T H E  C O L L E G E  O F  N E W  R O C H E L L E   E - N E W S L E T T E R
V O L U M E  6  -  N U M B E R  2                                                                                   
F E B R U A R Y 2 0 0 9


F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S

More Than One Hundred  Students and Teachers
Attend Math Day at CNR

Dr. Maryam Hastings gave the keynote address at the second annual Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day for Girls held at CNR on February 13, 2009. Dr. Hastings, the Director and founder of the Marymount Science/Mathematics Workshop or High School Girls, currently teaches mathematics at Fordham University. Dr. Hastings, who received her Ph.D. from the University of Toledo in Topology, has authored numerous publications and has made presentations in the areas of topology, mathematics education, and women in math and science.


The special academic event featured math and science problem solving contests and a career panel. More than 100 students and 18 teachers from six local high schools participated in the all-day event sponsored by Con Edison.


Mathematics Days for High School Girls are intended to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics as they move from high school to college. This day is named in honor of Sonia Kovalevsky, a widely known Russian mathematician of the late 19th century who was a distinguished writer and advocate for women’s rights.


CNR Launches New Website

In January, The College of New Rochelle launched their new website. The Office of College Relations worked with Peapod Design of New Canaan, CT, to create the site. Check out the site at: www.cnr.edu.


A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

“After I graduated from CNR, I obtained a management position with an increase in salary of over $10,000 a year. That position took me to Columbia University Medical Center.  Without attending the Rosa Parks Campus of The College of New Rochelle, I would not have met the supportive academic family that assisted me with my life."

Dorothy Walker SNR'00
Coordinator for
Recruitment and Retention
HIV Vaccine Trials Unit
Columbia University
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CNR Women's Networking Breakfast

Attending the breakfast and seen here are (l.-r.) Brenna Sheenan Mayer, Pat Wiley SAS’72, Kelley Allen SAS’98, Betsy Donovan-Nolan SAS’79.

Kelley Allen SAS’98 hosted a CNR Women’s Networking Breakfast Forum in New York City on January 27, 2009. Kelley gave a presentation on the “Future of Publishing” as she is the Director, eBook Acquisition at The eBook Store from Sony. Twenty CNR alumnae/i attended the presentation. The purpose of the networking breakfast is for CNR professional women working in Greater New York City to discuss common issues relevant to their growth as leaders in their business community. The next breakfast for CNR alumnae/i will be on May 5, 2009.


A R O U N D  C N R

St. Angela Merici’s Feast Day Celebration

CNR Campus Ministry celebrated St. Angela Merici’s feast day on January 27, 2009 by inviting students, staff, and faculty to an “AngelaFest” featuring traditional food, music, a slide show, and games. Coordinated by Campus Ministry Director Helen Wolf, this special lunch was held in the Student Campus Center on the Main Campus.


CNR Students Receive National Ursuline Awards

As part of the AngelaFest celebration, CNR President Stephen J. Sweeny presented certificates to four students who are the 2009 recipients of the Student Service Recognition Program. This program is a national award sponsored by Ursuline Educational Services. With President Sweeny are (l. - r.) Rashmi George GS’11; Princy Philip SN’09; Sherly Mathew SAS’10 (not pictured - Norma David SN’09). On the right is Campus Ministry Director Helen Wolf.


Become a Member of the Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is open for use by students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i. For Membership Information, click here or contact Harold Crocker, Director of Wellness Center and Athletics, at (914) 654-5845 or hcrocker@cnr.edu.


C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

CNR Student Profile

"I actually have two professors that have made a great impact on me. One is Dr. Daniel Garcia and the other is Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico. As Hispanic professors, they both understand the importance and richness of the Latin-American and Caribbean culture and have taught me so much about it. "

Dianne S. Rios
Year: 2009
Major: International Studies
School: School of Arts & Sciences
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
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CNR Choir Performs At St. Patrick's Cathedral

On February 1, 2009, the CNR Gospel Choir sang at St. Patrick’s Cathedral again this year leading song for the Office of Black Ministry’s Mass to celebrate Black History Month.


Black History Month Celebration at Co-Op City Campus

On February 9, 2009, SNR's Co-Op City Campus featured a program that included drummers and dancers from the Piragramac Cultural Arts Center, founded and led by Lee “Aca” Thompson. Performances ranged from the young dancers in the “Youth Ensemble Performance to a tap routine by Thompson and Rosiland Barnes, and the program closed with the reading of a selection of poetry, written and performed by Richard Phinizy, author of Come to the Harvest, and Come to the Harvest and Join the Feast. The program was coordinated by Pearl Sullivan, Coordinator of Retention for the School of New Resources, and Dr. Kristine D’Onofrio Southard, Director of the Co-op City Campus of the School of New Resources.


