Alumni, Come Back to the Classroom | Homecoming Weekend Workshops

Alumni, Come Back to the Classroom | Homecoming Weekend Workshops

Missing the days of being part of vibrant discussions in a Concordia classroom? Here's your chance to experience it again during Homecoming weekend.

These custom workshops, taught by current Clipper staff and faculty are free of charge. 

Saturday, October 14 | 2 - 3pm

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Workshop 1 – Personal Finance with William Zambelli
Feth 201

William Zambelli served for eight years as the Chief Financial Officer at Concordia College prior to his retirement in 2014 – he also served during that time as a professor of Accounting and Finance. He has extensive experience in banking and public accounting, having worked for JP Morgan and Coopers & Lybrand.  Mr. Zambelli also served as accounting advisor to the Central Bank of Kyrgyzstan.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the Business School at Columbia University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.  Bill also serves on the boards of directors for several not-for-profit organizations.


Workshop 2 - Recognizing Mental Health Concerns in Adolescent Development with Elizabeth Geiling, MSED, LMHC Assistant Professor of Psychology, Concordia College New York
Feth 202

This workshop will focus on Adolescent Development from a physical, cognitive and emotional perspective. It will explore some of the risk factors that indicate poor mental health and poor overall functioning.  Learning to recognize the symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-harm and substance abuse can help avoid a crisis.

Elizabeth Geiling, MSED, LMHC, received her undergraduate degree from Concordia College New York. She received her Master’s degree and Professional Diploma in Counseling from Fordham University. Geiling holds a New York state license as a Mental Health Counselor as well as being a Certified School Psychologist, Guidance Counselor and Teacher. She currently serves as Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology at Concordia College New York, teaching courses in general, developmental, abnormal and counseling psychology. Her work experience includes college, community, and school counseling for individuals and groups. She serves as a Mental Health Counselor for the Lutheran Counseling Center at its sites in Bronxville, and at Advent in Manhattan. Her practice includes young children, adolescents, and adults.

Workshop 3 - Vintage Concordia: A look back at the history of Concordia, NY, with Travis Basso, Reference Librarian & Archivist, Concordia College New York
Yeager Room, Scheele Memorial Library

Drawing from a rich collection of archival materials, the presentation will trace the identity of Concordia College New York through the church, multiple relocations and college Presidents, and major changes both internally and globally. Vintage Concordia is an experience in visual and oral storytelling. "Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” (Marcel Proust)

Travis Basso ‘09, Concordia College archivist and Director of the Sluberski Film Series, will be presenting a historical “Then and Now” of Concordia College. As an undergraduate, Basso studied literature, writing, and visual arts. Since graduating, he has worked on numerous video productions in New York City, hosted an online radio show, and performed original music at venues throughout New York.  Travis is pursuing a degree in Digital Media through Concordia College New York.  His work as the college’s archivist has inspired new forms of expression for his passions in media and storytelling.