2004-01-09 / Community

College Of New Rochelle Programs Coming To Rockaway

College Of New Rochelle Programs Coming To Rockaway

Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) has announced that the School of New Resources of the College of New Rochelle will begin offering college level courses in the Rockaway peninsula starting this month. For the first time Rockaway residents can begin or continue their pursuit of a college degree close to home.

The College is seeking to recruit 40-50 students for this first semester for their Bachelor of Arts degree. RDRC will provide the College with space in the Rev. Thomas Mason Center housed at JHS 198 and classes will begin on January 26 meeting on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

The College of New Rochelle, whose main campus is in Westchester, has established several branch campuses throughout the New York area to accommodate the special needs of the adult learner through their School of New Resources. The College has established two branch campuses in the Bronx, one in Brooklyn, two in Manhattan, and one in New Rochelle. The long-term vision is the establishment of a CNR branch campus in the Rockaways as one component of the Rockaway Educational Center that RDRC is spearheading.

"We believe that quality education and job specific training will have the ability to economically transform the lives of many Rockaway residents and the community as a whole. For this reason we are pleased to have been able to bring the College of New Rochelle and their much needed programs to this community." Said Curtis L. Archer, Executive Director of RDRC.

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