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APC’s Members Recognize Military Service of Student and Alumni Veterans

Posted on November 10th, 2017 in Event, General, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Photo caption: Joshua Cosme is pictured with his family including his wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Aliana, Christopher and Anthony.

Joshua Cosme is pictured with his family including his wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Aliana, Christopher and Anthony.

Veterans Programs Key to Student Success and Career Achievement

Joshua Cosme, Veteran, E-4 Specialist United States Army/Student, Jamestown Business College

Joshua has the distinction of witnessing the events that form the basis of National Geographic’s TV series, “The Long Road Home.”  Joshua is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Jamestown Business College (JBC), and plans to pursue a master’s degree. He respectfully credits JBC for helping him reintegrate into civilian life, which has enabled him to coach his son’s little league team as well as helping his fellow veterans by getting them involved with organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project and the local PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Program.

 

APC’s Members Recognize Military Service of Student and Alumni Veterans

Posted on November 10th, 2017 in Event, General, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Marylou Fuentes is pictured with her family including her husband John, and their daughter Brooklyn.

Marylou Fuentes is pictured with her family including her husband John, and their daughter Brooklyn.

Marylou Fuentes, Veteran, Staff Sergeant United States Army/Student, Monroe College

Staff Sergeant Mary Fuentes and her husband, John Samudio, fell in love in the United States Army. After devoting 11 years to her country, Mary decided to return to civilian life so she could be home with their daughter, Brooklyn. Yet, Mary still wanted to give back and help her fellow veterans. That’s when she enrolled in Monroe College’s Hospitality Program. Once her bachelor’s degree is complete, the pair plan to start their own business providing meals to needy veterans.

This year’s APC Innovation Summit was a success!

Posted on June 16th, 2017 in Event | No Comments »

summit2017It was a great opportunity to listen to expert speakers, make new friends, spend time with old friends, and learn about new products from our exhibitors and sponsors.

Here are a few conference highlights:

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New York College Students Travel to Albany

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in Event, General, Tuition Assistance Program | No Comments »

Students Urge for the Expansion of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP); Perform a Musical Tribute

More than 70 students, faculty and administrators from New York’s degree-granting proprietary colleges visited Albany on Tuesday, February 28 to encourage lawmakers to increase funding for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), making it available to more New York students.

APC Colleges Lobby Day 2017

As part of the student advocacy activities, Five Towns College’s student Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra performed in the hallway between the Concourse and the Legislative Office Building. Through this performance, music education students demonstrate the importance of TAP and how the program helps talented degree candidates to develop their knowledge, skill, and competencies in music and music education.

APC delegates urged lawmakers to:

– Increase the Maximum TAP Award to $6,500
– Expand the TAP Income Threshold to $100,000
– Reinstate TAP for Graduate Students

APC Lobby Day 2017

Staff and students from The College of Westchester meet with Assemblyman Michael Blake to discuss an increase to the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

APC Colleges Lobby Day 2017

LIM College students pictured outside the state Capitol. They urged the legislature to support an increase to the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) award.

APC Colleges Lobby Day 2017

APC delegates from Monroe College are ready to advocate for increased funding for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The Monroe College delegation gathered outside the state Capitol, while in Albany advocating for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

APC Colleges

New York’s Bryant & Stratton delegation pictured with state Senator, Timothy M. Kennedy.

APC Leadership Lobby Day

Posted on December 15th, 2016 in Event, General | No Comments »

Seapc-leadership-lobby-day-12-13-16veral representatives of APC member colleges travelled to Albany this week for meetings with the Governor’s office, HESC, NYSED and staff with Senate and Assembly leadership offices. Discussion topics included how APC member institutions are working to keep college affordable, the Tuition Assistance Program and the NYS Get On Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program.

Berkeley College Millennials Join Host Elaine Quijano on CBS Town Hall Election Broadcast

Posted on November 1st, 2016 in Event, General | No Comments »

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Segment will air on Wednesday, November 2

Five Berkeley College millennials share their opinions on the presidential nominees and the state of America in an appearance on “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” tomorrow as part of a college Town Hall discussion. The segment, titled “Millennials – The Change Agents?” will air this Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., with the full discussion posted on CBSNews.com immediately following the broadcast.

Hosted by Elaine Quijano, who moderated the Vice Presidential Debate, the CBS Town Hall features interviews with millennial voters from 12 states, many of whom are voting for the first time. The interviews took place at YouTube Space NY, a 20,000-square-foot collaborative production facility above Chelsea Market in New York City.

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Highlights from APC’s Innovation Summit!

Posted on July 19th, 2016 in Event, General | No Comments »

From Right: Chairman Emeritus, Stephen Jerome, finalizes the transition of leadership for New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges. David Conklin, president of Jamestown Business College to lead the organization as Chairman. Charles Callahan, III, provost of Plaza College, (pictured far left) takes the reins as Vice Chairman.

From Right: Chairman Emeritus, Stephen Jerome, finalizes the transition of leadership for New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges. David Conklin, president of Jamestown Business College to lead the organization as Chairman.
Charles Callahan, III, provost of Plaza College, (pictured far left) takes the reins as Vice Chairman.


 
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Monroe College Celebrates Faculty Appreciation Day

Posted on July 13th, 2016 in Event, General | No Comments »

Recently, Monroe College celebrated Faculty Appreciation Day, an opportunity for everyone in the college community to recognize the significant contributions made by talented and dedicated faculty.

Peer recommendations were made for the W. Jeff Wallis Faculty of Distinction Award and three students had the opportunity to read their creative writing pieces regarding faculty members who have had an impact on their lives.

A true commitment to student success has always been the hallmark of Monroe’s faculty. The following video was prepared to mark the event.

https://www.monroecollege.edu/About/Welcome/VideoGallery/#PLWtW7ROw5e9URu5Q3zYU-Vxg5ueh_U4Ku

College of Westchester Professor Participates at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Software and Information Engineers in Japan

Posted on July 12th, 2016 in Event, General | No Comments »

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Dr. Chris Nwosisi

College of Westchester Professor and Associate Chair of the Computer Network Department, Dr. Chris Nwosisi, participated at the fifth annual International Conference on Software and Information Engineering (ICSIE 2016) from May 11-13 in Tokyo, Japan. The team of presenters included 12 experts from across the globe, including Norway, India, USA, Singapore, China, and Lebanon.

In his presentation, “Agile Methodology Experience in the Educational Environment” Dr. Nwosisi spoke of a new teaching method, which addresses the rapid evolution of technology and encourages collaboration, teamwork, interaction, and constant feedback.

Also, Dr. Nwosisi served as Program Co-Chairs of ICSIE 2016.

The goal of the ICSIE 2016 is to expose the research results, advertise knowledge, and bring forth ideas between the academic communities and the industrial organizations.

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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.