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C E N T E N N I A L F O U N D E R ' S D A Y
of New Rochelle faculty, staff, and students
Founders Day with a wide array of events
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Hundreds of students, alumnae/i, faculty, staff and friends joined together
in celebration of The College of New Rochelle Founderís Day at its Main
Campus in New Rochelle. This auspicious event marked the anniversary
of the 1904 founding of the College by Mother Irene Gill of the Ursuline
Order. The day's activities commenced with the Founder's Day Liturgy
in Holy Family Chapel.
At the conclusion of the Liturgy, President Stephen J. Sweeny presented
Centennial Medals to Sr. Brigette Brunet OSU (left) and Sr. Anne Leroy,
OSU, offical representatives of Mother Collette Lignon, OSU, Prioress General
of the Ursulines of the Roman Order.
Following the Liturgy, those attending processed to the front of Leland
Castle for the dedication of the statue of St. Angela Merici.
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A large crowd gethered for the dedication of the statue of the Collegeís
new seven-foot-high bronze statue of St. Angela Merici, who founded the
Order of St. Ursula in 1535.
At the dedication, President Stephen J. Sweeny welcomed everyone to the
College and spoke of the significance of the stature and the Ursuline Heritage
President Stephen J. Sweeny, along with former CNR President Sr. Dorothy
Ann Kelly, OSU, unveiled the statue of St. Angela Merici.
Faculty, staff, and students were invited to participate in the blessing
of the statue.
Detail of bronze plaque on the base of the statue.
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At the Founderís Day Presidential Luncheon,
four students were honored with The Ursuline Institute's Serviam Award
for their outstanding commitment to community service. (Left to Right):
Kari Black (Graduate School), Julie Rivera (School of Nursing), Dr. Stephen
J. Sweeny, Maya Georgieva (School of Arts & Sciences), and Rebecca
Johnson (School of New Resources).
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After the Luncheon, many attendees took the
opportunity to view the Castle Gallery exhibit "Ursuline Artists: Expressing
The Creative Vision".
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The Founder's Day Concert was performed at
4 p.m. in Holy Family Chapel by Dr. Michael Kaminski, an accomplished
organist who has appeared in concert throughout North America.
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CNR's first Annual College Bowl was held on
Founderís Day, October 23. Teams from the School of Arts & Sciences,
Graduate School, School of New Resources, and School of Nursing gathered
for the exciting event held in Maura Ballroom.
Students, faculty, and staff crowded into the ballroom to cheer their
favorite School in this game-show contest where students were quizzed on
trivia questions and historical facts about The College of New Rochelle,
now celebrating its centennial year.
Great prizes awaited the winners of the First Annual CNR College Bowl.