ERIC Number: ED431460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The First Twenty-Five Years: LaGuardia Community College CUNY. LaGuardia Works.
La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.
This document chronicles the 25 year history of La Guardia Community College. Chapter 1, "A Sign of Its Times," describes the beginnings of La Guardia Community College, including the first buildings, departments, faculty, and staff members. At a time before the concepts of multiculturalism and diversity entered the mainstream, about one-third of the college's faculty were women and one-forth were people of color. Chapter Two, "Orientation," describes the first students and highlights their accomplishments. La Guardia's first freshman class consisted of 537 students, of whom 312 were women and 225 were men. An internal report noted that the ethnic distribution was not highly diversified, which spurred the creation of multicultural programs and efforts in the coming years. The second chapter also discusses the development of La Guardia's student services, and student clubs and organizations. Chapter 3, "Growing Pains," describes the budget cuts, political dissatisfaction, increased societal demands, and other critical issues that affected the daily lives of all members of the college's community. Chapters 4 and 5, "Maturity" and "New Beginnings," highlight the many accomplishments of the college. They describe La Guardia's increased services to a broader and more diversified community, and individuals within the college's community who have distinguished themselves by making major contributions to the quality of life. This document concludes with "The Road Ahead," projections for the future of the college. (TGO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.