NYSCAS Nursing Students Volunteer at Touro COVID-19 Vaccination Site

June 14, 2021

Touro College recently held several events to help the larger Touro community get vaccinated against COVID-19 in different locations in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island. The effort was the result of a collaboration between Touro College of Pharmacy, Touro School of Health Sciences Nursing Program, the NYSCAS Nursing Program, and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Touro College NYSCAS Celebrates 47th Annual Commencement Ceremony Virtually

June 09, 2021

New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), a division of Touro College, will hold its 47th commencement ceremony on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m.

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Alum is Living His Dream as a Lead Game Designer

May 13, 2021

Mikhail Akopyan designs video games for a living. It took two higher education degrees and a move around the world before he landed his dream role as Lead Game Designer at the Copenhagen-based Ghost Ship Games, a Danish game development studio founded by a group of veteran game developers. Akopyan, who is originally from Russia, relocated to New York as a kid. He graduated from NYSCAS in 2005 before receiving an MFA from Parsons School of Design and heading to Denmark to pursue a career in game design.

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Five NYSCAS Psychology Students Join Psi Chi International Honor Society

March 11, 2021

The NYSCAS chapter of the Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology welcomed five students as new members last week. The students were inducted into the prestigious global organization during a heartfelt ceremony held on Zoom and hosted by Professor Yannie ten Broeke, who is one of the Psi Chi faculty advisors at NYSCAS along with Dr. Carole Beckford.

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Alumni Spotlight: Patrice Griffin

December 30, 2020

It’s a sad but true fact that there are more than 50,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in New York City annually. To reduce this growing number, it’s vital to be aware of warning signs to look for to protect these vulnerable children. That is where New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) alumna Patrice Griffin comes in. Griffin is working hard to advocate for the prevention of child sexual abuse through her nonprofit, Patrice’s Kids Inc. We recently spoke with her about her new book, The Unconscious Community, and why her past fuels this important work.

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No Better Time to Build a Better Future

December 15, 2020

In the worst months of the Covid-19 pandemic effects of New York, Ambrya Dingle, a first-year student in New York School of Career and Applied Studies' (NYSCAS) Medical Imaging program, was hit with another tragedy: a fire tore through the public housing building where she lived with her three children.

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"Although science may not always cure, humans can always heal"

December 02, 2020

NYSCAS students have shown extraordinary strength during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We asked them to share their stories of hope and resilience with us. Here is Ronee’s story.

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How to Finance Your College Education

November 30, 2020

Earning a college degree can open career doors and put you in a position for higher lifetime earnings—but the cost of paying for college can be a big deterrent for many students. Financial aid and scholarships are available but figuring out which ones you may be eligible to receive and how to apply can be an overwhelming, arduous task.

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Reinventing Biology Labs During the Pandemic

October 20, 2020

Since March, university professors across the entire country have had to adapt their courses and lectures to the online, synchronous format. Professors who teach scientific subjects that require lab work—such as biology and chemistry—have had to get particularly creative.

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5 Careers That Only Require a Bachelor’s Degree

October 16, 2020

Earning your college degree is a huge accomplishment — and a great way to boost your lifetime potential earnings and your personal happiness. In fact, research shows that Millennials who have bachelor’s degrees earn roughly $15,000 more each year than those who don’t and are about 8% less likely to be unemployed than those who have only high school degrees. Plus, college graduates have been found to lead healthier, happier lives.

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