Archive for August, 2011

Berkeley College Director Receives Award from North American Council for Staff, Program And Organizational Development

Posted on August 24th, 2011 in General | No Comments »

Berkeley College is proud to announce that Shelly Nice, Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), has received a 2011 John Fry Individual Merit Award from the North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD). Ms. Nice was chosen to receive the award based on her work in developing CELT at the College, as well as her many contributions as a speaker at local, regional and national conferences.

“The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Berkeley College provides the support our faculty members need to be both innovative and effective,” said Glen Zeitzer, PhD, Berkeley College Provost. “Ms. Nice is an asset to CELT in its mission to promote faculty excellence and Berkeley College is pleased that NCSPOD has recognized her many accomplishments with this award.”

As Director, Ms. Nice focuses on faculty development, including the staff’s use of technology, and coordinates academic service learning, research and scholarship opportunities. She has spoken at numerous conferences about the topics of instructional and course design, faculty development, engaging students and social media in the classroom.

John Fry Individual Merit Awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to staff, program, and organizational development, especially those who support others in conducting more effective programming.

Ms. Nice holds an MBA in Marketing from Centenary College, an MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA in Anthropology/Writing from Drew University.

DeVry College of New York Appoints Patricia Capaldo as Dean of its Manhattan Center

Posted on August 24th, 2011 in General | No Comments »

DeVry College of New York has announced the appointment of Patricia Capaldo as dean of its Manhattan Center. Capaldo has been part of the leadership team for DeVry College of New York since 2006, most recently as senior director of admissions. Prior to her current position, she served as director of admissions for DeVry University’s North Brunswick, N.J. campus.

Capaldo earned her master’s degree in human resource management from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from William Paterson University.

“I am honored to help further DeVry’s commitment to providing New York residents with top-quality, career-oriented higher education, as well as its mission to prepare students for 21st century career success,” said Capaldo.

In her new position, Capaldo will be responsible for managing the center and maintaining all operations, including admissions, compliance, community outreach and involvement, while attracting and retaining quality faculty and staff. DeVry College of New York’s NYC metro comprises three locations: the Manhattan Center, Midtown Manhattan Campus and Rego Park (Queens) Center.

New Online Programs The CW Way

Posted on August 12th, 2011 in General | No Comments »

The College of Westchester is pleased to announce approval to offer online degrees in Business Administration, B.B.A. and Business Administration – Management/Marketing, A.A.S.  by the New York State Education Department.

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on High Education

To request more information about programs at The College of Westchester, call 888.398.1503 or visit

LIM College’s Flagship Townhouse Designated as a New York City Landmark

Posted on August 1st, 2011 in General | No Comments »

LIM College’s flagship townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street, (known officially in Landmarks Preservation Commission records as the Fisk-Harkness House), has been officially designated as a New York City Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Today “The Townhouse” is the vibrant centerpiece of LIM College’s urban campus, which includes three other locations in Midtown Manhattan and student housing on the Upper East Side. The Townhouse currently houses state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, offices, and faculty and student lounges.

Said Elizabeth S. Marcuse, president of LIM College, “For more than four decades, the Townhouse has held a special place in the hearts and minds of the thousands of dedicated students, alumni, faculty and staff who comprise the LIM College community. In an architectural sense, it is the jewel in our crown.”

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School of Visual Arts Partners With Behance To Launch SVA Portfolios

Posted on August 1st, 2011 in General, Technology | No Comments »

School of Visual Arts (SVA) has partnered with Behance to launch SVA Portfolios, an exclusive online network powered by Behance where SVA alumni, faculty members and degree-seeking students can showcase their original work and connect with one another. SVA is the first college to launch a network with Behance, joining organizations like the AIGA, the professional association for design, the relaunched I.D. magazine brand, and the Art Directors Club—whose gallery showcases the work by winners of the prestigious Young Guns Award, an annual honor for creative professionals under age 30.

“SVA Portfolios will provide greater exposure for the collective creativity of the SVA community,” said Jennifer Phillips, director of the College’s Office of Career Development. “The network will not only connect members, but also provide a venue where potential clients, recruiters and creative enthusiasts can discover the work produced by SVA alumni, faculty members and degree-seeking students.” The Web site is designed to feature work from all degree programs at the College, including original animation, design, film, fine art, illustration and photography.

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