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From Darlene Sweeper to graduating student Sable Sweeper, (Steinhardt School- Masters in Mental Health and Wellness):

“TODAY IS THE DAY MY MINI ME GRADUATES FROM NYU WITH HER MASTER DEGREE IN MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS. I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MY BABY GIRL ON ALL OF HER ACHIEVEMENTS, ALTHOUGH IT’S BEEN A ROUGH YEAR FOR BOTH OF US SHE STOOD STRONG AND CONTINUED TO DO JUST WHAT HER GRANDMA WANTED AND EXPECTED OF HER! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT! MOMMIE LOVES AND GRANDMA IS SMILING DOWN AT YOU SAYING “THAT’S MY BABY”!!!!! CONGRATS CLASS OF 2020!!!”

From The Jackson Family to graduating student Sable Sweeper, (Steinhardt School- Masters in Mental Health and Wellness):

“We would love to give a big congratulations to Sable. You made it happened and hung in there to achieve your accomplishments and goals. Congratulations we love you

from Hassan, Sherri and your nephews (Lennox ,Noah, Logan) ❤”

From Tonya Hand to graduating student Sable Sweeper, (Steinhardt School- Masters in Mental Health and Wellness):

“The idea of mental health and mental health treatment continues to be taboo in society. Individuals are often afraid, nervous, or have a fear of being judged for going to therapy. Because of this, I plan to use the knowledge and skills obtained at NYU to normalize and bring awareness to the significance of mental health. I strongly believe that one cannot live up to their full potential if they are not mentally healthy.”
From Wanda Goodwin to graduating student Sable Tempest, (Steinhardt School- Masters in Mental Health and Wellness):

“Would Like to say Congratulations to my cousin Sable on your success. I am very proud of you and I Love you. Your grandmother will be very proud of you as well. Keep reaching for the stars and remember always keep God 1st. ”

From Rahminique Hill to graduating student Sable Sweeper, (Steinhardt School- Masters in Mental Health and Wellness):

“Congratulations Sable! I’m so proud of you, keeping striving for greatness. The sky is just the view NEVER the limit!

Love, Rahmie ”

From Jenny Mercado Berrios to graduating student Sabrina Perez, (Masters in Human Resource Management and Development):

“Sabrina so proud of you and your accomplishments. Nothing or no one can stop you! We love you xoxoxo CONGRATS”

From Monica Ho to graduating student Sabrina Perez, (Masters in Human Resource Management and Development):

“Congratulations Sabri!! All your hard work paid off. We are so proud of you!! We love you so much!!”

From Sally Martir to graduating student Sally Martir (Silver School of Social Work MSW):

“I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of the amazing professors and faculty that make Silver the incredible place it is. Thank you for being open and receptive to the growing changes that come with social work field, and being up to the challenge of fostering well rounded clinicians. Because of this I feel prepared to go out into the world & fight the good fight! P.S. Special shout out to SLC & the Westchester Campus!!!!”

From Diana Bergeson to graduating student Samantha Bergeson, (Tisch-Cinematic Arts; CAS-Journalism):

“Congratulations Samantha! We are so exceptionally proud of your academic success at NYU. In addition to your internships and freelance work, we are so proud of your talent, humility, determination and tenacity. You are leaving NYU with not only new wisdom and knowledge, but the power to go forward and achieve all that you so desire. Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you will go. We cannot wait to read your future published works.

We love you! Mom and Dad and John”

From Amanda Lall to graduating student Samentha Jean-Charles, (Steinhardt School- Mental Health):

From Janes Gregoire to graduating student Samentha Jean-Charles, (Steinhardt School- Mental Health):

“To my boo! I couldn’t be prouder to call you my cousin, love you Samentha!!”

From Jodeen Johnson to graduating student Samentha Jean-Charles, (Steinhardt School- Mental Health):

“Samentha, You are the epitome of driven. Your drive and passion that you exude is far more than one can imagine. I love you and thank you for being you! Congrats Sammy! You are beyond amazing!”

From Roosevelt Danier to graduating student Samentha Jean-Charles, (Steinhardt School- Mental Health):

“It’s my great privilege to know you as my favorite cousin, my daughter adopt, and Godmother of my son (Ruven) to witness about all you’ve achieved and continue to achieve and to be with you on your virtual graduation day.”

