QUEENS COLLEGE TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING
OF THE SUMMIT ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
-- College’s First-Ever Residence Hall Currently at 98% Capacity --
WHAT: Grand opening of The Summit, QC’s five-story, 506-bed residence hall
WHEN: 12:30 – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
Courtyard of The Summit, adjacent to FitzGerald Gymnasium
For directions, go http://www.qc.cuny.edu/welcome/directions/Pages/default.aspx
SPEAKERS: James Muyskens, QC President
Sue Henderson, QC Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor, City University of New York (CUNY)
Allan Dobrin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, CUNY
Iris Weinshall, Vice Chancellor, Facilities Planning, Construction &
Michael Mouron, President, Capstone Development Corp.
Marc Jahr, President, New York City Housing Development Corp.
The Summit, a $72 million project financed without public funds through tax-exempt bonds and constructed by the Capstone Development Corp., opened on August 26 for the 2009 fall semester. The college’s first-ever residence hall—now filled to 98% capacity—is five stories and contains 506 beds: 17 for resident assistants and staff and 489 for students. Most of the rooms are fully-furnished, two- and four-bedroom suites that were built to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements for silver certification. The Summit has wireless Internet throughout, a state-of-the-art fitness center, laundry facility, soundproof music practice rooms and quiet rooms for study.