EXECUTIVE BOARD

Richard Nuñez-Lawrence

Association President
Richard Nuñez-Lawrence

Class of 1997
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Richard Nuñez-Lawrence is the current President of the LaGuardia Alumni Association. Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence has also served on LaGuardia’s Alumni Association as its Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, Parliamentarian, and Secretary.

Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence is the current President and CEO of the LatinoFoodFestival.com as well as the Managing Principal for Praetorian Solutions – a Public Strategy and Non-Profit Management Consulting firm. In addition, Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence has held key administrative positions in higher education, financial services, and government.

Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence obtained his Associate’s in Arts at LaGuardia Community College in 1997. After LaGuardia, he attained a Bachelor in Arts in English Literature, a Master’s in Arts in Political Science concentrated in Urban Policy and Public Administration, and has Professional Certificates in Non-Profit Management and Grant Writing. He’s currently a doctoral candidate in Education at St. John’s University.

As President of the Association, Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence works to bring his professional experiences to make improvements to alumni as well as building a mentoring bridge between the Alumni Association and the current student body. As Parliamentarian, he worked on upgrading the Association Bylaws and building a stronger connection with current LaGuardia graduates. As Secretary, Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence streamlined the process to create and disseminate Association minutes to the Executive Board and all its members. As Vice President of Fiscal Affairs he worked to add more payment alternatives to alumni members resulting in the Association receiving more revenue for its operation budget.

As President of the LaGuardia Alumni Association, Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence is working with the leadership of the his Executive Board on improving fundraising for the Association, offering programming opportunities offered by the Association for Alumni, and building a mentorship apparatus for LaGuardia’s current student population. Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence plans to continue to grow the Association. With the leadership of the LaGuardia Alumni Association and its members Mr. Nuñez-Lawrence knows these improvements to the Association are possible.


Sarwat Sattar

Executive Vice President
Sarwat Sattar

Class of 2010
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Ms. Sarwat Sattar started her journey at LaGuardia Community College in 2008 and completed an Associate in Applied Science in 2010. Then she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Baruch College. Currently, she has been working in a financial engineering firm as a system analyst.

Ms. Sattar had the opportunity and worked with Anthony Pappas and Richard Nuñez-Lawrence in Alumni Association as a staff member. “It was a wonderful experience to work in the Alumni Association”. She found herself fortunate to learn many new things while working for Alumni Association and able to understand how the association works. She is hopeful that she can contribute to it based on her experience.

She has always loved LaGuardia, and began her educational journey at LaGuardia and she always wanted to contribute to it as an alumnus, so “it’s time to give back”.


Donavan Borington

Vice President of Marketing
Donavan Borington

Class of 2012
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Mr. Donavan Borington earned his A.S. degree in Business Administration and an A.A. degree in Communication Studies from LaGuardia Community College. He is currently studying Corporate Communication at Baruch College. As 2011-2012 President of Student Government Association, Donavan led the efforts to establish the first athletics program there by working with the LaGuardia community to pass a student referendum. He partnered with administration to start the first ever Student Giving Day, a fundraising effort that would provide LaGCC students with scholarships each year. He also served in the first Cohort of President's Society.




Vice President of Fiscal Affairs
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Saira Sattar

Association Secretary
Saira Sattar

Class of 2010
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Ms. Saira Sattar obtained her Associate in Science degree in 2011. After LaGuardia, she attained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Baruch College.

Ms. Sattar became highly involved in the various student clubs and organizations on campus at Baruch College. She was a member of T.E.A.M. Baruch and Student Exchange Support Club. She also has obtained the leadership certificate from Baruch College. Ms. Sattar has had a great deal of extensive research and administrative experience.


Mohammed Samra

Association Parliamentarian
Mohammed Samra

Class of 2012
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Mr. Mohammed Samra is currently a student advocate at the University Student Senate, he has been advocating for students rights for the past 5 years lobbying on behalf of the students city and state. Mr. Samra has served as Vice Chairman of the Student Senate, Governor of Political Awareness and Vice Chairman of technology at the University Student Senate.

Mr. Samra is working on to improve fundraising for the Association, offer programming opportunities for Alumni, and build a mentorship apparatus for LaGuardia’s current student population.


Anthony Pappas

Immediate Past President
Anthony J. Pappas

Class of 1998
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Anthony J. Pappas , B.A. Hunter College 2013
A.A. LaGuardia Community College 1998
CUNY Office Assistant , Department of Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science, LaGuardia Community College.

Mr. Pappas has been a part of the LaGuardia family for many years now, graduating from Middle College High School in 1995 and receiving his Associate in Arts degree in 1998. Since then, he has remained a part of LaGuardia’s community as a staff member, working in several areas, including the Speech Center, Enrollment Management & Student Development, Admissions, and the Student Information Center. He currently works as a CUNY Office Assistant in the Department of Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science. Mr. Pappas also represents the Alumni Association on the College Senate.

While attending LaGuardia, Mr. Pappas was involved in many activities throughout the campus. “My heart has always been with LaGuardia”, as a member of the Student Government Association and various campus-wide committees his work included working on the Middle States visit and various Search Committees. During his term in SGA, he participated in many worthwhile activities, including the establishment of the Student Lounge and the Raymond C. Bowen Scholarships, named after a former LaGuardia College President. As a student, he served on the College Senate for two years, becoming the first ever student Vice Chair, and was a founding member of the LaGuardia Acting Company and the Center for Leadership. He became highly involved in the various student clubs & organizations on campus, including serving as the 1st Student Chair of the Student Advisory Committee(SAC). Throughout this involvement, Mr. Pappas found the time to volunteer with the College Bound program and other community service groups. His service to the Community continues today as he is currently Vice President of the East River Kiwanis Club and a Board member of the Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club also serving as advisor to a local, K-Kids, Key Club and Circle K International club.