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LaGuardia Community College is Hosting an Asian Heritage
Celebration 2014 on May 7
Free and Open to the Public
Long Island City, NY—May 2, 2014—To celebrate the wide range of Asian cultures that make up its student population, LaGuardia Community College on May 7 is hosting a festival featuring talented performers. The events are free and open to the public.
The event will be held from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the College’s Cobblestone Courtyard at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. For more information, please call (718) 482-5180 or visit http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ahc/.
Culinary delights from different regions of the world will be served, and faculty and students will model traditional clothing from Asian countries.
LaGuardia, which has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, serves students from more than 46 Asian countries and areas including China, South Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, and Pakistan. Asians comprise 21% of the College’s student population and represent the fastest growing ethnic group at LaGuardia.
Performing will be a professional acrobat and a modern dance troupe. Also, there will be a student showcase featuring performances by LaGuardia students from the Bangladesh Student Association, the Chinese Club, the Filipino Club and the Japanese Club.
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LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students’ lives are transformed as family income increases 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia we imagine new ideas, create new curriculum and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit www.laguardia.edu to learn more.