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The College of Westchester Charitable Foundation Wraps its 7th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Posted on April 27th, 2015 in Event | No Comments »

CWCF 2015-3White Plains, NY – The College of Westchester Charitable Foundation successfully hosted its 7th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, honoring 17 scholarship recipients. Tara Rosenblum from News 12 Westchester emceed the event, sponsored by companies including GenRe, DataKey Consulting, and Citibank.

“Recognizing talented students is truly a privilege. I am so very proud of each of our College of Westchester scholars and proud of their families as well. Tonight you are all getting your well-deserved break-through,” said Beverly Tramontelli, President of the CW Charitable Foundation, at the event, hosted at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.

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Neiman Marcus Executive Vice President Neva Hall to Give Keynote Address at LIM College Commencement

Posted on February 4th, 2015 in Event, General | No Comments »

Neva Hall_Jan 2015LIM College has announced that Neva Hall, Executive Vice President of Neiman Marcus Stores and a member of LIM College’s Class of 1974, will deliver the keynote address at the College’s 76th Commencement exercises on May 26 at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Ms. Hall will also receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree and the LIM College Distinguished Achievement Award.

“Since graduating from LIM College in 1974 Neva has gone on to build an impressive career in the business of fashion. She is an excellent role model for our graduates. As an alumna, she exemplifies the opportunities for success that an LIM College education represents. We are thrilled to have her as our Commencement speaker and I am certain her presence will inspire our Class of 2015 as they launch their own careers,” said LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse.

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LIM College Students Win National Scholarships

Posted on January 14th, 2015 in Event, General | No Comments »

RebekahAustinLIM College students are starting the new year off with scholarships. Senior Rebekah Austin received a $10,000 scholarship award and Jillian Guaragna received a $5,000 scholarship at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner on January 7 at the Waldorf Astoria. Then on January 11, Biancha Felix received a $15,000 award as the first runner-up for the 2015 National Retail Federation (NRF) Next Generation Scholarship.

Founded in 1937, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is an international non-profit organization composed of influential members of the fashion industry. The FSF’s goal is to advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business so the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable and creative individuals.

LIM College is one of a select group of educational institutions throughout the nation chosen to participate in the YMA FSF competition. Other participating schools include Barnard College, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Harvard University. Scholarships are awarded based entirely on merit, taking into consideration the applicants’ GPAs, the completion of a case study project, a personal essay and an interview. In addition to the scholarship funds, Rebekah and Jillian will receive internship placements at top fashion companies, where they will be matched with an executive mentor who will guide and assist them in networking with industry contacts.

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Liberia’s Future in the Face of Ebola

Posted on November 24th, 2014 in Event | No Comments »

Berkeley College alumnus, humanitarian and native of Liberia discusses implications of the epidemic in West Africa at event sponsored by the Berkeley College Center for Global Studies

Dorothy Minkus-McKenna, DPS, Director, Berkeley College Center for Global Studies, and Tamba D. Aghailas listen to a question when he recently discussed the Ebola epidemic in West Africa at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan.

Tamba D. Aghailas, a native of Liberia who escaped 15 years of civil war there, was the guest speaker at this year’s inaugural presentation sponsored by the Berkeley College Center for Global Studies. Mr. Aguailas, a representative for the aid organization BRAC Liberia, described civil war as one of the root causes of the current healthcare challenge facing West Africa as it battles the Ebola epidemic. Setting the backdrop for the outbreak, he also noted the lack of a reliable infrastructure to deliver proper healthcare and responsive emergency services, as well as trust between the public and the government, as conditions which prevented proper containment of the disease.

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LIM College’s Fashion: Now & Then Conference to Focus on Evolving Fashion Information Technology

Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Event, Graduation | No Comments »

LIM College, which is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, will host Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary, a conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of global fashion information, from October 23 through October 25, 2014.

Attending this fourth annual pioneering global fashion information conference at LIM College will be more than 200 participants from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums throughout the world.

This year’s conference will include a preview of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute records, which will be open for study in the spring of 2015, entitled From Parties, Pinafores and Pumps to PhDs: Mining the Costume Institute Records at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives for Future Study.

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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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Alumni Honored as LIM College Holds 75th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Posted on May 27th, 2014 in Event, Graduation | No Comments »

(From left) Barneys New York Chief Operating Officer Daniella Vitale, Class of 2014 Valedictorian Shannon Oriole, LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, and Neva Hall, Executive Vice President of Specialty Stores for Neiman Marcus. Photo credit: Patrick Oehler

(From left) Barneys New York Chief Operating Officer Daniella Vitale, Class of 2014 Valedictorian Shannon Oriole, LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, and Neva Hall, Executive Vice President of Specialty Stores for Neiman Marcus. Photo credit: Patrick Oehler

Barneys New York Chief Operating Officer Daniella Vitale, a member of LIM College’s Class of 1986, told the 2014 graduates of LIM College that, “LIM allowed us to get dropped into the center of it all in New York. I sold shoes, sold cosmetics at B. Altman, was a dresser for fashion shows, and eventually became an assistant buyer. This helped shape my career and provided a foundation that complemented my education. It also made me realize early on that a strong work ethic, discipline and consistency matter. Successful careers are made by making smart choices,” in her keynote address at the College’s 75th Commencement exercises on May 22 at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Ms. Vitale was also presented with LIM College’s Distinguished Achievement Award and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree at the ceremony.

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Berkeley College Taps Into Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week Activities

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

berkeleyBerkeley College faculty, students and alumni participated in seminars, panel sessions and networking events during the first Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week.

Berkeley College is one of 11 colleges and universities that comprise the Tech Triangle U consortium engaged with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to support economic development in the Borough of Brooklyn, NY.

“These academic and business collaborations are integral to the future success of our workforce,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “Each college and university participating in Tech Triangle U provides areas of expertise that students can access to build their careers and employers can tap into to grow their businesses,” added Dr. Cortes.

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Students Tell Lawmakers that TAP Increases Access to College and Opportunity for Success

Posted on March 18th, 2014 in Event | No Comments »

APC Colleges Celebrate 40 Years of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

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On Tuesday, March 11, more than 100 students, faculty and administrators from New York’s degree-granting proprietary colleges donned blue backpacks as they made their way around the state Capitol encouraging lawmakers to join them in celebrating 40 years of TAP by ensuring it is available to all students who need it – even students attending two-year degree granting colleges.

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In highlighting their message, delegates representing New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) thanked lawmakers for rejecting deep cuts to TAP in recent years, and acknowledged their support of the governor’s proposed 2014-15 budget, which maintains TAP at current levels.

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LIM College Selected to Participate in KAKEHASHI Project to Strengthen U.S. – Japan Relations Through Educational Exchange

Posted on March 5th, 2014 in Event, General | No Comments »

limlogo4550e6On March 24 and 25, LIM College will host a group of 25 graduate students and faculty members from Japan’s Bunka Fashion Graduate University as part of the KAKEHASHI Project: The Bridge for Tomorrow.

The visit will culminate with a reception and presentations by the Bunka students on fashion and culture unique to Japan on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:15 p.m. at Maxwell Hall.

The KAKEHASHI Project aims to help U.S. students create and nurture an interest in international relations while advocating the strengths and charms of Japan. It is promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, commissioned by the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan), and co-organized with the Japan Foundation and The Laurasian Institution.

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