During Hispanic Heritage Month we feature the voices of members of the CW family. Today, we present a conversation we had with Monica Alvarracin, who is currently majoring in Health Information Management. Monica immigrated from Ecuador when she was 16 years old. Learning a new language and embracing a new culture was not an easy road for her. Among all the challenges she faced, she was laser focused on her strategy to succeed in life - Obtaining a college degree.
Do you remember your first day of school? You were filled with excitement and apprehension for the year ahead. You were also nervous to meet your classmates and teacher. Your new backpack was stuffed with supplies, and your coolest clothes were laid out.
Students and Faculty & Staff gathered to enjoy a BBQ, summer treats sold by Sisters United, and a traditional softball game between Students and Faculty/Staff. After 2 years, the Staff/Faculty finally had a victory. Faculty/Staff won with a final score of 34-9!
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CW student Luz Lopez is shown bottom row, second one from the right.
The New York League of Puerto Rican Women recently celebrated the 2017 College Awards Gala. The League honored nine community leaders, and presented 10 college scholarships to undergraduate Puerto Rican /Hispanic women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community.
As the summer term winds down, CW club members took the afternoon off to participate at the Club Bowling Tournament. Organized by the Brothers United Club, students spent an amazing day at Bowlmor Lanes in White Plains. The goal was to bring a sense of CW spirit and interact with all the clubs in a fun and energetic environment. Brothers United won the tournament and everybody had an amazing time.
Making the most of today’s gorgeous weather! Prof. Paula Cancro’s Project Management Class chose the best day to host “Street Fair.” It was a day to enjoy live music, fun games, and an obstacle course race. Also, Sisters United Club had some summer treats for sale.
Professor D’Allacco’s Event Planning & Promotions class hosted a delicious end-of-semester event for the CW community by having a food truck parked in the South Lot. A variety of hot lunch options were sold such as hot dogs, tater-tots, burgers, and more. The class successfully learned how to plan, organize, promote, and deliver their own event while students, staff, and faculty enjoyed the outcome!
CW’s Caribbean Student Association hosted a “Tour the World” Fashion show that highlighted cultural outfits from New York all the way to India. The event featured a Student Art showcase sponsored by the Digital Media & Sketch Clubs that displayed how artistically diverse the CW community is.
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As part of the preparations for finals, the Office of Academics helped students with the stress and provided hot breakfast. Students also had the opportunity to look ahead to next semester and make schedule changes, meet with Student Financial Services, and Commit to Complete their degree and graduating from CW.
Stay calm and good luck everybody!