LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Tops in Blood Donations

June 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College students, faculty and staff were the top blood donors in the CUNY system last year.

The 1,008 pints of blood given to the New York Blood Center over the 2013-2014 last school year means LaGuardia is now home to the Vice Chancellor’s Cup – Division of Student Affairs award, given annually to the CUNY school with the highest blood donations.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! LaGuardia Community College Celebrates its Annual 42nd Commencement Exercises on June 5

June 5, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the College gathered in the Jacob K. Javits Center North at 10 a.m. on June 5, 2014 to celebrate the conferring of degrees on LaGuardia Community College’s 42nd graduating class, the Class of 2014. This year, the College graduated 1,080 students.

U.S. Secretary of Labor and Veteran Journalist Address LAGCC Class of 2014 at June 5 Commencement

May 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Thomas E. Perez, the United States secretary of labor and Ray Suarez, a veteran broadcast journalist and host of “Inside Story” on Al Jazeera America, will be the commencement speaker and keynote, respectively, at LaGuardia Community College’s 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises on June 5.

The featured speakers will address an expected 1,000 graduates who will be attending the exercises at the Jacob K. Javits Center North at West 38th Street and 11th Avenue. The event begins at 10:00 a.m.

LaGuardia Community College’s Honor Society Once Again Receives Awards at Regional and International Ceremony

May 5, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

For the third consecutive year, Alpha Theta Phi, LaGuardia Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for two-year colleges, was recognized at the New York Regional Convention and the Florida International Convention for their many accomplishments in 2013. LaGuardia’s chapter was once again the top chapter among more than 60 in the New York region.

LaGuardia Community College Graduates the Most Latinos at the Associate Level in New York

April 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 29, 2014—LaGuardia Community College, which has in place a number of innovative initiatives designed to help its Latino students graduate, ranked number one in graduating Latinos at the associate level and second among bachelor’s and associate programs in New York in enrolling Latinos, according to a report by Excelencia in Education. […]

LaGuardia Community College Professors Wins Coveted Award From an International Honor Society

April 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 29 , 2014—Dr. Payal Doctor, the faculty advisor of the Alpha Theta Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at LaGuardia Community College, was honored by the PTK Honor Society for her significant contributions to the growth of the LaGuardia chapter and its student members. The associate professor of philosophy received the […]

LaGuardia Community College Will Receive a Commendation from the Consul General of Japan for Its Warm Ties with the Country and its Culture on May 22

April 28, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

The Consul General of Japan, in New York on May 22, will present a commendation to LaGuardia Community College for establishing strong ties with his country and for building a rich Japanese studies program that is exposing its students to the country’s language and culture.

LaGuardia Community College Professor is a Finalist in the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition

April 28, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 24, 2014—Lisa DeSpain, a LaGuardia Community College humanities professor and an award-winning conductor-composer of jazz and theater, is one of five finalists and the only woman chosen to compete in the nationwide 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. “It is a true honor to be a finalist in this prestigious competition,” said […]

LaGuardia Community College Releases a Traffic Study of Thomson Avenue at the Vision Zero Town Hall Meeting at the College

April 24, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 24, 2014—Determined to prevent another fatal traffic accident near its campus, LaGuardia Community College released a comprehensive traffic study on Thomson Avenue, a heavily trafficked boulevard that was the site of a fatal traffic accident involving a high school student. “For years, LaGuardia has been concerned about the pedestrian and vehicular […]

A LaGuardia Community College Student Awarded a National Scholarship That Will Allow Her to Continue Her Education

April 23, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 23, 2014—Cristina Mihailescu, a LaGuardia Community College Honors student, was facing a major dilemma. The international student and 40-year-old single mother of two young daughters was graduating in June with the hope of transferring to a four-year institution, but financial constraints were making it seem impossible. As an international student who […]

Hostos, LaGuardia, CCNY Align Environmental Engineering

April 22, 2014 | City College, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College

Shared common infrastructure, administration and academic support aim to raise graduation rates, participation of underrepresented groups

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College will offer associate degrees in earth system science and environmental engineering (ESE). Students completing the programs will be able to transfer seamlessly to the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York to earn bachelor’s degrees in this high-demand engineering discipline.

LaGuardia Community College Student Selected to Participate in Remote Sensing Research on the Environment

April 17, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 17, 2014—Keisha Baxter, a LaGuardia Community College civil engineering student, will not be spending the summer in the open air, but researching air quality in a lab as a participant in a highly competitive City University of New York research program. Keisha is among 10 CUNY undergraduate students, and the only […]

Dr. Michael Baston of LaGuardia Community College Lays Out His Vision of College Student Transfer at the NYS Transfer and Articulation Association Conference Held May 19-21 in Saratoga Springs

April 15, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Dr. Michael Baston, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at LaGuardia Community College, will be presenting a far-reaching proposal on how to build a comprehensive transfer continuum at the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association conference on May 19-21.

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates its 8th Annual Earth Day with “Green” Festivities on April 29 – May 1

April 14, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

LaGuardia Community College Professor Receives Prestigious CUNY Award for His Research in the Development of Computational Drug Discovery Methods

April 14, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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 […]

LaGuardia Community College Math Team Takes First Place in Regional Mathematics Competition

April 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

LaGuardia Community College Student Takes First Prize in a National Competition for Her Research on the Ground Spider

April 8, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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 […]

10,000 Small Businesses Provides Missing Ingredient: A Good Plan

April 3, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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 […]

LaGuardia Community College Hosts the CUNY Latin@ Cultural Studies Conference on April 25

April 2, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

Small Business Owner’s Green Store Sprouts After Completing 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College

April 1, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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 […]