Coursera, a leading platform offering online courses to students all over the world, recently surveyed over 78,000 users from 212 countries and territories to learn about why there were taking online college courses.
We are ending the Medical Assistants Recognition week. Veronica Jones is an Allied Health instructor at CW who recognizes the vital contribution that Medical Assistants make to the quality of health care. She’s been working with them for over a decade and she also joins the celebrations.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and once again, the Allied Health Club wanted to end the month on a positive note. The Student Center was decorated in pink and there were several items and food for sale. Students, staff, and faculty members joined #PinkThursday and wore something pink.
The Westchester County Suicide Prevention & Awareness Task Force recently organized a panel entitled “Addressing the Mental Health Needs of College Students.” The event gathered professionals from 11 different colleges including The College of Westchester. The main purpose of this event was to bring together the local Westchester County area colleges in an effort to collaborate and communicate over best practices and share issues regarding the needs of college students.
As part of the National Medical Assistant Recognition Week, we asked some Allied Health students why is so important to have a week, dedicated to Medical Assistants. Here’s what they had to say:
• It recognizes the hard work we put in it every day
• We are the first person a patient sees. We are a connection between the doctor and the patient
• Having a week to celebrate our work makes us feel valued
We continue the National Medical Assistant Recognition Week. Estelle Coffino, Program Director/Chairperson of the Allied Health Programs joins the celebrations, and congratulates our Medical Assistants Students! “CW is proud of our Medical Assistants who are dedicated and compassionate members of the health care team, and who make a significant contribution to the quality of health care delivery to patients of all ages.
During the second day of the National Medical Assistant Recognition Week, we feature the School of Allied Health at The College of Westchester. The School of Allied Health is a leader in educating innovative and responsible allied health professionals. Graduates of our Medical Assistant Management and our Health Information Management programs, leave CW ready to fill the ever-increasing demands of our community for excellence in healthcare services.
Every morning I skim through college and university listserves that highlight excellent information about our college students, featuring white papers, articles, both online and in the usual places, all which often contain compelling information. Today I came across a piece, published in Huffington Post, by author Jamie Merisotis, CEO/President of Lumina Foundation, entitled Want to Be Happier and Healthier? Then Go to College.
Just like any other professional society medical assistants also have their own week. It’s called Medical Assistant Recognition Week here in the US, and is celebrated October 19-23 under the theme of ‘Medical Assistants at the Heart of Health Care.’ National medical assistant week has been celebrated since 1984.
Since its introduction, online college education has been touted as an opportunity and solution for nontraditional college students—older students, students who may have put their college education on hold, or others outside the under-25 first-time college student demographic.
CW welcomed new day students' parents to the college as a way to provide an opportunity for the parents to learn more about their sons and daughters' educational experience here at CW.
There is a lot of talk in our regional business community that students are not prepared to enter the workforce. One such organization, The Westchester County Association, is addressing the skills gap head on by overseeing a large regional grant to help put people together with employers who need each other, and by hosting boot camps to help fill skills gaps in the local Westchester County community, in coordination with our local colleges. This is a great help for many people whose skills
A growing number of students are looking to online high school and college offerings as a flexible option to get the education they need to get ahead. Employers are beginning to catch on that offering these kinds of programs can help attract and retain employees. Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and Taco Bell made headlines this year by offering online diplomas to employees.
Taking on a part-time job while pursuing a degree is hard work, but the benefits are typically more than just a paycheck. “Working part-time gives students the opportunity to explore different areas of interest and hopefully put a foot into the door of new opportunities that will be of benefit to their careers,” said Bayleigh Jones, Executive Human Resources at Target, during the Part-Time Job Fair at CW.
Students have a lot on their plate, between presentations, exams, and other occasions in which they need to bring their A-game. Recent research shows that encouragement can help improve performance.
Geraldine Brown, Director of Philanthropy & Marketing for the YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester, visited CW to speak to the Marketing Management Class.