From Yejin Chang to graduating student Cade Richmond, (NYU Gallatin // The Evolution of the Family in America and Contemporary Issues in Legal Family Formation):
Congratulations! I feel so lucky to have met you pretty much right when I got to NYU and seen our paths cross so many times. You’ve been such an influential part of my time here, from class selection to powerful email forwards. You never fail to make me laugh, and I’ll miss hearing about your Zoom-related fears. Who else will I discuss the panopticon with?
I would say stay in touch, but I’ll never stop spamming you with pointless videos I come across.
May the Naughty Nasal live forever, Bertha.
Best of luck,
From Marilyn and Michael McCarty to graduating student Caitlin McCarty, (Steinhardt with a major in Psychology):
“Completely, Totally, Proud of You!
Grandpa & Grandma”
From Brian McCarty to graduating student Caitlin McCarty, (Steinhardt ; Major is Applied Psychology):
“Caitlin, as you have grown up into the beautiful daughter you are today, you have always amazed me . Growing up, you were my little bright eyes as we explored the world together. In your eyes, I could see the delight and happiness in discovering and exploring new things.
From collecting eggs on a farm to looking for baby belugas in Alaska, I have enjoyed being your father and I am lucky to have you as my daughter. You have worked really hard in school to achieve this, and I am extremely proud of you.
Congratulations on you graduation from NYU!!!
From Ashley Lubas to graduating student Caitlyn Lubas, (Stern):
“Congrats sissy!!! I’m so proud of you! <3″
From Ryan McCartney to graduating student Callie Delaney, (Tandon School of Engineering / Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering):
“Congratulations, Callie Megan! Words can’t express how proud we are of you and everything you’ve accomplished over these past four years at NYU. Somehow, someway, you managed to juggle soccer, engineering, and work, while growing friendships and memories that will last you a lifetime. We can’t wait to see what’s in store in Texas and beyond!
Mom, Dad, Ashley, Caitie, Ryan, Pretty, and Angel”
From Dina Breze to graduating student Cameron Breze, (Bio Technology and Entrepreneurship):
Congratulations on being there, giving more than 100%, and staying focused even when times were difficult. Your determination is visible in all facets of your life and you should be proud of your accomplishments. We love you and are so very proud of you.
Mom, Dad, Caden, and Cassandra
“Accomplishments will prove to be the journey not a destination.”-Dwight D. Eisenhower”
From Jennifer Dietsch to graduating student Camille Tejeda, (Tish School of Fine arts / Film Studies):
The day we have dreamed about is finally here. This is the beginning of a new chapter, and I know that as always, God will guide you and accompany you. I am and will always be very proud of you. Love you with all my heart, Mom.”
From Adi Foord to graduating student Careen Foord, (College of Arts and Sciences, Neural Science):
“Congratulations Careen! I am so proud of all your accomplishments at NYU. You are moving forward to bigger and brighter things, and I can’t wait to see how bright you shine. I love you so much! Love, Adi”
From Mark and Orit Foord to graduating student Careen Foord, (NYU /Neural Science):
“Dear Careen (Foord),
Your self-confidence, intelligence, and quiet charm is an inspiration to us all. You fearlessly tackle every challenge you put your mind to with little drama. You are wonderful daughter, a good friend to your sisters, and an inspiration to all those that know you. Congratulations Careen on graduating with honors from NYU! a top 10 university. We are very proud of you and love you very much. Good luck at Cornell graduate school! Discover something important for the world – From the Foord family.”
From Joaquin Gajardo to graduating student Carla Cortes, (School of Law, LL.M in Corporation Law):
“This is a dream come true. I am super proud of you! I love you”
From Carolina Cortes to graduating student Carla Cortes, (LLM):
“Your family from Chile is so proud of you! You deserve the World and we´ll be always with you! We may be here in Chile right now, but our hearts, soul, and thoughts are with you! We love You!!! Congratulations!!!!”
From Monica Cortés to graduating student Carla Posada Cortés, (Tisch/BFA Theatre & Production Design):
From Mario and Louise Cortés to graduating student Carla Posada Cortés, (Tisch/BFA Theatre & Production Design):
From Gisela Negrin to graduating student Carlos Serrano, (CAS ENVIRONMENTAL Science):
“CONGRATULATIONS!! Carlos!!! You did It!! May all your hopes and dreams come true. We are very proud of you!! 😎🎓🎉 your family loves you now and forever.”
From Carolina Reyes to graduating student Carolina Reyes and Luis Cisneros, (NYU Steinhardt, ELPA & HESA:
“En dias como hoy recuerdo el sacrificio de mis padres a crusar la frontera y crear un futuro para ellos mismos y sus familias. Como Latinos, hijos de inmigrantes, campesinos, y los primeros en nuestra familia de recibir nuestro diploma de high school, bachillerato, y ahora nuestra Maestria rompemos barreras y abrimos nuevas puertas para nosotros y los demas que siguen despues de nosotros. Este camino no ha sido facil, pero ha sido gratificante por que hemos hecho algo que muchos nos dicen que no se puede lograr. ¡Felicidades en completar nuestra Maestria, y a ver cuando llega el doctorado!”
From Amanda Myles to graduating student Casey Scott, (Social Work):
“We Are So Proud Of Casey & All Of The Graduates! Quarantine Couldn’t Stop You, Your Resilience Today Will Make You The Heroes Of Tomorrow!!!!”
From Jonay Scott to graduating student Casey Scott, (Silver School of Social Work):
From Maurice Meeks to graduating student Casey Scott, (Silver School of Social Work-Social Work):
“Casey, your journey is just beginning. The world is waiting for you to bestow great things upon it. Congratulations on your graduation. You are going to be an amazing Social Worker!!”
From Michelle London to graduating student Casey Scott, (Silver School of Social Work):
“Congrats Casey!! You are more than blessed babe! I know you will never stop, so keep going. Success looks fabulous on you! 🎓💕
From Angela Scott to graduating student Casey Scott, (Silver School of Social Work, MSW):
“Casey my Cinderella, mom loves you so much! Mom, dad, sis and choc (our pet)is so, so proud of you. Your dedication, commitment and passion has paid off. Congratulations, you’re simply the Best! We are so blessed to have you. Love you K.”
