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.
LaGuardia Community College student Anastassiya Neznanova was named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team and awarded a $5,000 scholarship at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
One of 20 students selected for the national All USA Academic Team, Anastassiya was featured in a USA Today newspaper article and received an additional $2,000 scholarship as a New Century Scholar.
LaGuardia Community College student and Math Society member, Alzahra Ahmed, has received an $800 scholarship from the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) Scholarship Committee.
LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow will join two former state governors and other luminaries on a commission charged with finding new funding options for higher education.
Convened by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the non-partisan National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education held its first meeting last month in Washington, DC.
“Fresh Off the Boat” brought laughs, a budding television star, and serious discussion to LaGuardia Community College.”
More than 100 students, staff and guests packed LaGuardia’s E building atrium to watch a live screening of the break-out ABC hit about an Asian-American family in Orlando, Fla.
Journalist Alice Su brought the plight of refugees displaced by armed conflicts in the Middle East and Africa to LaGuardia Community College.
Based in Amman, Jordan, Su, the inaugural lecturer of the Pulitzer Center – LaGuardia Community College Campus Consortium Partnership, put a human face on the staggering numbers of people who have resettled in Jordan after fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, and other countries in the region.
LaGuardia Community College and its neighbor, the Falchi Building, are planning a fond tribute to the community they both call home.
“Long Island City: Past. Present. Future.”, is a photography exhibit of more than 40 images of the once industrial, and now rapidly, changing western Queens neighborhood taken by LaGuardia students which will debut March 26 in the Falchi Building lobby.
A delegation from Colorado’s Front Range Community College visited LaGuardia Community College last week to learn more about LaGuardia’s ground breaking student advisement and retention initiatives.
Front Range Dean of Instruction Cathy Pellish, Faculty and Instructional Coach Heidi Strang, and Coordinator of Student Activities Nate Wiley spent an afternoon meeting with LaGuardia administrators and faculty members who briefed the group on several programs.
LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow testified before a Congressional committee this week, where she touted several LaGuardia training programs and educational initiatives and urged lawmakers to find more money for the nation’s community colleges.
“When you look at who community college students are, these are the individuals who want to make it in America,” Mellow said. “They believe in the American dream and are doing everything they can to get there.”
LaGuardia Community College today announced that Goldman Sachs Gives will make a $2 million gift, the largest donation in the College’s history, to help students stay in college. Goldman Sachs Gives is also raising an additional $1 million to provide targeted support to America’s community colleges.
One current and two former LaGuardia Community College students are now published authors, thanks to LaGuardia Associate Professor Jodi Schwartz and some very hard work.
Brian Miller, Joserichsen Mondesir and Timothy Slater collaborated with Prof. Schwartz on an essay, “Returning to School After Incarceration: Policy, Prisoners, and the Classroom,” which is a chapter in the book, “Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Education,” edited by Schwartz, Dionne Rosser-Mims, Brendaly Drayton and Talmadge C. Guy.
There is an extraordinary moment in “Sydenham, 2015,” the latest YouTube video offering from LaGuardia Community College’s LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.
Former Mayor Ed Koch admits, “I was wrong.”
LaGuardia Community Collegestudents, faculty and staff gathered for a networking event titled “Uncorked: LaGuardia Partners Appreciation Reception” with the College’s business partners.
The event was an opportunity for students to thank representatives from various businesses for their commitment to the College.
Innovative technology uses at LaGuardia Community College are again gaining international recognition as the College shares best practices with Australia’s Deakin University at a meeting held Wednesday, January 14, 2015.
LaGuardia has long been a leader in groundbreaking approaches in the use of electronic portfolios, known as ePortfolios, for assessment, advisement, first year seminar courses and professional development.
LaGuardia Community College Math Society members delivered strong showings in two prestigious math competitions.
LaGuardia’s team finished second overall in the New York State Math Association of Two Year Colleges’ (NYSMATYC) Annual Fall competition and in the American Math Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) Northeast Region First Round competition.
They are teachers, artists, airline pilots, community activists and attorneys; New Yorkers one and all.
They are also Muslim.
On Saturday, February 7 at the Queens Museum, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) and LaGuardia Community College will host an afternoon of artistic activities exploring the city’s Muslim community
Arthur Simms started the year on a roll.
A week before his December 15Th birthday Simms, a sculptor and Director of LaGuardia Community College’s Art Program, learned he had been awarded tenure.
LaGuardia’s Bengal Tiger is a good tiger indeed!
LaGuardia Community College’s production of Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize nominated play, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” beat out more than thirty colleges nationally to claim a spot at the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Region 1.
Nicolas Nicolaou and Larry Solomon were sworn in on December 2 as new LaGuardia Community College board members.
LaGuardia President Gail O. Mellow welcomed them to the board. “I am excited about the growth of our board,” she said. “Their wealth of experience in our community is essential to our fundraising efforts. I am confident that they will bring creative ideas and new energy to the group.”