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CNR graduates have made their mark in every field of endeavor!

“Attending The College of New Rochelle meant a great deal to me. It was at CNR that I learned how to be a responsible citizen. I still fondly remember my French professor, Sister Marie Helene. I loved and adored her. She showed me a great deal of compassion and understanding. I also am very grateful for my two Spanish professors,  Joan Diaferia and Mireya Perez-Erdelyi. I believe my years at the College helped me developed emotionally, educationally and more importantly, I learned the art of giving oneself in service to others. That is why I eventually became a school teacher.
Thank you, CNR!” 

Nicole Dominique Weaver SAS’77
Author, French & Spanish Teacher 

Nicole Weaver was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and came to the United States when she was ten years old. Fluent in Creole, French, Spanish, and English, she graduated from CNR in May 1977 with a BA in French and Spanish, then went on to study at the Bank Street College of Education. She continued her graduate studies at Texas Southern University and also lived and studied in Strasbourg and Saint Nazaire, France before settling down with her husband, Steven, in Littleton, Colorado. The mother of two sons and a daughter, Nicole has taught French and Spanish for 25 years at the middle and high school levels. 

As a veteran teacher of French and Spanish, she has already used her experience and knowledge to write a trilingual picture book, entitled Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle. It is the story of a little Haitian girl who resided by the beach in Haiti. Of the book, reviewer Donna M. McDine, writing in the Journal of the National Writing for Children Center, said, “Nicole Weaver reaches many cultures and pulls at children's hearts in their love and wonderment of the world around them.” Nicole’s second book, also a trilingual children's picture book, will soon be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, and is entitled, My Sister is my Best Friend.

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