Photos from the Native Plant Center’s 20th Annual Native Plant Sale.
Westchester Community College has signed a new transfer agreement with Iona College, allowing students who complete their studies at Westchester Community College to matriculate into Iona College with junior standing.
Unlike many other “articulation agreements” between educational institutions, this will guarantee transfer admission to graduates with a 2.5 grade point average or better with a maximum of 64 credits applied toward the completion of the Bachelor’s degree at Iona.
“Such agreements truly help our students move on toward real opportunities in the classroom and the workplace as they transition from graduation here to bachelor’s degrees at Iona and subsequent careers in their chosen fields,” says Dr. Belinda S. Miles, President, Westchester Community College. “As we seek to simplify and redesign the student experience, this agreement makes it easier for our students to move on in their journeys toward success,” she adds.
“We are seeking to knock down barriers,” says Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, President, Iona College. “True economic mobility will be achieved as we move students on a pathway from associate’s degrees to bachelor’s degrees and then into the workforce. This agreement aligns faculty in the two institutions and helps students achieve more while having an impact on the greater community,” he adds.
The “two plus two” agreement makes it simpler for students to move on from the first two years of education (Westchester Community College) to the second two years (Iona College).
In addition, the agreement will also be honored if Westchester Community College students transfer to Iona prior to completing their associate’s degree studies. If they subsequently take the required classes at Iona, they would earn their associate’s degrees through the reverse transfer process.
Part of this new agreement is the commitment to create and award the Iona College/Westchester Community College Pathways Transfer Scholarship in order to encourage students to take advantage of this new partnership. In addition to this new scholarship for students who maintain satisfactory academic progress after transferring to the college, Iona will continue to offer several merit based scholarships to other transfer students.
The 2019 edition of International Voices has now been delivered to various locations around campus, including the HAAB mailroom, the Library, the Academic Support Center, and the Welcome Center. We do still have limited copies available, so please let me know by reply to this email if you would like to special order some for display in your area.
An electronic version is now available on the college website at https://www.sunywcc.edu/CMS/wp-content/uploads/IV/International_Voices_2019.pdf.
Congratulations to all of the wonderful students who contributed to this year’s issue. We really do have some amazing talent at Westchester Community College!
Kent Trickel, Associate Professor
English, Reading and ESL Department
Academic ESL Coordinator | Abeles Endowed Chair for Distance Learning
Kent.Trickel@sunywcc.edu | GTW S233D | (914) 606-8509
Joe Cooke, director of the Yonkers Extension Center, has been named a 2019 “40 under 40” Rising Star by the Business Council of Westchester. The 40 winners represent a group of accomplished young professionals in government, education, business, healthcare and other fields who have made significant contributions to the county and who demonstrate even greater promise. These are people to “keep your eyes on”.
Joe has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the field of higher education administration during his tenure at Westchester Community College. His entrée into higher education began in student services at Mercy College and he continues to live a “student first” philosophy in his administrative role as Director of the Yonkers Extension Center. That, coupled with extensive community outreach throughout Yonkers and strong management skills, has served the college, the Yonkers Center and our students very well.
“Photography, Sculpture/Ceramics and Jewelry” Exhibition Opening featuring artists from the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts
WHITE PLAINS, April 12, 2019 – Westchester Community College Center for the Arts is pleased to present an exhibition displaying student work in photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. Now on view at the Westchester Gallery from April 22 through May 3. Opening Reception, Wednesday, April 24, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m..
Please view the wonderful work by talented students who attend classes at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts. The work ranges from large-scale woodcarvings to intricate metalwork and jewelry. The Center will be awarding four individual certificates to jewelry students who have completed the Westchester Community College Non-credit Jewelry Fabrication Certificate. These students will also have their body of work on display for viewing. We invite you to come and see the exhibition, speak to the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions about the upcoming summer programs and classes in the Arts.
Westchester Community College Center for the Arts
Since its founding in 1926, Westchester Community College Center for the Arts (formerly Westchester Art Workshop) has provided the Westchester community the opportunity to explore and expand its creativity, gain an education and explore local artists working in the visual arts. From the most traditional methods to the most cutting-edge technology, the Center is dedicated to providing education in the arts and craft media, supporting the notion that the arts and creativity are fundamental to life.
196 Central Avenue (at the Westchester County Center)
White Plains, NY
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kaitlyn Bestenheider, an alumna of our Cybersecurity program who went on to complete her master’s degree in Computer and Information Security/Information Assurance at Pace University, received the Rising Leadership Award at the 2019 Women in CyberSecurity Conference for her collaboration with the National Cyber League. The award was presented In appreciation for her contribution to Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) and for supporting the WiCyS mission of recruiting, retaining, and advancing women in cybersecurity careers.