Category:College of New Rochelle alumni
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The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. College of New Rochelle – The College of New Rochelle is a private Catholic college with its main campus located in New Rochelle, New York. The College of St. Angela was founded by the Order of the Ursulines as the first Catholic womens college in New York State in 1904, the name was changed to The College of New Rochelle in 1910. Today, the College is composed of four schools and is fully coeducational, undergraduate and graduate programs include traditional four-year BSN programs as well as programs for those looking to change careers, and registered nurses seeking to advance their education. The Graduate School offers a range of masters degrees and certificate programs. The College of New Rochelle is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges, the School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The college offers undergraduate degrees including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Graduate degrees include Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Science in Education. CNR has 118 full-time faculty and instructional staff and 640 adjunct faculty, of the faculty, 89% hold doctoral degrees or the highest degree available in their field. The schools interim president is Dr. Dorothy Escribano, in October 2016, the Board of Trustees announced Judith Huntingtons resignation as President of the College. We have made changes because we are looking in new directions to protect. The full statement and an FAQ page was posted to the Colleges website, the main campus is located in New Rochelle, a suburban Westchester city about 16 miles north of Manhattan. In 1896, the founder, Mother Irene Gill, traveled to New Rochelle to explore the possibility of establishing a seminary there for young women. It was during this trip that she came across Leland Castle, the castle was purchased in 1897 and became the first structure of the College. It has since designated a National Historic Site. The castle is part of the quadrangle and currently houses the Castle Gallery. Baseball, Mens Cross Country and Womens Soccer will be introduced in the fall 2017, cheerleading is also offered as a year-round program. National Collegiate Athletic Association This association provides for post-season competition on a regional and national level and we are obligated to comply with the regulations established by the NCAA. The number of events, number of student-athletes, length of season, in the 75 years since its inception, the Eastern College Athletic Conference has emerged as the nations largest Conference. In the 2014–15 academic year, the ECAC will host nearly 100 championships in 37 mens and womens sports as the sponsors of over 5,800 varsity teams and 111,000 male and female athletes
2. New Rochelle, New York – New Rochelle /rəˈʃɛl/ is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States, in the southeastern portion of the state. In 2007, the city had a population of 73,260, as of the 2010 Census, the citys population had increased to 77,062. In November 2008 Business Week magazine listed New Rochelle as the best city in New York State, in 2014, New Rochelle was voted the 13th best city to live in, out of 550 cities, and was the only city in Westchester County on the list. The European settlement was started by refugee Huguenots in 1688, who were fleeing persecution in France after the revocation by the king of the Edict of Nantes. Many of the settlers were artisans and craftsmen from the city of La Rochelle, France, some 33 families established the community of la Nouvelle-Rochelle in 1688. A monument containing the names of these stands in Hudson Park. Thirty-one years earlier, the Siwanoy Indians, a band of Algonquian-speaking Lenape sold their land to Thomas Pell, in 1689 Pell officially deeded 6,100 acres for the establishment of a Huguenot community. Jacob Leisler is an important figure in the histories of both New Rochelle and the nation. He arrived in America as a mercenary in the British army and he was subsequently appointed acting-governor of the province, and it was during this time that he acted on behalf of the Huguenots. Of all the Huguenot settlements in America founded with the intention of being distinctly French colonies, the colony continued to attract French refugees until as late as 1760. The choice of name for the city reflected the importance of the city of La Rochelle and of the new settlement in Huguenot history, French was spoken, and it was common practice for people in neighboring areas to send their children to New Rochelle to learn the language. In 1775, General George Washington stopped in New Rochelle on his way to command of the Army of the United Colonies in Massachusetts. The British Army briefly occupied sections of New Rochelle and Larchmont in 1776, following British victory in the Battle of White Plains, New Rochelle became part of a Neutral Ground for General Washington to regroup his troops. After the Revolutionary War ended in 1784, patriot Thomas Paine was given a farm in New Rochelle for his service to the cause of independence, the farm, totaling about 300 acres, had been confiscated from its owners by state of New York due to their Tory activities. The first national census of 1790 shows New Rochelle with 692 residents,136 were African American, including 36 who were freemen and the remainder slaves. Through the 18th century, New Rochelle had remained a modest village that retained an abundance of agricultural land, during the 19th century, however, New York City was a destination from the mid-century on by waves of immigration, principally from Ireland and Germany. More established American families left New York City and moved into this area, the 1820 Census showed 150 African-Americans residing in New Rochelle, six of whom were still slaves. The state had abolished slavery with by a plan, children of slave mothers were born free
