Then AND Now
In 2011, LaGuardia Community College celebrates 40 years of opening the doors of higher learning to all. By challenging expectations and daring to do more everyday, LAGCC is at the forefront of momentous shifts in the landscape of higher education in the 21st century. Now, as we did then, we imagine new ideas, create new curriculum and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger.


LaGuardia Community College celebrates 40 years of challenging expectactions

LAGCC Naming Ceremony December 5, 1970

December 5, 1970 is a day that marks a special moment in LaGuardia Community College’s proud history: The College’s naming ceremony took place, establishing Community College Number Nine as Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College, in honor of New York’s most popular mayor, “The Little Flower.” LaGuardia is, to this day, the only community college within CUNY to be named after such a prestigious historical figure; all other CUNY two-year colleges are named after their geographic locations. From the beginning, and in more than name only, we were destined to be unique. Read More »

LaGuardia Community College Honors Students Celebrate The College's 40th Anniversary

To help LaGuardia Community College celebrate its 40th anniversary, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall came to a October 5th birthday party hosted by the College's Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC) bearing a gift: a proclamation declaring October 5th as "LaGuardia Community College Day." Read More

LiveWire - 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Read the 40th Anniversary issue of LiveWire, the College's monthly newsletter to learn how we became a nationally recognized model of excellence for community college education. Read More