LaGuardia Community College

Documentary about Gentrification/Housing Segregation, Featuring LaGuardia Theater Students, to be showcased at 2017 Queens World Film Festival on Friday, March 17, 2017

March 16, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY (March 16, 2017)—“Raisin/Rosedale,” a unique documentary film produced by LaGuardia Community College exploring the history of racial issues throughout the U.S., has been selected for the 2017 Queens World Film Festival, where it will be shown this Friday, March 17th at 6:30 p.m. The film elegantly weaves together a historical account […]

Dr. Gail O. Mellow, President Of LaGuardia Community College, Wins 2017 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award

March 15, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

Dr. Gail O. Mellow, President Of LaGuardia Community College, Wins 2017 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award Presented at American Council on Education’s 99th Annual Meeting LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow with Lynn Gangone, Vice President, American Council on Education; Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education; Doug Chittenden, President, TIAA Institute WASHINGTON […]

LaGuardia Goes Back-To-Back; Knocks Off BMCC for 2nd Straight Title

February 21, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY (February 17, 2017)—LaGuardia and BMCC put on a show Friday night at Borough of Manhattan Community College in a rematch of last year’s CUNYAC/Army ROTC Community College Men’s Basketball Championship. These two evenly matched teams gave us another classic as the LaGuardia Red Hawks took down the BMCC Panthers by the […]

First Graduates from Novel High School Equivalency Program for Deaf Students at LaGuardia Community College

February 7, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow with the First Graduates from the National External Diploma Program. Long Island City, NY (February 6, 2017)—LaGuardia Community College’s Program for Deaf Adults recently celebrated the first deaf students to earn their high school equivalency diplomas through a pilot of an alternative program that better accommodates deaf […]

President Mellow Reflects on Gov. Cuomo’s Tuition-Free College Proposal in interview with Evolllution

February 3, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY (February 3, 2017)—LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow recently spoke with Evolllution, an online news publication focused on higher education, about Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship proposal. Dr. Mellow defined the enormous impact the Excelsior Scholarship would have on New Yorkers—helping financially struggling students to pay tuition, encouraging those who had […]

LaGuardia English Language Coordinator, and Volunteers, Recognized as NY1’s Queens People of the Week

February 1, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia English Language Coordinator, and Volunteers, Recognized as NY1’s Queens People of the Week   Long Island City, NY (January 31, 2017)—The English Language Center (TELC) at LaGuardia Community College is the largest English language program in New York City. Since 1971, TELC has helped more than 275,000 students from over 80 countries improve their English […]

LaGuardia Community College Launches New Citizenship & Legal Services Program

January 31, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

New Citizenship & Legal Services Program Launches at LaGuardia Community College FREE Program to Help NYC Immigrants Become Citizens—Educational Services by LaGuardia’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training and Legal Services by Catholic Migration Services Long Island City, NY (January 27, 2017)—LaGuardia Community College’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training has partnered withCatholic Migration Services, […]

LaGuardia Foundation Receives $225,000 from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation

December 20, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Funded by this gift, a new group of LaGuardia students, each year for the next three years, will develop research projects illuminating the history of the NYC metro area, working with faculty and staff at the LaGuardia & Wagner Archives, devoted to NYC’s social & political history —First cohort of scholars will study the history […]

Astoria Bank Unveils LaGuardia Student Photography Exhibit, “LIC Past, Present & Future” at New Long Island City Branch

December 8, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Astoria Bank joined LaGuardia Community College commercial photography students, faculty, and administration at the opening of “LIC Past, Present & Future” exhibit Long Island City, NY (Dec. 7, 2016)—Astoria Bank and LaGuardia Community College have unveiled a new student photography exhibit at Astoria Bank’s new Long Island City Branch at 26-26 Jackson Avenue (at Purves […]

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates Gift from Astoria Bank to Support Commercial Photography Students

November 8, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Celebration Recognizes Ongoing Collaboration between LaGuardia & Astoria Bank: • Astoria Bank sponsors LaGuardia’s 4th Annual Small Business & Government Matchmaker event • Astoria Bank to showcase work of LaGuardia photography students at its LIC branch • Astoria Bank providing financial literacy workshops to LaGuardia students Mayra DiRico, Sr. VP/Director of Retail Banking, Astoria Bank, […]

LaGuardia’s Innovative Medical Billing Program Holds Graduation

October 14, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Clear need for well-trained candidates for medical billing positions around the city The LaGuardia Medical Billing Certificate Program is designed to graduate adults who understand healthcare finance and who are prepared to work in leading healthcare facilities LaGuardia’s Innovative Medical Billing Program Holds Graduation Graduates of the second LaGuardia Medical Billing cohort. The program is […]

Where did LaGuardia students go this summer? All around the world!

