you from, Alka?
I was born in India and spent my early years there, but after
school my family moved to New Rochelle. Besides my parents, who live in
Rochelle, I have an older sister who attends the Albany College of
want to be a nurse because I want to make a difference in my community.
The feelings and emotions I get from helping others are beyond
I have volunteered at local hospitals during my summers for several
and when I see the struggles people undergo, I just want to reach out
also work besides attending college and doing your volunteering?
I have a part-time job at the New Rochelle Library. It is a perfect job
for me because I love to read. Right now I’m reading The Stranger by
Camus. He’s a wonderful writer.
you decide to come to CNR?
Living here in New Rochelle I had, naturally, heard about the College.
knew, too, that they had a wonderful nursing program. To tell you the
I feel very honored to be a student at CNR, and to be part of this
commuter student, right?
Yes, and it has been fun. I come to classes, of course, but I also
a lot of time in the computer lab and working out in The Wellness
Because it is a small campus, I can get anywhere I want to be within
involved in any activities on campus?
In my first semester, I was part of the Drama Club. I’m not doing
special this semester, but in the future I want to be involved in the
association for students.
I played Lacrosse and ran track at New Rochelle High, now I just enjoy
and playing badminton and softball with my friends.
you like best about CNR?
aspects of the school make this college perfect for me. One, I love the
small class sizes and, two, I appreciate the very supportive
My teachers are always there to help me stay focused on my studies, and
know they care about me, and the want me to be the best I can do. I
that here at CNR, I can reach my full academic potential, and be a good
And that is want I want to be.
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