Master of Science in Education Hooding, May 3, 2010

Posted by Jamie.Lettre on Monday May 17, 2010

On May 3, 2010, Master's of Science in  Education students were hooded in the President's Hall, Shuman, on  the Rockland Campus.   The pageantry of the Hooding Ceremony has its roots in medieval times where students graduating with degrees above a bachelor's received hoods which indicate scholarly achievement and professional accomplishments.   The blue  outer binding of the hood represents the degree in Education and the red and white  inner binding color represents the institution,  Nyack College.  Graduates wear Master's gowns with sleeves with slits at the elbow.

Administration and School of Education faculty participated in the Ceremony, which included the  presentation of two awards.  The  Academic Excellence Award  was bestowed upon  Martha Diaz and the award for Excellence in Research  was bestowed upon Martha Diaz. The Hooding Ceremony included an address by Mr. Walter Woodhouse, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Nyack Public Schools, who recalled his career in education and the influence of a single teacher.  He asked the graduates to never underestimate their influence in the classroom.

Students participating in the Hooding Ceremony were:

Martha Diaz                MSE in Childhood Education / Honors with Distinction
Tracy Fields                MSE in Childhood Education
Angelique Hernandez   MSE in Childhood Education / Honors
Cynthia James            MSE in Special Education
Luther Plummer          MSE in Special Education
Jill Shattuck                MSE in Childhood Education / Honors
Lenore Thompson       MSE in Childhood Education
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