Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dr. Kathleen J. Prestwidge

QPTV congratulates Dr. Kathleen Joyce Prestwidge on receiving the Borough President's Award from Queens Borough President, Helen M. Marshall. Dr. Prestwidge received the award during the African-American Heritage Awards Ceremony held at the Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona on Saturday February 20, 2010.

Dr. Prestwidge is industrious, prolific and accomplished. Since 1987 Kathleen has produced hundreds of programs about science, education, art and health. Kathleen, known to her friends as "Joyce", is a Professor Emeritus at Bronx Community College, Department of Biology. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an award from The International Women’s Day Video Festival, The Queens Center & Queens Volunteer award and QPTV’s own Sue Blank Community Spirit Award. She has also published books of poetry and science related bibliographies.

Her series, Cultural Pieces of Life, is the sine qua non of cultural diversity in Queens and shows her strong commitment not only to her community but to community television as well. Cultural Pieces of Life can be viewed, weekly, Sundays at 10:00am on Channel 35 and on Mondays at 10:30pm on Channel 56.

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