Monday, June 29, 2015

The College of Westchester presents Learning Outcomes at ANNY Conference

Dr. Warren Rosenberg, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs along with Dr. Stacy Larson, Chairperson and Professor, General Education, from The College of Westchester (CW) delivered a presentation entitled, “Aligning Program Learning Outcomes, Course Learning Outcomes and Assessments” at the recent 3rd Annual Conference of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY). The presentation included CW Allied Health Department’s program learning outcomes and how one particular course at CW titled “Human Resources Management in Healthcare mapped to course-level learning outcomes. The workshop included support from CW Prof. Michael Flanagan and Dr. Beth Coyle, CW Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.

ANNY, a state-wide network, was formed by higher education professionals representing New York’s private colleges and universities, the State University of New York (SUNY), and the City University of New York (CUNY).  ANNY was a created to stimulate dialogue and the exchange of ideas related to assessment across institutions and to provide support and resources to those committed to meaningful assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness. The 3rd annual conference took place last month in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Friday, June 26, 2015

From Soft Drinks to Pet Food

The pet industry is in constant growth and CW students heard the story of an entrepreneur who learned how to grow with his company and how he became passionate about the product he sells. “This is a fun and engaging industry,” said Vito Mileo from, a company that distributes 150 brands of pet food around the country.

“You have to know your audience. I did a lot of research, and learned a lot about my customers. It took me a lot of time to understand my audience.” said Mileo to the Interpersonal Group Dynamics class. “Passion comes from within, and I became passionate about my work.” 

Mileo added that being an entrepreneur and a leader is not an easy task, “No two people are the same, you have to give people a job where they can feel comfortable and be successful.”

Before launching PetFlow, Mileo worked for companies including Pepsi Cola Bottling and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

It Was a Tie!

Academics sponsored CW's annual Barbecue and Softball Game in Delfino Park yesterday. Students and Staff & Faculty gathered to enjoy a BBQ, followed by a pie toss, and the traditional softball game between students and Staff & faculty. This year the game ended with a final score of 11-11. Congratulations to both teams!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dr. Grace Bonanno Completed Her Ph.D.

Please join CW in congratulating Dr. Grace Bonanno who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, Nova Southeastern University. Grace’s dissertation, “The Importance of a Pictorial Medical History in Assisting Medical Diagnosis of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Telemedicine Approach,” was chaired by Dr. Maxine Cohen. Dr. Richard Manning and Dr. James Templeton served as committee members. Congratulations Grace!

Monday, June 22, 2015

A Retail Experience

With over 20 years of experience in the retail industry, Jose Cortez has worked for important companies in the sector including Limited Brands. Last month Jose joined JCrew’s Managing Global Sales Audit Operations. Graduated from CW (then WBI) in 1993, Cortez came back to speak to CW students about his experience in the business world.

A member of the College Advisory Council at CW, Cortez shared with the Management Applications and Theory class, anecdotes that illustrated how competitive the retail industry is, the role of a manager, the importance of networking, and some challenges he still faces, “Get rid of hobbies that drain you and don’t help your career… and find the balance between work and family. I was a workaholic for many years, but I finally found the perfect balance,” said Cortez. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Charging Batteries for Midterms

Midterms mark the halfway point of the semester, a time when students really need to focus and prepare for the exams. While study tactics may vary, all students need an extra boost! Academics took note of it and helped students with the stress of the midterms by providing snacks, study tips, and valuable information from the Student Center and the library.
Stay calm and good luck guys!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Recruiting at CW

Working during college is a great way to start testing the waters of a professional environment and beef up your resume a bit. A part-time job may be unrelated to a specific major, but students will learn transferable skills desired by employers, including time management, communication, teamwork, leadership, and problem solving. Once again Career Services put together a “Part-Time Job Fair” where 24 companies including Access Health Care Services, Bank of America, Best Buy, and Microsoft recruited CW students.

“We want to make sure that we are the right fit for them, and they’re the right fit for us. We have a high level of retention and we want employees to stay with us,” said John Rota, Training Manager at The Container Store.
Access Healthcare Services was also recruiting with full-time and part-time positions available, looking for the right candidates at CW, “Someone who works in the medical field knows it’s tightly regulated, so individuals who want to work for us need a particular amount of experience or a certification in their field in order for us to hire them,” said Patrick Moroney, Sales Executive at Access Healthcare Services.

Colin Jackson from Bank of America said he enjoys recruiting at CW for very specific reasons, “I like coming to The College of Westchester to recruit because I find better candidates here. They are prepared and feel confident about themselves."