Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CW Welcomes Parents

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.  "Your involvement in your child's education is crucial and critical to their success. I know it is a daunting task to help your child select the right college. Thank you for choosing CW,” said Mary Beth Del Balzo, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “College is a time of significant growth and maturity for young adults. It is fun and exciting for us to be a part of that transformation process."

The Parents’ Welcome Program included information about student support services and activities, as well as conversations with faculty and student success coaches. Family members were able to talk one-on-one with faculty and were given a better sense of what CW is all about, “It was most helpful getting to know the teachers and understanding what our children need from us as parents."

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CW Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Student Activities sponsored this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in the Student Center, offering an authentic Latin meal from the Brisas del Caribe restaurant, which is managed by CW graduate Geraldine Abreu.  The Just Dance Crew (JDC) offered a dynamic dance presentation and students enjoyed Latin music throughout the event.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

CW's Got Talent

CW’s Got Talent was a great success. Thanks to all the contestants and hosts for such a fantastic job, and congratulations to the happy winners. Special thanks to our judges Dr. Warren Rosenberg, Prof. Noel D’Allacco and Prof. Paul Gugliemella. All students had a fantastic time and performers received prizes.

'Out of the Darkness' Suicide Prevention Walk

CW had a great morning walking for the America Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Out of Darkness Walk this past Sunday. Those who walked included Diana Cusumano, Antonia Croghan, Maria Gangi, Erica Schacht, Joseph Handibode, Christine Louangsiyotha, Cassandra McFadden, Ellen Segarra, Liliana Ardaix, as well as students Sharon Gallagher, and Yizzette M. Gonzalez-Rivera. Thanks to those who walked and who made donations to the cause.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. Thanks to everyone who participated in the walk. We are very proud to be supporting such a good cause.

Career Services Hosts Part-Time Job Fair

A wide range of job opportunities were available at the Part-Time Job Fair organized by Career Services.  Companies and organizations attended the event looking for the best and brightest candidates of CW.  “We have 40 positions available in Sales and Stock… We need passionate students feeling comfortable with customers as we are extreme customer focus,” said a rep from UGG Australia.

Booths provided the students with company information and basic qualifications and requirements of positions. Companies attending the job fair included Best Buy, Cosi, Hertz, Gap, P&K Research, Urgent Care of Westchester, among others.

The companies and organizations also commented on how good it is for students to attend these job fairs, as they get face to face experience with quick interviews and connections. Some recruiters are ready to move to the next phase, “we have follow up- interviewing students today and tomorrow at our location,” said a rep from Batteries Plus Bulbs.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Congratulations to Day Student of Semester, Margarida Oliveira & Victoria Acevedo!

Margarida (left) earned her Associate degree in Accounting in 2013, earning Summa Cum Laude commencement honors, and was the recipient of the Milton E. Cagan memorial Award.  Margarida is currently enrolled in the BBA in Accounting program.

Margarida is President of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Accounting Society, and is currently working with Prof. Torres to establish CW’s first chapter in the National Association of Black Accountants.  Upon earning her Bachelor’s in Accounting, Margarida hopes to become employed with a firm and eventually earn her CMA and CPA.  Margarida would like to thank everyone at CW who has helped her personally, and hopes that other students can see that it is possible to achieve all you want through sacrifice, determination, and believing in yourself. Congratulations Margarida!

Victoria (right) enrolled in the Digital Media program in September 2013, and has consistently earned Dean’s & President’s List recognition, and currently has a 3.84 GPA.  Victoria has been active in CW’s Improv Club, works as a Peer Tutor in The Learning Center, and is currently doing an internship with Prof. Grassia.  Upon completing her Digital Media degree, Victoria plans to transfer to the School of Visual Arts and one day work as an Animator.  Victoria would like to thank Profs. Grassia, Ryan, and Lines for helping her reach her potential and her dad for pushing her to focus on her career. Congratulations Victoria!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Congratulations Dr. Kannan AMR

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kannan AMR, who successfully completed Applying the QM Rubrics course for Quality Matters. This course will allow Dr. AMR to be a reviewer of CW’s online courses. Congratulations, Kannan!

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. Academic, government, and education-related organizations use the QM program in developing, maintaining and reviewing their online courses and in training their faculty.

QM has more than 800 subscribing institutions in 47 US states and 6 other countries, and has trained more than 25,000+ faculty and instructional design staff.