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"The fact that the School of New Resources is geared toward adult learners enables me to work full-time, attend college full-time, and still do my regular full-time job as a single mother."

Jeanette Vazquez                       
Guidance and Counseling
Graduate School
The College of New Rochelle


Jeannette, tell us something about your family and where you are from?

My parents were both born in Puerto Rico. I was born in New York City, and although my parents come from a large family, I am an only child. I am a single parent of a 17-year-old son, and he is my only child. 


Where did you go to college for your undergraduate degree?

I attended the College’s School of New Resources in Co-Op City. It's funny how I found out about CNR. I was with my friend at a store near the Co-Op City Campus, and I went in to ask about the school and immediately registered and graduated in January 2006 -- with honors!!  God works in mysterious ways!!


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

The fact that the School of New Resources is geared toward adult learners enables me to work full-time, attend college full-time, and still do my regular full-time job as a single mother.


Where do you attend Graduate School classes?

I currently attend at the Main Campus. I decided to continue my schooling here as I feel a certain loyalty to The College of New Rochelle, after being so successful as an undergraduate. 


What is your major?

Psychology, Guidance & Counseling.


Do you have any favorite teachers?

Absolutely!!  Dr. Joseph Biscoglio is a wonderful mentor, teacher and friend.  He was my first professor in graduate school, and I thank him for the wonderful wealth of information he has shared with me. I also cannot forget Dr. Marie Ribarich for her wit, intelligence and professionalism. I really had an easy transitional experience from undergrad to graduate school with these professors! 


What has surprised you the most about the Graduate School?

I’m not surprised about anything. It has been a great journey for me, and I cannot believe how much I am enjoying school!  It has enabled me to come full circle, and understand my past, my present and my future.


Do you have a job on campus?

No. I’ve worked at a school as a School Secretary for the last seven years. I actually began as a paraprofessional two years prior, and have been a secretary for seven years. Altogether at the Department of Education I have a total of nine years of employment. 


When do you expect to graduate?

Based on the fact I began graduate school this spring, I anticipate it will take me two years.


What are your career plans?

I intend to stay in education as a Guidance Counselor when I obtain my graduate degree. 

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

Graduate School

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


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