Archive for September, 2014

Berkeley College Appoints Lenore Molee as Dean, School Of Professional Studies

Posted on September 24th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Berkeley College has appointed Lenore Molee, JD, as Dean, School of Professional Studies.

Berkeley College has appointed Lenore Molee, JD, as Dean, School of Professional Studies.

Lenore Molee, JD, has been appointed Dean, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies. In this role, Ms. Molee will maintain academic standards, oversee the hiring of faculty, and work with other deans to support the Mission and Values of Berkeley College.

“As Dean, Ms. Molee will oversee and contribute to exciting programs that help our students succeed in fields like Graphic Design, Interior Design, Legal Studies and Justice Studies. She also has a deep commitment to service learning, which is an important part of the Berkeley College curriculum,” said Marianne P. Vakalis, EdD, Berkeley College Provost.

Ms. Molee most recently served as Associate Professor, Justice Studies, and Director, Paralegal Studies, at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. While at Montclair State University, she was recognized as a Service Learning Faculty Scholar and received the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2013. She previously represented clients in real estate, civil litigation, and estate and probate matters as a sole practitioner in Rockaway, NJ.

Ms. Molee has lectured at numerous international and national conferences on the topics of service learning, community engagement, experiential learning, and faculty development and mentoring. She has authored and co-authored articles in The Paralegal Educator, the Journal of Experiential Education, and the Journal of Paralegal Education and Practice.

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College Celebrates Renaissance Hall with Ribbon Cutting

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 in Event, General | No Comments »

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Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, celebrated the opening of its new Renaissance Hall – a facility that serves as a hub for student services – at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday, September 17. The newly constructed 35,000-square-foot Renaissance Hall was built by the College with private funds at a cost of $9 million. Its focal point is a modern atrium, comprising three stories of glass facing east.

“Renaissance Hall is more than an impressive building,” said Dario A. Cortes, President of Berkeley College. “The underpinnings of this building are reinforced by the pillars of excellence and achievement in teaching and learning, career development and community service.”

The new building is a place where the College, businesses and the community at-large can come together, said Kevin L. Luing, Chairman, Board of Trustees, as he described Berkeley College’s history at the Garret Mountain location. He acknowledged the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, whose headquarters had been established there in the mid-1020s. Some of the Missionary Sisters attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and provided a blessing for the new structure.

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Dean of Academics Nominated for Prestigious Award

Posted on September 18th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Daphne Galkin

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.

Daphne Galkin earned her B.A. from SUNY Albany in 2002, after which she worked at Texas A&M University as an alumni career counselor.  Daphne returned to NY for graduate school and earned her M.A. from New York University in 2006, at which time she also started at the College of Westchester as an Academic Advisor.  Following several promotions over 8 years, Daphne currently works as Dean of Academic Services. Daphne’s work with students with learning disabilities over the last few years inspired her to pursue this as a research topic upon her enrollment in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Manhattanville College in 2012.  Daphne is expected to complete her coursework and defend her final dissertation, which is titled Understanding the Decision-Making Processes involved in Accommodating Students with Learning Disabilities Entering College, in the summer of 2015.

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LIM College Selected for American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory

Posted on September 18th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

LIM College's new logoOne of only 13 colleges and universities named to 12th cohort

LIM College, along with 12 other colleges and universities, has been named to the American Council on Education (ACE)’s 12th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort.

Over the next 20 months, LIM College will collaborate with its cohort peers and ACE staff to develop strategies for internationalizing all aspects of the student experience and campus life. A team of LIM faculty and administrators, led by the College’s Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Christopher J. Cyphers, will organize an ongoing and sustainable series of activities and initiatives aimed at preparing LIM College students to live, work, and lead in a global society.

The impetus for this effort is borne from the notion that globalization is the phenomenon of the blurring of political, economic, and cultural boundaries, while internationalization is higher education’s response to globalization.

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

Posted on September 17th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Nancy Poli

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

For more information about St. Catharine Academy visit:

http://www.scahs.org/index.jsp

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Classic ‘hippie chic’ sandals are in vogue this summer

Posted on September 15th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

LIM College's new logoSAN ANTONIO — It was once the shoe choice of 1960s hippie types and, much later, the grunge-wearing generation. Now the classic, comfort-over-style Birkenstock sandal is this summer’s fashion coup.

Hipsters and fashionistas rediscovered the Birk this summer when it was featured in high-end department store catalogs and in collections by designers Marc Jacobs, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Edun and others who sent the shoe — or their own versions of it — down the runways.

The haute footwear first reappeared a year earlier through designer Phoebe Phio of Céline. But the trend picked up speed when the Birkenstock showed up on the spring 2014 catwalks six months ago.

This season, Birkenstocks are having a major revival in “hippie chic” prints and metallic hues meant to be worn with skirts and dresses, not just shorts and pants, said Roseanne Morrison, fashion director of New York’s Tobe trend forecasting agency.

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LIM College Selected for American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory

Posted on September 15th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

LIM College's new logoSept. 15, 2014 (New York, NY / Washington, DC) – LIM College, along with 12 other colleges and universities, has been named to the American Council on Education (ACE)’s 12th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort.

Located in New York City, LIM College is devoted exclusively to the study of business and fashion. Over the next 20 months, LIM College will collaborate with its cohort peers and ACE staff to develop strategies for internationalizing all aspects of the student experience and campus life. A team of LIM faculty and administrators, led by the College’s Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Christopher J. Cyphers, will organize an ongoing and sustainable series of activities and initiatives aimed at preparing LIM College students to live, work, and lead in a global society.

The impetus for this effort is borne from the notion that globalization is the phenomenon of the blurring of political, economic, and cultural boundaries, while internationalization is higher education’s response to globalization.

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