From Linda Dwyer to graduating student Cassandra Frances Konick, (Global Health and Psychology):
“Cassie I will never miss a chance to congratulate you on your enormous accomplishment of being successful at these 4 years of study at New York University. I know it took alot of rigor and determinate focus to complete all of the requirements. It shows a great deal of maturity on your part. I love to reflect on all those summers you spent with us at the lake from the time we were teaching you how to tie your shoes, ride your bike and eventually to drive the car. Those are priceless memories that I have of you and your brother. What special people you are and continue to develop into even greater and contributing members of society. My love goes deep and never stops as I am such a respector of education and learning from making you identify works of music while eating your breakfast on the deck to identifying the artwork in the lake house. I hope you will carry my love with you always as your Granny who is so happy to give you advice and you can always ask yourself, what would Granny have done in this situation to solve this problem? My love to you always as you embark on you journey post undergraduate college. Your one and only Granny xoxoxo”
From Elizabeth Konick to graduating student Cassandra Konick, (Steinhardt, Global Public Health and Applied Psychology):
“Cassie, We are so proud of you and the journey you’ve taken! Remember to keep your sense of wonder and fun, no matter what you encounter in the world. Love you so much and congratulations! Mom and Dad”
From Abe Konick to graduating student Cassandra Konick, (Steinhardt / global public Health ):
“SO proud of your achievement Cass!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I wish you the absolute best in your future endeavors and know you will do great things. Love, Abe”
From Don Sullivan to graduating student Cassidy Sullivan, (NYU Professional Studies – Sports Management):
“Dear Cassidy – Congratulations on graduating NYU with honors. We are so proud of you and love you very much. Mom Dad and Dylan”
From Juefang (Cassie) Zhang to graduating students Cassie Zhang, Zige Zhao, Zach Rush, Lauren Ratto, (Steinhardt /International Education):
“The International Education Student Board (IESB) aims to provide educational, social, and academic opportunities that will enrich the graduate experience in the International Education Program. They work with the international community to bring events that enrich the field. Here is this year’s group photo in front of the arch at the Washington Square Park.”
From Cat Heinen, graduating from Tisch Drama:
“I wish 15-year-old you could see this accomplishment and know that she’s going to be okay. Congratulations to the entire class of 2020, and to everyone I met along the way!”
From Norma Naas to graduating student Catherine Naas, (Master of Public Health (Epidemiology Concentration)):
“Congratulations! Be courageous and follow your passion on your next adventure. You made us so proud. Love, Mom and Dad”
From Amanda Zhou to graduating student Catherine Wagner, (Tandon, Mechanical Engineering):
“Congratulations on graduating and becoming a full-time engineer! I know how hard you’ve worked and everything you’ve had to overcome, don’t let anyone or any grade ever tell you you’re not smart enough. You’re brilliant, talented, and so beautiful. Thank you for sticking by me through much of the program and I can’t wait to start a new part of life with you. Love you!”
From Center for Student Life to graduating student Catie Sack, (Steinhardt – Higher Education Student Affairs):
“Congratulations on your well-deserved success! We couldn’t be happier for you as you begin your next adventure! -Center for Student Life”
From Beverly Bowen to graduating student Catrina Bowen, (Tandon School of Engineering- Construction Management):
“CONGRATULATIONS Sister!! I Love You!”
From Shawn Desince to graduating student Catrina Bowen, (Tandon School off Engineering – Construction Management):
“Congratulations Catrina! You did it! You were able to accomplish so many things in the span of 2 years. I am so proud of you. CeCe and I love you. We cannot wait to see what’s next. Remember your degree is not just a piece of paper, but symbol of all the work and time spent to achieve the ultimate goal(success). The sky is definitely not the limit. Move past it. -Love Shawn”
From Cecilia Peters, graduating from Steinhardt Mental Health and Wellness counseling:
“I honestly can’t say I mind graduating while wearing sweatpants, rockin’ bed head, sipping champagne, and sitting on a couch. This feels like exactly what I want to be doing after two years of earning a Masters degree. Cheers to 2020, the year of grad cap tosses in slippers!”
From Mary Kelley to graduating student Chandra Kelley, (Steinhardt, Communicative Sciences and Disorders):
“Congratulations on this great achievement, we are very proud of you! You have been able to accomplish so much and succeed while at NYU even after the loss of your mother. Your perseverance has paid off and we are excited to see all you’ll accomplish next! Love, Chris, Nana, Uncle Craig, and all of your family and friends!”
From Chanel Vidal, graduating from Steinhardt, Media, Culture and Communications:
“The last four years have been the most rewarding years of my life. It has been a journey of growth and perseverance. I have achieved things I thought were not possible for me. I’ve made the best memories of my life. I had the incredible to study abroad twice in both Italy and Australia. I have made lifelong friendships. My college journey reflects all the hard work and sacrifices my parents made immigrating to this country. I’ve learned that nothing comes easy, but if you put your all into achieving your dreams, you will reap the rewards. College has been a stepping stone preparing me for the best journey that is yet to come. Thank you to everyone who supported me along the way. I share this degree with all of you. Thank you God for never leaving my side. I placed all my worries in your hands, and you continue to guide me throughout all the phases of my life. I am officially a first-generation, Latina alumna of New York University’s Class of 2020! Everything I have worked hard for has led me to this moment. I cannot wait to see what’s in store next!”
From Anna Ward to graduating student Charles Waters, (NYU Stern MBA):
“Huge congratulations to Charles Waters, who has had one of the most positive influences on my MBA experience. Charles always offered me his expertise and support when I needed it, as I know he did for countless others. His relaxed manner of tackling the challenges that come his way is inspiring, and anyone can attest to the fact that he’s a true Fintech wizard. I can’t wait to see all that he’ll accomplish in his career. I feel so lucky to count him among my closest friends, and my future colleague. Thank you for everything and congrats again Charlie!”
