Rosa Puleo Napoleone, SAS '75

Rosa Puleo Napoleone, SAS '75 was the CNR Legacy Award recipient at the Mercy College Trustees’ Scholarship Gala in May 2022. As she accepted her award, Rosa movingly described the lasting impact of her four years as an undergraduate at the College of New Rochelle. 

“CNR was indeed a special place, affording me with an excellent, well-rounded education, invaluable life lessons, and many dear friends.  Principles such as maintaining a sense of integrity, life-long learning and Serviam – ‘I will serve’- became ingrained and provided me with a compass for the years that followed commencement.”

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Christine LaSala, SAS '72

What brought Christine LaSala to the College of New Rochelle was an advertisement in Time magazine in 1967 that read, as best if she can recall, "If a college does not ask you for money, it is because it wants your daughter." Chris was intrigued by that ad and, as a result became interested in CNR. 

Chris attended a public high school in Aliquippa in western Pennsylvania and had never heard of CNR. Being the oldest of seven children, Chris applied to several state colleges and universities, the University of Pennsylvania and the College of New Rochelle.

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Sonja Smash, SNR '07, GS '10

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano recently appointed College of New Rochelle (CNR) alumna Sonja Smash CNR SNR '07, GS '10 to the city’s first-ever equity officer position. In the role, Smash is helping to ensure that the city’s administrative procedures and policies promote equity and inclusion, and that all constituents have opportunities for involvement in government. She assumed the position on June 1, 2022.
Smash holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from CNR.

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Diana Wilkins, SAS '02

Diana Wilkins CNR SAS ’02, is a nonprofit consultant, adjunct professor and poet who has dedicated her career to advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community.
For the past 15 years, Wilkins has worked with nonprofits in roles ranging from grassroots community organizer, to marriage equality advocate, to event planner for large-scale LGBTQIA+ community events. While working for VCS Inc.—a mental health counseling and advocacy organization in Rockland County, New York—Wilkins organized the annual “Rockland Pride Sunday.” During her time at the Center for Safety & Change, she developed LGBTQIA+ programming and worked directly with domestic violence and sexual trauma victims.

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Mercy College named Best College in Westchester. 

Mercy College is proud to announce that it has been honored by Westchester Magazine as the 2022 Best College in Westchester.  

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Mercy College Receives 'A' Credit Rating

Mercy College announced today that it has once again received an ‘A’ credit rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) rating services for higher education. S&P voted to affirm the ‘A’ rating after reviewing Mercy’s most recent financial and enrollment data, which proved a stable outlook for the College as well as its capacity and willingness to meet all financial commitments.

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September 24, 2022

Mercy College Founders Day 2022

Join Mercy College for a fun Founders Day Celebration

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September 30, 2022

New York Yankees Alumni Outing

Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY

Fans who purchase tickets through this offer will receive an exclusive NYY Baseball hat with the Mercy logo, drink and a hotdog.

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October 3, 2022

Mercy College 2022 Golf Classic

Ardsley Country Club
100 North Mountain Drive
Ardsley-On-Hudson, NY

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October 22, 2022

Sr. Dorothy Ann Kelly Lifelong Enrichment Series

Featured speaker:
Carol Corliss, SAS '75

Universal Loss & Grief

Details to come