CNR Students Celebrate Life with Senior Citizens
at Valentine’s Day Dance at the Doyle Center

CNR students and staff volunteered on February 13, 2009 at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center in New Rochelle at a Valentine’s Day Celebration. Pictured (l.-r.) are Mirham Rojas SAS’10 and Sabrina Morris SAS’09 posing with one of the center’s members.


CNR Students Lobby for Access to Higher Education in Albany

On February 10, 2009, CNR students travelled to Albany, New York, and joined over 1,000 students from more than 70 colleges and universities to meet with lawmakers to seek restoration of student and institutional aid programs. Making their case with New York State Assemblyman Michael Benedetto are (l. to r.) Prudence Tolliver SNR’10, Christine Locke SAS’11, Sky Allred SNR’12, Jacqueline De Ment SAS’12, Anyitsi Reynolds SNR’10, Jennifer Aybar SAS’11, Andrika Morant SAS’10.


Lisa Gressett SN’08 received the Veronica O’Day Leadership Award from Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society in Nursing, for her participation in The Nurses’ Network Program Project CHILDD. Lisa, a registered nurse, earned her bachelor’s degree at CNR and chose Project CHILDD as part of a senior clinical course. Project CHILDD is a monthly program held at the Pelham Art Center for children with developmental disabilities. Lisa’s preceptor for Project CHILDD, Dr. Anne Duval Frost, Associate Professor of Nursing, nominated Lisa for the award.



F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S


“The College of New Rochelle has a very generous financial aid and scholarship program. Our office is proactive in processing forms to ensure students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled. ”

Robin L. Marshall
Associate Director Financial Aid 
The College of New Rochelle
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Dr. Amy Bass, Associate Professor History and Director of the SAS Honors Program, published “Exploring the Wide World of Sports: Taking a Class to the (Virtual) Olympics” in Teaching American History, edited by Gary Kornblith and Carol Lasser (Bedford St. Martin’s, 2009).  According to the publisher, the book features “a set of thought-provoking essays from a wide range of top scholars that helps instructors of the U.S. survey consider pedagogy, assessment, re-centered narratives, ‘uncoverage,’ as well as textbooks and other course materials.“  According to one reviewer, "When you open this collection of articles, you’ll step into an exceptionally thoughtful, vivacious colloquy among college historians who practice active learning in infectiously creative ways.”


Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, was quoted in the February issue of O Magazine about “disenfranchised grief,” a term that he coined in 1985 where the pain of a significant loss is not openly acknowledged or socially supported. “Your ex-husband passes away, for example,” says Dr. Doka, “and your friends don’t see why it matters.” In the article Dr. Doka gives four ways to ‘claim your right to grieve’.


Dr. Marie Londrigan, Associate Dean in the School of Nursing, co-edited with Dr. Sandra Lewenson, Decision-Making in Nursing: Thoughtful Approaches for Practice. The book, published last fall by Bartlett Publishers, recently won the American Journal Book of the Year Award.


Dr. Barbara F. McManus, Professor Emerita of Classics, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Philological Association at the plenary session of their annual meeting held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 10, 2009. Dr. McManus was cited for her “generosity, vision, commitment, and numerous important contributions throughout her career.”


Dr. Lynn A. Petrullo, Professor of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences, presented her research on using student-produced animations in PowerPoint to teach and learn biology concepts at the New York University Faculty Research Network National Symposium on Defining and Promoting Student Success. The symposium was held at the University of San Francisco last November. Dr. Petrullo’s session was entitled, “Visual Learning in Science Education: Strategies for Promoting Engagement and Understanding.”


Dr. Frank T. Rizza, Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling and Career Development in the Graduate School, gave two presentations in the Canoe Creek Charter Academy in St. Cloud, Florida. Dr. Rizza spoke to multiple classes on “Teens, Drugs and Alcohol” on January 14, 2009 and on “Using Holland Codes to Help Find a Career Path” on January 12, 2009.  


Adrienne Wald, Director of Wellness Education, served as a volunteer running/walk coach and helped train 30 participants of the Westchester/Fairfield "Team Challenge" to run or walk in the ING Miami Half Marathon on January 25, 2009 and raise funds for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. The Team Challenge was featured in the Journal News, click here to read the article.

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Bayfront Fine Arts
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Integral Nursing:
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