that the best thing about CNR is making new friends, people that I
would probably have never met if I hadn't come to college here. My
classmates are the most satisfying aspect of school for me. It's
to be around like-minded people. It really is."
Jayne Veronica Aguilar Howard
School: Schoool of New Resources
The College of New Rochelle
been the more satisfying aspect of going to the College?
Getting good grades are extremely
important to me and I enjoy learning
new things. However, I think that the best thing about CNR is making
new friends, people that I would probably have never met if I hadn't
come to college here. My classmates are the most satisfying aspect of
school for me. It's great to be around like-minded people. It
have a favorite class?
I always liked English in high school,
but one of my favorite classes
(so far!) at CNR was American Experience. I learned so much about the
history of the United States from Professor Christina Atterbury. She
brought the people and the events of the past to life. It was an
amazing class; I'll never forget it.
the CNR professors you’ve had, who was one of your favorites?
First, I have to say that I really like
all my professors. However,
Professor Hiram Allen is one of my favorites. He is a wonderful
instructor, and he challenged me to do my best at all times. He
to teach and it shows in the classroom. He also makes sure that we know
what is expected of us. He went over the instructions step-by-step as
many times as necessary so we would understand. There is no guess work
in his class.
how do you handle family, work, and your ministry?
It is tough, but I am blessed to have
wonderful family support. My
mother takes care of my daughter while I attend my classes, and I make
it a priority to be there for my daughter for occasions such as school
events, awards, and just to spend time with her. I also have a
but he is an adult and requires less of my attention. Both of my kids
are great and patient with me as I pursue my goals. I'm hoping to set a
good example for them and the rest of my family. I am also blessed to
have extended family support, a sister, cousins, and good friends who
chip in to entertain my daughter when I have to go to the library to
also involved with your ministry?
Sowing for Souls Ministries is an
independent ministry, not affiliated
with any particular church. Currently, we minister to the women who
reside at the Yonkers YWCA on Sunday mornings. I once lived there
myself, and it is such a wonderful privilege to go back in to help and
pray for those who are hurting as I was.
I love ministry, it's what I'm called to
do and there is no greater
satisfaction for me than walking in the purpose God created me
for Sunday morning along with all of my other
responsibilities can be a little overwhelming, and things do get a bit
hectic. Sometimes I wonder how to get it all done, but I always get
through it and that is by the grace of God. When I look back over
last few years of my life there were so many times that I thought I
wasn't going to make it, but I made it, and God gets all the glory!
your schedule like?
Recently I've begun getting up between
5:00 and 5:30 a.m. to pray and
to exercise; in the past I only made time to pray. My daughter and I
are out of the house by 7:30 a.m., so that I can drop her off to school
and then head into work in Bronxville. On the days that I have
I take a late lunch so I can pick up my daughter and take her to my
mother's house in Yonkers. I go back to work then until 4:30 or 5 and
after that I head for CNR. I usually have dinner on campus with a
friend and we go to class together. On the days that I don't have
class, I'm most likely in Gill Library studying and doing my homework.
I try to get into bed no later than 11 p.m. And on somedays, I just
come to campus, park my car, and take a 15-minute power nap. It
about your work.
I work at the Bronxville Public Library
as the Business Manager and
Assistant to the Library Director. For the most part, I ensure
library staff and bills are paid on time.
you decide to return to College?
I always wanted to attend college but I
couldn't stick to anything that
might make life better for me and my family because of a 20+ year
addiction to drugs and alcohol. Six years ago, God delivered me
those addictions and first I attended bible school for a year, then
seminary for two years, and after graduating seminary I came directly
you pick The College of New Rochelle as your school?
came to CNR to study psychology so that I may be better able to
counsel those I minister to. It is my desire to minister and
on a full-time basis. I love that God led me to CNR. I am
much about myself, people, and this world that we live in. I have
wonderful professors and counselors to assist me on my journey, and on
top of all that, I can freely express my faith. It's a beautiful
so you find CNR an inviting college, especially for adult students
returning to the classroom?
do. The New Rochelle Campus is a lovely campus, and the people
who work at the college understand that adults returning to school are
juggling many responsibilities. The professors, counselors, and
administrative staff are very understanding and willing to help with
the challenges adult students face.
know where you are headed after graduation?
I know that I will pursue my master's
degree and I am thinking about
pastoral counseling. I enjoy attending classes on campus, but I'm
considering an online master's degree so I can be at home more.
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