From Irene Kiriazi, graduating from SCSPS Social Science:
“THANK YOU to all my Professors that have made life and education here so informative and fun Hawkins, Bear, Goldman, Aksoy, Goldberg to name a few TY”
From Mark Libatique to graduating student Iris Zalun, (Wagner PNP):
From Center for Student Life to graduating student Isa Spoerry, (GSAS – Interdisciplinary Studies):
“Congratulations on your well-deserved success! We couldn’t be happier for you as you begin your next adventure! -Center for Student Life”
From Donnie & Sarah Perkins to graduating student Isabelle Perkins, (Gallatin):
From Nel Galaceto to graduating student Isaia G Galace, (Liberal Studies/Global Liberal Studies/International Relations):
“I cried the day we first dropped you off in pre-school. Broke my heart to leave you in the care of another person. When you left for College that is so far away from us, I cried; always prayed for your safety.
In a week, you will achieve what you set out to do four years ago. Congratulations! You have made yourself a mature and responsible young man; always tried your best. As parents, we cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate your hard work and determination.
Wishing you the very best and a future with much success.
We are so proud of everything that you have accomplished.”
From Dan Galace o graduating student Isaia G Galace, (Liberal Studies/Global Liberal Studies/International Relations):
“Four years ago, we visited schools that offered you admission. We visited NYU last. You asked lots of questions about the school; inquired about the sports teams in NY. Then you went to a sports shop across the street and bought a NY Mets baseball cap. That was how you informed me of your choice – NYU; we happily embraced.
NY-TelAviv-NY where you spent your college life, provided you with challenges you have never experienced before. You spoke often about academic pressures and expectation to excel. You have put unbelievable efforts as reflected in your grades.
Sharing your essays with us provided us great joy. They gave us insight on your intellectual development. Remarkable!
In a week, you will have completed a very important part of your life’s journey. We tried our best to guide you but ultimately, it’s your life and you choose your own path.
We are exceptionally proud!”
From ish nirola, graduating from MSRM:
“Tribute to my wife who supported me through out this program.”
From Roksolana & Stephen Misilo to graduating student Ivanka Misilo, (Stern Langone MBA):
“Congratulations Ivanka!! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments! Continued success! Mama & Tato”
From Deirdre Harkins to graduating student Ivette Cortez, (CAS Sociology):
“Ivette!! CONGRATULATIONS!! So many of my favorite memories in school have you in it. From APO gossip to your amazing presentation in Korean, to all the random lunches and dinners over the years, its definitely been a lot of fun. You’re going to do amazing things after graduation, and I am so proud of you!!!! <3 <3″
From Sharman and Ed Regensburg to graduating student Jacob Regensburg, (Tisch Drama BFA):
Your willingness and courage to embrace your dreams inspires us everyday. We are so proud of all you have accomplished. Please take a moment to look back on your steadfast dedication, the rise to any challenge, and the creative thirst hat has brought you to this graduation day. Feel the wind and sun on your face right before you move into the future. We don’t know the details life has in store for you but we do know it will be full of wonder, passion and great success. We will always be here and love you forever. Mom and Dad <3 (Corey, Nicci, and Frankie too)”
From Rhonda Artz to graduating student Jacqueline Artz, (Global):
“My perfect child, Jaxx Artz, We are always proud of your continued successes. You have excelled beyond our dreams. God has blessed you with numerous gifts and you have truly utilized your gifts in transforming yourself and others that love you to the best of our own capabilities. We are honored to call you our own! Love Mom, Jourdain, and Nico”
From Justine Tan to graduating student Jacqueline Kolhog, (Global Liberal Studies):
From Jailine De La Cruz, graduating from Steinhardt Teaching and Learning:
“Thank you to my support group. I would not have been here without my friends and family at HEOP.”
From robert weinstein to graduating student Jake R Weinstein, (Professional studies Human Resources Development):
“Congratulations🎓to my son Jake Weinstein. I’m so proud of you. Love Dad”
From James Marotta to graduating student James Vazzana, (NYU Gallatin Sustainability and Design with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship):
“”To my Dearest Godson:
Congratulations on all your wonderful accomplishments. You have worked hard and will soon begin to reap the benefits of your dedicated efforts. Best wishes in all your future endeavors.
I am proud of you and I love you!
Uncle Jim (Marotta)”
From Jenelle Giordano to graduating student James Vazzana, (NYU Gallatin Sustainability and Design with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship):
“Jimmmy!! Congratulations!! So proud of you and all your accomplishments thus far!! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! Love you so much!! Xo love, the Giordano’s”
From Lisa Pelletier to graduating student James Vazzana, (NYU Gallatin Sustainability and Design with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship):
“Congratulations Jimmy! I have enjoyed seeing you grow up over the last 14 years and am excited to see what your next step will be. I have loved talking to you about school, work, restaurants, and charcuterie. Mason and I always love seeing you and will never forget our trip back from Boston. You are always a gentleman and make us laugh. We look forward to hearing about your new travels and opportunities. Good luck with everything! Love, Ms. Pelletier and Mason”
From Mary Jo Colligan to graduating student James Vazzana, (NYU Gallatin Sustainability and Design with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship):
“Jimmy, you are an inspiration to so many. A true leader and entrepreneur you are1 I am so proud to have you as my nephew. Love and Best Wishes for a phenomenal future! The sky is the limit!!!”
From Cherise and Jonee Bradley to graduating student Jamesha Bradley, (social work):
“A message from Mom…. To Jamesha my first born, I’ve alway known that you could and would finish any and everything you put your mind to. I am just sorry that you couldn’t get that final accomplishment walk. you are the first person in our entire family to obtain such a huge accomplishment like this. I am so proud of to be your mother; im sure your father is looking down, smiling proud at what an intelligent women you’ve become. You have accomplished something that nobody can take away from you. I love you so much and I can’t wait to see what you have planned next as you continue to on your journey of life.
From Janaye Stephens, graduating from CAS Biology
From Shane Stephenson to graduating student Jannelle Stephenson, (Silver/MSW):
“A sister/daughter is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, and a golden thread to the meaning of life. We are so happy for you for all of your remarkable accomplishments! We are so proud and blessed! Love you!!”
From Chanel Vidal to graduating student Jasmin Vega, (Steinhardt, Media, Culture, and Communications):
“Jasmin, congratulations on graduating!!!! I am so proud of your accomplishments. We met pre-freshman summer, and instantly, we became the closest friends. Our friendship is one of a kind, and I appreciate you more than you know. Over the last 4 years, I have been by your side watching you grow into an amazing leader. I know you’ll agree we have both really been through a lot. I have no doubt you will only continue to succeed because whatever you put your mind to, you will reap the rewards! It’s been an emotional journey, but I thank you for making my college years the most fun years ever. My BFF, I can’t wait to continue to support you and be by your side through any tribulations. So many people are rooting for you! I know your future is bright, and our friendship will continue to grow. Even though we’re not in college anymore, we shall never cease to have the most fun together! Love you!”
From Mollie Machado to graduating student Jasmine Amigon, (CAS – GPH/Biology):
“Hey Jasmine!!! We did it! CONGRATULATIONS to this and all of your future successes!!”
