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Karen Smith
August 16, 2013
Pay it forward - refer people to The College of Westchester.
by Karen Smith
What are referrals? Have you ever given a referral? Did you ever walk out of a restaurant, doctor's office, or a movie, and later recount the great experience you had? If you are an animal lover, do you love your vet? Do you tell others? When someone loves your haircut (gals), do we talk about our salon? How about the last great round of golf, or vacation, or sporting event, and where we went?

The answer to the rhetorical question is yes, of course we give referrals! If you have ever attended CW's commencement or another graduation ceremony, and most of us do at some point, whether it is our graduation or that of a family member or friend, it is hard not to be caught up in the enthusiasm of our graduates. As grads walk across the stage and receive their diplomas, families and friends laugh, cry, hoot and holler - we are all so happy! Last May 30, the date of our 97th Commencement ceremony seems so long ago. But it is never too late to share the pride, the great experience, of how colleges touch students' lives by guiding them, supporting them, sometimes reminding them and dragging them toward that milestone of a college degree, a professional future. A college is one of the most meaningful experiences in an individual's life, professionally and personally.

Pay it forward. If you know a friend, family member or colleague who could benefit from a CW education, do it now. Contact them, accompany them, encourage them to continue their education at CW. Just think about how great you will feel when they graduate! They can be in touch with Matt Curtis, our director of admissions at 914-831-0318, admissions@cw.edu.

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