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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.

Students represent The College of Westchester at Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism

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

Jimmy Hernandez, Dr. Warren Rosenberg, Maria Moreira Herrera

Jimmy Hernandez, Dr. Warren Rosenberg, Maria Moreira Herrera

During the spring, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism brings students, distinguished professors, activists and other experts on liberty together to study the foundations of a free society. Under the topic “Capitalism: Unlocking Human Potential,” College of Westchester students, Maria Moreira Herrera (BBA-Business) and Jimmy Hernandez (BBA-Accounting), participated in this conference. Both felt the experience was extremely rewarding.

“We were exposed to two important concepts, capitalism and morality,” Maria said. “I learned that the more I have, the more I can help someone else. This may sound selfish, but is not because you’re also learning morality, and how to help others.”

Conference attendees acquire a better understanding of what capitalism and morality are, and how to effectively fight for them.

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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 »


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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LIM College Appoints New Chair of Visual Merchandising Department

Posted on June 14th, 2016 in General | No Comments »

LUEDERS, LAURELLIM College, which is located in New York City and focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, has named Laurel Lueders as Chair of the College’s Visual Merchandising department, effective July 1, 2016.

Professor Lueders joined LIM in 2013 as an adjunct faculty member and in 2014 she was promoted to full-time lecturer in the Arts & Sciences department, where she taught a variety of classes in art history and cultural studies.

Before coming to LIM, Professor Lueders was on the faculty at the Art Institute of New York. Her teaching career began at the University of Wisconsin’s flagship campus at Madison, where she received a master’s degree in Design Studies. She later earned an MFA in Fine Arts, with a focus on Interdisciplinary Studio practice, from the School of Visual Arts. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin she spent her college and early professional career years in Madison, Wisconsin.

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LIM College Administrator Receives Award from Stony Brook University

Posted on May 20th, 2016 in General | No Comments »

McDonald_TThomas McDonald, Special Assistant to the Provost & Executive Vice President at LIM College, received the 2016 Higher Education Administration Faculty Excellence Award as a faculty member of the graduate program in Higher Education Administration at Stony Brook University.

In addition to helping to manage academic affairs, student affairs, and enrollment management at LIM, McDonald teaches courses in crisis management and prevention, higher education administration, and legal issues in higher education at Stony Brook University’s School of Professional Development. He is a licensed attorney in New York State and a member of the New York State Bar Association and American Arbitration Association.

First Time Competitors, the CW Enactus Team Are Awarded Rookies of the Year

Posted on April 29th, 2016 in General | No Comments »

CWs Enactus TeamThe College of Westchester (CW) Enactus team participated for the first time and was awarded “Rookie of the Year” at the Enactus United National Exposition regional competitions in Washington, D.C. Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.

Jimmy Hernandez, CW Enactus team member stated, “Competing in the 2016 Regional Competition was a great experience, and the start of a new beginning for The College of Westchester Enactus team.” CW students presented their projects and were evaluated by business leaders serving as judges who ranked them on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living of those in need.

The students were accompanied by CW Faulty moderator, Professor Paulo Cancro who celebrated the joyous victory with her team. The team and Professor Cancro were later congratulated by President Mary Beth Del Balzo on behalf of the entire CW family.


Posted on April 29th, 2016 in General | No Comments »

SICHCOn April 15, 2016 Swedish Institute participated in the Student Scrub Bowl, an annual event that was won in 2015 by Onondaga Community College. The event was held at Niagara Community College, just a few steps away from the thundering waters of Niagara Falls. This is a scholastic competition among various CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited Surgical Technologist programs.

The competition consisted of two rounds, and 70 questions. Colleges were judged based on the amount of points they were able to accumulate within a specified period of time. At the end of the event, the students of Swedish Institute had earned first place honors! Swedish was represented by three students: Marc Isenhart (team captain), Stephen Miller, and Charnu Sriudom. The faculty advisors were Hazelyn Bernardino and Maria Sebastian. In addition, several other faculty and students of the college attended to provide support to the team.

Congratulations to all who participated!!

The event was sponsored by the New York Association of Surgical Technologists.

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.

Building Competence, Confidence and Character

Posted on February 22nd, 2016 in General | No Comments »

APClogo022316Monroe College created the AIMHigh Empowerment Institute (AIMHigh EI) in the fall of 2014 to counter troubling national statistics regarding the weak enrollment – and even weaker program completion rates – for urban young men of color. Through AIM (Ambition, Inspiration, and Motivation) High EI, select students acquire the skills, confidence, and perspective to effectively transform their lives through education.

Inductees participate in twice-weekly mentoring sessions where they receive guidance on academics, job skills, personal conduct and character, and are counseled on how best to manage any personal challenges. They visit local schools to inspire others and engage in myriad community outreach and volunteering projects to learn accountability and responsibility. A full 90 percent of AIMHigh EI students were still actively enrolled one year later – a retention rate nearly double the national trend, with 12 percent of them making the dean’s or president’s list.

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