LaGuardia Community College

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.”

LaGuardia Students Pay Wikipedia Tribute to Science Fiction Icon

July 9, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

LaGuardia Graduate Climbs Black Entertainment Television Network Ranks

June 20, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

LaGuardia Community College Honors Program Celebrates Student Achievements

June 19, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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 Officials, Students Testify at New York City Council Hearing on Higher Education

June 16, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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.

LaGuardia Community College Foundation Honors Alumnus Mark C. Healy ‘83 with 2014 Innovative Leadership Award

June 16, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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 Language Program Hosts its Second Annual Language Career Fair

June 12, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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 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 […]