Archive for March, 2016

LIM College Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s “Transfer Honor Roll”

Posted on March 31st, 2016 in General | No Comments »

DSC_0998Recognized as one of the nation’s top colleges and universities supporting community college transfer students

March 30, 2016 LIM College has been selected by Phi Theta Kappa as one of 40 top colleges and universities nationwide that are creating dynamic pathways to support students transferring from community colleges.

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. It is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Phi Theta Kappa’s inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll identifies the top four-year colleges and universities offering exemplary programs, initiatives and benefits for community college transfers.

Institutions named to the list were judged based engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students as well as partnerships, support, admissions outreach, scholarships/financial aid, student engagement opportunities and institutional priorities.

One of the ways LIM provides unique support for transfer students is through an event called “The Real Transfers of LIM.” Held each semester, it brings together incoming, current and alumni transfer students to network and share personal experiences, with an emphasis on career-building opportunities.

Said LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, “We are honored to be named to Phi Theta Kappa’s first Transfer Honor Roll. Transfer students make up a sizable portion of LIM College’s student body. Our goal is to make their transition to our community seamless, and to provide these students with the most supportive environment possible for pursuing an education in the business of fashion.”

Phi Theta Kappa’s Director of Scholarship Operations, Christin Grissom, said the new recognition program reflects the growing importance of transfer in helping the U.S. achieve its college completion goals, and will promote further study and sharing of best practices.

Women’s Influence in Business

Posted on March 31st, 2016 in Event, General | No Comments »

From Left, Mary Magdalene Anyansi (Alumna), Professor Noel D’Allacco, Blanca Martinez (Student), Professor Dr. Grace Bonanno, Nelcol Philip (Alumna)

From Left, Mary Magdalene Anyansi (Alumna), Professor Noel D’Allacco, Blanca Martinez (Student), Professor Dr. Grace Bonanno, Nelcol Philip (Alumna)

As part of the Women’s History Month celebration, The College of Westchester (CW) Student Activities Committee hosted a panel to discuss the role of women in business. The panel discussion, moderated by CW student Blanca Martinez, included CW alumni Nelcol Philip, controller, Cresa, NYC and Mary Magdalene Anyansi, project manager, travel and entertainment at a major NYC mass media company, as well as CW professors Noel D’Allacco and Dr. Grace Bonanno.

All panelists shared personal experiences and the challenges they faced when entering the work force.

“Age was an issue when I started my business (OperationProm) at 21. It was obvious some contacts did not immediately take me seriously,” said Prof. Noel D’Allacco.

On the other hand, being a woman and playing a leadership role has been a learning process for alumna Mary Magdalene Anyansi,“I manage a group of 18 people and 12 are men. I encourage a creative environment where everyone has a voice.”

In corporate America women still have a long way to go to achieve gender parity, especially in executive positions. Alumna Nelcol Philip offered some advice to female students in the audience, “Just be humble, resilient, and work very hard. Those abilities will set you aside in the corporate world.”

Those words were backed up by Prof. Bonanno and Mary Magdalene who empower women to pursue their dreams, “as the phrase goes, choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” said Prof. Bonanno. Mary Magdalene added, “Every woman has a place in corporate America and it is not in the back of the room.”

The Women’s History Month traces its beginnings to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. Since 1981, the Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The purpose of the Women’s History Month is to recognize the achievements of women in all facets of life such as science, business, government, literature, art, sports, and medicine, among others.