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 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 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 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 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

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.

Aileen Ok

Counseling Intern

Aileen Ok is currently in her last year of the MA in Mental Health Counseling program at AGSC. She earned her BA in Philosophy from SUNY Binghamton and also has a background in holistic health coaching. She desires to help students learn individualized strategies and tips to maintain balance and well-being during their academic and spiritual journeys. She has a passion to see students grow and is thankful for this opportunity from God to walk together with those He calls to be here at Nyack College.

Isaac Choi

Counseling Intern

Isaac Choi is currently in his last semester in the Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling Program. He currently is interning at Creedmoor Addictions Treatment Center. Isaac’s main goal is to assist clients in reaching their  full potential in life, every step of the way.