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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. Grant To Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Supports Speech Program

    Grant To Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Supports Speech Program

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation Grant was awarded to Mercy College Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m.The $30,000 grant will support the college’s Speech and Hearing Center. The center is part of the School of Health and Natural Sciences supporting the Communication Disorder/Speech Pathology Program. The center offers evaluation and treatment services for people ...

  2. Mercy College President, Wife Establish Endowed Scholarship

    Mercy College President, Wife Establish Endowed Scholarship

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College President Tim Hall and his wife, Lee Hall, have announced that they will be supporting Mercy College students with an endowed scholarship at the college in Dobbs Ferry.The Timothy L. & Lee Nicholson Hall Endowed Scholarship Fund will help pay the tuition of a Mercy College student in any undergraduate degree program, which has shown outstanding ...

  3. Dobbs Ferry Native Deskovic To Speak About False Conviction, Imprisonment

    Dobbs Ferry Native Deskovic To Speak About False Conviction, Imprisonment

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College welcomes back to campus alumnus Jeffrey Deskovic, who will discuss his story and the current flaws in the legal system. The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice presents "Wrongful Conviction Day," Thursday, at 10:30 a.m., in the French Auditorium Mercy College Bronx Campus.In 1990, then 17- year-old Deskovic was wrongly convicted of ...

  4. Mercy Student, Mahopac Resident Lives Dream At SiriusXM

    Mercy Student, Mahopac Resident Lives Dream At SiriusXM

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Mahopac resident and Mercy College student Stephen Varley is living his dream of working at SiriusXM. Shortly after his time began at Mercy College, Varley received an e-mail about a trip to Sirius XM from Career Services. Varley fell in love with satellite radio after hearing Howard Stern and non-top 40 music while in the car with his father.“I was so impressed that ...

  5. White House Lists Mercy College As Bright Spot In Hispanic Education

    White House Lists Mercy College As Bright Spot In Hispanic Education

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- The White House has named Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry one of the country's Bright Spots in Hispanic Education. “I am thrilled to have this recognition," said Mercy College President Tim Hall. "In a time when too few students graduate college, particularly those most at risk due to family income, Mercy College is finding solutions to help more students ...

  6. Mercy College Choir Starts Fall Season

    Mercy College Choir Starts Fall Season

    DOBBS FERRY. N.Y. -- The Mercy College Community Choir will have its Fall 2015 Season organizational meeting Thursday.The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in Mercy College's Victory Hall, 2nd Floor Cafe. There is parking adjacent to Victory Hall (which is not the main entrance to the campus but the entrance just before the main entrance, as you travel north on Broadway in Dobbs Ferry)The choir ...

  7. Teacher At Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Reflects On Virginia Shootings

    Teacher At Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Reflects On Virginia Shootings

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – In the wake of the recent shootings in Virginia, where a TV reporter and her cameraman were gunned down on live television, Mercy College's Christopher Salute considered the role of social media in the shooting.“I don’t know that the nature of these crimes truly change due to the media outlet. A violent crime is no less violent if we hear about it on the radio or ...

  8. Mercy Student Lawrence Fauntleroy Performs Ode To School

    Mercy Student Lawrence Fauntleroy Performs Ode To School

    RIVERTOWNS, N.Y. -- An original song, written by Mercy College student Lawrence Fauntleroy and produced by fellow students, was performed recently in the recording studio of the school's Music Industry & Technology program.The song was about the Mercy College experience. Fauntleroy, a member of the graduating class of 2016, is from the Bronx.Mercy College is at 555 Broadway, Dobbs ...

  9. Mercy College Highlights Two New Classes Offered This Fall

    Mercy College Highlights Two New Classes Offered This Fall

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Mercy College is offering two new classes to undergraduates this fall.Acting Meets Business Principles of Management Mercy College School of Business instructor Chuck Garcia is revamping his principles of management class this fall. While there has always been an emphasis on public speaking, this year he will be expanding the curriculum to include the art of ...

  10. Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry Sets Move-In Days, First Day Of Classes

    Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry Sets Move-In Days, First Day Of Classes

    RIVERTOWNS, N.Y. -- It is almost the start of the fall semester and with that comes move-in day. Move-in days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 Wednesday, Sept. 2 and Tuesday, Sept. 8. The start of the fall semester and classes will follow on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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