From Mollie Machado to graduating student Jason Brisco, (CAS – GPH/Sociology):
“CONGRATS JASON!!! We did it! I’m sure this will be only the first of many proud, successful moments for you!! Can’t wait to see them all. CHEERS”
From Danielle Deodath to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Meyers School of Nursing):
From Dr. Sonaliz Morel-Baker to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
From Erika Fernandez to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“I am so proud of you! Dad is watching over you and cheering for you everyday! Keep reaching for the stars and beyond! You’re going to be an amazing nurse and leader some day! Keep shining baby girl. We love you sis!”
From Cynthia Quezada to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Congratulations on your Courageous journey into this nursing world. With your natural compassion , dedication and handwork you are going to SHINE. LOVE YOU SO MUCH. #nurse #hero”
From Sorinel Morel to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Chasing a dream requires hard work, passion, and many sacrifices. Jaylin, you have proven time and time again that nothing can stop you from accomplishing what your heart desires. I’m incredibly proud of you. Never stop growing, exploring, learning, and challenging yourself. Congratulations on your accomplishments!”
From Esleiry and Anthony Alvarado to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Congratulations Jaylin. I still remember you as the lil girl with glasses bothering your sister when her friends were over. We are so proud off not only your professional success but also the women you have become. You are smart, funny, caring, and full off life. Keep on going girl this isn’t the end. With love and Admiration the Alvarado family.”
From The Baker Family to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement! The Baker Family is so proud of you! You are going to be an incredible nurse! Enjoy the journey and always remember that with faith you will continue to go far in life! We love you, Jaylin!”
From Allison Batac to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“JAYLIN! I’m so proud of you and everything you’ve accomplished the last couple years. I know you’re going to make it far because you’re incredibly smart, talented and just wonderful overall. I love you sooo much!”
From Tiffany Corro to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Meyers School of Nursing):
“Congratulations on your graduation, Jaylin! I’m so proud of you and I’m so happy to have seen you grow and accomplish so much since our time in high school. You’ve been both like a friend and “mother” (lol) to me because of your positivity and caring nature. Can’t wait to see you continue your nursing journey!! Love you!!”
From Allison Batac to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Jaylin!! I’m so proud of you for all you’ve accomplished the past four years. i can’t wait to see you do great things in the coming years. I love you sooo much!!”
From Andreina Rodriguez to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Roy Meyers College of Nursing):
“Congratulations Jofat! You have no idea how happy I am for you. You truly deserve this. I remember in high school when you doubted you’d even get accepted to NYU. Now look how far you’ve come. I seriously couldn’t be more proud. While we didn’t go to college together, I loved every moment of helping you move in, being there for each other while abroad, and sleeping over as if we were actual roommates. You mean so much to me and I’m so glad to have you by my side. I know it’s been a tough ride and I don’t just mean with all the work. You worked hard and you learned but you also fought through everything while keeping a genuine smile on your face. I’ve never met a more positive person. Your patients are going to need that same energy from you and they’ll be lucky to have you. I love you, Jofat!”
From Lily Chan to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Jay Jay, you’re like our little sister. Over the years, you have now become a young, mature and accomplished lady. I am so proud of your achievements. Graduation is only the beginning of your next chapter in life. Keep on learning, keep on dreaming, and keep on doing what you want to be because the sky is the limit. Keep up the good work because you’ve did it, our NYU nursing graduate!”
From Karla jofat to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Jaylin, your kindness and caring make a big difference in other people’s lives. Wishing you a life and career full of great happiness, new opportunities, and deep personal fulfillment. Love always Karla J.”
From Tiffany Wong to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Jaylin!! Congratulations mama! I couldn’t be more proud of you! From the little girl we knew as Erika’s sister to the smart and beautiful nurse we have today! Look how far you have gotten! We are so happy and proud of all your accomplishments. Keep going and you will reach the stars! Who knows maybe one day we will even work in the same hospital and be co-workers! Love you with all my heart xoxo
From Sonia Jofat to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Mi amor me siento tan orgullosa de todos tus esfuerzos que as logrado yo y tu papa desde cielo estamos felices por habernos dado esta felicidad estamos orgulloso de ser tus padres eres nuestra heroe sigue adelante tu lo puedes hacer nunca cambies tu humildad y sensates te llevara por el csmino tu deseas te quiero mucho mi chiquita te deseo li mejor del mundo un tu futuro . Ya eres mi enfermera te quiero mucho te amo muchas felicidades y muchas bendiciones”
From Danny Jofat to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Hey sis!!! Congrats on your big day!!! You did it!!! 🥳🎉 just want to tell you how proud I am of you. I know dad is smiling in heaven enjoy this moment. May God keep blessing your life & guiding you on your new journey. Love you sis ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”
From Debbie Cevallos to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Congratulations to our Jaylin!!! We are so unbelievably proud of you! Let your dreams be your wings, the best is is yet to come! XOXO Love Always, The Cevallos Family.”
From Danielle Picerni to graduating student Jaylin Jofat, (Nursing):
“Congratulations J!! Can’t believe the time has come and you have finished your degree! You will be the kindest, most patient, intuitive and especially — empathetic nurse. Your patients will be lucky to have you care for them. So proud of you and all you have achieved thus far! It’s only going to get even better now. Love you dearly. So grateful to have watched you grow, from taking your first steps to now getting that degree. You’re amazing!”
From Juls and Ashleigh Palmer to graduating student Jazmin Palmer, (Tisch Musical Theatre (New Studio)):
“Congratulations Jazmin, NYU Tisch Class of 2020!”
From Sandy Vo to graduating student Jennie Whalen, (CAS Psychology):
“Congratulations, Jennie! You made it! Your college years weren’t exactly a walk in the park, but you still persevered through every single moment with a smile, and that’s why I and everyone else admire you so. Thank you for being one of the greatest and kindest people I’ve ever met, and for reminding me that even when things are bleak, love and kindness will always come in clutch and other cheesy stuff like that. PB Film/Pre-release was so iconic I think I peaked. Don’t stop talking to me after you graduate or you’re never getting your Vonnegut book back.”
From Zora Middleton to graduating student Jennifer Chin, (Steinhardt-TESOL K-12):
“Jen, you are an amazing person and you will be an amazing teacher. You have so much to offer. I can’t wait to see what you will accomplish(just gotta make to through these Zoom interviews first! lol). Congratulations, you made it!”
From Joseph and Angela Daly to graduating student Jennifer Daly, (Tisch School of the Arts; New Studio on Broadway):
“The beginning of your NYC Adventure that started with your audition during the blizzard! Seems like yesterday…now the city awaits your arrival as an NYU Graduate. We are so proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad.”
From Jennifer Daly, graduating from NYU Tisch Drama, New Studio on Broadway:
“I remember when coming to NYU was just a distant dream. But before I knew it, it was a reality, and then I blinked and 4 amazing years flew by. To my NSB fam, both students and faculty, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel so lucky to know you all and to have learned from you. To all of my friends and family from NYU and beyond, thanks for the never-ending support. Mom and Dad, thank you for letting me chase after my dreams and come to NYU, I’ll forever be grateful. It’s been a wild ride, and it far surpassed the dream I once imagined it to be. Much love to the class of 2020, I know that we’re cheering each other on all across the world, and soon enough we’ll be celebrating together. Congrats to all, this is just the beginning!
