AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION TO HONOR
Rochelle, N.Y, September 18, 2006 – Dr. Stephen J. Sweeny, President of
The College of New Rochelle (CNR), will be honored on September 27 by
the American Advertising Federation at its 2006 Diversity Achievement
and Mosaic Awards ceremony, scheduled to take place at the New York
Athletic Club located at 180 Central Park South in New York City.
Dr. Sweeny will be among 10 honorees at the noon awards luncheon.
American Advertising Federation and District Two, the two forces that
have actively pursued the goal of a more inclusive advertising industry
for the past 11 years, partnered to present their Diversity Achievement
and Mosaic Awards & Forum as part of the Advertising Week New York.
CNR’s president is being honored in the Educator category, an award
that is given to an individual or company who has increased awareness
of the aspirations, obstacles and performance of minority groups among
the general population.
Dr. Sweeny has strengthened the tradition of serving the underserved,
proving that there is no contradiction between access and academic
excellence. He was instrumental in instituting an award-winning
CNR image campaign which garnered a record number of corporate and
alumnae/i contributions to the College. Under Dr. Sweeny’s
direction, CNR also completed a multi-million dollar renovation of Gill
Library, expanded its computerized research capabilities on all six
campuses, and began construction on a $28 million interdisciplinary
Wellness Center for students and the local community. Most
recently, Dr. Sweeny led a College-wide fundraising effort to help
Xavier University of Louisiana recover from Hurricane Katrina.
Sweeny obtained a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish Literature from
The Catholic University of America, two master’s degrees in Theology
and Counseling Psychology from Manhattan College, and a Ph.D. in Higher
Education from New York University. Additional studies at the Institute
for Education Management at Harvard University and its Seminar for New
Presidents further prepared Dr. Sweeny for his current position.
Sweeny is active in numerous professional organizations and accrediting
bodies. He is a Commissioner with the Middle States Association.
He is Chair of the Board of LaSalle Academy (NY), and serves on the
boards of the College of Saint Elizabeth (NJ), Alverno College (WI),
Cardinal McCloskey Services (NY), and Willow Towers (NY). His
professional and research interests include mission effectiveness
studies of educational and other non-profit organizations.
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