“I would do it all over again… at NYSCAS, of course”
Recent Graduate Alfred Caruso Reflects on His Journey
Alfred Caruso, a psychology major at NYSCAS’s Starrett City location in Brooklyn, graduated this past June magna cum laude. But just like his last semester at Touro, his commencement ceremony was quite different from what he had previously pictured. “I took part in the online ceremony,” he said. “I wore my cap and gown and made the best out of it.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Alfred is the proud father of a 6-year-old girl. He works as a paraprofessional educator for the New York State Department of Education at the Lillian L. Rashkis High School, where he focuses on students with emotional disturbance.
“Soon after starting to work for the Department of Education, I discovered my love for this type of work, so I decided to go further and get an education to build a career in this field,” he said. “I love working with the students, and I would like to become a teacher or a counselor.”
Alfred decided to apply to NYSCAS because he had a few friends who had studied there. “Going back to school so many years after I’d received my high school diploma was eye-opening,” he said. “I fully understand the importance of getting an education now. I’ve also realized that, as long as you put your mind to it, you can do it an any age.”
Looking back at his journey, Alfred said he’d do it all over again… and he’d do it at Touro, of course. “I can’t believe I made it this far.”