Gary Aguayo Oral History
Scope and Contents
Aguayo described his experience growing up in East New York. He recalled the schools he attended and limited scope of the curriculum. After graduating high school, Aguayo enrolled in Farmingdale College and later transferred to York College; he described the differences between the two schools. Aguayo decided to leave New York City to attend graduate school at Florida State University where he earned a Master in International Relations. He moved back to New York and started working in higher education.
Aguoyo began working as an academic program manager at Queens College SEEK in 2016 overseeing the tutoring center. He describes the initial moments of the pandemic and going into lockdown and the new challenges with managing tutors and students experiencing issues with COVID which included deceased family members, contracting the disease, access the technology required to complete assignments and virtual class meetings. Aguayo closed by offering his opinion and hopes for the SEEK Community moving forward in the pandemic.
- 2020-08-03 - 2020-08-10
- Aguayo , Gary (Interviewee, Person)
This oral history is open for research. Media files and transcript can be viewed and/or requested through the Queens Memory Project on Aviary: https://queenslibrary.aviaryplatform.com/r/9z90863n7x. For help using the site, contact QC.Archives@qc.cuny.edu.
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Interview shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Users are free to share or adapt the material for non-commercial purposes, as long as they meet the terms of the license. See license details at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
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Donated to Queens College and Queens Public Library by Gary Aguayo and Obden Mondesir in August, 2020.
Oral history conducted as part of the Queens Memory Project (http://queensmemory.org), a collaborative program of the Queens Public Library and Queens College to collect stories, images, and other evidence of life in the borough of Queens. This interview was specifically collected for the Queens College SEEK History Project.
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