CW News

CWCF 8th Annual Scholarship Reception

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It is with great pride that we congratulate the newest 2016 CWCF Scholarship Recipients. These 14 students have displayed academic excellence, exemplary leadership, and dedication to their careers. The College of Westchester Charitable Foundation exists to enhance the lives of student scholars who attend The College of Westchester. The Foundation strives to further involve and educate the community and employers regarding the outstanding work of The College of Westchester and its student scholars.

 

 

 

 

Meet the 2016 recipients!!!

  • Lerika Hahn Abada
  • Jason Cohen
  • Darnell Dixon
  • Lenora Dunbar
  • Sydney Gunn
  • Jimmy Hernandez
  • Sandra Martin
  • Raque Mazza
  • Richard Medina
  • Kesha Moore
  • Aidan Quneis
  • Katieann Ramirez
  • Brittany Rosario
  • Michelle Seabrook

CW Students Accepted into Prestigious i3 Program

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

David Guerrero and Darnell Dixon, were selected to participate in the i3 Scholar Undergraduate Research Program.

The program will take place at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. The undergraduate program focuses on research and leadership development for the underrepresented populations across the country to lead to graduate studies and careers in the information sciences.  The admittance process into the program is very competitive and students are evaluated for qualities beyond GPA. Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year!

As part of this program, David and Darnell will go through various workshops and take a fully packed schedule of classes for the month of June. During the second phase, responsibilities include a yearlong research project and two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. “The i3 program is an amazing opportunity for those seeking to go to graduate school. It is also a chance to explore the information sciences in a wide array of fields ranging from artificial intelligence to medical informatics,” said David.

The i3 Scholars Program is supported in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and it includes students who are empowered to create change and make an impact on the people around them. Darnell is looking forward to an exciting summer experience, “I am prepared for this task. I plan to network to create new relationships through the i3 program. This is a great way to help me move toward starting a graduate program.” David also has clear and specific goals this summer at the i3 Program, “I hope to get a glimpse of graduate school life and obtain a strong foundation in the information sciences to further my dream of becoming an interior sustainability designer. The College of Westchester’s course load has given me a strong work ethic to go headfirst into the i3 program with confidence.” Past i3 Scholars have majored in information science, computer science, public policy, economics, business, and engineering, among others.

CW Holds Spring Career & Internship Fair

Thursday, April 7, 2016

CW students looking for a job and nearly 30 employers connected at our Spring Career Fair. Students filled the Student Center, scanning over the booths where companies were recruiting for different positions and reviewing the skills students have to offer. CW student Michelle came prepared to talk to a few companies in particular, “I’m here to introduce myself to Arch of Westchester and Robert Half. I would love to get the opportunity to have an internship at any of those companies.”

Other students like Lidji and Jonathan preferred to come prepared for on the spot interviews and talk to as many recruiters as possible, “It’s very convenient that they’re all here. I’m looking for a job as a sales associates and I see a lot of job opportunities here,” said Jonathan. Lidji on the other hand, decided to be relaxed, check out some job opportunities, and network, “I’m impressed to see so many companies here. I wasn’t expecting much but turnout to be a great experience.”

Some companies recruiting at CW included Montefiore Medical Center, TEK Systems, L.L. Bean, Whole Foods, H&R Block, WESTMED Medical Group, and Indeed.com, among others.

Good luck to all students who applied for a position and thanks to the companies for recruiting at CW.

Managing Your Career Portfolio

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CW’s Dean of Faculty, Dr. Stacy Larson participated at the recent The New York State American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network panel.

The event was entitled “Managing Your Career Portfolio… Get Out in Front of the Competition!” The event was hosted at Concordia College and included other 5 panelists from other institutions in our area. The panel included tips and strategies to discover how to highlight strengths and contributions during a job interview, how to stand out from other candidates applying for the same job, how to best display a career portfolio, etc.

Other CW’s Staff & Faculty members also attended the event.

The New York State chapter of the ACE Women’s Network is an informal network of women administrators, faculty, and others associated with or supportive of higher education New York State.
Formed under the auspices of the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) of the American Council on Education (ACE) in 1977, the New York State chapter is part of the ACE Women’s Network, a national network organized by states and headed by coordinating committees within each state.

CW Students Travel to Albany

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

More than 60 students, faculty, and administrators from New York’s degree-granting proprietary colleges visited Albany to acknowledge lawmakers for supporting the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The reason was to encourage them to restore the maximum TAP award for students attending colleges that offer only two-year degree programs.

Our CW delegates were part of a group representing New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC), easily identified by their blue and white scarves. Students lobbying for TAP in Albany were Malcolm Bennett, Devoncia Boatswain, Claudia Cherrington, Blanca Martinez, Jazmin Patino, Brittany Rosario, and Desiree Stretching, as well as CW’s President Ms. Mary Beth Del Balzo, Dr. Shamva Wright-Shingler and Administrator Maria Gangi. Our students also met with Michael Blake, NYS Assembly member from The Bronx.