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"I feel that by attending CNR I have been brought back into the light, and I will always be thankful to The College of New Rochelle for opening this educational door for me."

Paul Ehret
School of New Resources
Brooklyn Campus

The College of New Rochelle


Where do you live, Paul?

I have lived in Rockaway Beach, Queens for sixty-two years, and I have never thought of moving away from the ocean and my beachfront co-op.


Do you have a family?

Yes, I have two daughters, Monica and Donna. Monica is a third grade school teacher at St. Rose of Lima here in Rockaway. Donna is a sergeant for the court officers in Manhattan, but she still lives in Rockaway. One son, Paul, has followed my steps into the NYFD. He is assigned to the same company that I was assigned to thirty years ago, Engine 214 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. I am a widower, presently have a wonderful girlfriend who attends CNR.


Why are you going to CNR?

Well, my girlfriend recruited me. We are dating seriously, so how could I let her be a college graduate and not me?


What do you find challenging about CNR?

Oh, I would say the management of my time so that I get all my assignments done on time. The management of my time has taken some work, but the College is great in helping students get their work done and progress in school.


When are you in class?

I go on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from six to nine. I must say that after all of this time of not being in school, I look forward to those two evenings when I am in class.


Tell us something about your professors?

I am very happy with all of my teachers, especially Judith Balfe, David Dunn, and Wole Atkinsola, my core professors. They are experienced teachers who had worked with adults and understand that as older, returning students we have different needs and requirements than a traditional age student.


What do you like best about SNR?

The location of the campus, the quality of the teaching, and the diversity of students. I feel that by attending CNR I have been brought back into the light, and I will always be thankful to The College of New Rochelle for opening this educational door for me.


When will you graduate?

I am not sure when graduation day will be, but certainly by 2007. Then I’ll be ready for graduate school!

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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