Message from Dr. Belinda S. Miles – April 26, 2016
Every day brings new indications of our collective student focus and student accomplishments. Some of this week’s examples are
- My meeting with Professor Ramos’ computer science students who designed an amazing mobile app to connect students to services at the college,
- The induction ceremony for the Student Government Association announcing a new executive committee and Student Trustee for 2016-2017,
- A spectacular Spring Fashion Show featuring the work of students in fashion design and technology and fashion merchandising as well as students from BOCES next door,
- A Job and Internship Fair attracting more than 70 employers in the region who met with our students about career opportunities,
- Meetings highlighting student scholarship recipients and the community members who provide the necessary financial support, and
- Tomorrow’s Super Saturday program helping students fight procrastination.
Members of the college also had a great meeting with County Legislator Lyndon Williams at the Mount Vernon Extension Site. There, Legislator Williams met two students, Zionia Francis and Chante Thomas, who were persuasive ambassadors for the college.
Many thanks to our deans and administrators who attend these and other special events. Through these actions, we gain valuable insight from students and faculty and demonstrate our commitment to the college’s mission.
I met with faculty in the math department who shared a range of curricular innovations that serve students better, including improvements in developmental education and our calculus sequence as well as a redesigned approach to differential equations for engineering students.
We’re strengthening connections between the college and business community through the fourth annual GROW Conference with the Business Council of Westchester and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development among others. Also a group from the college is attending the Westchester County Association’s conference on the County of Tomorrow.
The Native Plant Center’s annual sale is this weekend—don’t miss it if you have a green thumb, and even if you don’t, maybe you can get some tips and acquire a new skill!
Thanks for making it a great week.
Dr. Belinda S. Miles