From Paul Blumenfeld to graduating student Charlotte Blumenfeld, (Food Studies):
“Mom, Sam, and I are so proud of all of the things you’ve overcome to get through these 4 years. Most would have barely survived, and yet you thrived. It is a testament to your persistent spirit and drive. We know you will go on to do great things and we can’t wait to watch and be a part of your journey. Congratulations on a seriously well earned accomplishment. Look out world! Love – FamBam”
From Somer Padilla to graduating student Chaz Padilla, (Tisch BFA in Drama, Playwrights Horizons Studio):
From Dilcia Velasquez to graduating student Chelsea Flores, (CAS, Spanish & Psychology, CAMS minor):
“Chelsea, you make us so proud! Te queremos mucho <3″
From Mireya Palomeque to graduating student Chelsea Flores, (CAS: Spanish and psychology):
“Congratulations Chelsea I am so glad I got to travel and explore Colombia with you. You are so dedicated and amazing, and I am so grateful to have had you in many of my classes. We really went through many of our psychology major challenges together but we made it and I am super proud of you. Can’t wait to see you soon and make many tons of new memories!”
From Uncle Jean Cristina and Etienne St. Juste to graduating student Chloé Yup, (Business):
“So happy and proud that you have completed this journey and cannot wait to see you start on your next one! We love you and admire you and are here for you always!”
From Claudine St-Juste to graduating student Chloé Yup, (Leonard N. Stern School of Business – Undergraduate):
From Emma St.Juste to graduating student Chloé Yup, (Stern/Business with a concentration of marketing and management):
I am so proud of you on your graduation! You continue to make me so happy.
Que Dieu te bénisse !
From Fatima and Dara Hyacinthe to graduating student Chloé Yup, (Stern/Business with a concentration in marketing and management):
Shall we compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more beloved.
Let’s skip the sonnets-–open the rosé!
Your cousins are here to get you started.
Accounting courses were tough and tiring,
And often finals tested your spirit;
Yet you stayed strong and now the party’s on,
Congrats on graduating, let’s get lit.
We’re so proud of the woman you’ve become
And we pride ourselves on the work we’ve done,
‘Cause we’re the ones who taught you how to read
We love you!
Fatima and Dara”
From Jack Yup to graduating student Chloé Yup, (Stern School of Business / Marketing Management & Organization):
Congratulations on your well-deserved success at NYU. So happy to share in the excitement of your graduation day, and so very proud of you, too! Can’t wait to see where life will take you next.
It’s been amazing watching the niece we’ve always loved growing up and getting one step closer to her dreams. Congratulations, with all our love.
Uncle Jack and Aunt Fei”
From Jeanne Choi to graduating student Chloé Yup, (Stern):
“To our dearest Chloé,
We’ve known you since you were born – watched you grow over the years from an adorable, giggly little girl to a young lady full of confidence and intelligence. We can’t wait to see what your future holds and the many accomplishments that you will achieve. So here are a few words of advice/encouragement:
Defy limitations, know no boundaries, and reach for the stars! The world is yours for the taking – now go out and get it!
The Choi Family”
From Magdaly Saint-Juste to graduating student Chloé Yup, (NYU Stern School of Business- Business Major):
Helloooo World!!! A prayer, a beginning, an acknowledgment, and as the years went by, the recognition that yes you could do it, whatever that “it” might have been. I was proud of you then, and I am proud of you now. What a blessing to watch you grow into the person you are meant to be! Enjoy this milestone, one of many; savor this success, one of many. Remember to be kind to yourself and to be kind to others. Remember that should you need it, I will always be there to shout with you, “Helloooo World!” I love you.
From Tatie Fabienne to graduating student Chloé Yup, (Stern/ Business with a concentration of marketing and management):
Congratulations!! I am so proud of you! you!! May this next phase of your life usher in wonderful adventures, love and happiness.
From Chong Qiu, graduating from School of Professional Studies, Integrated Marketing:
“Be happy, be brave, keep learning, take action.”
From Patti & Tim Cush to graduating student Chris Cush, (Tisch School of the Arts Film & TV Production):
“Chris: Congratulations to the bravest man we know! We couldn’t be prouder of all you’ve accomplished, and this is only the beginning. Love, Mom and Dad”
From Center for Student Life to graduating student Chrissy Beluk, (Wagner – Public & Non-Profit Management/Policy):
“Congratulations on your well-deserved success! We’re so proud of you!!
-Center for Student Life”
From Anthony Carbone to graduating student Christina Carbone, (NYU Steinhardt – Masters in Mental Health Counseling):
Congratulations on your graduation, we could not be more proud of you. Your selflessness and determination have been an inspiration to all of us. You are graduating into a world that needs both your skills and your grace now more than ever before, go change it!
Joey, Anthony and Nikky”
From Frank & Marilyn Carbone to graduating student Christina Carbone, (Steinhardt, MA – Mental Health Counseling):
Congratulations on completing this Master’s Degree. You have always challenged yourself and you should be very proud of what you have accomplished. We are absolutely beaming with pride!
Know that destiny is a choice, so follow your intuition and go with all of your heart. We know that you are off to great places, so continue to have faith in how far you can go.
Your happiness has been and will continue to be, the key to your success.
Dream, imagine, reach and enjoy the beginning of your next journey.
With all our love,
Mom and Dad”
From Billy Gray to graduating student Christina Carbone, (NYU Steinhardt Mental Health Counseling):
“Congratulations!! Your endless hours of hard work and dedication have finally paid off. I’m so proud of everything that you have accomplished. The world is lucky to have such an amazing new mental health counselor!”
From Zora Middleton to graduating student Christina Edsall, (Environmental Conservation Education):
“Dude, I love you. You have kept my butt in gear while doing the same with your own ayend I will always appreciate that. You’re fantastic and full of great ideas. I’m excited to see what you teach our future generations. With you at the helm, we might be able to save the planet(at least for a few more years 😉 . To my friend, teacher, and fellow RPCV Congratulations!!!”
From Christina Edsall, graduating from Steinhardt- Environmental Conservation Education:
“Thank you so much to my sister, who helped me every step of the way during my journey at NYU!”
