LaGuardia Community College and Santander Bank, N.A. today announced a three-year philanthropic collaboration for the Bank’s Santander Universities program to support the President’s Society Program at the College. President’s Society students reflect the rich diversity of all LaGuardia students who come from more than 150 countries and speak over 125 languages. Alumni of the program are currently studying at schools such as Columbia, NYU, Smith and Georgetown.
Twenty-seven scholars from the 14th cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College graduated from the program on June 25th.
Keynote speaker Dina Powell, head of Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing and President of Goldman Sachs Foundation, which oversees the national initiative, noted the positive impact 10,000 Small Businesses has had overall. “Sixty-seven percent of participants have reported increasing their revenues six months after graduating, which rises to 76% after 18 months. Forty-six percent of participants have reported creating net new jobs six months after graduating, which rises to 57% after 18 months. And the graduation rate is 99%.”
National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams convened a roundtable of faculty, staff and students at LaGuardia Community College to discuss the importance of innovative humanities programs in liberal arts education, highlighting the federal agency’s recent announcement of its new community colleges grant program.
This new grant program, Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges is the latest NEH effort to expand the humanities resources and educational opportunities available to historically underserved student populations. The grant program is part of NEH’s agency-wide initiative The Common Good: TheHumanities in the Public Square , which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life.
LaGuardia Community College students Xavier Medina and Nathan Weiss have been awarded the prestigious 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This generous scholarship is awarded to the nation’s top community college students, providing up to $40,000 per year for completion of their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities.
The Center for Immigrant Education and Training (CIET) at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (CUNY), and the New York City Department of Education hosted a parent conference on June 9 at LaGuardia for families of English Language Learners (ELLs).
On the last Saturday of spring break, as most students were enjoying leisure time, LaGuardia Community College’s Math Society was adding to the number of awards they’ve won this year.
At the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conference in Monmouth, New Jersey, four LaGuardians worked together to place first in the competition among all other two-year colleges present.
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $10,000 to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College Foundation, in support of its mission to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations nationwide to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society.
Students graduating this month from LaGuardia Community College’s Fine Arts Program are proud to have completed this important step in their life’s journey and another reason to stand tall is the artwork they chose to display for their final exhibit at the college.
The LaGuardia Community College Art and Design Seminar Graduate Exhibition is a fascinating and colorful exhibit featuring a collection of over 30 drawings, paintings and photographs by the graduating Fine Arts majors.
Cecilia Munoz, the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House inspired the nearly 1,600 new graduates as the keynote speaker at LaGuardia Community College’s 43rd Annual Commencement Exercises on June 4 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Long Island City, NY—May 29, 2015—SUNY Westbury President Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts urged students to run for office and cherish education during his keynote address at the “Black Lives Matter; From Perceptions to Possibilities to Progress” Summit at LaGuardia Community College. “For our sisters and brothers who decide they are going into medicine, that they […]
Cecilia Munoz, the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House, will be the keynote speaker at LaGuardia Community College’s 43rd Annual Commencement Exercises on June 4.
The featured speaker and other distinguished guests will address an expected 1,000-plus graduates who will be attending the exercises at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (7th Avenue between W 31st St and W 33rd St). The event begins at 10:00 a.m.
Long Island City, NY—May 22, 2015—LaGuardia Community college celebrated Asian Heritage month with spectacular performances by the New York Chinese Chorus, folk singer and composer Dr. Chou Hsing-Lih and the Qi Shu Feng Peking Opera Company. The New York Chinese Chorus was founded in 2009 to promote cultural exchange in the local community. Chorus members hail […]
LaGuardia Community College Environmental Science students and faculty recently spent a Saturday volunteering to clean up Long Island City.
The fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Riverkeeper, an advocacy group dedicated to protecting New York City and the Hudson Valley’s waterways, took place Saturday May 9th at over 100 locations in the region.
LaGuardia Community College’s Theater program is pleased to present the play “Our Lady of 121st Street,” until May 23rd in the College’s Black Box Theater.
The dark comedy originally written by actor and playwright Stephen Adley Guirgis is directed by LaGuardia Community College faculty member Garrett Neergaard. “It’s a play about coming home and facing your past,” said Neergaard. In addition to acting in the play, students also are working behind the scenes as the stage crew, lighting crew and in costume design, among many other roles for the production. Visit the show website to learn more.
More than twenty members of the LaGuardia Community College family participated in the first ever BioBlitz at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
The service-learning event, organized by the College’s Environmental Science program and STEM Advising Council, took 17 students and five faculty members to the all-day event held in New York City’s third largest park.
LaGuardia Community College biology major Marcos Murdumbay placed second at the statewide 23rd Annual CSTEP Conference.
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is offered in a number of colleges and universities and helps students pursuing professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields gain research experience.
The LaGuardia Community College library renovations are well underway.
Demolition, or deconstruction, of the walls, fixtures and flooring on the E-Building second floor has produced an open space, part of the 21,000 square feet that will be added to the facility, expanding the library’s total area by 58 percent.
The Little Flower came home to LaGuardia Community College.
Actor Tony Lo Bianco brought “The Little Flower,” his one man play about the late New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, to the college that bears LaGuardia’s name this week with a mesmerizing performance in the school’s Little Theater.
Award winning photographer and Bard College Professor An-My Le recently conducted a master class in photography for an appreciative group of LaGuardia Community College students.
More than fifty students huddled around Lê as she critiqued a collection of their photographs, discussed various photographic techniques, recommended books on photography for them to read, and discussed the difficulties of making a living at her chosen profession.
LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow was awarded the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction at Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas on April 17.
Recognized for her dedication and support of LaGuardia Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Dr. Mellow is one of 23 honorees for 2015.