Message from Dr. Belinda S. Miles – Spring has Sprung! – March 24, 2017
Congratulations goes out to Professors Kyriakos Ioannou and Stephen Leone on earning a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for their photonics and laser project. This exciting, cutting-edge project is the college’s first advanced technological educational grant and demonstrates our academic excellence in service to students.
More good news from Phi Theta Kappa: PTK advisor Robin Graff has been named a distinguished advisor for the New York Region, and Ashleigh Riley has been named a distinguished chapter officer. Kudos to both!
Gearing up for the season, the Vikings baseball team spent spring recess in Fort Pierce, Florida, for a series against rivals such as UCONN Avery Point, Kirkwood, and Bethany College. The team ended its Florida series 8-1! For news about our baseball team and all of our athletic teams, check the athletic department’s new website at http://www.gowccvikings.com. Come to a game to support our student athletes!
Today, several administrators chatted with students at the “She’s Got Power” meet and greet in the Student Center. Administrators shared their career paths with students and spoke about what motivated them to select their chosen fields. This event, part of our Week of Womanhood: Living Beyond the Definition, was in celebration of Women’s History Month.
We hosted our Achieving the Dream Leader Coach Dr. Mary Fifield and Data Coach Dr. Donna Javonovich for a two-day intensive review of our progress on a range of initiatives. Thanks to those who attended the focus groups and open session. If you attended the open session, you heard a presentation on ATD’s Institutional Change Assessment Tool, a survey and town hall meeting that our coaches have urged us to do during their fall 2017 visit, which is October 5-6. You can learn more at http://achievingthedream.org/about-us/our-approach.
We look forward to welcoming the four finalists for the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Janice Adams sent an announcement with information on the finalists and the interview schedule. Your participation and input during the screening process is critical for ensuring multiple perspectives are considered.
Dr. Belinda S. Miles