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.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share with you the passing of Joseph Helmrich, husband of longtime board member Anita Helmrich. Joe passed away peacefully at their home on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. With Anita, his wife of 71 years, Joe was an active and dedicated supporter of Westchester Community College. For many years he volunteered as a conversation partner at WCC and his students truly adored him, as did we.
We will miss his cheerful presence.
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.
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The President’s Forum panel, which included a former presidential spokesperson, addressed the future of the nation at Westchester Community College. The event was covered by local journalists including those at News 12. Some of the nation’s leading names in journalism, politics and government assessed the new national leadership during a special current events forum on Sunday, November 12.
United or Divided, One Year Later
SUNDAY AFTERNOON NOVEMBER 12, 2017
Forum 2:30 TO 4:30 PM
RECEPTION 4:30 TO 5:30 PM
A year has now passed since the 2016 presidential election. Our distinguished panel of journalists will examine the new administration and Congress— what has been or has not been accomplished. Do we have more unity or more division? What can we expect in the years ahead? There will be opportunity for questions from the audience.
Military historian and foreign-policy analyst. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Boot is also a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times, a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors, a columnist for Foreign Policy, and a regular contributor to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and other publications.
Former White House Press Secretary & Spokesperson for President George W. Bush, Fox News Contributor, and President of Ari Fleischer Communications. He is the bestselling author of Taking Heat.
Editorial Board and op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.
Senior Writer and National Security Correspondent for The New York Times. Bestselling author of Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, and The Inheritance. He has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize.
LESTER M. CRYSTAL
Long time Executive Producer of the PBS NewsHour and former President of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE MOUNT VERNON COMMUNITY FORUM ENVISIONS FUTURE ROLE OF EXTENSION CENTERS IN EDUCATION AND JOBS LOCALLY
Dr. Belinda S. Miles, President of Westchester Community College, invites Mount Vernon leaders and stakeholders to a community conversation about The Future of Education and the Workforce to help reimagine the role of the college’s extension centers in supporting local business, civic, education and nonprofit organizations. Westchester Community College has five extension centers located throughout the county that provide access to the college’s affordable and high quality programs to over 10,000 individuals every year. The community conversation will introduce Dr. Vanessa Morest, the new college Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Morest is a noted researcher in community college reform and an accomplished practitioner who previously held senior leadership positions in research, planning, and academic affairs at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. Administrative leaders from the college’s Workforce Development and Community Education division are hosting and facilitating the community conversation.
Local Community Leaders and Stakeholders
Westchester Community College Mount Vernon Extension Center
17 South Fifth Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY
Community Conversation on the Future of Education and the Workforce Extension Center (Tour and Panel Discussion)
Wednesday, October 18, 10-11:45 a.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested by contacting 914-606-7201. Representatives from news media are welcome and should contact Patrick Hennessey at 914-606-6638. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information on the college, visit www.sunywcc.edu.