We are phasing in a new entry/exit system at the library. This new system will eventually require that ALL internal visitors (including students, faculty and staff) show a valid Westchester Community College ID before entering at the main entrance. During the next few weeks, we will allow entry to all, even if visitors do not have an ID. But at that time, we will advise visitors of the new rules and will expect them to get ID cards promptly. When February begins, students without IDs will be sent to the Security Office to get an ID before they may enter the library.
Spring 2018 Welcome Message from Westchester Community College’s President, Dr. Belinda S. Miles.
A proud group gathered in our Davis Auditorium for a Workforce Development and Community Education Division completion ceremony to honor those earning various certificates.
View photos from the event here:
2018 WDCE Completion Ceremony photo gallery
President Miles joined Westchester County Executive George Latimer at a press conference on college employment contracts on Wednesday, January 10. He announced that he was sending the college’s faculty and staff contracts on to the Board of Legislators for consideration. “After nearly eight years working under expired contracts, our faculty and staff are one step closer to our collective goal of updated contracts,” said Dr. Miles. “We applaud the negotiating teams that came to the table and reached an agreement after I arrived three years ago, and we appreciate the action that takes these contracts to the next step in the process. We highly value all of our employees whose talents and efforts are what helps students receive quality education and relevant job training at Westchester Community College,” she said.
Representatives from Berkeley College, Westchester Community College, and Guizhou University of Finance and Economics (GUFE) in China met in Hartford Hall at the Westchester Community College main campus to discuss a multi-year partnership. 68 students from Guizhou are residing in White Plains this semester to earn part or all of their Bachelor’s degrees through study at Berkeley College. Westchester Community College will offer English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to those students from China who require ESL instruction.
Westchester Community College was proud to host the inauguration of Westchester County Executive George Latimer on Sunday, January 7. The recording of this event begins at 23:45.
Watch highlights from the 2017 Completion Ceremony and view the photo gallery here: 2017 Completion Ceremony
November 21, 2017
VALHALLA RESIDENT AND LONGTIME BOARD MEMBER HONORED BY WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Joseph P. McLaughlin of Valhalla, New York was honored for his twelve-year service on the Westchester Community College Board of Trustees. In a special proclamation issued by the board at its meeting last week, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 was deemed Joseph P. McLaughlin Day.
McLaughlin’s contributions to the Board of Trustees included service on the Board of Trustees Program and Planning Committee. He served as a local educator for more than forty years in Harrison. The proclamation for the special day included an acknowledgement of his committed service in the education field and his advocacy for students.
Hundreds of students received scholarships at our annual event in 2017. See images here:
Westchester Community College presented at the COMBASE 2017 Community Colleges: Building the Future to Economic Prosperity conference hosted by Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. COMBASE, (abbreviation for COMMUNITY BASED), is a consortium of many leading community and technical colleges dedicated to sharing innovative solutions to meet the challenges of our nation’s rapidly changing economy. Westchester Community College, a leading college of innovation in the lower Hudson Valley, is a member of COMBASE.
Dr. Belinda Miles, President; Dr. Vanessa Morest, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs; Teresita B. Wisell, Vice President and Dean, Workforce and Community Education; Dr. Carmen L. Martinez-Lopez, Dean, School of Business and Professional Careers; and Dr. Laurie Miller McNeill, Director, Institutional Advancement, presented Building Capacity of Students and Colleges to Meet 21st Century Opportunities.
The interactive presentation allowed panelists to share insights on how to retool and build capacity to serve students and support economic growth in the 21st century. To shape the discussion, panelists asked participants to reflect on their own institutional practice:
- What kind of activities most effectively connect your institution to the business community?
- What institutional changes do you need to transform the student experience?
- What leadership and cultural attributes are needed to help your institutions to adapt to these changes?
Senior leadership from national and local community colleges, including presidents and chancellors, engaged in this important and timely discussion. “Transforming how we serve students takes collaborative effort and a shared mission. To facilitate student success there has to be a strategic alignment of resources with institutional goals and an investment in the people who serve our students,” stated President Miles.
For additional information contact Patrick Hennessey, Director of College Relations at Patrick.email@example.com.