LaGuardia Community College

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 […]

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 […]