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  • College Students Make 'Green Connection' With Academics And Business

    College Students Make 'Green Connection' With Academics And Business

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Students in Westchester Community College's newly formed Sustainability Club have been "thinking green" in more ways than one.The club's formation is the latest effort to improve sustainability and environmental consciousness on campus, while saving the school and local businesses considerable money. “It’s impressive to see the college’s commitment ...

  • Debt No More: New York Law Can Make Tuition Costs A Thing Of The Past

    Debt No More: New York Law Can Make Tuition Costs A Thing Of The Past

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- College students in New York State may not have to worry about school loans for much longer.The Excelsior Scholarship, passed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will provide tuition-free education to middle-class, New York residents coming from families making up to $100,000 and attending a four or two-year state college. Students attending schools such as ...

  • Westchester Community College Receives $1 Million Grant

    Westchester Community College Receives $1 Million Grant

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --Westchester Community College has received a pioneering, $1 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation through its 2016 Moving the Needle Competition.The Moving the Needle Competition provides funding for state and local governments and nonprofit organizations to implement evidence-based programs that “move the needle” on pressing social ...

  • Westchester Community College Sees Opportunity In 'Middle-Skill' Jobs

    Westchester Community College Sees Opportunity In 'Middle-Skill' Jobs

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Although neglected by many higher education programs, 'middle-skill' jobs are increasingly becoming a popular career path among college-age students. Understanding this necessity, Westchester Community College is catering to this unique sector of students and offering programs designed at maximizing earning potential.Middle-skill jobs are defined as positions ...

  • Westchester Community College Takes Home Small Business Award

    Westchester Community College Takes Home Small Business Award

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Westchester Community College Just Add One program, which assists small businesses in their efforts to expand, has received the Workforce Program Award from the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP).“We are proud of this recognition for an initiative which truly fits into our mission as a community college,” said Dr. ...

  • Westchester Community College Takes Home Small Business Award

    Westchester Community College Takes Home Small Business Award

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Westchester Community College Just Add One program, which assists small businesses in their efforts to expand, has received the Workforce Program Award from the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP). “We are proud of this recognition for an initiative which truly fits into our mission as a community college,” said Dr. ...

  • New Courses At Westchester Community College Examine Healthcare

    New Courses At Westchester Community College Examine Healthcare

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Ossining Extension Center of Westchester Community College is giving local residents the opportunity to continue their personal and professional growth by offering non-credit courses in the healthcare field. The Ossining Extension Center offers a variety of courses such as the Pharmacy Technician program which prepares students to enter the pharmacy field ...

  • Westchester Combats Drug Epidemic With Free Public Workshop

    Westchester Combats Drug Epidemic With Free Public Workshop

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- To help combat New York’s drug abuse problem, the Ossining Extension Center of Westchester Community College will host a training session on overdose prevention on Thursday, Oct. 27.Senator David Carlucci and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services -- or OASAS -- is sponsoring the free, public workshop, one of many they offer ...

  • Dr. Nicola Blake Named ACE Scholar at Westchester Community College

    Dr. Nicola Blake Named ACE Scholar at Westchester Community College

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.-- Dr. Nicola Blake has been named to the 2016-2017 American Council on Education -- or ACE -- Fellow program at Westchester Community College. During the upcoming academic year, she will be on the school's campus sharing her insight and knowledge.The ACE program provides an opportunity for an up-and-coming senior college staff member to gain on-the-job ...

  • Students Get Involved At Virginia Marx Children's Center

    Students Get Involved At Virginia Marx Children's Center

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- As a branch of Westchester Community College, Virginia Marx Children’s Center integrates student-teaching initiatives which allow for both students and teachers to learn from one another.The "Laboratory School" at Virginia Marx Children’s Center operates as a demonstration site for college students in the Early Childhood, Human Services and Dietetic ...

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