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Eight LaGuardia Community College Students Receive Venture Funding and Business Training from Capital One Bank for Tech Start-ups

July 30, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—July30, 2015—Eight budding student entrepreneurs at LaGuardia Community College celebrated completing the Capital One Entrepreneurship Program by presenting their prototypes and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $3,000 in seed capital. Tammy Duval-Nam, a Computer Science major and creator of Knowts, a self-tracking app, won first place.

LaGuardia and Wagner Archives Release NY Mets Video as YouTube Channel Reaches Over 300,000 Views

July 28, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

With the Mets’ season in full swing, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives released a new video this week View Video, which features former New York Council Member and State Assembly Member Mark Weprin recounting the championship season of the 1986 New York Mets and his own participation in the team’s Old-Timers Day on July 12, a celebration of the 25thAnniversary of the Amazin’ Mets. The video goes up just as the Archives YouTube channel reaches over 300,000 views.

LaGuardia Students Volunteer to Paint “Pedestrian Patterns” on Thomson Avenue

July 23, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Queens artist Mark Salinas, Founder of 7 Train Murals, in connection with the Long Island City Partnership and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), announced plans to bring a mural titled Pedestrian Patterns Mural onto the Thomson Avenue Bridge between Skillman Avenue and 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. LaGuardia students and members of the LIC community have volunteered to paint the 6,000 square foot mural. A public unveiling is scheduled for August 12.

LaGuardia Partners with Mellon Foundation and American Folk Art Museum to Create Student Internships

July 21, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the American Folk Art Museum a $461,000 grant to develop the Museum Career Internship Program with LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York.

National Study Finds Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College Helps Businesses Grow and Create Jobs

July 8, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY – July 8, 2015 – An independent study of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses found that participating businesses experience dramatic revenue growth and create jobs, including in New York City where LaGuardia Community College administers the program. The second edition of the report, Stimulating Small Business Growth, is based on a study conducted by Babson College, […]

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Production Goes On Tour

July 7, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) at LaGuardia Community College, along with Ping Chong + Company (PCC) will tour their production, “Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity,” this summer.

The groundbreaking piece features a LaGuardia alumni and two current LaGuardia students, alongside a student at New School for Social Research and a Ph.D. candidate from Columbia University, as they share their personal histories as young adults that identify as Muslim.

Santander Supports President’s Society Program At LaGuardia Community College

July 1, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College and Santander Bank, N.A. today announced a three-year philanthropic collaboration for the Bank’s Santander Universities program to support the President’s Society Program at the College. President’s Society students reflect the rich diversity of all LaGuardia students who come from more than 150 countries and speak over 125 languages. Alumni of the program are currently studying at schools such as Columbia, NYU, Smith and Georgetown.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College Graduates 14th Cohort of Business Owners

June 30, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Twenty-seven scholars from the 14th cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College graduated from the program on June 25th.

Keynote speaker Dina Powell, head of Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing and President of Goldman Sachs Foundation, which oversees the national initiative, noted the positive impact 10,000 Small Businesses has had overall. “Sixty-seven percent of participants have reported increasing their revenues six months after graduating, which rises to 76% after 18 months. Forty-six percent of participants have reported creating net new jobs six months after graduating, which rises to 57% after 18 months. And the graduation rate is 99%.”

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams Convenes Humanities Roundtable at LaGuardia Community College with Faculty and Students

June 29, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams convened a roundtable of faculty, staff and students at LaGuardia Community College to discuss the importance of innovative humanities programs in liberal arts education, highlighting the federal agency’s recent announcement of its new community colleges grant program.

This new grant program, Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges is the latest NEH effort to expand the humanities resources and educational opportunities available to historically underserved student populations. The grant program is part of NEH’s agency-wide initiative The Common Good: TheHumanities in the Public Square , which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life.

Two LaGuardia Community College Students Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

June 22, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College students Xavier Medina and Nathan Weiss have been awarded the prestigious 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This generous scholarship is awarded to the nation’s top community college students, providing up to $40,000 per year for completion of their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities.

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY and NYC Department of Education Host Parent Conference

June 11, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Center for Immigrant Education and Training (CIET) at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (CUNY), and the New York City Department of Education hosted a parent conference on June 9 at LaGuardia for families of English Language Learners (ELLs).

LaGuardia’s Math Society + Faculty Mentors = Competition Success

June 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

On the last Saturday of spring break, as most students were enjoying leisure time, LaGuardia Community College’s Math Society was adding to the number of awards they’ve won this year.

At the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conference in Monmouth, New Jersey, four LaGuardians worked together to place first in the competition among all other two-year colleges present.

The Grainger Foundation Supports Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College Foundation

June 5, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $10,000 to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College Foundation, in support of its mission to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations nationwide to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society.

LaGuardia Community College Showcases Students’ Artwork

June 5, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Students graduating this month from LaGuardia Community College’s Fine Arts Program are proud to have completed this important step in their life’s journey and another reason to stand tall is the artwork they chose to display for their final exhibit at the college.

The LaGuardia Community College Art and Design Seminar Graduate Exhibition is a fascinating and colorful exhibit featuring a collection of over 30 drawings, paintings and photographs by the graduating Fine Arts majors.

Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz Keynotes LaGuardia Community College’s 43rd Commencement

June 4, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Cecilia Munoz, the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House inspired the nearly 1,600 new graduates as the keynote speaker at LaGuardia Community College’s 43rd Annual Commencement Exercises on June 4 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Rev. Calvin Butts, Other Dignitaries Attend “Black Lives Matter” Summit at LaGuardia Community College

May 29, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—May 29, 2015—SUNY Westbury President Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts urged students to run for office and cherish education during his keynote address at the “Black Lives Matter; From Perceptions to Possibilities to Progress” Summit at LaGuardia Community College. “For our sisters and brothers who decide they are going into medicine, that they […]

Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz Keynotes LaGuardia Community College’s 43rd Commencement on June 4

May 29, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Cecilia Munoz, the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House, will be the keynote speaker at LaGuardia Community College’s 43rd Annual Commencement Exercises on June 4.

The featured speaker and other distinguished guests will address an expected 1,000-plus graduates who will be attending the exercises at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (7th Avenue between W 31st St and W 33rd St). The event begins at 10:00 a.m.

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates Asian Heritage Month

May 22, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—May 22, 2015—LaGuardia Community college celebrated Asian Heritage month with spectacular performances by the New York Chinese Chorus, folk singer and composer Dr. Chou Hsing-Lih and the Qi Shu Feng Peking Opera Company. The New York Chinese Chorus was founded in 2009 to promote cultural exchange in the local community. Chorus members hail […]

Environmental Science Students Clean Up Newtown Creek in 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Environmental Science students and faculty recently spent a Saturday volunteering to clean up Long Island City.

The fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Riverkeeper, an advocacy group dedicated to protecting New York City and the Hudson Valley’s waterways, took place Saturday May 9th at over 100 locations in the region.

LaGuardia Community College’s Theater Program Presents “Our Lady of 121st Street”

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College’s Theater program is pleased to present the play “Our Lady of 121st Street,” until May 23rd in the College’s Black Box Theater.

The dark comedy originally written by actor and playwright Stephen Adley Guirgis is directed by LaGuardia Community College faculty member Garrett Neergaard. “It’s a play about coming home and facing your past,” said Neergaard. In addition to acting in the play, students also are working behind the scenes as the stage crew, lighting crew and in costume design, among many other roles for the production. Visit the show website to learn more.