FEB 21: Second Scholarship and Global Engagement Colloquium

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday February 19, 2018

Mr. Udo Middelmann will be leading the Second Spring Colloquium session hosted by the Nyack College Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement on Wednesday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. in President's Hall in Shuman Hall, 185 South Highland Ave in Nyack on the Rockland County campus. His presentation will be on the topic, "Your Education Matters: How the Scriptures Invite Us to Perceive and Inquire Into all Components of Creation."

WNYK 88.7FM February Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Donald Paine

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday February 19, 2018

WNYK 88.7FM Radio at Nyack College will air its February 2018 Alumni Spotlight, featuring Dr. Donald Paine on Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m.; Friday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday February 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.; and Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

The 1971 alumnus earned his degree in history. He credits Nyack College with teaching him five important “R’s"--resilience, restoration, reunion, respect and responsibility.” During his Nyack years, he was named the “1968 Basketball Rookie of the Year” and received the 1971 Sportsmanship Award.

Since 1986, Don has been chaplain for the New York City Marathon and leads a worship service for runners on the morning of the marathon. He has run 30 NYC marathons and has expanded the ministry to other marathons in the U.S., Canada and Europe.  

A participant in Nyack's Running Warrior 3K Walk and 5K Road Race, during Homecoming Weekend 2012, the running enthusiast received the Personal Transformation Award for “exemplifying the integration of faith, learning, and spiritual transformation to fulfill God’s call to a life of influence."

Tune in and learn more about Dr. Paine's journey and the impact of his Nyack education.


Feb 22: Writing Center Presents "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday February 19, 2018

Prof. Beverley Locke recently announced that “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” a Get Creative event will be presented on Thursday, February 22 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Nyack College in President’s Hall, 185 South Highland Blvd., in Nyack (Shuman Hall). The gathering which echoes the title of a poem by Maya Angelou is hosted by the Nyack College Writing Center, directed by Prof. Locke, in observance of Black History Month.

The evening includes a screening of the award-winning documentary on the Civil Rights Movement in America, “Eyes on the Prize (Part II).” A discussion about the film will be led by a panel of faculty, staff and students. Spoken word performances will also be a highlight of the event.

This event will be repeated at the New York City campus, 2 Washington Street on Monday, February 26 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in The Pavilion (Room 2130).

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Learn more about the Writing Center and its offices on Nyack's Rockland and Manhattan campuses.




FEB 24: Prof. Shelley Jameson and School of Music Alumnae in Concert

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday February 19, 2018

Nyack College School of Music Professor Shelley Jameson (soprano, pictured above) will be featured in a performance, “The Fairer Sex” presented by BRAVO Alliance of Performing Artists on Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Ave., Nyack, NY.

Prof. Jameson will be joined by Nyack School of Music alumnae, soprano Nellie Santiago (’05, Music Education) and mezzo soprano Katherine Wiswell (’11, Vocal Performance). The program will include arias and duets showcasing the diverse personalities of characters in popular operas. Music director is David Maiullo.

BRAVO provides a platform for performing artists to share their gifts with music lovers and collaborates with organizations in New Jersey and in the Metro New York City area.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. General admission is $25.00; seniors and students with ID is $20.00. Major credit cards are accepted.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the concert.

Remembering Dr. Thomas H. Stebbins (NC '56)

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Friday February 16, 2018

The campus community was informed that 1956 Nyack College alumnus Dr. Thomas H. Stebbins passed away on February 15, 2018. Dr. Stebbins was the former executive vice president and COO of Evangelism Explosion International.

Nyack College is where Dr. Stebbins met and fell in love with Nyack alumna, Donna Stadsklev (1953). The two were married in 1954 and of that union became the parents of four children—Jennifer, Jeff, John and Janice. Son Jeff lovingly shared a reflection on his father’s life with these words:  “For more than 60 years, Dad was passionate about seeing as many people as possible put their faith in Jesus, have assurance of eternity in Heaven, and grow into mature, reproducing believers. Many thousands of Vietnamese, Chinese, Americans and others will be in Heaven partly because Dad surrendered his life and honed his evangelistic skills to become an effective servant in God’s hands. Part of his effectiveness derived from Mom’s unwavering love, trust and support. We kids know that, without Mom, Dad could have done little that he did.”

Missionaries to Vietnam for two decades, Thomas and Donna Stebbins were named Nyack College Alumni of the Year in 1999 for their faithful service to The Christian and Missionary Alliance. At Nyack’s 2008 Homecoming, the lives of alumni who were martyred in 1968 while serving in Vietnam were honored; Dr. Stebbins’s sister, Ruth Stebbins Thompson and her husband C. Edward Thompson are among those whose names were engraved on a memorial bench installed at Shuman Hall. In 2011, the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (also known as Tin Lanh Church) celebrated its 100th anniversary in Da Nang City. Dr. Stebbins, who was born in Hue, Vietnam was invited to speak at the centennial festivities.

In 2013 when Nyack presented an honorary doctorate to Dr. Thai Phuoc Truong, a former executive board general secretary of the Tin Lanh Church, Dr. Stebbins was invited to introduce Dr. Truong at the Commencement Day President’s Hall of Distinction Brunch.

A great servant leader, passionate about kingdom-building and spreading the gospel, is now numbered in the great cloud of witnesses. Our hearts confidently rejoice that Dr. Thomas H. Stebbins heard the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Family and friends will celebrate his life at Alliance Community Chapel, 600 S. Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL on Tuesday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. 

Memorial gifts in honor of Dr. Stebbins can be sent to The Christian and Missionary Alliance, ATTN: Thomas H. Stebbins Scholarship, 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. The funds will be used for tribal students at the C&MA Seminary in Vietnam.