New Rochelle, NY (February 15, 2012) For the fourth-consecutive year, the Iona College Mock Trial (ICMT) team has successfully qualified for a bid to the national championship. This past weekend, ICMT competed in the regional-qualifying tournament at Yale University and became one of the top eight teams in the 30 team regional field to receive bids to the opening rounds of the national championship to be held in Minnesota. Competition included teams from Columbia University, Brown University, Princeton University and Yale University, to name a few.Read more
New Rochelle, NY, January 2012 – Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle, has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Westchester County Association, the highly regarded business membership organization in Westchester County.
“I am honored to have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of such a distinguished business organization. With its strong commitment to advocacy and economic vitality, The Westchester County Association plays a vital role in addressing the critical issues facing Westchester’s business community,” said Ms. Huntington. In 2008, she received the Apex Advocacy Award from The Westchester County Association for her participation on the County Association’s Property Tax Alliance.Read more
College of New Rochelle guard Alyssa Pechin has been selected as the HVWAC Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. The freshman from Yonkers, NY, who is also a four-time Rookie of the Week selection, scored a conference-high 41 points and also dished out eight assists and swiped five steals, leading the Blue Angels to a conference win over Yeshiva. For the Week, Pechin averaged 23.6 points, 4.0 assists, 3.7 steals and 3.2 rebounds and currently leads the conference in scoring (18.5 points/gm).Read more
New Rochelle, NY- The College of New Rochelle women's basketball team's dominance in the second half led the Blue Angels to a 70-39 victory over Yeshiva University in the quarterfinals of the HVWAC Championship. The Blue Angels held Yeshiva to 31% from the field and rolled offensively with four players scoring in the double digits.
CNR struggled in the first half as they were outrebounded by 11 and held to 13 of 42 shooting. The Blue Angels still were able to go into half time with a 26-24 lead, as Freshman Alyssa Pechin scored 13 points on 6-10 shooting and dished out 5 assist in the first half. The second half was all CNR as Yeshiva had no answer for the full court press and turned the ball over 23 times. CNR was able to take advantage of Yeshiva's mistakes and start the half on a 12-2 run and take control of the game. Yeshiva was never able to recover and lost 70-39.Read more
The City School District of New Rochelle has a budget of $231 million yet there is a paper shortage at one of the elementary schools? When I got a call about this I insisted on seeing the actual note. I simply did not believe it.
Sure enough that note was real:
I am sure that you have noticed that your child has not been receiving weekly spelling packets as usual and that we are using a lot of the worksheets from the math workbook instead of differentiated worksheets for homework. That is because we have had a shortage of paper in our school. Teachers won't be receiving copy paper until the end of the month. Now that the holidays are approaching we are going to need more copies than can be made in school so I am asking you that if you can, please donate a ream of plain white copy paper to our class it would be very helpful.
Thank you for your continuing support
The New Rochelle Science Olympiad team racked up 12 medals at the Lower Hudson Valley Regional competition held this past Saturday at Byram Hills High School but fell just short in qualifying for this year's New York State competition.Read more
Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle, recently met with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino at the College’s campus in New Rochelle. Ms. Huntington, who was inaugurated as the College’s 13th president this past fall, discussed with the County Executive her vision for The College of New Rochelle and outlined key initiatives that the College is addressing to meet today’s challenging environment in higher education.Read more
New Rochelle, NY (February 2012) -- Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, president of Iona College, addressed a large audience of students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Spring Convocation 2012 in The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. Convocation is held twice each academic year, spring and fall, to provide an overview of the current state of the College and to highlight plans for the future.
Dr. Nyre spoke of the actions the College has taken over the past seven months to overcome recent challenges. He emphasized that student learning and campus activities remain vibrant and are a priority as the planning process for Iona’s future continues. He also addressed how the College accreditation planning and related processes are moving forward and how the current budget reflects reduced tuition increases, continued salary increases, additional support for student financial aid and balanced tuition within a competitive marketplace.Read more