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  • Development Department – Office of Alumni Relations Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  •  1) What is the Development Department – Office of Alumni Relations?

    The Development Department – Office of Alumni Relations promotes, develops, oversees and coordinates opportunities which engage alumni. Working with internal LAGCC offices, CUNY, the LAGCC Alumni Association and other external organizations, the Office of Alumni Relations strives to foster lifelong partnerships with LaGuardia Community College alumni through:

    • Communication - LaGuardia Connections enewsletter, mailings, phone-a-thons and social networks.
    • Programs - Continuing and professional education courses, student mentoring opportunities, and job and internship placements.
    • Engagement - Alumni networking events, in-class presentation opportunities and reunions.
    • Support - Philanthropic support for student scholarships, programs and resources through the LaGuardia Community College Foundation.
     2) How can I contact the Development Department – Office of Alumni Relations?

     Visit the LaGuardia Community College Alumni Association for more information.


    LaGuardia Community College Development Department
    Office of Alumni Relations
    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    718 482-5610
    alumni@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Angela Wambugu Cobb
    Director
    awcobb@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718 482-5610

    Elyse Newman
    Development Officer
    elnewman@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718 482-5054

    Lyudmila Spajic
    Development Office Assistant
    lspajic@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718 482-5610

     

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     3) How can I update my personal and professional contact information?
    To update your contact information, you can email us at alumni@lagcc.cuny.edu or call the Development Database Coordinator at 718 482-5022.
     4) How do I obtain an official transcript?
    Click here for information about obtaining a transcript or call 718 482-5935.
     6) As an alumnus/a, what can I do to assist the current students?
    Provide Support via LaGuardia Community College Foundation
    Alumni and their contacts can help current students who are struggling to pay tuition and other college expenses by making a gift to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation. Email alumni@lagcc.cuny.edu or call 718-482-5054 to request more information. View current Scholarship information. Invest in us and help us continue our 40-year track record of innovation.

    Student Recruitment
    The Recruitment Office conducts information and recruitment sessions throughout the year at local and regional high schools. As graduates of LaGuardia, alumni play an instrumental role in recruiting prospective students at college fairs by providing first-hand experience on the work of the College and how obtaining a degree at LaGuardia could benefit their career and personal objectives. Email alumni@lagcc.cuny.edu or call 718-482-5054 to request more information.

    Internship and Cooperative Education Experiences
    The College maintains relationships with hundreds of businesses which have offices in the NYC area. Students searching for internship and Cooperative Education experiences can gain insight into their fields of interest by participating in these programs. Alumni can play an important role in expanding the College's efforts in these areas by 1) providing the College with an introduction to their companies 2) providing current students with internship and Co-op experiences. Email alumni@lagcc.cuny.edu or call 718-482-5054 to request more information.

    Career Advising and Networking
    Alumni can provide career advice, networking experience and guidance to current students by partnering with LaGuardia's Career Services Center. The firsthand knowledge and experience of alumni will be helpful and informative to current students who are considering work in similar fields.

    Volunteer
    The Development Department – Office of Alumni Relations schedules fundraising and “friendraising” events throughout the year. Contributing your time and effort to these events assures their success and benefits today’s LaGuardia students. Email alumni@lagcc.cuny.edu or call 718-482-5054 to request more information.
     7) How can I obtain a copy of the LaGuardia Community College 40th Anniversary Special Edition Alumni Directory?
    For LaGuardia’s 40th Anniversary in 2011, the Development Department – Office of Alumni Relations created the LaGuardia Community College 40th Anniversary Special Edition Alumni Directory. Alumni from the classes of 1973-2010 were contacted to update information to be included in this volume which was sold and distributed by Harris Connect. Initially available through Harris Connect for a limited time, remaining copies may be available through our office directly. Email alumni@lagcc.cuny.edu or call 718-482-5054 to request more information.
     8) How can I make a gift to LaGuardia?

    Make a gift online or visit our website for more information about ways to give. Call the Development Department Office at 718-482-5610 for information about Named Scholarships, Gifts of Stock and Planned Giving.

     9) How can I find out about alumni benefits?

     Visit the LaGuardia Community College Alumni Association for more information.

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