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"The campus atmosphere is warm and friendly, and the College has special programs that are available to help students if they need it. The College of New Rochelle makes coming to school a pleasure, not a hassle."

Michelle Eilets
School of New Resources
Co-op City Campus
The College of New Rochelle



Where are you from, Michelle?

I’m a New Yorker. I have lived various places within the city and currently reside in the Bronx.


Tell us something about your family? 

I come from a great family.  Both my parents were hard working individuals who provided my brother and myself a very comfortable, loving, and supportive environment.  My mother has been a teacher for 25 years within New York City, and my father is a retired fiscal analyst for the City of New York.


Why did you decide to go to college?

College was never an option for my brother or myself. Immediately after high school I began school but became side tracked by my career and left after my associates degree. However, I always knew I would return to school and when I did, I selected The College of New Rochelle.


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

I’ve always heard great things about CNR, plus its location is very convenient for me.


What is the most challenging part about being a student today?

Oh, for me the challenging aspect is handling the demands of time. With so many things going on, it becomes difficult to fit everything in. CNR makes it easy to attend college as they operate around my schedule and SNR students have access to the library, computer room, and counselors. The College recognizes that a 9-5 schedule is not feasible for everyone.


When do you attend classes?

Oh, for me the challenging aspect is handling the demands of time. With so many things going on, it becomes difficult to fit everything in. CNR makes it easy to attend college as they operate around my schedule and SNR students have access to the library, computer room, and counselors. The College recognizes that a 9-5 schedule is not feasible for everyone.


Do you have any favorite teachers?

Oes, It has been wonderful to take classes from Larene Sachez, Coordinator of Retention at the Co-op City Campus. Larene manages to give the students something to look forward to each week. 


What has surprised you the most about CNR?

I think the willingness of the faculty and staff to help students, Also the campus atmosphere is warm and friendly, and the College has special programs that are available to help students if they need it. The College of New Rochelle makes coming to school a pleasure, not a hassle.   


When do you expect to graduate?

In May 2005, I must admit that although I’m thrilled that I have achieved my goal of graduation I will miss my CNR family. When I leave campus, I’ll have nothing but good memories of this school. However, I plan to attend graduate school at CNR on the New Rochelle campus. I’m looking forward to creating new memories.

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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