Message from Dr. Belinda S. Miles: Beyond the Classroom
March 16, 2018
Even though it’s called “spring break,” many of us are quite busy. Our students are as far away as Rome, Italy and as near as L’Inizio restaurant in Ardsley where Culinary Arts students joined the County Executive to showcase this local eatery during Restaurant Week. Other students participated in Student Involvement’s first Alternative Spring Break experience. Twelve students performed acts of service throughout Westchester County and in New York City. With food insecurity as the theme, students volunteered at the Food Bank, in soup kitchens, and at other community organizations that help those dealing with this critical issue. Several faculty and administrators are attending a SUNY conference on guided pathways at Monroe Community College in Rochester. Our staff participated in a day of professional development and recognized its leaders during a luncheon yesterday. Still others were able to unwind during the break and will return to campus next week rested and rejuvenated.
Kudos to all for engaging in activities that promote some form of lifelong learning. And thank you to faculty, staff and administrators who assist our students in co- and extracurricular activities throughout the semester. We’re back in full swing next week and I look forward to working with you as we guide our students toward graduation.
Dr. Belinda S. Miles