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First Generation College Student Week at CW - Janna Gullery

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Janna Gullery

 

Janna Gullery, Dean of Student Life and Empower Program at CW

When you get a college degree, you get more choices. That’s what Janna Gullery thought when she was a college student. But she wanted even more choices so she went for her master’s degree. Now as a Dean of Student Life and Empower Program at CW, she looks back and she is proud of her accomplishments. Her efforts paid off and now she helps other students to complete their journey.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

First Generation College Student Week at CW - Darian Giriat

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Darian Giriat

 

Darian Giriat, College of Westchester Computer Networking Administration major

We are proud to share student success stories and the value they add, to not only the CW campus, but also our entire community. Despite the obstacles, it’s possible to obtain a college degree and improve the quality of life of themselves and their families. Here is our Q&A with Darian Giriat a Computer Networking Administration major at The College of Westchester.

Who or what inspires you to earn your degree? Why?

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

First Generation College Student Week at CW - Malcolm James

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Malcolm James

 

Malcolm James, College of Westchester Information Technology major

 

During this year, we all learned that it’s not optional to be on top of technology. We need it to do essentially everything in our professional lives. Malcolm James is aware of that, and now more than ever he is eager to complete his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology major. During First-Generation Week we asked him a few questions about his career and his reason behind his decision to complete his degree.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

First Generation College Student Week at CW - Monica Alexandra Alvarracin Valladolid

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Monica Alvarracin

 

Monica Alexandra Alvarracin Valladolid, College of Westchester Health Information Management major

 

Monica Alvarracin, a Health Information Management major knows really well that in order to get a better job she needs a college degree. She is the first one in her family to follow this road of Higher Education, and she hopes to set a reference to the rest of her family.     

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

First Generation College Student Week at CW - Shahine Clarke

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Shahine

 

Shahine Clarke, College of Westchester Accounting major

 

A strong team player and dedicated, persistent student are some of the characteristics that define Shahine Clarke. She is an Accounting major at The College of Westchester and a First-Generation college student. 

Who or what inspires you to earn your degree? Why?

I've always wanted to further my education and keep growing professionally. Gaining more knowledge can never hurt! My family inspires me; they are the ones that keep me motivated.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester