Education Matters is a half-hour
monthly interview program hosted by Dr. Stephen J. Sweeny on WVOX Radio
(1460 AM). Education
Matters examines the ways in which education influences
Monday, March 14, 2005
"Wellness & Physical Health"
Guests: Dr. Theodora Ierides and Harold Crocker
On Education Matters
this March, Dr. Theodora Ierides is an Associate Professor of Physical
Education at The College of New Rochelle, and
Harold Crocker, Director of Athletics at CNR, speak with Dr. Stephen
Sweeny on wellness and physical health.
A graduate of Lehman
College, Dr. Ierides has her
Masters in Athletic Administration and her doctorate in Physical
Education, Teaching and Administration from Springfield College in
Springfield, Massachusetts. Before joining the faculty of The College
of New Rochelle, Dr. Ierides was Director of Athletics at the State
University of New York at Old Westbury.
Harold Crocker, who also serves as the Vice President of the Hudson
Valley Women's Athletic Conference, is a graduate of Central
Connecticut State College. Harold has his masters in special education
from The College of New Rochelle and a professional diploma in School
Administration and Supervision from Iona College. Before coming to The
College of New Rochelle, Harold was the Head Football Coach at Iona
College for over ten years.
Monday, February 14, 2005
Guest: Helen Wolf
On Education Matters
this February, Helen Wolf, Director of Campus Ministry, speaks on
spiritual wellness at The College of New Rochelle. Ms. Wolf began her
service to The College of New Rochelle in 2000 as Campus Minister, and
then became the Associate Director of Campus Ministry in 2002. In 2004,
we appointed Helen to be our Director of Campus Ministry. At CNR Helen
is responsible for providing opportunities for spiritual growth and the
faith development for the College community.
to her ministry at CNR, Helen is a liturgical minister. She has led
song at several different churches in the Brooklyn Diocese over a span
of 20 years. For five years, she was the Director of Music for St. Pius
V Parish where she still directs the multilingual choir for holy days
and the sacrament programs. She has brought her musical abilities to
every school at which she has taught, including CNR. Currently she is
working on a second Masters Degree in Religion from Fordham University.
"Nursing and CNR"
Guest: Dr. Donna Demarest
In January on Education
Matters, Dr. Sweeny speaks with Dr. Donna Demarest, Dean of the
School of Nursing at The College of New Rochelle, on issues of nursing
and nursing care in America.
Dr. Donna J. Demarest, an R.N. and nurse educator for over 25 years,
graduated from Teachers College at Columbia
University with her Ed.D. and first came to the College in 1980. After
nearly 15 years of teaching at CNR, she went to work at Oglala
Lakota College in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Southwestern
South Dakota, directing their Nursing Program. In 1999, Dr. Demarest
returned to CNR as Dean of the School of Nursing.
Matters, Dr. Demarest talks about the growth in enrollment in
School of Nursing at CNR, and about new nursing programs for
undergraduate and graduate students at the College. CNR is one of the
schools in the United States to teach holistic nursing practice, where
our nurses are concerned about the whole person. This approach to
nursing is a key element of the curriculum programs being developed now
for the College’s new Center for Wellness and Community Investment.
"Wellness on the Campus of
Guest: Marie Serina, RN
In December on Education
Matters, Dr. Sweeny speaks with Marie Serina, Director of
Health Services at The College of New Rochelle. A Registered Nurse,
Marie Serina graduated from Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing in
1973, and received her master’s degree in Nursing from New York
University in 1983. She has a post graduate certification as a Family
Nurse Practitioner from Pace University and earned her certification in
College Health Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
She is also certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American
Nursing Credentialing Center.
At CNR, Ms. Serina is responsible for coordinating and implementing
healthcare at the College’s Health Center. She is the founder of the
College’s Healthy Campus 2010
bi-annual event and serves as co-chair for the Healthy Campus 2010 Task Force. As
an adjunct faculty member, she teaches in the School of Nursing.
November 8, 2004
"Wellness and the
Guest: Dr. Amy
On his first
program of the year, Dr. Sweeny talks with Dr. Amy
Bass, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program
in CNR’s School of Arts
and Sciences. Dr. Bass is also the author of Not the Triumph but the Struggle: the 1968
Olympic Games and the Making of the Black Athlete, published
by the University of Minnesota
Press in 2002. In August Dr. Bass attended
the 2004 Olympic Games held in Athens,
At the Athens Olympics, she was the supervisor of the 30-member NBC
Research Room. This was Dr. Bass’ fourth Olympics.