"I chose The
College of New Rochelle because of the great financial
aid, the close proximity to Manhattan, and the warm, welcoming
atmosphere I encountered when I visited the college."
Class of 2005
School of Arts
College of New
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Torrington, CT.
did you hear about CNR?
In my search for colleges, I signed up to receive informational packets
from a number of schools. One day the CNR packet arrived in my mailbox.
what I read, so my parents and I drove down for a Campus Visit Day.
other colleges did you consider and why did you pick CNR?
In addition to CNR, I considered the University of Connecticut, the
University of Hartford, and Franklin Pierce College. I chose The
College of New Rochelle because of the great financial aid, the close
proximity to Manhattan, and the warm, welcoming atmosphere I
encountered when I visited the college.
is your major?
I’m a Communication Arts major with a specialization in Computer
Graphics. I am minoring in Studio Art, which was my original major.
did you get into the Honors Program at CNR?
A faculty member with whom I met during a visit to the campus
recommended I join the Honors Program after she viewed my high school
transcript. Entering freshmen are recommended to join the program if
their high school transcripts show academic strength; enrolled students
can join at any time if they have a GPA of 3.5 or better.
the courses harder in the Honors Program?
The courses in Honors are not difficult, but they are more challenging
than regular courses in that they require students to do a lot of
independent work. The independence that the Honors Program allows,
though, is wonderful, as students can research the topics that truly
interest them. In my experience, the more interest I have in a subject,
the easier it has been to research.
us about some of your favorite professors.
My advisor, Dr. Quinn, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, has
extended himself in many ways to help further my professional
development, from alerting me of internships to mentoring me for
independent projects which I’ve undertaken. In addition, Emily Stern,
Associate Professor of Art; Kathy Grove, Adjunct Art Professor; and Dr.
Roxanne Zimmer, Associate Professor of Communications Arts, have taught
me everything I know about graphic design, from both a technological
and a creative perspective. Their help has been invaluable to me.
clubs or organizations are you involved with as a student?
I am the Associate Editor in Charge of Layout for our college
newspaper, Tatler. I also
currently serve as a senior class representative on the Honors Board.
you go into New York City often?
I had the pleasure of living in Brooklyn this summer and interning with
Time Warner Book Group in Manhattan, so I was in the city every day for
During the school year, I travel into the city with friends about once
are some of the things that you do on weekends?
Sleeping in is one of my favorite weekend activities. My weekends are
usually spent doing schoolwork and/or working on Tatler, but when I have free time,
I like to read, explore the city, watch movies, and play video games.
you have a job on campus?
I do graphic design for the Office of Admission. I design flyers,
postcard mailings, and other such materials. Before that, I worked as a
writing tutor for Learning Support Services. I’ve also been a student
mentor/TA for a couple of freshmen classes.
you play any variety sports?
Only of the video game variety.
find out if CNR is the right choice for you, please contact:
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805
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