is important for college students, especially those who plan on careers
in education, social work, psychology, and modern languages, to acquire
cultural awareness and sensitivity, language facility, and knowledge of
political, economic and social conditions in Mexico and their effects
on immigration and the immigrant experience,” said Dr. Gordon.
“This trip will provide the global perspective that many students need
in order to succeed in the professions that they are working toward.”
course will be taught by three CNR faculty members: Dr. Judith Gordon,
Associate Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Social Work
Department in the School of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico,
Assistant Professor in the Modern Foreign Languages Department; and Dr.
Ruth Zealand, Associate Professor in the Education Department, School
of Arts and Sciences.
to Dr. Gordon, the metropolitan New York area has witnessed a dramatic
increase in the Mexican and Central and South American immigrant
populations. New Rochelle and the nearby cities of Port Chester
and Yonkers, in particular, have experienced the largest growth in
their Mexican populations. In fact, Mexican immigrants comprise
the single largest Latino group in New Rochelle, where CNR’s Main
Campus is based.
of the CNR students headed to Mexico have been awarded scholarships
from the Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation toward their
expenses. A long-time member of the College who recently retired,
Dr. Taylor created this foundation to encourage undergraduate students
to participate in study abroad programs.
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The first Catholic
college for women in New York State,
College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order.
it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three
which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult
the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. The main campus of
the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of
New York City. The College maintains six other campus locations
in New York
City. Visit the College’s website at www.cnr.edu