Class of 2018 Recognized with Awards at Hooding Ceremonies
May 21, 2018
The days leading up to Commencement were ones of joy and celebration as hooding ceremonies were held for each of the College’s four schools and each campus in honor of graduating students. The ceremonies provided a more intimate opportunity for the graduates to celebrate with the classmates, faculty, administrators, and family members who supported them in achieving their goal of a college degree. Outstanding students also received special recognition awards for their academic achievements.
Hooding ceremonies for the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions, School of New Resources-New Rochelle and Graduate School were held in the Holy Family Chapel on the New Rochelle Campus. In addition, the School of New Resources also conducted hoodings for the Brooklyn, Co-op City, John Cardinal O’Connor and Rosa Parks campuses throughout the city. The College’s new president Dr. William Latimer had the opportunity to congratulate the students first hand, and the School deans, and student speakers offered words of praise and advice to the graduates, acknowledging their hard work.
The most distinctive part of academic regalia, the hood’s colors signify the field of study a student pursued, as well as the college or university conferring the degree. During the hooding ceremony, faculty members placed the academic hood over each student’s head, signifying success in completing their program of study. By donning the hood, the students joined the ranks of CNR graduates dating back more than a century.
The School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions also held a pinning ceremony in the Holy Family Chapel on May 21. During the ceremony, a faculty member presented a nursing pin to each graduating student in a traditional rite of passage as they moved into their careers as healthcare providers.