From Nardine Charles to graduating student Samentha Jean-Charles, (Steinhardt School- Mental Health):

“Your dedication,determination,and zeal have got you this far .You inspire me to do well in life.Iam so lucky to have you as a role model. Happy graduation!You are not just a great student but also a wonderful Cousin Iam so proud of you and all your achievements ”

From Samentha Jean-Charles to graduating student Samentha Jean-Charles, (Steinhardt School- Mental Health):

“There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices, and persistence” – Michelle Obama”

From Cheyanne Foderingham to graduating student Samentha Jean-Charles, (Steinhardt School- Mental Health):

“Congrats Samentha!! I’m proud to see you, my best friend, accomplish another degree!! I’m grateful to have seen you blossom into a phenomenal woman ❤! Now it is time to take a well deserved vacation, where we going haha😂”

From Vanessa Hogarth to graduating student Samentha Jean-Charles, (Steinhardt School- Mental Health):

“I hope you know that I love you more than fried chicken. I hope you realize your importance not only to me but to everyone who has been lucky enough to know you. I hope you know that when you feeling down, I only strive for your happiness. I hope you remember no matter what you are stuck with me for life and after life 🤣. I hope you recognize the fact I appreciate and adore you without restraints. Love you 😍👍”

From Kethlaine Hawkins to graduating student Samentha Jean-Charles, (Steinhardt School- Mental Health):

“Sissss!!!!!! I’m excited and extremely proud of your accomplishments. The sweat and tears paid off! I’m getting chills, running tears just typing this. I remember this moment and you should be very proud of of yourself. Met you back in 2009 at Salem State; look at us now. You MASTERED it sis!!!!!! Samentha, the sky is the limit!!!! This is just the beginning; you are a star in the making. Shine on boo!! I’ll be right there with you. Congratulations sis!!!! Love you so much!!! <3”

From Cynthia Goldstein to graduating student Sam Goldstein, (Tisch School of the Arts):

“Congratulations On Your Graduation From NYU Tisch, Sam! We love you so much and we are so proud of you for all that you have accomplished, but more importantly, for the amazing person that you are! We know that you will continue to make all of your dreams come true!

Love, Mom, Nana Belle, and Glenn”

From Brandon Buikema to graduating student Sanjana Manjunath, (College of Arts and Sciences- Neuroscience):

“Congratulations Sanju! Thank’s for making the past 4 years so incredible!”

From Shujan Valiani to graduating student Sanobar Valiani, (Gallatin):

From Sidney Montague to graduating student Saoirse Healy, (College of Arts and Sciences Global Public Health and Anthropology):

“Not the best end to your senior year, but definitely an unforgettable one. It was a pretty unforgettable few years really. Glad we’re in it all together. I’m proud of you and constantly amazed.”

From Center for Student Life to graduating student Sara Elgazzar, (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 Steve Hornsey to graduating student Sarah E Hornsey, (Steinhardt, Masters in Culture, Media and Communications):

“Congratulations Sarah Hornsey. You have now mastered being smart, hot and cool! We are so proud of you.

Love Mum and Dad xxx”

From Sarah Lambert to graduating student Sarah Lambert, (Steinhardt Music and Technology):

“I am so grateful to NYU. I made meaningful and lasting friendships with my classmates and professors. Everyone educated me, supported me, and gave me ample opportunities to make connections in the city. To the class of 2020- know that there is reason to celebrate! If anyone is prepared for a job search in these unprecedented times, it is us. We have the ability to stay connected virtually. Keep in touch, thank you, and sending love!”

From Center for Student Life to graduating student Sarah Lamparski, (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 Sophie Xiaohong Ma to graduating student Sarah Shihan Wang, (College of Art and Science, History):

“Mom is so so very Happy, Appreciate, Proud of you as part of my life and my daughter. Thank you for all you gave me, understanding, love and care! Congratulations! Yes! You Made it!! Yes! YOU CAN for all lay ahead!! Yes!, you have Mom’s love and support as always!! Congratulations!!!!!”

From Susan and Joe Wasko to graduating student Sarah Wasko, (Tisch School of the Arts-Masters in Arts Politics):

“Hi Sarah! We so wish we could be there with you to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment. Please know we are there in spirit! You have met every challenge this past year with courage, grace, intelligence and humor. We are so proud and happy for you! We love you “more than the world” and can’t wait to see you in California!”

