LaGuardia Community College has officially launched the College and Career Pathways Institute (CCPI) to provide professional development that helps educators prepare adults and out-of-school youth to get back on track to college and new careers through innovative contextualized and integrated instructional strategies.
Nine LaGuardia Community College students had the opportunity to practice international diplomacy first hand last month as delegates to the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Washington, DC.
Michael Collins, Liliana Katechis (Head Delegate), Diego Oliveros, Jhon Ortiz, Kennya Pesantez, Sarah Mindana, Kimberly Mota, Beatriz Ramos and Kevin Sarmiento, along with faculty mentor David Styler, attended the three day conference held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
Five LaGuardia Community College students presented their research projects at the annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2014 conference in Detroit, MI.
Carl Gordon, Tabitha Rivera, Kevin Rodriguez, Silvia Tirado (LaGCC graduate now at City College of New York), and Nicole Vazquez, with graduate student and College assistant Ahmed Afifi and LaGuardia mentors professors Reginald Eze, John Toland and Yasser Hassebo joined more than 5,000 attendees—mostly undergraduate and graduate school students—from across the United States at the national event, held Nov. 5 – Nov. 9 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.
More than 200 Kingsborough Community College employees were recently honored at the College’s annual Years of Service Awards celebrating the dedication and commitment of long-time KCC faculty and staff. The ceremony, held in the College’s MAC Rotunda, and emceed by President Herzek, was created six years ago to honor and recognize faculty members, administrators, staff, […]
The New York Times article discusses the wonderful contributions LaGuardia Foundation board member, Marilyn Skony Stamm, and various donors, including Mark C. Healy, have given to LaGuardia for scholarships—aiding in student’s completion of college. Unfortunately, community colleges are underfunded when compared to private institutions, and like LaGuardia, they continue to struggle to raise funds to support their students.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Hostos Community College English Department Lecturer Cynthia Jones the 2014 New York State Professor of the Year.
Award recognizes innovative and efficient programming and marketing contributions to the Adult and Continuing Education field Kingsborough Community College Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) Operations Director Christine Zagari-LoPorto accepted the Dr. James C. Hall, Jr. Exemplary Program Award for the CUNY CareerPATH Marketing Program during the recent Continuing Education Association of New York’s […]
The Hostos Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) was recently awarded a three-year federal grant of $595,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Skills Training and Health Workforce Development of Paraprofessionals Program. This new funding complements the current Health Profession Opportunity Grants […]
KCC Foundation Encourages a Global Day of Giving to Raise Funds for Scholarship Support On December 2, which marks the second anniversary of #GivingTuesday, the Kingsborough Community College Foundation will join thousands of global and local charitable organizations, small businesses, corporate and community partners, and individuals in the #GivingTuesday social media campaign to raises awareness […]
Wallace Stresses Hard Work and Commitment; President Herzek Takes to the Court Former New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors forward, and Syracuse star player John Wallace visited Kingsborough Community College this week to attend the Athletics Department pep rally, and to deliver a motivational message to the men’s and women’s basketball teams in advance of […]
President Gail O. Mellow and LaGuardia Community College administrators last week hosted New York State Education Department, New York State Board of Regents, and local elected officials at a luncheon held in LaGuardia’s NYDesigns center.
Of the four or five food carts located in front of the buildings at LaGuardia Community College (LaGCC) in Queens Long Island City, the line in front of one is exceptionally long. It is the Korean-food food cart “Yogi,” which is operated by President Joo-Ho Kim (43 years old), an ethnic Korean.
“We can, and do change lives,” said Barbara Marcus, President and Publisher of Random House Children’s Books, as she welcomed guests to the Fall Fanfare ceremony held in a conference room of the Random House offices in midtown Manhattan. The ceremony recognized 30 Education Fund Fellows receiving $10,000 each, thanks to the Women’s Forum of New […]
On October 22, two speaker sessions to commemorate National Day Against Police Brutality were presented by Professor Yolanda Martín and co-sponsored by BMCC’s Criminal Justice Program and the BMCC/John Jay College Justice Academy. Students from BMCC and John Jay College, as well as professors, staff and members of the community filled the steep rows of tiered seats […]
More than 50 pre-high from around the city attended a special Open House at BMCC on October 14 to get the inside story on Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA) from its principal, Dr. Matthew Tossman. “At MECA, we’re all about opening up opportunities for students,” Tossman said in a 45-minute Q&A session with […]
Raising domestic violence awareness at BMCC. More photos. This year’s Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Activities featured workshops, a poster-making session, speaker event and Walk With Me Silent Procession, as well as three panel discussions and a symposium. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, the events featured speakers from BMCC and other colleges. They also provided […]
BMCC’s Fall 2014 Out-in-Two cohort. More photos. BMCC has several programs aimed at supporting students in their goal to earn an associate degree in a timely manner. One of these programs, Out in Two, was founded by BMCC President Antonio Pérez during the administration of New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. “Giuliani was critical of community college’s […]
Exhibition features artists from Ukraine’s A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA Publishing House A free, new art exhibition, “Journeys through Bookland: Contemporary Illustrators of Children’s Literature,” will open to the public on November 19 and run through December 17 at the Art Gallery at Kingsborough Community College, located in the Arts & Sciences Building on the College’s campus. An Opening […]
Long Island City, NY—November 7, 2014—They may be better known as repositories of New York City history, but the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College is also home to an online hit. The archive’s collection of historic videos posted to its YouTube channel has just passed 255,000 views. “About 100,000 of those hits […]
The Latin American Writers Institute of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York is pleased to announce that Spanish poet Fernando Valverde has been awarded the 2014 Latino Literature Prize for his collection of poems, La insistencia del daño (“The Insistence of Harm”), published by Visor in 2014. This […]