LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Student Takes First Prize in National Competition for her Research on Antioxidants and Male Fertility in Fruit Flies

April 29, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College student Weily Lang placed first for her research on the effects of antioxidants on fertility in male fruit flies at the Sigma Xi Research Showcase, a nationwide online science competition.  Weily, a fine arts major who loves insects and research, was up against some 100 student researchers, 80% of […]

Photographer Walker Evans’s “Havana 1933” Collection at LaGuardia Community College Through May 29

April 29, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—A photography exhibition featuring photographer Walker Evans’s famous collection of images taken in Havana in 1933 will be shown at LaGuardia Community College now through May 29.  The event is free and open to the public.   The exhibition, comprising over 30 digital reproductions from original and posthumous prints, will be on […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Student Photography Exhibition on Chile at the Queens Museum of Art from May 5 to the 26th

April 26, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 26, 2013—Chile, a country with a rich culture, modern cosmopolitan capital and breathtaking natural beauty with its jungles, fjords, glaciers, lakes and volcanoes, is the subject of a Queens Museum of Art Partnership Gallery photography exhibition by LaGuardia Community College Commercial Photography students. The exhibition runs from May 5 through the […]

LaGuardia Community College is Hosting its 2013 Asian Heritage Celebration on May 8

April 24, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—To celebrate the wide range of Asian cultures that make up its student population, LaGuardia Community College on May 8 is hosting a festival featuring talented performers from China, Japan and the Philippines.  The events are free and open to the public. The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 […]

LaGuardia Community College Hires Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches

April 23, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

      Long Island City, NY—April 23, 2013—In a major step toward launching its intercollegiate athletics program, LaGuardia Community College has hired two  accomplished basketball coaches for its men’s and women’s teams that will begin their seasons this fall.   Coaching the women’s basketball team will be Anthony Alfaro, a seasoned veteran who has […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Get Valuable Career Lesson From the Pros at a Career Advisement Forum on May 1

April 22, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 22, 2013—Facing a highly competitive and ever-changing job market, college students, more than ever, are asking themselves these questions: Am I on an academic path that will lead to my desired career?  Do I have the attributes that employers are looking for?  How do I impress potential employers during a job […]

City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Proclaims April 19 “Day of Favors” at LaGuardia Community College

April 17, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—To quash the stereotype that New Yorkers are just not nice, Priscilla Stadler, a LaGuardia Community College administrator and Queens artist, is spearheading a project challenging the people of Queens, and beyond, to defy the myth by doing FAVORS for friends, family and strangers during April.  To kick off the project, City […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Photography Exhibition Captures the People and Places of Astoria

April 16, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 10, 2013—LaGuardia Community College, in partnership with an international research institute, on April 11 will open a student photography exhibition that looks at the people and places that make up the rich cultural diversity of Astoria.  The 50 stunning black-and-white and color images, which are part of the institute’s research project […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Dreams a Dream of Citizenship

April 10, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Like all college students, Katherine Taberas has lofty dreams.   The LaGuardia Community College honor student plans on graduating, transferring to a senior college and then on to law school, which will pave the way to a career as an immigration lawyer.  There is one major obstacle in her way: her undocumented status. […]

Class of All Female Small Business Owners Graduate From Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

April 2, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

NEW YORK – Goldman Sachs on April 1 hosted a graduation of small business owners from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, a $500 million initiative to unlock the growth and job-creation potential of small businesses across the United States by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support […]

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates International Mother Language Day on April 10

March 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—To celebrate its community’s rich cultural diversity and multilingualism, LaGuardia Community College on April 10 is hosting the Third International Mother Language Day Celebration featuring music from Bangladesh, North Africa/the Middle East and China. The keynote speaker will be Fabrice Jaumont, education attaché at the French Embassy’s New York headquarters. He oversees […]

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates National Nutrition Month on March 20

March 15, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

 Long Island City, NY—March 15, 2013—In celebration of National Nutrition Month, a nationwide movement to encourage people to eat healthy and sustainable food, LaGuardia Community College on March 20 will be hosting a variety of activities including having a green market on campus where local naturally grown produce will be sold.   W. Rogowski Farm, […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor Invited by the American Academy of Arts and Letters to Exhibit Work

March 13, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College associate professor and mixed-media sculptor, Arthur Simms, was among 34 contemporary artists chosen to exhibit their work at the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters 2013 Invitational Exhibition. His three sculptures are among over 120 paintings, sculptures and works on paper on exhibition at the galleries of the […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Take First Prize in Federal Reserve Financial Awareness Video Contest

February 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Three LaGuardia Community College student filmmakers produced a video on financial literacy that took first prize in the fourth annual Financial Awareness Video Competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The team of Byron Guinanzaca, Christian Guinanzaca and Estela Melendez produced “Repair Your Credit—Repair Your Life,” a 30-second public […]

A LaGuardia Community College IR Expert is the Keynote Speaker at an Educational Symposium in Japan

February 26, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Erez Lenchner, a senior institutional researcher at LaGuardia Community College, has been invited by a program funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education to deliver a keynote speech at a major educational symposium on March 3. Mr. Lenchner will present his speech, titled “Using Institutional Research for the Development of Education Systems […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Take to the Stage and Receive Rave Reviews

February 21, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 21, 2013—At the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Theater Festival, a theater showcase where over 200 theater students from colleges and graduate schools throughout the northeast were competing, the same question was being asked by amazed students and faculty: “Who are those guys who did so well and where did they come […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Sustainability Efforts Receive Kudos from CUNY

February 20, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College is on a sustainable path. For the eighth consecutive year, the College was the recipient of the CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor’s Productivity Awards for its ambitious sustainability projects that reduced expenditures and saved energy. Executive Vice Chancellor Allan Dorbin presented two awards to Shahir Erfan, vice president of administration, […]

Dr. Gail O. Mellow and Higher Education Leaders Call for Bold Action on College Attainment

January 30, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—In an effort to boost the college completion rate, Dr. Gail O. Mellow, the president of LaGuardia Community College and vice chair of the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment, joined the commission members in calling upon the higher education community to introduce reforms to better serve its untraditional student population—the older […]

Jackson Heights Lawyer Makes a Case for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College

January 29, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–When Mercedes Cano, an immigration lawyer with a community practice in Jackson Heights, attended the first session of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at LaGuardia Community she felt she had made a mistake. Sitting among entrepreneurs who headed janitorial, landscaping and construction companies, she wondered how this 11-week program that […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor Serving as Consultant to Hunan University of Science of Technology

January 10, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Dr. Xiwu Feng (冯锡武), a LaGuardia Community College Communication Skills professor, has been approached by the Hunan University of Science and Technology in Hunan Province, China, to share his expertise and help in the redesign of its graduate linguistics program. “The university is launching a campaign to innovate its programs and is […]