Two Great Concerts to End the Summer

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Concluding the Summer: Literally going out with a BANG! My name is Ashton Dennis and I am the newest of the Nyack College admissions counselors here at the Rockland campus! (Follow me on twitter @Nyack_Rockland)! Earlier this month, two current students, Erin Hy and Lydia Christian, accompanied me to two music festivals, Kingdom Bound and Soulfest. It was a strenuous, exhausting, life-giving and INCREDIBLE nine days. We spent seven straight 14-hour days on our feet talking to prospective Nyack students about our school; more importantly, we talked about how God is working here at Nyack.  We started in our minivan … Continue reading

Meet Bridgett. New Student and the Best Selfie 2014 Winner!

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Bridgett is an incoming freshman from Upstate NY (waaay upstate). I caught up with Bridgett a couple days ago to let her know she won our #NyackNation Warrior Selfie competition (Check out her sweet entry below).   So Bridgett- how did you hear about Nyack College? Well, God brought me to Nyack College. J All my life I was planning on going to another Bible school- but I visited and it didn’t click. I searched for other colleges in New York State and the vision of Nyack really stuck with me. I visited the campus and LOVED it! What led … Continue reading

#ThrowbackTuesday: My New Student Orientation

A shot from the New Student Orientation 2010.  Too bad I wasn't in any of the photos.

With New Student Orientation at Nyack College Manhattan Campus just around the corner (August 28), my mind began to wander back to September 2010, back to my own New Student Orientation in New York City. The Fearful Freshman I don’t believe there was a single moment of that day that my palms weren’t sweating or my heart wasn’t racing. It had nothing to do with the summer heat; I was terrified of college. I had spent most of my life as a terrible student (check my very first blog for more on that)—I was lazy, irresponsible, a procrastinator, and one … Continue reading

Let’s Get Packing!

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It’s that time! Time to start packing for school! I’ll be a junior this year, and I feel like I have finally gotten a handle on what to pack. When I look back to being a freshman at Nyack College, I remember how hard it was to know what to bring. So, if you’re new to living at school, or you just need some packing tips, here are a few words of wisdom: 1. Don’t over-prepare: This might seem like awful advice and exactly opposite of what your mom has been telling you all these years, but allow me to … Continue reading

Why She Said: “God Led Me to Nyack”

Geziell Nash (left), shown here performing at Nyack's Got Talent, firmly believes that God led her to Nyack College.

At Nyack College, not only am I a student, but I also work as a consultant in the Writing Center and serve as the President of the Student Government Association. With all those positions comes the opportunity to meet a lot of students and hear their stories. After listening to so many of these stories, I began to see a common theme. A few days ago I was working with a student in the Writing Center. We were talking about the upcoming semester and registering for classes and such, when in the middle of the conversation she says, “…but I … Continue reading

WHERE to be an Intern? That is the question

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Alliance Graduate School of Counseling’s Internship Program presents: “To be an Intern or Not to be an Intern. Actually, WHERE to be an Intern? That is the question.” As part of the academic requirements for the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling Masters in Mental Health Counseling program in NYC, you must complete 700 hours of an internship. The internship portion of your program does not begin until at least your second year (for Full-Time students) so you will have plenty of time to consider which direction to pursue for your own internship site. There are two theories about the internship. … Continue reading

My Last Week in Thailand: The Confusion in Leaving

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This is my last week in Thailand. It is shocking to me to think that I have already been an intern here for seven weeks. Those weeks have taught me many new lessons, drawn me closer to the Lord, and given me many precious friendships. I have learned more about myself and about God and the amazing ways he works in our lives. And, above all I have seen the unique ways that love can be expressed. The people here, who I have had the pleasure of working with, live lives which express the most selfless form of sacrificial love. I … Continue reading

Take Chances: God Will Make You The Person He Wants You to Be

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With only weeks left before returning to my studies at Nyack College, this past weekend, my sister and I traveled to Washington DC! We took the train in, rented an apartment in the city and spent time eating delicious food, visiting national monuments and museums, and experiencing new things together. If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my college years, it’s that I love to travel, and how much I enjoyed this trip was evident of that. Someday, I hope to have kids and I want to be able to tell them about the places I saw, the people I met, and … Continue reading

Tips for Nursing Students: From First Semester to Exam Time

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By Yee Yang, Admissions Counselor~ August is known to be one of the most hectic months for nursing students who are entering into college.  It is a time of transition and change for most people, whether they are coming right out of high school or transferring from one school to Nyack College. Nevertheless, there are a few things that students can do to help make this transition a little easier and less stressful. Five Tips for Incoming Nursing Students Make sure you have started to work on your chemistry homework for the summer.  Engaging in the ALEKS program will help … Continue reading

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Thornton ’07, Pastoral Ministry

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A 2007 graduate from Nyack College, Justin Thornton knew that by studying pastoral ministry he wanted to plant churches.  He knew he wanted to be a pastor and he knew that “youth ministry was the first option [he had] to learn how to love people.” Currently, he resides in Michigan with his wife and family.  There, he is the lead pastor at Jericho Road Church as well as the Church Planting Coach for the Great Lakes District.  Holding two distinct positions may seem like a huge feat but Justin stated that though the time seems split “it all flows together.” Over … Continue reading

Majoring in Psychology at Nyack: More Than You Thought It Was

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I would love to say that I chose to major in psychology because I have always had a burning desire to study the human mind, but to be honest,  I did it because my high school wouldn’t allow me to take a psychology course with my bad grades. Choosing to study psychology at Nyack College was my way of sticking my tongue out at them. It was an on-the-spot, bratty decision, and yet it was one of the best choices I’ve ever made. Whenever I tell people that I’m a psychology major, I usually get one of a few responses: “Oh, … Continue reading

Thailand Internship: Running out of Time but Staying Strong with Love

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There is this horrible and wonderful thing that happens when you travel: you fall in love. Somehow you look past the heat, bugs, and strange food to see the incredible beauty of a place. I’ve been away from home and everything I know and love for six weeks now. Those weeks here in Thailand have held laughs, adventures, tears, friendship and so much change. I have experienced many new and amazing things, but have also experienced days of culture shock and confusion. But, this week I felt so connected to this culture and its people that I truly did fall in … Continue reading

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