LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Foundation Installs New Chairperson

December 12, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Suresh Sani, President of First Pioneer Properties, Inc., was sworn in as the newly elected chairperson of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation on December 2.

Sani succeeds Paul Higbee, a partner of G.C. Andersen Partners, LLC, who served as the Foundation chair for four years and is now serving as an honorary director.

LaGuardia Community College Offers Training in Solar Panel Installation and Sales Careers Apply by December 19

December 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College next month will launch Solar Plus Pro, a professional training program that will help individuals join or advance their career in the booming field of solar energy, a $13.7 billion a year industry.

Applications for the training will be accepted through Dec. 19, 2014.

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer Kicks Off LaGuardia Community College Library Renovation

December 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and CUNY Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management Judith Bergtraum joined LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow Friday for a ceremonial groundbreaking marking the start of a massive renovation and expansion of the school library.

Red Hawks Center Charles Williams Wins Dominican College Scholarship

December 10, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Red Hawks Center Charles Williams has made school history, becoming the first LaGuardia Community College basketball player to sign an athletic scholarship to attend a four year college.

LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

December 4, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Today, LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

The White House College Opportunity Day of Action helps to support the President’s commitment to partner with colleges and universities, business leaders, and nonprofits to support students across the country and help our nation reach its goal of leading the world in college attainment.

LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow To Attend White House Education Summit

December 1, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

On Thursday, December 4th LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow will join President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit.

LaGuardia Community College Shares Groundbreaking Adult Education Approaches through New Professional Development Institute

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College has officially launched the College and Career Pathways Institute (CCPI) to provide professional development that helps educators prepare adults and out-of-school youth to get back on track to college and new careers through innovative contextualized and integrated instructional strategies.

LaGuardia Students Learn to Negotiate Like United Nations Ambassadors

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Nine LaGuardia Community College students had the opportunity to practice international diplomacy first hand last month as delegates to the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Washington, DC.

Michael Collins, Liliana Katechis (Head Delegate), Diego Oliveros, Jhon Ortiz, Kennya Pesantez, Sarah Mindana, Kimberly Mota, Beatriz Ramos and Kevin Sarmiento, along with faculty mentor David Styler, attended the three day conference held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

LaGuardia Community College Delegates Shine at Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Five LaGuardia Community College students presented their research projects at the annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2014 conference in Detroit, MI.

Carl Gordon, Tabitha Rivera, Kevin Rodriguez, Silvia Tirado (LaGCC graduate now at City College of New York), and Nicole Vazquez, with graduate student and College assistant Ahmed Afifi and LaGuardia mentors professors Reginald Eze, John Toland and Yasser Hassebo joined more than 5,000 attendees—mostly undergraduate and graduate school students—from across the United States at the national event, held Nov. 5 – Nov. 9 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

The New York Times – Article About Struggle to Raise Funds to Support LaGuardia Students

November 20, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

The New York Times article discusses the wonderful contributions LaGuardia Foundation board member, Marilyn Skony Stamm, and various donors, including Mark C. Healy, have given to LaGuardia for scholarships—aiding in student’s completion of college. Unfortunately, community colleges are underfunded when compared to private institutions, and like LaGuardia, they continue to struggle to raise funds to support their students.

State Education Department Officials Discuss Bridge Program Over Lunch with LaGuardia Community College President, Administrators and Students

November 13, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

President Gail O. Mellow and LaGuardia Community College administrators last week hosted New York State Education Department, New York State Board of Regents, and local elected officials at a luncheon held in LaGuardia’s NYDesigns center.

“May It Give Hope To International Students…” Joo-Ho Kim, President Of Yogi and a Food Vendor, Supported LaGuardia Community College Scholarships

November 12, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Of the four or five food carts located in front of the buildings at LaGuardia Community College (LaGCC) in Queens Long Island City, the line in front of one is exceptionally long. It is the Korean-food food cart “Yogi,” which is operated by President Joo-Ho Kim (43 years old), an ethnic Korean.

LaGuardia Community College Archives Create Hit YouTube Videos

November 7, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 7, 2014—They may be better known as repositories of New York City history, but the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College is also home to an online hit. The archive’s collection of historic videos posted to its YouTube channel has just passed 255,000 views. “About 100,000 of those hits […]

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 […]