CW News

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. 

Congratulations to Student of the Semester, Michelle Seabrook!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Michelle was born in New York and attended Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers. With the dream of working in the banking industry, she successfully landed her first job at the Federal Reserve Bank after graduating high school.  Thereafter, her career has spanned across multiple industries to include pharmaceutical, insurance, and media. 

As a result of the recession and the economic meltdown, Michelle found herself unable to secure a position that complimented her qualifications.  After many closed doors, she received feedback from a prospective employer that changed everything.  The employer advised her that she was overqualified and should not be applying for support roles but should be pursuing a degree to match her years of experience that would lead to better opportunities. Michelle started researching local institutions that offered vigorous curriculums, flexible schedules for adult students, and a seasoned faculty to guide her academic path. In May of 2014, Michelle enrolled in the Adult Division at CW which allowed her to start rebranding herself.

Michelle is a Business major and has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for her continued academic achievements.  Also, Michelle has taken advantage of her work experience and obtained CLL credits from the College. Her career goal is to secure a management level position using her advanced education, diverse work experience and human resources background. She will receive her Associate Degree next year and will continue with her BBA Program, both at The College of Westchester.

Michelle resides in Yonkers where she raises her daughter Tiara and enjoys traveling and interior designing.

Adult College Summer Orientation

Friday, July 24, 2015

CW welcomed our evening students during Adult College Summer New Student Orientation.

During the event students were greeted by Dr. Warren Rosenberg, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, “Thank you for entrusting The College of Westchester with helping you reach your educational goals. Everyone here, and everyone you’ll meet this evening, is committed to your success. If you’ll commit to staying focused, working hard, and asking for help when it’s needed, we’ll commit doing everything in our power to see that you succeed. Congratulations on making a hard, but important, decision to continue your education and thank you for selecting The College of Westchester,” said Rosenberg. 

The Adult Summer session kicks off next week and we wish all our students a very successful and productive term. 

Students Apply for Internships

Friday, July 24, 2015

Internships are nearly a necessity in the quest to find a job in today’s market. First they make the employer more comfortable with a student’s knowledge and experience, and second, it’s a way for a student to understand more about his or her field and either confirm or dissuade his or her career choice. CW takes this premise seriously and once again hosted the Internship Fair. 18 companies attended today and while they all agree that it’s important for students to explore an internship to shape their career, some reps highlighted the top three reasons for taking internships:

1. “Students obtain first-hand knowledge. They immerse themselves and absorb the knowledge by doing it.”Anyitsi Reynolds, H&R Block.
2. “You get real experience, not just academic knowledge. Students have the opportunity to analyze their potential employers and see if they are the right fit for them.” Daniel Lansen, Compufit
3. “It can be a turnaround in their career. They can fix things and make it a long-term career, or is the perfect opportunity to explore other options.” Nicole Johns, The Johns Family Agency.

Other companies attending the Internship Fair included Aflac, Arts Westchester, New York Life, and Women’s Enterprise Development Center.

The College of Westchester presents Learning Outcomes at ANNY Conference

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Dr. Warren Rosenberg, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs along with Dr. Stacy Larson, Chairperson and Professor, General Education, from The College of Westchester (CW) delivered a presentation entitled, “Aligning Program Learning Outcomes, Course Learning Outcomes and Assessments” at the recent 3rd Annual Conference of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY). The presentation included CW Allied Health Department’s program learning outcomes and how one particular course at CW titled “Human Resources Management in Healthcare mapped to course-level learning outcomes. The workshop included support from CW Prof. Michael Flanagan and Dr. Beth Coyle, CW Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.


ANNY, a state-wide network, was formed by higher education professionals representing New York’s private colleges and universities, the State University of New York (SUNY), and the City University of New York (CUNY).  ANNY was a created to stimulate dialogue and the exchange of ideas related to assessment across institutions and to provide support and resources to those committed to meaningful assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness. The 3rd annual conference took place last month in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Dr. Grace Bonanno Completed Her Ph.D.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Please join CW in congratulating Dr. Grace Bonanno who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, Nova Southeastern University. Grace’s dissertation, “The Importance of a Pictorial Medical History in Assisting Medical Diagnosis of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Telemedicine Approach,” was chaired by Dr. Maxine Cohen. Dr. Richard Manning and Dr. James Templeton served as committee members. Congratulations Grace!