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F E A T U R E  S T O R Y

70th Annual Alumnae/I College Weekend

CNR celebrated its 70th annual Alumnae/i College Reunion over the June 6-8 weekend.  Graduates of The College of New Rochelle, including the Class of 1983 pictured above, returned to campus for a weekend of fun and remembrances. 

Angela Merica Medal recipients pictured with President Sweeny are l. to r.: Marcelle Willock ’58,  Sally O’Hagan Fisher ’43,  Mary Keenan Hart ’58, and Jane Perkinson ’63.   List of 2008 Awardees

A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

"The College of New Rochelle gave me more than just a first-rate education. CNR prepared me to handle life's challenges both big and small, taught me how to work successfully as a part of a community and be a leader and the importance of giving back. CNR gave me the wisdom to recognize the difference between failure and opportunity and had a profound impact in shaping my character and making me the person I am today."

Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson
SAS ’74, GS ‘02
Partner, Thompson & Bender
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A R O U N D  C N R

CNR Alumnae Network at Hearst Tower

Valerie Salembier SNR’73 hosted the second CNR Women’s Networking Breakfast Forum at the Hearst Tower in New York City on June 4, 2008.  Salembier, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Harper’s Bazaar, offered a presentation on “The Magazine Marketplace:  How to Get  your Covers to Sell.” Afterwards, the group was treated to a tour of the Harper’s Bazaar American Fashion: 75 Years of Headlines & Hemlines.

The next breakfast will be held at The New York Times on September 16, 2008.  The 2009 breakfast is scheduled for January 27 at Time Inc. This series provides CNR professional women in the NYC area the opportunity to network and discuss issues of interest concerning the College. 

Freshman Summer Orientation Held on Main Campus

Summer Orientation 2008 for new CNR students starting this fall in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Nursing was held over the summer on the main campus in New Rochelle. Students attending the two-day sessions registered for classes, completed health forms, finished their housing application forms, and most of all, met faculty, staff, and other new students.

C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

CNR Student Profile

"I was an undergraduate here at CNR, and I just didn’t want to leave. It is such a wonderful and warm community of people."

Name: Jillian C. Ocasio
Year: 2009
Major: Literacy

School: Graduate School
Home Town: Bronx, N.Y.
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Students for a Sustainable Future EXPO

CNR students and faculty participated in the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) third annual Students for a Sustainable Future EXPO on April 30 at Pace University’s Goldstein Gym on the Pleasantville, New York campus.  CNR education students displayed materials (solar flashlights and a Q-drum) used to teach elementary students about environmental issues. This event was a follow up to the Focus the Nation “teach-in” held this winter at CNR.  Pictured (l. to r.) are: Melissa Audain ’09, Katrina Lockhard-Calandro ’09, Maria DiMattia  ’09, Natasha Narain ’08, Giovanna Caruso ’08, Adjunct Instructor, Eugenia Miller, and Dr. Diane Quandt, Associate Professor of Education in the School of Arts & Sciences, holding the mop!

CNR Students Attend Environmental Issues Forum

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli hosted a public forum on environmental issues in NY State at Pace University that was webcast to colleges and organizations all over New York. CNR students had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss environmental issues with Comptroller DiNapoli, as well as State Environmental Commissioner Pete Grannis and the leaders of the state’s top environmental advocacy nonprofits.

F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S

“Nursing students begin to see life in a different way and understand that it is a fragile gift. Being successful in the School of Nursing at CNR means that students have to be humanistic, smart, focused, serious, and willing to work very hard.”

Dr. Connie Vance, RN, EdD , FAAN
Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing
The College of New Rochelle
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Dr. Joan Arnold, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, has become President of Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF). The mission of NEF is to advance the profession of nursing through the promotion of graduate education. Dr. Arnold previously served as the Vice President of NEF. Recently, Dr. Arnold also gave a presentation at the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation regional Perinatal Centers Conference held on June 4, 2008. The presentation was entitled, “Perinatal Bereavement” and its focus was  identifying factors in establishing an effective hospital-based Perinatal Bereavement Program.

Dr. Amy Bass, Director Honors Program & Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts & Sciences, spoke at the New York Athletic Club on June 10, 2008. Her talk, "Why I Go to the Olympic Games:  A View from an Insider's Seat," focused on drawing comparisons between her own work on the black power politics of the Mexico City Olympic Games in 1968 and the upcoming Olympics in Beijing. This August Dr. Bass will serve as the Research Consultant to NBC in New York City for its broadcast of the 2008 Olympics.

Martha Counihan, OSU, Associate Professor of the Library/Archivist, published “Simeon Leland, Merchant Prince, and His Splendid Castle” in the winter 2008 issue of The Westchester Historian. The article was about Simeon Leland, a Vermont native who came to NYC in the 1830’s with his brothers and became well known for innovations in creating successful and “modern” hotels. The article also described CNR’s Leland Castle, Simeon’s elegant Gothic Revival New Rochelle home, its history as a private home, hunt club, series of schools, convent and “cradle” of The College of New Rochelle.

Margie Neuhaus, Associate Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, had an installation in the Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum on Long Island from June 7 to July 27, 2008.

Adrienne Wald, Director, Wellness Education & Programming, has received national certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. NCHEC's mission is to improve the practice of health education and to serve the public and profession of health education by certifying health education specialists, promoting professional development and strengthening professional preparation and practice.

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School of Arts & Sciences – School of Nursing
Theme: Be Well, Do Well
Transfer/2nd Degree
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 Castle Gallery
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ALL FIRED UP: A Celebration of Clay in Westchester County
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September 7 -
November 9, 2008
Opening Reception:
September 14, 2008

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October 2, 2008
Glen Island Harbour Club
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New Rochelle, New York
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The College of
New Rochelle
Seventh Annual
G O L F  &  T E N N I S
October 6, 2008

Wykagyl Country Club. New Rochelle, NY
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Brunch
12:00 noon Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m. Cocktails/Dinner
For more information,
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