Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CW's Commitment to Military Members, Veterans and their Families

CW's Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, Dr. Warren Rosenberg, was invited to share the mic with Chair of the CW's Military Advisory Board, Ken Kraetzer, on Ken's BlogTalk Radio show on Thursday, September 18.  Warren is featured in minutes 9-17.  Ken hosts the West Point Football Report, among a myriad of other military member and veteran related service activities.  Thought you might enjoy a listen!  Thanks to Ken for all you do for our military members, veterans and their families.

CW's service to military families is small but mighty.  In addition to maintaining our Military Advisory Board, CW is Servicemembers Opportunity College, designated as a Military Friendly College, and participates in the Yellow Ribbon program for veteran students who have completed at least 36 months in the military.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary post-secondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Military Friendly Schools® are the top 20% of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students.

CW is a Yellow Ribbon participant, offering up to $6000 an academic year in supplemental funding to those Veterans who qualify for the full Post-911 benefit.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Fall and Welcome to the new College of Westchester website and President's blog!

Hello and happy Autumn!  Another school year has begun.  Of course, that is a misnomer at CW as we have classes starting quite often all year round.  Because of our commitment to academic, student service and technological opportunities to meet our students where and when they attend classes, we offer a variety of online, hybrid, and classroom based courses. Visit our website and check it out!

Being involved with development of CW's online division in these past few years, it continues to be important to me and our CW team for students have an excellent and successful educational experience in each and every course they take.  Students give us feedback which we utilize to make the experience more intuitive and meaningful. 

Our academic advisors and success coaches, our faculty and staff are all on board to help our students become polished professionals, to graduate and move on to many other professional successes and a solid career path.

Next stop, graduation!  Enjoy some clips from our 2014 Commencement Ceremony last May.