CW News

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:

CW’s Diana Cusumano joins NAMI-Westchester

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has announced the appointment of Diana Cusumano, Assistant Dean Academic Services and Director of the Counseling Center at The College of Westchester to the board of directors for NAMI Westchester. “I feel elated and honored to be a part of the board of directors for NAMI Westchester. They help to educate the communities about mental illness as well as help to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental illness,” said Diana who will serve for the following three years. “This is important for me not only in my role at the college, and as a therapist with a private practice, but personally as I have loved ones that suffer from mental illness as well,” added Diana.

NAMI offers an array of support and education programs at no cost for individuals and families. These programs are set up through local NAMI organizations, with different programs varying in their targeted audience. “I would like to see NAMI and CW work hand in hand to help promote mental health awareness and wellness. I see many opportunities for NAMI to host events here as well as for CW to help NAMI in fundraising efforts,” said Diana. One of these programs is called In Our Own Voices, where individuals living with mental illness speak to a variety of community groups about their own personal journeys. CW hosted this program recently and during the presentation two speakers shared their personal experiences with Mental Illness. Through the presentation, the CW community gained a deeper understanding of what it’s like to have a mental illness, and had a chance to see the person, not the illness. In Our Own Voices is focused on spreading the message of recovery by living example. It provides hope and opportunity to both the audience and the presenters. 

Prof. Cancro Completes Quality Matters

Monday, August 10, 2015


Congratulations to Prof. Paula Cancro for successfully completing the Quality Matters course “Improving Your Online Course Facilitator Certification.” As a certified instructor, she can now offer CW faculty an “in-house workshop” to improve their online courses.

The Quality Matters Program (QM) is an international organization representing broad inter-institutional collaboration and a shared understanding of online course quality. QM's quality assurance processes have been developed to improve and certify the design of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its scalable, peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.

Congratulations Prof. Cancro!

Congratulations to Student of the Semester, Bequine Renee Clark!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Bequine Renee Clark was born in Baltimore, MD and attended Joppatowne Senior High School. Before making The College of Westchester her second home, Bequine obtained an AAS Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC. While looking for the perfect college in New York, Bequine chose The College of Westchester because she enjoys small class sizes and the location was very convenient. She obtained an AAS in Accounting and is currently pursuing her BBA degree in Accounting, to be completed in 2016.

It’s easy to see Bequine in action at CW because she is deeply involved in her career. She is a frequent student speaker during Adult Orientation Days, she was a delegate and student speaker at the Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) in Albany, and is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA.) The list of academic achievements includes Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Magna Cum Laude 2014, Sigma Beta Delta National Honor Society, President’s List, and two times Dean’s Honor List.

Her educational goals include a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Iona College in New Rochelle, and a Ph.D. in Law from Pace University, School of Law, in White Plains. Her career aspirations are to become a CPA, a Health Care Administrator, and an Adjunct Professor at CW to reciprocate the opportunities she received. Bequine resides in Mount Vernon and has two daughters and three grandchildren residing in Abbeville, SC.