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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.

LaGuardia Faculty & Students Participate in Van Cortlandt Park’s First BioBlitz

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

More than twenty members of the LaGuardia Community College family participated in the first ever BioBlitz at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

The service-learning event, organized by the College’s Environmental Science program and STEM Advising Council, took 17 students and five faculty members to the all-day event held in New York City’s third largest park.

LAGCC Student Takes Prize in Statewide Science Competition

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College biology major Marcos Murdumbay placed second at the statewide 23rd Annual CSTEP Conference.

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is offered in a number of colleges and universities and helps students pursuing professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields gain research experience.

LaGuardia Community College Library Renovations Taking Shape

May 6, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The LaGuardia Community College library renovations are well underway.

Demolition, or deconstruction, of the walls, fixtures and flooring on the E-Building second floor has produced an open space, part of the 21,000 square feet that will be added to the facility, expanding the library’s total area by 58 percent.

Actor Tony Lo Bianco Plays “The Little Flower” at LaGuardia Community College

May 1, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Little Flower came home to LaGuardia Community College.

Actor Tony Lo Bianco brought “The Little Flower,” his one man play about the late New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, to the college that bears LaGuardia’s name this week with a mesmerizing performance in the school’s Little Theater.

Famed Photographer An-My Lê Conducts Master Class at LaGuardia Community College

April 24, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Award winning photographer and Bard College Professor An-My Le recently conducted a master class in photography for an appreciative group of LaGuardia Community College students.

More than fifty students huddled around Lê as she critiqued a collection of their photographs, discussed various photographic techniques, recommended books on photography for them to read, and discussed the difficulties of making a living at her chosen profession.

President Gail O. Mellow Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at National Convention

April 22, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow was awarded the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction at Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas on April 17.

Recognized for her dedication and support of LaGuardia Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Dr. Mellow is one of 23 honorees for 2015.

LaGuardia Community College Student Anastassiya Neznanova Recognized by International Honor Society, Awarded Two Scholarships

April 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College student Anastassiya Neznanova was named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team and awarded a $5,000 scholarship at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

One of 20 students selected for the national All USA Academic Team, Anastassiya was featured in a USA Today newspaper article and received an additional $2,000 scholarship as a New Century Scholar.

LaGuardia Community College Student Gets Award from New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges

April 13, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College student and Math Society member, Alzahra Ahmed, has received an $800 scholarship from the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) Scholarship Committee.

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow Appointed to Prestigious Education Finance Commission

April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow will join two former state governors and other luminaries on a commission charged with finding new funding options for higher education.

Convened by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the non-partisan National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education held its first meeting last month in Washington, DC.

Hit Television Series “Fresh Off the Boat” Holds Live Screening at LaGuardia Community College

April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

“Fresh Off the Boat” brought laughs, a budding television star, and serious discussion to LaGuardia Community College.”

More than 100 students, staff and guests packed LaGuardia’s E building atrium to watch a live screening of the break-out ABC hit about an Asian-American family in Orlando, Fla.

Journalist Alice Su Delivers First Pulitzer Center—LaGuardia Community College Partnership Lecture

April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Journalist Alice Su brought the plight of refugees displaced by armed conflicts in the Middle East and Africa to LaGuardia Community College.

Based in Amman, Jordan, Su, the inaugural lecturer of the Pulitzer Center – LaGuardia Community College Campus Consortium Partnership, put a human face on the staggering numbers of people who have resettled in Jordan after fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, and other countries in the region.

Falchi Building to Host LaGuardia Community College Student Photo Exhibit

March 24, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College and its neighbor, the Falchi Building, are planning a fond tribute to the community they both call home.

“Long Island City: Past. Present. Future.”, is a photography exhibit of more than 40 images of the once industrial, and now rapidly, changing western Queens neighborhood taken by LaGuardia students which will debut March 26 in the Falchi Building lobby.

Colorado College Officials Visit LaGuardia to Examine Educational Initiatives

March 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

A delegation from Colorado’s Front Range Community College visited LaGuardia Community College last week to learn more about LaGuardia’s ground breaking student advisement and retention initiatives.

Front Range Dean of Instruction Cathy Pellish, Faculty and Instructional Coach Heidi Strang, and Coordinator of Student Activities Nate Wiley spent an afternoon meeting with LaGuardia administrators and faculty members who briefed the group on several programs.

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow Testifies Before Congressional Committee

March 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow testified before a Congressional committee this week, where she touted several LaGuardia training programs and educational initiatives and urged lawmakers to find more money for the nation’s community colleges.

“When you look at who community college students are, these are the individuals who want to make it in America,” Mellow said. “They believe in the American dream and are doing everything they can to get there.”

“Goldman Sachs Gives” Makes $2 Million Gift to LaGuardia Community College

March 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College today announced that Goldman Sachs Gives will make a $2 million gift, the largest donation in the College’s history, to help students stay in college. Goldman Sachs Gives is also raising an additional $1 million to provide targeted support to America’s community colleges.

LaGuardia Students Collaborate to Become Published Authors

March 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

One current and two former LaGuardia Community College students are now published authors, thanks to LaGuardia Associate Professor Jodi Schwartz and some very hard work.

Brian Miller, Joserichsen Mondesir and Timothy Slater collaborated with Prof. Schwartz on an essay, “Returning to School After Incarceration: Policy, Prisoners, and the Classroom,” which is a chapter in the book, “Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Education,” edited by Schwartz, Dionne Rosser-Mims, Brendaly Drayton and Talmadge C. Guy.

Mayor Ed Koch Calls 1980 Sydenham Hospital Closing A Mistake in Latest LaGuardia and Wagner Archives YouTube Video

March 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

There is an extraordinary moment in “Sydenham, 2015,” the latest YouTube video offering from LaGuardia Community College’s LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.

Former Mayor Ed Koch admits, “I was wrong.”