CW News

YMCA Visits CW

Friday, October 2, 2015

Geraldine Brown, Director of Philanthropy & Marketing for the YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester, visited CW to speak to the Marketing Management Class. Geri shared her experience in the retail industry and how her marketing skills have always been useful, “You’ll hear about marketing for the rest of your life because you’ll always need to market yourself.” Geri also explained what the YMCA does in the community and what her job in Philanthropy means in our society.

The YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester is a not-for-profit organization committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The organization aims to enrich every life through a unique, dynamic combination of programs that strengthens spirit, mind, and body.

Congratulations to Day Students of Semester, Kemique Jacobs & Brittany Rosario

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Kemique Jacobs (left in photo) is enrolled in the BBA in Accounting program with a 3.83 cumulative GPA.  Kemique has consistently been on the Dean’s and President’s list.

His many activities at CW includes being a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, President of the CW Chapter of NABA, Captain of the Basketball Team, and past President of the Caribbean Student Association.  Graduation day for Kemique will be this coming December and has already received several employment offers from accounting firms.  Kemique plans on earning his CPA, and has been accepted to Concordia to pursue a Master’s degree in Business Leadership next year.  Always looking to the future, Kemique hopes to eventually earn a doctorate.  One of Kemique’s goals is to extend his appreciation to the Academic Center staff for being “instrumental” in his success at CW, and credits being an older brother to two siblings for keeping him focused so he can show them that they have the ability to do whatever they want to do in life.

Brittany Rosario (right in photo) is enrolled in the Medical Assistant Management program with a 3.91 cumulative GPA.  She has consistently been on the Dean’s and president’s list.

One of her roles at CW is being President of the Allied Health Club and is currently a work-study student in the Library.  Brittany is the first in her family to attend college and credits Dr. Wright and Prof. Schacht for helping her to feel comfortable and giving her the confidence to succeed.  One of Brittany’s academic goals includes pursuing a nursing program after she graduates next April.


President Obama Congratulates CW

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, congratulated The College of Westchester (CW) as the institution is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. “I am pleased to join in celebrating your school’s 100th Anniversary,” said President Obama. “Since your school’s founding, faculty and staff have prepared students to meet the challenges of their time. And by cultivating passion for learning, schools like yours help ensure the doors of opportunity continue to open wide for all who are willing to dream big,” added President Obama.

The history of The College of Westchester began in 1915 when CW opened its doors on September 7th bringing education closer to home for hundreds in New Rochelle, NY.  CW was originally known as Westchester Commercial School, then The Westchester Business Institute, and since 2003, The College of Westchester. “I am stunned and pleased that we have received this letter.  As a stellar proprietary college, I am glad that we have been recognized for the good work which we have, in fact, been doing for 100 years,” said Mary Beth Del Balzo, President and CEO of The College of Westchester.

As part of the Centennial celebrations, the Mayor of White Plains, Thomas Roach, declared May 28th, The College of Westchester Day. After 100 years of higher education, CW embraces its rich history while growing to meet the unique needs of today’s diverse student population in the tristate area. “I hope your community takes pride in the ways your school has touched lives. As you celebrate in this special milestone, I wish you all the best for the years ahead,” concluded President Obama.

Top offices in local and national government also joined the celebrations by sending their congratulations including New York State Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

New Digital Media Lab Equipped for Your Creativity!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Digital Media Lab: The computer equipment in our Digital Media Lab was upgraded to new high speed computers including iMac 27” 3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 with 32 GB of RAM running OS X Mavericks. Each iMac has a Wacom Cintiq 13” HD Interactive Pen Tablets partnered with it. New application software for use in this lab includes the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, and Final Cut Pro X. Students will enjoy the amazing equipment as well as updated furniture which is an extremely comfortable atmosphere to create and design!  
Classes start:

> Day Division – September 9th
> Adult and Online Division – September 28th

Graduate Career Fair

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Office of Career Services held a Graduate Career Fair with 28 employers looking for local talent. Many of the grads filled out applications and had on the spot interviews. Some of the companies that attended the Grad Career Fair included MTA Metro-North Railroad, NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance, People’s United Bank, and WESTMED Medical Group.

Good luck to all attendees, and thanks to all the companies for recruiting at The College of Westchester!

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The New NY Bridge

Monday, August 17, 2015

As part of the Project Management Class, Professor Paula Cancro took her class to the Tappan Zee Bridge Community Outreach Center and Viewing Platform in Tarrytown. The purpose of the visit was to understand how the construction of a new bridge can involve so many phases and different teams working on a single project. The first span of the new twin-span bridge is scheduled to open in 2016, and the new bridge should be completed in 2018. Prof. Cancro was interviewed by the blog Kaleidoscope Eyes and here’s the article with more details about the trip to the new Tappan Zee Bridge: