Archive for May, 2010

Berkeley College Partners with the U.S. Army to Provide Distance Learning Opportunities for Active Duty Soldiers

Posted on May 28th, 2010 in General, Technology | No Comments »

Berkeley College has partnered with GoArmyEd to provide soldiers the opportunity to pursue Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees through distance learning no matter where they are stationed.

Berkeley College is proud to announce that it has partnered with GoArmyEd to provide the opportunity for soldiers to pursue degrees through distance learning no matter where they are stationed. This partnership allows soldiers to use their benefits under the Army Tuition Assistance program to pay for courses.
 
“The goal of the partnership between Berkeley College and GoArmyEd is to promote both the soldier’s mobile lifestyle and educational goals,” says Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs Richard Robitaille, EdD. “Berkeley College offers premier programs in Business and Management and is honored to be able to offer these programs to Soldiers through a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership.” 

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LIM College SIFE Team Reaches Semi-Finals in National Competition

Posted on May 20th, 2010 in Event, General | No Comments »

The LIM College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team met with success at SIFE’s National Expo in Minneapolis on May 11-13.  The SIFE team, for the first time in LIM College history, won their league competition and advanced to the semi-finals. The LIM College team was one of only 20 SIFE teams across the nation, out of the nearly 200 colleges/universities who were eligible to compete at the national level, to attain this honor.

SIFE works with teams of college students on campuses around the world to teach ethical and socially conscious business practices. LIM College SIFE has sought to improve the lives of individuals through service-oriented business projects. This year, SIFE completed seven projects, including providing job search training for women in need, coaching local entrepreneurs in merchandising for a small children’s boutique, and helping a young entrepreneur and LIM College alumna grow her business in manufacturing eco-friendly accessories in Guatemala.

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From Fashion Fantasy to Reality

Posted on May 6th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

LIM College recently partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) of New York, Fashion Fantasy Game (FFG), and the High School of Art & Design to pilot a unique business education program that gave high school students a taste of what it would be like to own their own fashion retail business or design company. At the center of the program was Fashion Fantasy Game, an educational social-networking web game platform that allows students to make real-world business decisions in a virtual environment.

The goal was to ignite students’ entrepreneurial spirit in a competitive online environment. At the end of the seven-week program, students’ businesses were judged on profitability, revenues and marketing execution. The winning team won dinner with FFG CEO Nancy Ganz and will receive JA Job Shadow placements with New York City fashion companies.

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The College of Westchester Recognizes Promising High School Students

Posted on May 4th, 2010 in Event, General | No Comments »

Cardinal Egan and Award RecipientThe College of Westchester recently held its 36th Annual High School Awards Program. This program recognizes outstanding high school business and computer education students from over 40 area high schools from the counties of Westchester, Putnam, Bronx, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Fairfield, and the Borough of Manhattan. The honorees were chosen by their high school education instructors for recognition in the categories of achievement, determination and leadership. As a result, over 450 students were awarded certificates. Addressing the honorees was Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York. His Eminence provided thought-provoking comments and guidance to the recipients. 

The College of Westchester is committed to the community at large and education overall, and this event is proof of its commitment. It is rewarding to recognize such promising students in our community, even if they don’t choose to attend our college. CW exists to develop in students, the skills and abilities needed for the greater marketplace of the future. Over the past 95 years one attribute of CW that ensures students’ success in the marketplace is our continual evolution with employment trends and employers’ needs. We offer high quality, practical, career-focused, collegiate education leading to graduate success and security