Chastity serves as the leader of Continuing Education, fostering an entrepreneurial
and creative approach to meet community needs by developing innovative programs that
provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. In her role, Chastity
oversees Continuing Education strategies and a high-achieving team of coordinators
who manage a wide range of programs, which include industry-recognized career certifications,
personal enrichment courses, a Summer Youth program, an English as a Second Language
program, and community culinary classes.
Some of Chastity’s notable achievements include the creation of a cultural exchange
education program for Au Pairs, which brings students from around the globe to study
at HCCC, and the Annual Girls in Technology Symposium, which has received acclaim
for its impact on middle and high school girls who aspire to enter STEM fields. Additionally,
Chastity has developed a partnership framework for Continuing Education to collaborate
with local entrepreneurs and industry experts to deliver impactful, financially sustainable
courses and educational events. These include the Food Business Bootcamp with Hudson
Kitchen, NJ Cannabis business and career fairs with Cannademix, a printing series
with Guttenberg Arts, the Food and Wine Festival with Garden State Wine Growers Association,
and the Food Business Entrepreneurship program with Rising Tide Capital. She also
takes pride in organizing community events such as the HCCC Holiday Market to support
local small businesses.
As a teacher herself, Chastity is inspired by helping others break barriers to achieve
professional success. She believes in the value of lifelong learning and the importance
of sharing knowledge and expertise. Through her role as an instructor, Chastity teaches
courses on Online Business Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Strategies, and Critical
Thinking, providing students with the skills they need to thrive in today’s ever-evolving
world. In 2023 HCCC awarded Chastity the League Excellence Award for excellence in
community college teaching and leadership.
Chastity’s commitment to professional development extends beyond her work at HCCC.
She actively participates in various entrepreneurial communities and organizations,
sharing insights and strategies with fellow business owners and leaders. She is a
member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, the Digital First
Mastermind Community, and the Ossining Innovates! +WEDC Inclusive Entrepreneurship