– Jennifer Daly”
From Anahi Valverde to graduating student Jennifer Gómes, (Rory Meyers School of Nursing):
From Anthony Antenorcruz to graduating student Jennifer Gómez, (Rory Meyers School of Nursing Program: pediatric nurse practitioner”
From Ariel Gutierrez to graduating student Jennifer Gómes, (Rory Meyers School of Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner):
“I want to congratulate on a job well done for Jennifer Gomez on reaching her goal to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Ive known Jenn for so many years now and she’s dedicated to her craft. Jenn made so many sacrifices and a lot of hard work and I am truly proud of her achievement. 2020 Graduating students are unique and special it shows that what ever life throws at them they can adapt and persevere. Congratulation Jenn!
From Hugo Rivera to graduating student Jennifer Gómez, (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner):
“Jenn, we are so proud of you! Congratulations! We love you so much!”
From Kathy Valero to Jennifer Gómez, (Rory Meyers School of Nursing Program: pediatric nurse practitioner):
From Makayla Bañuelos to Jennifer Gómez, (Rory Meyers School of Nursing Program: pediatric nurse practitioner):
From Rachelle Gomez to graduating student Jennifer Gómez, (Nursing Graduate School)
From Sergio Valero to Jennifer Gómez, (Rory Meyers School of Nursing Program: pediatric nurse practitioner):
From Jennifer Makower to graduating student Jess Makower, (Tisch Film and Television):
“To our amazing Jessica! Congratulations! You overcame many hurdles to achieve this special day! This proves you can do anything you set your mind to. You are amazing! We can’t wait to see what you do next! We all love you so much. Your Mom & Dad, Gabby, Jess and Joe (and Bennie and Wilson).”
From Jessica Arias, graduating from NYU Steinhardt – Master of Arts in Bilingual School Counseling and Guidance with an Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services:
“My support system – I could have not made it through my graduate program without them!
I will forever be grateful to them and others who have paved the way, kept me on track, and reminded me that I belong in the spaces I occupy. #IDidIt #WEDidIt”
From Zahin Ahmed to graduating student Jessica Gai, (College of Arts and Sciences, Biochemistry):
Hi! I just wanted to tell you how absolutely proud I am of you. I feel so lucky to have gotten to know you over these past two years and I wish we could have met earlier. I have seen you grow in so many ways and become who you are today. I have never met someone who is as dedicated and passionate about serving and caring for others as you are. I am so so proud to be with you and feel so lucky that I get to be a part of your life. While I wish we could graduate together in person, I look forward to being able to see you again so that we can celebrate together. I love you so much and can’t wait to see you soon. Congratulations cucko!
From The Chen Family to graduating student Jessica L. Skinner, (Stern Business School/Business Administration):
“Congratulations on your graduation. We are so proud of your accomplishments. Good luck in grad school. We know that you will continue to do well. We love you Jess!”
From Kusumaningsih Angkawidjaja to graduating student Jessica Lee Skinner, (NYU STERN- Undergraduate):
“You have accomplished something amazing..With loving wishes for happiness always as you continue on your journey. Happy Graduation, wish you all the best in everything you do and always love God first with all your heart, and all things will be added by Him into your life. Love – mommy ❤️💗”
From Bryan & Katherine White to graduating student Jessica Schaub, (Steinhardt – Master of Science degree in communicative sciences and disorders):
“Congratulations to the Class of 2020 – especially to our daughter Jessica Schaub! She will be receiving her Master of Science degree in communicative sciences and disorders. This milestone means she will be soon serving others as a speech and language pathologist.
It is difficult to find the proper words to convey the magnitude of of our joy at this accomplishment.
She will be following in the footsteps of her Grandparents as she joins the ranks of those who practice the healing arts.
We are so proud of you Jessica!”
From Jessica Schaub, graduating from NYU Steinhardt – M.S., communicative sciences and disorders:
“To my (now) colleagues, I am truly blessed by each of you and our camaraderie born out of this shared experience. WE DID IT!!!!!”
From Jhoanna Roa, graduating from the NYU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program:
From Ji Soo Choi, graduating from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing:
“Sarah and I took this selfie on orientation day three years ago! We promised to take the picture again when we graduate. and it happened! We did it Sarah, Happy Graduation! :D”
From Ji Yu, graduating from Concert Music Composition MM:
“I will always cherish the two years I spent in NYU.”
From Ji Yun Kim, graduating from NYU steinhardt JAZZ:
From Jiahan Qu, graduating from NYU School of Professional Studies Integrated Marketing:
“Congratulations class of 2020! We’ve worked so hard and accomplished so much! WE MADE IT!!!
Hope us all the best, stay safe and stay strong.
💜NYU💜 & 💜SPS💜”
From JIAJING ZHU, graduating from SPS- HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY:
From Yunfeng Dai to graduating student Jiangjing Li, (SPS Management and Systems):
“Dear my sweetheart!
YOU MADE IT! So proud of you and your achievements in this journey! So lucky to know you and be with you in my life. We are a one and we rise or fall together, we know the best is yet to come! Congratulations and wish you the best luck in the future, My dear!”
From Cathy Hamilton to graduating student Jianna Hamilton, (Steinhardt School MCC Major):
“Jianna Hamilton, your family is so proud of you and what you have accomplished in graduating this year. You have overcome great obstacles to accomplish this goal. You will go far in your future because you have tenacity, loyalty, and drive. You have always had the ability to think for yourself and follow through with your aspirations in life. You have patience and kindness towards others and have always been a great listener, you have integrity and a strong mind. All of these traits have carried you to this point and will carry you through into your career and future. You are deeply loved. Love-your family”
From Jiayi Song, graduating from Stern School of Business, Accounting BS/MS & Operations:
“I miss embracing the warm breeze and staring at the shimmering sea with my old friends, but I’m sure I will see you all again soon. Miss y’all and happy graduation!!”
From Kattia Garreta to graduating student Jimena Muniz-Garreta, (Arts and Sciences. Major: Politics):
“The events of this past year should be a lesson that nothing in life is guaranteed. Take advantage of any opportunities that come your way.
While I’m sure this isn’t the graduation you were expecting, you must take pride in the fact that even in the face of a pandemic, you have not only survived, but you have thrived. Think about what you can do as you go forward in the face of adversity. You will succeed. You already know you can.
We love you and are very proud of you. Congratulations Jimena !!!
Mom, Dad and Camila”
From Jennie Gugino to graduating student Jimmy Vazzana, (NYU Gallatin – Sustainability & Design, Minor in Social Entrepeneurship):
“Jimmy, Congratulation my wonderful Grandson. You are the epitome of what every Grandparent would want in a grandson. Your values of faith, family, love and respect are shown by you each and everyday. You are like the Pide Piper, everyone who knows you gravitates to you, regardless of age. They truly love you and want to share time with you. Despite distance, you find time to stay connected. We love your virtual hugs and kisses. Family means so much and you are a constant in our lives!
