At a press conference today, LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow, joined by Hostos Community College President David Gomez, and Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek, thanked New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) for $2.1 million in total funding for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, a highly successful program that seeks to help young fathers continue with their schooling and learn essential parenting skills.
LaGuardia Community College will begin providing professional development in effective teaching techniques for CUNY Graduate Center doctoral candidates. In turn, the doctoral candidates will teach humanities courses for approximately 2,500 undergraduates at LaGuardia. The four and a half year program is supported by a $3.15 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Graduate Center, which was announced earlier this week ( click here to read more).
NYDesigns, an incubator, co-working and fabrication space in Long Island City, Queens that supports creative makers at all stages of business development, will be participating in the World Maker Faire 2015 on September 26 – 27 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.
In anticipation of Pope Francis’ arrival in New York City, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives have released a video highlighting the historic 1979 visit by Pope John Paul II.
LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow joined President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, fellow educators, philanthropists and business leaders from across the country on Wednesday, September 9 for a history-making moment at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan where the President renewed his pledge to make two years of community college free for responsible students.
Dr. Mellow was named to the College Promise Campaign’s National Advisory Board, an independent coalition led by Dr. Biden, former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer and Martha Kanter, a professor of higher education at New York University and former under secretary of education.
With the U.S. Open underway in Flushing Meadows, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives released an amusing but important audio clip spotlighting a piece of the history of the U.S. Open in Queens.
This audio artifact tells the story of the time Borough President Claire Shulman convinced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reroute air traffic at La Guardia Airport away from the Tennis Center in 1990 to encourage the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to keep the tournament in Queens. At the time, the USTA was considering moving the tournament out of New York when their lease was set to expire in 1994.
The first cohort of the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) at LaGuardia Community College has wrapped up research and presented their work at the 2015 CRSP Summer Symposium.
Fifteen students have been working under the guidance of nine faculty members at LaGuardia on various research projects throughout the last year through CRSP. The goal of the program is to encourage undergraduate participation in authentic research experiences, and to increase persistence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines within CUNY.
Forty immigrant nurses were honored during a special ceremony at LaGuardia Community College on August 11. All have completed the college’s inaugural NCLEX-RN Preparation Course for English Language Learners (ELLs) to prepare them for the certification exam that is part of the re-credentialing process to return to work as Registered Nurses in the State of New York.
Operated under LaGuardia’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training, and part of the college’s New York City Welcome Back Center, which guides internationally trained healthcare professionals through New York’s re-credentialing process, the course prepares those with a nursing degree from another country with the English and workforce skills necessarily to pass the state board of nursing’s National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
At the invitation of United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan,LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow joined educators from across the nation at the University of Maryland,Baltimore County, on a panel to discuss the future of higher education in America before a large audience of higher education leaders,policymakers, students, groups, advocates, faculty, trustees and others.
New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller bestowed a proclamation upon LaGuardia’s Performing Arts Center (LPAC) for its 2014-15 season work entitled “Beyond Sacred: Unthinking Muslim Identity” at an Eid al Fitr celebration at City Hall.
Long Island City, NY—July30, 2015—Eight budding student entrepreneurs at LaGuardia Community College celebrated completing the Capital One Entrepreneurship Program by presenting their prototypes and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $3,000 in seed capital. Tammy Duval-Nam, a Computer Science major and creator of Knowts, a self-tracking app, won first place.
With the Mets’ season in full swing, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives released a new video this week View Video, which features former New York Council Member and State Assembly Member Mark Weprin recounting the championship season of the 1986 New York Mets and his own participation in the team’s Old-Timers Day on July 12, a celebration of the 25thAnniversary of the Amazin’ Mets. The video goes up just as the Archives YouTube channel reaches over 300,000 views.
Queens artist Mark Salinas, Founder of 7 Train Murals, in connection with the Long Island City Partnership and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), announced plans to bring a mural titled Pedestrian Patterns Mural onto the Thomson Avenue Bridge between Skillman Avenue and 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. LaGuardia students and members of the LIC community have volunteered to paint the 6,000 square foot mural. A public unveiling is scheduled for August 12.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the American Folk Art Museum a $461,000 grant to develop the Museum Career Internship Program with LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York.
Long Island City, NY – July 8, 2015 – An independent study of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses found that participating businesses experience dramatic revenue growth and create jobs, including in New York City where LaGuardia Community College administers the program. The second edition of the report, Stimulating Small Business Growth, is based on a study conducted by Babson College, […]
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) at LaGuardia Community College, along with Ping Chong + Company (PCC) will tour their production, “Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity,” this summer.
The groundbreaking piece features a LaGuardia alumni and two current LaGuardia students, alongside a student at New School for Social Research and a Ph.D. candidate from Columbia University, as they share their personal histories as young adults that identify as Muslim.
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.