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C N R  C E N T E N N I A L  F O U N D E R  ' S  D A Y
The College of New Rochelle faculty, staff, and students 
celebrated Founders Day with a wide array of events

F O U N D E R ' S  D A Y  L I T U R G Y

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.

F O U N D E R ' S  D A Y  S T A T U E  D E D I C A T I O N

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 it represents.

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.

F O U N D E R ' S  D A Y  P R E S I D E N T I A L  L U N C H E O N

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).

 U R S U L I N E  A R T I S T S  T O U R

After the Luncheon, many attendees took the opportunity to view the Castle Gallery exhibit "Ursuline Artists: Expressing The Creative Vision".

F O U N D E R ' S  D A Y  C O N C E R T

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.

F O U N D E R ' S  D A Y  C O L L E G E  B O W L

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.


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