On a scholastic level, WOW! You’ve accomplished the goals you set for yourself and more. The sky is the limit for you and as new horizons arrive. I am confident you will soar in the direction you point…mission completed! I am so proud of you. there aren’t enough adjectives to honor you. Love beyond control from me to you Jimmy. Love, Nanny”
From Jessica and Justin Connolly to graduating student Jimmy Vazzana, (School and Major: NYU Gallatin Sustainability & Design w/ a minor in social entrepreneurship):
“Jimmy, Congrats-you’ve made it! I’m not sure anyone has enjoyed their NYU experience as much as you! Nothing seems to stop you from reaching your goals. Your free spirit, creativity and zest for life were further fueled in New York and by studying abroad. We can’t wait to see where it all takes you next! Good luck in your next chapter. We’ll be rooting you on! Love, Jess, Justin and kiddos”
From Jim & Dina Vazzana to graduating student Jimmy Vazzana, (NYU Gallatin – Sustainability & Design, Minor – Social Entrepreneurship):
Congratulations on seizing every opportunity NYU has to offer and living your best life. From New York City to Florence to Sydney your contagious smile has electrified and brightened countless lives. The world is a better place because of you and your beautiful mind and kind, loving heart. We are so proud of you and all you’ve accomplished. Thank you for filling our lives with so much fun, passion and excitement. We are beyond grateful to be your parents. Keep following your dreams!! God bless you today and always. We love you like crazy and more!
Mom and Dad”
From Russell Vazzana to graduating student Jimmy Vazzana, (NYU Gallatin Sustainability & Design w/ a minor in social entrepreneurship):
“Congratulations Jimmy, you are such an amazing brother. Go bobcats (Violets)”
From Victoria Vazzana to graduating student Jimmy Vazzana, (NYU Gallatin Sustainability & Design):
“Congratulations Jimmy! I’ve loved watching you grow during your time at NYU and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you go on to do! I love you and I’m so proud of you!!”
From Jin Hong graduating from School of Professional Studies / Public Relations and Corporate Communication:
“Bryant Park – My favorite place in NYC. Thank you, NYU! My true love to NYU and this great city. Let’s meet again in Bryant Park when things go back to normal :)”
From Yu Hu to graduating student Jingqin Gao, (Tandon, PhD of Transportation Planning and Engineering):
“Congrats, Jingqin, hard work pays off. I am so proud of you!”
From Jingshu Zhang, graduating from Integrated Marketing:
“When I was a kid, you were my mentors. After growing up, you are my friends. Thank you for everything you have done for me. No matter how far we apart, my heart always lead with you! I LOVE YOU FOREVER, DAD and MOM”
From Natalie Meecham to graduating student Joanne Choi, (CAS French):
“To the best thing that has happened to me at NYU – meeting your craziness. You have been the Carlyle to my court, a true gem to call my best friend. You are my ride or die. LITTERALY. We are the embodiment of ride and die. I’ve probably learned more from you than my classes at NYU. There isn’t anyone who has made me think, question, and love the world we live in as much as you. And for that I will always be infinitely grateful. You constantly make me a better human and I hope I do the same for you. I love you. I love you. I love you. I can’t say it enough. Congratulations Joanne, I am unbelievably proud of the beautiful woman you have become and the strength and perseverance you continue to show the world. I know that without a doubt, your future shines bright.”
From Joanne Fortunat, graduating from Silver School of Social Work:
“I want to first thank God for giving me the ability to reach this milestone .I would like to also thank my parents who have been very instrumental in my education from day one. Finally,I would like to thank my brother Junior for his words of encouragement and my boyfriend Manel for being my sounding board, my moral support and my cheerleader on this journey.”
From Tyler Stevens to graduating student John Hollands, (Tisch School of the Arts- Film/TV):
From Kevin Borja to graduating student John Jimenez, (Steinhardt, Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs):
“Congratulations John! I’m gonna miss our nights out in New York, but I know you’re gonna crush it in Seattle! Best wishes!”
From Ayana Cariaso to graduating student John Jimenez, (Masters of Arts in Higher Education & Student Affairs at the Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, & Human Development):
“I LOVE YOU JOHN!!! My gal pal trespassing #1 Leo star. I’m SO proud of you and you inspire me to do more. NYU IS LUCK TO HAVE YOU, YA HEAR THAT NYU??? A TREASURE! There is so much success in your future John all of which will be well deserved. What an amazing feat to wrap up grad school you truly did THAT. And that’s on friendship.”
From Kelly Madey to graduating student John Madey, (College of Arts and Science/Biology):
“Congratulations on your graduation, J.R. This is a great accomplishment of many yet to be achieved. Keep dreaming and working towards your heart’s desire. Nothing is impossible. You are a living testament to that. We are so proud of you! We love you!!!!!!! Mom, Dad and Parker”
From Elizabeth Melchiorre to graduating student John P. Melchiorre, (CAS):
“John- Congratulations on your graduation from NYU! We are so proud of this major accomplishment in your life! Remember we are always here for you for everything and as you continue your academic journey! Keep your family and friends close always! We love you always! Love, Mom, Papa and Michael.”
From Laura Baum to graduating student Jonathan Baum, (Tisch Drama):
“Congratulations Jonathan on your graduation! We are so proud of your hard work, perseverance, and charisma. While not the perfect ending, we are so happy to have spent this strange time with you, together as siblings. This graduation closes one amazing, four-year chapter of your life. We’re so excited for the next chapter!
Laura and Daniel”
From Tali and Jeff Baum to graduating student Jonathan Baum, (Tisch Drama):
“Jonathan, it’s hard to put into words the joy and pride we feel at this time. You have fulfilled one of your biggest dreams – to study theatre in New York. You left as a young, shy person and evolved into a confident, skilled actor. You have met wonderful people over your 4 years at NYU, from professors to students from around the world. You have made life-long friends and mentors. Your compassion and work ethic along with your strong character and sense of humour will be an asset throughout your life. Always remember what you have overcome, continue to work hard, and, follow your dreams.
We believe in you kid!
Mom, Dad, Laura & Daniel”
From Jordan Zeidman, graduating from Dental School:
“Wherever you go, godspeed.”
From Deborah Bernardes to graduating student Jose Gabriel Bernardes, (Economics):
“Mi hermanito se graduó! como se pasa volando el tiempo.. y quanto orgullo de ti! vas a llegar muy lejos bro, certeza disso.. love you! Deborah Gabriel mira hacia atrás solo para NO olvidar tus raíces Hacia al frente para mirar el futuro y Hacia el cielo para acompañar Tus alas Tu vuelo dependerá solo de ti pues Desde Tus 12 años vienes fortaleciendo esas inmensas alas Ojalá y pueda acompañarte por muchos años a cada vuelo pues quiero verte llegar a donde siempre sueñes Nunca dejes de soñar 💙💙 Livia Felicidades Gabriel, tenho muito orgulho de você. Tenho certeza que vai ter muito sucesso na sua vida, profissional e pessoal.”
From José Guillermo Montoyo Rosario, graduating from GSAS PhD Developmental Genetics:
“¡Lo logré! A simple expression resulting after a long journey that is now PhinisheD. It could not have been possible with the support of my loved ones: my family and friends. I would never have imagined that I would learn so much from worms! Thank you, Elizabeth, Setlaín, Daisy, Elí, Frances, Roberto, Chelsea, Amanda, David, and Jeffry for your support, laughs, tears and love. I share this PhD milestone with you all and can’t wait to celebrate with you all (again)! I love you all! I’m celebrating from my home in Puerto Rico and also congratulate my fellow NYU2020 graduates. ¡FELICIDADES!”
