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Critstina Mihailescu: LaGuardia's latest JKC winner

By Joshua Robert


Cristina Mihailescu is LaGuardia Community College's latest Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Undergraduate Scholar. This prestigious scholarship program offers, up to $30,000 per year to attend a four-year undergraduate school, with special personal advising about selecting the right college, guidance on transitioning to college, and tips to maximize the student's experience. Cristina's story of perseverance, is inspiring to everyone who faces adversity in their pursuit of higher education. With her time at LaGuardia coming to an end she faced many tough decisions... 

2014 NRHC Conference in Niagara Falls

By Wai "Kat" Lam, with assistance from her fellow convention delegates


Honeymooners have been traveling to Niagara Falls for more than 500 years. This April, 3rd -6th, four members of the Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC), David Cardona, Jordan Hadani, Wai (Kat) Lam, and Xavier Medina represented LaGuardia at the 2014 Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) conference: “Standing on the Edge: Challenging Boundaries & Power.” 



NCHC 2013: Honors Student in the Big Easy

By Nelson Delgado and Darlene Perez on behalf of HSAC


This past November, eight members of the Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC) attended the 2013 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Its theme, “Conflicts, Transformation, Creolization,” was inspired by the many changes and infusions that continue to occur in the realms of art, music and culture, and how we approach conflict and adversity from a scholarly perspective ...



Lessons from the Rockaways

By Daniel Colon, on behalf of the Honors Student Advisory Comittee


On January 19th, 2013 the Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC) teamed up with the Commission on Voluntary Service and Action (CVSA) to visit the Rockaways to assess the current living conditions of Hurricane Sandy victims.  We went door to door canvassing to identify what residents need so that Smallwater can provide specific assistance to each home...


Recognizing Our Honors Scholars

By Daniel Rivera on behalf of HSAC


On December 20th, the Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC) held its Fall 2012 Honors Recognition Dinner with the theme of “Community: Learning, Sharing and Giving.”  At this event, MC’ed by HSAC’s Alexis Perez and Raven Gomez, Honors students, faculty and guests gathered to share a celebrate the completion of Fall Honors courses and the semester’s initiatives...



HSAC Member Elected to the 2012 - 2013 NRHC Executive Board


We are proud to announce that an HSAC member, Freda Raitelu, has been elected to be a 2012-2013 Student Representative on the Executive Board of the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC).


Scholarships For The Undocumented

by David Burgoa


Hello everyone.  My name is David Burgoa and I am a LaGuardia Community College alumnus. With my mother, I came to the United States 5 years ago with the only idea of achieving the American Dream. Unfortunately, my tourist visa expired.


From Aspiration to Actuality

by Emanuelle Williams


It was a balmy Wednesday in July at the Honors House and the mood was promising.  The mission for the afternoon was to develop a way in which the Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC) could effectively and efficiently reach the students of LaGuardia Community College. Ironically the process itself of finding the right mode was anything but straightforward, and would stretch across many Wednesdays and other summer days in the weeks to come ...


HSAC's First Alumni Fishbowl

by Michael Piro


On January 9th, LaGuardia’s Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC) held its first ever Alumni Fishbowl at the Poolside Cafe.  Spearheaded by HSAC Executive Member, Alex Perez, the event’s purpose was to have current LaGuardia students hear the pros and cons of being a transfer student from alumni who have already matriculated into a number of four-year universities such as: Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, Syracuse University and Cornell University...


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