Touro Awards 684 Degrees at 35th Commencement

Date: June 12, 2009
From left to right: Dr. Mark Hasten, chairman of Touro College board of trustees and board of overseers; Dr. Bernard Lander, founder and president of Touro College, and Robert Goldschmidt, vice president and dean of students.
From left to right: Dr. Mark Hasten, chairman of Touro College board of trustees and board of overseers; Dr. Bernard Lander, founder and president of Touro College, and Robert Goldschmidt, vice president and dean of students.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Touro College recognized 684 candidates for graduation at its 35th annual commencement exercises on May 25th.

The ceremonies, held at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, awarded 578 baccalaureate, seven master’s and 99 associate degrees. The graduates receiving degrees were from several schools at Touro that are dedicated to perpetuating the Jewish heritage and Jewish continuity: Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush; Lander College for Men in Queens; Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School in Manhattan; the School for Lifelong Education; Machon L’Parnasa; and the Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

In his keynote address, Touro College President Bernard Lander exhorted the graduates to stand firm in their convictions and Torah values, always to look forward, and to reach higher in accomplishing their goals and in actively serving the Jewish community and the world.

Valedictories were presented by four students: Esther Adler and Pesach Schorr, from the Lander College for Arts & Sciences - Flatbush; Rachel Friedman, from the Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School; and Gabriel Aaronson from the Lander College for Men - Queens.

By the end of the commencement season, Touro College expects to have awarded 5,588 doctor of philosophy, doctor of osteopathic medicine, juris doctor, master’s, baccalaureate and associate degrees in fields as wide-ranging as law, education, health sciences, and finance.

Founded in 1971, Touro College has experienced phenomenal growth and currently is educating approximately 17,500 students at locations in New York, California, Florida, Nevada, Jerusalem, Moscow, Berlin and Paris.

Other commencement ceremonies that will or have taken place include the following:

 

  • Lander Institute Moscow,on May 10, presented candidates for 16 baccalaureate degrees.
  • Touro University Nevada, on May 17, presented candidates for 94 doctor of osteopathic medicine, one doctor of nursing, two master of arts in education, three master of science in nursing, and 21 master of science in occupational therapy degrees.
  • Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center,on May 25, presented candidates for 200 juris doctor, one JD/MPA and 31 master of law degrees.
  • The School of Career and Applied Studies,on June 3, presented candidates for 397 baccalaureate and 398 associate degrees.
  • Touro University California (Vallejo),on June 7, presented candidates for 135 doctor of osteopathic medicine, 61 doctor of pharmacy, 77 master of arts in education, and 28 master of science in physician assistant studies and master of science in public health degrees.
  • The Graduate School of Education, on June 11, presented candidates for 2500 master’s degrees.
  • The Graduate School of Psychology,on June 11, presented candidates for 35 master of science in school psychology and 35 master of science in mental health counseling degrees.
  • The Graduate School of Social Work,on June 11, presented candidates for 47 master of social work degrees.
  • The School of General Studies,on June 15, will present candidates for 265 baccalaureate and 233 associate degrees.
  • Touro College Berlin,on July 2,will present candidates for 21 baccalaureate degrees in business management.
  • The School of Health Sciences, on September 16, will present candidates for 11 doctorate, 50 master’s, 52 master of science/doctorate, 97 baccalaureate, 38 bachelor of science/master of science, and 55 associate degrees.

 

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