LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Students Learn to Negotiate Like United Nations Ambassadors

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Nine LaGuardia Community College students had the opportunity to practice international diplomacy first hand last month as delegates to the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Washington, DC.

Michael Collins, Liliana Katechis (Head Delegate), Diego Oliveros, Jhon Ortiz, Kennya Pesantez, Sarah Mindana, Kimberly Mota, Beatriz Ramos and Kevin Sarmiento, along with faculty mentor David Styler, attended the three day conference held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

LaGuardia Community College Delegates Shine at Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Five LaGuardia Community College students presented their research projects at the annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2014 conference in Detroit, MI.

Carl Gordon, Tabitha Rivera, Kevin Rodriguez, Silvia Tirado (LaGCC graduate now at City College of New York), and Nicole Vazquez, with graduate student and College assistant Ahmed Afifi and LaGuardia mentors professors Reginald Eze, John Toland and Yasser Hassebo joined more than 5,000 attendees—mostly undergraduate and graduate school students—from across the United States at the national event, held Nov. 5 – Nov. 9 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

The New York Times – Article About Struggle to Raise Funds to Support LaGuardia Students

November 20, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

The New York Times article discusses the wonderful contributions LaGuardia Foundation board member, Marilyn Skony Stamm, and various donors, including Mark C. Healy, have given to LaGuardia for scholarships—aiding in student’s completion of college. Unfortunately, community colleges are underfunded when compared to private institutions, and like LaGuardia, they continue to struggle to raise funds to support their students.

State Education Department Officials Discuss Bridge Program Over Lunch with LaGuardia Community College President, Administrators and Students

November 13, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

President Gail O. Mellow and LaGuardia Community College administrators last week hosted New York State Education Department, New York State Board of Regents, and local elected officials at a luncheon held in LaGuardia’s NYDesigns center.

“May It Give Hope To International Students…” Joo-Ho Kim, President Of Yogi and a Food Vendor, Supported LaGuardia Community College Scholarships

November 12, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Of the four or five food carts located in front of the buildings at LaGuardia Community College (LaGCC) in Queens Long Island City, the line in front of one is exceptionally long. It is the Korean-food food cart “Yogi,” which is operated by President Joo-Ho Kim (43 years old), an ethnic Korean.

LaGuardia Community College Archives Create Hit YouTube Videos

November 7, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 7, 2014—They may be better known as repositories of New York City history, but the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College is also home to an online hit. The archive’s collection of historic videos posted to its YouTube channel has just passed 255,000 views. “About 100,000 of those hits […]

LaGuardia Community College Graduate Creates Successful Design Business on Campus

October 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Nadira El Khang enrolled at LaGuardia Community College four years ago to learn English and pursue a secondary degree in accounting.

But El Khang, who had already earned a college degree in her native Morocco, also saw an opportunity at LaGuardia to grow her online business.

Today, thanks to hard work and resources she was able to access at LaGuardia, El Khang holds an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and is the proud owner of the thriving NADIRABAG company.

BET Reporter Samson Styles Shares Second Chances With LaGuardia Community College Students

October 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Black Entertainment Television News Reporter and Documentarian Samson Styles brought his inspirational message to LaGuardia Community College, urging students try hard to make the right choices in life.

NY Daily News: Article About Funding for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy

October 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York Daily News reporter Denis Hamill wrote a piece about the underfunding of the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, which provides young fathers with the tools they need to build a better future for themselves and their children by pursuing higher education. LaGuardia student and Luce Heritage Language Scholar, Jesus Benitez, shared his positive experience at the academy that helped pave the way for his success at LaGuardia and beyond.

Vice President of Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College Wins National Award

October 16, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Jane E. Schulman, Vice President of the Division of Adult and Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College, has been given the National Leadership Award by the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET).

Japanese First Lady Presents 115 Books to LaGuardia Community College

October 10, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Japanese Ambassador and Consul-General Sumio Kusaka this week presented LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow with over one hundred books to be used in LaGuardia’s Japanese language learning classes. The books and plaque were gifts from Japanese First Lady Madame Akie Abe in appreciation of the reception she received when she visited LaGuardia in September 2013.

NY Times: Compelling Story about LaGuardia Community College Student’s Path to Graduation

October 8, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York Times reporter Ginia Bellafante wrote a very powerful piece about one of LaGuardia Community College’s students. Her article vividly captures the struggles that so many of LaGuardia’s students face. This is a story all too familiar. One in which the challenges of poverty and a complex life interfere with LaGuardia students’ seamless path towards graduation.

LaGuardia Community College Awarded “First in the World” Grant by U.S. Department of Education for Innovative Programs to Improve Graduation Rates for Low-Income and Minority Students

September 30, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Sept. 30, 2014—LaGuardia Community College was awarded a highly competitive “First in the World” Grant intended to improve student retention and graduation rates among low income and minority students. “After receiving nearly 500 applications from around the country, we’re excited to announce LaGuardia Community College will receive a First in the World […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Extended Family Featured in New Photo Exhibit

September 19, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—September 19, 2014—The LaGuardia Community College family has once again turned the camera on itself. Over the past two semesters students in LaGuardia’s Commercial Photography program took photographs of their classmates, school faculty, staff and, when possible, their families and friends in an attempt to find the collective face of one of […]

LaGuardia Community College Offers Green Jobs Training in Spanish

September 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

In August LaGuardia Community College launched Carreras Verdes: Green Jobs for Latino NewYorkers, its first ever green construction training program developed exclusively for Spanish speakers. The free, two-week program will bridge the skills gap for workers with construction experience who want to transition to a career in the green construction or building maintenance sector.

LaGuardia Community College Offers Bookkeeping Program for English Language Learners

September 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College is offering a training program that helps non-native English speakers who have accounting experience in their home country translate this skill into an entry-level bookkeeping job in the U.S.

LaGuardia Community College Hosts Industry Insider Event to Explore Careers in Healthcare

September 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College hosted an information session on career paths in healthcare.

Nine LaGuardia Students Took Top Prize in the Capital One Entrepreneurship Program

September 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

One plans to bring healthy food to the Bronx. Another thinks Brooklyn can use more spices, while a third wants to help toddlers learn a second language.

Whatever their career plans, the spring 2014 Capital One Entrepreneurship Program gave nine aspiring business owners invaluable training to help get their businesses off the ground. On June 27th, they had the unique opportunity to compete for seed capital at the culminating business pitch event.

LaGuardia Community College Launches “Beyond Sacred” Showcasing Muslim Culture, Identity in Post-9/11 New York City

September 9, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College will hold the first public forum of its ambitious “Beyond Sacred: Unthinking Muslim Identity,” series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Local Project Art Space, 11-27 44th Road, Long Island City, Queens. Admission is free.

Beyond Sacred: Unthinking Muslim Identity is a year long series of dance, live theater, art exhibitions and public forums created to expand awareness and understanding of Muslim culture in post 9/11 New York City.

Seventy-Three-Year-Old Queens Photographer Debuts 1964 World’s Fair Photos in LaGuardia Community College Exhibition

August 4, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Charles “Carl” Barnett has taken thousands of photographs during his 73 years on the planet. But few people have seen them.

“I would print them a few of them and put them in a box in a closet in my house,” said Barnett, a retired federal bank examiner who volunteers in LaGuardia Community College’s photography program. “ Most of them are on color slides. I would show some of them to friends using a slide projector when I visited, but that’s about it.”