“I chose to attend CNR because I didn’t
want to be just a number in college. I wanted a school, where as the
song goes, everyone knows my name.”
Jessica, you are a transfer student to CNR,
Yes, I am one of
the lucky ones. I got to transfer to CNR! I grew up in the small town
of Hunter Mountain in upstate New York and went to Columbia-Greene
Community College, which is near my home, and earned my associates
degree. I decided to continue my education at The College of New
Rochelle for two reasons. CNR has a wonderful pre-med program and very
small class sizes.
other colleges did you consider?
I looked at
colleges: Stony Brook and Binghamton. However, they both are big
schools with very large class sizes. I didn’t want to be just a number
in college. I wanted a school, where as the song goes, everyone knows
is your major?
My major is
biology and my minor is chemistry. I plan on going on to medical school
when I graduate from CNR.
you live on campus?
I don’t. I
staying with relatives to save money for medical school. Also I work in
a hardware store very near where I live.
you want to become a doctor?
Yes, or to
as a microbiologist in the medical field.
the small classes, what do you like about CNR?
There is a
like about CNR. I like the location of the school; it’s so close to New
York City. I love the campus. It’s a small jewel of parkland. And best
of all, the faculty at CNR are all very kind and approachable, which is
something I think is very important for a student.
you know anyone who attended CNR, or did you just pick the college just
because of its location, campus, and class size?
no one! But after I applied and was accepted, I discovered that my
great aunt, back in the thirties, had attended CNR. Her name is Alys
Savage, Class of ’36, and she just turned 96! Isn’t it wonderful? I
guess CNR is in our blood.
from a small town in upstate New York, how did you hear about the
when I attended a college fair at my community college. The
representative was so enthusiastic about The College of New Rochelle,
she had me falling in love with the place even before I saw the campus.
you involved in any on-campus activities?
year. But I’ll join the math/science club next fall.
then on to medical school?
Yes, once I
walked across the stage at Radio City and have my diploma firmly in
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