Nyack College Represented in Journal News STEM Education Feature

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Dr. Jacqueline Washington, chair and professor for the biology and chemistry department at Nyack College, was featured in an article, “Idea to Innovation: STEM Education Takes Hold on College Campuses.” The feature was written by Joan Reid for The Journal News, July 2015 Education Outlook Higher Education supplement.

Read the article here.

Brightnie Jones ('09) Moves on as a Top All-Star Vocalist on BET's Sunday Best

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday July 27, 2015

Brightnie Jones ('09) Nyack alumna advanced once more to next week's vocal competition of Top All Stars in BET's Sunday Best vocal competition. The show airs each Sunday through August 30, when the winner will be announced.

Says Nyack Manhattan campus Associate Dean, Dr. Charles Hammond,  "Our Nyack alum Brightnie Jones knocked it out the park again last night. We need to really keep her in our prayers!"

Great to see the career of this talented magna cum laude Nyack grad building momentum. Your alma mater is cheering for you, Brightnie!  

RELEASE: iSucceed at Nyack College

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Wednesday July 22, 2015


July 2015


Nyack College Launches “iSucceed”

A New School of Music Initiative for Fall 2015

iPads Will Enhance Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation

for Music Students and Faculty

NYACK, NY— The Nyack College School of Music will kick off the fall 2015 semester trading textbooks for iPads with the new initiative called iSucceed@Nyack. All faculty and students in music courses, lessons, and ensembles will use an iPad Air2, 64GB. Music course materials will be loaded with apps specifically designed for education and music. Students will be charged a modest fee per semester for specific apps. Ensemble rehearsals will no longer require distribution of sheet music, which will also be on the iPads.

The new devices available through the college will include, at no additional cost, an Apple Care service contract that will cover broken or defective hardware. Not only is this innovative course delivery educating students in the use of technology as a method of teaching and learning, the electronic version of textbooks will represent a cost savings with the bonus of being extremely interactive.

Dean of the Nyack School of Music, Dr. Glenn Koponen says “I believe students will find the electronic version of textbooks fits a broader set of learning styles and enhances and deepens the learning experience. Our goal is to improve the quality of learning at Nyack.”

Dr. Koponen (pictured above) adds, “Success in the future will be largely dependent on one’s ability to use these devices and develop new ways to put them to use. As we prepare students to enter the workforce, it is our desire that School of Music graduates be the best possible candidates in their vocations, prepared in the use of current and future influences and developments in technology.”

The Nyack College Rockland School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Learn more about Nyack’s School of Music.



TBN Segment With Nyack Students Airs on Homelessness in NYC

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Wednesday July 22, 2015

If you missed Trinity Broadcasting Network's airing of Nyack Manhattan campus students, Christian Arnarfi and Flower Dang, on "Joy in Our Town," which was taped in the spring, click here to view the YouTube channel segment on the topic of homelessness in New York City.




Brightnie Jones Back in BET's "Sunday Best" Vocal Competition

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday July 20, 2015

Brightnie Jones, Nyack College 2009 magna cum laude Manhattan campus alumna is back for another chance to compete on the vocal gospel competition, Sunday Best. Based on votes cast by viewers this past spring, the show’s new season eight—an All Stars edition—features ten contestants from the last seven seasons of the show on BET (Black Entertainment Television).The broadcast premiered on Sunday, July 19.

Hosted by Kirk Franklin, award-winning songwriter/producer, the competition is judged three other award-winning recording artists, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, and Kierra Sheard along with singer/mentor Kim Burrell.

The good news, Brightnie has advanced to the next level of competition. Check your local listings for the Sunday airings on BET and stay tuned!