What in the World is the Student Government Association?

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Whenever I tell Nyack students that I’m the president of SGA, I usually get the same response: “The president of what?” To make a long story short, the Student Government Association (SGA) is a group of students who represent the entire student body to the administration of Nyack College. Our main goal: serve students. We aim to make students’ lives at college as smooth and as fun as possible. In the past, we’ve helped build and advertise clubs, get discounts for students at various eateries in the neighborhood, get summer school 50% off for all Nyack students, and more. But enough … Continue reading

Working in a Health Clinic in Costa Rica

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This summer I had a really incredible opportunity to travel to Costa Rica and work in a health clinic there. In the community of La Carpio, where I worked, there are over 35,000 people living in a quarter of a square mile. Needless to say, it’s a little crowded. Most people there immigrated from Nicaragua and many still have family living there. It was very interesting to see the mix of the two cultures and learn both about Costa Rican heritage and Nicaraguan. A typical day there would start with taking the bus in the morning from the house where … Continue reading

Envision is Raising up a Generation for Kingdom Change.

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This fall, Nyack College invited Ben Stewart, director of Envision, to speak in chapel. Ben talked about the mission of Envision, recapped past mission trips, advertised upcoming ones, and challenged the student body to take our faith seriously, and tell others about it. Envision is a CMA organization committed to raising up the millennial generation for kingdom change. Ben made the point that in not too many years, the world will be led by us– college students. Within 15 years, we will be in leadership positions in the church and secular communities across the globe. Envision has decided to train … Continue reading

Finding (and landing!) Your Dream Internship

Landing an internship is one of the most important career moves you can make while still in college. These days, it takes more than just a diploma in hand to land THE job.  Nyack College Intern Coordinator, Bud DiFluri, says students who have an internship while in college are much more likely to get a job after graduation than their colleagues who do not have internship experience. An internship will give you the career experience, practical know-how of your future career, and much needed job references. In preparing this blog post, I interviewed three current Nyack College students who had internships … Continue reading

Homecoming! Alumni are Evidence of God’s Work at Nyack

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It’s homecoming weekend! Tents cover the parking lot near Moseley field, and campus is crawling with graduates back to catch up and see what’s changed. Unfortunately, I missed out on most of this year’s homecoming activities because of work. When I walked into Boon Center after work on Saturday evening, I sat on one of the couches in the lobby, closed my eyes, and took a few deep breaths. My mind wandered to all the things I had to get done in the remaining hours of my day. Emails, homework, tests, and work the next day all demanded my attention. … Continue reading

Fun and Games at Nyack College Homecoming 2014

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Despite the rain this weekend, homecoming turned out to be an event not to miss. Saturday morning started out with the Warrior 5k run/3k walk. Faculty, alumni, and students all took part in this race and enjoyed the fun competition. The race was held in honor of Mr. David McCain, father of a former Nyack College softball player. He suffers from ALS, so half of the proceeds of the race went to help raise money for a special car for him.  He was honored by the gift and overjoyed to be at the race. After the race, the big white … Continue reading

Almost Done with College: Life’s Crossroads

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As the days run out for my time at Nyack, my mind is trapped thinking about the future. And, as my mind races wild my heart is caught between Thailand, America, and wherever I’m headed next. It’s a crazy realization to wake up one morning and realize all the plans you have made for your life are simultaneously ending and only beginning. My goals in life include college and a life overseas. At the end of the year, the college chapter will end forcing me to take the next step into my dreams. I feel like many friends I’ve talked … Continue reading

A Thursday Set Up by God

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Ever had one of those days that you knew came straight from heaven, where it felt as if God set up a bunch of events that would show off his awesomeness in 24 hours? Last Thursday was definitely such a day for me. I woke up on Thursday ready to go back to sleep. Between Student Government Association meetings, work, and class, I’d been averaging 18 hour days all week (without coffee!). By Thursday I felt like the walking dead and wanted nothing more than for the day to be over so I could crawl back into bed. If only … Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Day: What Makes Us Unique Holds Us Together

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Located in the heart of New York City, Nyack College’s Manhattan campus represents the melting pot well. In our school African-Americans, Hispanics, West Indians, Asians and many other cultures coexist to create the wonderful Christ-centered community we have.  And at Nyack College our cultures are not just represented—they’re celebrated. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month (September 15 to October 15), Student Government Association hosted Hispanic Heritage Day on October 1 in our Student Lounge. There’s only one word to describe it: Wepa! The beauty of Hispanic Heritage Day was not in the performances or the food (although there was definitely … Continue reading

A Visit Weekend in Pictures!

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    It’s visit weekend at Nyack College! When you visit beautiful Nyack on a visit weekend, there’s lots going on including tours, worship sessions, meet and greets with admissions counselors, a night in the dorms, seminars, chapels, and lots more! Here’s just a small taste of a visit weekend in pictures! There are more dates coming or if you want ask for a private tour of the Nyack campuses with our student workers  

Why Choose Nursing?

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As my junior year starts, I am taking more classes concentrated solely on my major. I also have a nine hour clinical each week at Nyack Hospital where I am really getting a feel for what it means to be a nurse. I have tons of homework, skill labs, and tests, which can easily become overwhelming. It’s easy to question why I chose my major when I am staying up until 1 am and then getting up at 5am, just so that I can try to pass a test. But when I think back to the reasons why I chose … Continue reading

Lessons in Leadership: Teamwork

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When I was elected President of the Student Government Association here at Nyack College NYC Campus, I came in thinking that I’d been preparing for this role my entire life. I’m the eldest of four children; I’m used to responsibility, accountability, guiding others, and most of all, work. I figured that this leadership role couldn’t be much different than the one I held at home. I forgot that in my role as a team leader, I have one crucial thing that I lack as a sibling: a team. So I began to do all the work all by myself: I … Continue reading

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