Welcome from Dean Velez
B.A. Nyack College; English
M.P.S. Alliance Theological Seminary
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Dr. Brene Brown, The Gift of Imperfection
It is my joy to welcome you to the Hillside, Nyack College on the Rockland Campus. We at Nyack are passionate about serving our students.
We are excited about this new year as we experience all the Lord would have for each of us here on campus. These are your college years; you will only get to experience them once. I am a Bronx native and the first in my family to go to college. I know personally the range of emotions that go with coming to college and want you to know that here, your story matters. Who you are, where you come from and what you desire to do is important to me, our staff, our faculty and your peers.
As you engage in this new academic year, my prayer is that you exhaust every opportunity and resource Nyack has to offer you. May you find a safe living, learning and loving environment in your residence halls. That you will find the support that you need emotionally, physically, academically to achieve your dreams. That you find and create relationships that will last you a lifetime. Finally, may you experience on a daily basis life-changing moments as the eyes of your heart are fully illuminated by His Holy Spirit. “Receive from Him, so that you can give unto Him!”
Ms. Wanda Velez
Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Students