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Honors News and Announcements

This page is constantly updated with the latest news/events/announcements regarding with the Honors Program

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Most Recent News

Summer Transfer Workshop:

We are excited to announce our upcoming 6th Annual Summer Transfer Workshop! 

Unfamiliar with the transfer process? This workshop will allow you to dip your toes in the water and get familiar with the basics: How to select colleges, locate transfer resources, write a personal essay etc.. As for those who are already familiar with the transfer process, take this opportunity to further sharpen your application by asking our staff, alumni, or HSAC members any specific questions you have. So come to this lively informative workshop that will take place on Wednesday 20 July 2016 from 2:30pm - 4:00pm in room E-150.

For more information Click Here

Cross-Disciplinary Conversations II:

HSAC is delighted invite you to the second annual Honors Conference. Here is a glimpse of the conference program:

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General Financial Aid Info. Session:

Are you looking for ways to fund your tuition or living expense? Then relieve yourself from the financial burden by attending our General Financial Aid Info. Session. HSAC will have two special guest speakers from the Kaplan Educational Foundation: Nancy Lee Sánchez, Executive Director, and Ayania Wellington, Program Associate.

Wednesday, May 11th 2016 in Room E147 at 2:30PM

For more information Click Here

Kaplan Information Session:

The Kaplan Educational Foundation will hold an information session Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in room E-147 from 3:00PM - 4:25PM. This session is open to ALL LaGuardia students. For more information, visit: 


Cross-Disciplinary Conversations II:

Friday, May 13th 2016 from 9:00AM-2:30PM

Welcome LaGuardians. The second annual LaGuardia Interdisciplinary student research conference is approaching. This conference is where you will have the opportunity to share your research projects and make a mark in your legacy at LaGuardia. So take part in this opportunity to add this exciting experience on to your academic resume, and transfer and scholarship applications.

***To participate, submit your proposal here:

***Proposal deadline is Friday, April 8th 2016. 11:59PM

***Conference date is Friday, May 13th 2016 from 9:00AM-2:30PM

Alumni-Student Chat 

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 from 2:30PM-4:00PM at room E-501

We welcome you to our Alumni-Student Chat event  to hear the stories of students who were once in your shoes at LaGuardia Community College. Get the nitty-gritty details of how these alumni use LaGuardua's resources to work in their favor when they were transferring. This event is open to the LaGuardia community, so bring yourself, your friends, and questions!


Click Here to see the flyer.



"Discovering Paths to Success" Fall 2015 Honors Recognition Dinner

Join us to celebrate your completion of Fall Honors Courses and take the opportunity to really get to know the Honors Professors, Peers, and Alumni. Expect to have fun and learn a lot about successful transfer strategies from the Alumni themselves. Also, we will have food, food, FOOD! So do yourself a favor and bring your best smiles and a list of questions about the transfer process. We look forward to seeing you there!


Click Here to see the flyer.

***Be sure to RSVP to (Just leave your name, honors course, and that you will attend this event)

***This event will happen on Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5PM - 7PM in the Poolside Cafe




The Honors program is proud to present the 2015 HONORS PROGRAM JOURNAL. Our annual journal features sample research conducted by students in Honors classes. Click here and expand your mind on the research done by Honors students. Enjoy!

We are now preparing for 2016 Honors Journal. Contact us if you would like to get involved: 


The Honors Program
Honors House (M-201B)
Honors College Assistants: M-201B


*Honors Program:
*Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC):



***SPRING I 2019 Honors Classes***

Click here Hello HSAC folks. We know that you all have been longing for the release of Spring 2016 Honors classes. Well, here it is. before your desired Honors classes are filled up, and trust that they will fill up quickly!



"Cultivating a Community of Excellence"

by Gail O. Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

Honors Director: Karlyn Koh, Ph.D
"At LaGuardia Community College, we have a saying: Challenge expectations. As fitting as these words are in an essay on the unique value of an honors program at a community college, they also reflect the creation, growth, and ultimate goal of our program and its amazing students, faculty, and staff, who embody these words every day."


We are very ecstatic to share this article about the Honors Program by Pres. Mellow herself. Enjoy! 

(Click here to view article)


Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Undergraduate Scholarship

The $40,000/year (for up to 3 years) JKC Undergraduate Scholarship is the largest transfer scholarship for community college students in the country.  Be the next LaGuardia student to receive this award! 

The deadline is: ***Dec. 15, 2015.***

(click here to view flyer)



Transfer Peer Support Network (TPSN)

Applying for institutions outside of CUNY and SUNY can be daunting. This is why the Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC) initiated the TPSN program several years ago. The TPSN is an interactive support system designed to guide students through the transfer process. Although there are numerous 4-year college admissions guides out there, it's not fun going head on with the transfer application alone; therefore, we supply a community of peers--who are members of HSAC--and successful LaGuardia alumni to galvanize LaGuardia students to preparing early. Alongside this initiative, the Director of Transfer Services, Bart Grachan, will be running a series of transfer workshops that complement the essence of the TPSN program. Take this opportunity to surround yourself with highly motivated individuals who are also going through the transfer process as well. Good luck and may your endeavors result in success.


