The most affordable college in Westchester just got more affordable

The state’s free tuition program is now a reality. Individuals in households with incomes less than $100,000 may get free tuition from Westchester Community College and all other SUNY schools starting this fall. Click below for details on how you can pursue your dream of college education…for free.

http://www.sunywcc.edu/student-services/finaid/excelsior-scholarship/

https://www.suny.edu/smarttrack/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/excelsior/

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Summer registration has begun

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

Click here for course schedule.

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President Miles welcomes new SUNY Chancellor

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kristina M. Johnson as the incoming Chancellor for the SUNY System. President Miles on the new SUNY leader:

“Dr. Johnson reflects a real understanding of the role community colleges play in providing broad access and opportunity for individuals entering the higher education pipeline. Her vision for expanded innovation in teaching and learning will engage and inspire learners as they seek opportunities to transfer or earn credentials for entry to the workforce.”

Background on Dr. Johnson:

http://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/04-2017/4-24-17-chancellor-kristina-johnson/

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Fall registration has begun

We instituted a new registration schedule for fall. Degree-seeking students with 48 credits or more were able to register as early as Monday, April 3. On April 6, degree-seeking students with 31+ credits began registering. Degree-seeking students with 30 credits or less began registering on April 10. New degree-seeking students started registering on April 17 (this includes first-time students and transfer students). On April 19, non-degree-seeking students and all others began the fall registration process.

Click here for course listings: https://mywcc.sunywcc.edu

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President Miles talks tuition-free college with Soledad O’Brien

President Miles spoke to journalist Soledad O’Brien about the state’s new free college tuition program (Excelsior Scholarship) on the nationally broadcast “Matter of Fact” program that aired April 16, 2017. The scholarship makes higher education more affordable by providing tuition-free college at New York’s public colleges and universities to families making up to $100,000 a year. At Westchester Community College, 90 percent of students who apply for financial aid fall in this eligibility category.

Westchester Community College welcomes a diverse student body attending part-time and full-time in more than sixty degree and certificate programs. Graduates pursue a wide range of careers and some take advantage of one of the more than 300 transfer agreements into bachelor’s degree programs. Westchester students are eligible for federal Pell Grants and the state’s Tuition Assistance Program, which for some students already covers the full cost of tuition. Additionally, the Westchester Community College Foundation provides about $2 million a year in scholarships. For more information on the Excelsior Scholarship and other financial aid programs, click on http://www.sunywcc.edu/student-services/finaid/excelsior-scholarship/ or https://www.suny.edu/smarttrack/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/excelsior/. Or email the college at finaid@sunywcc.edu.

Here are two excerpts from the interview:

http://matteroffact.tv/price-tuition-versus-cost-education-3/

http://matteroffact.tv/price-tuition-versus-cost-education/

 

 

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Open House on May 16

The college’s spring Open House is on Tuesday, May 16 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.The program begins in the Physical Education Building.

Visit academic and student services tables, participate in a campus tour and information session. Speak with faculty, staff and students about academic programs, student services and career and transfer opportunities. http://www.sunywcc.edu/admissions/admissions-information/openhouse/

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Spring Course Evaluation

Please help us evaluate our courses and professors this semester. The evaluation period is April 3 through April 24. Click here for details:

http://www.sunywcc.edu/courseval

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GROW Conference on May 19

FIFTH ANNUAL GROW CONFERENCE ON MAY 19; BUSINESS LEADER JOHN DECICCO, JR.  PROVIDES KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Westchester Community College’s Gateway to Entrepreneurship (G2E) Center will host its annual GROW Conference on Friday, May 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The conference that empowers and inspires Hudson Valley entrepreneurs and business owners will be held in the college’s Gateway Center. It will feature a variety of workshops and a keynote address by John DeCicco, Jr. – one of the most successful business owners in Westchester County.

The GROW Conference, organized by G2E and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, is the region’s largest gathering of business owners and professionals for the purpose of training for small businesses. Last year’s event attracted more than 300 participants. GROW brings together local professionals through networking, mentoring, business development and marketing sessions for the purpose of building relationships to further their company’s growth.

DeCicco, President of DeCicco & Sons, is the newest generation of leadership in the premier supermarket’s forty-year history, retaining its mission statement of “Quality First” and its core values of superior quality products and service, a commitment to a healthy environment, and an allegiance to enhancing the lives of the individuals and families in the seven communities where their stores are located: Ardsley, Armonk, Brewster, Harrison, Larchmont, Millwood and Pelham.

“We are excited to have John DeCicco share his experience and insights into building a thriving business in this quickly changing economy,” says Belinda S. Miles, President, Westchester Community College. “This presentation by one of the County’s most successful business leaders is an excellent way to usher in our fifth GROW conference,” she says.

“We are always looking for ways to help our small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed,” says Robert P. Astorino, Westchester County Executive. “The GROW Conference is a great opportunity for small business owners to participate in workshops that can help them effectively expand their business network,” he adds.

GROW workshop topics include: Branding: How to Get Positive Brand Engagement in a Multi-channel World, Financing Your Small Business, What Are Your Numbers Telling You?, From Manager to CEO: Experiences that Matter, Digital Marketing for the Real World, How to Effectively Manage Employees: Improve Motivation & Retention, Legal Strategies: How to make your contracts more profitable and more, including several workshops in Spanish.

Broadcaster Joe Connolly of WCBS News Radio 880 and host of the Small Business Breakfast will be joining us and conducting interviews of small business owners during the event.

Entrepreneurs and business owners may register by visiting us at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-grow-conference-tickets-28924451814#. Tickets to attend the all-day event are $35 per person before April 15 and $50 after April 15.

The annual GROW Conference is Gateway to Entrepreneurship’s signature event and is the go-to conference to achieve rapid growth and put dreams into action. The full-day forum offers the details of growing your business and maximizing success, with a focus on networking, mentoring, business development and driving revenue. Attendees are able to tap into a network of like-minded business leaders, potential partners and resources, and hear from marquee-name professionals and innovators from Westchester and beyond.

GROW Conference sponsors include: PepsiCo as our Platinum Sponsor, and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development as our Gold Sponsor. Associate Sponsors include A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp., the Business Council of Westchester, the Martinez-Lopez Family, Tompkins Excavating and Tompkins Mahopac Bank. “We are grateful to have these wonderful organizations contribute to this special event,” says Eridania Camacho, G2E Director.

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Celebrities are coming!

The Westchester Community College Foundation’s annual Celebrity Salon Series offers a wide variety of celebrity encounters in the homes of local residents.

http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/foundation/foundation-special-events/celebrity-salons/

 

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Open House

Our Admissions Office is sponsoring an Open House for high school juniors and seniors and parents on Tuesday, May 16 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Click here for details and to register. http://www.sunywcc.edu/admissions/admissions-information/openhouse/

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