BENEFITS

As a member of the LaGuardia Community College Alumni Association, you will be invited to all events sponsored by the Association, including membership meetings, seminars, workshops, get-togethers, receptions, mentor programs, educational and social gatherings, trips, lectures/seminars, and career workshops. Alumni sponsored computer classes will be scheduled for a nominal fee. In addition, you will be notified of special events sponsored by other areas of the College community open to alumni.

Your membership entitles you to the following Association-sponsored benefits:

Recreational Facilities

receationAlumni Association members may purchase discounted passes to use the College’s recreational facilities. This includes the Sports Gym, Fitness Center and Pool. You must present your valid Alumni Association card in order to be eligible for the discount.

  • A combination Open Gym/Fitness Center pass will enable you to use the gym during “Open Recreation Hours” to play basketball, volleyball, etc. It will also enable you to use the Fitness Center, which is now, a first-class weight training and cardiovascular facility! Fees $5/daily; $20/3 months; $65/year.

  • An Open Swim pass will enable you to use the pool during “Open Swim & Lap Swim” Hours. $5/daily; $20/3 months, $100/year.

  • Alumni Association members may also purchase a “Gold Pass” which will entitle you to use the Sports Gym, Fitness Center, attend Group Fitness Classes and use the Pool for an entire year! Fee $150/year.
For additional information call:
    Recreation........................................     (718) 482-5044
    The Fitness Center............................     (718) 482-5963
    The Sports Gym................................     (718) 482-5043
    The Aquatics Center..........................     (718) 482-5038

Adult & Continuing Education

Adult & Continuing EducationMembers of the Alumni Association may receive a 30% discount for most continuing education courses on a space available basis. You must present your current alumni card when registering for courses.

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $10.00 is required for all courses.
     
  • Discounts become available three (3) days prior to the start of the selected course.
     
  • Courses in the New Directions for Mature Adults program are already discounted. Some courses are exempt from discounts or waivers. These are coded ND after the tuition costs. See class schedule for details.

  • We are again offering preparation classes for the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) General Test starting from September 10,2011. This three part series offers more course hours, practice exams on the computer, and curriculum based on "Cracking the GRE",  published by The Princeton Review.  As an alumni of LaGuardia  you receive a 30% discount on the courses.  

     

  • For a free brochure, or information on course offerings and registration periods, call the Adult & Continuing Education Office at (718) 482-7244. Or, visit the office, located in Room M-141. Be sure to have your name placed on their mailing list.

Library & Media Resources Center

Alumni Association members have book borrowing privileges as well as use the electronic resources. Alumni will have to present their cards to be registered into the  Library system before they can borrow or use the electronic resources. A bar code number will be assigned to each member. The College’s Reference Library upon presentation of your Alumni Association membership card.

Some of the electronic resources include: EBSCOhost, Lexis-Nexis, netLibrary, InfoTrac as well as many other resources. There are many more resources available. Electronic or subscription databases can be accessed from home. Call 718-482-5425 for Library Information.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts CenterThe LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) presents an array of music, dance, performance art and theatre for audiences of all ages. Ticket prices are extremely reasonable, but as a member of the Alumni Association, you are eligible for discounts from $3 and up off ticket prices on all performances. Please present your valid alumni card when purchasing your tickets. For a free brochure, or information about upcoming, performances, please call the LPAC Box Office at (718) 482-5151.

Job Placement Office

Job PlacementIn addition to the benefits sponsored by the Alumni Association, other areas of the College provide services to members at no charge, or for a discounted fee. Those services are described below. Please contact the appropriate area for additional information concerning hours, program descriptions and fees.

During your career you may face many challenges including re-entry to the labor force; job or career advancement; changing work conditions and much more. Don’t face these challenges alone. The Job Placement Office of the Division of Cooperative Education provides a variety of programs and services that can help you advance your career or assist your job search.

  • All alumni have until one year after their date of graduation to register with the Job Placement Office for FREE services. The office will work with these graduates for a total of one year from the date they register with the Placement Office.

  • FREE services are offered for Alumni Association members after the initial one-year offered to all graduates.

The Job Placement pass entitles holders to:

  • ATwo half-hour individual consultations on your job search and career advancement.


  • Mailings on our Job Fairs and Seminars.


  • Invitations to workshops.


  • Access to the CUNY JLD Job Bank and printed job leads.


  • Opportunity for a Simulated Interview which provides constructive feedback on interviewing skills.


  • Access to PCs and Macs for writing for writing cover letters & resumes.


  • Usage of the Resource Library for books, magazines and videotapes on job and career related topics.

Discount Parking

A discounted rate for parking is available for alumni and students. The cost is $4.00 from 4 pm through 11 pm and $7.00 all day. This fee entitles members to park their cars in one of two available lots. Lot A is located at 28-11 47th avenue; Lot B is located at 47-08 30th street.