From Nina Mast to graduating student Sarah Wasko, (Tisch School of the Arts-Masters in Arts Politics):

“Congrats, Sarah! I’m so proud of you and can’t wait to see what you do next. Love, Nina”

From Daniel Meller to graduating student Sasha Silber, (Silver School of Social Work):

“Congratulations on all your brilliant work in class, in placement and beyond, Sasha. You are a rockstar and will be such a huge asset to the social work profession and community at large. Enjoy all your earned success!”

From Jayshree Agarwal to graduating student Satyam Agarwal, (Stern School of Business):

“Congratulations for this milestone Satyam….you have always been an amazing son…strong, intelligent, hardworking, dedicated….what else can a parent want. Celebrate this moment my son as you prepare yourself for the road ahead because best journeys are the celebration of milestones while proceeding on the road of success but always remember “The journey is much more important then the destination because there is so much more in between.Often things don’t go as we planned and today is a perfect example of that but the one who comes victorious amidst this chaos is the one who adapts to new times with grace and flexibility. Thank you my son for making my dream true….lucky to have you in my life….May God Bless you and fulfill all your dreams….Heartiest congratulations to you and the class of 2020….special thanks to New York university for organizing it virtually so that we alll can be apart of it”

From Gage Kaefring to graduating student Sean Amegadzie, (Stern School of Business):

“Hello Sean! I am so immensely proud of you for all you’ve done and so incredibly grateful that we met through our block. You have been a very inspiring presence throughout this all-too-short program. Just by being yourself you’ve inspired me to be a better version of myself, to share more openly, to love more fiercely, and to grind with more purpose. I know our final semester ended mostly in disappointment but I am so, so excited to what positive changes you enact and I hope you know that I will do whatever I can to help you follow those passions. Congratulations and cheers!”

From Bailey Wise to graduating student Selene Carrillo, (NYU Silver School of Social Work, Master of Social Work):

From Ryan Haslauer to graduating student Selene Carrillo, (NYU Silver School of Social Work, Master of Social Work):

From Sandra Alvarez to graduating student Selene Carrillo, (NYU Silver School of Social Work, Master of Social Work):

From Donna Bonomo to graduating student Serena Bonomo, (Graduate School Arts Sciences Masters in Psychology):

“Serena is graduating with her second degree from NYU, a Master of Arts in Psychology. She is starting a PhD in Clinical Psychology at LIU Brooklyn in the Fall. Congrats Serena Rose!”

From Regina, Hugh, and John to graduating student Seung Pyo Choi, (DDS):

“Brother, your persistence paid off. Congrats, we are all proud of you. You will be a great dentist. Look forward to sending Hugh to you for a check-up.”

From Shalini Singh to graduating student Shalini Singh:

“We did it!! We will always cherish the wonderful friendships and memories during this one year!! Congratulations to our small but strong group. Cheers to us – the Early Childhood/Special Education Graduate students.”

From JoJo Sweeney to graduating student Shana John Cortes, (Sliver School of Social Work):

“Passionate, smart, beautiful & funny , these are just a few words that I can put to describe Shana. She really has a compassion for just humanity overall you know. Regardless of age , sexual orientation or whatever the case may be she has what old folks call a ” listeners ear ” and that’s where it counts; her ears never discriminate which makes her special. I don’t want to be long winded but in short , I’m proud of Shana for sticking with something that in turn will help alot of lives going forward. You my love simply are amazing ❤️”

From Amber Harris to graduating student Shanelle Harrison, (Steinhardt-Master’s of Art, Counseling and Guidance):

From Sandi Henderson to graduating student Shanelle Harrison, (Steinhardt-Master’s of Art, Counseling and Guidance):

“My dearest Princess Shanelle, you are an intelligent, bright and fabulous young lady. I’ve been blessed to witness your growth and success over the years. Congratulations on achieving this remarkable milestone- your Master’s Degree! I am beyond proud of your hard work and honored to share in the excitement of you graduation day! Wishing you a future full of success, good health and happiness. Love Mommy 💜”

From Tracey “Auntie” Benton to graduating student Shanelle Harrison, (Steinhardt-Master’s of Art, Counseling and Guidance):

“Shanelle, you’ve worked so hard to get here! Always remember to follow your dreams, stay true to yourself, live life to the fullest, and have faith that you can accomplish anything- you put your mind to! Congratulations on achieving your Master’s Degree! You’ve made me the happiest auntie in heaven 💜”

From Kevin Dakn Norris to graduating student Shanelle Harrison, (Steinhardt-Master’s of Art, Counseling and Guidance):

“So proud of you. Your determination, your drive, your ambition is oh so amazing. God will continue to bless you. I love you and CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU! ”

From Kevin Dakn Norris to graduating student Shanelle Harrison, (Steinhardt-Master’s of Art, Counseling and Guidance):

“So proud of you. Your determination, your drive, your ambition is oh so amazing. God will continue to bless you. I love you and CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!”

