LaGuardia Community College: The Early Years of Adult and Continuing Education
This collection, curated by Sandy Watson and Fern Kahn, emphazises the importance of Continuing Education (later Adult and Continuing Education) and contains brochures, photographs, and documents that demonstrate the range of programs and projects that were realized in those years. These programs were aimed at the non-traditional college students who made up a crucial part of the population LaGuardia was designed to serve. Some programs would become nationwide models, included instruction aimed at working mothers, those learning English for the first time, the homeless, Deaf students, and incarcerated persons.
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This City Limits article from 1986 describes LaGuardia Community College's program for homeless women in New York City.
This article from the CUNY Research Foundation's Annual Report of 1985 highlights the achievements of LaGuardia's programs for Deaf students.
This booklet, published in 1997, tells the story of the first 25 years of LaGuardia Community College, from its conception as "Community College Number Nine" in 1968 through its 1971 opening and beyond. The author describes the social and [...]
This November 1986 report details the activities of a training program for homeless mothers in New York City conducted by LaGuardia Community College's Division of Continuing Education. The program, which covered personal counselling, job [...]
Joe Shenker, founding president of LaGuardia with the first group of students who were paraprofessionals
In 1970, Joseph Shenker was appointed president of what was then still called "Community College Number Nine," which would soon become LaGuardia Community College. Still in his twenties, Shenker brought a youthful optimism and a spirit of [...]
Oral History Interview with Joan Greenbaum, Fern Khan, and Sandy Watson of LaGuardia Community College
Oral history interview with Sandy Watson, Joan Greenbaum, and Fern Khan of LaGuardia Community College. The interview was conducted on January 22, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center by Steve Brier and Andrea Ades Vásquez. The subjects discuss the [...]
This is a handbook that was created for use by professors at LaGuardia Community College who had "a deaf or hard-of-hearing student in his/her class." The guidebook seeks to educate its readers on the realities of life with a hearing [...]