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"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, New York


Why did you decide to attend Graduate School
at The College of New Rochelle?

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.


What class was one of your favorites?

I took an acting class with Laurie Castaldo. We explored different acting techniques, we performed monologues in front of a live audience and we were able to receive feedback from our peers that helped to improve our acting style. The class was unlike any class I had taken at CNR. I loved it!


Of all the CNR professors you’ve had, who was one of your favorites?

As far as Graduate School is concerned, I have only had one professor. In my undergraduate studies it is extremely difficult to point out just one professor and it would not be fair. I will say however that the professors in both the education department and English department were fabulous and were always willing to assist me.


How have you been involved at CNR outside of your studies?

While I was an undergraduate here at CNR,  I was part of the Gospel Choir for four years.  I was also in a number of CNR Drama productions, and like many students, I participated in midnight runs with the campus ministry, when we would take food and clothing into the city to help the homeless.  


Do you know where you are headed after graduation?

I am certified to teach middle school, high school and special education. I am planning to teach in one of those areas for five years and then I will pursue a second masters in School Building Leadership. Eventually I would like to become a principal.

To find out if  CNR is the right choice for you, please contact:

Graduate School

Office of the Dean
The College of New Rochelle
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New Rochelle, NY 10805
914-654-5334  
email: gs@cnr.edu


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