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"I decided on The College of New Rochelle because they offer an excellent undergraduate program and many of my colleagues and friends had attended and graduated from CNR. I knew it was a good college, and it was close to home."

Luis Cruz
School of New Resources
Rosa Parks Campus
The College of New Rochelle


Where are you from?

I am from New York City. I was born and raised in the South Bronx, and I currently reside in the North Bronx.


Tell us something about your family?

I come from a large family. I have four sisters and an older brother. My parents migrated from Puerto Rico to New York City 49 years ago and have been married for 46 years. My family is very close and we support each other; they have all supported my educational efforts.


Why did you decide to go to college?

In 2001 I became certified as an Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor by New York State. It was then that I decided to further my education by attending The College of New Rochelle and earn my bachelors degree. With my certification and my degree, I knew I would have better employment opportunities.


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

I decided on The College of New Rochelle because they offer an excellent undergraduate program and many of my colleagues and friends had attended and graduated from CNR. I knew it was a good college, and it was close to home.


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

The most challenging part is being an adult learner, managing all other responsibilities: work, family, school, and being an entrepreneur. It takes a lot of discipline and commitment on my part.


When do you attend classes?

I go to classes Monday through Wednesday, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm.

 
Do you have any favorite teachers?

Yes I do. I have several favorite teachers, and to name just two, I would mention Maureen Manelski and John Dodd. But really all my teachers have been great.


What has surprised you the most about CNR?

I guess it would be that there are very few male students attending classes at the Rosa Parks Campus. Another thing that has surprised me is that I am one of the few male students with a GPA of 3.9.


When do you expect to graduate?

My anticipated graduation date is May 2006.

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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