Off Campus Discount

  • FREE subscription to the Alumni Association Newsletter, which is published annually. It is full of news about our fellow alumni and information about the latest developments and events at the college.


  • FREE subscription to the Alumni Association Calendar of Events, which is published annually. It outlines workshops, seminars, concerts and performances, trips, and other special events, both on and off-campus that are of interest to alumni.


  • FREE enrollment in the Alumni Association Theatre Discount Program. In association with MGM Consulting, Association members are offered Broadway and off-Broadway theatre ticket discounts ranging from 20%-50% off or more. Several shows also offer reduced rates for nearby parking, as well as discounts at nearby restaurants. For show updates and ordering information: Call (212) 935-2664. 


  • Reader’s Digest offers up to 85% on magazines, CD’s and gifts. Visit www.QSP.com 


  • Working Advantage Working Advantageoffers up to 40% discounts on the following:
    Loews/Cineplex, AMC theatres, United Artists, Regal Cinemas, Clearview, Carmike, Edwards Cinemas; National amusement Multiplex, General Cinema, Hoyts Cinemas, Marcus Cinemas Mann Theatres, City Cinemas, Blockbuster Video Rental Coupons and Hollywood Video Rental Coupons.
    Amusement Parks: Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, and Sea World Ski Tickets in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey.
    Gift Certificates: olive Garden, Bertucci, Red Lobster, Bennigan’s Planet Hollywood, Uno’s Chicago Bar and Grill, Hollywood Video, Bath and Body Works, KB Toys/BK Kids, Borders, TGI Friday’s, Brookstone, DSW Shoe Warehouse.
    To order online: www.workingadvantage.com.

  • Buyer’s Edge – Buy-By-Phone and Buy-in-Person – This network of selected vendors who have agreed to give substantial discounts and the lowest price guarantee because they do not have the normal advertising sales costs when dealing with our members. Members call vendors directly for price quotes and orders on items such as:

    Major appliances – refrigerators, dehumidifiers, freezers, washers, dryers, ranges, dishwashers, disposal units, and microwaves.

    Audio equipment – Receivers, turntables, tape decks, speakers, amplifiers, systems, consoles and compact disc players.

    Carpeting and rugs – Wall to wall or broadloom with installation. China, crystal, silver, porcelain figurines – with Bridal Registry Available.

    Computers – Personal computers, monitors, printers.

    Jewelry – Diamonds, Fine Jewelry, Watches – buy direct room manufacturers, Catalog available.

    Exercise equipment – Rowers, universal stationary exercise bikes, treadmills, ski machines, free weights, and physician’s scales.

    Furniture – Authorized dealer for over 300 furniture manufacturers.

    Lighting – Lamps, chandeliers, and sconces, most major quality brands.

    Luggage – Travel, briefcases, portfolios, attaché cases, travel accessories.

    Pianos & organs TV & video equipment – All types of color televisions, including big screen, video recorders and video cameras.

    Vacuum cleaners – Most makes and models available.

    Travel – Discount on any trip advertised by airlines, cruise lines, tour operators plus free: $100,000 life insurance on airline tickets.

    Kitchen cabinets –Designer services available.

    Moving plan – for distances over 40 miles or interstate.

    Website: www.buyersedgeinc.com 

  • AT&T Wireless Services cellphone

     offers an exclusive discounted wireless phone program.





  • Avis – With great discounts and the highest levels of service, there's never been a better reason to rent with Avis!
    Website: Exclusive Avis Benefits  


  • 1-800-FLOWERS – Members receive a 10% discount. Choose from a wide range or products including fresh flowers, plants, gourmet baskets, confectioneries, balloons and express mail-gift items.

  • Sam Ash offers 10% discount on sheet music and books.


  • Restaurant Discounts at: Mickey Mantles’ Restaurant Sports Bar
    Side Tracks – Free Desert with Dinner.
    Casa Romana Restaurant at 39-20 Queens Blvd. – 20 % discount.


  • Moving Boxes and Packing Supplies
    boxLaGuardia Alumni receive 10% off all on-line orders of moving boxes and packing supplies. Simply place your order on-line at www.movingdayboxes.com, after receiving your order confirmation via e-mail, claim your discount here. Remember to include the year you graduated. Enjoy free shipping on all orders.

  • Car Woo Program is an online car buying service that help consumers negotiate the best deal when buying a new car offers special discount for LaGuardia Alumni ,Visit https://carwoo.com/pricing?campaign_id=8 

  • OverStock .com Overstockhas extended a 10% discount to members of the LaGuardia Community College Alumni Association—check out Overstock.com for some great deals! Use the discount code,, 121728 to receive your 10% discount! … & remember shipping is just $2.95 no matter what you order!
    • Discount code can only be used once per email address..
    • 10% discount not valid on electronics and media.
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