Negocios Now "40 under 40" List Showcases Nyack Alumna Kathia Benitez

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday March 12, 2018

Nyack alumna (BS ’05; AGSC ’09) Kathia Benítez, director of sustainability at Northwestern University, a private research university in Evanston, IL was among the distinguished panelists who shared about their professional experiences at a recent event that marked the 10th anniversary of Mujeres de HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement). HACE is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals.

Mujeres de HACE is a women’s leadership program that empowers high-potential Latina professionals, at or above manager level with demonstrated potential to reach serve in executive roles. Mujeres de HACE reaches individuals who “succeed professionally and thrive personally by providing insight, access and professional development in an effective manner: individualized, culturally relevant curricula and via collaboration, mentoring and powerful relationships that continue beyond completion of the program.”

Kathia was also named this year to the third annual “40 under 40” list of Negocios Now, recognizing the leadership of young Latinos in the Chicago Area. Negocios Now is the only digital business publication in the state of Illinois that reaches more than 15,000 Latino entrepreneurs and business leaders. The 2017 "40 Under 40 List" was celebrated earlier this month at the popular Chicago venue, Latinicity.

March 15-17: Latino Pastoral Action Center Hosts 2018 Legacy Conference

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Thursday March 8, 2018

The Latino Pastoral Action Center (LPAC) 2018 Legacy Conference will feature two Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary alumni during a three-day event held Thursday, March 15 through Saturday, March 17 at the Urban Ministry Complex located at 14 West 170th Street in the Bronx. LPAC will celebrate its 25th anniversary of "educating, equipping and empowering the community and faith-based ministries."

The conference will open March 15 at 7:00 p.m. with ATS alumnus Rev. Dr. A.R. Bernard, (MPS ‘06; M.Div. ’09; D.D. ’09); senior pastor of Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, speaking on “Passing the Baton of Holistic Ministry to Future Generations.” Pastor Charles Galbreath (NC, ’06 and ATS ’09), senior pastor of Clarendon Road Church in Brooklyn, will be a conference panelist on Friday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. 

Participants can send RSVPs and inquiries to Ticket information is available here.

Rev. Dr. Raymond Rivera, pastor of Sanctuary Church and conference co-organizer with Dr. Bernard, welcome the community to this interfaith gathering to “discuss, reflect and act on what the face of holistic ministry will look like for future generations.

Saturday, March 17 will conclude with a dinner and special musical guests.

Music Faculty and Students Perform With Opera Star in Kansas City, MO

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Thursday March 8, 2018

Assistant Dean of the Nyack New York City School of Music Dr. Sue Talley (pictured) shared a review that praised the recent performance of her music faculty and students with opera great Kathleen Battle in Helzberg Hall of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO. The NYC campus performers were a part of a 29-voice choir that accompanied Ms. Battle in Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey, a program of spirituals with narration.

Critic Anthony Rodgers cited student conductor, Stephanie Fisher and the performances of Chenee Campbell, both seniors and Chris Anthony, a 2017 alumnus. Referring to the internationally acclaimed soprano, Rodgers writes, “Battle appeared to understand and value the talent in the choir, sometimes pausing to make eye contact and smile at a performer after a reading or looking out into the audience, smiling and shaking her head in wonderment.” About the quartet that showcased three Nyack performers, he called their rendition of a traditional hymn “some of the tightest harmonies of the evening.” Other Nyack performers included Nicole Vega, Andre Rogers, Kalia Baptiste, Jazmen Reyes, Prof. Willana Mack, Prof. Cliff Smith and Prof. Darryl Jordan.

Read the review in its entirety.

Nyack School of Music concert and recitals are held on both the Rockland County and New York City campuses.

Schedule Your Nyack College Visit

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Thursday March 8, 2018

Repeatedly we hear students say, “When I set foot on the campus, I knew Nyack College was the place for me!”

Don’t you want to know?

You can learn about undergraduate, graduate, doctoral programs offered in the classroom or online—in New York City or Nyack.

Come visit us—for a weekend, a day, or an evening!


MARCH 15: Writing Center's March Event: The Book of Elyon with Emmanuel Jean-Pierre

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday March 5, 2018

The Nyack College Writing Center will present its “Get Creative” event this month on Thursday, March 15 from 9:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Author Emmanuel Jean-Pierre will read from his latest work, “The Book of Elyon.” A question and answer session will follow.

The Creative Arts Coordinator for Spiritual Formation and advisor for the Nyack College spoken word group, Loud Mouths, Emmanuel is a 2016 alumnus of the Master of Divinity program at Alliance Theological Seminary. He also earned an undergraduate degree in biology from New Jersey Institute of Technology. His initial intention was to pursue research in genetic engineering, but he says, “God had different plans.”

“My father was preaching at a service one Sunday,” he explains, “and an idea suddenly came to me: What if I rewrote biblical stories as fairy tales for kids to understand?” The rest is history.

“The Book of Elyon” can be purchased on Amazon. Though copies of the book will not be available the night of the event, Emmanuel is happy to autograph books for people who buy copies online and bring them to the event. 

Read more by Emmanuel Pierre on his blog.

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