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Laguardia Community Colleges Theater Program Presents Passing Strange the Musical

May 13, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S THEATER PROGRAM PRESENTS PASSING STRANGE THE MUSICAL   Theatrical Production Starring LaGuardia Students will run Through May 21st   LONG ISLAND CITY, NY—(May13, 2016)— LaGuardia Community College’s Theater program is pleased to present the play PASSING STRANGE, running through May 21st in the college’s Little Theater. PASSING STRANGE by Stew, is directed and choreographed […]

LaGuardia Graduates 1st Medical Billing Cohort Through Collaborative Partnership Model

May 5, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Graduates First Medical Billing Cohort Through Collaborative Partnership Model   Partners include Harvard Business School Club of New York, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, the NYC Department of Small Business Services & LaGuardia Community College Graduates of the first LaGuardia Medical Billing cohort. The program is a result of […]

Spring Into Theater in Long Island City

April 28, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Spring Into Theater in Long Island City Tickets Available for May Theater Productions at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center LaGuardia English Professor to Debut Work in Which Audience Members Will Be Part of Cast—Free & Open to Public LONG ISLAND CITY, NY—April 28, 2016—Tickets are available for May 2016 theatrical productions of The Sensuality Party […]

LaGuardia to Provide English Language Skills Training for NY-area Whole Foods Market Employees

April 25, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College to Provide English Language Skills Training for NY-area Whole Foods Market Employees Part of Pilot Program in NYC, Miami & Houston, Led by the National Immigration Forum in Partnership with the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education, for Retail Employees for Whom English is a Second Language   Ingrid Guzman, originally from […]

Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Enroll in Fall Classes

March 10, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Powerful Student-Led Photo Advertising Campaign Highlights LaGuardia Community College as Great Choice for an Affordable, Quality Higher Education Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Enroll in Fall Classes at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens – 93% of Graduates Have No Student Loan Debt – Excellent Faculty – Majority Hold PhDs – Numerous Degree […]

LaGuardia Community College Joins #YesWeCode in Support of President Barack Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative

February 9, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

In a proactive response to President Barack Obama’s recently announced Computer Science for All initiative to increase access to high-quality computer science education, LaGuardia Community College is partnering with #YesWeCode , aDream Corps initiative, to expand computer science education and access to the tools and training needed to pursue a career in the rapidly expanding tech sector.

Dr. Gail O. Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College, statement about President Barack Obama’s Community College Partnership Tax Credit Plan

February 5, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

By providing significant business tax credits, President Obama’s proposal will generate new, effective partnerships bringing community colleges and businesses together to produce highly-trained candidates for jobs that need urgent filling.

LaGuardia Community College Joins NYC Office of Emergency Management’s Partners in Preparedness Program

February 1, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Affirming its commitment to disaster preparedness, LaGuardia Community College received the official seal of completion for its participation in the New York City Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) Partners in Preparedness (PIP) Program.

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail Mellow Honored with 2016 NASPA President’s Award

January 26, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

National Award Given Annually to a Higher Education Professional Doing Extraordinary Work in Student Affairs   WASHINGTON, DC — January 19, 2016 — Dr. Gail Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College in New York, was selected to receive the 2016 NASPA President’s Award. The award gives special recognition to a college or university president who […]

LaGuardia’s Registered Nursing Program Holds 30th Pinning and Graduation Ceremony

December 23, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Thirty-eight nursing students celebrated their completion of the Registered Nursing Program at LaGuardia Community College, at an event held earlier this afternoon where they received their RN pins in a traditional Pinning ceremony, as well as their Associate in Applied Science diplomas.

LaGuardia Community College’s NYDesigns Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration that Aims to Bring Together Makers in Hardware Tech and Design

December 14, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

NYDesigns, an incubator, co-working and fabrication space for design and hardware tech startups located at LaGuardia Community College, kicked-off a yearlong series of events celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the launch of NYDesigns’ incubator and fabrication space, at an event on Friday. Since its inception, NYDesigns has served over 9,000 clients, 82 of them incubator residents, and has assisted clients in acquiring over $23.6 million in contracts and over $17.7 million in equity capital.