3. Madeleine Blais – Madeleine Blais is a United States journalist, author and professor in the University of Massachusetts Amhersts journalism department. Blais has worked at The Boston Globe, The Trenton Times, the Heart Is an Instrument, Portraits in Journalism. Which includes profiles of Christine Falling, the Florida babysitter who murdered three children in her care, social activist Carol Fennelly and playwright Tennessee Williams, a memoir of her Irish-American single-parent upbringing David Garlock, ed. Zepps Last Stand. Pulitzer Prize feature stories, Americas best writing, 1979-2003 and she graduated from The College of New Rochelle in 1969. While there, she roomed with Mercedes Ruehl and Suzanne Hampton and she is married to author John Katzenbach
4. Patricia Breslin – Patricia Rose Breslin was an American actress and philanthropist. She had a prominent career in television, which included recurring roles as Amanda Miller on The Peoples Choice and she also appeared in Go, Man, Go. and the William Castle horror films Homicidal and I Saw What You Did. She also helped open the Hospice of the Western Reserve at the Cleveland Clinic, patricia Rose Breslin was born in New York City, one of three children born to Edward and Marjorie Breslin. Her father was a Catholic of Irish descent and her mother was of Scottish descent, Breslin was raised in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Southeast Bronx. She graduated from the Academy of Mount St. Ursula High School in the Bronx before attending the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, in 1954, she guest-starred with Peter Mark Richman in an episode of NBCs legal drama, Justice, as a woman threatened by hoodlums. The same year, she appeared in a role as Sylvia Franklin Saperstein in the sports film Go, Man. Opposite Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, and the Harlem Globetrotters, the following year, in 1955, Breslin was cast in an episode of the CBS anthology series Appointment with Adventure, a series with neither a host nor a regular star. From 1955 to 1958, Breslin co-starred with Jackie Cooper as his girlfriend and then wife in the NBC sitcom, between 1960 and 1963 Breslin made three guest appearances on CBSs Perry Mason, and was cast as the defendant in all three episodes. In 1960 she played Karen Lewis in The Case of the Lavender Lipstick, in 1962 she played Karen Ross in The Case of the Poison Pen-Pal, and in 1963 as Laura Hewes in The Case of the Prankish Professor. In 1960, she guest starred on the short-lived David McLean western series, Tate and she appeared on Nick Adams ABC western, The Rebel and with Jack Lord in his ABC adventure series, Stoney Burke. Thereafter, Breslin played the role of Anne Mitchell, along with co-stars Ralph Bellamy and Paul Fix, in the 1961 episode The Haven of CBSs anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. She returned to film in 1961, starring in William Castles horror film Homicidal, in 1964, she was cast in the role of Laura Brooks on the ABC prime time soap opera Peyton Place. She also played the role of Meg Baldwin in the ABC soap opera General Hospital from 1966 to 1969, Breslin married former Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens NFL team owner and advertising and business executive Art Modell in 1969. Breslin had two sons from her first marriage to character actor David Orrick McDearmon, sons John and David, shortly after their marriage, Modell legally adopted Patricias sons and they took his surname. The family lived in Waite Hill, Ohio, then later Owings Mills, Breslin became a well-known philanthropist in both Cleveland, Ohio, as well as Baltimore, Maryland after relocating to the city in 1995. She and husband Modell donated $5 million to the SEED School of Maryland, in Cleveland, she helped start the Hospice of the Western Reserve at the Cleveland Clinic, and supported the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She was also active in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Cleveland Musical Arts Association, the Cleveland Ballet, the Playhouse Square Foundation, Breslin died on October 12,2011, at the age of eighty after a lengthy hospitalization with pancreatitis. Her funeral was offered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore and her husband, Art Modell had been a major contributor to the restoration of the basilica