From Tynesha Compton to graduating student Shanelle Harrison, (Steinhardt-Master’s of Art, Counseling and Guidance):

“Intelligent, organized, loyal, punctual, creative, and beautiful. You are all of these things and more! I am so blessed to be one of your closest friends you have been nothing less than inspiring to me. We may not have been able to celebrate you during your ceremony but we will celebrate your greatness forever. Love you Nellie and Congratulations you’ve done it again! 💁🏽‍♀️”

From Soroya Campbell to graduating student Shawn Campbell, (MS, Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy):

From Arlene Doris to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin – Psychology of Fashion):

“Words cannot express how proud we are of you as complete your degree from NYU. You have had this day as your goal since the day you entered kindergarten. You have never stopped raising the bar for your own personal expectations. Through all kinds of situations, you continued your march forward. Now you can hold your head high and say, “I DOOD IT”. You have proven to everyone, especially yourself, that there is nothing that you cannot do unless you have drive and perseverance. You have meant the world to us from the day you were born. Each day added more meaning as our love and admiration for you grew.

Love, Bubby and Grandpa (and Mitzi, too)”

From Aunt Audra and Uncle Chris to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations my BEAUTIFUL niece!!! We are so proud of you!! Nothing can stop you from reaching the moon and stars! We wish you all the love, happiness and success you can dream of!! We LOVE you!!

Love, Aunt Audra & Uncle Chris”

From Chad & Katy to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna, Congrats on your graduation! This is such a wonderful accomplishment. Our family is so proud of you and we are so excited to see what’s next for you. There isn’t anybody left on “THE LIST” except for us! We are the only ones left who can say they knew you back then and appreciate how you’ve grown up into such a wonderful successful young adult. We are THE LIST! Love you and look forward to the next time we can get together and celebrate!

The Wiener Family (Katy, Chad, Mac & Char) ”

From Cory Coccovillo to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations to the class of 2020!. Shayna, we are all so proud of your accomplishments. You worked hard to be where you are now and your not going to let no pandemic change who you are!. Push through these hard times and keep excelling like you always do! You have 2 brothers who made you tougher than what your going through now. Everyone goes through battles, its how you come out of them that matters. Don’t settle for less, always keep achieving more. Your beautiful, intelligent, wise, kind, and many more truly! Were so lucky to have you and see you smile. The care you show to the ones you love brightens up a room and I hope we can always return the love and support back. We are here for you always through thick and thin. Enjoy the start to a new journey, make the best of it and stay positive. WE LOVE YOU – CORY & DIANA. Hope to have a real celebration with you soon because you deserve to share this great accomplishment with your friends & family.”

From David Doris to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna!! What an amazing thing you’ve done! Even in this Weird Time you’ve stayed focused, kept your eyes on the proverbial prize, and now you’re a Graduate of a Pretty Darn Good University! I’m so proud of you, Shayna, more than I have words to say. You’ve worked so hard, for so long, and have always made your dreams come true. I know you’ll always do that, your strength matched by your endless compassion and decency, because you are Shayna. Congratulations! I love you so very much… Uncle Gwavid”

From Donna & Robert DelVecchio to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna Leigh, We KNOW that those rose colored glasses are going to come in quite handy right about now because as much as the world is at a standstill at this time, YOU certainly aren’t! You did it! It’s your graduation and nothing (and we mean NOTHING!) is going to put a damper on that! You worked so unbelievably hard these past 4 years and we are so very proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished! You made it look so easy, which we know it wasn’t. Celebrate this milestone with the enthusiasm and sparkliness that you always make shine through! You don’t need to leave your mark on this world because you already have! Congratulations, love and lots of confetti are our wishes for you because with you, EVERY day is a celebration! We love you to the stars and back!

XOXOXO-Mommy, Daddy, Zackie, Sammy and the zoo!”

