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“At 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.”

Ian Kreisburg
School of New Resources
New Rochelle Campus
Class of 2011
White Plains, New York


Having attended more than one college,
what do you find interesting about CNR?

Every college from those I've actually attended to those I've merely read brochures for brings some level of focus to the idea of community, of their college community but in my estimation, CNR has the real thing, a great community.

At 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. As a staff member, obviously, we call these close-knit groups, departments, but there are also students who do the same thing. Art students working in the Mooney Center together until all hours are just as close as the nursing students studying together in the Student Campus Center until all hours or as the School of New Resources study group that meets in the Library or the Castle Gallery workers who stay late preparing for the next show, or the security officers you never see because they're here from midnight to 8 a.m.

To expostulate what majesty should be, what duty is, why day is day, night is night, and time is time, were nothing but to waste night, day, and time. Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief; the most different thing I have encountered at The College of New Rochelle is its community. Not just because it is so great but also because it is real.


What are you studying in the School of New Resources?

My area of interest in SNR is foreign languages. I already had 30 credits in foreign languages, so it would be silly do focus on anything else. Since I intend to go to graduate school here at CNR for communications, I’m focusing on that.


You also work on campus?

Yes, I’ve actually had several jobs since I started in April 2007. First I was a temp working as the Help Desk Coordinator. After a year, I moved to the Security Office, initially just to cover for a woman during her maternity leave, but, after three months, they decided to keep me and, after a little over a year in the Security Office, I’m now a security guard.


What are you career plans?

I’d like to teach. I’ve begun to realize that’s something I really need to be doing, but, I also need to be creating things and performing, so, I’ll need to find some way of arranging my life that will allow me to teach while continuing my many eccentric hobbies such as making comics, doing calligraphy, juggling, playing ukulele, and writing.

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


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



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