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.
Growing up in a tight-knit home with very giving parents, Katie Levy, a NYSCAS ‘16 graduate, always understood the importance of lending a helping a hand and giving back to her community. She admired celebrities and athletes who helped others, but wondered why they had to travel outside of the United States to do so. “The work that is done outside of America is unbelievable and, of course, necessary. But, why do so many people jump at the opportunity to try and fix other countries, while the country they live in needs aid, too?” asked Levy.
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.
Two Worlds Exist, a book of poetry by Professor Yehoshua November, was selected as a finalist in the Poetry category of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards.
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.
Ruvi Amiash, majoring in finance and economics at Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush, always grew up singing. This past year, though, marked a particular milestone for him with the release of his hit debut single “Veseoreiv.”
In a farewell message to the NYSCAS graduates of 2016, faculty and staff share some parting reminders and advice, such as…
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.
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.
Angela Laveglia knew she wanted to be a teacher since kindergarten. “I was raised by my Italian-speaking grandmother, so I went into school knowing no English, and having no idea what the teacher was saying. But I do remember that she was so pleasant, and happy, and loving…and I don’t know how I learned, but I did.”