From Douglas Weil to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna, I am so proud of you. You have blossomed into a very intelligent and beautiful woman. I know that you will take the world by storm and you can accomplish anything your heart desires. I know you have lived many years but your life is just starting. I hope all your dreams will come true. Please never change, as your heart and compassion for others have served you so well and will continue to in the future. May every road you go down rise up to meet you. Much love and if your mom and dad give you a hard time, you know you can always come to Los Angeles and stay with me for as long as your heart desires. Douglas”

From Dylan Lynch to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Merry congratulations on your graduations 👩‍🎓 so proud of you!!”

From Geri Offutt to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Dear Shayna, Its hard to believe that you are graduating from college. It seem like we were in Miss Bebon’s class just yesterday. I have enjoyed following you and your college journey on Instagram. It has been a joy watching you become a confident and beautiful woman. Today you are one step closer to your dreams. I wish you so much luck on your next adventure.

With love, Geri Steve, Stephanie & Tyler Offutt”

From Herbert Jacobi to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Once again you have outperformed all expectations. You are the shining star and I have all faith that the years to come will be equally outstanding

Congratulations, Uncle Herb”

From Irene Pavinski to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna, So very proud to watch you grow into the beautiful women you are today. Remember to always stay true to yourself, smile and Reach for those STARS. Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure.

XOXO Mrs. Pavinski and Isabelle”

From Lisa DelVecchio to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna we are so very proud of you and the young woman you have become. We love you so very much. Congratulations to you and good luck to you in your future endeavors. I know you will be very successful.

All our Love Aunt Lisa and Uncle David 💋❤️😘”

From Lisa Duffy to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna, From the moment you were born you were a Fashion Diva with innate wisdom beyond your years, courage to see no wrong and the compassion to go the extra mile to help one in need or broken hearted. Your beautiful, shinning smile has always been a beacon of friendship and strength. It has been my honor to watch you blossom into the compassionate, intelligent, beautiful woman you have become. Enjoy this deserving moment in your career and life. I am so proud of you. Congratulations on your journey to success!

Aunt Lisa”

From Morgan Van Wickler to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“My best friend, From the day you told me you would be applying Early Decision to your dream school and for the past four years- you have poured your heart and soul into giving your education everything you have. As much as you put your trust in the universe and fate- none of your success could have happened without you meeting the universe halfway with your energy and passion (and I believe oftentimes more than half). I cannot wait to see what you do next. Congratulations!!!

Love always, Morgan”

From Nana and Papa DelVecchio to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“We are so happy to be celebrating your special day with you. Congratulations!! We love you!

Love, Nana and Papa”

From Nicole DelleDonne to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna, We are so proud of you !! Congratulations on your graduation! You are such a beautiful, smart and impressive woman. Cheers to the next adventure. The best is yet to come !

<3 Cole & Stephen”

From Patricia Mahan to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna, I just wanted you to know how proud I am of you! You learned to use each challenge in life as an opportunity to overcome each problem, despite the adversity. It’s never easy keeping up with friends at school, but you held on to your beliefs and chose your path and found your voice! I’m so proud of the person you have become and I know the best is yet to come! Use the gifts that God gave to you to change the world! You’re beautiful so spread your wings and fly!

With Love & Blessings, Patti”

From Ron & Marge Ladau to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations! You have succeeded. It’s now a new life, a new world. Some uncle-ly and aunt-ly advice for further success 1) brush after every meal; 2) call your mother; 3) call your father; 4) limit computer time to five minutes a day; 5) go to bed at 9 o’clock; and most important 6) enjoy and cherish every second, every minute, every hour and every day. The future is yours, and it’s going to be a good one.

Much love. Ron and Marge”

From Ronni Green to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“We will always be standing with you throughout your life, cheering on your amazing accomplishments & successes & milestones! Congratulations on your graduation! I love you, Shayna, forever and ever!!”

From Sabrina Santiago to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“I’m so proud of all your hard work! You’re going to do great things and I can’t wait to wear your name one day! (;”

From Sammy DelVecchio to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Hello, my name is Shayna, and I’m a graduate!!! I know how bittersweet this is for you, but you should be so proud of yourself and what you’ve accomplished, because I know I’m proud of ya. Go do dope things and make the world a better place, or something cool like that!

Love, The S to the A to the MMY”

From Sandy & Glenn Alicastro to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna Leigh!!! We are so very proud of you. No matter what the obstacle you always found a way to achieve your goals. Always with a smile and grace to boot. We love you and can’t wait to see what the next chapter has in store for you!! See you soon!!! ”

From Shari & Tom Hanwright to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations Shayna! We are so happy to share in this wonderful accomplishment with you and your family. We wish you success and much joy as you move towards your next journey . Way to go !