From Kohtaro Kosugiyama to graduating student Christina Perry, (Gallatin / Individualized Study with a concentration in The Psychology of Forced Displacement):
“My NYU life won’t be complete without you, Christina. From the moment I met you in our first year, I knew you were somebody special. You took a gap year before NYU, serving those who were forgotten by the world. You stood by those who were facing injustice and difficulties just to have a “tomorrow.” You came to NYU knowing how you’d want to bring positive changes to the world. I always saw your strong passion to dedicate your enormous talents to make this globe safer and fairer for everyone regardless of who they are and where they come from. But you weren’t just dreaming. Your kindness, love, intelligence, humor, and art together made people admire you and follow you to achieve the goal, and I am proud to be one of them. Thank you for being you, Christina. Wherever you’ll be, I’ll be always your cheerleader in the frontline!”
From Chelsea Flores to graduating student Christine Cata, (Gallatin):
“I’m so proud of you, Christine! We made it so far and I’m lucky I had your support all throughout undergrad!”
From Paggie Tan to graduating student Christine Hyun, (Biology & Global Public Health):
“Christine was the first-ever friend I made in a class at NYU and I cannot express how lucky I am to have met her! I watched her grow from Writing II and Social Foundations class together and into the kind, loving, and beautiful friend, daughter, student she is today. Over the past 4 years, I have witnessed her immense dedication to her academics, goals, (and hotpot), evident during our 4 am Bobst nights. I am so excited to see her absolutely thrive in her MPH program, medical school, and more — we did it, Christine, and I am incredibly proud of us!”
From Cathy Slezak to graduating student Christopher Slezak, (Tandon School of Engineering):
“We are so happy for you. On this very special day be proud of what you have accomplished, you worked so hard to achieve your goal. You have been a joy to watch grow into the man you have become. Keep on being amazing. We love you, Aunt Cathy and Uncle Jeffrey.”
From Karen Lawrence to graduating student Claire Lawrence, (Rory Meyer’s School of Nursing / BS in Nursing):
“Congratulations Claire Lawrence on your graduation from Rory Meyers School of Nursing and earning your BSN.
We are so proud of your achievements!
Love, Mom, Dad, & Sarah”
From Claire Skelley, graduating from NYU Steinhardt – Vocal Performance:
“Just want to give a quick shoutout to my best friends since freshman year for being my favorite people in the universe. Our 4-year long journey had a lot of ups and downs, but through it all, we stuck together and made it out stronger. I would not be who I am today without them and I am so thankful for them especially in the hard times we’re living in. Thank you NYU for giving me the best friends a girl could ask for!”
From Alli Rascon to the Class of 2020, (NYU Dentistry):
“WE DID IT! Congratulations to my colleagues, we are officially doctors. This was a challenge we faced with determination and integrity, and even amidst a pandemic, we managed to persevere. Cheers to us! Love and miss you all- but we will be reunited to celebrate soon!”
From Paula Wynen to the Class of 2020 at Rockland campus, (Silver School of Social Work):
“Congratulations to the Silver School of Social Work class of 2020 at Rockland! Best Wishes from Paula Wynen”
From Tatiana Lafleur to the Class of 2020:
From Phyllis-Marie Attipoe to graduating student Claude Kofi DJAN, (CAS/Politics):
“Congratulations on your graduation, Kofi. Honoring your accomplishments and celebrating the bright future ahead of you! We are all so proud of you!”
From Cindy Goodwin to graduating student Clint Goodwin, (Tisch, Drama Major):
Dad & I are so proud of you!
Your dream of going to NYU began in 5th grade and you did it. Congratulations, we love you.
From Shelley Riley to graduating student Connor Riley, (Steinhardt / Music Technology):
“Connor – from Storm to C R-me to Noams, you never cease to amaze us. In 9th grade you made a goal to attend NYU – you went after it with everything you had and you did it! Our pride is immense and your future is so bright. No matter what you do or what goals you set, we know you will go after all of them with passion. Our love for you is boundless – always your biggest fans, Mom, Dad, Andrew, Kelsey and Dave. Remember to “dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge”!”
From Lynn McCarthy to graduating student Courtney McCarthy, (College of arts and sciences):
“We are so incredibly proud of all your hard work and the many ways you have challenged yourself in your four years at NYU. You have become strong, independent and determined to achieve the goals that you have set for yourself. We are sure that wherever life takes you after college that you will have the brightest of futures. Oh the places you’ll go! We couldn’t be more proud of you! Love you always and forever. ~Mom and Dad”
From Yovelin Nunez to graduating student Cristal Gonzalez Nunez, (College of Arts and Science – Global Public Health and Sociology, Chemistry minor):
“Your familia is so proud of you! We have watched you grow and become the amazing, intelligent woman you are today, and cannot wait to see wait to see you thrive in your future endeavors. We love you so much! Congratulations Cristal Gonzalez Nunez, ¡Estamos muy orgullosos de ti!”
From Mollie Machado to graduating student Cristal Ruiz, (CAS – Psychology):
“To my Psychology Queen/ Bestie,
We made it! Can you believe it’s been four years since we first laughed together?! And can you believe it literally has not stopped?! Cheers to the many more hysterical laughs, crazy adventures, ding dong ditches, and four am texts we will continue to have! Can’t wait to be see all of your upcoming successes!! Love you and CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
PS: What did the hippocampus say when it retired? hehe”
From Fernando Flores-Cabrera to graduating student Cristal Ruiz Rodriguez, (CAS Psychology):
“Congratulations, baby girl! <3 I am so proud of you for getting your degree. I always knew you could do it and I can’t wait to celebrate with you. I’m so blessed to have witnessed your growth to this point. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you. I love you!”
From Ruben Caamano to graduating student Crystal Martinez, (Business & Technology Management):
“Congratulations!!! Happy Graduation! You did it Crystal. I am so proud of you. You always exceed your limits and achieve everything you put your mind to. I am so happy for you. I am glad you have completed this chapter of your life. You’ve been preparing for college since middle school and now you are done. I hope to celebrate you soon for all your hard work. Congratulations on your graduating and your new job! I love you. NYU 2020!”
From Karen Lopez to graduating student Crystal Martinez, (Tandon School of Engineering – Business and Technology Management):
“To a strong, driven, and powerful woman, who from the very beginning has always proven to defy the odds and excel past expectations. Never have I doubted that you will be one of the great ones so please continue to explore, travel, and grow. Goldman doesn’t even know what fireball is in store for them! Can’t wait to be able to frame another one of these with my 2020 grad !”
