2018-05-23 / Front Page

Activist/Journalist Shaun King To Keynote Laguardia Community College Commencement

LaGuardia Community College’s 46th Commencement will be held on Tuesday, June 5.

Shaun King, a Black Lives Matter advocate, eminent writer, journalist, and humanitarian will give the keynote address at LaGuardia Community College’s 46th Commencement on June 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

King has led a number of social media campaigns in movements for social justice. He worked for the New York Daily News as senior justice writer from 2015 to 2017, and is currently a columnist for The Intercept and writer-in-residence at the Harvard University-based Fair Punishment Project. He is also the political commentator for the legendary “Tom Joyner Morning Show.” In 2017, he received the Samuel Peabody Award for Journalism from the Citizen’s Committee for Children in New York—an award given annually to one journalist who uses their platform and position to improve the lives of children.

The Commencement will be led by LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., a 1998 graduate of LaGuardia Community College, will give the alumni speech.

More than 2,000 graduating students will receive their associate’s degrees from LaGuardia Community College, joined by their friends and families.

Karina Ramos-Caraballo is the Class of 2018 Speaker.

 

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Its guiding principle, Dare To Do More, reflects the belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for the community and the country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the college reflects the legacy of its namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for championing the underserved. Since its doors opened in 1971, its 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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