From Alicia Sanchez to graduating student Joseph D. Sanchez-Castro, (CAS / English):
What a fantastic trip it has been! Raising you and seeing you go through challenges and rise to the next level in every instance has been the most gratifying of our experiences as parents. From a kid who had difficulty learning to read in pre-K and first grade, to a serious, determined young man who finished high school with honors. From a youth soccer player despised by coaches, to one who made it into the ranks of national champions. What else can we say! Yes, we are so proud of you! And our pride increased to a much higher level when your alma mater, New York University, saw in you the same promise we had always seen, and offered you a magnificent opportunity that you just could not say no to. You have confirmed to us that we were always right in supporting you through all your experiences, and you can be certain that our support will be always there for you. We are so proud!
Con amor, papi y mami”
From Francis DiMento to graduating student Joseph DiMento, (CAS Cinema Studies):
From Bridget Walsh to graduating student Joseph Thomas Walsh, (Tisch/Film and Television):
“There are 24 hours in a day, Joe – use them as you wish! Congratulations on crushing another chapter of your life. Keep working hard, keep being you. We love you in Boston and can’t wait to see where you end up next. Take the long road.
Johnny and Bridget”
From Jessica Walsh to graduating student Joseph Walsh, (Tisch School of the Arts Film and Television):
“Congratulations Joe! I am so proud of what you’ve accomplished over these last four years, and can’t wait to see what’s to come! Love, Jess”
From John & Nancy Walsh to graduating student Joseph Walsh, (Tisch/Film & Television):
“Congratulations Joe Walsh! We are so very proud of you. You are an amazing young man with a bright future ahead of you. May all your dreams come true. We love you, Always
Mom & Dad”
From Larry and Judy Kaplan Weinger to graduating student Joseph Weinger, (Gallatin):
“Joe! Way to go!! Your success at NYU has been uncritically outstanding. Your accomplishments are amazing. Theory has it that this is only the beginning. We love you.
Mom and Dad”
From Linda Thomas to graduating student Joshua Thomas, (M.S. Biology):
Congratulations! You have the passion and determination needed to drive you to create your life story. The journey ahead of you is one to fulfill your own purpose, so that you can contribute to the change that you wish to see in the world. You are remarkable and we are extremely proud of You!
With unwavering love, support, and faith of a mustard seed…
Ma and Dad”
From Ofelia Perez to graduating student Juan Francisco Perez, (College of Arts & Science/Bachelor of Arts):
“Congratulations Son! I am so proud of the young man you are today! Continue to follow your dreams and remember to always do good unto others. Please know that you can always count on me. You are my greatest blessing and I love you more than words can ever say, Mom”
From Oyinda Abbey-Peter to graduating students Judy Fordjouh, Linda Duverne, Fehintola Akesode, Dattlysha Simon, (CAS/SGPH, Gallatin, Steinhardt, CAS/SGPH):
“This experience has been something special. We did it ladies! From friends to sisters. Thank you for being a part of this journey. Looking forward to celebrating greater things with you. We move.”
From Miranda Augustine to graduating student Julia Farley, (CAS, Public Policy):
“Julia has been an incredible role model, advice-giver, and friend. She’s the best at encouraging the people around her and pushing them to be their best selves, while still being understanding and kind. She is the hardest working person I know and I’m certain she’s going to change the world. Congrats Julia!”
From Lorraine McNeill to graduating student Julia M. McNeill, (Stern – Computing and Data Science and Art History):
“Congratulations on your college graduation Julia!! What an impressive achievement to be a NYU Stern Graduate. We are so proud of you! I’m sure today will be only the first of many proud, successful moments for you. Best wishes for all your future adventures in life. We love you!! With love and pride today and always, Mom and Dad!”
From Julia Zacharenkova, graduating from NYU SPS MSc Public Relations & Corporate Communication:
“Turns out leaving your comfort zone really is the way to go. I’m eternally grateful for having the chance to attend NYU and develop as a person. Thank you to everyone who supported me and made this possible – you know who you are. So ready for the next chapter achieving great things!”
To Julián Javier Castellanos, graduating from Wagner EMPA:
“Me and my grandson Max. Thank you Wagner for a great opportunity. I will use the skills acquired in the program to do my part to make the world a better place for him.”
From Mollie Machado to graduating student Julianny Monegro, (CAS- Social and Cultural Analysis):
“Querida Tinker Bell,
You violated the 5th amendment when you took my heart without due process…HEHEHE I pulled a funny. Anyways, proud of you always my future lawyer!! Thank you for everything and CONGRATULATIONS!!! Cheers to many more laughs and beautiful memories!!!
PS: i will continue to think of your soup…daily”
From Jason Brisco to graduating student Julianny Monegro, (CAS- Social and Cultural Analysis):
“Ever since freshman year, I always so saw you as a force to be reckoned with intellectually. You are wise beyond your years and never shy to educate those around you. On a personal level, you are considerate, humble and hilarious. It has been a pleasure to witnessed your growth over the past 4 years. I know you’ll continue to dominate your studies in law school and beyond. Your personality is one that is not easily forgotten so I know that you will continue to touch hearts and change lives. Please continue to be awesome and I love you.”
From Deirdre Harkins to graduating student Julie Ferguson, (Steindhardt MCC):
“JULIE!!!! I am so proud of you!! I am so glad to have met you! From APO, to hugging Ben on Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day, to Weinstein or Kimmel lunches and dinners, to the Strawberry Festival and random talks in Kimmel, you have definitely helped make my own college experience better. You’re going to do great things after graduation!! Congratulations!! <3 <3″
From Lauren Vaccaro to graduating student Juliet Huang, (Institute of Fine Arts, MA Program):
“Juliet, I am so happy to have met a lifelong friend while studying at the IFA. You are an incredible person and someone who always inspires me to work hard. I already miss our fun times while taking study breaks! You will be the best PhD student at Maryland because you put your heart and soul into everything you do! Love you so much girly! 💕”
From Jolinda Mester to graduating student Justin Leider (Silver School of Social Work, MSW):
“Congratulations on your great accomplishment. We are extremely proud of you. Now go out there and save the world!”
From Melanie Leider to graduating student Justin Leider (Silver School of Social Work):
“Dear Justin, We are so proud of you! You did it! Now you out there and save the world! Love, Mom, Dad & Melanie.”
From Justin Yeung, graduating from CAS Biology:
“Thank you to my mom, my dad, my brother, and all of my family and friends for being there when I needed them and supporting me on my journey all this time! 💜I still have a ways to go before I reach my goal, but I’m happy to share this journey with you all, because at the end of the day the journey is just as important as the destination. I love and cherish all of you in my heart, and dinner’s on me when this is all over. 😁”
From Kaelin Elesse Marshall, graduating from Tandon School of Engineering:
“Congratulations from Grand and Mishka. We love you and are very proud of you!”
From Leslie Spencer to graduating student Kaelin E. Marshall, (Tandon School of Engineering- Business Technology Management):
From the Marshall family to graduating student Kaelin Elesse Marshall, (Tandon School of Engineering):
“Congratulations Kaelin from Mom, Dad and Pluria III. We love you! We are proud of you!”
