Archive for January, 2014

College of Westchester Testifies at Federal Hearing on Higher Education

Posted on January 29th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Mary Beth#2 1-28-14On Tuesday, January 29, Mary Beth Del Balzo from the College of Westchester provided testimony before the federal Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.  The topic of the hearing was “Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low-income and First Generation Students”.    Please review Mary Beth’s testimony. 


Chronicle of Higher Education Recaps 2014 State of the Union

Posted on January 29th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a comprehensive overview of President Obama’s State of the Union address.

In the report, the Chronicle highlighted the following higher education points:

  • Scientific research;
  • Create more manufacturing “hubs” on college campuses; and
  • Expand job-training programs at community colleges.

View the entire article.

LIM College to Launch Bachelor of Science Degree Program in International Business

Posted on January 9th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

LIM College, which is located in New York City and focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, has received approval from the New York State Board of Regents to launch a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in International Business. The first group of students admitted to the program will begin classes in Fall 2014.

The 127-credit program is designed to prepare students for careers in international business and participation in the global marketplace, with a particular emphasis on the fashion industry. The curriculum combines instruction in foundational elements of the fashion industry, core business competencies, the particulars of conducting business in a global environment, as well as liberal arts courses and an experiential (internship) component. Students will also be required to participate in an international experience, with options including: study abroad, cross-cultural trips, or internships with international organizations.

According to Elizabeth S. Marcuse, President of LIM College, “Our new B.S. in International Business was developed specifically to address the growing global economy and the internationalization of the fashion industry. It will prepare students for leadership roles in diverse companies in multinational markets, where career opportunities are robust and continuing to expand.”

The program will introduce students to a wide range of global markets, economies, political systems, cultures, languages and customs. Graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in areas such as supply chain management, import/export compliance, buying, merchandising, sales and marketing, licensing, public relations, and foreign trade.

Stated President Marcuse, “The addition of this program represents a significant milestone for LIM College. As we mark 75 years of providing a comprehensive, specialized education in the business of fashion, offering a new degree in international business continues a proud tradition of progress. We know we must expand and evolve our degree programs to best prepare fashion’s future leaders to take their place in the global business world.”

For more information about LIM College’s B.S. in International Business program visit

Berkeley College Ranks Among Best Colleges Offering Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs by U.S. News and World Report

Posted on January 8th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

berkeleyWith over 20 Bachelor’s degrees to choose from, and more than 15 years of expertise offering online courses by faculty who are accomplished and experienced in and out of the classroom, Berkeley College takes pride in this latest recognition – inclusion among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report issue of Best Online Colleges in the Bachelor Degree category.  The methodology used to rank the institutions in this category included student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology.  You can view more detailed information about the colleges and the methodology used to rank them by visiting

Berkeley College Online® received certification for excellence from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) USDLA/Quality Standards (QS) less than a year ago.  As the first online program in New York and New Jersey to achieve this status, USDLA/QS certification places Berkeley College Online among an elite group of institutions worldwide that are recognized for excellence in distance learning.

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