From Mireya Palomeque to graduating student Crystal Martinez, (Tandon: business and technology management):
“Congratulations Crystal! I am super proud of you and I am so glad I got to share this rollercoaster experience alongside you. I remember meeting you during the NYU Summer program and I was so excited to develop our friendship. I am so grateful to have gone through this journey with you from our trip abroad to colombia, to being my roommate for 3 wild years! Love you and can’t wait to see the wonderful things you achieve.”
From Crystal Mitchell Tilson, graduating from Steinhardt – Counseling in Mental Health and Wellness:
I’ve learned so much about myself over the past two years. I’m Strong, Capable and ready to step into my Purpose. I have been blessed with the most supportive family and friends. Thank you for giving me space to fly, when others said I could only walk. I love you with everything I have: Steve, Lance, Kelsey, Sean and Shane. To the Class of 2020:
N Y see U later!
Crystal Mitchell Tilson, MA”
From Cynthia Yeh, graduating from School of Global Public Health, Biostatistics:
“Never thought I would survive 2 years of New York. Turns out to be the best 2 years of my life! I couldn’t have done it without my family and friends being so supportive! I will always love this wonderful city.”
From Claude Bourgeois to graduating student Daniel Lennon, School of Professional Studies, Sports Business:
“Continue to strive to be the best person that you can be. When you believe in the power of the dream, eventually even if you grow wary the dream will carry you.”
From Daniel Frey to graduating student Daniela Blanco, (Tandon School of Engineering, PhD in Chemical Engineering):
“The lab will never be the same. We’ll miss you!”
From Benjamin Rizkin to graduating student Daniela Blanco, (Polytechnic, Chemical Engineering, PhD):
“DANI! In a little more than three years you moved to America, did an MS and a PhD, started a company and were the best friend and co-worker ever. You are the embodiment of the American Dream and we all love you very much. Can’t wait to see the incredible things you will do in the next few years. Here’s to a Sunthetics IPO and many good puppers in your future!”
From Aaliyah Dookhith to graduating student Daniela Blanco, (Tandon School of Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering):
“Dear Daniela, Becoming your undergraduate, was one of the major highlights of my career at NYU. I learnt so much from you, be it research techniques, perseverance, Venezuelan proverbs or Sebastian Yatra! Today, you are one of my closest friends and an ever-present mentor to me. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with you and be part of your inspiring Ph.D. career at NYU. You deserve the grandest of celebrations for accomplishing so much during those past 3 years (I promise we will have one in the future once the situation gets better). Congratulations on graduating Dr. Blanco! 🙂 Aaliyah”
From Julio and Gilda Lopez to graduating student Daniela Lopez Cullingford, (Tandon / Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering):
“Daniela: It´s hard to believe that the little girl we used to drive to kindergarden in her blue and white dress with a big red ribbon, is now an Engineer.We´re so proud of you! Keep flying high and enjoy every moment of your journey, as you have always done. Believe in yourself, the best is yet to come…Te amamos con todo el corazón, Mamá y Papá.”
From Julia and Gilda Lopez to graduating student Daniela Lopez Cullingford, (Tandon / Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering):
From ROSITA PRESTI to graduating student DANIELLA PRESTI, (CAS LINGUISTICS):
“Congratulations Daniella! We could not be more proud of your hard work, sacrifices and great accomplishments these past four years. And despite the weirdness at the end (thanks, Covid!) we know that amazing things lie ahead for you post-quarantine! Love you, Dad, Mom & Izzy”
From Aaliyah Raghnal to graduating student Danielle Covington, (Tisch Drama):
“I don’t know what I would do without you Danielle, I remember we put on some amazing scenes at Atlantic!! I also remember that you were always there to support me thru anything and I can always count on you to tell it how it is. I’m so thankful for you and our friendship. You are so talented, amazing, and it is an honor to have you as a friend. You ever need anything, I’m here for you!”
From Corinne Pankovcin to graduating student Danielle Florentin, (Steinhardt & School counseling and guidance):
“We are so proud of you!!!! Congratulations and all the success in the world!!!!!! Love and hugs !!!!!”
From Danielle Florentin, graduating from Steinhardt School Counseling and Guidance:
“Being the first in my family to receive a higher education degree has been such an accomplishment for myself, but also for my family. I feel privileged to be accepted and completing my MA at the most prestigious college in New York. To be here, to learn from this institution, and to be graduating and not only become part of a network of professionals, but to be part of the NYU family and alumni, is such an honor. I am proud to be graduating from NYU and to know that anything is possible, if you have faith, strong support, and hope. Life can throw many obstacles in your path and only you have the choice to keep moving forward.”
From Mariel Florentin to graduating student Danielle Florentin, (Steinhardt School Counseling and Guidance):
From Sharon Beilinson to graduating student Danielle Hadjin, (Language and mind, italian):
“Congratulations Dani we’re so proud of you and we love you!”
From Simone Lennon to graduating student Danielle Jacqueline Lennon, (Sports Business – Global Sports Media):
“The my beautiful Princess Danielle Aka Dani. Words cannot express how proud I am of you. Getting to this day has presented you with many challenges but God saw that you would prevail. You are the 1st in the family to achieve this level of education. I salute you on your special day. Thank you for making me an NYU Proad MOM 2020. I LOVE YOU TO LIFE. Skies the limit now baby girl. 🤗😘🥰 – Mommy”
From Lex Taylor to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (Sports Business Global):
“Dani I am extremely proud of your accomplishment. You took on the challenge and you will be one of the greats as long as you keep striving to be better than your last achievement.”
