WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester Community College’s Student Leadership and Professional Development Program held its annual celebratory dinner recently.
The event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains was attended by program graduates, faculty, college administrators and Dan Black, director of recruiting for Ernst & Young.
“We were very fortunate to have someone of Dan’s caliber come here to meet with our students,” said professor Carolyn Christesen, co-director of the college program.
“As a college student, it feels great to have a representative from one of the world’s most prominent accounting firms here. We really appreciate Dan for all his support,” Ken Arias said. “He is very impressive and knowledgeable, and he really changed the way I see the accounting profession.”
This year’s graduates of the college program were: Kyria Aho, Emre Ayanoglu, Kevil Carpintero Bernal, Emily Eliseo, Nadi Erroja, Lizbeth Falsetti, Pasquale Franciosa, Denis Galdamez, Ryan Haslauer, Sandra Henriques, Gabriela Montoya, Mariana Reis, Alejandra Saavedra Marin, Ashley Salazar, Khalil Saleh, Kunjae Shin, Elva Toovey, Giuliana Villafuerte, Magaly G. Zambrano and Amy Jianping Zeng.
The Student Leadership and Professional Development Program is a co-curricular program for business students, nurturing their leadership skills and encouraging professional development. The program focuses on developing competencies that are not typically taught in a classroom setting: goal-setting, etiquette, communication, values and other soft skills. The program also requires that participants hold a leadership role for at least one year.