F E A T U R E S T O
1, 466 Receive Degrees
99th CNR Commencement at Radio City Music Hall
Commencement Address was delivered to the CNR graduates by Dr.
Norman C. Francis, President of Xavier University.
99th Commencement Exercises of The College of New Rochelle took
place Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Radio City Music Hall.
The College conferred 1,466 baccalaureate
and master’s degrees
on CNR students who graduated from the School of Arts &
Sciences, School of Nursing, School of New Resources, and Graduate
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Graduates Give Gift to Rebuilding of Xavier
central part of its Commencement celebration this year, CNR launched
fundraising effort to assist in rebuilding efforts at Xavier University in New Orleans, which sustained extensive damage
from Hurricane Katrina.
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Castle Gallery Marks 25th Anniversary
On Saturday, May 20, 2006, more than 150 people came together on the
Main Campus to mark the 25th Anniversary of
the Castle Gallery. The reception was held in Leland Castle
Parlors, which were beautifully decorated for the evening with a
of exhibit posters, postcards, and programs that spanned the
Gallery's 25 years. Above: Shirley Jones Harris (c.) and guest pose by
a poster of the 2002 exhibit she curated, A Tribute to African-American Inventors
NY State Assemblyman
George Latimer and New Rochelle City Councilman Michael Boyle were on
hand to present proclamations marking May 20 as
Castle Gallery Day in New
Rochelle. Left to right: George Latimer, NYS
Assemblyman; Ellen Curry Damato, Executive Vice President at CNR;
Jennifer Zazo, Director of the Castle Gallery; and New Rochelle City
Councilman Michael Boyle.
Planting Ceremony Remembers SNR’s Corinne Olensky
Members of the College Community gathered on Friday, May 5, 2006 on the
Main Campus for a Tree Planting Ceremony in memory of Corinne
Olensky, a long-time member of the School of New Resources staff who
died this past year. The site chosen was directly behind the
Castle near the Rose Garden.
CNR Offers Summer
for High School Students m o r e
C N R S T U D E N T N E W S
Students Show Successes to College Community
the Women’s Studies Committee sponsors the Celebration of Student
Achievement to honor the accomplishments of students in all majors and
disciplines in the School of Arts & Sciences. Fourteen students
made presentations on Thursday, May 4, 2006 in
the Student Campus Center.
SNR Co-Op City Campus Hosts Prayer Service
for Class of 2006
In celebration of the graduating Class of 2006, the Office of Campus
Ministry presented a special Interfaith Prayer Service on Sunday, April
23, 2006, at the Co-op City Campus of the School of New
Resources. Above: Helen Wolf, Director of Campus Ministry
and CNR’s Gospel Choir.
Winners All! Athletes Celebrate Season with
The College's annual Sports
Awards Banquet was held on Thurday, May 11, 2006. Keynote remarks were
CNR alumna Dawn Cillo SAS’87 (r.), who was recently voted by the NCAA
as one of the top 25 players in Division III history. Photographed here
with Dawn Cillo are Kathy LeVache, CNR's former Athletic Director; and
Harold Crocker, Athletic Director at CNR.
SNR Students March Proudly in Bronx Puerto
Rican Day Parade
CNR alumnae/i, faculty, students, and staff
from the School of New Resources participated in this year's Bronx
Puerto Rican Day Parade, held on Sunday, May 21, 2006.
School of Arts & Sciences Honor
Students Summer Internships
A number of SAS Honors Students will have interesting and scholarly
this summer. Some of students and their projects are: Binh Phong SAS’08 will spend her summer working as a
research assistant at Cytec
Industries, Inc., in the lab with polymer chemists; Megan Skrip SAS’07
will be an undergraduate fellow with the Environmental Protection
Agency’s Greater Research Opportunities program in Edison, New Jersey, assisting in the regional water quality
surveying aquatic diversity in watershed streams and lakes; Shonda
Gaylord SAS’08 will take part
in the REU at Harvard University,
School of Biological Sciences; Dymonique Colon SAS’09 will intern with
the Fresh Air Fund as a Station Aid; Olamide Okoduwa SAS’08 will intern
at the accounting firm of Stuart A. Ditsky in Manhattan.
F A C U L T Y / S T A F F F O C U S
Professor James Allen, Instructional
Staff at the SNR Brooklyn Campus, has been appointed to the Advisory
Board of the Greenwood Press project entitled, “The African-American
Experience.” Professor Allen is also the Vice President of Africans
Helping Africans, Inc. This organization prepares African-American
students to accept medical school scholarships at the University of
Havana in Cuba.
Dr. Ken Doka, Professor of
Gerontology in the Graduate School, recently published “Caring for the
Carer: The Lessons of Research” in the Autumn, 2006, issue of Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of
Grief and Bereavement; “Grief: The Constant Companion of
Illness” in Anesthesiology Clinics,
2006; and “Help in the Hour of Need” in the April issue of Lutheran Witness.
The Graduate School’s
Assistant Dean/Co-Sponsored Programs, Dr.
George Robinson, recently published The Coral Reef, a collection of
underwater photos of the coral reef off Key Largo taken by Dr. Robinson
his wife Janet. The book was published by Richard C. Owen Publishers
and is for grade three guided readers.
Dr. Amy Bass, Assistant Professor of
History and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts &
Sciences, recently published, “Objectivity Be Damned, or Why I Go to
the Olympic Games: A Hands-On Lesson in Performative Nationalism” in
the South Atlantic Quarterly.
Dr. Bass’ article was in a special issue entitled “The Pleasure
Principle” and included pieces from the top thinkers in the world on
sports and culture. The South
Atlantic Quarterly is one of the premiere journals of cultural
studies, published by Duke University Press.
A L U M N A E / I N E W S
CNR Alumna named
Administrator of the Year
Ellen Breyer SAS'70 has
Administrator of the Year by the American College of Treatment
Administrators. Ellen is the president and CEO of the Hazelden
Foundation, a national leader in drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
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