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F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S

College Community Celebrates
the Inauguration of Judith Huntington,
the 13th
President of The College of New Rochelle

Judith Huntington was officially inaugurated as the 13th president of The College of New Rochelle, at a ceremony held on October 14, 2011 at the New Rochelle campus attended by hundreds of faculty, alumnae/i, staff, students and leaders from the educational, business and political community.  m o r e

TO WATCH VIDEO of the Inaugural Ceremony, click here.
To read a full biography of Judith Huntington, click here.
For more information about Inaugural events, click here.


Inaugural Liturgy Highlights College History and Honors President Judith Huntington
The College’s long history was highlighted in the Inaugural Liturgy on October 13, 2011, through the use of a chalice which was given to the Foundress of the College, Mother Irene Gill, O.S.U., in 1929, and recently restored for use on this momentous occasion.  m o r e



Inaugural Dinner Reception Held at Glen Island Harbour Club

President Huntington at the inuagural dinner reception with husband Brad, daughter Amanda, and son Bradley.

An inaugural dinner reception was held at Glen Island Harbour Club on October 13, 2011, for special friends of the College. During the event, President Judith Huntington gave an update on the College's continued positive financial results and thanked those gathered for their continued support.  m o r e


A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

“I desire to be influential in the nursing arena and to influence young persons to choose a career path of nursing. CNR has set an incredible foundation in nursing leadership!”

Una Hopkins SN’86 & ’90,
R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., D.N.P.c.
Administrative Director
Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center
at White Plains Hospital

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A R O U N D  C N R

CNR Celebrates Presidential Inauguration in Times Square

In celebration of CNR's Presidential Inauguration, a photo from Inauguration was shown on the Reuters News Board in Times Square on October 17, 2011.


Wellness Education's "Fitness for Life! Day"
Encourages Lifelong Fitness

Students at The College of New Rochelle were awakened in the early morning of September 22, 2011, to Beyonce’s “Move Your Body” and an invitation from Wellness Director Dr. Adrienne Wald to warm-up for the College’s annual Fitness for Life! Day race.  m o r e


CNR Joins More than 250,000 in Planting Peace Pole,
International Symbol of Peace


Students, faculty, and staff of The College of New Rochelle prayed at stations around Maura Lawn on September 21, 2011, to dedicate the new Peace Pole and to honor those who died on September 11, 2001. m o r e


St. Angela Merici Inspires
Mooney Center Gallery Inaugural Exhibit

St. Angela Merici, the visionary founder of the Ursulines, inspired many in her time and many more in the centuries since. The exhibit “Inspired by St. Angela,” graced the Mooney Center Gallery from October 1-17, 2011, in conjunction with the Inauguration.   m o r e


Local Art Enthusiasts Pour Into CNR Galleries
During New Rochelle ArtsFest 2011


A trolley traveled through The College of New Rochelle for the annual New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ ArtsFest, delivering eager art enthusiasts to the Mooney Center Gallery and Castle Gallery from September 24 – 25, 2011. The College, one of the sponsors the event, has participated in the ArtsFest since it began three years ago.   m o r e


Benefit Volleyball Game and Prayer Held for Rajwant Sandhu SAS'12

Rajwant Sandhu SAS’12, who suffered a sudden heart attack this summer, was able to attend the benefit volleyball game held in her honor via Facetime on an iPad on October 1, 2011. Her involvement in the College Community prompted the volleyball team to organize this event, which aimed at offsetting her medical costs.    m o r e


Community Marks the Tenth Anniversary of September 11

The College of New Rochelle remembered the tenth anniversary of September 11 with an Interfaith Prayer Service. Candles were lit and ribbons were tied around campus trees to honor the 28 victims associated with the CNR Community who were killed during the attack.  m o r e


The Gordon A. Parks Gallery Presents
Sickle Cell Anemia: A Child's Perspective Through Art


September was sickle cell anemia month, and the School of New Resources Gordon A. Parks Gallery did their part with the exhibit Sickle Cell Anemia: A Child’s Perspective Through Art, which features watercolors by Camille Yvette Lawrence Floyd, a child diagnosed with the disease.  m o r e


CNR Hosts Training Workshops for Area Educators on Thinking Maps
In collaboration with The Center for Educational Policy and Practice, The College of New Rochelle recently hosted five days of training workshops on Thinking Maps®.
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Faculty and Staff Gather for the
Annual Opening School Year Meeting and Dinner

On September 16, 2011, the College Community came together for their annual Opening School Year Meeting. President Judith Huntington, along with the Vice Presidents and Deans, gave progress reports of each school/area and introduced new members of the College Community.  m o r e

Pictured at left: President Judith Huntington and Dr. Claire Lavin, Professor of School Psychology in the Graduate School, who was honored for forty years of service to the College.


