The next two games here will decide the rights to go the national tournament. Cheer the players on against Harcum College on Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. or Tuesday, February 4 vs. Monroe at 7:00 p.m. Last week, we beat Monroe for the first time since 2007 and we can do it again with your help. Monroe buses in tons of their supporters. Help us even things out by filling the stands with our own students.
Our new Mount Vernon Extension Center is located at 17 S. Fifth Avenue in downtown Mount Vernon, a short walk from City Hall. Equipped with smart technology classrooms, a comfortable student lounge, spacious computer labs and a large lecture hall, the Center offers students a wide range of courses in General Education, Liberal Arts and ESL.
The college’s Danceworks for Children event, originally scheduled for February 2, has been postponed to Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m. in the Academic Arts Theatre.
Here’s a reminder as we wrap up the spring registration process. You may still register for Extension Center classes through January 31. Registration for Valhalla classes has ended
We request that tuition and fees be paid at the time of registration.
Click here to view available classes.
Academic counseling is available for spring 2014 registration off-campus on the following days:
|Day of Week||Date||Time|
|Monday||January 13||9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
|Tuesday||January 14||9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||January 15||5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||January 16||5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
||9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
||12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
||9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.|
||5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
||9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||January 29||5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
January 15 - 10 am – 4 pm
January 16 - 10 am – 4 pm
January 23 - 10 am – 4 pm
January 29 - 10 am – 4 pm
January 30 - 10 am – 4 pm
Students are invited to a dialogue with Interim President John Flynn. He will introduce himself to members of the campus community and following brief remarks about the nature of an “Interim Presidency” and the Presidential Search, take questions. He is looking forward to meeting administrators, staff, faculty and students.
Three sessions have been scheduled to accommodate class schedules, etc. Each session, expected to run 45 minutes, will be held in the Davis Auditorium, Gateway Center.
Tuesday, January 28 – 4:15 PM
Wednesday, January 29 – 12:15 PM
Thursday, January 30 - 4:15 PM
We have named an Interim President, and simultaneously, the terms of some members of our Board of Trustees have expired. We have four new members of the Board of Trustees.
Dr. John F. M. Flynn has been selected as Westchester Community College’s Interim President. He began serving in this role in January and will continue until a permanent successor to Dr. Joseph Hankin, the college’s longtime president who just retired, is hired. Dr. Flynn was the college’s Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs from 1983 to 2005. He then returned to the ranks of full-time faculty at the college. This will be the second time that Dr. Flynn has served as an Interim President of a SUNY institution. In 1992-1993, he was Interim President of Rockland Community College.
Our new Board of Trustees members are:
Dr. Norman Jacknis, Cisco executive, former Director of Information Technology for the County of Westchester.
Robin Bikkal, attorney.
John Nonna, an attorney, former Westchester County Legislator, and former Mayor of Pleasantville.
Andrew J. Spano, former Westchester County Executive.
I am pleased to announce that John F. M. Flynn, Ph.D. has been selected as our Interim President. He will serve in this role until a permanent successor to Dr. Hankin is hired.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fordham University, Dr. Flynn holds a Masters and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in British History from Columbia University in the City of New York. He began as a fulltime faculty member at Westchester Community College in September 1972, teaching Modern History. Dr. Flynn was the college’s Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs from 1983 to 2005. He then returned to the ranks of fulltime faculty here in Valhalla.
We are fortunate to have been able to hire an excellent college administrator to help us during this transitional period. He is universally respected and well liked. Dr. Flynn’s awareness of the college, his knowledge of the community and its needs, his overall expertise, and his considerable experience will serve us well. Together with the college’s Board of Trustees and SUNY, I am proud to be able to announce this appointment, which begins on January 1, 2014.
“I had the privilege of working hand-in-hand with Dr. Hankin for almost a quarter of a century, helping him and the team of faculty, staff and administrators he assembled to create the college as we now know it,” said Dr. Flynn on accepting this appointment. “I am pleased to have been given this opportunity to serve again as we search for a worthy successor to build on the legacy left us,” he added.
This will be the second time that Dr. Flynn has served as an Interim President of a SUNY institution. In 1992-1993, he was Interim President of Rockland Community College.
Among other achievements while serving as our Vice President of Academic Affairs, he worked with Dr. Hankin, fellow administrators and faculty to initiate, create and provide resources for the Honors Program, the Cambridge University Summer Study Program, the Academic Support Center, the Writing Center, the Endowed Chairs Program, and the Online Education Department. He and his team also led the academic portion of three successful Middle States Reaccreditations.
He was awarded the Westchester Community College Foundation Medallion Award in the Field of Education in 1991 and was selected for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011. In 2012, he was named to the Barbara A. Abeles Endowed Chair in European Studies.
Dr. Flynn also had a 29-year career in the United States Army Reserves during which he rose to the rank of Colonel. In 1991, he commanded the 353rd Civil Affairs (Detachment 1) in Desert Storm and Operation Provide Comfort. He was awarded the Legion of Merit upon his retirement from the Army Reserves in 1994.
He lives in Eastchester with his wife of 43 years, Cathryn. Both his children, now grown, took classes at Westchester Community College.
Betsy Stern, Vice Chair, Westchester Community College Board of Trustees
Westchester Community College students on the college’s events board won the region’s top award for a student activities group. The National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Northeast Conference named the Westchester Events Board (WEB) as the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Programming Award. Westchester Community College was recognized by NACA for having the best student run programming board and student events in the Northeast region of the United States.
In attendance at the recent awards ceremony in Hartford, Connecticut were more than 1,100 individuals representing 136 regional institutions. Thirteen schools were named finalists for the awards and were invited to present on-site. Westchester was the only community college in the finals. While our students may have been underdogs going into the competition, they impressed the judges with their professional presentation demonstrating the programming board’s outstanding operating structure, adherence to mission, and ability to plan, promote, execute and assess quality programs to serve the diverse student body. Of particular note is when you consider that WEB is only in its fourth year of existence at the college, and they were competing against very seasoned programming boards with decades of history and experience behind them, this is quite an achievement.
The student presenters were Jessica Gramajo (WEB President), Imani Jackson (WEB Vice President for Programming), and Raisza Latif (WEB Vice President for Marketing). They were joined at the Conference by Yesenia Ruiz (WEB Evening & Family Events Chair), Harrison Greenway (WEB Film Vice Chair), Sebasjon Larsen (WEB Vice Chair of Special Events) and Kevin Gonzalez (WEB Films Chair).