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GSSW Class of 2012 alum Malka Korbman was a nurse for 30 years, a manifestation of her exceptional empathy for those in pain. And that’s why, after three decades, she made the transition to social work. Korbman wanted to work one-on-one with patients and move away from what she calls “the hurried pace of bedside nursing.”
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Alicia Regans has always been one with her city. The GSSW Class of ’14 alum jogs across Manhattan’s West Side or alongside the scenic Cross Island Parkway daily. It’s how she gathers her thoughts and finds peace and relaxation. That lifelong connection to New York also explains why her most painful memory was running toward the Twin Towers on 9/11 as a first-responder NYPD officer.
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Manhattan native and Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) Class of \'08 alumnus Erik Tischler cares for a diverse population at several facilities in New York’s Hudson Valley region, including the ER and psych units in the Bon Secours hospital system. Given his roots, it’s a position in which he’s right at home.
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Meet Bobby Staley, a GSSW alum and social worker with The Bridge Assertive Community Treatment program in the Bronx. After experiencing hard times in his own life, Bobby only emerged a happier and more stable person after realizing he couldn’t do it alone. That’s why he enrolled in GSSW—to develop a skillset for helping others still struggling that provided an outlet for his hard-earned empathy. In 2008, Bobby was honored as valedictorian of GSSW’s first-ever graduating class.
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GSSW Class of ’11 graduate Mia Artis first heard those words from her grandfather. And that’s only fitting, since for Artis, “family is the nucleus of it all.” In fact, while earning her Associate’s Degree at Kingsborough College, the mother of three brought all her children along to school. Even at their young ages of 8, 12 and 16, the kids already reflected their mother’s life lessons. “As a single parent, I didn’t have a choice,” she says. “They sat quietly through everything, even four-hour bio classes. They knew I was doing this for all of us.”
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“Three years,” GSSW Class of ’12 graduate Chana Lazar told her husband. Three years until she goes back to school to pursue her doctorate, with the hopes of further researching ideal care for young adults and veterans in nursing facilities.
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As the Class of 2013 were heading out from the halls of TouroCOM and heading to the halls of the hospitals where they would be interning, they took a few minutes to leave the Class of 2017 with some of the things they learned during their time at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM). Welcome Class of 2017!
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Since graduating from Touro in 2002, Graduate School of Jewish Studies alumnus Rabbi Eliezer Rubin has become Head of School at Livingston, NJ’s co-educational Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School. His interdisciplinary, philosophically pluralistic approach bridges Orthodox teachings and secular American ideals, in the hopes of sending well-rounded students into the world. Or, as Rubin puts it himself, “I’m very excited about helping children discover themselves while they connect to Jewish values.” 
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Sometimes, it helps to understand where a person comes from in order to help them persevere. GSSW Class of 2012 grad Cheryl Bogdan’s father was a factory worker, and money was scarce in their rent-stabilized Queens residence. The warmth and togetherness of a loving home and connected community was essential to her nurturing. Those values as Cheryl remembers, “Got me interested in housing issues and advocacy work.” After becoming the first person in her family to graduate high school, she was determined to “give back to the communities that gave so much to me.”
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All it took was a trip to Peru. Last year, Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) Class of ’13 student Andrew Petersen chaperoned nearly a dozen 15-year-olds to the exotic South American nation. Prior to that journey, his aspirations ranged from hopeful philosopher to future athletic trainer. But in Peru, he spent days and nights talking with teenagers and gaining insight into the challenges of contemporary adolescence.