A R O U N D C N R
Kelly Brennan Named Director of Alumnae/i
Kelly Brennan was
recently named the new Director of Alumnae/i
Relations, succeeding Eileen Niedzwiecki. Kelly comes to the College
from SUNY Purchase, where she was the Director of Alumni Affairs. Prior
to working at Purchase, she was in Alumni Affairs at Columbia
University. She also has held various positions in student services and
fundraising and served as a consultant for the Fire Department of New
York after the September 11 tragedy. A graduate of Iona College, Kelly
received her master’s degree in higher education administration from
New York University.
College Wins Award
received a 2005 Clarion Award in the Special Print
Communications category from the Association of Women in Communications
for its publication Celebrating a
Century of Wisdom for Life 1904-2004.
The Clarion Awards recognizes the best works from all communications
fields. Entries are judged against the work of their peers in size and
New Rochelle Fire Department
Uses CNR Buildings for Training Purposes
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School of Nursing Receives
$25,465 Promise of Nursing
for New York School Grant m
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12th Annual High School Women
Artists Exhibit Begins in October m
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is joined by Dr. James Schleifer, Dean of Gill Library, and Sr. Mary
Virginia Orna, Professor of Chemistry, School of Arts & Sciences,
both celebrating 35 years of dedicated service to The College of New
President Meets with
Faculty & Staff at Opening of Fall Semester m
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Nearly 40 Faculty and Staff
Celebrate Service Anniversaries m
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The Third Annual CNR
Community Service Day will be held October 12th.
Faculty, staff, students and alumnae/i are invited to take part in a
day of service. For more information, email Helen Wolf in Campus
C N R S T U D E N T N E W S
year's Student Activity Day was held in the Student Campus
Center where new students were introduced to the many clubs and
activities at CNR.
One of the many tables on display was Campus Ministry's. CNR Chaplain Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM Cap. and Director
of Campus Ministry Helen Wolf were there to welcome new members
and answer any questions the students had about their organization.
Freshmen Arrive on Campus
& Receive Free Dell Laptop Computers
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CNR Invites Hurricane Victim
Students to Apply m o r e
F A C U L T Y / S T A F F F O C U S
Gamble, Professor of Communication Studies in the Graduate
School, co-authored two textbooks with her husband, Michael. The first
was the 8th edition of their best-selling text Communication Works, now
in its 25th year and published by McGraw Hill. The second book was a
new work: Contacts: Interpersonal
Communication in Theory, Practice,
and Context, published by Houghton Mifflin.
Dr. Kenneth J. Doka,
Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School,
will be honored this month as “Man of the Year” by Hospice Iinc. of
Dutchess, Ulster, and Greene Counties. This past year, Dr. Doka was one
of three editors of the book entitled, Ethical Dilemmas at the
In the spring semester, Dr.
Frank Rizza, Assistant Professor of Career
Development in the Graduate School Department of Career Counseling,
semester earned a certification as a Rational Emotive Behavior Sexual
and Relational Therapist, from the Albert Ellis Institute.
Dr. Amy Bass, Assistant
Professor of History in the School of Arts
& Sciences, participated in AmericaSpeaks/Global Voices, part of
Clinton Global Initiative held in September in New York City. m o r e
Dr. Susan Canning, Professor
of Art History in the School of Arts &
Sciences, has curated this year’s opening exhibit in the Castle
Gallery, R3: Reading ‘Ritin
‘Rithmetic, 30 Years Later. m o r e
Dr. Cristina DeGennaro,
Associate Professor of Art in the School of
Arts & Sciences, participated in a Senior Artist Residency for
Mid-Career Artists at the Oregon College of Art and Craft over the
summer. She also gave a public slide presentation on her work and an
open studio lecture as part of the residency program.
Dr. Michael Grabowski,
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts in the
School of Arts & Sciences, presented papers at the Eastern
Communication Association in April on, “Appealing to the Young
Non-Voter: Michael Moore’s Slacker Tour,” “Teaching as an Ecological
Activity,” and “Greater Expectations in News Media Research:
A L U M N A E / I N E W S
Hancock ’65 was selected by The Committee of 200 (C200), an
organization of top women business owners and corporate leaders, as the
recipient of its ninth annual Technology Innovator Luminary Award.
Hancock is the former Chairwoman and CEO of Exodus Communications. The
award was presented on September 24 at the Museum of Modern Art in San
Francisco, in conjunction with C200’s annual conference.
Former president of
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Dr.
Regina M. Duffy ’41 was honored in June 2005 with the naming of the
college’s Administration Building in her honor. Dr. Duffy served as
NCCC president from 1968 to 1985.
Message Board on Hurricane Katrina
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