Division of Legal Studies – President’s and Dean’s Lists Event Dear ASA Community, Join us for our President’s and Dean’s Lists event. The Division of Legal Studies would like to congratulate our students from the Criminal Justice and Paralegal programs who have made the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 Semesters. At ASA we understand how hard our students work to balance school, job and family responsibilities, which makes this achievement all the more meaningful. When: Dec...
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Saratoga Springs, New York, NY – On an overcast afternoon in Brooklyn, NY, seven PTK students, two staff members/PTK advisors from ASA College, packed a van and headed upstate to their first-ever trip to the annual Phi Theta Kappa Regional Convention held this year in Saratoga Springs, NY on Friday, March 16.
ASA has never been involved in an academic event on such a big scale. This was the first time that ASA students and staff worked together to attend a New York State Regional Convention. Leena Rodriguez, Business Student and PTK President for the Beta Rho Chi Chapter, was so excited by the convention and the networking opportunities, said that “our next mission is to create a Beta Rho Chi Alumni Chapter here at ASA College.” “It’s a brand new experience for me,” said Jaime Vargas, an Allied Health student and PTK member/officer, “this is something I will remember for as long as I live.” Desrene Smith, Criminal Justice student and PTK member/officer said “success is achieved through hard work and labor.” Cynthia Cruzado, Allied Health student and PTK member, felt that this convention reminded her of the following quote that her father advised her to live by “don’t judge people on other people’s opinion—judge others on your own”
On Friday night, the PTK Regional officers held their first general session meeting. Guest speaker Dr. Michael Dealy, a psychology teacher at Queens College and Fordham University, was quoted during his speech “schools should be communities of learners that include everyone in the building; we all learn together, on occasion the teacher will have more information than the students, when that occasion arises, the teacher will share, and vice-versa”. Joe Cooper, Criminal Justice student and PTK Member/officer, wanted to go on the record as saying “In order to have friends you must first be a friend.”
The following day, during the Awards Luncheon, ASA received two awards. The pinnacle award is for recognition of creating a chapter and academic excellence and the five-star chapter development plan award is for involvement in annual regional and/or international conventions. Dean Jackson was surprised with the number of awards that ASA College and the other colleges received. He said “this is amazing to see how many people volunteer and dedicate their time to a cause that means so much and rewards you in the process.” Some of the other colleges that attended the regional convention were BMCC, La Guardia, Monroe College (the Bronx and New Rochelle campuses), and Queensboro Colleges.
The students did meet with ASA College President Alex Shchegol and Provost Dr. Alexander Agafonov before the trip to Saratoga. The students were grateful to both of them for sponsoring the trip. Dr. Agafonov praised the students for their hard work and thanked them for starting a new yearly tradition at ASA College. Dean Jackson felt that “these are our model students and that a great experience was shared by all.”
Conversation Club Dear ASA students, join us for our Conversation Club! This is a free group meeting for our ESL students from levels B, C & D, who do not speak English as their first language. You can improve your English knowledge, meet new people, and practice speaking in a relaxed environment. You are welcome to join us from the comfort of your own home. (Your family members and Pets are also welcome!). 🙂 Host: Professor Darius Saczuk When: Every Monday, from...
Grammar Club Dear ASA students, join us for our Grammar Club! Our Grammar Club helps ESL students from levels A & B practice basic grammar and communication skills through fun activities. Host: Professor Lucy Sedhom When: Every Thursday, starting on 12/3/2020, from 12pm to 1pm via Zoom. For more information, please email Elena Akbacheva at firstname.lastname@example.org.