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GSSW Class of ’12 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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Gabe Hershman, DDS, could have chosen a number of undergraduate colleges to prepare for dental school. But he chose Lander College for Men (LCM).  
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Born and raised on his family’s farm, Long Island native Darren Stakey (Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ‘15) first explored several other industries before settling on law. After graduating from college, he became involved in private aviation, interacting with dozens of celebrities and upper-crust officials as he handled their flights into JFK Airport. At the same time, he pursued music—singing at Carnegie Hall at age seventeen and recording his first album by 2007. As both his aviation and music careers were winding down, Darren, unsure of where he was headed, decided to apply to law school. 
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As the 2013 graduates of Touro College of Pharmacy head out to their new careers, they leave behind some advice for the incoming class.
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Sometimes, it helps to understand where a person comes from in order to help them persevere. Graduate School of Social Work Class of ’12 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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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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“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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A little advice from those who have just graduated from Lander College for Men. Some things they learned along the way and a warm welcome to the family.
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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.