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  • LaGuardia Community College Student Gets Award from New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges

    April 13, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    LaGuardia Community College student and Math Society member, Alzahra Ahmed, has received an $800 scholarship from the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) Scholarship Committee.

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  • LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow Appointed to Prestigious Education Finance Commission

    April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow will join two former state governors and other luminaries on a commission charged with finding new funding options for higher education.

    Convened by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the non-partisan National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education held its first meeting last month in Washington, DC.

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  • Hit Television Series “Fresh Off the Boat” Holds Live Screening at LaGuardia Community College

    April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    “Fresh Off the Boat” brought laughs, a budding television star, and serious discussion to LaGuardia Community College.”

    More than 100 students, staff and guests packed LaGuardia’s E building atrium to watch a live screening of the break-out ABC hit about an Asian-American family in Orlando, Fla.

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  • Journalist Alice Su Delivers First Pulitzer Center—LaGuardia Community College Partnership Lecture

    April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    Journalist Alice Su brought the plight of refugees displaced by armed conflicts in the Middle East and Africa to LaGuardia Community College.

    Based in Amman, Jordan, Su, the inaugural lecturer of the Pulitzer Center – LaGuardia Community College Campus Consortium Partnership, put a human face on the staggering numbers of people who have resettled in Jordan after fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, and other countries in the region.

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  • Falchi Building to Host LaGuardia Community College Student Photo Exhibit

    March 24, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    LaGuardia Community College and its neighbor, the Falchi Building, are planning a fond tribute to the community they both call home.

    “Long Island City: Past. Present. Future.”, is a photography exhibit of more than 40 images of the once industrial, and now rapidly, changing western Queens neighborhood taken by LaGuardia students which will debut March 26 in the Falchi Building lobby.

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  • Colorado College Officials Visit LaGuardia to Examine Educational Initiatives

    March 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    A delegation from Colorado’s Front Range Community College visited LaGuardia Community College last week to learn more about LaGuardia’s ground breaking student advisement and retention initiatives.

    Front Range Dean of Instruction Cathy Pellish, Faculty and Instructional Coach Heidi Strang, and Coordinator of Student Activities Nate Wiley spent an afternoon meeting with LaGuardia administrators and faculty members who briefed the group on several programs.

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  • LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow Testifies Before Congressional Committee

    March 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow testified before a Congressional committee this week, where she touted several LaGuardia training programs and educational initiatives and urged lawmakers to find more money for the nation’s community colleges.

    “When you look at who community college students are, these are the individuals who want to make it in America,” Mellow said. “They believe in the American dream and are doing everything they can to get there.”

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  • “Goldman Sachs Gives” Makes $2 Million Gift to LaGuardia Community College

    March 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    LaGuardia Community College today announced that Goldman Sachs Gives will make a $2 million gift, the largest donation in the College’s history, to help students stay in college. Goldman Sachs Gives is also raising an additional $1 million to provide targeted support to America’s community colleges.

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  • LaGuardia Students Collaborate to Become Published Authors

    March 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    One current and two former LaGuardia Community College students are now published authors, thanks to LaGuardia Associate Professor Jodi Schwartz and some very hard work.

    Brian Miller, Joserichsen Mondesir and Timothy Slater collaborated with Prof. Schwartz on an essay, “Returning to School After Incarceration: Policy, Prisoners, and the Classroom,” which is a chapter in the book, “Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Education,” edited by Schwartz, Dionne Rosser-Mims, Brendaly Drayton and Talmadge C. Guy.

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  • Mayor Ed Koch Calls 1980 Sydenham Hospital Closing A Mistake in Latest LaGuardia and Wagner Archives YouTube Video

    March 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

    There is an extraordinary moment in “Sydenham, 2015,” the latest YouTube video offering from LaGuardia Community College’s LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.

    Former Mayor Ed Koch admits, “I was wrong.”

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