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(Front row: L-R): Debbian Williams, Carolina Arreola, Helena Bhattarai, Crystal Chen, Karen Dubinsky, President Kenneth Adams, Min Young Kim, Nadia Sulaiman, and Mobin Hajjafari. (Back row: L-R) Enesa Karaja, Jona Hoxha, Antonio Lengo, Paul Williams, and John Fletcher.


NEW YORK, NY (November 02, 2022) — On Wednesday, November 2, the President’s Society Ambassadors of LaGuardia Community College and other current and past recipients of student aid met some of their generous funders and their friends for a reception in Manhattan. Thirty-six LaGuardia students and alumni gathered at the Colony Club, a New York City landmark since 1923, for an evening of conversation with almost 50 invited guests.

Students expressed their appreciation for the experience of meeting with donors.

“Having an opportunity to speak to such successful and thoughtful individuals and discuss my future goals and achievements was an honor,” said Madiha Iqbal, a Paralegal Studies major.

“I am a shy person and often times struggle with being part of large events, but at Wednesday night’s event I felt like home,” said Business Administration major Enesa Kraja.

The event was sponsored by a generous donor to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation. Other Board members and donors were also in attendance. One donor said, “They (students) have so much grit, perseverance and resiliency it’s inspiring.”

Many of the students were dressed in new outfits purchased through an allowance from the President’s Society Ambassadors program.

LaGuardia’s President Society Ambassadors include: Agim Alovic, Registered Nursing major; Helina Bhattara, Nursing major; Maryam Binjameel, Liberal Arts major; Marcus Ezekiel Brazal, Electrical Engineering major; Alan Cantos, Biology major; Lucia Chavira, Sociology major; Crystal Chen, Business Administration major; Alexandra A. Cuji, Business Management major; Angelo De La Cruz, Business Administration major; Nina Diaz, Philosophy major; Guadalupe Espinoza-Guzman, Philosophy major; Luana Jing Xin Feng, Business Administration major; John Fletcher, Business Administration major; Antonette Gardner, Human Services major; Mobin Hajjafari, Electrical Engineering major; Jona Hoxha, Business Administration major; Madiha Iqbal, Paralegal major; Min Young Kim, Programming and Software Development major; Enesa Kraja, Business Administration major; Carolina Lenes Arreola, Business Administration major; Dany MInaya, Film and Television major; Laredo Regular, Psychology major; Allana Sinelov, Biology major; Nadia Sulaiman, Business Administration major; Syed Waheed, Business Administration major; and Paul Williams, Film and Television major.

LaGuardia students who participate as a President’s Society Ambassador gain valuable skills to increase their preparedness and confidence as they transition from a community college to the workforce or four-year college. To learn more about the President’s Society, call (718) 730-7471 or email

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LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC), located in Long Island City, Queens, educates thousands of New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all U.S. college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education.


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