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Plaza College Students Participate in 98th Graduation Ceremony

Posted on July 14th, 2015 in General, Graduation | No Comments »

MT-speech-199x300student speaker Maria TorresOn Saturday, June 27, students were joined by their families, faculty, administration, and staff to celebrate Plaza College’s 98th graduation ceremony. Held at Queens College, the ceremony recognized the hard work of more than 160 associate’s and bachelor’s students.

After being greeted by President Charles E. Callahan, students heard inspiring messages from Dean of Academic Affairs Marie Dolla, Associate Dean Edward Dee, and student speaker Maria Torres. Degrees were then conferred, and students were inducted into the alumni association. The morning ended with students celebrating outside with guests and members of the Plaza community. Congratulations to all graduates!

http://www.plazacollege.edu/plaza-students-participate-in-98th-graduation-ceremony/

Maria Torres’ commencement address: http://www.plazacollege.edu/student-writing-commencement-address-by-maria-torres/

Wood Tobe Coburn Valedictorian, Sirlemny Martinez Offers a Heartfelt Address to Fellow Classmates of 2015

Posted on July 14th, 2015 in General, Graduation | No Comments »

Sirlemny Martinez“Today I am a registered medical assistant, CPR certified, EKG certified and I have an amazing job. I was able to turn my life around just by attending Wood Tobe Coburn School.

We have all faced challenges throughout our lives. It is not what brings you down that matter. The important thing is to get back up and keep walking down your path. Work hard to accomplish your goals, so that you can turn your dreams into your reality.” – Sirlemny Martinez

 

LIM College’s 76th Commencement

Posted on July 14th, 2015 in General, Graduation | No Comments »

LIM College alumni surround Elizabeth Marcuse, president of LIM College, in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Nearly 500 graduates make of the LIM Class of 2015.

LIM College alumni surround Elizabeth Marcuse, president of LIM College, in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Nearly 500 graduates make of the LIM Class of 2015.

In what has become an annual tradition, several representatives from previous LIM College graduating classes marched in the commencement procession and were seated on stage.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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 Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Celebrates Graduates

Posted on May 6th, 2014 in General, Graduation | No Comments »

Maja Johnson, BS, Health Services Management, Berkeley College Class of 2014, is one of 110 military and veteran graduates who were recognized at Commencement this year. Ms. Johnson plans to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work enabling her to pursue her career goal to work with veterans.

Maja Johnson, BS, Health Services Management, Berkeley College Class of 2014, is one of 110 military and veteran graduates who were recognized at Commencement this year. Ms. Johnson plans to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work enabling her to pursue her career goal to work with veterans.

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Melissa Stubblefield, BA, Management, Berkeley College Class of 2014, is one of 110 military and veteran graduates who were recognized at Commencement this year. Ms. Stubblefield plans to earn a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership so her career can combine both of her interests – leadership and nonprofit organizations.

As the number of Veterans Resource Centers at Berkeley College has increased over the past three years, so has the number of military and veteran graduates earning degrees from Berkeley College. A total of 110 military and veteran students were eligible to participate in the Class of 2014 Commencement ceremony held recently at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.

Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Assistant Vice President, Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA), acknowledged this growth at a special event held to celebrate these accomplishments. The recognition dinner and celebration also recognized a number of Berkeley College military and veteran students who participated in the National Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Two Class of 2014 veteran graduates, Maja Johnson and Melissa Stubblefield, were on hand to share in the excitement, and speak about their careers and college journeys.

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College of Westchester: Alumni Profile

Posted on June 21st, 2011 in Graduation | No Comments »

Jessica graduated from The College of Westchester Multimedia Management and Development program in 2001.  She excelled while at CW and was immediately hired by the Partnership for a Drug Free America, where she had been doing an internship that had been arranged by our Office of Career Services.  She also went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from The School of Visual

Arts.  After graduating SVA, Jessica left her full-time job to start her own company – Jessica Perilla Design, http://jpdstudio.com/ – an award-winning venture which has grown to over 100 clients, some very well known, such as Real Simple Magazine, Aeropostale, and Wiley Publishing. 

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Nobel Prize-Winning Biologist Dr. Gerald M. Edelman To Speak At SVA 2011 Commencement Exercises

Posted on March 29th, 2011 in Event, Graduation | No Comments »

Dr. Gerald M. Edelman Nobel Prize-winning biologist Dr. Gerald M. Edelman has accepted an invitation from the School of Visual Arts to speak at the 2011 commencement exercises. The event will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2011, 10am and 2pm, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City. The ceremony is a ticketed event and open to students and invited guests only. A live webcast will be streamed at www.sva.edu/commencement.

