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A Historic 2008 Commencement for Nyack and ATS

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Friday May 23, 2008

Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary held its 125th anniversary year Commencement at Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY on Monday, May 19 when 594 new alumni received undergraduate and graduate degrees from bachelors and masters programs.


The Nyack campus community welcomed a most distinguished guest, the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor, the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, as its 2008 Commencement speaker.


Three honorary degrees were conferred during the ceremony. Secretary Chao and her father, Dr. James S.C. Chao, who is a member of an Alliance church in Westchester, were awarded the Doctor of Letters. Mr. Ronald E. Eastman, chairman of the Nyack/ATS Board of Trustees received the Doctor of Divinity.


Click here to read coverage in Rockland County’s local daily, The Journal News.


A photo gallery can be viewed here.



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