News & Announcements

  • Students Create Eye-Catching Signage

    Walk through Building B at our Center for Career Services and you'll see the incredible work of our Commercial Art students, whose creativity can be seen in the form of vinyl wraps currently on display in various areas of the building.

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  • Join our Cisco Academy Networking Program information sessions!

    Learn about our Cisco Academy Networking Program on Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., in Building B on our Career Services campus, 65 Grasslands Road, Valhalla. Register here! 

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  • Students at Tappan Hill School "Lend a Helping Hand"

    Tappan Hill students learned the value of lending a hand around their school during the month of January, a reflection on the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Southern Westchester BOCES Congratulates Region's Reward Schools

    Southern Westchester BOCES congratulates region's newly identified Reward Schools.  

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  • Mother of 2 thanks SWBOCES for helping her set example for kids

    Lisa Wilson-Patrick, a 40-year-old mother of two, is thankful to SWBOCES for allowing her to set a positive example for her children, ages 6 and 15.

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  • Second Quarter Breakfast Celebrates Students' Achievements

    At the Center for Career Services' second-quarter breakfast, several students received awards for their high academic performance. 

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  • Students Get Ready for SkillsUSA Competition

    Students in Christine Ireland's Architecture/Interior Design/3D Art class were practicing the steps necessary to compete successfully in the upcoming SkillsUSA competition, to take place in March. The activity was being done in conjunction with SkillsUSA Day 2018. 

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  • Students Avail of Work-Based Learning Hours Through Collaboration with YWCA

    Students in our Cosmetology Program at the Center for Career Services are getting valuable work-based learning hours through a special collaboration with the YWCA in White Plains. 

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  • Students Learn from Visit to Automotive Technology Center

    A class visit to the Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center at Rockland Community Center gave BOCES auto students a peek into the school's well-respected associate's degree program in automotive technology. 

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  • Sound Production Students Will Learn from New Digital Drum Set

    Students in the BOCES Sound Production Program at the Center for Career Services will benefit from a digital drum set that was purchased recently. 

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  • Auto Students Bring Back Coveted Prizes

    Two teams of automotive technology students did their teachers proud after they competed and won a fifth and sixth place at the Westchester/Rockland Regional Automotive Technology Competition in early January. 

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  • Auto Students Work Toward Careers in the Industry

    Making a career for themselves in the auto industry is on the minds of our students as they sit for the ASE exam. 

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  • Drum Performance Helps Students Get Creative

    Architectural students had some help getting creative, thanks to a drum performance held in their class Jan. 29. 

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  • SWBOCES, Questar collaborate on future assessments

    Southern Westchester BOCES was chosen to host educators from throughout the region to collaborate with Questar Assessment on a three-day item-writing workshop.

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  • Sharing and Caring the Theme of Special Assembly

    Students at the Tappan Hill School enjoyed a special assembly at their school Jan. 22 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Day and to reinforce the importance of sharing and caring. 

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Fashion Students Strut their Stuff at Westchester Community College Runway Show

What would fashion designers do if the only fabric available was from old jeans?

That’s exactly what students from Carmen Galiano’s Fashion Design/Merchandising class did as a class project earlier this semester that also featured in Westchester Community College’s “Future Fashion” runway show and exhibition April 27.

Eight students modeled their recycled denim designs in the annual show, which is sponsored by the Fashion and Style Society Club of WCC.

They included Matt Carrella, Sandra Ukaegbu, and Raven Logue, New Rochelle High School; Dylan Ciriclio, Westlake High School; Malaika Nasimok, Ardsley High School; and Shalena Soto, Rose Tumminelli and Darrien Whitten, Woodlands High School in the Greenburgh School District. 

Anakaren Barajas, from New Rochelle High School, was behind the scenes as dresser and stylist assisting Ms. Galiano with the line-up and formations on the catwalk.

"This is great experience for students to see how fashion shows work," said Ms. Galiano, during the rehearsals.

The class collected over 80 pairs of old denim jeans from the staff on campus as well as from others so that they could get the project off the ground.

“The idea was, how do you turn old jeans into high fashion and make them couture-like?” Ms. Galiano explained.

The project fit perfectly into WCC’s runway show, with its theme focused on the fashion of the future.

“This is what the future could look like,” said Ms. Galiano, referring to the possibility of there not being the usual resources available to shoppers, which would leave them with no choice but to fashion new garments from old clothing.

Students in the Cosmetology Program were instructed to create a dark, smoky look for each of the participants in keeping with the fashion show’s futuristic theme.