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Spring 2019

Asian American Heritage Celebration 2019

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, the Asian/American Center (A/AC) of Queens College celebrated Asian American Heritage Month with students, faculty and community members. Asian/American Center's 2019 Scholarship recipients were announced at this student-focused event. Recognition Awards were granted to Mr. David Ames and Mrs. Eugenia Ames, dedicated supporters of A/AC’s programs, and Professor Yunzhong Shu, Director of East Asian Studies at Queens College. Carl Takei, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU's Trone Center for Justice and Equality delivered a speech on "Asian Americans, White Supremacy, and the Importance of Solidarity."

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Carl Takei, Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU's 
Trone Center for Justice and Equality




The Asian/American Center (A/AC) is pleased to announce its 2019 award opportunities for Queens College students. A/AC currently grants two types of awards, the A/AC Student Scholarship and our new Student Leadership Award. 

​The deadline to submit a complete application is March 1, 2019

Click here for a detailed application and instructions.

Fall 2018

Civil Rights Attorney Elizabeth R. OuYang Speaks to A/AC's Student Council!

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Asian/American Center thanks civil righs attorney and community advocate Elizabeth OuYang for speaking to the Student Council on 10/24/2019. Professor OuYang is New York Immigration Coalition's Census Consultant and Coordinators of New York Counts 2020, a statewide coalition seeking a fair and accurate census count.

Spring 2018​

A/AC Celebrates Graduates of 2018!

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Asian American Heritage Celebration 2018

On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, the Asian/American Center (A/AC) of Queens College celebrated Asian American Heritage Month with students, faculty and community members. Asian/American Center's Scholarship recipients and Student Leadership Award recipients for 2018 were announced at this student-focused event. Ms. Eugenia Ames, a dedicated supporter to A/AC’s programs, presented each recipient with a certificate of award. Professor Murphy Halliburton, a long-term member on A/AC’s Faculty Advisory Board, was honored for his insights and commitment to A/AC’s mission as well as his path-breaking research in medical anthropology. Asian American Studies Professor Robert Ku delivered a speech on the topic of Asian American identity followed by a discussion with A/AC’s Student Council. 

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Fall 2017 

On Wednesday December 6th 2017, The Student Council of the Asian/American Center held a student forum on civic participation and shared their experiences working as volunteers for AALDEF Exit Poll Survey for the 2017 Local Election. The talk included a presentation of AALDEF's results from their Exit Poll Survey by Jerry Vatamala, the director of the democracy program at AALDEF.

AAC's Student Council Discussion on Civic Participation. Speaker Jerry Vatamala from AALDEF

Attendees: AAC Staff, AAC Student Council, Provost Betsy Hendry, QC Clubs ASIA and NISA and RSVPS


        Rita Malo, Student Council Coordinator                    Sarah Franco, Student Council Speaker 
        Vagisha Agrawal, Student Council Speaker               Yunke Gao, Student Council Speaker 
       Jabeen Cheema, Student Council Speaker                  Mahnoor Mirza, Student Council Speaker 
  Spring 2017

​With a Celebration of the Lunar New Year, Asian/American Center launches a series of campus events featuring discussions on topics like protecting immigrant rights, a class on diverse communities, and building multicultural coalitions in Queens.

May 3rd, 2017

Asian American Heritage Month Celebration

A Discussion on Race, Equality, and Asian Americans in Higher Education
On May 3rd, 2017, The Asian/American Center of Queens College celebrated Asian American Heritage Month with students, faculty, and community members. Asian/American Center Scholarship recipients were announced by Ms. Eugenia Ames, the scholarship donor. English and American Studies Professor Bette Weidman was honored for her fifteen years of service on Asian/American Center's Advisory Board. Civil Rights Attorney Elizabeth OuYang, Esq. delivered a speech on the topic of race, equality, and Asian Americans in higher education followed by a panel discussion with Professors Madhulika Khandelwal, Nathalis Wamba and Alpana Bhattacharya.

Professor Hong Wu, Associate Director of the Asian American Center, opening the event.

Honoree Professor Bette Weidman, English and American studies, presenting remarks
Civil Rights Attorney Elizabeth OuYang, Esq. delivers the keynote speech on "Race, Equality, and Asian Americans in Higher Education"
February 15, 2017
Lunar New Year Celebration – A Discussion on Immigration, Race, & Social Justice
Students, faculty, and community members gathered on February 15, 2017 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum of Queens College to celebrate the Year of the Rooster by discussing current events, honoring long-time civil rights advocates, and listening to traditional Chinese music. The honorees at this celebration were Professor Pyong Gap Min, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Stanley Mark esq., a civil rights attorney from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Professor Chen Tao and Professor Liu Li of Melody Dragon Inc. performed using Chinese instruments and explained the significance of the traditional songs. 

Lunar New Year Celebration with Faculty, Students, and Community​ Members

Professor Pyong Gap Min, Distinguished Professor, 
Sociology Department, Queens College

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Prof. Min Receives A/AC's Recognition Award

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Senior Staff Attorney Stanley Mark of AALDEF

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Stanley Mark Receives A/AC's Recognition Award

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Professor Chen Tao and Professor Liu Li, Melody Dragon Inc
March 1, 2017 


The Asian/American Center partnered with Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus to host an event on March 1, 2017 about immigrant rights. The program began with moving testimonies by two young women activists, Davanie Singhroy from Sadhana and Zeinab Akberzai from Women for Afghan Women, which were followed by a “Know Your Rights Workshop” by representatives from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Brooklyn Defender Services, and Faith in NY. Useful information to protect immigrant rights was imparted to a diverse group of students of Queens College.  






FALL 2016



Redefining Asian American Students - 2016


The "Redefining Asian Americans" research study will consist of an 1 hour one-on-one conversation followed by participation in a hour long focus group session. a Stipend of $50 will be awarded to those who complete both the focus group session and the one-on-one conversation. Space is limited. Please sign up via the URL below


Please sign up at


Asian/American Center Celebrates Asian American Heritage Month - 2016

                                                                                   Prof. Madhulika Khandelwal, Director of AAC

 Prof. Hong Wu, Associate Director of AAC
                                                                                  Speakers from left to right:

                                                                                  Dennis Wang, Jabeen Cheema, Chu Paing

Date: May 9th, 2016

  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 pm

  • Location: Campbell Dome

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    Asian American Center Celebrates Asian American Heritage 2014

            Updated 5/17/2014​
    • Date: May 7th, 2014
      Time: 12:15 PM - 1: 30pm
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    Asian American Center Talent Show 2013

            Updated 7/16/2013
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      Photo of Winner, Eunice Painson!

      Date: May 14th, 2013
      Time: 12:30 PM
      Location: Patio Room, Dining Hall

      Students perform their talents at Queens College Asian/American Center Talent Show. Winner, Eunice Painson, captures the Asian American experience as she performs an original spoken word piece. Congratulations to Eunice, and to all of our talented students!

Asian/American Center
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Fax: (718) 997-3055
Madhulika Khandelwal
Associate Director:
Hong Wu

Program Assistant:
Jemal Rahyab

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