Students Recognized for Outstanding Service with Ursuline Educators Service Awards

MediaLibrary#5398The College of New Rochelle recognized four students with the 2011 Ursuline Educators Service Awards on January 26, 2012 during Angela Fest, the annual event held in honor of St. Angela Merici, the foundress of the Ursulines.

The Student Service Recognition Program is sponsored by the Ursuline Educational Services, a collaborative effort of Ursuline congregations to carry their educational traditions into this new millennium. According to Director of Campus Ministry, Helen Wolf, “The requirement for this award is that each recipient must have completed a specific act of service in the previous academic years.”

Pictured above is (l-r) Erika Leigh Petroro, Zenobia Pointer, President Judith Huntington, Patricia Ganues, and Cassandra Pointer.

Student recipients of the Ursuline Educators Service Awards for 2011 are:


Erika Leigh Petroro, School of Nursing:
Erika, a committed member of the College’s Student Nurses Association, was a leading organizer of the School of Nursing’s Blood and Bone Marrow Drive, the Annual Breast Cancer Walk at Purchase College, and “Go the Distance Walk” at Westchester Medical Center. Pictured here is President Judith Huntington and Erika Leigh Petroro.


Zenobia Pointer, School of New Resources (DC-37):
Zenobia implemented the Community Partnership Program, a joint effort between local businesses and the Brooklyn Public Library. She facilitated the painting of a community mural entitled “Roots of Knowledge,” a joint effort of the Brooklyn Public Library and the non-profit group, Groundswell. Pictured here is President Judith Huntington and Zenobia Pointer.


Cassandra Irons, School of Arts & Sciences:
Cassandra took part in both the College’s Midnight Runs and Lord’s Pantry, and recently participated in the Plunge Service Trip to West Virginia. She was also instrumental in the founding of Spectrum, the College’s SGA Diversity and LGBT Awareness student organization. Pictured here is President Judith Huntington and Cassandra Irons.


Patricia Ganues, Graduate School:
Patricia's activities included mentoring at-risk youth, prison ministry, feeding the homeless, and facilitating a Toys for Tots program for children in need. She was also recently ordained and elevated to Associate Pastor of her church in Westchester. Pictured here is President Judith Huntington and Patricia Ganues.