LaGuardia Community College

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 […]

LaGuardia Community College Joins Forces with Six Community Colleges and Two National Organizations to Aid Workforce in Distressed Northeast with $23.5 Million

October 30, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York—October 30, 2013—The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC), composed of LaGuardia Community College and six community colleges in the United States’ Northeastern region (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts) and two national organizations (Achieving the Dream and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), has been awarded $23.5 million from […]

LaGuardia Community College is Hosting a Town Hall Meeting on China-Latin America Relations on October 28

October 21, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—October 21, 2013—LaGuardia Community College on October 28 is hosting a town hall meeting on China-Latin American and China-U.S. relations that will include a live webcast and Q&A with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Also featured will be Dr. Evan Ellis, an analyst of Latin American economic, political and security […]

Dr. Gail O. Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College, to Participate in Washington, D.C. Forum Examining Higher Education Financing

October 11, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—October 11, 2013—Dr. Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College and a national leader in higher education, on October 21 will join a group of prominent educators at a Washington, D.C. forum to discuss how new policies to refinance higher education can improve students’ chances of completing their college education.  Dr. […]

LaGuardia Community College Receives a $240,000 Robin Hood Foundation Grant to Train Disadvantaged New Yorkers for Green Sector Jobs

October 10, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—October 10, 2013—To help those New Yorkers who have been shut out of the labor market, LaGuardia Community College has received a $240,000 grant from the Robin Hood Foundation to train underemployed and unemployed adults for jobs in the booming green jobs sector.  The Green Jobs Training Program will provide participants with […]

Japan’s First Lady, Madam Akie Abe, Pays a Special Visit to LaGuardia Community College on September 25

September 26, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—September 25 , 2013–Madam Akie Abe, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, made a special visit to LaGuardia Community College on September 25 to meet with students who are studying the country’s language and culture and who recently participated in a study abroad program proposed by her husband.  During her […]

Long Island City Artists Exhibition at LaGuardia Community College Now Through November 20

September 19, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY –September 19, 2013—The artistic world of the borough of Queens is alive and well, and to prove it LaGuardia Community College is hosting an exhibition comprising the diverse and rich works of 24 Queens artists.  The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is running through November 20.  “The […]