CNR, I feel a
genuine sense of community, of a college community,
and it's both felt and observed on different levels. Everywhere I go I
see close-knit groups of people who, even though they either have been
here forever or they seem like they have been here forever, never make
me feel excluded.”
Tiffany Mann SAS’10
Hometown: Bronx, NY
High School: St. Michael Academy
did you go to high school?
I went to
School at St. Michael Academy. It was an all-girls
school similar to The College of New Rochelle. What I remember most
St. Michael’s is being able to take the train downtown to school, for a
like me--who's household was very strict--it was real freedom. And by
time I reached senior year, and I was accepted into CNR, I said "I'm
to live in Westchester!"
I was born
raised in the Bronx, with two older brothers, and parents
who have careers in law enforcement. However, I spent a lot of time in
Yonkers, White Plains, and, of course, New Rochelle. My father grew up
New Rochelle, so we spent a lot of time here. It’s sort of like my
Why did you come to
about CNR because both my mother and father graduated from
the School of New Resources. My mother recently finished the Graduate
too. I was initially interested in studying nursing and my mother told
how CNR had a great nursing program. Although I wasn't completely sure
I wanted to do in life, I put in the application and was accepted. I
no idea how great a school The College of New Rochelle really was until
came here as a student.
What are you
studying at the College?
majoring in nursing, and in nursing you have to take prerequisites.
Amongst those prerequisites were biology courses. Biology captured my
so I changed my major to biology with a minor in chemistry. Being a
is simply what I enjoy doing.
Tell us about your
has always been in my life. Everyone in my family loves
basketball! I started playing when I was 11. My brothers played and
let me play with them, so I developed my skills early. Because of
I earned a partial scholarship to St. Michael Academy. I played on the
team with now WNBA player Kia Vaughn, and I played against now WNBA
Shannon Bobbitt and Nikki Anosoki. I loved playing high school
It was so competitive. Although I didn't go to a division one college,
still accomplished a lot by playing the sport and here at CNR I was
able to play NCAA basketball.
The College of
New Rochelle allowed me to gain an education while playing
the sport I love. It really makes me feel good when I see the girls I
with in high school make it, as well as see the girls on CNR’s Blue
put their best effort out on the court every game. St. Michael’s showed
what hard work is all about, but The College of New Rochelle showed me
dedication and courage are all about.
What do you like
best about CNR?
What I like
about CNR is its devotion to its students. You hear all
these horror stories about college in high school, how professors don't
if you fail or pass and that "they lecture, you listen." Although that
be true for some colleges, it isn’t true for The College of New
There is something very personal between students and faculty at this
something most schools don't have. Professors here lecture as well as
They strive for excellence in themselves and in their students. One of
professors that comes to mind is Dr. Lynn Petrullo. She stays in her
from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. answering our questions, helping us with labs,
lab reports, and she never complains. Some may say our professors are
this because we are a small college. This may be true, but what they
deny is that when a student from The College of New Rochelle graduates,
really are prepared with wisdom for life.
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