LaGuardia Community College

Japanese Master of Ikebana, the Art of Flower Arrangement, To Conduct a Demonstration at LaGuardia Community College on March 6

February 27, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 27, 2014—Hiroki Ohara, one of the youngest Japanese grandmasters in ikebana, “the Japanese art of flower arrangement,” on March 6 will be demonstrating this exquisite art form to a group of LaGuardia Community College students that will get a chance to create its own arrangements. The demonstration, held from 2:00 p.m. […]

Assemblyman Ron Kim Awards Two Students from LaGuardia Community College for Their True “Grit”

February 27, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 27, 2014– Assemblyman Ron Kim awarded two LaGuardia Community College students $250 scholarships for their winning essays that poignantly described how they overcame insurmountable obstacles through determination and perseverance. Kat Lam and Nancy Li Xiuqin were winners in the assemblyman’s Grit Essay Contest, a project that is part of his bold […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Wow Judges at the Federal Reserve Financial Awareness Video Contest

February 25, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 24, 2014—For three consecutive years, LaGuardia Community College media studies students have had impressive showings at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Awareness Video Competition where college students in the tri-state area were invited to produce 30-second videos on financial literacy.  In 2010, the students captured first and second […]

LaGuardia Community College Theater Students are a Hit at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival

February 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 21, 2014—Julio Trinidad, a LaGuardia Community College theater major who hopes one day to see his name on a Broadway marquee, won the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Theatre Festival’s northeast regional acting competition.   The win comes with a $500 scholarship and an invitation to compete with the top 16 students from […]

LaGuardia Community College Launches Global Resource Website To Help Colleges Worldwide Build Student Learning with ePortfolio

February 14, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 14, 2014—LaGuardia Community College, an international leader in student electronic portfolios (ePortfolio), has launched a first-of-its-kind website that demonstrates how ePortfolio initiatives can help colleges and universities enrich student learning, deepen pedagogy and assessment, and initiate institutional change. Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolio Resources and Research, created by a network of 24 […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor Receives the Coveted Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Award

February 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 11, 2014—Dr. Karlyn Koh, an English professor at LaGuardia Community College who established an innovative transfer initiative that has greatly improved student transfer success, has received the prestigious Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional advocacy and leadership in the development and implementation of […]

Seven LaGuardia Community College Students Launch New Ventures with Seed Funding and Business Counsel from Capital One Bank

February 7, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 7, 2014— LaGuardia Community College student Holly Ivey, an independent hair stylist, is one step closer to realizing her dream of expanding her operation after she competed to win the top prize, $1,000, in the winter semester of the Capital One Bank Student Design Entrepreneur Challenge. Holly was among seven students […]

LaGuardia Community College Alumna Receives a $10,000 Scholarship from New Yorkers for Children

February 4, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 4, 2014—In her 23 years, Crystal Cameron has had to face one formidable challenge after another.   There was a volatile relationship with her mother; the murder of her father; an unplanned pregnancy at the age 17; and a stint in foster care. But, instead of allowing these events to defeat her, […]

LaGuardia Community College Hosts a Faculty and Student Art Exhibition in Celebration of Black History Month

January 31, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—January 31, 2014—In celebration of Black History month, LaGuardia Community College will be hosting its annual African Heritage event featuring a faculty and student art exhibition.  The exhibition, which runs through March 7, will have an opening reception on February 5. The artworks exhibited reflect the show’s universal theme, “Advancing the Dream: […]

LaGuardia Community College Hosts Graduation for First Class to Complete Accenture Skills to Bookkeeping Scholarship Program

January 24, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–January 24, 2014—LaGuardia Community College and Accenture celebrated the first graduating class from the Accenture Skills to Bookkeeping Scholarship Program.  The program provides English language instruction and training in a top accounting software package to low income, non-native English speakers who have experience in bookkeeping or accounting in their home countries. Twenty-one […]

LaGuardia Community College Receives a $97,532 NEH Grant to Redesign its Liberal Arts Curricula to Reflect Technology’s Impact on Society

January 23, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—January 23, 2014—In an age where technology has an ever-growing impact on our lives, LaGuardia Community College is redesigning its liberal arts curricula to address current issues involving technology and the human condition through a $97,532 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The Technology, Self and Society: A Humanities Initiative […]

LaGuardia Community College Receives a $240,000 Grant from the Doris Duke Foundation to Increase Awareness About Muslim Societies

January 13, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—January 13, 2014– LaGuardia Community College and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center have received a $240,000 grant funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts to create an artistic and academic program that will illuminate the life experiences of Muslims in post-9/11 New York City. […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor Receives $30,000 Grant to Develop a Program that will Motivate Women to Enter STEM Majors

January 10, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—January 10, 2014—Dr. Preethi Radhakrishnan, an assistant professor of biology at LaGuardia Community, was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Elsevier Foundation to develop The City University of New York’s first-of-its kind program designed to encourage women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM.  At a time […]

A LaGuardia Community College Student Receives Recognition for Her Outstanding Presentation at the National Biomedical Research Conference

January 8, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—January 7, 2014—Sherise Martin, a biology major at LaGuardia Community College who has been conducting research on turmeric’s effect on neuroinflammation, won best poster presentation for her important work at the largest professional biomedical research conference of its kind in the nation. Sherise took the top prize in the neuroscience category at […]

LaGuardia Community College Wins CUNY Sustainability/Productivity Award

December 5, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—December 5, 2013–For the tenth consecutive year, LaGuardia Community College walked away with the CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor’s Productivity Award for using green, sustainable and cost-efficient methods to remedy maintenance issues. This year, the College installed ultraviolet emitters in its aging air handling units and domestic hot water system in order to […]

LaGuardia Community College Wins Award for Innovative EMT Training Program

December 4, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—December 4, 2013–LaGuardia Community College’s Supporting Adults through Vocational EMT Training (S.A.V.E. EMT Program) has won the Continuing Education Association of New York’s (CEANY) 2013 Exemplary Non‑Credit Program Development Award. CEANY bestows the annual awards in recognition of outstanding contributions made by continuing education professionals as well as exemplary programs, students and […]

LaGuardia Community College Honors Student Takes Top Prize in National Science Poster Competition

November 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 27, 2013—Wai (Kat) Lam, a LaGuardia Community College honors student, took first prize in a national science poster presentation competition, beating out honor students from community colleges, four-year colleges and research institutions. “Kat’s success in the competition was quite an achievement because she was not only competing against honor students from […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Organize Fundraiser to Help Survivors of the Typhoon That Hit the Philippines

November 25, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 25, 2013—LaGuardia Community College’s student clubs banded together to collect money for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan that ravaged the fragile islands of the Philippines. Students from the Philippine Union of LaGuardia Students Organization (PULSO), the People Power Movement chapter, the President’s Society, the Honors Student Advisory Committee and the ePortfolio […]

LaGuardia Community College Receives Grant to Train Veterans for High Demand Jobs

November 21, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 21, 2013–LaGuardia Community College has been awarded $99,300 by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and the Walmart Foundation to provide veterans with vocational training and career development services in the growing IT and telecommunications industry. LaGuardia was one of 11 colleges and organizations to receive the IVMF/Walmart Foundation […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Women’s Basketball Team Volunteers to Feed the Homeless on Thanksgiving

November 20, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 20, 2013—The LaGuardia Community College’s women’s basketball team will trade in their basketballs for aprons and serving utensils when they volunteer to feed the homeless at a Manhattan shelter on Thanksgiving day. On the day when American families gather around the dining room table and give thanks, the 13 members of […]