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On Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Touro College New York School of Career and Applied Studies held its graduation ceremony at the Walt Whitman Theater, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. The weather that evening was splendid and so was the ceremony.
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Celeny Vargas, of the Bronx, is a teacher’s aide at Grammercy School and Roosevelt Children’s Center in midtown. During one of the staff meetings, a teacher brought up how she had graduated from NYSCAS. “I’ve been thinking about going to college for a while,” Vargas reflected. “Math is my weak spot, but I thought I’d give it one more try.”
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Daneilla Mcewan hails from Guyana in South America. She moved to Brooklyn with her mother just as she began high school. “My mother wanted me to have a better education,” said Mcewan. The transition was difficult, Mcewan admitted. “In Guyana people are more open and friendlier.” Though when she returned to Guyana, she noticed that “I had become an American to my Guyanese friends.”
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On August 31, the newest class members of Touro College\'s New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) attended their orientation. The school faculty welcomed the new students and spoke about the possible majors and future careers available to all graduates as well as the support system NYSCAS offers to all its students. We caught up with a few students to talk about their goals and hopes for their college careers. 
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Sergey Kadinsky, art history professor at the New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), recently published his first book, Hidden Waters of New York City, with Countryman Press. 
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Yasin Wheeler, of Harlem, had a short stint at Monroe College before his son was born. Almost fifteen years later, Wheeler decided it was time to go back and get a college degree. “My friend came here and recommended it to me,” Wheeler said. Currently, Wheeler works in construction, but he’s always nursed an interest in computers and plans to major in computer science and switch professions.
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“Here is the land / where time drops / like a newspaper through a letter-hole / but there is no subscriber, /no space, / only fathomless depths / where the stars glitter,” read poet Einar Már Guðmundsson from his poem titled “Don’t Speak of Large Nations.”
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The day of NYSCAS orientation, Simone Straws walked almost ten miles. That distance isn’t too unusual for Straws who works as a letter carrier at the United States Postal Service. After attending a college for musical theater in California, Straws returned to her home in the Bronx. Searching for a full-time position, she ended up working for the post office. “Four years quickly went by,” she laughed.
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The 39th Annual Commencement Ceremonies for New York School of Career and Applied Studies\' (NYSCAS) Midtown Campus was held on June 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Avery Fischer Hall at Lincoln Center.   The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Jeffrey Gardere, a well-known media personality and clinical psychologist who is also Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem (TouroCOM).  Two hundred eighty-three baccalaureate candidates, 162 associate candidates, and 54 candidates for certificates in Digital Media Arts graduated from the NYSCAS division of Touro College in the ceremony.
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Sanjay Sookhu planned to become a surgeon until he realized he preferred patients awake to anesthetized. “I want to interact with them, to figure out what they need and how I can help them,” says Sookhu, 25. “You can’t do that when they’re unconscious.” 
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