The Office of Student Development serves Nyack’s mission by serving its students.  Blessed with a long history of diversity, Nyack College has an opportunity to tell the story of the gospel through loving community in a powerful way.  Accordingly, the Office of Student Development works hard to contribute to the spiritual and academic growth of the student community.  We seek to create extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, facilitate worship experiences and organize missional projects wherein students can develop a fuller sense of their unique identity within God’s Kingdom.

Charles Hammond

Vice President for Church Relations/Dean of the Chapel
Charles.Hammond@Nyack.edu

Charles has served on the Pastoral staff at the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church for over twenty-five years. Charles received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from New York University, a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Urban Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. Degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. Charles’ passion is to serve as a mentor in the lives of Nyack’s diverse student community and watch God transform men and women into world changers.

Deborah Harris

Assist. to the Dean of Students
Deborah.Harris@Nyack.edu

Deborah Harris has served the community at he NYC Campus for over 18 years.  Deborah received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Christian Education/Bible) and a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.  As her education suggests, Deborah serves the Office of Student Development and the student body out of a mature and carefully nurtured Christian worldview.  Deborah seeks to empower Nyack students by helping them pursue their goals with wisdom, confidence and diligence.

Maggie Labocki, MA, LMHC

Director of Counseling Services
Maggie.Labocki@nyack.edu

Maggie Labocki has been on staff at Nyack College since March 2010. She currently serves as Director of Counseling Services at both the Rockland & NYC campus locations. Maggie along with the Counseling Services Department shares a common desire to see our students thrive in their emotional well-being.

Maggie earned her BA in Psychology at Kean University, 5/2001 and her MA in Counseling at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, 5/2004. She became NY State Mental Health Licensed, 7/2010. Maggie also holds the designations of Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor from the National Board of Certified Counselors, 11/2014.

Katherine Kirby

Counseling Extern
Katherine.Kirby@nyack.edu

Katherine earned her BA from Hampshire College and an MA in Art Therapy from NYU. She also earned an MA in counseling at Alliance Graduate school of Counseling. Katherine is grateful for God’s empowering word, which guides her to help people “bring what is in darkness to light” in the counseling relationship for healing and restoration. She is thankful that God walks alongside her to provide a genuine and empathic environment where individuals can safely explore life’s challenges in order to reach their full potential

Cornell Harris

Counseling Intern 
harrisc2@nyack.edu

Cornell Harris is currently in her third year with Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She has a Master of Professional Studies from Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary and knows that God has called her to provide counseling and guidance to those in times of crisis and emotional instability. She is passionate about the students of Nyack College and depends on the Wonderful Counselor guidance for them.

Andrei Scholz Jones

Counseling Intern 
scholz-jonesa@nyack.edu

Andrei Scholz Jones is a 3rd year graduate intern with Nyack Graduate School of Counseling. He formerly interned with The Bowery Mission this summer. He is looking forward to meeting incoming and continuing students for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020