The College of New Rochelle honored longtime Board of Trustees Chaiman Michael Ambler and his wife, Marsha Ambler, with a plaque in the lobby of The Wellness Center.
The plaque, which recognizes the Amblers for their commitment and generosity to the College, was unveiled in a ceremony Friday, December 6.
"Michael, you have been present with us over and over again – and always with a generous heart. With Marsha by your side, you have hosted countless receptions for CNR," said President Judith Huntington. "You guided this College for two decades with great conscience and compassion. In the turbulent times, you were our leader – and in the memorable moments our closest friend."
Michael Ambler joined the Board of Trustees in 1993, and served as chairman from 2004 to 2013. This past May, during the 106th Commencement, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree for his distinguished service.
Huntington noted that Michael Ambler had been involved in every major capital campaign during his tenure, including "Live the Legacy" for the Gill Library, and "Wisdom for Life."
"And when it was time to dedicate the College’s first new building in more than 40 years, Michael, Marsha and their family were there to dedicate this Wellness Center with great excitement and enthusiasm," Huntington said. She noted that the Amblers made the gymnasium’s wooden floors possible, just one of the building’s many special touches.
"It has brought to life CNR’s school spirit through our athletic and competitive sports programs," Huntington said. "It allows us to now recruit the student-athlete. And serves as an important convocation space."
"Thank you, Michael and Marsha, for all you have done for our students and faculty," Huntington said in unveiling the plaque. "It is a privilege to remember your extraordinary service to The College of New Rochelle with this special plaque."