Dr. Edelman is director of The Neurosciences Institute and President of Neurosciences Research Foundation, a publicly supported not-for-profit organization that is the Institute’s parent. Separately, he is professor at The Scripps Research Institute and chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at that institution. His early studies focused on the structure, diversity, and function of antibodies. In 1972, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on antibodies, which transformed our understanding of the immune response. His subsequent work led to the discovery of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs), which have been found to guide the fundamental processes by which an animal achieves its shape and form and by which nervous systems are built. To understand higher brain functions, Dr. Edelman and his colleagues designed and constructed a series of mobile devices with simulated brains. These brain-based devices (BBDs) were shown to be capable of learning, operant conditioning, and episodic memory. Dr. Edelman has also formulated a detailed theory to explain the development and organization of higher brain functions. This theory was presented in his volume Neural Darwinism (Basic Books, 1987). More recently, he described a theory of consciousness in his book Wider Than The Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness (Yale University Press, 2004). His latest book, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge (Yale University Press), appeared in October 2006.

Dr. Edelman will join a distinguished group of leaders in the arts, humanities and public service who have spoken at SVA’s commencement exercises in past years, including playwrights Edward Albee and Tony Kushner, historian

The College of Westchester Presents First Annual Alumni Achievement Award

Posted on June 30th, 2010 in Event, Graduation | No Comments »

(L-R): Dale Smith, Vice President of Marketing; Jessica Perilla, CW Alumni & Award Recipient; and Karen Smith, President

At The College of Westchester’s (CW) June 3, 2010 Commencement Ceremony, Jessica Perilla, a 2001 graduate of the Multimedia Management and Development program, was awarded with CW’s First Annual Alumni Achievement Award.  She excelled while at CW and was immediately hired by the Partnership for a Drug Free America, where she had been doing an internship that had been arranged by our Office of Career Services.  She also went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from The School of Visual Arts.  After graduating SVA, Jessica left her full-time job to start her own company – Jessica Perilla Design – an award-winning venture which has grown to over 100 clients, some very well known, such as Real Simple Magazine, Aeropostale, and Wiley Publishing.  Jessica is a member of several professional design and entrepreneurial organizations, started the Mural Project through which artists donate their skills to create murals in hospitals, including Montefiore in the Bronx, and founded an online network dedicated to women entrepreneurs called “Web2Fem.”   Jessica has remained a loyal CW alumnus, continuing to interact with faculty, attending events, and currently assisting the CW Online Division in website design.  It is for all of these fine accomplishments that Jessica was presented with this prestigious award.

Bryant & Stratton College Start a New Life via Second Life

Posted on October 2nd, 2009 in General, Graduation, Technology | No Comments »

Bryant & Stratton Second Life GraduationBryant & Stratton College graduates will receive their degrees where they earned them – online. In what is the first live Second Life graduation, 150 year old Bryant & Stratton College will host a fully online, “virtual” graduation ceremony in June. Approximately 40 graduates from Bryant & Stratton’s online degree programs have committed to receive their hard earned degrees, in avatar form, on the college’s virtual campus. The Bryant & Stratton ceremony will be the first time a graduation will be fully hosted on Second Life, including the procession, the commencement speaker and the conferring of degrees to students who are even draped in their digital caps and gowns.

The Bryant & Stratton Second Life graduation will be held June 10, 2009. While only graduates and their families will be in attendance, those interested in learning more can either join Second Life (below), or request more information on the schools online degree programs.

Founder and Chairman of Second Life to Speak at Graduation

Upon hearing about this historic and innovative event Philip Rosedale, Founder and Chairman of Second Life expressed interest and agreed to be the commencement speaker for the approximately 40 graduates. He will address the students during the June 10th, 2009 ceremony in avatar form.

Explore the Bryant & Stratton “Virtual” Campus

Come visit us for yourself. The Bryant & Stratton campus in Second Life is open to the public 24/7. Visit the Student Recreation Pavilion where students come to meet and socialize and get to know each other. Visit the Outdoor Amphitheater where we host a series of educational guest speakers that address degree specific industry topics. Or, check out the Open House building where we let prospective students come in and meet with staff from admissions, financial aid, and even current students to get a better feel for the college. In fact, we enrolled a new student at our very first open house event.