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. […]
Long Island City, NY—March 27, 2014—Two LaGuardia Community College students, who three years ago immigrated to the U.S. to pursue a college education despite the financial, language and cultural hurdles they would have to clear, were honored by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the Two-Year College for their outstanding scholarship, leadership and […]
Long Island City, NY—March 24, 2014–Two graduates of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College have won 2013 New York Enterprise Report (NYER) Small Business Awards. George Constantinou, co-owner of Bogota Latin Bistro in Brooklyn, was honored with the Best Practice/Leadership Award, and Tamara Nall, president and chief executive officer of The Leading […]
Long Island City, NY—March 20, 2014–For Suzanne Scanlon, giving back is second nature. So, when the lawyer and co-founder of the successful Berger Legal Secondment & Solutions, LLC d/b/a Bliss Lawyers, a virtual law firm that provides businesses with legal services and recruitment alternatives for full-time and part-time secondment attorneys, graduated from 10,000 Small Businesses, […]
Long Island City, NY—March 4, 2014— Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named LaGuardia Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize […]
Long Island City, NY—February 27, 2014—Hiroki Ohara, one of the youngest Japanese grandmasters in ikebana, “the Japanese art of flower arrangement,” on March 6 will be demonstrating this exquisite art form to a group of LaGuardia Community College students that will get a chance to create its own arrangements. The demonstration, held from 2:00 p.m. […]
Long Island City, NY—February 27, 2014– Assemblyman Ron Kim awarded two LaGuardia Community College students $250 scholarships for their winning essays that poignantly described how they overcame insurmountable obstacles through determination and perseverance. Kat Lam and Nancy Li Xiuqin were winners in the assemblyman’s Grit Essay Contest, a project that is part of his bold […]
Long Island City, NY—February 24, 2014—For three consecutive years, LaGuardia Community College media studies students have had impressive showings at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Awareness Video Competition where college students in the tri-state area were invited to produce 30-second videos on financial literacy. In 2010, the students captured first and second […]
Long Island City, NY—February 21, 2014—Julio Trinidad, a LaGuardia Community College theater major who hopes one day to see his name on a Broadway marquee, won the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Theatre Festival’s northeast regional acting competition. The win comes with a $500 scholarship and an invitation to compete with the top 16 students from […]
Long Island City, NY—February 14, 2014—LaGuardia Community College, an international leader in student electronic portfolios (ePortfolio), has launched a first-of-its-kind website that demonstrates how ePortfolio initiatives can help colleges and universities enrich student learning, deepen pedagogy and assessment, and initiate institutional change. Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolio Resources and Research, created by a network of 24 […]
Long Island City, NY—February 11, 2014—Dr. Karlyn Koh, an English professor at LaGuardia Community College who established an innovative transfer initiative that has greatly improved student transfer success, has received the prestigious Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional advocacy and leadership in the development and implementation of […]
Long Island City, NY—February 7, 2014— LaGuardia Community College student Holly Ivey, an independent hair stylist, is one step closer to realizing her dream of expanding her operation after she competed to win the top prize, $1,000, in the winter semester of the Capital One Bank Student Design Entrepreneur Challenge. Holly was among seven students […]
Long Island City, NY—February 4, 2014—In her 23 years, Crystal Cameron has had to face one formidable challenge after another. There was a volatile relationship with her mother; the murder of her father; an unplanned pregnancy at the age 17; and a stint in foster care. But, instead of allowing these events to defeat her, […]