Monday, September 15, 2014

Daphne Galkin Nominated for K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Daphne Galkin, Dean of Academics at CW, has been nominated by her dissertation Chair at Manhattanville College for the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award through the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU).

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

Congratulations for being nominated for such a prestigious award Daphne!

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Nancy Platoni Poli appointed to the Board of Trustees at Saint Catharine Academy

St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx recently announced Nancy Platoni Poli as member of the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Poli is an alumna of St. Catharine Academy and Director of Administration and Chief Financial Officer at The College of Westchester in White Plains.

“My membership on the Board of Trustees of St. Catharine Academy has given me the opportunity to give back to the community that gave me the tools and confidence to become the person I am today,” Nancy said of her appointment. “It is a unique opportunity to help the next generation of young women to grow as individuals in the Mercy tradition,” Nancy added.

Located in the north-east section of the Bronx, St. Catharine Academy is a high school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community and enrolls approximately 730 girls. The College of Westchester is a private, bachelor degree granting college in White Plains, NY

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Meet the Day Student Success Coaches

What exactly is a student success coach? A student success coach provides you with the support, encouragement and sometimes a "tough love" approach so that you will success at CW.  For our new students, coaches are like having a "personal trainer."  We meet with you frequently, advise you and carefully track your attendance and grades.  The coaches want you to succeed!

(Top left to top right) Andy Capellan, Michael Flanagan, Terence Keyes, Dr. Michael Aman, and Dr. Judith Lilleston
(Bottom left to right) Roselle Glick, Michael Mastracchio and Erica Schacht

CW Welcomes New Adult Division Students

The College of Westchester welcomes our Fall students. During the orientation day students were greeted by our VP and COO, Mary Beth Del Balzo, as well as other faculty and staff members. Other activities included a student panel presentation where students shared their college life experiences at CW, the benefits of joining clubs, time management tips, and other important information to make the Fall session a successful experience.

Monday, September 8, 2014

CW Artwork Displayed at YMCA

YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester and The College of Westchester have partnered to display three award-winning artwork pieces, designed by CW students.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Professor Coffino featured on “Top 101 Industry Experts”

Estelle Coffino, Program Director and Chair of the Allied Health Department has been included in the just released 2014 issue of the “Top 101 Industry Experts” compiled and released by Who’s Who Publishers. Listed among the Education industry’s top experts, Prof. Coffino was also featured in the volume’s Executive Spotlight.

The “Top 101 Industry Experts” publication explores the term expert and its implications, by featuring exemplary Worldwide Branding members in an assortment of professions. These people have been handpicked out of more than 500,000 executives, professionals and entrepreneurs — standout leaders with unique track records of success, innovation, intelligence and wisdom. The Top 101 Industry Experts book is categorized into 24 industries and more than 100 individual fields. Each chapter features the member’s listing and biographical information, followed by a Q&A interview.

Congratulations Prof. Coffino!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Student Artwork at YMCA

YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester and The College of Westchester have partnered to display three award-winning artwork pieces, designed by CW students.

Roselle Glick, Career Counselor and Instructor at CW, explains the importance of this partnership, “This partnership means a lot to me. As the Career Counselor for our Digital Media students, I was looking for a way to display our student’s artwork. The YMCA seemed like the perfect place to do this given its commitment to serving the community. I’m excited to work with the staff at the YMCA to help inspire their members and hopefully inspire our students to exhibit their artwork.”

The artists whose work is being permanently displayed at the YMCA in White Plains are former winners of The College of Westchester Charitable Foundation Art Contest Scholarship Award.
The first one is by Mecca Allim, 2013 winner. The second is an illustration by Sharnice Mickens titled “The Path to Success.” The third one is by Michele Cores titled “My Tools Are My Partners Who Guide Me to Success.”

Everybody is invited to visit the exhibition at the White Plains YMCA branch on Mamaroneck Avenue.

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