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Social Work Student Honored at Educational Event

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Thursday May 22, 2014

Once again, Nyack College was recognized at the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2014 Educational Leadership & Scholarship Banquet. The event was held at the beautiful Villa Barone Manor on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Selene Gonzalez, a Nyack College Social Work major from the Rockland Campus, was awarded a National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship.

Dr. Dana Talley performed a powerful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education was among the honorees.

Attending the Banquet, from left to right, were:

  • Adalberto DeJesus, Pastor of Crotona Church of God (Selene's pastor)
  • Dr. Sue Talley, Director of School of Music, NYC
  • Dr. Dana Talley, Professor of Music
  • Peter Garcia, Father of the Recipient
  • Selene Gonzalez, Recipient of Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Cardona, Nyack 2009, Psychology
  • Dr. Kwi Yun, Program Director of Department of Social Work
  • Lissette Robinson, Office of the Registrar
  • Adrianne Garcia, Office of the Registrar
  • Dr. Fernando Arzola Jr., Dean of Arts and Sciences
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