• Commencement 2015


    June 4, 2015 

    Madison Square Garden

  • Speakers

    Dr. Gail O. Mellow 
    President, LaGuardia Community College
    Dr. Gail O. Mellow has served as president of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens since 2000. A member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. Read more  


    Keynote Speaker:
    Cecilia Muñoz

    Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council  
    Cecilia Muñoz is the assistant to the president and director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House. Read more   

    Wellington Z. Chen 

    Member, The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York
    Was appointed by Governor George Pataki in June 2000 as a member of the Board of The City University of New York, Mr. Chen was reappointed by the Governor in June 2005, and November 2010 to a term that ends June 2017  Read More  

    Paul Arcario 
    Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Dr. Paul Arcario is the vice president for Academic Affairs at LaGuardia Community College. As the chief academic officer for the College, Dr. Arcario supervises the creation, development and assessment of over 50 academic programs and majors. Read more

    Burl Yearwood 
    Grand Marshall 

    Dr. Burl Yearwood is currently the chairperson of the Natural Sciences Department. He has taught Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Introductory Chemistry at LaGuardia.  Read more

    Class of 2014 Representative 
    “I don’t care about the awards. I just want to be good,” says Julio Trinidad, a 27-year old from Queens who always dreamed of becoming a performer. For Julio, his hard work has value in itself—a trait that he attributes to his Dominican parents who immigrated to the United States to raise their family. Read more