Saturday, December 17, 2011

Save The Children Contact Information

Dear WPRCA Member,

Thank you for attending our Holiday Event last night at The College of New Rochelle on December 15! We hope you enjoyed dinner at the beautiful Castle, as well as the presentation by Paul Grand Pre from Save the Children. For those who were not able to attend the program, please visit their website at for more information. A special thanks to The College of New Rochelle for sponsoring the event. We wish you and your family a very safe and Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WPRCA Holiday Party Dec 15 at CNR

Join us at our WPRCA Holiday Party
on December 15



SAVE THE CHILDREN is one of the leading non-profit organizations fighting poverty and hunger in 120 countries worldwide and 17 states in the U.S. It recognizes that health, education and economic opportunities are the foundations for a better life and its mission is to seek breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to seek immediate and lasting change in their lives.  Save the Children is one of Forbes 200 largest U.S. charities.  Many prominent actors and musicians are involved with the work of Save the Children and the Board is a cross-section of prominent leaders from business, education, media and other fields.  As counselors, it is important for us to be aware of organizations that address the needs of those less fortunate and to recognize the non-profit sector as an important part of the fabric of society and the opportunities that can be provided to students seeking careers in the non-profit and humanitarian fields.

Paul Grand Pre, our speaker, is the Senior Director of Board Relations and is responsible for Board communications,, relations and cultivation.  He also oversees Save the Children’s volunteer engagement programs.  He joined Save the Children after a successful career at Concordia College in Bronxville as Vice President for Institutional Advancement where he was in charge of development, external relations and marketing and public relations. Prior to that, he served on Wall Street for over 20 years in mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and strategic advisory services.  At UBS Paine Webber, he founded the mergers & acquisitions advisory practice in the Non-Profit Healthcare Group, working with health care systems, physician practices and HMOs.  He earned a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College and received an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar.  Paul continues to serve his alma mater as a volunteer for Bowdoin’s alumni interviewing network and as a fundraiser for his class reunions and annual giving.


29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, New York 10805
Maura Hall Ballroom for Meeting
Castle for Dinner Reception

Registration     3:30 PM
Program          4:30 PM
Dinner             5:45 PM

*Sponsored by The College of New Rochelle*

Current WPRCA Members: FREE
Non-WPRCA Members: One-Time Event Fee $10
Become a WPRCA Member for only $30/year!
If you need to RENEW your membership or would like to become a NEW member, please attend Early Registration from 3:30-4:30pm!

(If you haven’t already)
(914) 831-0466

Monday, November 14, 2011

Save the Date - WPRCA Holiday Party Dec 15 at CNR

 Dear WPRCA Member,

Thank you for attending our event at the Knollwood Country Club on November 10.  It was a great turnout! Thanks to The College of Westchester for sponsoring.  We hope you enjoyed the presentation by Dr. Charles Wilson and had a fulfilling dinner. A copy of Dr. Charles Wilson’s Report on College Counseling will be available on the WPRCA website shortly. We hope to see you at our Holiday Event on Thursday, December 15th at The College of New Rochelle. Official invitations are forthcoming so please Save the Date!

P.S. We have pride in making every event better so Comments/Suggestions are Welcome!

Best Regards,

Christine Louangsiyotha
WPRCA- Westchester, Putnam, Rockland Counseling Association
c/o The College of Westchester
325 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
F- 914-358-5340

Have a question about Membership? Please contact our Membership Coordinator, Lori Merante: (201) 967-9667 x1218

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Webinar from Deb Hardy has been rescheduled to November 9! Web Application and Tools for School Counselors

Deborah Hardy, EdD, and a longstanding WPRCA member,  will be doing a professional development webinar on School Counselor Central ( on November 9. There response to School Counselor Central throughout the US has been amazing by practicing school counselors and administrators.

If you would like to share the information below, please do as you see fit.  The webinar is free.  Click here to register.

Thank you!
 Web Application and Tools for School Counselors
Why do school counselors exist?  Learn about an exciting new web application and tool for school counselors.  School Counselor Central makes it simple and easy for school counselors to develop a comprehensive school counseling program through its components: foundation, management, delivery and accountability.  Create lessons with the ready to use templates aligned with the National Standards of School Counseling, or go to the shared library to search for an activity posted by a colleague!   Monitor student meetings, interventions, and weekly counseling services.  Utilize the reports section to discuss how to use data from school counseling activities to support professional development work and student achievement.  Search and share different resources located in the School Counselor Corner! < BR>
So much more to share in this webinar that will present why school counselors should all have School Counselor Central as a professional tool!  A tool created by a school counselor for school counselors.  Join us!


School Counselor Central: Web Application and Tools for School Counselors


Wednesday, November 9


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Thursday, November 3, 2011

meeting for new or untenured high school counselors presently working in a school.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
8 - 10 AM 
(light breakfast will be served)

Manhattanville College
East Library in Reid Castle
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577-2132

Please RSVP by November 5th:
 Susan Buchman: 

Enjoy a morning with other new colleagues and veteran counselors as we explore topics that are pertinent to the first few years on the job. 
Topics will include but not be limited to:
·        Responsibilities of the new counselor
·        Supervision
·        Observations
·        Contact with parents/guardians/families
·        College process
·        Building relationships with faculty and staff

We ask the counselors to bring ideas, questions, and concerns they have about being new in their position and we discuss in a roundtable type setting.

We look forward to seeing you and please RSVP if you are able to attend.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hot Topic - President Obama's Student Loan Plan

Click here to read the White House blog transcript of President Obama's plan for college affordability.  His plans and subsequent legislation and follow through will affect our students.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WPRCA Member Event - November 9, 2011, Untenured Counselors Meeting

Untenured Counselors Meeting

There will be a meeting for all new or untenured high school counselors presently working in a school.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
8 - 10 AM
(light breakfast will be served)

Manhattanville College
East Library in Reid Castle
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577-2132

Please RSVP to:
Susan Buchman:
Eileen Cawley: