LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Student Anastassiya Neznanova Recognized by International Honor Society, Awarded Two Scholarships

April 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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 Gets Award from New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges

April 13, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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 Appointed to Prestigious Education Finance Commission

April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

Hit Television Series “Fresh Off the Boat” Holds Live Screening at LaGuardia Community College

April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

“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 Delivers First Pulitzer Center—LaGuardia Community College Partnership Lecture

April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

Falchi Building to Host LaGuardia Community College Student Photo Exhibit

March 24, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

Colorado College Officials Visit LaGuardia to Examine Educational Initiatives

March 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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 Testifies Before Congressional Committee

March 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.”

“Goldman Sachs Gives” Makes $2 Million Gift to LaGuardia Community College

March 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

LaGuardia Students Collaborate to Become Published Authors

March 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

Mayor Ed Koch Calls 1980 Sydenham Hospital Closing A Mistake in Latest LaGuardia and Wagner Archives YouTube Video

March 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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 College Students Show Appreciation for Business Partners of the College at Networking Event

March 9, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

LaGuardia Community College Shares ePortfolio Best Practices with Australian University

March 6, 2015 | LaGuardia Community 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 Students Shine in National and State Math Competitions

February 11, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

LaGuardia Community College Holds Community Forum, Debuts “Faces of Islam” Photo Exhibit at the Queens Museum

February 6, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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

LaGuardia Community College Professor Arthur Simms Wins SJ Weiller Fund Award

January 26, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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 Community College Theater Students to Perform at Kennedy Center Festival

January 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

LaGuardia Community College Foundation Installs Two New Members to Board of Directors

January 8, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

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.”

The New York Times—Story About the Challenge of Teaching in Community Colleges

December 23, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

The New York Times article discusses Eduardo Vianna’s teaching practices and the obstacles he faces as a professor, as well as the obstacles students face when engaging in a class room setting.

LaGuardia Community College Foundation Installs New Chairperson

December 12, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Suresh Sani, President of First Pioneer Properties, Inc., was sworn in as the newly elected chairperson of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation on December 2.

Sani succeeds Paul Higbee, a partner of G.C. Andersen Partners, LLC, who served as the Foundation chair for four years and is now serving as an honorary director.