Con Edison Awards Grant
to College of New Rochelle
Funds Will Benefit Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem
The College of New Rochelle's School of New Resources (SNR)
announced that the Consolidated Edison Company of New York,
Inc. has awarded a grant to the Access Center at the Rosa Parks
Campus in Harlem. The funds will be used to enhance technology
infrastructure, purchase new equipment and software, and provide
ongoing maintenance and training for faculty and students.
In recognition of this generous gift, this facility will be
renamed the Con Edison Access Center.
"SNR Access Centers provide academic tutoring and college
and career counseling to prospective and enrolled adult students," said
Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd, Dean of SNR. "These centers play
an important role in helping students develop communication
skills, problem-solving skills, mathematical skills and technological
literacy. We are delighted that Con Ed has decided to invest
in our Harlem campus with their generous gift."
"One of the priorities of Con Edison is to look for ways
to make a difference in the communities we serve," said
Frances A. Resheske, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs,
Con Edison. "We are well aware of the role SNR's Access
Centers play in helping non-traditional students reach their
educational aspirations, and are delighted that we can help
future students in the Harlem community with this grant to
The Rosa Parks Campus Access Center supports approximately
600 enrolled and 200 prospective students. The student body
at this campus is 94% African-American and 6% Hispanic. Almost
90% of the campus population is female and the majority of
students are the first in their families to attend college.
The College of New Rochelle was
founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises
the all-women School of Arts & Sciences,
and three schools which admit women and men: the School of
New Resources (for adult learners), the School of Nursing and
the Graduate School. The main campus of the College is located
in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City.
The College maintains six other campus locations in New York
Visit the College's website at www.cnr.edu.