Total Search Results for "{{searchedParams.q}}" : {{searchedData.data.hits.total}}
All
News
No search results for this term, please try again.

Featured Stories tagged with "new students"

Total Results: 8
Featured Stories
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.
Featured Stories
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.
Featured Stories
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. 
Featured Stories
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.”
Featured Stories
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.”
Featured Stories
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.”
Featured Stories
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.”
Featured Stories
"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."
HTML Form Generator