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CW Participates at NAMIWalks

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The College of Westchester walked to support our local NAMI chapter (the National Alliance on Mental Illness).

It started off weather-wise as a very rainy day, but this wasn’t going to stop the CW team from supporting this important cause!  The CW team that helped raise funds and those that participated in the walk included Mary Beth Del Balzo, Colleen McCartin, Cassandra McFadden, Nellie Capellan, Andy Capellan, Nichole Herrera, Erik Herrera, Esperanza Cruz, Nancy Trim, Christine Louangsiyotha, Joseph Handibode, Maria Gangi, Erica Schacht, led by team captain Diana Cusumano.

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CW's 99th Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Date: Thursday, May 28th
Doors Open & Student Arrival: 4:30pm
Processional Begins: 6:00pm
Place: Westchester County Center

The CW community would like to congratulate all of this year's 2015 graduates!

Congratulations to the recipients of the Commencement Awards.

Graduate Ceremony instructions can be found here


Student Speakers

Zara Moloney, AAS Graduate in the Day Division
Samantha Lauria, BBA Graduate in the Adult Division


2015 Alumni Achievement Award

Nelcol Philip, 1996 Graduate


Keynote Speaker

Thomas M. Roach, Mayor of White Plains will be the Keynote Speaker at Commencement this year. Tom was born in White Plains, the first of four children. He has lived in the Westminster Ridge section of the city since 1996. Tom received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Albany and his law degree from the University of Buffalo. He was the first person in his family to earn a four year degree. Read More »






Honorary Degree Recipient

A native and life-long White Plains resident, and a long-time friend of The College of Westchester, Joe Delfino served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He also spent 30 years serving in local government, including 10 years on the White Plains Common Council, then representing White Plains on the County Board of Legislators, and, most notably, as Mayor for 12 years. Read More »




Photographed Left to Right:
CW Chairman of the Board Emeritus, Ernest H. Sutkowski
and Former Mayor of White Plains, Hon. Joseph M. Delfino

Congratulations to the 2015 CWCF Scholarship Winners!

Monday, April 20, 2015

It is with great pride that we congratulate the newest 2015 CWCF Scholarship Recipients. These 17 students have displayed academic excellence, exemplary leadership, and dedication to their careers. Meet the recipients:

Bottom row L to R: William Owens, Brittney Miller, Joshua Intrator, Yizzette Gonzalez Rivera, David Guerrero, Danielle Settembre, Jonathan Calixto, Leslie Ramirez. Top row L to R: Jarel Ramirez, Alexandra Gordon, Abigail Laissen, Husam Zayed, Natasha Leslie, Zara Moloney, Ayanda Watson-Galloway, Kevin Zuniga.

Not photographed: Carlos Colon

CW Hosts Computer Networking Career Café

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Computer Networking students who are graduating or recently graduated had an opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions with employers. These companies included Microsoft, CMIT Solutions of Southern Westchester, Con Edison, and Robert Half Technology. The purpose of the event is to prepare students for interviews that they will be having in their field of choice. It’s also an opportunity to ask questions to employers that they don’t normally get to ask during a job interview.

Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl

Monday, March 23, 2015

Student teams throughout the Westchester and New York metropolitan area compete to create mobile apps to help with the management and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Cash prizes as well as up to five paid summer internships with Westchester County Government will be awarded to top teams and students. All of the entries will become part of a library of free apps.

Contest winners will be announced by a panel of expert judges on April 17. Good luck Damian and Kevin and thank you for representing CW. We’re proud to have tech savvy students like you!

For more information about the ‘Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl,’ visit:

Congratulations to Adult Students of Semester, Anna Bravo & Marlene Rivera!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015







Anna Bravo (left in photo) - Bachelor's Degree
Anna Bravo was born in Italy and grew up in the U.S.  She attended Mount Vernon High School and graduated from CW in 1990 with an Associate Degree in Computerized Office Administration.  Anna decided to pursue her Bachelor’s degree and is currently enrolled in the Health Care Administration program and is due to graduate in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.    During her enrollment in the BBA program, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA, perfect attendance, and was recently inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.  Anna is married and has two wonderful boys, Mario (16), and Vincent (11) and resides in Thornwood, NY.  Through her hard work and perseverance, Anna is hoping to instill in her children the significance of education.   

Marlene Rivera (right in photo) - Associate Degree
With a passion to help and serve people, Marlene enrolled in the Medical Assistant Management program at CW and will receive her Associate Degree this coming May. She was born in Norwalk, Connecticut and moved to New York as a teenager. Later on Marlene moved to White Plains where she attended White Plains High School obtaining an advanced regents honor diploma.

Once she toured The College of Westchester, Marlene decided to stay and pursue her college degree. Marlene says that her conversations with a counselor and reviewing the flexibility of schedules were the main deciding factors to make CW her home.

At the moment, Marlene is not 100% decided on her career goal. She knows that she enjoys helping others, so she will probably come back to CW to finish her Bachelor’s Degree. Right now, Marlene is looking forward to enjoying the moment she receives her Associate Degree this coming May.

Marlene is a wife, a mother of three, and a student here at CW. Her husband Francisco has supported her every step of the way. Marlene comments that her three beautiful children are the main reason she went back to college. She wants to be a role model and give them a better future.