From Lex Taylor to graduating student Danielle Lennon, Sports Business:
“Congrats Dani. Another degree and another great achievement in the books. Keep reaching for the stars. The sky is not the limit. Mr. All Access”
From Simone Lennon to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (School of Professional Studies – Global Sports Media):
“CONGRATULATIONS Danielle mommy & daddy are so proud of you on this great achievement. We love you much 🥰🤗”
From Solo baker to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (School of professional studies sports business global sports media concentration):
“Thats my best friend thats my best friend thats my best friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ggllltttt”
From Jeremy Lennon to graduating students Danielle Lennon, (Global Sports Media):
“Congrats Poodie I Love You. I’m so proud of you. You did that! F L O W”
From Sharon March to graduating Danielle Lennon, (Professional Studies Sport Business/Global Sports Media):
“Congratulations my beautiful niece. Wishing you continued blessings and endless success. Love ya always auntie Sharon”
From Jayce & Peyton Lennon to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (Global Sports Media):
“Congratulations Auntie Danielle we love you. Jayce & Peyton ❤️👍🏽👍🏽”
From Romero Cox to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (Sports Business – Global Sports Media):
“Congratulations young lady!!! I’m proud of you. Love Mero”
From Magdalina Pedroso to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (Master’s of Sports Business, Global Sports Media):
“Congratulations on this momentous accomplishment. You have worked tirelessly to achieve yet another degree and are deserving of all your recognition. Please take time to reflect on all that has happened up to this point and be grateful for those experiences which have led you here. Move forward and plan your next steps wisely, holding your values close.
Cheers to new beginnings and continued successes. To embracing all that you are and all you have yet to become. To trusting God and the path He has created for you.
Finally, to Brooklyn’s sophisticated hood chick and two degree mami, always remember: DEFENSE WINS GAMES!”
From Rodney Hamler to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (School of Professional Studies – Global Sport Media):
From Debbie Cox to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (School of Professional Studies – global sport media):
“Congratulations Danielle I’m so proud of you. Grandma Debbie ❤️”
From David Hughes to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (School of Professional Studies Sports Business, Global Sports Media concentration):
“Danielle, I am so proud of you!! You’re an amazing woman, scholar, and great example for other people to follow. I’m expecting more great things from you. Enjoy your special day and congratulations!!!!”
From Jawan Lennon to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (School of Professional Studies):
“Congratulations Danielle – time to 🍾🥂”
From David Hughes to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (School of Professional Studies Sports Business, Global Sports Media concentration):
“Danielle, I am so proud of you!! You’re an amazing woman, scholar, and great example for other people to follow. I’m expecting more great things from you. Enjoy your special day and congratulations!!!!”
From Mike D to graduating students Danielle Lennon, (School of professional studies sport business,Global Sports media concentration):
“Anything is possible!!!!!!!!!”
From Justin Williams to graduating student Danielle Lennon, (School of Professional Studies Sports Business, Global Sports Media concentration):
“With the knowledge gained and learned through her program I know it will allow Danielle to excel further into her career now that she has obtained her Masters in achieving that next level. There’s no doubt in my mind that what she has gained through her successes with the program at NYU that no matter where she goes she will leave a legacy never forgetting those whom have helped her along the way. Congratulations on achieving that a Masters only way is up from here. Keep up the great work much love and success!”
From Tina Jones to graduating student Daryn Jones, (Gallatin School/ Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies):
“I hope you know how much you are loved. We are so excited about all the amazing things you will accomplish in this lifetime. Keep proving to us that you can achieve the unachievable. Continue to make us proud! You are our gift from God! Congratulations baby girl on your Graduation, we love you so much! Mommy, Dad, Dylan, and Danya too!”
From Julie-Ann Davidson to graduating student David Acheampong, (CAS Economics and Computer Science):
From Haeok Kwon to graduating student David Ho, (Tandon, Computer Science/Cyber Security):
“We are so proud of you and we love you so much!
You have grown up to be an amazing young man and are going to do amazing things.
We can’t wait to see what you do next!
Congratulations David!! ”
From Olivia and Peter Wada to graduating student David Ho, (Tandon School of Engineering, Computer Science/Cybersecurity):
“David, we are so proud of who you are and who you are becoming. Cannot believe you are graduating already, and during a pandemic no less. In true David form, we know you are going to go on to do amazing things as you already have been, but what we love about you most is your spirit not your accomplishments and we hope that spirit can thrive in the years to come. We will always be right by you to enjoy that together. Love you, admire you and celebrating your graduation. This is Peter now. Hey Dave. I am really proud of you as we all are, but I just wanted to let know that from me. Go as far as you can, not because you should, but because you want to. We love you, really excited to grow old with you and That other creature some call “Crystal?” Anywayz. Love you, support you, BELIEVE in YOU!”
From Pauline Park to graduating student David Ho, (Tandon School of Engineering – Computer Science & Cyber Security):
“Little David! Congratulations on your graduation! Even though these unique circumstances are forcing us to celebrate you virtually, I hope you feel the weight of how much you’ve accomplished. We all are so, so proud of you and love you a lot! <3”
From The Hongs to graduating student David Ho, (Computer Science/Cyber Security):
“Congratulations David! We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see what you will accomplish! (Also send us discounted bikes)”
From anthony orlando to graduating student David Orlando, (tisch-tv and film production):
“David, I am so proud of what you have accomplished and the amazing person you have become. You worked so hard and I am so happy that you are on a career path that you love. I always said I believe you will accomplish amazing things in your life. And today I believe it even more. Congratulations on your graduation day. Love, Dad”
From Carol Orlando to graduating student David Orlando, (Tisch School of the Arts, Film and Television):
“Congratulations, David, upon your graduation from Tisch! You did an awesome job, my beautiful son. The future is brighter than you think. You have the unique ability to make it shine, as you have in so many ways throughout your life. Happiness to you, always. I love you, David! – Mom”
From Issy Oleksiuk to graduating student David Orlando, (Tisch School of the arts):
“Congrats Dave!!! Feels like we were sitting in 1st grade together a minute ago, I cant believe you’re like….a real adult now. Im so proud of you for doing what you love and I’m sure you’re gonna kill it once Miss Rona is gone and you can get a job. Now we gotta get to Venieros to get a cannoli and continue the graduation cannoli pic tradition ASAP.”
From Michael Orlando to graduating student David Orlando, (Tisch School of the Arts, Film & Television):
“David – we’re so proud of you for all of your professional & academic accomplishments at NYU. Graduating in 3 years is amazing. You’ll always be the second favorite child, but you are my favorite brother. Congratulations!”
From Patti, Richie & Nicole Mar hitti to graduating student David Orlando, (Tish School of Arts):
“Congratulations on your accomplishments, David! So proud of you! Always seize the moment! Love Aunt Patti, Uncle Richie and Nicole!❤️”
From Shannon Grodotzke to graduating student David Orlando, (Tisch School of the Arts, Film and Television):
“Congrats David!! I can’t believe you are already graduating. I’m so unbelievably happy for you and can’t wait to see what the future holds. I know how hard you have worked to get to this point and I’m so proud of you!”
