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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Hot Stuff

We are welcoming in a couple of great groups this week!  It may be hot outside, but there is a cool buzz of excitement on campus at CW this summer.

CW Summer Explorations Academy.  I am so delighted to welcome a large group of high school students who want to have fun, immerse themselves in a career area, get familiar with college life, meet new people and earn 3 college credits!  What a wonderful group of students!


Summertime at CW

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Mary Beth Del Balzo at CW 103rd Commencement Ceremony

While other colleges take a gentle doze during the summertime, CW is a beehive of activity.  On May 30, we celebrated our 103rd Commencement Ceremony.  At that event, I reminded grads that in the words of the Mahatma Gandhi, they should be the change that they wish to see in the world, and that commencement day marks one of the accomplishments that clear the way for them to change the w

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

52 in 52 – Professor Stephanie Pough – Introduction to Medical Coding

Monday, October 16, 2017

I enjoyed a great class with Professor Pough and her class recently, when she reviewed SOAP note analysis and dissection.

The SOAP note (an acronym for subjective, objective, assessment, and plan/future plan) is a method of documentation employed by health care providers to write out notes in a patient's chart, along with other common formats, such as the admission note

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Coffee with the President – September 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Associate Chairperson John Strange (Accounting) and VP of Marketing and Media Resources Nancy Trim joined me for a little coffee and discussion.  We discussed potential finance curriculum development, certifications in Accounting, and Professor Strange’s appointment to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.  This designation is special, as you must be nominated by one of your students. 

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Middle States Team to Visit CW in October 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

It is hard to believe that the time has passed so quickly, but we are anticipating our Self Study team in October.  Preparations, in earnest, are an 18 month process, but pre-planning encompasses at least another year. 

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Tips for Handling the Emotional Impact of the Recent Overwhelming Tragedies

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by the unprecedented Hurricanes throughout the Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles into the southern United Stated and in Texas.  This Hurricane season has brought much destruction and devastation to our friends and for some of us our families.  If that wasn’t enough, we are now dealing with the man-made tragedy in the Las Vegas shooting massacre that took place a few short days ago.  It is normal to be left with feelings of sadness, anxiety

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Coffee with the President – August 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

This summer has just flown by, but I did have the opportunity to speak with our Director of Security, Charles Boklan, as well as Roberto Carvajal, Manager of Facilities.  As you might imagine, there is always quite a lot happening on a college campus, whether in the Fall or during the dog days of summer.  Luckily, all of our happenings have been good ones!

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Coffee with the President, July 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I had a great visit with Academic Chairs Jim McGee (Business), Ann Bikofsky (Accounting) and Erica Schacht (General Education).  They came armed with some great ideas and reflections on how to continue to best serve our students and each other.

Some of the great ideas discussed involved professional development and online learning for ground based students.

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

May 2017 Coffee with the President

Friday, July 21, 2017

I had the opportunity to meet with three employees who have been at CW almost as long as I have!  They are Bob Onorato, Stacy Larson and Maria Gangi.  While I exaggerate just a bit, these three folks have been with CW for a while, and brought unique insights that only people who “remember when” can do.  We had a lively discussion about many topics including orientation, the CW culture and how it has evolved over the years, as well as innovative alternate academic delivery methods, academic pr

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

52 in 52 – Online@CW with Professor Thompson

Friday, July 7, 2017

Professor Janet Thompson’s Management Applications and Theory group welcomed me several weeks ago.  Professor Thompson invited me to participate via VoiceThread, which I did.  We discussed Quality Management and The Female Factor.  I have to tell the truth – I was not an intense participant, as technology got in my way!  I was away for part of the week and did not get to respond to every student’s comments, and had to opt for written comments rather than voice a few times.  However,

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President