Archive for January, 2016

New York Career Institute Offers a One-of-a-Kind Education in Court Reporting

Posted on January 26th, 2016 in General | No Comments »

Olexa Capili, first year court reporting student at New York Career Institute (NYCI), displays her stenotype machine. According to Olexa, her class work is demanding. However, the accessible nature of her professors and peers motivate her and make her time spent at NYCI a pleasure.

Olexa Capili, first year court reporting student at New York Career Institute (NYCI), displays her stenotype machine. According to Olexa, her class work is demanding. However, the accessible nature of her professors and peers motivate her and make her time spent at NYCI a pleasure.

New York Career Institute (NYCI) offers unique training to prepare students for challenging careers in court reporting and closed captioning. Court reporters are responsible for quietly transcribing depositions, court proceedings and administrative hearings. Court reporters must be able to use a stenotype – a sophisticated machine that allows them to type in shorthand – so they may record 225 or more words per minute.

And with extra training, court reporters can also qualify for a career in closed captioning, which is transcribing what is being said during a live broadcast, such as the news and sports events, for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

According to an independent study conducted by Ducker Worldwide – one of the nation’s leading marketplace analyst firms –demand for court reporters will exceed supply within five years, yielding a nationwide shortage. By 2018, there will be 5,500 new court reporter jobs available in the U.S., with the greatest demand occurring in California, Texas, Illinois and New York.

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Monroe College Honors Program

Posted on January 26th, 2016 in General | No Comments »

Monroe College Honors Program students Kemelin Gonzalez and Caroline Sandow credit the program for challenging them, and helping them to achieve more than they thought was possible.

Monroe College Honors Program students Kemelin Gonzalez and Caroline Sandow credit the program for challenging them, and helping them to achieve more than they thought was possible.

Established in 2004, the Monroe College Honors Program provides academically accomplished students the opportunity to engage in advanced coursework, participate in experiential learning activities, serve the local community through volunteer work and become part of a special community at Monroe College.

“The Honors Program is not just about academics, it’s not about just being a bookworm,” said Kathryn MacDonald, Monroe College Honors Program Coordinator. “Honor’s is about who you are as an individual. It’s everything from how you write, how you speak, how seriously you take on a challenge. It’s the fact that you like to take on a challenge, that’s what Honors is all about.”

Students from the Honors Program have the opportunity to make academic and scholarly presentations at national and regional honors conferences. Most recently, they made five presentations at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference in Chicago. This April a cohort of students will be presenting and serving at the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) Conference in Cambridge, MA. Additionally, many of Honors students go on to earn their master’s and doctoral degrees at prestigious universities.

Hear what students have to say more about Monroe College’s Honors Program in this video.

New York State Senator George Latimer Meets With Students at Berkeley College in White Plains

Posted on January 11th, 2016 in General | No Comments »

State Senator George Latimer visited Berkeley College in White Plains on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Sen. Latimer, who represents the 37th District of New York State – which includes White Plains – met with students and college administrators at the campus. “I couldn’t be more complimentary about your mission and what you’re doing at Berkeley College,” Sen. Latimer said, during his discussion with students, “Education is the path for all of us.” Pictured (L-R) is Gbubemi Okotieuro, Berkeley College Vice President of Government Relations, New York; Kevin Luing, Berkeley College Chairman; Dallas Reed, PhD, Berkeley College Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life; student-veteran Jorge Morale, marketing communications major; student Rebecca Aguilera, marketing communications major; Senator Latimer; student Hailey Farle, fashion merchandising and management major; student Jennifer Schalle, accounting major; Ted Havelka, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, White Plains; and Michael J. Smith, Berkeley College President.

State Senator George Latimer visited Berkeley College in White Plains on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Sen. Latimer, who represents the 37th District of New York State – which includes White Plains – met with students and college administrators at the campus. “I couldn’t be more complimentary about your mission and what you’re doing at Berkeley College,” Sen. Latimer said, during his discussion with students, “Education is the path for all of us.” Pictured (L-R) is Gbubemi Okotieuro, Berkeley College Vice President of Government Relations, New York; Kevin Luing, Berkeley College Chairman; Dallas Reed, PhD, Berkeley College Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life; student-veteran Jorge Morale, marketing communications major; student Rebecca Aguilera, marketing communications major; Senator Latimer; student Hailey Farle, fashion merchandising and management major; student Jennifer Schalle, accounting major; Ted Havelka, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, White Plains; and Michael J. Smith, Berkeley College President.