From Mechthild Schmidt Feist to DCoM Graduates (NYU SPS, Digital Communications + Media):
“A shout-out to my 2020 DCoM graduates:
Aida Bonnie Evan Kaede Ludwig Marcela Shane Soobin Stephanie Suryeon Sydney Wanling
May your trajectory ahead be full of creative discovery- and take with you great memories of your time at NYU-SPS Digital Communications + Media.
Congratulations! Prof. Schmidt Feist”
From Eushanda D. Kennedy to to graduating student De’Ane Kennedy, (Tandon School of Engineering, Computer Science):
From Sara-Lee Ramsawak to graduating student De’Ane Kennedy, (Tandon | BS Computer Science):
“We gon’ let you in the Ramsawak club now that you done gon’ and got a degree. Congrats girl, we are beyond proud! Love: the Ramsawak clan, you’re other fam”
From Joy Brown to graduating student De’Ane Kennedy, (Tandon School of Engineering, Computer Science):
“Congratulations to a phenomenal young lady. I am so proud of you and wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.”
From The White House Family to graduating student De’Ane Kennedy, (Tandon School of Engineering-Computer Science):
“Congratulations De’Ane on your awesome achievement! We are so very proud of you and the woman you have become. We wait with great expectations on the wonderful things you will do in the future. Remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. We love you so much! From your Nonie, Uncle Lee, Diante’, Deuce, Chris, and Joshua.”
From Dellise Kennedy to graduating student De’Ane Kennedy, (Tandon School of Engineering- Computer Science):
“I am so proud of you! You overcame all the obstacles that were thrown at you and you did it! Class of 2020! Love, Mom”
From James Darren Fitzgerald to graduating student Deams Maya Fitzgerald, (Film/Bachelors Degree):
We are VERY proud of you and all that you have accomplished in your 22 years of life. You have known what you wanted to do with your life since your early teens and you ensured that you made it happen. Do know that this is just a small hurdle and you will have many more accomplishments in the years to come and we are excited to see you choose your path. With much Love and Pride.
Dad, Mom, Leanna and Shiela”
From Hannah Carty to graduating students Deborah A. Ni, (Steinhardt Food Studies):
“Deborah, thank you so much for being such a good friend and support for me through my time at NYU. Your words and kindness were invaluable and I owe my success in part to your passion for racial justice and equity, and your ability to inspire (especially me). I know you will continue to do amazing things!!!”
From Srinivas Macherla to graduating student Deepika Macherla, (Stern MBA Langone):
“First and foremost, Hearty Congratulations 🎈🍾
You’ve done it all on your own… fighting through many obstacles… and now you’re on the other side of it… I’m sure you’re feeling proud of yourself… as you should be..
I can say for sure that I’m super duper proud you!!!
But this is not the destination… it’s just the beginning of the journey… I’ve always believed in you and I know for sure you’ll make us all proud through myriad achievements in your life… so eagerly waiting for all those moments… YES, you can do it!”
From Hemanth Pasupuleti to graduating student Deepika Macherla, (Stern MBA Langone):
“Deepika is an extremely resourceful person and very level headed. She is ambitious without being intrusive and is a great team mate who believes in collaboration. The MBA was her dream and her way of improving herself both professionally and personally and by completing her MBA while having a demanding job all the while, she has proved her resilience and grit .
i am extremely proud of her achievement of having graduated from one of the best Business schools in the world and i am sure that this journey of MBA would have taught her many important lessons for life”
From Yamini Hemanth to graduating student Deepika Macherla, (Stern MBA Langone):
“I am happy to see Deepika fulfilling her long cherished dream. It’s been a great learning experience for her. We wish her all the best!!”
From Hilary Santos to graduating student Delaney Matthews, (Tisch school of Arts, Film and Television Major m):
“Delaney, I can still remember the day your mom asked me to be your godmother and how excited I was. I once brought you shopping for a new dress and around town to show you off as though you were my own! You were just a baby then but I was SO proud of you and I am even more proud of you now! It’s been a blessing watching you grow into this beautiful and talented woman with a heart of gold. You are amazing! I couldn’t be more excited for you to start this new chapter of your life. Congratulations my sweet little Delaney!
I love you SO much!”
From Ann Matthews to graduating student Delaney Matthews, (Tisch School of Arts; Film and Television):
“Delaney, Congratulations!! You did it! All your hard work and dedication brought you to this day. We couldn’t be more proud of you!! This is the beginning of your story! You control the narrative! We cannot wait to see it unfold. All our love, Mom & Dad”
From Madison Jones to graduating student Demarco Jones, (College of Arts & Sciences – Economics):
“As you begin the next phase of life, we wish you continued success in all that you pursue. Never stop learning, exploring, growing, and challenging yourself. You are the future and the world is waiting for you!”
From Devan Zarenberg, graduating from Steinhardt, MCC:
“My past four years at NYU have given me incredible opportunities and memories that I will forever be grateful for. From making friends from all parts of the world to being active in on-campus clubs and activities, studying abroad for a semester to learning a wide range of subjects in the classroom, I have learned and grown so much as an MCC student and I could not be prouder of where I am today. Thank you, NYU, for such a fun and fulfilling college experience!”
From Jhanvi Lathia to graduating student Devansh Lathia, (CAS: College of Arts and Science):
From Jiten Vadhera to graduating student Devapriya Vadhera, (NYU Stern School of Business/ B.Sc. in Business: Finance and Computing and Data Science):
Yes, you have grown into a woman of substance from the girl we once knew-a girl who faced obstacles with courage & a smile; who learnt life’s lessons and did it with great style. On this day, a pinnacle has been reached- look down & be proud of all that you have accomplished, look up & anticipate all you have to achieve. We not only hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of opportunities and to the most special places your heart has ever known but also wish you to be humane as this is what the world needs today and will need tomorrow.
Live this moment! It’s your moment!
We are proud of you!
Happy Graduation Day!
With Love from Mom & Dad!”
