Register for spring

Jan.06, 2017

There is still time to register for spring classes.

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Summer registration starts February 27

Jan.05, 2017

Summer registration begins February 27. Classes start May 15, May 22, June 26, and July 31.

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State of the College address on Feb. 17

Jan.04, 2017

Westchester Community College President Belinda S. Miles will present her vision of the institution at her State of the College address on Friday, February 17 at 11:00 a.m. Those who cannot attend the Academic Arts Theatre event in person may watch live via:

Westchester Community College – State of the College

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2017 Student Support Services Award

Jan.04, 2017

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Graduating in May?  Is the Library or Academic Support Center your second home? Apply for the annual Student Support Services Award!

Qualifying applicants should hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate in essay form how the Library or Academic Support Center contributed to their academic success. One recommendation letter from a faculty member and an unofficial transcript is also required.

The winning student(s) will be invited to receive their award(s at the college’s Convocation Ceremony in May. Awards also look great on resumes and transfer applications.

To apply, students should complete a Student Support Services Award Application by March 31, 2017, and submit it at the Library Reference Desk (1st floor library) or Academic Support Center reception (Ground Floor, Library).
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Dr. Miles on Governor’s free-tuition proposal

Jan.04, 2017

Statement by Dr. Belinda S. Miles, President, Westchester Community College:

As Westchester County’s largest educational institution, we support the plan to make college more affordable for those seeking relevant 21st Century skills to support themselves and their families. This proposal would help increase access to higher education throughout New York State and help students improve their lives in the future. As more students enter community colleges and complete their studies, they will be positioned to transition to four-year institutions and the workplace where there is a need to fill openings in growing fields such as healthcare, analytics, and information technology.

Removing the affordability barrier is one of the fundamental aspects of the community college “open door” access mission. Some people believe that since community colleges are priced affordably, there is no need for financial aid and other support for incoming students. This is not always the case. Many of our students need scholarships and state and federal financial aid in addition to loans. Directing new financial resources to talent development in New York is a necessary investment that will reap benefits locally, regionally, and nationally.

http://westfaironline.com/84581/cuomo-calls-for-free-suny-tuition-for-families-making-under-125k/

http://patch.com/new-york/pleasantville/free-college-tuition-good-idea-westchester-community-college-president

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Spring message to students

Jan.03, 2017

Dr. Miles welcomes spring students to the college. welcome_back_sp2017 (0022)

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Weather delay/closing information

Jan.03, 2017

Students should be aware of how to check delay and closing information, in the event of bad weather. For more details on our weather announcement policy, including where and when we post messages, please visit http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/weather-announcements/.

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The college signs transfer agreement with Lincoln University

Dec.08, 2016

Westchester Community College and Lincoln University of Pennsylvania signed an articulation agreement whereby students from the community college would be admitted with junior status and graduate from the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University within two years. The articulation signing ceremony was held on Lincoln University’s main campus on November 7.

Under this new partnership, a number of Westchester Community College Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees are now acceptable for transfer articulation to Bachelor degree programs at Lincoln University. This includes five majors in the College of Science and Technology and four in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Belinda S. Miles, president of Westchester Community College, says “We have created exciting new pathways for our graduates with this signing. The college has expanded our articulation agreement to include this HBCU (Historically Black Universities and Colleges) and our graduates will now be placed in the pipeline to a range of professional careers many of which are seeking qualified individuals to address the issue of underrepresented minorities.”

“This partnership provides a pathway to making a living,” says Richard Green, interim president of Lincoln University. “Lincoln provides a historic and cultural experience which Westchester students will develop and thrive.”

The partnership was several weeks in the making when Westchester Community College called upon Lincoln University to discuss a potential agreement. Lincoln University Provost Patricia Ramsey and a host of faculty and administrators traveled to Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York for a meeting, campus tour and an opportunity to learn first-hand about the SUNY school. What followed was a mutual desire to move quickly toward the articulation agreement. There is also opportunity for faculty of the community college to teach at Lincoln University. Discussions will continue to offer additional pathways between the institutions.

About Lincoln University

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University (PA) is the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society. Today Lincoln which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,100 men and women, possesses an international  reputation for preparing and producing world-class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, The first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy; Langston Hughes, the noted poet; Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Gahan; and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first president of Nigeria. For more information call 484-365-8000 or visit www.lincoln.edu

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Dr. Miles’s editorial in the Journal News

Dec.06, 2016

President Miles wrote an editorial on the college’s recent report on middle skill jobs. Published by the Journal News/Lohud, it covered the need to expand educational opportunities for those seeking jobs requiring an education beyond a high school degree but less than a bachelors degree.

http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/11/21/prepare-people-middle-skill-jobs/93585260/

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Holiday Break

Dec.04, 2016

The entire college is closed from December 24 through January 2. The college will reopen on January 3. While the college is closed, you may still register for Spring classes online. The Spring 2017 session will begin on Tuesday, January 17.

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