Editor’s Menu Awards & Appointments Recognize LaGuardia Community College Faculty, Staff and Students for Contributions to Higher Education & Highlight Opportunities for Hands-On Learning

December 11, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Recent awards and appointments earned by LaGuardia Community College faculty, staff, and students reflect both the many contributions of LaGuardia leadership to enhancing the higher-education experience for the next generations of students—both at LaGuardia and at colleges nationwide—and highlight some of the vast experiential learning opportunities available to LaGuardia students.

Student Veterans to Benefit from New Dedicated Center at LaGuardia Community College

December 7, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College has received $20,000 from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) to establish a Battle Buddy Center for student veterans. The new Center will replace and expand the Veteran Services Center that has been at the College since shortly after its doors first opened in 1971. It is intended as a one-stop comprehensive service and recreation center for veterans transitioning from military service to student life. Resources will include registration guidance, benefits assistance, career advising, peer mentoring, computer resources, and opportunities to meet other veterans at the college.

LaGuardia Community College Receives Top Grade among NY State Colleges & Universities for Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

November 24, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College has been awarded the highest rating for being a tobacco-free campus from a coalition, which includes the American Cancer Society and several state public health agencies, that supports and encourages colleges and universities throughout New York State to become tobacco-free.

New York Times Columnist and Author Theresa Brown, RN Speaks to High School Equivalency Students at LaGuardia Community College

November 17, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Theresa Brown, a New York Times columnist and author, visited LaGuardia Community College on October 19 to share her personal journey with students in the Bridge to College and Careers Program (known as the Bridge Program), who are working towards a high school equivalency degree and beyond.

LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts Presents Ricardo Aca’s “Not A…”

November 13, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts Presents Ricardo Aca’s “Not A…” Photo Exhibit on Display Nov. 12-Dec. 31, 2015
Aca, a LaGuardia alum, made headlines earlier this year when he was featured in a video created in reaction to Donald Trump’s statements about Mexican immigrants.

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, Visits LaGuardia Community College as part of “Heads Up America” Campaign

November 6, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, toured the “Heads Up America Open House” hosted at LaGuardia Community College on Nov. 4, 2015 for current and prospective students. She was joined by (from left to right): Sharon Wilson Chambers, a LaGuardia graduate, and her daughter, Rachel Chambers, a LaGuardia student who was featured in a PSA for “Heads Up America,” Jean Chatzky, financial editor of the TODAY Show, and LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow.

Cast of Immigrants and Refugees to Perform World Premiere of Privatopia, Written by Greek Playwright

November 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) at LaGuardia Community College — an emerging destination for international work that reflects the issues confronting its uniquely diverse Queens location — is pleased to present the world premiere of Privatopia, written by Greek playwright Maria Efstathiadi and directed by Handan Ozbilgin, LPAC’S Assistant Artistic Director.

Privatopia sheds light on the increasing fear of “otherness” rampant in modern societies. A mixed cast of immigrants and refugees, including five LaGuardia Community College students, will perform the work, which marks the playwright’s U.S. debut, November 5–14.

Matchmaking Event on Friday, Nov. 6 Aims to Help Small Businesses Grow Revenues and Add Jobs through Government Contracts

November 2, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Small business owners looking to grow their revenues and expand their workforces by securing government contracts are encouraged to register for the 3rd annual Government and Business Matchmaker event on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 hosted by LaGuardia Business Services of LaGuardia Community College. Advance ticket price is $54 (note: price for day-of tickets will be $110).

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Allocates $1.1 Million to CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College

October 27, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

At a press conference today, LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow, joined by Hostos Community College President David Gomez, and Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek, thanked New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) for $2.1 million in total funding for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, a highly successful program that seeks to help young fathers continue with their schooling and learn essential parenting skills.