CENTENNIAL OF THE COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE ALUMNAE/I ASSOCIATION

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On May 27, 1908 the nine graduates of the College of St. Angela founded the Alumnae Association. The Association now numbers over 35, 000 graduates from four Schools.

Alumnae met formally and informally, often returning to campus to visit the Ursulines who welcomed them on Founder’s Day and Commencement. In 1939, Mary Shaughnessey ’19 founded Alumnae College, an annual reunion which featured a guest speaker and sessions with lay and Ursuline professors, a time of intellectual stimulation, fun, and reminiscences of “back when.” Friendships forged in college continue to endure over many decades.

In 1924, the Alumnae News began; a magazine sent to alumnae the world over (became Quarterly in 1976). Issues feature a particular theme and continue to carry notes on alums. The CNR online alumnae/i website also connects graduates.

Alumnae became the major fundraisers for the cloistered Ursulines and held events in various areas of the country where local chapters were formed; they were and continue to be instrumental in recruiting new students.

After incorporation and by-laws were made in the 1920’s, an Executive Secretary was hired to coordinate communication and events with alumnae; this developed into the Alumnae Director’s office, now part of CNR’s College Advancement. A Board of Directors, comprised of representatives of each of the four Schools of CNR is a vital link between administration and alumnae/i.
 

 


First Alumnae College
 

 


2006 Alumnae Events

 Since 1939, Alumnae college continues to attract graduates young and old. Timely topics and speakers are featured.

 

 


The Class of 1908 at their Commencement with CNR President, Mother Mary Peter Carthy.

The Class of 1908 at their Commencement.

 

 


Centennial 2000 Class of 1935

Class of 1935 in 2000.

 


Centennial 2000 Class of 1995

Class of 1995 in 2000.
 

 


 Class of 1944 in 2004.
 

 


1988 Annales

Class of 1988.

 


Alumnae Founder's Day Semi-centenary 1954

Alumnae Founder's Day Semi-centenary 1954.
 


 Alumnae Scholarship Fund 1944

 Alumnae Scholarship Fund 1944.
 

 


Children's Day

Alumnae events over the years have included an annual Children’s Day (now Strawberry Festival) which invites Alumnae/i families.
 

 


Alumnae reunion 1924

Alumnae reunion 1924.
 

 


Alumnae Trip to Rome 1962
 

Alumnae Trip to Rome 1962  
Alumnae Events over the years have included an annual Children’s Day (now Strawberry Festival invites alumnae/i families), trips (Rome in 1962), exhibits, Networking breakfasts, sports competitions and meetings with CNR presidents.

 

 


Alumnae College 1981

Alumnae College 1981.
 

 


Fundraising by alums include scholarship aid, building funds, telethons.

Fundraising by alums include scholarship aid, building funds, telethons.

 

 

Three generations:



Kay Shanley Vavasour ’44; Rose Cavanaugh Shanley ’20;
JoEllen Vavasour ’76 SAS.
 

 


 Family connections:

 

Eileen Kelly Short, SNR ’97; CNR President, Sr. Dorothy Ann Kelly , SAS ’51, and Dorothy Short, SON ‘89.

 

 


Over the century, many daughters, sisters, cousins have enrolled and graduated.

Four SNR family members graduate in 2003
 

Four SNR family members graduate in 2003, pictured: Donna Harvey, Mary Taylor, Sandra Pires, (Lisa Williams not in photo.)
 

 


The Angela Merici Medal

The Angela Merici Medal
The Angela Merici award, instituted in 1953 is given to select alumnae who have given outstanding service to the Church and to CNR.

 


Angela Merici Award recipients in 1996 with Sr. Dorothy Ann Kelly.

Angela Merici Award recipients in 1996 with Sr. Dorothy Ann Kelly.
 

 


Angela Merici Award recipients in 2004 with Dr. Stephen Sweeny.
 

Angela Merici Award recipients in 2004 with Dr. Stephen Sweeny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 College of New Rochelle Alumnae/i Directory

 

 

 

and at their Golden Jubilee in 1958