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During Hispanic Heritage Month, We Congratulate Student Luz Lopez!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Group Photo of College Awards Gala from The New York League of Puerto Rican Women

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.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

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

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

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

How Constructive Criticism Can Help You

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Feedback from our managers, instructors, colleagues, classmates, and even friends and family members can give us valuable insight into what we do well as well as into how we can improve on areas that are challenging for us so we can meet our goals. While positive feedback is generally welcome, a lot of us struggle with comments under the “constructive” umbrella—Nobody likes being told what they’re doing “wrong,” but there’s an upside to constructive criticism.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester