The Queens College community deeply mourns the passing of beloved alumnae Helen Marshall '72, who served with great distinction as Queens County Borough President, as a member of the New York State Assembly and the New York City Council. Helen was the Founding Chairperson of the Council's Higher Education Committee. A proud and prominent QC graduate, she earned her bachelor's degree in education through the college's Adult and Continuing Education program (ACE), and consistently advocated for higher education opportunity at both the city and state level in her elected positions. She supported capital projects for CUNY colleges in Queens with regularity and generosity, and was a frequent voice for college readiness and student aid. The college and the borough benefited from her love of the arts, including her assistance with the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona. We extend our deepest condolences to her entire family. She will be long remembered for her passion for education, love of teaching, and profound compassion for the disadvantaged of our society.