After serving more that 42 years as a professor of sociology and as an associate dean at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Rosemary Cooney, PhD, celebrated her retirement with colleagues at a May 4 reception. Cooney published several books and papers on the immigrant experience, bringing a new understanding of diversity to the curriculum. She also worked with a succession of deans at Fordham College at Rose Hill, beginning with Jeffrey P. von Arx, SJ, now president of Fairfield University. At the event, Cooney was recognized by the Faculty Council for a “career of distinction” and for her many years of service.

Jeffrey P. von Arx, SJ, now president of Fairfield University
Jeffrey P. von Arx, SJ, former dean of Rose Hill, now president of Fairfield University, offered praise for Cooney.

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