From Olivia Marshall to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (NYU Tandon School of Engineering):
From Renée Dawson, PhD to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (NYU Tandon School of Engineering):
From Natalie Pardo to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (School of Engineering, Business Technology):
“Congratulations, Kaelin, for setting your sights on a goal and accomplishing it…and more.
As you embark on your next adventure, remember these words from business magnate Aristotle Onassis: “”We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.”” I am so proud of you and look forward to hearing about your next achievements.
From Robin Cornish to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (Tandon School of Engineering Engineering and Business Technology):
“Congratulations Kaelin on all your achievements! Love, The Cornish Family”
From leslie hairston to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (Tandon School of Engineering, BS in business technology management):
“You are an amazing and intelligent woman who always finds a way to make her dreams a reality. Let life’s experiences help you learn and grow. I am so proud of who you are and can’t wait to see the awesomeness of what you will do. Congratulations on your graduation! Love you!”
From Kristina Brown to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (Tandon School of Engineering):
“Congratulations Kaelin! We wish you continued success in your future endeavors! Love The Brown Family!”
From Allyson Johnson to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (Tandon School of Engineering):
“Kudos on your *virtual* graduation, Kaelin! What an exciting time to be making this transition into the next phase of your life. We’re counting on your generation to show the world how things can work more progressively when different choices are made, discarding those that no longer serve the greater good. Yeah…no pressure 😉 May you find joy, creativity, and contentment as you blaze your way onto a new path… xox, Allyson”
From The Sissac’s to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (Tandon School Of Engineering – BS Business Technology Management):
“Congratulations” to KAELIN MARSHALL and the Class of 2020. This is truly a memorable moment. We’re so proud of your accomplishments and extremely excited you’ve completed your goal. Keep succeeding, you’re on a great path. We Love You! -The Sissac’s (Chicago)”
From Connie Robinson to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (Tandon School of Engineering ; BS Business Technology Management):
“Kaelin we are just so proud of you! This is a remarkable achievement and I hope your dreams come true. It is time to celebrate all of your hard work that led to this wonderful occasion! Go confidently in the direction of your dreams knowing you are well equipped to achieve everything you desire. If you ever doubt yourself just know you have a multitude of cheerleaders waiting to help you get up and keep on going ! Congratulations! Job Well done !!!”
From Johnna Gause to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (New York University Tandon School of Engineering):
“Congratulations Kaelin!! Auntie is so very PROUD of you. VACATION ?? WE need to make it BIG!!!! Love You👏🏽👏🏽🥂🥂🌹🌹”
From Denita Willoughby to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (Tandon School- Business Technology):
It has been a special pleasure to watch you grow and develop into such a smart, kind and thoughtful young lady! Your future is very bright and I am inspired by your passion and persistence. Congratulations on this recent accomplishment. Love you much and I’m so proud of you! 💕💕💕💕💕
From Pluria Marshall Sr to graduating student Kaelin Marshall, (NYU Tandon School of Engineering):
“Kaelin, Congratulations on your college graduation! This is an important milestone! We love you and are so proud of you. Keep up the good work. Your future is bright! Love always,
Grandpa (Pluria) and Carmen”
From Kaelin Marshall, graduating from Tandon School of Engineering, BS in Business Technology Management:
“Kaelin, it seems like just yesterday we gave you a tour of Brooklyn during your freshman year and now you are graduating. We look forward to your next chapter in life. Congratulations, we are proud of you! John & Patty”
From Kristy Cooke Lau to graduating student Karen Wang, (Public Policy):
“Congratulations Gugu! I am soooo proud of you! Nobody deserves this more than you! I cant wait to see what the future has in store for you! Just know I will always be your #1 Cheerleader wherever you go! I love you beyond the moon and back! Do not ever forget how amazing and talented you are! ok bye. Love your Cooke <3″
From Valeria Diaz to graduating student Karen Wang, (CAS, Public Policy):
“I can’t believe this was four years ago… I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. You are changing the world around you and making it better. I can’t wait to see what else this life has in store for you. Keep it up, sis! Infinite congratulations.”
From Chanel Vidal to graduating student Karen Wang, (CAS, Public Policy):
“Karen, congratulations on graduating!! I am so proud of you and all of your achievements. You are the hardest worker I know, and your drive to reach the top is remarkable. I have no doubt you will continue to succeed in all your future endeavors. I am excited to keep supporting you and cheering your accomplishments as they come because this friendship is forever! Thank you for being the sweetest friend to me over the years. We have grown so much together from those Florence days to now. You are the most selfless person I have ever met! This degree is one step towards a bright future waiting for you. Karen, keep leading and keep shining! You make so many people so so so proud! I love you!”
From Aaliyah Raghnal to graduating student Kate He, (Gallatin):
“KATE!!!! You are my chaotic-good partner in crime and I’m so glad I have you as a friend! Thank you for always being there for me and for our snack runs to Trader Joes! I miss you and hope to see you face to face soon!!!”
From John Stanley to graduating student Kathleen Dionne, (Tisch Dramatic Writing):
Thank you for making these last four years something special. Can’t wait to see what you go on to do after this. And when we next meet, I’ll buy the round.
From Mary Aman to graduating student Kathryn Aman, (Gallatin,Sound and Light):
“Kathryn, we are very proud of all you have accomplished. It is a thrill to tell people that our daughter is a member of the NYU Class of 2020! Congratulations and we love you!”
From Carolyn Ajemian to graduating student Katie Ajemian, (Tisch – Film/Television):
“Congratulations Katie on your graduation from NYU! We are so proud of you. Looking forward to your bright future and continued success no matter where life takes you. We love you! Mommy, Daddy, Max, & Oscar”
From Amy Trojanowski to graduating student Katie Trojanowski, (NYU Steinhardt Food Studies MA):
“To our farm-fresh produce loving, small business starting, resident family baker of delicious treats and now NYU Graduate- Congratulations on earning your Master’s Degree! You truly found a program that was the perfect fit for you. It has been so exciting to watch you light up with each new opportunity to learn. Applying your knowledge, building on your skills and driven by your passions – you are a force to be reckoned with. We cannot wait to see the impact you will have on our community; on the world! We love you Katie and are so very proud of you! Love Dad, Mom, Amy and Emily”
From Amy Presley to graduating student Katrina Duffie, (CAS Mathematics):
From Heidi Padovano to graduating student Katrina Duffie, (CAS Mathematics):
“Katrina, from singing Pink on the school bus to spend the nights where you simply read together… From a reason to go back to Augusta each visit home, to a reason to visit New York City… From braces, shaggy hair (and marker), to poised, beautiful young women…You have been a part of Nichole’s life, and therefor mine, for the greater part of your collective lives. I am so proud of you!!! Please stay in touch!!”
From Hannah Nelson and William Gowen to graduating student Katrina Duffie, (CAS Mathematics):
“It seems like just yesterday you became my little, then were leaving GSU for NYU. I am so proud to have been able to watch you grow into the woman you have become! As you know, Will and I are always a call away if you need us. We can’t wait to see what all you accomplish! Love you! Love, Mom, Dad, Caden, & Cassandra”
From Whitt Van Tassell to graduating student Katrina Duffie, (CAS Mathematics):
“Katrina Duffie is super cool and very smart!”