August 26, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

  Long Island City, NY (August 26, 2016)—Attending a college or university is a critical step in life and increasingly important for landing high-paying jobs. And as the competition for good jobs continues to increase, internships help young people entering the workforce stand out from the competition, while enhancing their classroom learning. While some LaGuardia […]

“Bangladesh – The Other Side Of Me,” A Photography Exhibit on Campus

July 27, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY (July 27, 2016)—Zakaria “Zak” Ahmed, a graduate of our esteemed commercial photography program, who is now an employee here at LaGuardia Community College, is showcasing photos he took on a trip back to the country where he was born, Bangladesh. Featured in a gallery on the third floor of LaGuardia’s “B” […]

“Panama: Hidden Gems,” A Photography Exhibit by Student Charles Carl Barnett – now through September

July 14, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

“Panama: Hidden Gems,” A Photography Exhibit On Campus Long Island City, NY (July 14, 2016)—On the heels of the recently opened expanded Panama Canal, and in advance of upcoming National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15), an exhibit of photos taken in Panama by a 73-year-old photography student, Charles Carl Barnett of Rego Park, is available […]

LaGuardia Community College Awarded $3.9M Federal Grant to Train At-Risk, Disadvantaged Young People for Tech Jobs

June 30, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Part of White House & US Department of Labor $150 Million TechHire Initiative —LaGuardia to partner with Udacity, General Assembly, & Software Guild to provide FREE tech training— Long Island City, NY (June 29, 2016)—LaGuardia Community College has been awarded a $3.9 million federal grant to provide free tech industry training for at-risk and disadvantaged […]

NYC Officials Mark First Graduation from New Construction Administration Training Program

June 28, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

First Opportunity Academy Graduation—Program Result of Partnership Among NYC School Construction Authority, NYC Department of Design and Construction, and LaGuardia Community College —Construction Administration Workforce Development Program— Career Readiness Program Supports Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned, and Locally-Based Business Enterprises Long Island City, NY (June 27, 2016)—The first cohort of the Opportunity Academy, an innovative construction administration training […]

Construction Administration Workforce Development Program

June 22, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

First Graduation of Opportunity Academy Students, New York City School Construction Authority, LaGuardia Community College, and New York City Department of Design and Construction Partnership Construction Administration Workforce Development Program Program will provide career readiness for LaGuardia students and help support MWLBE contractors enrolled in the SCA’s Mentor Program Long Island City, NY—The first cohort […]

Nearly 500 Small Business Owners Network with Gov’t Agencies at LaGuardia Community College’s 14th Annual Small Business & Procurement Expo

June 20, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY (June 20, 2016)— Nearly 500 small business owners networked and explored potential contracting opportunities with government agencies, procurement representatives and prime contractors at LaGuardia Community College Business Services’ 14th Annual Small Business and Procurement Expo, held at the Con Edison Learning Center in Long Island City, NY on June 10. Left […]

20th Anniversary of CUNY Language Immersion Program at LaGuardia Community College Marked by First-Ever Scholarship Awards for Outstanding ESL Students

June 16, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Scholarships from $75,000 gift from former ESL educator at LaGuardia, Gloria Gallingane Long Island City, NY (June 16, 2016)— The CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) at LaGuardia Community College recognized three outstanding English as a Second Language (ESL) graduates, Yessica Armero, Huiling Cai and Abraham Inda, as recipients of the first Gallingane Scholarship Awards at […]

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz to Keynote LaGuardia Community College’s 44th Commencement on June 13, 2016

June 8, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Photo of a previous year’s Commencement at LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY—Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will give the keynote address at LaGuardia Community College’s 44th Commencement on June 13, 2016. Melinda Katz, a long-time champion for higher education, has been a dedicated advocate on behalf of LaGuardia Community College – having allocating […]