Marlene Melone Tutera
Marlene Melone Tutera, a New Rochelle resident, is currently the President of the College’s Alumnae/i Association. She has been involved as a volunteer in the New Rochelle Public Education system for 32 years, as the president of the citywide Parent Teachers Association and one of the founders of the New Rochelle Fund for Excellence. In 2001, she received the Award for Dedication and Service to New Rochelle High School, and in 2002, she received the Huguenot Citizen of the Year Award, again for service to the high school, and in particular dedication to its athletics department.
Retired from 22 years of teaching at the JCC Early Childhood Center, Tutera has served on the Board of the New Rochelle Fund for Excellence, a nonprofit organization for 11 years. She is the past president of the Museum of Art & Culture located in New Rochelle High School, the only Regents-chartered museum that exists in any school in New York State. She now serves on the Board of the New Rochelle Day Nursery.
She is the recipient of the Jeanne Torigian Neville Award for going above and beyond to make a difference, the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence Foundation Award, and a Meals on Wheels Honoree. She has also been honored by CNR with various awards over the years, including the Ursula Laurus Citation in 1981 and the Angela Merici Award in 2006 in recognition of her long-time support.