Gods Behaving Badly Filmed at The Wellness Center

A scene for the upcoming feature film Gods Behaving Badly was shot on September 13, 2011 at The College of New Rochelle. Lakewood Brothers Productions used CNR’s award-winning Wellness Center on the New Rochelle campus to shoot a scene with actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach.  m o r e


C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

Student Profile

“I love psychology, volunteering, and community service, and when an art therapist visited my art class in high school, I realized that the field combined my biggest passions. Art has always been my own therapy, so I thought I’d like to use it to help others, too.

Meagan Fitzgerald
Graduate School
Art Therapy/Counseling

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Meghan King SAS'15
Named Assoc. of Div. III Independents
Volleyball Player of the Week

This week has been fruitful in the volleyball career of Meghan King SAS’15, who was named both Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Volleyball Player of the Week and Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Association’s (HVWAC) Rookie of the Week for the week of September 26, 2011.  m o r e



Freshman Class Honored at Convocation and Dinner
with President Huntington

The College of New Rochelle celebrated the 108th incoming freshmen class at the Freshman Convocation on September 6, 2011. Dr. Lynda Shand, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, was the faculty speaker, and spoke to students about their entrance into the frontier of their lives and encouraged them to be courageous and responsible in their years at CNR.
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Activities Fair Fills Maura Ballroom and Student's Schedules

Students signed up for cheerleading, the student newspaper, yearbook, and campus ministry among other activities on September 22, 2011, at the Student Activities Fair.  m o r e


SNR Summer Institute 2011
Helps the NYC Parks Department Eradicate Invasive Species


A Summer Institute 2011 class, held at the DC-37 Campus, learned firsthand about a problem in New York City parks: the invasive plant species Japanese knotweed.  m o r e

F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S

Dr. Amy Bass
, Professor of History and Director of the School of Arts & Sciences Honors Program, has been named to the editorial board of the Northeast Regional Honors Council’s new website.  The site will feature peer-reviewed articles, news items, and student and faculty profiles.


Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, recently published his 29th book, Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief, edited with Amy Tucci. “Grieving styles: Gender and grief” (with T. Martin) was just published in Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement.


Dr. Arleen Hogan, Instructional Staff in the School of New Resources at the Co-op City Campus, earned a Ph.D. from the New School in cognitive, social, and developmental psychology.


Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, was recently invited to join the editorial advisory board at ADVANCE for Nurses magazine.


Dr. Constance W. Iervolino, Associate Professor of Education in the Graduate School, was the keynote speaker at the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony at St. Catharine Academy (SCA), Bronx, NY on May 24, 2011. In addressing the sixty-five young women inducted, Dr. Iervolino, herself an alumma of SCA, spoke of the need for women’s leadership, core values, influence, and "reach" in every professional venue and workplace.


Dr. Nieli Langer, Professor of Human Services in the Graduate School, was recently appointed as Editor of the Journal of Educational Gerontology


Dr. Elvira Longordo, Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts & Sciences, participated as a consultant in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Research Plan Stakeholder Workshop on July 13-14, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.  Workshop participants considered, elaborated, and prioritized research issues related to climate impact on the shoreline and watershed, offshore energy, water quality and quantity, and ecosystem structure and function.


Dr. Lynn A. Petrullo, Professor of Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented the results of her research in a poster entitled, "Students creating animations: a visually engaging activity, but is it an effective way to learn biology concepts?" at The 2011 Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education at Bryant University in Rhode Island during July.


Dr. Connie Vance, Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, and Deborah Hunt, Assitant Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, were interviewed by Janice Lynch at Nurse Spectrum magazine, who wrote two articles about their Nurse Advocacy Forum, attendance at the International Council of Nurses Conference, and their scholarship recipients. At the International Council of Nurses Conference, held in Malta, they presented "The First Career Stage in Nursing: A Critical Link to the Future of Professional Nursing Practice." Dr. Connie Vance was a visiting professor and lecturer at Dokuz Eylul University School of Nursing in Izmir, Turkey, from September 9 to 16, 2011.  She gave presentations on mentorship and leadership development in the School and at a Culture Congress for faculty, students, and clinical nurses. She serves on the editorial board of the University's Nursing Electronic Journal.


Robert Wolf, Professor of Art Studio in the Graduate School, presented a lecture on the use of artwork in depth-oriented psychoanalytic therapy as part of a panel on "The Arts In Psychotherapy" on September 24, 2011. This lecture was part of The Arts for Individual and Social Change Forum, hosted by Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work.


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