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Contact the Professionals

Main Office

LIBRARY, GROUND LEVEL, ROOM G51
(914) 606-6287
(914) 606-7893 – confidential fax

Contact the Professionals

Professor Marcia Kalkut
Counselor/Coordinator for Students with Disabilities
CLASSROOM BLDG, ROOM 4 – 914-606-6552
e-mail: marcia.kalkut@sunywcc.edu

Professor Kalkut serves as a liaison between disabled students and the faculty and between Westchester Community College and community agencies. She provides support for students with learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing, visual and other health impairments. Services include supportive and vocational counseling, referral both to other services on campus and to agencies in the community, help with self-advocacy techniques, consultation with faculty, and post-Westchester Community College planning. Assistance in obtaining physical accommodations is also provided.

Professor Sharon Massey
Counselor/Learning Disabilities Specialist
LIBRARY, GROUND LEVEL, ROOM G47   (914) 606-6626
(914) 606-7893 – confidential fax
e-mail: sharon.massey@sunywcc.edu

Professor Massey serves students with documented learning disabilities in need of support. She works with students to determine specific needs and helps students cope with issues related to their disability. Every effort is made to help students maximize their potential through supportive counseling, needs assessment and development of learning strategies, coping, organizing and advocacy skills. Professor Massey also works with the faculty and staff to promote an understanding of the unique abilities, needs and challenges of students with learning disabilities. If you need a referral for learning disability testing, please e-mail Professor Massey at sharon.massey@sunywcc.edu

Professor Barbara Begnal Scovotti
Counselor/Coordinator of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
LIBRARY, GROUND LEVEL, ROOM G51   (914) 606-8585
(914) 606-7893 – confidential fax
e-mail: barbara.scovotti@sunywcc.edu

Professor Scovotti assists the faculty in providing federally mandated accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with documented disabilities in need of accommodations should see Professor Scovotti for accommodations in testing, adaptive technology and referral to appropriate tutorials on campus. It is recommended that students in need of testing accommodations contact this office EARLY, within the first week of each semester. After completing the Request for Testing Accommodations form, students will get letters to give to their professors which explain the need for extended time on tests. This is also an excellent opportunity for students to connect with their professors and advocate for themselves. Accommodations are provided on an as needed basis. Testing accommodations provided by the professor within the class structure are the most desirable and least disruptive. If the professor is unable to provide accommodations due to scheduling difficulties, or if the student requires a distraction reduced environment, arrangements can be made with this office.

Students must register in our offices each semester for letters to their professors stating their accommodations. 

Professor Angeliki Parashis
Counselor for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired and Physically Disabled
LIBRARY, GROUND LEVEL, ROOM G51   (914) 606-6236 
(914) 606-7893 – confidential fax 
e-mail: angeliki.parashis@sunywcc.edu

Professor Parashis serves as an academic counselor for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Visually Impaired students at Westchester Community College.  Working closely with other counselors and professionals, she coordinates academic support services and accommodations for students with hearing and visual losses.  She serves as a liaison between high schools, ACCES-VR offices, The CBVH (Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped) and colleges, to ensure that students with hearing and/or visual impairments successfully transition into and out of Westchester Community College.  Support services include but are not limited to academic advising, scheduling, assistive technology, sign language interpreting and coordination of independently contracted interpreters, career assessments and in-house workshops and trainings to staff and students. Professor Parashis also arranges tutors, scribes, readers and note takers for students with hearing and/or visual impairments.

If a sign language interpreter is needed please contact Professor Parashis.

Professor Theresa Revans-McMenimon
Counselor for Students on the Autism Spectrum 
LIBRARY, GROUND LEVEL, ROOM G51   (914) 606-6336 
(914) 606-7893 – confidential fax 
e-mail: theresa.revans-mcmenimon@sunywcc.edu

Professor Revans-McMenimon serves as a counselor specialist for students on the Autism Spectrum.  Services include academic and supportive counseling, assistance with organization and time management, and appropriate social skills for a college environment.  Professor Revans-McMenimon also offers several workshops each semester on disclosure, stress management, and career assessments.  In addition to composing the Disability Services Newsletter, Professor Revans-McMenimon is a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team at Westchester Community College.