For Bart Grachan’s Transfer Essentials Workshop Series Schedule: Click Here


Note: The TPSN program will be held the following Wednesdays after each of Bart Grachan's workshop in room E-147 (unless stated otherwise) from 2:30-3:30pm.




Summer Transfer Workshop Event

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When: July 22, 2015 (Wednesday)

             2:30 pm to 4:00pm

Where: E-242 ***Room has been changed to E-242 not E-500 & E-501***

Purpose: Get hands-on experience navigating the Transfer Process. Learn with your peers.

This workshop will provide you with Practical Strategies, Tips, and Guidance on how to:

  • Learn about the basics of the Transfer Process

  • Select colleges and locate Transfer Resources

  • Tips for writing the Personal Essay

  • Find and apply for Scholarships

  • Learn from students who finished the process


All Students Are Welcome! 


JUNE 2015 Newsletter Published

June 29, 2015


This month's edition talks about choosing your major at LaGuardia. 

Click here to read (.pdf file)



June 22, 2015


The Education and Language Acquisition Department is looking for qualified individuals to work part-time as reading tutors in the Communication Skills Reading Lab.


Job Responsibilities
-Assist in student preparation for reading and interpreting college level material and in retaking the - CUNY Reading entrance exam.
-Conduct hour-long reading lessons with classes of 30 students. 
-Develop lessons for small group and one on one tutoring sessions. 
-Organize lab materials.
-Maintain files and student records. 
-Act as a liaison between instructors and students.



LaGuardia Community College works on a quarterly system.

Fall I runs from September until December.
Fall II runs from January until mid-February.
Spring I runs from March until June.
Spring II runs from the end of June until August.

The Reading Lab has a flexible schedule. Morning, afternoon, and evening schedules are available. Saturday morning hours are available in Fall I and Spring I.


Minimum of 20 credits with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Blackboard a plus.


Prof. Joseph Evering



Looking for highly motivated, excellent students, for the Fall 1, 2015 session!


You are eligible if:

-Your GPA is 3.0 or above.
-You completed a "high risk" or difficult course and received a grade of B+ or above
-You can devote about 12 hours a week.
-You are someone who enjoys helping others.


For more information please go to room E 115Q or call 718.482.5215



Celebrating Your Success

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When: June 11th, 2015 (Thursday) 

             4:00 pm to 6:00pm

Where: Poolside Cafe 

Purpose: To get advisement, learn more about honors classes, network, and celebrate your successful compleetion of Spring Honors Courses. 

     > Ice cream, Pizza, and Popcorn

     > Professional Photobooth available

     > Raffle Prize Giveaway - Win $10 Gift Cards



Cross-Disciplinary Conversations: The 1st Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference

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When: May 22th, 2015 (Friday) 

            8:30 A.M - 12:50 A.M (Please read the flyer for more details.)

Where: E-500, E-501 (Time dependent)

Purpose: For students to present their topics that was well-prepared over a long period of time. 

     > Free Breakfast

     > Free Snacks

     > Free Lunch



March 2015 Newsletter Published

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Kaplan Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

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When: March 18th, 2015 (Wednesday)

            2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: E-147

Purpose: A Kaplan representative will give a presentation on a scholarship opportunity. Come to the event to find more about this great scholarship opportunity



February 2015 Newsletter Published

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November 2014 Newsletter Published

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HSAC Website Featured by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

October 6, 2014


We are thrilled to be able to share our transfer resources with a wider audience outside of LaGuardia now that the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has featured our website on its blog.



2014 NRHC Conference in Niagara Falls

June, 16, 2014 



Cristina Mihailescu: 2014 JKC Winner

June 16, 2014



Learn. Connect. Take Action: HSAC Research & Civic Engagement Even 

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When: April 30th, 2014 (Wednesday) 

            2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Where: E-242

Purpose: The event showcases student research on social justice issues relating to the Environment, Poverty, College Debt, Incarceration, and Immigration. The research will be connected to opportunities to volunteer and take action to improve the lives of others 

     > Food and refreshments will be served!



Meet LaGuardia Alumni: A Winter Mingler

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When: January 15th, 2014 (Wednesday)

            2:30 pm - 4:00 pm  

Where: E107

Purpose: A discussion about transfer/campus resources with LaGuardia alumni who have transferred to highly selective four-year institutions! 


Warm new year wishes everyone! we welcome 2014 with a wonderful opportunity for you to meet successful LaGuardia alumni at HSAC's Winter Mingler next Wednesday. during this interactive mingling session, you will be ble to speak one-on-one with 9 alumni about the Transfer Process and Experience. These alumni are from a range of 4-year college including: Cornell, Smith, Sarah Lawrence, Sryacuse, the Sakdden Arps Honors Program at City College, Columbia, and NYU. 


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