From Hardip Chera to graduating student Devdatta Banerjee, (NYU Steinhardt – DMDL Program):
“I know first-hand how much going to NYU for a Master’s Degree meant to Devdatta; it wasn’t only her dream come true, but her parent’s dream as well. She went into her program after discovering her passion, and refined that even further through her experiences to truly find what she wants in her life. With a new degree, a new passion, and new horizon ahead, I’d like to tell her that she can succeed in anything she sets her mind to; because that’s just the type of person Devdatta is. Where ever she goes, I know she’ll give it 2000% because I’ve been there through her entire journey.”
From Karen Leonard to graduating student Diamond I Leonard, (College of Arts and Science, Major Environmental Studies):
“We are so proud of you. Your drive and ambition, your dedication to hard work, and your love of the animals has opened up a new career path. Congratulations Diamond, we love you bunches and bunches. We can’t wait to see where the Master program offers. Congrats love Mom and Maddy!”
From Karen Leonard, Mom to All, to graduating student Diamond Leonard, (Arts & Sciences – Major Environmental Studies):
“2020 – the year of your 20th birthday, the years of memories, of changes, of the Covid-19 pandemic, of finishing your Senior NYU year ar home: of abruptly saying goodbye to roommates, sorority sisters (Go DG), Friends, classmates, teachers and staff that make NYU great. While we may not be there, NYU runs in our blood and our bloods runs deep violet and white. Congratulations Diamond Ivey Leonard. You deserve all the accolades and praise. We love you and can’t wait to see what you do as you finish your Masters in 2021. Love Mom and Maddy”
From Dionley Acosta, graduating from Steinhardt, Higher Education and Student Affairs:
From Sahra Malika Basak to graduating student Dnyaneshwari Chincholikar, (NYU School of Law):
“Basak, my smart and beautiful inside and out sister! You have now become a graduate of NYU School of Law and made all of us very proud as the first lawyer in the family. Now you are one step closer to your dreams of becoming a worldwide known lawyer and role model for others. I wish we could celebrate your great achievement of representing your country, Turkey, as one of the youngest lawyers in the whole law school together. You were strong enough to start this journey, live by yourself, survive all the crazy law school exams, cook for yourself for the first time, stay in New York no matter how hard it is to be alone there during this pandemic and graduate from one of the best law schools in the whole world. You are also strong enough to embrace the future! Congratulations”
From Dozje Brown graduating from Dual degree program Steinhardt and Tisch MFA/Ma:
“I just want to wish everybody the best despite current conditions …..keep living out your dreams and always follow your heart and Never take No for an answer!!!!”
From tanay parekh to graduating student Drishti Dhandahania, (NYU CAS-ECONOMICS):
“Hi Drish, congratulations on your fantastic achievement & wish you the best for all your future endeavours. Looking forward to celebrating with you soon.”
From Ruchika Agrawal to graduating student Drishti Dhandhania, (NYU CAS economics bachelors):
“My darling Drish,
I cannot tell you how proud we are of you! This is a great achievement and you have done so well! We love you and miss you! You’re a rockstar!
Ruchika, Ekta, Arjun, Ankit, Mama, Mami”
From Mukesh Dhandhania to graduating student Drishti Dhandhania, (CAS – Economics):
“Hi Drish, Congratulations on your big day. You have made all of us very proud. It is a difficult time globally, however, your achievements are priceless & I wish I could be there with you today to enjoy this moment. Lots of Love & Blessings. Big hug”
From Jyoti Dhandhania to graduating student Drishti Dhandhania, (CAS-Economics):
“Hey Drish Congratulations. Drish, I remember clearly the day four and a half years ago when I held my breath before u uttered the sentence,OMG mom I got into NYU.The journey from that day to today has been beautiful as well as tough for you but I am proud of you for gliding through it with hard work and perseverance. Congratulations on your achievements. I am proud of u .Hope I could be there with you to give u a big hug.I am sure that whatever future path u decide to take, you will follow it with sincerity and will be successful.My blessings are always with you.Will meet you soon surely”
From Chahel Dhandhania to graduating student Drishti Dhandhania, (CAS-Economics):
“Dear Drishti, I am so proud of you. You have fulfilled each one of our dreams from your accomplishments. From being kids and dreaming about going to NYU, to now you having graduated from your dream school, this all feels surreal. It is a great feeling to see you grow up and become such a mature and beautiful individual who is now an inspiration to many. As an older sister, I have seen you overcome many obstacles in your journey & I wish I could be by your side on one of the most important days of your life, the day on which you are being rewarded for all your hard work and perseverance. You deserve every bit of this happiness and I wish you all the best for your future. Once again congratulations to my little one & lots of love.”
From Ekta Agrawal to graduating student Drishti Dhandhania, (NYU CAS ECONOMICS):
“Congratulations on the Big Day Drish!! Wish you success in your career and in life! We are so proud of you. Love you!!😘”
From Jalpa Mehta to graduating student Drishti Dhandhania, (College of Arts and Sciences):
“Congratulations on graduating Drishti! Wishing you all the best for your career and the future.
Jalpa and Vipin”
From Mihir Agrawal to graduating student Drishti Dhandhania, (CAS Bachelors Economic):
“Seen you overcome many hard times, but never saw you getting afraid or tired. Today you have gained what you deserve the most. We are celebrating your success and are very proud of you.
Caps off to you, Graduate! Congratulations!”
From Meha Agrawal to graduating student Drishti Dhandhania, (CAS Bachelors Economic):
“You have showed that every milestone can be achieved through hard work and dedication. It was your perseverance and sincerity that has earned you a graduation with such good grades.
Congratulations to the new graduate and best wishes for all your future endeavours!”
From Bimal Agrawal to graduating student Drishti Dhandhania, (CAS Bachelors Economic):
“We are so proud of everything you have achieved these last four years in New York. It wasn’t always easy, but you worked hard and maintained a great attitude. Your determination and positive outlook will certainly get you the unachievable.
Congratulations on your graduation! A whole new world full of possibilities is now open to you. We wish you all the very best!”
From Corrine Winchell to graduating student Dylan G. Winchell, (NYU CAS BA Anthropology/ Classics):
“Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, Dylan! We are super proud of you! Always your number one fan. We support you in everything you do. Go unearth great things! -Your loving family”