Congratulations Graduates!

Posted by Dinesh.Mahtani on Tuesday May 18, 2010

On Saturday May 8th, Nyack College had its Commencement program at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY.

It was a beautiful day - the weather was perfect - the sun was shining bright....just like our graduates!

They came from near and far.  Their stories were varied and unique.  Some were the first to graduate in their families, while others overcame major obstacles during their time with us.  Families too, were here from all over the world.  Fathers with beaming smiles, mothers with tears of joy in their eyes, and siblings shouting with glee or taking photos on iphones, cellphones or cameras.  It was an incredible, emotional, and amazing time.

"Commencement" - what a great word!  This day marked the end of a season in the lives of our graduates, but it also signified the beginning of a new season, a season full of possibilities and full of hope and full of dreams.  Some of our graduates will start jobs, others will start families, while others will pursue additional degrees.  Whatever they do, they will enter the world as Nyack Warriors! 

You are now more equipped to be the Salt and Light that Jesus wants you to be!  No matter where you go from here, know that Our Lord is with you, and if He is with you, no one can be against you.

I leave you with this simple prayer from Numbers 6:24-26,

May the LORD bless you and keep you;

may the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;

may the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Congratulations to the Class of 2010! 

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Preparing for Finals

Posted by Dinesh.Mahtani on Wednesday April 28, 2010

It's finals week here on campus, and Warrior Nation is in "study mode"....

But how do you prepare for finals?  Whether you are still in high school or a college sophomore, study tips transcend time and space.  If you put in the work, you should expect good or great grades!!

Here are some tips that I have gathered from different websites as well as my own experience:

1. Set time to study - time management is the key to success - both in school and in life.  Setting aside time to study prepares you mentally to absorb the information.  Doing it "on the fly" reduces the likelihood that you will retain the valuable information.

2. Get lots of rest - Do you remember the during the Olympics, Apollo Ohno, the USA Speed Skater, was always "yawning" before a race.  He wasn't really tired, but what he was doing was prepping his body for success!  You should do the same!  Getting rest before an exam gets your body and brain prepped to "ace your test".  (Yawning before an exam means you didn't rest!!)

3. Prepare - get your notes and study materials together.  Find a clean workspace to study.  Try to avoid studying in a cluttered room or environment.  If your room is messy and you want to study there, then take a few minutes and tidy it up.  Next you want to write a study outline.  Write out the things you need to focus on.  Some professors tell you what to study, while others give outlines or syllabi.  Whatever it is, use them.

4. Get help - Don't be afraid to ask fellow students, professors, or friends to help you with a particular topic.  If you don't understand something, it's okay!  Find out who knows the answer, buy them a cup of coffee, and ask them for help (plus you will win major points with the person and also major points on your exam...;-)...)

5. Pray - Don't overlook the Power of Prayer.  I can't stress it enough.  Ask God for wisdom.  Ask Him for a great memory.  Ask Him to guide you.  You still need to study, but if you "sow" in study time, you should expect to "reap" good grades!

These tips are just a sampling.  Check online for other tips.  Find out who is the number #1 student in your class and ask them what they do.  There are many ways to study.  Find your style and stick with it.  I look forward to hearing how well each of you do. 

Thanks and Be Blessed!


Welcome to the Nyack Admissions Blog!

Posted by Dinesh.Mahtani on Friday April 16, 2010

Hi my name is Dinesh Mahtani, and I am the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the Rockland Campus of Nyack College. 

I want to welcome you to the launch of our first Admissions Blog!  I am excited to launch this Blog for two reasons:

First, I am launching it on my Birthday..woohoo! Today is a good day indeed :-)

Second, and more importantly, is that I hope this Blog will be able to help prospective students and their families with the Admissions Process as well as provide useful tips, timely reminders, as well as notify you of any special events that are happening on campus and in the area.

I hope to meet each one of you as time marches on.  Visit this site often for updates and useful links about the campus and the community at large.

Thank you for allowing Admissions the opportunity to serve you. 

See you soon!


PS - Have you met the Rockland and NYC teams??? Click here to meet them!