Bronx

Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.

Queens

Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.

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    Selina Suarez, School of Business and Accounting

    For most moms under the age of 18, the arrival of the baby marks the end of one’s academic aspirations. For Selina Suarez, it proved to be a catalyst for reinvention.

    Her choices were to live off relatives or pave her own way. She chose the latter ¬– and Monroe. Not only did Monroe have a great business program, it had childcare on campus. While other students grabbed lunch between classes, Selina grabbed a baby bottle. After class, she’d work off her tuition by tutoring students in math and working in the admissions office.

    Others might have gotten discouraged. Selina used the opportunity to learn everything she could about college admissions. Academia, she discovered, was way behind other industries in tracking its results. Upon graduation, when most classmates headed for the safety of banks and insurance companies, Selina move on to an MBA and every technology and statistics class she could find. The internet was brand new and chat rooms just starting, but she could see the future.

    Selina graduated near the top of her class and set about teaching herself how to build database management systems. Non-profits began hiring her, and her software, to help them track results. She was a woman and a minority in a rapidly growing male-centric tech world. In other words, she was right where she wanted to be. When apps took over the world Selina, again, ran straight into the fray and invented a few of her own, to help academic institutions measure the outcomes of their graduates and the success of their academic initiatives. The experience proved to be just one more chapter in a life of reinvention. 

    Today Selina is a sought-after expert in database management and programmatic outcomes. She’s got three kids, a big job and her own consulting business. As for that newborn she used to bring to class? He’s now 19 and back at Monroe studying…of course… information technology. 

    Did you even have to ask?