LaGCC in the News: We Dare To Do More
Dear Friends of LaGuardia Community College,
“LaGuardia is different.” I just heard that, once again, from one of our newest faculty who has studied and taught both in the U.S. and abroad. In my mind, it boils down to this intense pioneering spirit which is part of the ethos of the college.
It’s a fundamental belief that we can do more, as learners and teachers, as a community and as a nation. It has propelled LaGuardia to take on problems that others have ignored and to devote time, energy and resources to addressing what our community needs.
Below are links to three very different media reports that tell the LaGuardia story. You’ll hear on NPR about how students are flocking to study philosophy at LaGuardia where we have one of the largest and finest philosophy programs in the nation.
You can also read from Bloomberg News a fascinating article that questions whether students spending scarce government dollars to cover costly tuition at for-profit colleges, rather than at affordable and higher-quality community colleges, makes any sense.
When we see a problem we seek to solve it. A few years ago we observed that many immigrants with vast health care experience in their countries were working in less challenging, lower paying jobs in the U.S. Our response was to launch a center to help qualified physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others get the assistance and education needed to get licensed and be able to use their skills to care for New Yorkers. The Daily News article below sheds light on this newest initiative at LaGuardia.
Thanks for your interest and support of this amazing college. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.
Philosophy Valued At One Community College
For-Profit Colleges Charging More While Doing Less for Low-Income Families
Helping immigrant health care workers return to work
Dr. Gail O. Mellow