FROM THE COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE
SUPPORT LOBBY DAY IN STATE CAPITAL
New York, NY, February 17, 2006 -– Students from The College of New
Rochelle’s School of Nursing (SN) and School of New Resources (SNR)
were among 700 students in Albany at the Council for Independent
Colleges and Universities (cIcu)-sponsored Lobby Day on February 14.
The students, from a total of 50 private, not-for-profit colleges and
universities throughout the state, met with various state legislators
to discuss issues such as funding for the Tuition Assistance Program
(TAP) that affect their pursuit of a college degree.
The CNR students met with Assemblyman George Latimer, who
represents CNR’s New Rochelle Campus, Assemblyman Keith Wright, who
represents CNR’s Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem, Assemblyman Michael
Benedetto, who represents CNR’s Co-op City Campus, Assemblyman Carl
Heastie from the Bronx and Senator Ruben Diaz from the
New Rochelle resident Terri
Boyle, Director of Government Relations at CNR, was joined at Lobby
by the following students:
• Derek Doward SNR ’08, John Cardinal O’Connor Campus,
• Kenneth Price SNR ’06, John Cardinal O’Connor
Campus, Bronx resident
• Ericka Jerome SON ’08, Brooklyn resident
• Diana Garcia SON ’08, Bronx resident
• Gloria Garner SON ‘07, Bronx resident
cIcu has launched a Web site to e-mail legislators in support of TAP
and other forms of student aid funding. Please encourage your
campus community to visit the site: http://capwiz.com/cicu/state/main/?state=NY
to send an email supporting student aid.
** Photos of CNR students at Lobby Day, available
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The first Catholic college for women in
State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline
Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and
schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for
learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. The
campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles
of New York City. The College maintains five other campus
locations in New York City. Visit the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.