May 4-8 | Commencement Week at Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary

Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary will celebrate the Class of 2021 with seven virtual ceremonies.

Tuesday, May 4 at 4:00 PM
Alliance Graduate School of Counseling
Hooding and Commencement
Commencement Speaker: Rev. Rich Villodas, author and lead pastor of New Life Fellowship Church, Queens, NY
Awards Presentations: High Comprehensive Exam Score; Excellence in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Excellence in Mental Health Counseling (MHC); Clinical Skills Award and MHC and MFT Transformation Awards

Tuesday, May 4 at 6:00 PM
School of Social Work Hooding and Commencement
Student speaker: Kessy Moreau
Awards Presentations: Academic Excellence; Compassionate Catalyst

Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00 PM
School of Education Hooding
Hooding and Commencement
Student speakers: Tatiana Rich, Brian Carlson, Minna Park, Sasha Bostic, Rebecca Tilakdharry, Caron Thomas, Evelyn Mirabal, Gabriella Woo; Cecilia Humphrey, Ana Ponce, Makayla Veracka Santiago and Jeanna Newcomb
Awards Presentations: Honors With Distinction; Honors; Excellence in Face-to-Face and Hybrid Teaching; Excellence in Remote Teaching; and Pi Lambda Theta.

Thursday, May 6 at 11:00 AM
School of Business and Leadership
Hooding and Commencement
Student Speaker: Eldin Elezovic (MSOL)
Awards Presentations: Best Thesis; Highest GPA (MBA); Highest GPA (MSOL); Best Capstone Project.

Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 PM
Alliance Theological Ceremony
Hooding and Commencement
Awards Presentations: Bryan Widbin Award; Luis Carlo Award; John and Helen Ellenberger Award; Beth Kamphaussen Award; and David Denyer Award
Closing Commission: Dr. Charles Galbreath, Associate Dean

Friday, May 7 at 12 noon
School of Nursing
Pinning Ceremony
Student Speakers: Ajith Joseph, Cassie Griffith
Awards Presentations: Ronald and Marilyn Eastman Award: Outstanding Nursing Student; Christian Leadership Award; Dr. Ardel and Teresa Vietti Award: Academic Excellence in Nursing; School of Nursing Service Award.

Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday, May 8 at 2:00 PM
Commencement Speaker: Dr. Michael G. Scales, President of Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary
Student Speaker: Valedictorian, Connor Durochia, Nyack College Honors Program

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!