Meet the Scholars for 2020


Meet The CW scholars who are working towards success in 2020!

Olivia Fleck

Olivia Fleck

Entergy Powers Diversity Scholarship
BS, Interactive Digital Media and Marketing
Phi Theta Kappa

“The College of Westchester has been able to help me move into a field where I see myself working in for a long time and has helped me grow as an individual. This scholarship will help me in getting to the finish line of receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Interactive Digital Media and Marketing.”

 

Kerian Adams

Kerian Adams

Doris Metzger Miller Datakey Scholarship
AAS, Health Information Management
Phi Theta Kappa

“As a teenager and then a young adult, it wasn’t always clear which path I should take. I decided to attend The College of Westchester to bring an end to my meandering and attend an institution where the office staff, faculty and advisors are student focused and very personal. They constantly encouraged me from the registration process through orientation.

The support I received from day one has made the greatest impression on me. I am so happy to have found passion and look forward to going on to pursue my Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management.”

 

Vishal Paryag

Vishal Paryag

John Nunes Technology Scholarship
BS, Information Technology
Sigma Beta Delta

“Since I was about five or six years old, I used to program TV remotes for my family. My grandpa used to fix and tinker with electronics. I think that may have been something that rubbed off on me as I found myself doing the same as I got older. So a major in IT seemed fitting for me. The beautiful thing about being an IT major is the various paths one can take such as networking, programming, cybersecurity, etc. Whichever path one decides to focus on, he or she can still change the way the world works, and I look forward to changing the world.”

 

Joseph Gonzalez

Joseph Gonzalez

Sterling National Bank Scholarship
BBA, Accounting
Phi Theta Kappa • Sigma Beta Delta • i3 Scholar

“Numbers have always been in my life. It was this passion for numbers and complicated math that led me to CW’s Accounting program. My accounting degree will give me financial literacy and open doors to business opportunities. This scholarship will aid me in my future to make better business and economic decisions, not only for myself but for those around me and for those in my community, just as my father wished.”

 

Zyh'Ana Moody

Zyh’Ana Moody

Mayor Joseph Delfino Scholarship
BBA, Accounting

“One of my main goals is to travel the world, which is the reason why I want to become an international accountant, so I can help people all around the world in addition to my community. I feel like using your knowledge to help the people around you succeed is a beautiful thing, I mean we all want to reach the American Dream one day. Being that I’m the first out of my family to go to college, I feel like I have a purpose in this world, a task that I have to fulfill and I won’t give up until I cross that stage.”

 

Erika Labanda

Erika Labanda

Dr. William R. Papallo Scholarship
BBA, Accounting

“After obtaining my associate’s degree from CW, I held a great job for 9 years that allowed me to provide for my family. However, I knew I always wanted more. After 6 years, I finally decided to inquire about CW’s Bachelor’s program. I also decided to ask a wise professor at CW for his opinion and thoughts on what major to pursue because I was undecided between business and accounting. I am incredibly thankful to the professor for providing me with his professional feedback. Returning to school was the best thing I could do for myself as I know this is an investment in myself that will pay off. I am a proud CW student and can’t wait to see what great things I will accomplish after completing the accounting program.”

 

Chantal Dawkins

Chantal Dawkins

Jeanne Sutkowski Scholarship
BBA, Healthcare Services Administration
Sigma Beta Delta

“I chose my major, Health Services Administration, to make money. While I am passionate about helping others, I must be able to help myself first. Right now I am focused on me, getting to my goal of graduation with my bachelor’s and having financial stability. This is so important to me because of all I endured in my life. When I made the decision to go back to school, The College of Westchester was the only one to reach out to me to answer my questions, and I am so thankful. This scholarship will help me reach my educational goals by allowing me not to stress too much about my loan debt. I will also be able to start focusing on my future instead of the past and what I did not have.”

 

Kevin Santiago

Kevin Santiago

Radford Quesada Scholarship
BS, Interactive Digital Media and Marketing
Phi Theta Kappa
Sigma Beta Delta

“When I had first started The College of Westchester back in 2009, the major was different. I had originally started with pursuing an associate’s degree in the Digital Media field. Now, it's evolved into a media marketing type degree once they introduced the bachelor's portion of it. From the original date up until this point, I chose digital media simply because I loved creating. Walt Disney was probably the one who changed me the most in terms of my art and what I would set out to do. And of course, my son. Everything I ever create and do is for him.

Receiving this scholarship will help tremendously in helping me focus on my educational goals and putting less of a financial strain on my family. Thank you for helping to make it all possible.”

 

Nicholas Mullings

Nicholas Mullings

Honors Program Scholarship
AAS, Medical Assistant Management
Phi Theta Kappa

“When I moved to the US, I knew this was a second chance to follow my dreams, and follow my dreams is something my grandfather always encouraged me to do. I called The College of Westchester and was introduced to the Medical Assistant Management major, which was exactly what I wanted. My plan is to graduate with honors and go straight into medical school to accomplish my dreams of becoming an anesthesiologist. I will accomplish my goal; I know I will.”