"Joan Loren’s support exemplifies the life-changing effect that a Queens College education can have on our alumni, inspiring a long-lasting appreciation for the opportunities and gains in life that it makes possible," said Interim President Tramontano. "We are grateful to Mrs. Loren and her family for this gift and deeply proud to count her among our many alumni who embody our school motto, ‘We learn so that we may serve.’”
“These are unprecedented times — to help those who are
working hard to prepare for their future in a new and challenging world is
most important," said Loren. “And that means to help students get an
education that will enable them to embrace opportunities that will make a
difference in their lives. That is what Queens College did for my husband and
me, and what a huge difference our education has made for us and our
family. Thank you, Queens College!”
Joan Loren, an education major, worked as an elementary school teacher and in fundraising and special events. Allan Z. Loren earned a mathematics degree from Queens College, which led to a career in technology and business. He served as CIO of INA Corporation (and Cigna following a merger), CIO of Apple Computer, president of Apple USA, CIO of American Express, and chairman & CEO of Dun and Bradstreet.
Supporting Queens College supports the future of the borough, the city and state, particularly in these challenging economic times. There is indisputable evidence that Queens College is not only of life-changing importance to the students who enroll here in pursuit of the American dream, it is also a powerful economic engine that generates and drives commerce in support of the entire region, adding more than $1.8 billion to the New York City metropolitan area, much of it the result of alumni impact.