Nine LaGuardia Community College students and one Manhattanville student showcased their work and shared their learning experiences at the Spring 2012 ePortfolio Student Showcase. Representing various disciplines from Business Administration to Nursing to Fine Arts, the students’ ePortfolios spotlighted the creativity, hard work and perseverance LAGCC students are known for.
Paula Zimmermann, faculty member from the Education and Language Acquisition Department, was impressed with the student presenters and their ePortofolios. In a note to the ePortfolio Director, Mercedes del Rosario, Professor Zimmermann stated: “I am so glad I attended the ePortfolio Showcase today! I was so impressed with all the ePortfolios. I am amazed at what the students accomplished. Also, they all did such a great job with their presentations.”
Asked how he found the experience of creating his own ePortfolio, Dave Rodriguez, a student from the Business and Technology Department, noted that it helped him focus on his studies. By writing down his educational goals and plans, he said, he was able to see where he was going and clarify where he wanted to go in his academic journey.
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Carolyn Green, a Physical Therapy major, was grateful that she took the time and effort to create her ePortfolio. She said the process helped her know more about herself. Besides, she added, she had a lot of fun doing it. In response to a question from one of the audience on whether she would create her ePortfolio if it were not part of her course, Ms.Green replied, “definitely.” “It was a fun and learning experience for me”, she added.
The other presenters were: Julius Teuku, Liberal Arts, Math & Science major, Andi Abello, Nursing, Shawn Cornell, Liberal Arts:Philosophy, Jenny Rose Bergantinos, Fine Arts, Melissa Dosil, Liberal Arts: Social Sciences, Omid Adabi, Physical Therapy Assistant Program, Jorge Ayala, Accounting, and Patricia Rodriguez, from Manhattanville College.
Located in Long Island City, Queens in New York City, LaGuardia Community College, part of the City University of New York, is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges. Founded in 1971, the College is recognized as an innovator in educating students who are under prepared for college work and/or are not primary English speakers. A catalyst for development in western Queens and beyond, LaGuardia serves New Yorkers and immigrants from 153 countries through over 50 majors and certificate programs, enabling career advancement and transfer to four-year colleges at twice the national average. Visit www.laguardia.edu to learn more.