facing tough times and many challenges, I never regret my decision to continue my education, because I become more confident day by day that I will succeed... I want to continue my education and transfer to a four-year college or university. ASAP has very strongly reinforced my goals to be a professional in the field of tourism and hospitality. I am grateful for the support and assistance ASAP has provided me while I am starting a new life and new career."
Zoltan Bakos, Kingsborough Community College ASAP '13
"The ASAP student community is a very positive, energetic environment. All of us are looking to succeed and progress in a positive manner while making some friends in the process."
Gabriel Flores, Kingsborough Community College ASAP '13
"... when I started the ASAP program, everyone from the ASAP staff always made me feel so comfortable. Most of all, my advisor, Martha Greasley, gave me such great support. She always said, 'Anna, you can do so much, you have it in you to achieve anything.'”
Anna Diaz, Kingsborough Community College ASAP '12
"I joined the ASAP program to take advantage of all the great benefits they have to offer to help me graduate on time, including the free ASAP tutoring, and the ASAP student development class."
Scott Dorante, Kingsborough Community College ASAP '12
Kingsborough ASAP Student Accomplishments
ASAP Student Chosen for Biology and Medicine Internship: Clint Whiteman '14 was selected for the Tri-institutional Computational Biology and Medicine (CBM) Summer Internship, a collaboration between Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The CBM Summer Internship Program "was established in 2009 to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a biomedical research laboratory."
NYNY Fellow: Brian Suckie '14 was awarded a New York Needs You (NYNY) fellowship.
ASAP Student Interns at Montefiore Medical Center: Alexis Dyer (Kingsborough '12) was chosen to participate in Montefiore's Health Opportunities Program (Monte-HOP). The program allows students to "gain valuable knowledge and professional skills through interactive workshops, mentorship, observation of health care professional-patient interactions, field trips, lecture activities and independent learning." Click here for more information >>
Kingsborough ASAP Student's Summer at Vassar College: Shari Houston ('13) was chosen to participate in the Exploring Transfer Summer Program at Vassar College. The intensive five-week academic program is intended to foster intellectual growth and introduce students to the possibilities of transferring to a four-year college program. Click here for more information >>
New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellowship Awarded to ASAP Student: Gabriel Flores (Kingsborough '13) was recognized with a NYNY fellowship, which provides career development and mentoring to its fellows to help them achieve academic and professional success.
ASAP Student Wins NYU Scholarship: Alexis Dyer (Kingsborough '12) was awarded a scholarship by NYU's Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP), "a scholarship and assistance program for students transferring from partnership community colleges into NYU Steinhardt."
ASAP Student Named Kaplan Scholar: Gabriel Flores (Kingsborough '13) was awarded a highly competitive scholarship from the Kaplan Educational Foundation. The scholarship provides comprehensive financial and academic support to its scholars throughout their undergraduate degrees.
Kingsborough ASAP Student Finalist for Competitive Scholarship: Jessica Gonzalez ('12) was a finalist for the Annette Urso Rickel Scholarship, which supports undergraduates planning a career as public school teachers.
Spring / SUMMER 2011
ASAP Students Complete Internships: Jamel James (Kingsborough summer '11) was selected as an intern for LIFT: Justice for All Family Legal Services. Hiba Elyass (Kingsborough '12) was an intern at ABC's The View.
Kingsborough ASAP Student Receives Award from the Women's Forum: Lai Kam (Shirley) Chua, '11, received an Education Award from the Women's Forum, a network of women leaders from New York that aims "to take an active, leadership role in matters of importance to them." Click here for more information >>
ASAP Students Chosen as New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellows: Iman Stevenson (Kingsborough '12) and Chi Choi (Kingsborough Fall '11) were awarded with highly competitive fellowships from NYNY, which aims to "prepare ... first-generation college students to realize their college and career potential." Fellows are paired with mentors to guide them through their two-year fellowship. Click here for more information >>
ASAP Students Make Dean's List: At Kingsborough Community College, 15 ASAP students made the Dean's List.
Fall 2009 - Spring 2010
ASAP Students Make Dean's List: At Kingsborough Community College, 12 ASAP students made the Dean's List.
CUNY ASAP Students Chosen as New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellows: Jamel James and Kelly Olson, both from Kingsborough, have been selected as part of the inaugural class of 50 New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellows. The NYNY Fellowship is a two-year program career development and leadership training program led by trained Mentor Coaches with regular opportunities to engage with business and community leaders. Fellows receive a stipend of $2,500. The 2010 NYNY fellows were selected from an applicant pool of 170 students from across CUNY, New York University, Barnard College, and Pace University. Click here for more information >>
Two Kingsborough ASAP Students Selected as 2010 Kaplan Leadership Scholars (click each students' name for a brief bio): Alexis Dyer and Mame Sourang were among five students selected from across CUNY community colleges for the prestigious Kaplan program. Kaplan support includes individualized advising and preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, substantial financial assistance including scholarships of up to $20,000 per year, additional funding to assist with living expenses, leadership development and training, and mentoring. Click here for more information >>
Two Kingsborough students were selected to participate in internships sponsored by National Grid and Montefiore Medical Center: Leico Palmer and Onita Simmons will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the energy and health industries this summer. Click here to read what these students have to say. >>