Long Island City, NY— LaGuardia Community College student Nadira El Khang is one step closer to realizing her dream of opening a store featuring her unique and fashionable handmade leather bags after she recently competed to win the top prize, $1,000, in the Spring semester Capital One Student Design Entrepreneur Challenge. Nadira will receive business [...]
Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College Professor Hector Manuel Fernandez Esq. received the Education Award at the first annual Queenslatino.com Awards 2012. The event was held on Thursday evening at The Museum of the Moving Image to honor leaders in the local Latino community. “Tonight, we’re all making history. We should all be very proud,” [...]
Long Island City, NY—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined leadership from LaGuardia Community College and Goldman Sachs to discuss the10,000 Small Businesses program, a partnership with LaGuardia Community College and the Goldman Sachs Foundation that helps small business owners grow their businesses and create jobs. Program alumni also participated in the roundtable discussion held [...]
Long Island City, NY—In this milestone year marking LaGuardia Community College’s 40th anniversary, the LaGuardia Community College Foundation honored Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a program committed to helping small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth, at its 2012 Innovative Leadership Award Reception. LaGuardia was the first community college in the [...]
Long Island City, NY—The LaGuardia Community College and the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on June 8 are co-sponsoring the College’s 10th Annual Queens Small Business and Procurement Expo, which will provide over 200 small business owners with the opportunity to learn how to compete for government contracts. Along with representatives from U.S. Senator [...]
Long Island City, NY—Mr. Michael Baston, who has served 15 years in higher education, was appointed LaGuardia Community College’s Vice President for Student Affairs after serving in an acting position. His appointment was recently affirmed by the City University of New York Board of Trustees. “Michael brings great vision, energy and knowledge to this position,” [...]
Five LaGuardia Community College students were nominated to compete in the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Regional Theater Festival, a highly competitive audition that will attract over 300 students from colleges and universities throughout the northeast
Long Island City, NY–For Rhys W. Powell, the Founder and President of Red Rabbit, a Harlem-based company that provides healthy meals for children at more than 70 schools in the New York area, 2010 was a breakout year for his young company. While small businesses were still feeling the effects of the bruising recession, his [...]
LaGuardia Community College students hold a fashion show on May 24 to help a student raise money for women in Haiti
Congressman Joseph Crowley met with some 70 local small business owners from his Queens and Bronx district to explain how Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, a partnership with LaGuardia Community College, can help them grow their businesses and create jobs.
Long Island City, NY—What often makes small businesses so interesting is the stories behind them. Take, for example, the story of Daniel Levy, a native Argentine who came to New York set on creating a business that would help him make it big in the iconic city and ending up winning the U.S. Small Business [...]
Chile is the subject of a photography exhibition by a group of LaGuardia Community College commercial photography students that recently returned on a study abroad project.
LaGuardia Community College Student Overcomes a Disability to Pursue His Love of Art
In celebration of its Asian Heritage celebration, LaGuardia Community College on April 19 will present a movie screening of “Vincent Who?” a documentary on the brutal murder of an Asian American that ignited the Asia-American civil rights movement, and a conversation with its director, Curtis Chin.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Les Payne will give a lecture on the invaluable role that serious journalism plays in a healthy democracy at LaGuardia Community College on April 25. The event is free and open to the public.
LaGuardia Community College will host a panoply of “green” activities, including a seminar on hydraulic fracturing, the controversial method of extracting natural gas from dense shale, during its annual Earth Day Celebration on April 17 through the 19th.
For the second consecutive year, Alpha Theta Phi, LaGuardia Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College chapter was this year’s top chapter among more than 60 in the New York region, receiving the highest prize—the Most Distinguished Chapter Award—and a host of other awards.
Long Island City, NY—As more demands on our fragile environment are spurring a dramatic increase in the need for highly skilled environmental scientists, LaGuardia Community College is helping to address this issue with the establishment of its newest degree program, environmental science. “Environmental science is a rapidly growing field, but there are only a limited [...]
To celebrate its community’s rich cultural diversity and multilingualism, LaGuardia Community College on April 4 is hosting an International Mother Language Day Concert featuring music from Bangladesh, Latin America, Africa and China.
A LaGuardia Community College ESL instructor recently published a book that chronicles the path that led him from his days as a radical in the 1960s to the college’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training