NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle director of athletics and The Wellness Center Harold Crocker has announced the appointment of Philip Seymore as associate director of athletics and The Wellness Center. Seymore has over 20 years of experience in collegiate athletics departments and is charged with coordinating a comprehensive recruiting initiative for the entire athletic department in addition to other responsibilities.
“Phil is joining our team at CNR at the perfect time,” said vice president for student services Dr. Colette Geary. “We are embarking on a period of unprecedented growth and strategic planning at CNR and the broad range of skills and experience that Phil brings with him will prove to be an invaluable asset to us.”
In addition to his responsibilities in coordinating the College’s recruiting efforts, Seymore is tasked with mentoring the departments coaching staff, generating additional revenue for The Wellness Center, which received a LEED “Silver” rating certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), via programs, camps and rentals, and supervising the study hall program.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – In the latest NCAA statistical rankings, released Tuesday, the CNR volleyball team leads Division III in services aces per game and senior outside hitter/middle Elizabeth Johnston ranks 12th in the same category.
The Blue Angels are averaging 3.61 service aces per set, .07 ahead of second place Merchant Marine Academy, having converted 224 aces in 62 sets this season. A total of 420 Division III schools are eligible for the national rankings.
The stats cover all matches through October 14, and Johnston's 0.84 service aces per set place her among the national leaders and just .35 off the pace of DIII leader Jelena Markovic of Centenary College.
Johnston and CNR return to action on Thursday, October 18, traveling to Lehman College for a non-conference match slated to begin at 6:00 PM.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Daniel Webster Elementary and Trinity Elementary schools in New Rochelle were designated as “Reward Schools” in a recent statewide report released by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). In addition, all New Rochelle public schools and the district as a whole are considered to be in good standing.
Daniel Webster and Trinity are among only 29 schools in Westchester County and 250 statewide that qualify as “Reward Schools.” NYSED states, "Reward Schools are either schools that have made the most progress or schools that have the highest achievement in the state and do not have significant gaps in student achievement that are not being closed." Daniel Webster received its designation as one of the highest performing elementary schools in the state while Trinity has been designated as a high progress school because the "school’s combined ELA and mathematics performance index places it among the top ten percent in the State in terms of gains between the most recent assessment data and the data from the prior year."Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The College of New Rochelle volleyball team will sponsor its Third Annual “Dig Purple” match at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, against Cooper Union at The Wellness Center.
Anyone attending is encouraged to wear purple in support of Domestic Violence Awareness. The Blue Angels will wear special purple jerseys for the match. Admission is free and is part of CNR’s Family Weekend.
The Blue Angels will offer serving games at the conclusion of the match, a 50/50 raffle and other giveaways. Donations will also be accepted. All proceeds will benefit My Sister’s Place.
For over 35 years, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence on women and children throughout Westchester County. MSP is a cutting edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy, shelter and legal services and education and prevention.Read more
OVERLAND PARK, KS -- CNR’s Cydney House Named Association of Division III Independents Player of the Week for VolleyballThe College of New Rochelle freshman setter/outside hitter Cydney House (Dublin, CA/California HS) has been named the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Volleyball Player of the Week, it was announced today by the conference office.
House, who adds this recognition to the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference Volleyball Rookie of the Week award she received yesterday, played a key role in Blue Angels perfect 3-0 week, averaging 1.91 kills, 2.09 assists, 1.82 service aces, 1.36 digs and 0.18 block solos per set as the Blue Angels ran their winning streak to four. The freshman recorded a match- and season-high 12 service aces at Medgar Evers College, recorded a double-double with team-highs of 11 kills and 17 assists at York (NY) College, and led the team with nine kills and nine digs in a sweep of Culinary Institute.
This marks the fourth time this season a Blue Angel has been recognized by AD3I with this award.
CNR returns to action on September 6, traveling to Brooklyn College for a match slated to begin at 7:00 PM.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Iona Preparatory School, an all-boys National School of Excellence Catholic high school located in New Rochelle, N.Y., today announced the strong endorsement of its strategic expansion plans with a cornerstone gift of $100,000 from Charles S. Jones , a graduate of the class of 1967 and a global business leader. In the coming year, Iona Prep will expand its academic program with the addition of grades K-8, extending its Catholic heritage in the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice by merging with Iona Grammar School.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In time to celebrate Homecoming Weekend, Iona College is scheduled to welcome over 100 students back to campus with the opening of East Hall, Iona’s newest residence hall, on Wednesday, October 17 through Friday, October 19, 2012.
“The construction of this much needed residence hall is indicative of our commitment to students and was made possible earlier this year through the diligent and collaborative community planning process. Neighborhood leaders, city officials, and representatives of Iona College worked together to identify solutions,” said President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. President Nyre also thanks the New Rochelle City Council for their support of Iona College, which has a significant and positive economic impact in New Rochelle and surrounding communities.
East Hall is three stories and has the capacity to house 112 students. There is an elevator in the center lobby area and lounges on both the second and third floors. Each room has wireless internet, cable television and telephone lines. The main floor hosts a kitchen area, the mail room and laundry facilities. Three resident assistants and one campus minister will also reside in East Hall.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On October 19th and 20th Iona College in partnership with the Thomas Paine National Historical Association, will host a gathering of national and international scholars for presentations and discussion on the life, legacy and ideas of a long neglected Founding Father of the United States, Thomas Paine.
In addition to 32 papers delivered in 12 sessions of scholarly presentations, the conference will also feature a keynote speech by Lewis Lapham (former editor of Harper’s Magazine), a presentation of the play, Citizen Paine, as well as receptions at the Thomas Paine National Historical Association Building and the Thomas Paine Cottage.
Thanks to a grant from the James Hervey Johnson Charitable Educational Trust, the conference is free for Iona faculty, students, independent scholars and the general public.Read more