June 04, 2014

Associate degree

Yizzette Gonzalez-Rivera (left)

Yizzette is in the Medical Assistant Management program with a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning her President’s List recognition two consecutive semesters. Yizzette is a member of the Allied Health Club, the Student Government Association, and the Honors Program. Yizzette currently works as a personal assistant in Larchmont and aspires to enroll in the Physician’s Assistant program at Harlem Hospital in the future. Yizzette volunteers as a Youth Pastor and Music Director at the Christian Center of Westchester and is a Certified Volunteer for the Look Good Feel Better program through the American Cancer Society. Yizzette is married with four children, ranging from 6 to 18 years old. Yizzette decided to return to school after 20 years and would like to thank all her faculty for their encouragement and support.

Bachelor’s degree

Devoncia Boatswain (right)

Devoncia is in the BBA in Accounting program with a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning her President’s List recognition two consecutive semesters. Devoncia is a member of the Just Dance Crew and the Accounting Society and won the Perfect Attendance Award for the Fall 2013 semester. Devoncia attended high school at Saint Raymond’s Academy in the Bronx and plans on continuing her education after CW to earn an MBA in Accounting, with a specific focus on Audit and Forensic accounting. Devoncia would like to recognize her parents for supporting her to get her to a good place in life.
May 22, 2014

CW students Lillian Merlo, Barbara Moore, Margarida Oliveira, and Marshalee Duckie-Drummond have been awarded scholarships by The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) through the recommendation and efforts of Professor John Strange, Associate Chair of Accounting and a member of IMA.

These competitive scholarships provide the recipients with a 3-year membership in IMA, a grant to cover the cost of the Certified Management Accountant exam (CMA), and free enrollment in up to six months of exam preparation support. The scholarship is available to only the top 5% of accounting students in the nation at their respective schools. Congratulations!

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May 22, 2014

Congratulations Jenny Arpi and Louis Procaccini for participating at The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism Spring Conference!

In its eighth year, The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism held its annual conference for undergraduate and graduate students on Liberty, Free Markets and Moral Character. The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism is America’s first and only university-based teaching and research center dedicated to exploring the moral foundations of capitalism. The institute accepts students, age 18-24, who are new to economics and the freedom philosophy and are interested in learning more about the world around them.

The annual conference takes place this coming Memorial Day Weekend (May 22 – May 25), and will be held on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson, SC. For the first time, this event will be co-sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education. Director of CW College Library and Learning Services, Monecia Samuel and Ann Bikofsky, CW Chairperson/Accounting Department, assisted Jenny. Jyoti Ruta and Stacy Larson assisted Louis Procaccini, a current CW BBA student, in submitting the application to attend the four day seminar. As part of the application criteria, they also had to provide essays. Students are selected from applications submitted from all over the world. Jenny and Louis will be granted a scholarship to cover tuition, room and board, and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar stating that they received 34 hours of contact time.
March 18, 2014

This past November Kim earned Magna Cum Laude honors and her associate degree in Accounting at CW. She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Not only is Kim a student here, but also she has been working at CW since October of 2010. Kim’s performance and hard work led to a promotion as full-time Student Financial Services Processing Specialist in 2013.

Kim chose CW because she likes the small class size and personal attention from the professors. She is currently pursuing her BBA degree in Accounting and will graduate in September 2015. Kim has recently joined Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society for BBA students. Her ultimate goal is to pursue a master’s degree in accounting and possibly start a business of her own. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her friends and family including, her seven nieces and nephews.
March 18, 2014

Dominique Frazier currently works as a personal banker at Chase Bank, while freelancing and event planning outside of work. She chose to come to CW because the school offered evening and Saturday class schedules that work very well with her full-time job schedule. The small class sizes are great and the school is close to her home.

Dominique is a Digital Media student and a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is a recent recipient of the Honor Society Scholarship. Dominique will graduate this November with her associate degree and would like to purse her bachelor’s degree. Dominique would ideally like to work her way up to the marketing department for Chase or work in a setting where she can express her creativity designing billboards, magazine spreads, logos and movie posters.

She currently lives in Yonkers with her grandparents. She is the youngest of four children. Her younger nephew (three) and niece (one) are like her children and she loves them to pieces.