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Rising Ground site, Yonkers, NY
Courtesy of the City of Yonkers

The Yonkers mayor is calling on SUNY to establish a community college campus in the city.

Moderna vaccine
Courtesy of Rockland County government

A building at Westchester Community College is now a temporary vaccination facility.

Courtesy of Metallica and Westchester Community College

A heavy metal band is partnering with Westchester Community College to support career and technical education programs.

Vassar College Lays Out Fall Semester Plans

Jul 3, 2020
Vassar College
Courtesy of Vassar College

A private college in Dutchess County, New York, is one of the latest schools to announce its blueprint for the fall semester amid COVID-19. 

SUNY Delhi, WCC Sign Transfer Agreement

Oct 30, 2019

There’s a new transfer agreement that includes a community college in the Hudson Valley.


A former basketball coach of a community college in the Hudson Valley has been indicted on charges he used forged transcripts to help star players transfer to NCAA Division I colleges.

WCC Names New President

Nov 7, 2014

For the first time in more than four decades, a community college in New York will have a new president. 

DCC Names New President

Jun 18, 2014
Courtesy of Dutchess Community College

A community college in the Hudson Valley is getting a new president.

WCC President Announces Retirement

Nov 8, 2013
Courtesy of Westchester Community College

The nation’s longest-serving community college president is retiring.

Westchester Community College President Dr. Joseph Hankin announced his retirement after serving as the college’s president for 42 years. Patrick Hennessey is the college’s spokesman.

WCC CSEA Pickets Over Lack Of Contract

May 22, 2013
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VALHALLA – Some 60 members of the Westchester Community College CSEA picketed at the Valhalla-based school late Tuesday afternoon over the lack of a new contract for four years.  The union represents 300 support personnel.

Unit President Carol Ann Zavarella said county government and college administration are “playing politics” with the union members and said they are frustrated.

“It has been since 2009 that we have had a cost of living increase, we’ve had any new staff, all of our college lines vacated by early retirement have been left vacant,” Zavarella said.

Bill Clinton To Speak At Westchester Community College

May 17, 2013
Photo by University photographer Mark Schmidt

Former President Bill Clinton will speak in his home county of Westchester Saturday, to raise money for student scholarships.

While Clinton is at Westchester Community College in Valhalla Saturday afternoon, he will receive a State University of New York Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. And as Executive Director of the college’s foundation Eve Larner explains, the event is more than solely a fundraiser for student scholarships.

Clinton last spoke at the college in 2005.