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Catherine Cioffi

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Catherine Cioffi, J.D., director of public relations at Mercy College, is responsible for media outreach and social media for the College. Cioffi works daily to maintain Mercy's brand and spread its message and mission. Since her arrival at Mercy College, media hits for the College have gone up over 600 percent, and Mercy's social media presence has gone up nearly 100 percent. Prior to joining the Mercy College team, Cioffi worked at WCBS 880 AM as a general assignment reporter for nearly a decade. The stories she covered for WCBS include Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States and various New York Yankees' events. Prior to WCBS Cioffi worked at various radio stations in the tri-state area and New England including; WFUV 90.7 FM, WBGO 88.3 FM, ABC News Radio Network and Clear Channel New England Hub. In 2003 Cioffi received the American Young Broadcasters Award. Additionally, Cioffi, under the pen name Cate Torrieri, has written columns for SheKnows.com about the role food and recipes play in life events. Along with her work in media and public relations, Cioffi has worked at law firms in Westchester County in the areas of civil, criminal, matrimonial, and estates and trust law. She also worked at the Pace Women's Justice Center where she assisted domestic violence victims. Cioffi holds a law degree from the Pace University School of Law and a journalism degree from Fordham University. She lives in northern Westchester County with her husband Robert, and their three sons; Edward, Nathaniel and Quentin.

Catherine Cioffi's Contributions

  1. Mercy College Giving Tech Supports For Cognition, Learning Conference

    Mercy College Giving Tech Supports For Cognition, Learning Conference

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- The first annual Tech Supports for Cognition and Learning conference will take place at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry on Thursday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Experts in the fields of technology, education and learning, clinical supports and direct service supports will gather together for the first time to explore the use of technology to support people with ...

  2. Mercy College Sponsors Women's Empowerment Conference

    Mercy College Sponsors Women's Empowerment Conference

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College is hosting a program on women's empowerment entitled “From Excepted to Expected: The Journey of Women to Empowerment.”Billed as a conference for first generation and non-traditional college-educated women exploring women’s leadership and empowerment, it will take place on Friday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mercy College Rotunda, Mercy Hall ...

  3. Student From Mercy College Introduces Hillary Clinton

    Student From Mercy College Introduces Hillary Clinton

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Senior Aleatha Williams from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry introduced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening at the Javits Center. Williams, a Bronx native and public relations major, is a longtime personal friend of Clinton. Williams, whose family is originally from Trinidad, will be graduating in May.

  4. Mercy College Helping First-Generation Students Apply For Financial Aid

    Mercy College Helping First-Generation Students Apply For Financial Aid

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College and Latino U College Access have joined together for "FAFSA First!" -- a program aimed at helping first-generation Hispanic students navigate the complex process of applying for state and federal financial aid, on Saturday, Feb. 27. Led by Latino U College Access, high school seniors and parents will receive free assistance to complete their ...

  5. Mercy College Offers Free Tax Preparation

    Mercy College Offers Free Tax Preparation

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College will offer free tax preparation by appointment for qualifying taxpayers on weekends. To qualify for the volunteer income tax assistance program, participants must meet certain income thresholds established by the Internal Revenue Service.Appointments are available on Saturdays from Feb. 6 through April 9 and Sundays from Feb. 14 through March 13. ...

  6. Mercy Launches Scholarship Program To Help Students Graduate Debt Free

    Mercy Launches Scholarship Program To Help Students Graduate Debt Free

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College recently announced a major donation from the Robert and Kate Niehaus Foundation to launch the Mercy Scholars Program, a new scholarship fund to help close the financial gap for high achieving students with strong financial need. Along with the Niehaus Foundation, Mercy College board member Jim McCormick and his wife, Marsha McCormick, have also made a ...

  7. New Residence Hall Opens At Mercy College In Dobbs Ferry

    New Residence Hall Opens At Mercy College In Dobbs Ferry

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Hudson Hall, the brand new residence hall at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, is ready for students. The college will welcome 350 students to its new residence hall Tuesday. Mercy College President Tim Hall said: “The new residence hall will help increase student engagement on campus and build a sense of community. We are doing more to help our students succeed, and ...

  8. Ossining Resident Hopes To Win $1.5B Powerball Jackpot

    Ossining Resident Hopes To Win $1.5B Powerball Jackpot

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Becoming a billionaire is as easy as spending $2 on a Powerball ticket.The unprecedented $1.5 billion Powerball lottery will be drawn on Wednesday night at 10:59 p.m. The record jackpot swelled after Saturday's 900 million jackpot did not produce a winner.At Yorktown Wine and Liquors, Lewis Stern said he had been seeing a lot of new people coming into his ...

  9. Mercy's Basketball Teams Play Doubleheaders At Westchester County Center

    Mercy's Basketball Teams Play Doubleheaders At Westchester County Center

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – The Mercy College men's and women's basketball teams will play three doubleheaders at the Westchester County Center in White Plains on Wednesday, Jan. 20 (vs. Dowling), Wednesday, Feb. 3 (vs. LIU Post) and Thursday, Feb. 18 (vs. District of Columbia). The women will tip off at 5 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m. for all three doubleheaders.“This is an excellent ...

  10. Event At Mercy College Encourages Latinas To Pursue IT Jobs

    Event At Mercy College Encourages Latinas To Pursue IT Jobs

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Speaking to a small group of thought leaders at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, Ruthe Farmer, National Center for Women & IT chief strategy officer, told the audience that she doesn’t just want to see a few more Latinas in IT -- she wants to double the number of women in computing.Farmer’s organization is a nonprofit community of more than 650 universities, ...

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