LaGuardia Community College

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 […]

LaGuardia Community College Recognizes the Queens Borough President for Helping to Fund its Admissions Office on November 18

November 18, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 18, 2013—LaGuardia Community College on   November 18 formally acknowledged Queens Borough President Helen Marshall for the instrumental role she played in allocating funding toward the renovation of the new Admissions office. During the ribbon cutting ceremony attended by students, faculty and administrators, Dr. Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College, […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor Teams Up with Comedian Amy Sedaris in Videos on Rabbit Care for Howcast.com

November 15, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 15, 2013—Mary Cotter, a LaGuardia Community College veterinary technology instructor and rabbit expert, has paired up with Amy Sedaris, comedian and bunny lover, in 49 on-line videos on how to care for your pet rabbit. The videos were produced by Howcast, an online media company that streams instructional videos on a […]

LaGuardia Community College is Soliciting Presenters for its Conference on the Changing Communication Landscape

November 14, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 14, 2013—LaGuardia Community College is sponsoring this spring an interdisciplinary conference delving into the changing communication landscape and is currently accepting proposals from educators, students and graduate students who are interested in presenting.  The deadline for submissions is December 15. The conference, which will be held on March 28, will showcase […]

FAVORS Project Installation that Disproves Stereotype of Competitive, Selfish New Yorkers is on Display at Space Gallery From November 6-23

October 31, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—October 31, 2013—Walking a neighbor’s dog.  Making dinner for a sick friend.  Buying a slice of pizza for a homeless man.  Those were some of the favors New Yorkers performed this year to quash the myth that we are not so nice.  Those favors are now the objects of an art installation […]