Touro Student and Father of Three Serves as Role Model to Fellow Players on the Touro Tornadoes

December 24, 2021

Raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a neighborhood with the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous in the borough, 33-year-old Travis Roberson knew that he wanted to play for the NBA from a very young age. After being shot in his early twenties, his dreams of playing professional basketball ended. However, as a New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) student currently pursuing his Associates's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, he’s still able to embrace his passion for the sport by playing on the college’s basketball team, the Touro Tornadoes.

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Touro NYSCAS Student Turned Writer Debuts New Children’s Book, “Daddy Has Cancer”

December 22, 2021

It’s no secret that writing helps people express emotions during challenging times. With that in mind, Touro NYSCAS student Sharon Coggins put pen to paper to sort out her feelings as she watched her husband suffer from cancer. Many years later, Coggins is enjoying the fruit of her labor with the release of her debut children’s book, Daddy Has Cancer. The book, co-written with her now 10-year-old son Fabian, was created to help him and her three other children process their thoughts surrounding their father’s disease and untimely death.

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NYSCAS Alumnus Turned Chief Marketing Officer on the Key to Continued Career Success

October 20, 2021

“You have to get a college degree,” said Marcin Pokorski. “It will open doors. After you get your first job, never stop learning and looking for new venues to expand your skillset.”

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Five Exciting and In-Demand Cybersecurity Jobs

September 30, 2021

From the recent T-Mobile data breach to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack that shut down the country’s largest fuel pipeline for six days, digital security threats seem to lurk around every corner and can cause millions of dollars in damage in a matter of minutes. It’s no wonder that cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., with nearly 670,000 jobs expected to be added between now and 2030. These computer and information technology jobs are highly sought after and also high-paying, offering an average salary of $92,000 annually — and sometimes, much more.

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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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