Alliance World Fellowship President ATS/Nyack College Chapel Speaker

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Tuesday October 6, 2015

Alliance Theological Seminary and Nyack College will welcome from the Netherlands, Rev. Arie Verduijn, president of the Alliance World Fellowship to the Rockland campus on Wednesday, October 21. He will speak at chapel services at the College in Bowman Gym, 1 South Boulevard at 10:00 a.m. and at the Seminary located at 350 North Highland Avenue at 2:30 p.m.

The Alliance World Fellowship (AWF) unites churches and ministries affiliated with The Christian & Missionary Alliance in more than 50 countries. To learn more about AWF, click here.

Rev. Verduijn was elected Alliance World Fellowship president in 2004. Ordained as an Alliance pastor in 1985, he has ministered in many countries around the globe. While living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he taught at two theological schools there. Rev. Verduijn is involved in coordinating projects on different continents fulfilling his deep desire to see C&MA churches from every nation collaborate in reaching those who have not yet heard the Gospel. 

From 1982 until 2004, Arie Verduijn served as director of CAMA-Zending, a C&MA Dutch agency. During this time, he also served on the board of the Dutch Evangelical Missionary Alliance and taught at the Evangelical Theological Graduate School and headed their Missions Department. He currently teaches at the Evangelical Theological Academy in the Netherlands.

In the 1970s, Arie studied in Belgium (Institut Biblique Belge, Louvain), Germany (Freie Theologische Akademie, Seeheim/Giessen), and France (Ecole de Langue Française, Albertville).

Rev. Verduijn and his wife, Jansje, have five children and three grandchildren.

Official Statement in Response to Media Announced Law Suit

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday October 5, 2015

Since 1882, Nyack College has maintained a strong commitment to protecting the well-being of its students and creating a healthy learning environment.

On Friday, October 2, 2015 the New York Post provided Nyack College with a copy of a lawsuit purportedly filed against the College on behalf of one current softball player. The College has not been served with the lawsuit.

It is Nyack College’s policy not to comment on pending litigation particularly with respect to current students who have chosen to continue their academic and athletic careers at Nyack College.

From the time Nyack learned of these allegations and immediately terminated the coach, college personnel have fully cooperated with law enforcement authorities. All faculty and staff hired by the College are subjected to a rigorous background check including a check of sex offender databases.

We continue to keep those impacted in our prayers and ask that the privacy of these student athletes be respected.

Any additional questions can be addressed to:

Walter Sevastian, Esq.

3 Main Street, Suite 1

Nyack, NY 10960

MA in Mental Health Counseling Online Approved by NYS Education Department

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday October 5, 2015

Nyack College’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling (AGSC) has been notified that the Master of Arts program in Mental Health Counseling is approved by the State Education Department to be offered fully online! This new three-year, 63-credit online licensure degree will launch in January 2016.

“This is groundbreaking in the state of New York!” declared Dr. Lisa Steiner, Nyack’s director of online graduate education (pictured above). "Of the hundreds of private and public institutions of higher education in New York that offer psychology programs, according to, Nyack College is one of the first New York colleges to offer the master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling licensure degree in a distance education format."

Dr. Steiner further explained, “Through pursuing this degree, students will acquire a strong academic course of study which integrates the science of modern mental health with biblical truths, equipping them to engage both their faith and psychological principles in the healing process of self and others. This online degree will allow students to fit graduate level courses into their busy lifestyle from the comfort of their own homes or even while traveling, empowering them to earn a fee for professional service and pursue state licensure to increase their earning potential.”

AGSC is committed to prepare students for the role of mental health counselors who are emotionally mature, intellectually sound, and professionally competent. Being taught from a Christian worldview, this new degree opens up new opportunities for men and women in ministry around the world. 

A special website for the online degree is under construction. To learn more about Alliance Graduate School of Counseling programs, click here.


School of Music Reunion with Dr. John McArthur

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday October 5, 2015

An exclusive Homecoming event for School of Music alumni and their families will welcome back former Nyack Rockland campus professor, Dr. John McArthur. The gathering which includes a concert by the virtuoso pianist will be held on Saturday, October 17 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. in the Hudson/Palisades Room of Boon Campus Center.

Fondly known to his students as “Doc,” he will be joined in a performance by another Nyack treasure, Dr. Tammy Lum. Registration is required. Online registration closes on Wednesday, October 14. Click here for more information.

Ticket price is $10.00.

OCT 17: Fall Fishing

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Friday October 2, 2015

Nyack College Assistant Prof. Peter Park, (Biology) is a volunteer with Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and its free fishing events which are run four times a year--rain or shine! 

Free fishing bait and rods, as well as biology lessons are provided. Want to learn more about the Fish and Release program scheduled for Saturday, October 17  from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.?Click here.