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Supporting International Students in Need

The Enedina L. Fernandez ’99 Humanitarian Fund

Enedina L Fernandez ’99 had a lifelong commitment to service that inspired the creation of the Enedina L. Fernandez ’99 Humanitarian Fund. Enedina returned to Queens after a full career in nursing to earn a degree in communications and traveled to Costa Rica with Queens. In all her pursuits, Enedina was guided by and projected a steadfast sense of who she was and what she believed, including her faith. She was a woman who lived in service to others, including family, friends and strangers and her compassion drew people to her.

Enedina Fernandez

This fund will be her legacy at Queens so that others, specifically international students attending Queens, may have a better opportunity to thrive and succeed when their efforts may otherwise be deterred by critical needs. Support may also be extended to help with an international students’ ability to transition and acclimate to the Queens community, career preparation, and academic success. The Fernandez family hopes that this support will be both beneficial and inspiring in honor of the impact Enedina made through her mentorship, empathy, service and commitment in the Queens community and beyond.