LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Graduate Creates Successful Design Business on Campus

October 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Nadira El Khang enrolled at LaGuardia Community College four years ago to learn English and pursue a secondary degree in accounting.

But El Khang, who had already earned a college degree in her native Morocco, also saw an opportunity at LaGuardia to grow her online business.

Today, thanks to hard work and resources she was able to access at LaGuardia, El Khang holds an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and is the proud owner of the thriving NADIRABAG company.

BET Reporter Samson Styles Shares Second Chances With LaGuardia Community College Students

October 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Black Entertainment Television News Reporter and Documentarian Samson Styles brought his inspirational message to LaGuardia Community College, urging students try hard to make the right choices in life.

NY Daily News: Article About Funding for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy

October 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York Daily News reporter Denis Hamill wrote a piece about the underfunding of the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, which provides young fathers with the tools they need to build a better future for themselves and their children by pursuing higher education. LaGuardia student and Luce Heritage Language Scholar, Jesus Benitez, shared his positive experience at the academy that helped pave the way for his success at LaGuardia and beyond.

Vice President of Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College Wins National Award

October 16, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Jane E. Schulman, Vice President of the Division of Adult and Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College, has been given the National Leadership Award by the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET).

Japanese First Lady Presents 115 Books to LaGuardia Community College

October 10, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Japanese Ambassador and Consul-General Sumio Kusaka this week presented LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow with over one hundred books to be used in LaGuardia’s Japanese language learning classes. The books and plaque were gifts from Japanese First Lady Madame Akie Abe in appreciation of the reception she received when she visited LaGuardia in September 2013.

NY Times: Compelling Story about LaGuardia Community College Student’s Path to Graduation

October 8, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York Times reporter Ginia Bellafante wrote a very powerful piece about one of LaGuardia Community College’s students. Her article vividly captures the struggles that so many of LaGuardia’s students face. This is a story all too familiar. One in which the challenges of poverty and a complex life interfere with LaGuardia students’ seamless path towards graduation.

LaGuardia Community College Awarded “First in the World” Grant by U.S. Department of Education for Innovative Programs to Improve Graduation Rates for Low-Income and Minority Students

September 30, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Sept. 30, 2014—LaGuardia Community College was awarded a highly competitive “First in the World” Grant intended to improve student retention and graduation rates among low income and minority students. “After receiving nearly 500 applications from around the country, we’re excited to announce LaGuardia Community College will receive a First in the World […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Extended Family Featured in New Photo Exhibit

September 19, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—September 19, 2014—The LaGuardia Community College family has once again turned the camera on itself. Over the past two semesters students in LaGuardia’s Commercial Photography program took photographs of their classmates, school faculty, staff and, when possible, their families and friends in an attempt to find the collective face of one of […]

LaGuardia Community College Graduates the Most Latinos at the Associate Level in New York

April 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 29, 2014—LaGuardia Community College, which has in place a number of innovative initiatives designed to help its Latino students graduate, ranked number one in graduating Latinos at the associate level and second among bachelor’s and associate programs in New York in enrolling Latinos, according to a report by Excelencia in Education. […]

LaGuardia Community College Professors Wins Coveted Award From an International Honor Society

April 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 29 , 2014—Dr. Payal Doctor, the faculty advisor of the Alpha Theta Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at LaGuardia Community College, was honored by the PTK Honor Society for her significant contributions to the growth of the LaGuardia chapter and its student members. The associate professor of philosophy received the […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor is a Finalist in the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition

April 28, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 24, 2014—Lisa DeSpain, a LaGuardia Community College humanities professor and an award-winning conductor-composer of jazz and theater, is one of five finalists and the only woman chosen to compete in the nationwide 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. “It is a true honor to be a finalist in this prestigious competition,” said […]

LaGuardia Community College Releases a Traffic Study of Thomson Avenue at the Vision Zero Town Hall Meeting at the College

April 24, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 24, 2014—Determined to prevent another fatal traffic accident near its campus, LaGuardia Community College released a comprehensive traffic study on Thomson Avenue, a heavily trafficked boulevard that was the site of a fatal traffic accident involving a high school student. “For years, LaGuardia has been concerned about the pedestrian and vehicular […]

A LaGuardia Community College Student Awarded a National Scholarship That Will Allow Her to Continue Her Education

April 23, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 23, 2014—Cristina Mihailescu, a LaGuardia Community College Honors student, was facing a major dilemma. The international student and 40-year-old single mother of two young daughters was graduating in June with the hope of transferring to a four-year institution, but financial constraints were making it seem impossible. As an international student who […]

Hostos, LaGuardia, CCNY Align Environmental Engineering

April 22, 2014 | City College, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College

Shared common infrastructure, administration and academic support aim to raise graduation rates, participation of underrepresented groups

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College will offer associate degrees in earth system science and environmental engineering (ESE). Students completing the programs will be able to transfer seamlessly to the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York to earn bachelor’s degrees in this high-demand engineering discipline.

LaGuardia Community College Student Selected to Participate in Remote Sensing Research on the Environment

April 17, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 17, 2014—Keisha Baxter, a LaGuardia Community College civil engineering student, will not be spending the summer in the open air, but researching air quality in a lab as a participant in a highly competitive City University of New York research program. Keisha is among 10 CUNY undergraduate students, and the only […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor Receives Prestigious CUNY Award for His Research in the Development of Computational Drug Discovery Methods

April 14, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 14, 2014—Dr. Ian Alberts, a LaGuardia Community College chemistry professor, received the highly coveted Feliks Gross Award from the City University of New York’s Academy of Humanities and Sciences for his potentially groundbreaking research on computer-aided drug design. Dr. Alberts was the only community college professor among the six assistant professors […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Takes First Prize in a National Competition for Her Research on the Ground Spider

April 8, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 8, 2014— Amanda Tsang, a LaGuardia Community College student, placed first at the Sigma Xi Research Showcase, a nationwide online science competition, for her research project that is tracing the evolution of the ground spider, one of the largest but little researched spider families. Amanda and Dr. Boris Zakharov, her faculty […]

10,000 Small Businesses Provides Missing Ingredient: A Good Plan

April 3, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 3, 2014–While growth was not a problem for Aliyyah Baylor’s specialty cake business, not having a solid plan was. “Growth can stop you from seeing your business from the outside and working on it because there’s not a plan in place,” said the owner of Make My Cake in Harlem. “But […]

Small Business Owner’s Green Store Sprouts After Completing 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College

April 1, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 1, 2014—Elissa Olin, an actor-turned-aspiring-small- business-owner would walk around her Brooklyn neighborhood including Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill with her dog, Lola, passing storefronts and imagining opening one herself. She envisioned an eco-friendly home goods and gift shop that would provide green products to a working class neighborhood where shopping and resources […]

Three LaGuardia Community College Mathematics Professors Receive National Science Foundation Grant

March 28, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—March 28, 2014—As part of a National Center for Science and Engagement initiative to link college-level mathematics to relevant civic issues, three LaGuardia Community College mathematics professors were awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant to develop a statistics course that will place an emphasis on applications in civic and environmental issues. […]