Monroe College Bachelor’s program for RN’s

This fall the Monroe College School of Nursing is debuting an upper division nursing program that is custom-made for RN’s to earn a Bachelor’s degree.  With the busy schedule of nurses in mind, Monroe’s new Bachelor of Science with a Nursing Major provides a path for Registered Nurses who are seeking to advance in the nursing profession to earn their Bachelor’s Degree in just fifteen months (four semesters).  In fact, students will attend class just one day per week (some semesters include one day of clinical with flexible schedules).  The program is only offered to RN’s. (Read More)

Answering the Call

NR Student Veterans & NR Hospitality Club members served senior citizens at St. Brendan Church’s luncheon on Saturday May 18th in the Bronx. The Church put a call out in a local Bronx newspaper for volunteers willing and able to supply food, cooks, servers, etc.. NR Student Veterans and NR Hospitality Club members answered that call out with plenty of helping hands; they brought 2 trays of chicken cacciatore which were prepared by the students with the aid of. Profs. Zimmerman and Debigeen. At the Church they served approximately 80 seniors a nutritious meal and at the end of the day they all helped clean up. The NR Student Veterans Club is currently working on a book drive here on the NR Campus; they will soon start collecting books for the veterans hospital and are hoping to host an honorary dinner for veterans in the near future.

Karaoke Night Pitch Perfect

Coach Marsh and Coach Karrg hosted this spring’s Karaoke night on  Tuesday. Coach Marsh was the star singer/MC, as she had a blast sing about 10 songs while getting the students excited to show their singing skills. A few     students and staff came out to sing and several more came out just to support their friends. Some of the students and staff were pitch  perfect, while others just grab the microphone for their 15 minutes of fame; nevertheless there was definitely plenty of smiles and laughter on hand for the night.  

Get Spotted and Win!

On Thursday May 23rd, NR Student Activities (NRSA) ran its first “Get Spotted” campaign; an Email and Facebook blast went out notifying students that on Thursday NRSA staff would be out looking to spot four lucky students wearing the NRSA T’s around campus. The four students were spotted in several locations at different times of the day. We spotted our first winner in the Library, the second student in Milavec hall, the third student in the Mustang Café, and the last lucky student was running in the rain on his way to class. The four lucky winners won 2 tickets to any on or off campus event (i.e. Dorney Park, Six Flags, Paint Balling, Lake Compounce, and many more.) Will we spot you next? Check our Facebook and your email for the next “Get Spotted” day. Don’t have NRSA T-Shirt Yet? Stop by Harrison Center (406 Main Street) Pick up one of our NEW *NR Student Activities T-Shirts for FREE.

ZUMBA is BACK!

Zumba classes are back in full swing again. On May 21st, 25 students and staff were eager to welcome Zumba back to NR Campus. Zumba instructor Shelia Nesmith was extremely excited to be able to return to sweat and shake it up with our students and staff in the MAC. “Zumba is so much fun, you work out hard, sweat and you don’t even feel it till you’re done,” ~ Charez Weste. Student Anganita Odle said “Zumba is a fun, entertaining work out, and I must say I love it! The energy of the class and the instructor makes it easy.” Come out and catch the Zumba excitement every Tuesday at the MAC 7pm to 8pm.

Monroe College welcomes twenty new students from East Asia

Our newest students from Japan, South Korea, and China arrived at Monroe on April 25th to move in to housing and begin the transition to a new culture.  Their welcome included a bowling outing at New Roc with Dean Steve Schultheis, a welcome brunch with Vice President Marc Jerome, a special orientation and a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for Sakrua Matsuri, the Cherry Blossom Festival.  (Read More)

Monroe Culinary Reaches Milestone at Greater New York Culinary Challenge

More than 40 students and professional chefs converged on the New Rochelle Campus to compete in the Greater New York Culinary Challenge (GNYCC) at the Culinary Arts Center.  Besides medals awarded at this competition, there was another award at stake: The Dean’s Cup.  This award, given by Dean Frank C. Costantino to the outstanding student culinarian, was on the line for ten of Monroe’s most accomplished young culinary competitors.  The competition was an “iron chef” format which had the students preparing an entrée from a basket of ingredients.  First year student Rossella Cangialosi, Barry Tech BOCES, won the inaugural Dean’s Cup with a silver medal for her Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce.  Runner-up to the cup, also a silver medal winner, Sade Aguila, 2011 America’s Best HS Chef from Food and Finance, recorded a milestone medal, earning the 400th competition medal won by Monroe Culinary since April 2009. (Read More)