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.
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 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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 hosted an information session on career paths in healthcare.
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 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.
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.”
A LaGuardia Community College class is getting rave reviews for updating the Wikipedia page of a famed science fiction writer’s best known book.
The semester long project was the brainchild of LaGuardia English Professor Ximena Gallardo and Instructional Technology Librarian/Assistant Professor Ann Matsuuchi, both Wikipedia contributors.
Nneka Onuorah’s career got a big boost from an internship class she took at LaGuardia Community College.
Such a boost, in fact, that Onuorah had to delay her studies for a few semesters because the demands of her job as an Associate Producer and Coordinator of Music Specials for Black Entertainment Television (BET) consumed her already busy life.
The Honors Program at LaGuardia Community College celebrated student achievements at the Spring Honors Recognition Dinner, “Branching Out Into the Future.”
Provost Dr. Paul Arcario praised the success of honors program participants and urged the students to “dream bigger and set higher goals in how you can contribute not only to the local community but the world.”
LaGuardia Community College students and staff turned out in force Thursday at a New York City Council hearing on City University of New York merit and need based scholarships.
The LaGuardia Community College Foundation honored Board Director Mark C. Healy ’83, an alumnus and CEO of American StockTransfer and Trust Company (AST), with its 2014 Innovative Leadership Award atits annual reception held at Guastavino’s in Manhattan on June 2. All proceeds from the event will be used to create student scholarships.
LaGuardia Community College’s Department of Education and Language Acquisition hosted their second annual Language Career Fair in the College’s Poolside Café. Presenters from the United Nations, publishing, health and business fields shared their stories about learning a secondlanguage, and how it helped them begin and advance in their careers.
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.
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.