LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College and Brown University Receive Funding From The National Institute of General Medical Sciences to Partner on Research

September 11, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—September 11, 2013—LaGuardia Community College is among four New York colleges, and the only community college, partnering with Brown University on a collaborative science research project to expose minority students to the sciences.  The project is funded by a three-year grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to Brown University. […]

CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College Makes Difference in Young Men’s Lives

August 29, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—August 29, 2013– Jesus Benitz knew he wanted to make a change in his life.  The 21-year old had dropped out of high school in his senior year when he became a father at 17 and for the past four years was working full-time as a cashier. “I didn’t want to keep […]

LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow Responds to President Obama’s Plan to Lower College Costs on PBS’s NewsHour

August 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—August 27, 2013—In a PBS NewsHour segment on President Obama’s ambitious plan to makes colleges more affordable and accountable, aired on August 22, Dr. Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College and a national leader in community college education, said she was “excited and concerned” about the president’s proposal. “When I […]

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is Awarded a Grant From the Association of Performing Arts Presenters

August 15, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center of LaGuardia Community College was among 15 of the nation’s art organizations receiving an Association of Performing Arts Presenters grant to develop artistic projects that will expand awareness and understanding of Muslim societies.  LaGuardia was the only college in New York State and the only community college […]

Three LaGuardia Community College Students Receive the 2013 Education Fund Fellow Award

August 15, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

 Long Island City, NY—Three LaGuardia Community College students who despite personal hardships had the perseverance to continue their education after a long hiatus were the recipients of the 2013 Education Fund Fellow award of $10,000. Ellen Lee, a dietetic technician major; Rema Marks, a childhood education major; and Mayra Vega, a liberal arts and science […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Welcome Back Center Helps Internationally Trained Health Professionals Join New York’s Healthcare Field

July 2, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City—July 1, 2013—When Beauty Rahman Baten, a native of Bangladesh who trained as a nurse in Germany, immigrated to the United States she was hopeful that she would be able to find a nursing job.  Instead she found roadblocks.   “I didn’t know how to get recertified, I didn’t know which books I […]

NY Designs Community Member KeyMe Launches in New York City

June 25, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—June 25, 2013—KeyMe, a resident of NYDesigns, a small business incubator located on the campus of LaGuardia Community College, today launched in five 7-Eleven stores across Manhattan its first-of-their-kind, self-service kiosks that provide customers with 24-hour access to their home or office keys, safely and securely.  “The kiosks permit customers to make […]

A Graduate of the CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College Praises the Program at an Event Hosted by Mayor Bloomberg

June 20, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—June 20, 2013—Rajib Gonzelez stood on stage with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his three young children and told the audience attending a celebration of the New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative how the CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College, a program under the initiative, impacted upon his life. “I wouldn’t […]

Marilyn Skony Stamm, CEO of Stamm International, Receives the LaGuardia Community College Innovative Leadership Award

June 13, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

      Long Island City, NY—June 13, 2013—Marilyn Skony Stamm, the CEO of Stamm International Corp., and a former LaGuardia Community College Foundation board director whose  fundraising efforts have helped raise over $700,000 for student scholarships, was honored at the Foundation’s Innovative Leadership Award reception.   “I cannot tell you how important Marilyn has […]

LaGuardia Community College Alumn’s “Best Film” to be Screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

May 31, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—When his short film was selected “best film” at the Campus Movie Fest at Hunter College, Girard Tecson, a ’07 LaGuardia Community College graduate, knew that this would not be the film’s last screening.  Packaged with the top award was an invitation to show the film at the 2014 Short Film Corner […]

Dr. Suresh Canagarajah, Professor and Author on Applied Linguistics and English, to Speak at LaGuardia Community College on May 30

May 21, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Dr. Suresh Canagarajah, a professor of Applied Linguistics and English at Pennsylvania State University and an award-winning author, will be the featured speaker at LaGuardia Community College’s Literacy Brokers Program’s inaugural event on May 30. In his presentation/workshop, “Brokering Academic Publishing Conventions,” Dr. Canagarajah will discuss and demystify academic publishing conventions, show […]

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein to Deliver the Keynote Address at LaGuardia Community College’s 41st Commencement Exercises on June 6

May 20, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Lloyd Blankfein, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., which under his leadership launched the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and selected LaGuardia Community College as its first partner, will deliver the keynote address at the College’s 41st Commencement Exercises on June 6. Mr. Blankfein will address an […]

Forty-six CUNY Students Invited by Japan to Enjoy an All-Expense Paid Trip to its Country

May 20, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

          Long Island City, NY—May 20,  2013—In appreciation of its strong relationship with LaGuardia Community College, the Consulate General of Japan in New York has invited 46 CUNY students to take part in an all-expense paid 10-day study tour of Japan in May.   “Kakehashi – Bridge for Tomorrow” the Youth […]

May 16, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

New Study Shows LaGuardia Community College’s GED Bridge Program Significantly Boosts GED Pass Rates and College Enrollment MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research firm, released encouraging findings today from a rigorous evaluation of a new approach to GED instruction pioneered by LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Takes First Prize in National Competition for her Research on Antioxidants and Male Fertility in Fruit Flies

April 29, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College student Weily Lang placed first for her research on the effects of antioxidants on fertility in male fruit flies at the Sigma Xi Research Showcase, a nationwide online science competition.  Weily, a fine arts major who loves insects and research, was up against some 100 student researchers, 80% of […]

Photographer Walker Evans’s “Havana 1933” Collection at LaGuardia Community College Through May 29

April 29, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—A photography exhibition featuring photographer Walker Evans’s famous collection of images taken in Havana in 1933 will be shown at LaGuardia Community College now through May 29.  The event is free and open to the public.   The exhibition, comprising over 30 digital reproductions from original and posthumous prints, will be on […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Student Photography Exhibition on Chile at the Queens Museum of Art from May 5 to the 26th

April 26, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 26, 2013—Chile, a country with a rich culture, modern cosmopolitan capital and breathtaking natural beauty with its jungles, fjords, glaciers, lakes and volcanoes, is the subject of a Queens Museum of Art Partnership Gallery photography exhibition by LaGuardia Community College Commercial Photography students. The exhibition runs from May 5 through the […]

LaGuardia Community College is Hosting its 2013 Asian Heritage Celebration on May 8

April 24, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—To celebrate the wide range of Asian cultures that make up its student population, LaGuardia Community College on May 8 is hosting a festival featuring talented performers from China, Japan and the Philippines.  The events are free and open to the public. The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 […]

LaGuardia Community College Hires Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches

April 23, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

      Long Island City, NY—April 23, 2013—In a major step toward launching its intercollegiate athletics program, LaGuardia Community College has hired two  accomplished basketball coaches for its men’s and women’s teams that will begin their seasons this fall.   Coaching the women’s basketball team will be Anthony Alfaro, a seasoned veteran who has […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Get Valuable Career Lesson From the Pros at a Career Advisement Forum on May 1

April 22, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 22, 2013—Facing a highly competitive and ever-changing job market, college students, more than ever, are asking themselves these questions: Am I on an academic path that will lead to my desired career?  Do I have the attributes that employers are looking for?  How do I impress potential employers during a job […]