Luisa Garcia SAS'14 Recognized Among Industry Greats at NYWICI Matrix Awards


For a brief moment, Luisa Garcia SAS'14 shared a Waldorf-Astoria stage with Rosie O'Donnell, Idina Menzel, Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, and Gwen Ifill, to name a few. She was being recognized at the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards luncheon on April 11, 2011, as the winner of a prestigious scholarship.

Luisa, a communication arts major, was awarded the Carlozzi Family Scholarship, which was created in 2008 and is awarded to an undergraduate who is an accomplished writer. The scholarship provides opportunities for professional development and mentoring as well as financial support.

At CNR she is concentrating her studies on broadcasting and print media. As for her experience in college, she says, “What I like most about The College of New Rochelle is that it offers small classes, which allows the professors to have a greater interaction with the students.” After graduation Ms. Garcia plans to continue her studies in either broadcasting or journalism and seek a career in on-air journalism.

Since its founding in 2000, the New York Women in Communications Foundation has awarded a total of nearly $1 million to more than 160 women—high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduates students pursuing careers in communications.