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Elizabeth Salgado, of the Bronx, works as a para-professional for autistic children for the NYC Board of Education. She works in 352X, a special needs school, inside PS 75 in Hunts Point. Several teachers were graduates of NYSCAS and recommended that she get a college degree and become a teacher. Salgado had a different idea. “I want to become an occupational therapist,” said Salgado. “I’ve seen how much occupational therapists can do for children with autism. They teach them basic skills.”
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Melissa Cookhorn, of Brooklyn, said that the two years she spent teaching at a preschool had a profound effect on her. “It reinvigorated me,” she said. “It made me realize I wanted to work with younger students.” Cookhorn has an 11-year-old son and she said that it was difficult to find the time to go back to school on top of her responsibilities as a para-professional in New York City’s Department of Education. “I just decided I would make the time.”
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"I always wanted to be a teacher," said Victoria Soto of Brooklyn. "And when I found out NYSCAS had a special education major I decided to sign up."
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New York, NY—His voice rising above the exuberant cheers of the capacity crowd filling David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center for the 42nd commencement exercises of the New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), Dr. Alan Kadish, president of the Touro College and University System, conferred degrees upon 504 college graduates, each of them smiling from ear to ear.
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There’s a new team in town, and true to its name, Touro’s NYSCAS Tornados are hitting the ground hard and fast. 
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Touro hosts hundreds of Nepalese students every semester in both its undergraduate and graduate programs. In November 2010, the Nepalese Society and Club was founded in conjunction with the Touro College Graduate School of Technology to encourage interaction among the Nepalese students and to provide a strong sense of camaraderie and support to those struggling with adjusting to American life and academics. Since then, the Nepalese Society has hosted a countless number of meetings every week. Students guide each other about classes, teachers, textbooks; enjoy their peers’ company; and, often, discuss Nepalese culture, food and entertainment. Learn about two Nepalese undergraduate alumni who continued on to Touro’s graduate schools.
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Gena Bardwell had just about given up on acting when what she thought was impossible happened.
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January 30 marked the first of many things. A new semester for students at New York School of Career and Applied Sciences (NYSCAS). The first day of classes. And the inauguration of the long-awaited new building on Neptune Avenue. 
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When Mia Probinsky was young, she wanted to be a mailwoman. 
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New York State Department of Education teacher Lou Epstein has a corkboard he calls his “Daily Reminder.” Whenever he feels worn-out or like he’s losing his motivation, a single look at the board helps him re-affirm who he is and why he does what he does. “It reminds me of the last five years,” says Epstein. The board is a collage of pictures of the special needs children he’s helped.    
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