From Hunter Love to graduating student Katrina Duffie, (CAS Mathematics):
“Katrina I am so proud of you for chasing your dreams and not letting anything stop you. You’ve done so much and worked so hard for this and I can’t wait to see you thrive.”
From Ellie to graduating student Katrina Duffie, (CAS Mathematics):
“KATIE! CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING! A few years back you took a big chance moving from small old Augusta to New York. It takes a really strong and determined person to make a life changing decision like that and you’ve totally conquered it. A new chapter of your life is about to begin now and I can’t wait to see what other incredible things you accomplish. I love you! Congrats!”
From Nichole Padovano to graduating student Katrina Duffie, (CAS Mathematics):
“To my oldest, dearest friend, congratulations on this incredible accomplishment – graduating with a mathematics degree from NYU!! I know the journey to get here seemed impossible at one point, and I want you to know I am so proud of you for pushing through all odds to get here. We’ve essentially grown up together, and even though our lives have pushed in different directions, I consider you family. From weekends spent reading on your bedroom floor to trips visiting each other’s schools, you will always remain an integral part of my life. I have no doubt that you will do amazing things in the future. You are one of the most determined, intelligent, stubborn, and goal-oriented people I know, so I believe nothing will stand in your way if you want it enough. Congratulations again Katrina, I love you, I miss you, and I am so proud of you!”
From Dain Sivak to graduating student Katrina Duffie, (CAS Mathematics):
“With love and pride today and always!
From Lisa Meeler to graduating student Katrina Duffie, (CAS Mathematics):
“Even though graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same. You’ve put in the same hard work. You’ve learned and grown so much. And I couldn’t be prouder.
Congratulations on your graduation, Katrina!
I love you verrry much!
Mom _\m/ ”
From Marivic James to graduating student Kay James, (CAS/ Computer Science):
“Good job kay. We are very proud of you and how far you have come. Never give up. We love Kay (Ate Kay) from Dad, Mom, Meg, and Jay.”
From Marivic James to graduating student Kay James, (CAS/ Computer Science):
“We are wishing you a very bright future. Best of luck for the very next step!”
To Keidyn Lee, graduating from Tisch School of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) in Theatre:
“Congratulations Keidyn on graduating with honors in Theatre! We are so proud of all you have accomplished and are excited to follow your journey to a successful future. We miss you dearly and love you lots! Love from halfway across the world, Keishel Family”
From John and Barb Purdy to graduating student Kelly Purdy, (Steinhardt / Music Business):
In pursuit of the goals that you set for yourself which led you to New York where you challenged yourself in many ways, you have achieved every milestone that you set for yourself. We celebrate your achievements with you and want to recognize all of the hard work and dedication that went into being an NYU graduate. You have blossomed into an accomplished young woman and you are now on a pathway to a successful career. We are extremely proud of you. We hope you are always proud of and enjoy the path that you chose going forward into the future. We have been and will continue to be a part of your journey through our love and support.
Love, Mom & Dad”
From Abeni Bloodworth to graduating student Kemba Bloodworth, (NYU Silver School of Social Work):
“Kemba, what an auspicious day! We are so proud and more significantly inspired by your discipline and achievement. With love and pride today and always.”
From Frances and Thomas MacDonald to graduating student Kennedy MacDonald, (Gallatin/ Narrative in Human Behavior: From Journalism to Neuroscience):
“Congratulations Kennedy MacDonald Gallatin 2020
You make us so proud!
Keep shining your beautiful light and love into the world”
From Theresa and Kareem Goubran to graduating student Kenneth Goubran, (Tisch Drama):
You are an amazing young man, we are so happy for you, and we are thrilled to be celebrating this tremendous accomplishment in your life. Congratulations on your graduation from NYU. May you lead the way as you share all of your gifts and talents with everyone you meet. You are a light! You are so talented! You are compassionate and kind! You are generous and hard working! So proud of you! We Love You, Mom, Dad, Gabrielle, Steven and the rest of your family and friends who all love you dearly”
From Mollie Machado to graduating student Keren Agurcia (Silver – Social Work):
We get it we get you’re graduating… jijiji just kidding!
So so so very proud of you! Cheers to you and to the culmination of these four years filled with laughs, tears, chismes, and a whole lot of memories. You’ve been an example to me in more ways than you know and I’m so thankful for that. 🙂 Can’t wait to see all of your MANY future successes! Love you! Now go finish your case notes hehehehe
From Jason Brisco to graduating student Keren Agurcia (Silver – Social Work):
“Despite our ups and downs, our past 4 years have been a memorable experience. Your passion for helping others will allow to thrive in your future profession. This I am sure of. Furthermore, you ability to work for others to better their lives underrated. I know you will take Columbia by storm and succeed there as you have succeeded here. I will miss our time together but I am very grateful for the fantastic memories. Love always.”
From Anoop Sood to graduating student Ketki Sood (New York University College of Dentistry, DDS):
‘Human-beans’, you named our species when you were 4 years old, pointing to a picture, little knowing that the study of human anatomy would become your life’s passion!
Laughter and kindness.. those have always been your benchmark emotions! You loved your ‘Flench Flies’ when you were young but quickly gave them up for regular afternoon sessions of tennis and even weekends of golf. Life fascinated you!
You never gave up on your dream of being an accomplished person.. and you keep that alive today too! So bravely and maturely you nurtured a place for yourself, met obstacles with so much stoicism and grace, brought sharp focus to your professional academics, cultivated loving relationships, created enduring memories during your time at NYU College of Dentistry … all by yourself…in an alien city, far from home…which pointedly makes you the lovely ‘human-bean’ you are !
To your always inquisitive, always persevering, zestful spirit.. hats off! You made it to the top! Congratulations!
From your loving parents Anoop and Geeta, and your doting little sister Kanika! Lots of love and a happy journey ahead!”
From Yonghong Shen to graduating student Kevin Chen, (CAS, Biology):
“CONGRATULATIONS, Kevin Chen! We are all so very PROUD of you and your accomplishments. You have made our family HAPPY, and we are grateful to honor you for this graduation day. It will be forever remembered that graduates in 2020 rock in the face of COViD-19. Showing lots of LOVE from Sunnyvale, CA all the way to NYC.”
From Kevin Xie, graduating from SPS Management & Systems:
“2 years went by in the blink of an eye. Thank you for the once-in-a-lifetime memories NYU SPS! Special shoutout to all the professors who went the extra mile for their students. Thank you.”
From Khyle Richards-Corke, graduating from CAS/ Chemistry:
“Keep Moving forward”
From Hajarah Taylor to graduating student Kitura Taylor, (Masters education):
“Words cannot express how proud I am of you. You are an example of dedication, perseverance, and fortitude. You are proof that it is never to late to be a better you! Congratulations!”
