Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the College gathered in the Jacob K. Javits Center North at 10 a.m. on June 5, 2014 to celebrate the conferring of degrees on LaGuardia Community College’s 42nd graduating class, the Class of 2014. This year, the College graduated 1,080 students.
Thomas E. Perez, the United States secretary of labor and Ray Suarez, a veteran broadcast journalist and host of “Inside Story” on Al Jazeera America, will be the commencement speaker and keynote, respectively, at LaGuardia Community College’s 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises on June 5.
The featured speakers will address an expected 1,000 graduates who will be attending the exercises at the Jacob K. Javits Center North at West 38th Street and 11th Avenue. The event begins at 10:00 a.m.
For the third consecutive year, Alpha Theta Phi, LaGuardia Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for two-year colleges, was recognized at the New York Regional Convention and the Florida International Convention for their many accomplishments in 2013. LaGuardia’s chapter was once again the top chapter among more than 60 in the New York region.
Long Island City, NY—April 29, 2014—LaGuardia Community College, which has in place a number of innovative initiatives designed to help its Latino students graduate, ranked number one in graduating Latinos at the associate level and second among bachelor’s and associate programs in New York in enrolling Latinos, according to a report by Excelencia in Education. […]
Long Island City, NY—April 29 , 2014—Dr. Payal Doctor, the faculty advisor of the Alpha Theta Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at LaGuardia Community College, was honored by the PTK Honor Society for her significant contributions to the growth of the LaGuardia chapter and its student members. The associate professor of philosophy received the […]
The Consul General of Japan, in New York on May 22, will present a commendation to LaGuardia Community College for establishing strong ties with his country and for building a rich Japanese studies program that is exposing its students to the country’s language and culture.
Long Island City, NY—April 24, 2014—Lisa DeSpain, a LaGuardia Community College humanities professor and an award-winning conductor-composer of jazz and theater, is one of five finalists and the only woman chosen to compete in the nationwide 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. “It is a true honor to be a finalist in this prestigious competition,” said […]
Long Island City, NY—April 24, 2014—Determined to prevent another fatal traffic accident near its campus, LaGuardia Community College released a comprehensive traffic study on Thomson Avenue, a heavily trafficked boulevard that was the site of a fatal traffic accident involving a high school student. “For years, LaGuardia has been concerned about the pedestrian and vehicular […]
Long Island City, NY—April 23, 2014—Cristina Mihailescu, a LaGuardia Community College Honors student, was facing a major dilemma. The international student and 40-year-old single mother of two young daughters was graduating in June with the hope of transferring to a four-year institution, but financial constraints were making it seem impossible. As an international student who […]
Shared common infrastructure, administration and academic support aim to raise graduation rates, participation of underrepresented groups
Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College will offer associate degrees in earth system science and environmental engineering (ESE). Students completing the programs will be able to transfer seamlessly to the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York to earn bachelor’s degrees in this high-demand engineering discipline.
Long Island City, NY—April 17, 2014—Keisha Baxter, a LaGuardia Community College civil engineering student, will not be spending the summer in the open air, but researching air quality in a lab as a participant in a highly competitive City University of New York research program. Keisha is among 10 CUNY undergraduate students, and the only […]
Dr. Michael Baston, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at LaGuardia Community College, will be presenting a far-reaching proposal on how to build a comprehensive transfer continuum at the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association conference on May 19-21.
Eight years and counting, LaGuardia Community College’s “green” efforts continue to grow as our annual Earth Day celebration approaches. The Sustainability Council and its supporters are hosting a three-day event beginning April 29 that will center on this years theme, “Engineering Sustainable Solutions.” The event is free and open to the public.
Long Island City, NY—April 14, 2014—Dr. Ian Alberts, a LaGuardia Community College chemistry professor, received the highly coveted Feliks Gross Award from the City University of New York’s Academy of Humanities and Sciences for his potentially groundbreaking research on computer-aided drug design. Dr. Alberts was the only community college professor among the six assistant professors […]
A team of LaGuardia Community College students displayed its mastery of math and problem solving and took first prize among community college teams at the Eleventh Annual Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Competition for two-year and four-year colleges.
Long Island City, NY—April 8, 2014— Amanda Tsang, a LaGuardia Community College student, placed first at the Sigma Xi Research Showcase, a nationwide online science competition, for her research project that is tracing the evolution of the ground spider, one of the largest but little researched spider families. Amanda and Dr. Boris Zakharov, her faculty […]
Long Island City, NY—April 3, 2014–While growth was not a problem for Aliyyah Baylor’s specialty cake business, not having a solid plan was. “Growth can stop you from seeing your business from the outside and working on it because there’s not a plan in place,” said the owner of Make My Cake in Harlem. “But […]
Ernesto Quiñonez, a nationally acclaimed American novelist, and Suzanne Oboler, an author and professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, on April 25 will deliver keynote addresses at the CUNY Latin@ Cultural Studies Conference hosted by LaGuardia Community College and the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative.
Long Island City, NY—April 1, 2014—Elissa Olin, an actor-turned-aspiring-small- business-owner would walk around her Brooklyn neighborhood including Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill with her dog, Lola, passing storefronts and imagining opening one herself. She envisioned an eco-friendly home goods and gift shop that would provide green products to a working class neighborhood where shopping and resources […]
Long Island City, NY—March 28, 2014—As part of a National Center for Science and Engagement initiative to link college-level mathematics to relevant civic issues, three LaGuardia Community College mathematics professors were awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant to develop a statistics course that will place an emphasis on applications in civic and environmental issues. […]