Our men’s basketball team is hoping to go on to the national finals. All they have to do is win on Saturday. On Saturday, March 8, join our pregame tailgate party in the parking lot next to our gym from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.. At the pregame party, enjoy a burger, hot dog, chips and soda ($1 each) with proceeds to benefit the Athletics Program. The game starts at 2:00 p.m.
Give our team the support they deserve. The Ale House is donating a portion of the receipts for the day (from 12 noon on) to the Athletics Program.
LET’S PACK THE HOUSE!
Make the most of your money. Westchester Community College aims to help area residents do just that when they host their fourth annual Financial Education Day on Saturday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The conference, free and open to the public, takes place in the Gateway Center on the college’s main campus at 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla, NY.
Financial Education Day is hosted by the college’s Center for Financial and Economic Education and the Westchester Community College Alumni Association. It offers participants the opportunity to attend workshops by some of the Hudson Valley’s leading financial experts. Partnering with the college to organize this event is the Westchester Financial Education Alliance, which includes the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, the Financial Planning Association of the Greater Hudson Valley, and GreenPath Debt Solutions. The Public Private Partnership for Aging Services of Westchester is also a partner organization.
Keynote speaker Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Commodities and Personal Finance Correspondent, will share her perspective on “Your Money, Your Future,” addressing financial issues that individuals confront on a daily basis. Presentations will also be made by speakers from such leading financial firms as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Ameriprise Financial, and other Westchester-based financial firms. There will be more than twenty workshops on specific financial topics including planning for retirement, estate planning, investing basics, elder care, social security, insurance, managing credit and debt, paying for college, and starting a business. Private sessions with financial counselors will also be available.
Suzanne Matthews, director of the Center for Financial and Economic Education, said: “I’m pleased that this year’s program features several workshop tracks targeted to different demographic groups, particularly seniors, young adults and women. Financial Education Day offers something valuable for everyone—and perhaps most valuable of all is the accurate and unbiased financial information that attendees will receive.”
Sandford (Sandy) Wollman, director of Pro Bono and Public Awareness for the Financial Planning Association/Greater Hudson Valley, notes that the ongoing success of Financial Education Day lies in its collaborative nature. “It really does take a village,” he said. “The time and effort invested by our partner organizations make this event relevant and worthwhile to so many area residents—and that makes it good for the community as a whole.” Perhaps testament to that are the overwhelmingly positive reviews by attendees, such as this one from last year: “Excellent, thank you! The event really got me motivated about being smarter with money and debt.”
The Center for Financial and Economic Education at Westchester Community College is generously funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
Financial Education Day is also made possible by the generosity of the Foundation for Financial Planning, Merrill Lynch, Key Private Bank, BNC Insurance and Risk Advisors, the Academic Federal Credit Union, College Planning 101, Maier Markey and Justic LLP, and J.D. Moschitto & Associates, Inc.
Advance reservations are strongly encouraged although walk-ins are welcome.
Individuals can register online: www.mysunywcc.org/fed or by phone: 914-606-6559
For more information about Financial Education Day, contact Suzanne Matthews at
Registration for the summer sessions will begin on March 31. Take a look at the dates and deadlines for registering for summer classes. http://www.sunywcc.edu/academics/academics/#sum1
Interested in getting paid whether you quit smoking or not? The University of Rochester is offering our students up to $45 to participate in a new study. Click here for more information. https://redcap.urmc.rochester.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=uzInNVMiT9
There is still time to register for “Fast Track” classes
The Fast Track Cycle 2 classes in Yonkers and Port Chester begin March 24.
Career Services will be hosting a series of workshops to help students prepare for interviews, build their resume and search for jobs. Click here for more information about when these workshops will be offered.
The WCCFT has established FOUR $1,500 scholarships to be awarded to three continuing students and one graduating student. The selection criteria for the recipient will include:
This total package of three items is due by April 4, 2014 to Joanna Peters (LIB G41). Click here for application.
Have you taken a look at the college’s mission statement lately? Our goal is to help students succeed…and more. Here is our mission statement:
Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Common Read Essay Contest on My Beloved World. Essays, which were submitted in December, were read and judged by a panel of faculty members. Congratulations to all of the participants and especially to the following students.
First Place $200 Ada Acosta
Second Place $100 Denis Galdamez
Third Place $50 Melissa Harden