In the fall of 1973, America’s first black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, herself a pioneer and powerful symbol of social justice in America, addressed the 254 students of LaGuardia Community College’s first graduating class, courageous idealists who rose to the challenge of transforming themselves and their families' lives by earning a college degree.At LaGuardia’s 44th commencement, the dream remains the same.
Our mission is to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations in the country to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society.
The Class of 2016 embodies students’ timeless desire to create prosperity and opportunity, to become leaders who empower their communities and strengthen the middle class, inspiring our nation.
To our graduates, we look forward to your participation in the 2016 commencement exercises as a way of sharing this great accomplishment with your family. Read more.