From the Bringham Family to graduating student Klara Kurti, (Steinhardt Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness):
From Jaylon Brigham to graduating student Klara Kurti, (Steinhardt Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness):
From Carly Albano to graduating student Klara Kurti, (Counseling for mental health and wellness):
From Christina Basile to graduating student Klara Kurti, (NYU Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness):
“Congratulations to my best friend on graduating grad school!! I’ve never had any doubts that you wouldn’t make it this far. I always knew you would go far in life and I know your future is so so bright for you are the most intelligent, caring woman I know. I love you so so much you make me more proud every single day ❤️”
From Dominic Colarossi to graduating student Klara Kurti, (Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness):
“Klara, words cannot express how proud I am of you. You finally have a Master’s Degree after years of hard work. And it’s that work ethic that I admire so much. You found a way to get through graduate school, with straight A’s I might add, all while juggling work, the clinic, your family and mine, friends, and putting up with me from across the country. You have always been so supportive of everyone in your life, so I have no doubt in my mind that you will excel in your new profession. That being said, congratulations! You achieved what you always wanted, not that anyone would have thought otherwise. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. Love Always, Dom.”
From Tammy creaven to graduating student Klara Kurti, (Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness):
“Klara! We are so beyond proud of you. Congrats on your Graduation! And only the best wishes for a bright future! We love you!! The Creavens – Tammy, Jim, Emerson and Arden”
From Odeta Kurti to graduating student Klara Kurti, (NYU Steinhardt Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness):
“To Our Dearest Klarushe:
Congratulations on your graduation! It has been a privilege to watch you grow into the intelligent and amazing woman you are today. Ever since you were a little girl, you have always cared so much about others and have gone out of your way to help those in need. We cannot wait to see how many more lives you will change with this wonderful degree in Mental Health Counseling. You have worked tirelessly to get to where you are today and we are so proud of you!! We are certain that today will be only the first of many incredible, successful moments for you. We cannot wait to see what your future brings and we will be on the sidelines cheering you on every step of the way!
Love always and forever,
Mom, Dad, and Odeta”
From Angela Colarossi to graduating student Klara Kurti, (Mental Health Counseling):
“Congratulations! A well-deserved accomplishment for an amazingly dedicated and hard working graduate student. We are so beyond proud of you, Klara.The best is yet to come! Wishing you a rewarding and successful future. All Our Love, The Colarossi Family”
From Kody Christiansen, graduating from SPS:
“Thank you to my NYU SPS family! To my NYU SGA Family! APO! To everyone who made my NYU experience so magical. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, and Dream Big! Congrats, Class of 2020 – We did it!!”
From Christina Perry to graduating student Kohtaro Kosugiyama, (Global Liberal Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies):
“I am not alone in my awe of Kohtaro’s dedication, selflessness, and passion; he has accomplished much at NYU. Yet, he also deserves to be recognized for the person he is beyond the spotlight. When I met him during our first year, I was struck by how he made me feel heard, respected, and safe. Despite feeling anxious about meeting new people as a freshman, I was quickly reassured by his kindness, authenticity, unique sense of humor, and humility.
Throughout our time at NYU, we studied abroad at different points. Our first semester apart, I realized how positive and hopeful a presence he brings into my life. He encourages others to be their best selves and to evolve through every obstacle.
Kohtaro, I am beyond proud of you and of whom you are becoming. Here’s to your achievements, resilience, and incredibly bright future in changing the world!”
From Kris Bramson, graduating from Tisch Drama:
“To Alyssa, Alec, Alexandra, Danny, & Cri, thank you for these years together. I can’t imagine going through them without you by my side. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”
– Charles Lamb”
From Vicki Novelli to graduating student Krista Ann Novelli, (MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders):
“Congratulations Krista Ann Novelli on completing your MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from NYU!
Be bold enough to use your voice,
Brave enough to listen to your heart,
And strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.
We are so very proud of all you have accomplished.
Krista you will impact many lives with your wisdom and compassion.
All our love as we beam with pride,
Mom and Tarah”
From Alicia Benedetto to graduating student Kristen Avallone, (College of Arts and Sciences and Psychology Major):
“To my daughter, Kristen Nicole, Congratulations on your NYU Graduation! I am so very proud of you and all that you have accomplished. I wish you the best in your next endeavor — I know you can tackle anything that comes your way! I am always thinking of you, I am proud of all you aspire to do, and will support you every way I can…Love you much and always, Mom”
From Bernice and Deborah Sarria to graduating student Kristen Avallone, (College of Arts and Sciences and Psychology Major):
“Dear Kristen, Congratulations on your Graduation! You have always made us so proud of you! Good luck in everything you do…we love you very much…Grandma and Aunt Deb”
From Donna and Mike Loforte to graduating student Kristen Avallone, (College of Arts and Sciences):
We are so very proud of you. You have such a bright future.
Love, Uncle Mike, Aunt Donna, and Cousins”
From Erin Fitzpatrick to graduating student Kristen Avallone, (College of Arts and Sciences):
From John and Carol Avallone to graduating student Kristen Avallone, (College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology):
“Dear Kristen –
You are amazing. The world is yours.
Keep reaching for the stars. We love you always.
NYU Class of 2020!!!
Love Grandma and Grandpa”
From John Avallone to graduating student Kristen Avallone, (College of Arts and Science / Psychology):
Congratulations on your Graduation.
You have a lot to be proud of and the best is yet to come.
Keeping aiming high.
We love you,
Dad, Alexa, Gabrielle, Melanie, and Grandma and Grandpa “
From Kathy Fitzpatrick to graduating student Kristen Mary Fitzpatrick, (Steinhardt, Music, Vocal Performance):
“Dear Kristen, Today I hope you smile from the inside out! When you were in elementary school, your teachers admired your resourceful creativity, your positive spirit, and your kind heart. After all these years, fortunately, you still consider these “”essential services””! Remember your talents and education are gifts to be shared. Always keep a song in your heart, teach the melody to others, and don’t be afraid to change the harmony. Enjoy the celebration! Dad and I are bursting with pride. We love you! Mom
Where I’ve been
And where I’m going
In between wondering why
And finally knowing!’ Crossing a Bridge from Anastasia”
From Kristina Cooney, graduating from Steinhardt Communicative Sciences and Disorders:
“So excited to receive my Master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from NYU! Thank you Dad, Mom, Brian, and Gerard xoxo”
From Kristine Faxon, graduating from SPS Integrated Marketing:
“Thank you to my wonderful colleagues and family for the support over these past three and a half years! I could not have done it without you!”
From Jeanne Whitesides to graduating student Kt Harris, (Tisch, P & D):
“A tribute to my daughter, Kt Harris:
You have persevered through so many bumps in the road to get to this day, held on to your vision, and continued to develop into an increasingly amazing person. You have been daring, and strong, always committed to doing the right thing even when it is hard, generous of spirit, intolerant of injustice, and self-possessed in the craziest of circumstances! You possess everything you need to take you where you want to go. Most importantly, the world is a better place with you in it!
Congratulations on your Outstanding Achievement in Studio Award for your beautiful work on Promenade. So glad I was able to see it! I deeply wish I could be there to celebrate this moment with you but know that I am very much there in my heart. I am so proud of you! All my love, Mom”
From Kunaal Madhavan, graduating from SPS M.S. in Sports Business:
“Thank you to my family (Mom, Dad, Rahul, Nina, Teo, Emilio, Isabella) for all your support and patience as I get one step closer towards my dream of working within the sports industry. To my professors and faculty, thank you for challenging me and helping change the way I think about the business of sport. Thank you for providing me endless opportunities to get involved within the sports industry, connecting me to industry experts, and preparing me to succeed in the real world. This program helped me grow both professionally and personally, and was everything I was hoping for it to be – I am so very proud to have an NYU degree to my name.”