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CNR Honors Program Students Shine at Regional Conference

April 8, 2013

Honors Program students from The College of New Rochelle offered well-received presentations at the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference, which took place April 4 to 7 in Philadelphia.

Regina Alvarado SAS'14, a biology and English major, led a panel presentation on postwar images of American women and marriage called "Single Women: Past, Present, and Future." Professor of History and Honors Program Director Dr. Amy Bass said nearly 50 people attended the presentation, "the most I have ever seen at this conference."

Denise Dailey SAS'14, a chemistry major, presented on "Who Owns Your Genes?" The presentation discussed the ethics of patents in medicine, particularly breast cancer genes, and is part of a larger project Dailey has been working on. It stood out among the many presentations at the conference.

"Numerous people thought they were talking to a seasoned graduate student," said Bass. "And this is a project she did when she was just a sophomore!"

First-year Honors students Meagan Yeono and Katy Baudendistel also attended the conference, which welcomed more than 400 students, faculty, and administrators from over 68 colleges and universities.

"Our time in Philadelphia further reinforced the fine work our Honors students and faculty are doing," said Bass, who also chaired an Arts & Humanities panel called "At the Altar of the Goddess."

Honors students at The College of New Rochelle are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 in their first two years, and 3.5 thereafter. To graduate with an Honors diploma, students must complete eight Honors experiences, and demonstrate leadership and service to the program. To learn more about the Honors Program, visit the website at

(Photo: Honors students Denise Dailey, Meagan Yeono, and Regina Alvarado take in the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia.)