Monday, February 23, 2015

CW Welcomes New and Returning Adult Students

CW welcomed our evening students during the Adult College Spring I New Student Orientation. During the event students were greeted by our Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Warren Rosenberg, and Mary Beth Del Balzo, President and CEO. “CW is your oasis. When things get tough, remember that CW is the place that is helping you make your dreams come true,” said Ms. Del Balzo.

Other presentations included Dr. Judith Lilleston, Director of Student Success and Retention and Student Speaker Bequine Renee Clark.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Celebrate Black History Month at CW

Kevin Howell (center in photo), Managing Director at Anchor Strategy Group had an engaged audience of day college students at CW’s 2015 Black History Month celebration held in the Student Center.  

With strong international business, financial management, business strategy development and analytical expertise, Kevin formed Anchor Business Consultancy.  Anchor’s mandate is to help private businesses and governments to develop and navigate the nuances of changing and competitive market places, Kevin has worked with a number of business owners and government clients.   
Prior to Anchor Strategy Group, Kevin worked with two of the Big Four Accounting Firms in various capacities.  Listed among his awards and honors, he was Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Visionary Award recipient, 2015 and listed in Caribbean Life Magazine as one of the 40 under 40.

Also members from the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) made a presentation about successful leaders and musicians.

For more information about Kevin and Anchor Strategy Group visit

For more information about the history of Black History Month visit:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Charging Batteries for Midterms

Midterms mark the halfway point of the semester, a time when students really need to focus, review syllabus, notes, 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, tech support for smart-phones and tablets, and valuable information from Allied Health regarding stress relief. Stay calm and good luck guys!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Congratulations to Day Students of Semester, Christian Evans & Lerika Hahn Abada!

Christian Evans (BBA)-right in photo
Christian Evans is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Digital Media.  Christian currently has a 4.0 GPA and was awarded President’s List recognition in the prior semester.  Christian is a prior CW graduate, having earned his Associate degree in Digital Media in 2013.  Christian is currently a work study student at the White Plains YMCA, where he is able to put his skills to good use in their marketing department.  Christian is interested in developing his own multimedia production company, focusing on contemporary art, fashion, graphic design, and movies.  Christian is also planning to pursue a graduate degree at his dream school, the University of Miami, as, in his words, “they can’t tell me no with a 4.0!”  Christian would like to thank his former academic advisor, Antonia Croghan for “being the constant that helped me finish.” 
Lerika Hahn Abada (Associates)-left in photo

Lerika is in the Digital Media Associate degree program with a specific interest in graphic design, and immigrated to the United States four years ago from the Philippines.  Lerika has a 4.0 GPA and was awarded President’s List recognition in the prior semester.  After completing her associate, Lerika plans on continuing in the BBA program here at CW with a concentration in Digital Media.  Upon completing her studies at CW, Lerika hopes to earn a master’s degree that will prepare her to own her own graphic design company.  Lerika would like to recognize her family for their support and Prof. Torres and her admissions counselor, Seloi Beckford, for their encouragement of her academic pursuits.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

From CW to the NBA-Cisco Dream Team

We are proud to announce that a CW student has been selected as a member of the NBA-Cisco Dream Team at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York City! The Dream Team includes 30 students and 2 instructors and CW’s David Ortiz is one of the students! Currently pursuing an AAS in Computer Networking Administration, David feels ready for this unique opportunity, “I’m very excited and honored to be a part of such an amazing experience. I also look forward to working with Cisco and the NBA.

During the All Star events the students will work with NBA and Cisco engineers to troubleshoot, perform network diagnostics and provide other informational technology services.  From February 7 – 16th, the students will be immersed into the program and David has clear goals to be completed by the end of the program, “To get a real world work experience and have the honor of working with some of the best in the networking field.”

The NBA-Cisco Dream Team at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York City is part of the Cisco Networking Academy. This program provides a million students worldwide with the skills needed to design, build, manage and secure computer networks.

Congratulations to David for this accomplishment and we look forward to hearing from him at the end of the program.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The College of Westchester Appoints Vin Siegfried as Trustee

The College of Westchester (CW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Vin Siegfried as Trustee to the College’s Board of Trustees.  The appointment carries a four year term.  Mr. Siegfried has also been a member of CW’s College Advisory Council since its inception over 15 years ago.

Chair Ann Conetta is very pleased to have Mr. Siegfried join the Board, stating, "Vin brings both business and entrepreneurial skills which the Board will find invaluable."

Currently, Mr. Siegfried is a principal and managing partner for Elevondata LLC, a firm focused on offering advisory and managed services for Data Management and Analytics for a diverse group of customers, including Financial Services and Health Care.

Prior to 2011, Mr. Siegfried worked as a Director, Chief Architect and Program Manager for Citigroup Consumer Banking and Global Transaction Services, helping Citi to build and maintain Data Warehouses, including directing a 100+ resource Global Enterprise development effort.  Prior to Citi, Mr. Siegfried worked for JP Morgan Chase as a Chief Architect for Data Management for the Global Finance Function.  Mr. Siegfried was Awarded CIO Magazine award for Client Profitability, top 100 integrated applications, as well as IT Manager of the Year by Oracle Magazine.

Since 2013, Mr. Siegfried has also served as the Chief Operating and Technology officer for AtrocityWatch, a registered not-for-profit dedicated to using Big Data to predict and prevent global atrocities (

Additionally, Mr. Siegfried founded the Williston Park Civic Association to coordinate local activism in his home town, and was its first president.  Mr. Siegfried holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Nassau Community College.  He lives on Long island with his wife of 25 years and his two children.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CW Welcomes New Day College Students

The College of Westchester welcomes our Day Winter students. During orientation day students were greeted by our Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Warren Rosenberg. Students were given the opportunity to meet with faculty, hear from current students share their college life experiences at CW, and introduced to Moodle.