CW News

Current and Future Accountants Meet at CW

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Adding new members and multiplying contacts is a very important mission for The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA.)

In an effort to achieve those goals, representatives of NABA and current members of the organization from CW, organized an event to network and meet the new members.

One of the guest speakers was Nelcol Philip, a NABA member and currently working as controller at Cresa New York, an international corporate real estate advisory firm. Nelcol felt at home when she approached the podium as she graduated from CW in 1995. “You need to have a passion for this career. With a degree in accounting you can get a job anywhere in the world because anyone needs an accountant,” said Nelcol.

Other speakers included Charles Bogguess representing NABA chapter in Westchester/Connecticut, and from The College of Westchester, Prof. Max Torres and Prof. Anne Bikofsky, also serving as faculty advisors at NABA.

The National Association of Black Accountants was founded in December 1969 to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders who shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. NABA, Inc. has over 5,000 members across the country and more than 49 chapters.

Celebrate Black History Month at CW

Monday, February 23, 2015

Kevin Howell, Managing Director at Anchor Strategy Group had an engaged audience of day college students at CW’s 2015 Black History Month celebration held in the Student Center. 

With strong international business, financial management, business strategy development and analytical expertise, Kevin formed Anchor Business Consultancy.  Anchor’s mandate is to help private businesses and governments to develop and navigate the nuances of changing and competitive market places, Kevin has worked with a number of business owners and government clients.   

Prior to Anchor Strategy Group, Kevin worked with two of the Big Four Accounting Firms in various capacities.  Listed among his awards and honors, he was Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Visionary Award recipient, 2015 and listed in Caribbean Life Magazine as one of the 40 under 40.

Also members from the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) made a presentation about successful leaders and musicians.

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CW Welcomes New and Returning Adult Students

Monday, February 23, 2015

CW welcomed our evening students during the Adult College Spring I New Student Orientation.

During the event students were greeted by our Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Warren Rosenberg, and Mary Beth Del Balzo, President and CEO. “CW is your oasis. When things get tough, remember that CW is the place that is helping you make your dreams come true,” said Ms. Del Balzo.

Other presentations included Dr. Judith Lilleston, Director of Student Success and Retention and Student Speaker Bequine Renee Clark.

Congratulations to Day Students of Semester!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Christian Evans (BBA)-Christian Evans is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Digital Media.  Christian currently has a 4.0 GPA and was awarded President’s List recognition in the prior semester.  Christian is a prior CW graduate, having earned his Associate degree in Digital Media in 2013.  Christian is currently a work study student at the White Plains YMCA, where he is able to put his skills to good use in their marketing department.  Christian is interested in developing his own multimedia production company, focusing on contemporary art, fashion, graphic design, and movies.  Christian is also planning to pursue a graduate degree at his dream school, the University of Miami, as, in his words, “they can’t tell me no with a 4.0!”  Christian would like to thank his former academic advisor, Antonia Croghan for “being the constant that helped me finish.” 

Lerika Hahn Abada (Associates)-Lerika is in the Digital Media Associate degree program with a specific interest in graphic design, and immigrated to the United States four years ago from the Philippines.  Lerika has a 4.0 GPA and was awarded President’s List recognition in the prior semester.  After completing her associate, Lerika plans on continuing in the BBA program here at CW with a concentration in Digital Media.  Upon completing her studies at CW, Lerika hopes to earn a master’s degree that will prepare her to own her own graphic design company.  Lerika would like to recognize her family for their support and Prof. Torres and her admissions counselor, Seloi Beckford, for their encouragement of her academic pursuits.

100 Years of Excellence

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The College of Westchester has reached its 100 year anniversary! This means thousands and thousands of CW graduates have graced the halls of virtually every company and organization in Westchester County, Rockland, Manhattan, Putnam, Bronx and Orange Counties and surrounding areas. Thousands of success stories, tens of thousands of families whose lives were made better by CW’s graduates’ choice to attend college, persist, work hard, graduate and find employment.

Back in the day, CW was called Westchester Commercial School, then Westchester Business School, then The Westchester Business Institute, and now The College of Westchester. Though the programs of study have changed to adapt to what the local and regional business community needs, one thing remains the same – CW prepares individuals for careers that really matter, that can help make them employable, better their professional earnings potential and enrich their lives.

Click here to view CW’s Historical Timeline

CW Welcomes New Day College Students

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The College of Westchester welcomes our Day Winter students. During orientation day students were greeted by our Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Warren Rosenberg. Students were given the opportunity to meet with faculty, hear from current students share their college life experiences at CW, and introduced to Moodle.