• 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 Counci

    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   

    Judith Bergtraum 
    Interim ViceChancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

    Has a firm grasp of both the intricacies and the creative aspects of administering a comprehensive construction and renovation program of importance to every campus. 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

    Mark C. Healy
    Alumni Speaker- Class of '83
    Mark is President and Chief Executive Officer of the AST Group, a North American group of companies servicing issuers, investors, and mutual fund companies. Read More   

    Edemir Castaño
    Class of 2015 Representative

    Edemir Castaño looks to the future, his sights are set on elite institutions, though he did not follow a traditional path on his educational journey. Read More