5. Mary Donohue – Mary O’Connor Donohue is a retired Judge of the New York Court of Claims and was Lieutenant Governor of New York. She was first elected lieutenant governor in 1998 and reelected 2002 on a ticket with Gov. George Pataki, Donohue is a former teacher and lawyer who was once an aide to State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno. She graduated from The College of New Rochelle and received a degree in Education from Russell Sage College. In 1983, she received a law degree from Albany Law School, in addition to working for Bruno, Donohue was an assistant county attorney in Rensselaer County. During her time in the county office, she worked on Family Court. Donohue served as the attorney of Rensselaer County for several years in the 1990s. During her two terms as attorney, she prosecuted over 5000 cases a year. In 1996, she was elected as a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, serving as a state judge, Donohue handled both civil and criminal cases. She resigned from her judgeship in 1998, when Pataki picked her as a running mate, Donohue was sworn in as lieutenant governor on January 1,1999, replacing Betsy McCaughey Ross. She was not known to be a lieutenant governor or to enjoy a close relationship with Pataki. She has been loyal to Pataki and never opposed him. In 2005, it was reported that she was spending time in Albany because of her dissatisfaction with Pataki and her hope that he would leave office early. When she became lieutenant governor, Pataki appointed Donohue to head a task force on school violence issues. He said he designated Donohue to head the force because of her background as a teacher. According to her website, Donohue spent a year traveling the state meeting with teachers, parents, students. As a part of her work, Donohue formulated a series of recommendations, since 1999, Donohue started to spend time traveling the state promoting school violence prevention and to implement the recommendations of her task force. In 2005, Donohue led a program, comprising several agencies. In 2000, Pataki appointed Donohue to chair a task force looking in quality communities in New York, Donohues task force met around the state to discuss land use policies, economic development, and growth issues
6. Regina Peruggi – Regina S. Peruggi is an American educator who was the President of Kingsborough Community College from 2005 to 2014, the first woman to hold that position in the colleges 40-year history. She is also known as the first wife of Rudy Giuliani, who would subsequently become Mayor of New York, Peruggi grew up in a middle class family in The Bronx in New York City. She attended Roman Catholic parochial schools and she gained a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the College of New Rochelle in 1967. She was married to Rudy Giuliani, who is her second cousin and she started her career as a drug abuse counselor in a state jail. She worked as a teacher at the school, college. In 1974 she joined York College of The City University of New York, then moved to Washington, D. C. with Giuliani, the couple returned to New York in 1977, but had become separated to some degree. Then around 1980 she went back to school, and then earned a Master of Business Administration from New York University, Giuliani filed for legal separation from Peruggi on August 12,1982, a civil divorce was issued by the end of the year. By 1984 Peruggi worked in the office of the City University system. By 1986 she had become an Associate Dean for the whole City University system, in 1990 she was named president of Marymount Manhattan College, a position she held for eleven years, during this time the colleges enrollment doubled. Peruggi was then named president of Kingsborough Community College in May 2004, there she had a salary of over $200,000. Under Peruggis leadership, Kingsborough Community College experienced record-high enrollment numbers and it was also named one of the top four community colleges in the country when it was chosen as a Finalist with Distinction for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Having reached age 65, she announced she was stepping down in April 2014, Peruggi has served on the board of directors of the GreenPoint Foundation, the American Red Cross of Greater New York, the Silver Shield Foundation, and the Center for Redirection Through Education. In 2006 she was honored as a 2006 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction, ursula High School, the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and the International Longevity Center. In 2008, Peruggi was named to the Commission on Lifelong Learning of the American Council on Education and around the same time was named to the Advisory Board of the Student World Assembly
7. Mercedes Ruehl – Mercedes J. Ruehl is an American theater, television, and film actor. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for The Fisher King, Ruehl was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, the daughter of Mercedes J. Ruehl, a school teacher, and Vincent Ruehl, an FBI agent. Her father was of German and Irish descent and her mother was of Cuban, Ruehl attended College of New Rochelle and graduated in 1969. She is married to painter David Geiser, with whom she adopted a son and she had another son, Christopher, whom she placed in adoption in 1976, he later became Jakes godfather. Her brother, Peter Ruehl, moved to Australia in 1987 where he was a newspaper columnist until his death in 2011. Ruehl began her career in theatre with the Denver Center Theatre Company. Her first starring role on Broadway came in 1984s Im Not Rappaport and she then went on to win the 1984 Obie Award for her performance in The Marriage of Bette and Boo and twenty years later, an Obie for Woman Before a Glass. She also received a 1991 Tony Award as Best Actress for Neil Simons Lost in Yonkers, earlier she had won the 1989 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Married to the Mob. She played KACL station manager Kate Costas in five episodes of Frasier and she is the first Cuban-American female Academy Award winner. In 2005, she received the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors and she later played the mother of main character Vincent Chase in HBOs Entourage. In 2009, Ruehl returned to the Broadway stage in Manhattan Theater Clubs production of Richard Greenbergs The American Plan playing the role of Eva Adler, the production opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and the limited engagement ran From January 22 until March 22. In his rave review in The New York Times, Ben Brantley called Ruehls performance masterly, Ruehl next appeared in the drama/horror film What Ever Happened to Barker Daniels. In January 2012, Ruehl starred in Sarah Treems play The How and The Why, directed by Emily Mann at McCarter Theatre of Princeton University
