LaGuardia Community College

City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Proclaims April 19 “Day of Favors” at LaGuardia Community College

April 17, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—To quash the stereotype that New Yorkers are just not nice, Priscilla Stadler, a LaGuardia Community College administrator and Queens artist, is spearheading a project challenging the people of Queens, and beyond, to defy the myth by doing FAVORS for friends, family and strangers during April.  To kick off the project, City […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Photography Exhibition Captures the People and Places of Astoria

April 16, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 10, 2013—LaGuardia Community College, in partnership with an international research institute, on April 11 will open a student photography exhibition that looks at the people and places that make up the rich cultural diversity of Astoria.  The 50 stunning black-and-white and color images, which are part of the institute’s research project […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Dreams a Dream of Citizenship

April 10, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Like all college students, Katherine Taberas has lofty dreams.   The LaGuardia Community College honor student plans on graduating, transferring to a senior college and then on to law school, which will pave the way to a career as an immigration lawyer.  There is one major obstacle in her way: her undocumented status. […]

Class of All Female Small Business Owners Graduate From Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

April 2, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

NEW YORK – Goldman Sachs on April 1 hosted a graduation of small business owners from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, a $500 million initiative to unlock the growth and job-creation potential of small businesses across the United States by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support […]

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates International Mother Language Day on April 10

March 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—To celebrate its community’s rich cultural diversity and multilingualism, LaGuardia Community College on April 10 is hosting the Third International Mother Language Day Celebration featuring music from Bangladesh, North Africa/the Middle East and China. The keynote speaker will be Fabrice Jaumont, education attaché at the French Embassy’s New York headquarters. He oversees […]

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates National Nutrition Month on March 20

March 15, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

 Long Island City, NY—March 15, 2013—In celebration of National Nutrition Month, a nationwide movement to encourage people to eat healthy and sustainable food, LaGuardia Community College on March 20 will be hosting a variety of activities including having a green market on campus where local naturally grown produce will be sold.   W. Rogowski Farm, […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor Invited by the American Academy of Arts and Letters to Exhibit Work

March 13, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College associate professor and mixed-media sculptor, Arthur Simms, was among 34 contemporary artists chosen to exhibit their work at the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters 2013 Invitational Exhibition. His three sculptures are among over 120 paintings, sculptures and works on paper on exhibition at the galleries of the […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Take First Prize in Federal Reserve Financial Awareness Video Contest

February 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Three LaGuardia Community College student filmmakers produced a video on financial literacy that took first prize in the fourth annual Financial Awareness Video Competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The team of Byron Guinanzaca, Christian Guinanzaca and Estela Melendez produced “Repair Your Credit—Repair Your Life,” a 30-second public […]

A LaGuardia Community College IR Expert is the Keynote Speaker at an Educational Symposium in Japan

February 26, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Erez Lenchner, a senior institutional researcher at LaGuardia Community College, has been invited by a program funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education to deliver a keynote speech at a major educational symposium on March 3. Mr. Lenchner will present his speech, titled “Using Institutional Research for the Development of Education Systems […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Take to the Stage and Receive Rave Reviews

February 21, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 21, 2013—At the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Theater Festival, a theater showcase where over 200 theater students from colleges and graduate schools throughout the northeast were competing, the same question was being asked by amazed students and faculty: “Who are those guys who did so well and where did they come […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Sustainability Efforts Receive Kudos from CUNY

February 20, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College is on a sustainable path. For the eighth consecutive year, the College was the recipient of the CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor’s Productivity Awards for its ambitious sustainability projects that reduced expenditures and saved energy. Executive Vice Chancellor Allan Dorbin presented two awards to Shahir Erfan, vice president of administration, […]

Dr. Gail O. Mellow and Higher Education Leaders Call for Bold Action on College Attainment

January 30, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—In an effort to boost the college completion rate, Dr. Gail O. Mellow, the president of LaGuardia Community College and vice chair of the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment, joined the commission members in calling upon the higher education community to introduce reforms to better serve its untraditional student population—the older […]

Jackson Heights Lawyer Makes a Case for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College

January 29, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–When Mercedes Cano, an immigration lawyer with a community practice in Jackson Heights, attended the first session of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at LaGuardia Community she felt she had made a mistake. Sitting among entrepreneurs who headed janitorial, landscaping and construction companies, she wondered how this 11-week program that […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor Serving as Consultant to Hunan University of Science of Technology

January 10, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Dr. Xiwu Feng (冯锡武), a LaGuardia Community College Communication Skills professor, has been approached by the Hunan University of Science and Technology in Hunan Province, China, to share his expertise and help in the redesign of its graduate linguistics program. “The university is launching a campaign to innovate its programs and is […]

LaGuardia Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Students Pass National Exam with Flying Colors

January 2, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College’s 2011 physical therapist assistant graduates received a 90.3% pass rate on the national licensure exam.  Twenty graduates passed the National Physical Therapy Examination, which tests the basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective entry-level physical therapist assistants (PTA), and all are now employed. “LaGuardia has a nationally-respected […]

LaGuardia Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Students Pass National Exam with Flying Colors

December 21, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College’s 2011 physical therapist assistant graduates received a 90.3% pass rate on the national licensure exam.  Twenty graduates passed the National Physical Therapy Examination, which tests the basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective entry-level physical therapist assistants (PTA), and all are now employed. “LaGuardia has a nationally-respected […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Had Top Score in New York State Math Competition

December 13, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—A team of LaGuardia Community College students solved a series of complex mathematical problems that added up to the top scores in the team and individual categories of the Fall 2012 New York State Mathematics Association for Two Year Colleges Math League Contest (NYSMATYC). Yifei Shen, who competed against 663 number crunchers […]

LaGuardia Community College is Developing an Intercollegiate Athletics Program

December 12, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

  Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College is finally going to have a team of its own.  Actually, six teams, when its intercollegiate athletics program is officially launched next fall.  In October of 2013, LaGuardia’s men and women’s basketball teams will face its first community college competitors when they begin their seasons.  The following fall, […]

Bilingual Birdies Sing Praises of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College

December 10, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—The saying that nice guys finish last doesn’t always prove true. In fact, for Sarah Farzam, founder and owner of Bilingual Birdies in Manhattan, this is exactly how she started a successful business teaching children foreign languages through live music: by being nice to people; through hard work, determination and dedication; and […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Hurdles Over Barriers to Become Student of the Year

December 7, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—As LaGuardia Community College student Freda Raitelu reflects upon the last two years of her life she still finds it hard to believe how it has changed so dramatically. In that short time, the 32-year-old single mother enrolled at LaGuardia as a liberal arts major; joined its Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; […]