"I considered Virginia Union, Virginia State
University and Spelman
College. I picked The College of New Rochelle because when I first
visited the campus everyone was so welcoming. Also, the free laptop
that incoming freshmen receive had a lot to do with my coming here. It
really cut down on
the cost of my education."
Class of 2008
School of Arts & Sciences
The College of New Rochelle
are you from, Araba?
I am from Randolph, Massachusetts.
How did you hear about The College of New Rochelle?
about CNR from a postcard that they sent to me. I looked it up on
collegeboard.com, liked what I saw and read about. I applied and
was thrilled that they accepted me.
What other colleges did
you consider and why did you pick CNR?
I considered Virginia Union, Virginia State
University and Spelman College. I picked The College of New Rochelle
because when I first visited the campus everyone was so welcoming.
Also,the laptop that they gave me free had a lot to do with my coming
here. It really cut down on the cost of my education.
What is your major at CNR?
is political science.
When will you graduate?
I will graduate in May of 2008.
Tell us about some of your
many fine teachers at the College, but my favorite is Dr. Daniel
Garcia, Assistant Professor of History. Dr. Garcia is one of those
teachers who is always forcing you to think “outside the box” and look
at issues and events from many points of view. We always have such
exciting discussions in his classes. I look forward to his classes
every week. Also he is interested in students as individuals and is
very encouraging to all the students. He sees potential in us when
sometimes we don’t think we can achieve very much.
What clubs or
organizations are you involved with as a student?
involved in the Model United Nations. That is my main interest on
campus. We go the United Nations in New York City for events, and
recently we went to Philadelphia for a UN student conference. It was
recently had an internship in Albany, New York?
That’s right. I was an intern at the New York
State Assembly office thanks to the help of Terri Eberle, Director of
Government Relations for The College of New Rochelle. While at the
State Capital, I had the opportunity to meet many political leaders,
including Lieutenant Governor Patterson. It was
awesome. And because of that experience of working in Albany I began to
think about going to law school after I graduate from CNR. Ms. Eberle
has been encouraging me to think of studying law as she, too, has a law
Do you go into New York
often. Mostly I am studying in the library or involved in activities
with our campus ministry organization. On the weekends I often visit my
aunt who lives nearby in the Bronx. However, I have gone into the City
to see plays. Most recently I saw The
Color Purple on Broadway. It was fantastic!
Do you have a job on
Yes, I work at the library. And working in the library
has helped me to learn how to use the resources that are available in
our recently renovated Mother Irene Gill Library. For example, every
morning, I stop by the library just to read The New York Times. Reading the Times has improved my reading
comprehension, and it keeps me up to date with what is happening in the
world. Often when you live on such a beautiful campus like ours here at
CNR, you can forget that there is a world beyond these peaceful lawns.
What are plans after you
Well, after I graduate, I’m headed for
law school. My dream is to become a judge and perhaps run for public
office in my home state of Massachusetts. You might say I have been
bitten by the political bug.
find out if CNR is the right choice
for you, please contact:
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805