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 43rd commencement, the dream remains the same. The Class of 2015 embodies students’ timeless desire to create prosperity and opportunity, to become leaders who empower their communities and strengthen the middle class, inspiring our nation. Every year, we welcome individuals from more than 150 countries, each one with a unique story, journey and vision of a better future.The graduate profiles below exemplify the bold and independent spirit of LaGuardia that keeps our legacy of daring to do more alive today.
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62.6% are female, 37.4% are male.50.5% are between the ages of 18-24; 23.3% are between 25-29 years of age; 10.9% are between the ages of 30-34; 10.9% are between the ages of 35-44; 4.3% are age 45 and over. 35.3% of LaGuardia’s Class of 2014 identify themselves as Hispanic; 19.6% are Asian/Pacific Islanders; 12.3% are Black, non-Hispanic; 12% are White, non-Hispanic; the remaining 20.5% consider themselves of another ethnic origin or did not wish to self-identify.63.7% live in Queens; 14.9% live in Brooklyn; 10.3% live in Manhattan; 6.6% live in the Bronx; and 4.5% live elsewhere.