Making a Better Future, Career Advancement, and More: Top Goals from Touro NYSCAS’s 2018 First-Year Students
On August 16, 2018, we welcomed the classes of 2020 and 2022 at two orientations on the Manhattan campus. We know our students are ambitious and hardworking, so we asked them, “Aside from earning your degree, what’s one goal you hope to accomplish during and after your time at Touro?”
Pesvebi means “roots” in Georgian.
One graduate skipped across the stage to receive her diploma and another tossed her cap into the audience after shaking the deans’ hands, when the Manhattan branch of the New York School of Career & Applied Studies held its 44th commencement exercises on June 13, 2018 in Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. Three hundred and thirteen baccalaureate degrees and 186 associate degrees were presented.
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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.
Touro College was ranked #1 in the nation by Money magazine on the 2017 list of “50 Colleges That Add the Most Value.” The rankings are part of the magazine’s annual “Best Colleges for Your Money” list.
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.
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.