There are many complicated factors involved in contract negotiations. We collaborated with the County during this process. Our analysis did not indicate the need for a tuition increase for our students. We look forward to further discussion with our employees and all parties on behalf of the County and the college.
Dario learned English, quickly and affordably, through our English Language Institute. Currently finishing his final semester at Westchester Community College, Cano came to the United States from Honduras at age 19 in 2011, not knowing a word of English. Today, he holds a 3.79 GPA and hopes to one day become an electrical engineer. Next, graduation, and then on to a four-year degree and an engineering career.
See the full inauguration of President Miles that was held on Friday, October 2 by clicking on the following link. www.sunywcc.edu/inaugurationlive
Watch highlights of the event.
Westchester Community College is the college’s new athletics director. He began serving in this role in September 2015.
Previously, Belfiore held the position of director of athletics at Bronx Community College. He currently serves as assistant regional director for men’s sports for Region XV of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and he was community college vice president of the City University of New York Athletic Conference. He has had the distinction of serving on several national boards and governing committees of the NJCAA.
“I am looking forward to making our athletics program stronger” says Belfiore. “I intend to enthusiastically support our scholar athletes, both on and off the athletic field, with new resources including specialized study halls.” Belfiore also plans to initiate the college’s first intramural sports program.
Westchester Community College President Belinda S. Miles believes his background will be very helpful. “As the college enters a new era of service and success, Michael’s extensive experience will be invaluable to the college and our student athletes. His background in elevated positions at the regional NJCAA level and with the CUNY Athletic Conference, his role in serving on NJCAA national boards and governing committees, and his reputation as a high quality athletic director in the community college environment will serve us well,” she says.
Belfiore also served as the associate athletic director and assistant track and field/cross country coach at Hunter College for five years. His responsibilities included supervising the recreation, intramurals and fitness programs, athletic compliance, special events and advising the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Belfiore, who is starting in this position immediately, replaces Larry Massaroni who retired earlier this month.
You’re running out of time to register for our new fall session (October 19 – December 16). Registration ends Tuesday, October 20. Classes are offered in Valhalla, at extensions, and online. Many students will find that federal financial aid will take care of tuition costs for these classes. https://mywcc.sunywcc.edu
During this period, Library patrons are encouraged to bring undamaged and unexpired boxed or canned non-perishable food items to the Circulation Desk. Each single food item will be applied as a $1 credit toward the reduction of existing overdue fines.
Suggested food items include: canned soup/fruits/vegetables, hot or cold cereals, canned tuna/salmon/sardines, juices in plastic bottles or cans, packaged dry noodles, powered or canned milk.
The Food for Fines program is only applicable to Library overdue fines. No other fees are eligible.
For over 25 years, the Food Bank for Westchester has led the fight against hunger in Westchester County, providing food directly to the 200,000 county residents who are hungry or food insecure. The organization supplies 95% of all the food distributed annually across the region’s food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and daycare and residential programs.
Students should be aware of how to check delay and closing information. For more details on our weather announcement policy, including where and when we post messages, please visit http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/weather-announcements/.
We’re offering a rideshare service for students! Take a look at our WCCRideshare.com site and start using it to post ride offers and requests. This free matching service is in response to a student survey in favor of a carpool program.Take a look at the site, start registering your information, and as more students enter rides, you can start saving money and help the environment by sharing rides. Don’t forget to change your information on rideshare each semester.
Hundreds of students have registered for the college’s first carpool program. Find a friend who wants to share a ride, figure out the costs, and then save money and free up spaces in our busy parking lots. https://www.wccrideshare.com/
Brenda Alves won WCC Business Plan competition for eco-friendly jewelry. Click here to read the article in the Mt.Vernon Inquirer.
Trinity Jackson and Jessica Daley from the Girls Global Entrepreneurship Academy in Mt. Vernon were first prize winners of the 2015 Girls Global Entrepreneurship Academy Business plan Competition. Click here to view the article in the Mt. Vernon Inquirer.