NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Alice Gallin, O.S.U., a graduate of The College of New Rochelle (CNR) was awarded the Women of Achievement Award at the College’s 74th annual Alumnae/i College Weekend in June. The award was instituted in 1999 to recognize alumnae/i for brilliant accomplishments in their chosen careers. Judith Huntington, president of the College, presented the award.
Following her undergraduate degree, Sr. Alice earned her Master’s degree from Fordham University while teaching at The Ursuline School and New Rochelle High School. During World War II, she went to Washington, D.C. to work for the Military Intelligence Service as a research analyst, then made the decision to enter the religious life as an Ursuline.
She returned to New Rochelle to become a well respected member of the CNR faculty, teaching Modern European History. During this time she earned her Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Dr. Regina Peruggi McCallion, a graduate of The College of New Rochelle (CNR) was awarded the Women of Achievement Award at the College’s 74th annual Alumnae/i College Weekend in June. The award was instituted in 1999 to recognize alumnae/i for brilliant accomplishments in their chosen careers. Judith Huntington, president of the College, presented the award.
Following her undergraduate career where she earned her B.A. in Sociology, Dr. Peruggi McCallion earned her M.A. from New York University and her Ed.D. from Columbia University’s Teachers College. In 1974 she was appointed Associate Dean for Adult and Continuing Education. In this role she expanded adult literacy programs as well as programs involving local business, industry and labor unions, and faculty development. From 1990 to 2001, she served as President of Marymount Manhattan College, followed by her position as President of the Central Park Conservancy.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- For more than thirty years, Deborah Little has been dedicated to the nursing profession. She has held positions in nursing education, management, and as an advanced practice nurse. It’s that broad background in the profession and her warm personality that make her most attractive to Monroe College as the newly-appointed Chair of the School of Nursing.
“Deborah’s understanding of the vital practical components of what it takes to be a critical care nurse and also how to teach that and communicate it to students makes her a perfect fit for our highly-successful nursing program,” said Dean of Academics Jeff Wallis. “Combine that experience with her compassion and enthusiastic support for students and you have a total professional who will be able to build on what is already an excellent nursing program.”
Monroe practical student nurses have passed the PN-NCLEX exams at the extraordinary rate of 98% in 2011.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Sophomore Luisa Maria Garcia, a Communication Arts major in the School of Arts & Sciences at The College of New Rochelle, was one of two undergraduates selected by The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund as a scholarship recipient of the “Emerging Voices” program. Luisa was recognized at a Gracie Awards Luncheon on May 23, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA.
The “Emerging Voices” Scholarship program consists of a $2,500 scholarship, made payable directly to The College of New Rochelle in the name of Ford Motor Company Fund.
Her success has not surprised her professors. Dr. Michael Quinn, Communication Arts professor says, “Luisa is not only developing technical skills by working in our TV Studio, she is also improving her skills as a journalist in classes ranging from Newswriting to Political Science. She has also taken advantage of our Internship Program at major media organizations such as CBS and ABC."
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Iona College men's basketball head coach Tim Cluess announced the appointment of Bill O'Keefe and Zak Boisvert to his staff for the 2012-13 season. O’Keefe and Boisvert will replace Mark Calzonetti and Bob Paul. Calzonetti accepted the associate head coach position at LIU Brooklyn while Paul accepted the head coaching position for the varsity squad at Chaminade High School where he has been a teacher for the past several years.
"It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Bill and Zak to the Iona program," said Cluess. “I’ve known Bill for almost 40 years now. He is a trusted friend with tremendous experience as a high school, college, and semi-pro coach and I will be dependant on him to assist in all facets of the program. Zak is young, up-and-coming basketball mind and did a great job on our staff my first year here. I’m thrilled to have him back in New Rochelle."
O'Keefe comes to New Rochelle after spending last season as an assistant coach at Nassau Community College. In his one season in Garden City, he assisted long-time head coach A.J. Wynder's squad to a 21-11 record and a NJCAA Region XV championship game appearance.Read more
Monroe College was one of three postsecondary institutions to be recognized by USA Funds with a 2012 Excellence in Debt Management Award for promoting financial literacy and helping students minimize and manage their student loan debt. Citing the college’s comprehensive Debt Reduction, Education, Assessment and Management (DREAM) project, USA Funds will award a $10,000 grant towards student scholarships.
“Students are more successful while in college and after graduation if they manage their loan-debt responsibly,” said President Stephen Jerome. “Because Monroe College is committed to our students’ futures, guiding them to properly manage their personal finances and helping them establish the resources to do so, is essential to their development as productive citizens and integral to their positive experience at the college.”
“We are grateful for being recognized and will enthusiastically use the awarded funds to support the education of our students,” he said.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- President Judith Huntington of The College of New Rochelle (CNR) has announced the appointment of Dr. Darryl E. Jones as Dean of the School of New Resources effective July 1, 2012.
Formerly Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Seton Hall University, Darryl E. Jones, Ph.D., joined the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle in 2004 as Assistant to the Dean for Enrollment Management. During his time with the Graduate School, he assisted the Dean in the development of enrollment management strategies.
In 2006 he joined the School of New Resources as the Assistant Director of the Brooklyn Campus where he was responsible for the day-to-day coordination of Instructional Staff as well as for assuring the quality of the academic program. Among his many duties he worked closely with the Campus Director to implement strategies to recruit and retain students at the campus.
Chrisanne Petrone and David Lacher were sworn in last Tuesday as members of the New Rochelle Board of Education after running unopposed last May. For Petrone, it will be her second term. For Lacher it will be his fifth term.
As part of the ceremony, two students from New Rochelle High School performed a duet on the flute.