8. Margaret C. Snyder – Peg Snyder is an American social scientist with a special interest in women and economic development, particularly in Africa. She was the director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She was also a co-founder of Womens World Banking and of the African Training, Snyder was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929. As a young woman, she attended the College of New Rochelle, receiving a degree in 1950, and the Catholic University of America. Her M. S. thesis at Catholic University was a study of effects of the proposal for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. In 1953 she became dean of women for Le Moyne College in Syracuse, a sabbatical-year in Africa in 1961 changed the course of her career. She also worked as a consultant to the State University of New York, Snyder returned to Tanzania in 1970 to complete her research while tutoring students. In 1971 she received a Ph. D. in sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, in that position she expanded the scope of her activities beyond Africa to include Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. UNIFEM started innovative and experimental programs aimed at improving womens situation and its major fields of concentration were economic and political empowerment. For example, it was the first to provide a large grant to the Green Belt Movement of Kenya, whose leader, Professor Wangari Maathai. It financed training of women as leaders in Latin America. Once programs such as these were evaluated as effective, many were adopted or replicated by major funds including the UNDP, initially administratively located in the Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs. VFDW moved as UNIFEM to autonomous association with the UN Development Program, UNDP and its resources came entirely from voluntary contributions rather than from the assessed contributions of governments to the United Nations. UNIFEM faced two major obstacles during its initial decade under Snyders leadership, the other major obstacle arose when some politicians successfully sought the withdrawal of the US governments annual contributions to its core resources. Pressure from the Consultative Committee to the Fund, led by Therese Spens of UK, and from a group of NGOs, led to restoration of the US contribution, Snyder retired from UNIFEM in 1989. Following her retirement, she continued to serve as advisor to the UN. She wrote the histories of the African Training and Research Centre for Women at UNECA and she then received a Fulbright award to allow her to spend the 1994-95 academic year teaching at the newly established Womens Studies Programme for MA candidates at Makerere University in Uganda. She is also a member of the Board of the Green Belt Movement International that supports Kenyas Green Belt Movement by sponsoring information activities and mobilizes resources for the work in Kenya
9. Patricia Ann Tracey – Patricia Ann Tracey was the first American woman to be promoted to the rank of vice admiral. She retired as an admiral in 2004. At that time, she was also the all-time senior-ranking female officer in the United States military, Patricia Ann Tracey was born in The Bronx, New York. She graduated from the Academy of Mount St. S, Navy in 1970 in what was then known as the General Unrestricted Line officer designator. She later earned a Masters Degree, with distinction, in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and her initial assignment in the United States Navy was to the Naval Space Surveillance Systems in Dahlgren, Virginia where she qualified as a Command Center Officer and Orbital Analyst. Following a tour on the staff of the Commander of the Pacific Fleet, she served at the Bureau of Naval Personnel as the Placement Officer for graduate education and service college students. From 1980 to 1982, Tracey served as a planning analyst in the Systems Analysis division on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff. She served as Commanding Officer of Naval Station Long Beach, then the second largest homeport of the Pacific Fleet, Tracey became a Fellow with the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group at the Naval War College in 1992. She was assigned as Director for Manpower and Personnel on the staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and she subsequently served from June 1995 to June 1996 as Commander, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, home of a longstanding Navy boot camp. Tracey served in this position from 1996 to 1998, in September 1998, Tracey was assigned as deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Military Manpower and Personnel Policy, the Pentagon. In June 2001, Tracey was assigned as director, Navy Staff, N09B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and she retired from this billet on September 2,2004. On September 10,1977, Tracey married fellow naval officer Richard Metzer, speech at Vice Admiral Patricia Tracey Retirement Ceremony