Love, Shari & Tom ”

From Stephanie Sorrentino to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations to my not so little sister! I have watched you grow, transform, and become the fabulous young woman you are today. Your hard work, positive attitude, and kindness continue to make this world a better place. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you will continue to do. You earned every minute of this! So proud of you today and always.

Love you most, always Stephy Sorrentino”

From Susan & Dean Delle Donne to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations Shayna Leigh! Class of 2020 Another milestone for you! We have watched you grow into such a talented, creative and beautiful young lady. REACH for the stars and follow your dreams. The world is a better place with someone as gifted as you. Be as proud of yourself as we are of you!!!

Love you, Susan & Dean Delle Donne”

From Zac DelVecchio to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations Squirt!!! I’m so proud of you and know that nothing but exciting and amazing things are in store for you. Love you”

From Cathy Andolena to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations Shayna! We are all beyond thrilled for you on your college graduation! You are an amazingly intelligent, creative, caring, hard-working and determined young woman! We have had the pleasure of watching you grow from a sweet, pretty little girl who always had a smile for everyone and a special kindness towards others to a beautiful young woman with a heart of gold. Wishing you a sparkly bright future filled with endless possibilities!

Much love always, the Andolena’s, Cathy, Pete, Mike and Phil 💖💖💖”

From Chelsea Lynch to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Chase your dreams and burst out at the seams! Never stop learning and never stop trying. Live life to the fullest and give it nothing but your best!!! So proud of you 🙂

Lots of love, Chelsea ”

From Eleanor Hellman to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna your choice is what you will do well in there are not many that have the opportunity that you have. Your happiness will come in time and hope that your family is as proud of you as I feel. Hope to see you soon and wish you the best in everything that you have learned and enjoy. I hope that schooling was enough to meet loads of people. You have a wonderful family.

Congratulations and all the best. Eleanor”

From Harriet Coccovillo to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna I am so proud of your accomplishments in life including your beautiful disposition, your sweetness and of course your graduation from college. Wishing you the best of everything always.

Love you very much. Harriet ”

From Jay Coccovillo to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations. Hope the world is ready for you because it usually takes a while for greatness to be recognized. Looking forward to seeing all your great accomplishments.

Love your cousin jay”

From Kortney Chinn to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Class of 2020 Tribute: Shayna Delvecchio Shayna! I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments throughout your college career- can’t wait to see you take on the world and do great things! Always continue to let your positivity shine through !

Love- Kortney”

From Maureen Lynch to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Congratulations on your graduation! The Lynch family is so proud of you and can’t wait to see where life takes you! It has been a pleasure to watch you grow up!

Love, Maureen & Jim”

From Melissa Armstrong to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Dearest Blay, I refuse to believe you are old enough to be graduating college! How happy I am to have over 20 years of memories of you, from a pink-clad, curly-headed youngster naughtily snatching all the berries from fruit tarts to a fashionable young lady jumping on the bed at The Waldorf Astoria after a long day of shopping (and eating!). I know you are going to do many marvelous things with your life. I can’t wait to see what’s next. You are always in my heart.

Love, Auntie M”

From Michele Kavanagh to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Dear Shayna, we are so very proud of you. We can’t believe your 4 years have flown by so fast. You are on to the next chapter in your life, the real world! Like everything you do this will be your next great accomplishment. Congratulations to you and the Class of 2020.

Love, Aunt Michele and Uncle Joe.”

From Kristen Young to graduating student Shayna DelVecchio, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study- Psychology of Fashion):

“Shayna Leigh, Congratulations!!!!! Hold on to all of the amazing qualities that make you uniquely you. As you enter this next chapter of life, keep that sparkle in your heart. You’re extraordinary and we can’t wait to watch you change the world.

Love always, Dee Dee, Rob & Christopher”

From Sherry Zemnick to graduating student Sherry Zemnick, (Steinhardt – Mental Health Counseling):

“I’d like to thank a handful of integral people who have supported me in this most recent chapter of my life. First, I’d like to offer a tremendous amount of appreciation to my husband Gavin, if it were not for him and his dedication and sacrifice, I would have never had the opportunity nor the ability to accomplish all that I have. Secondly, I would like to thank my son Jack for his patience and understanding over the past two years. Lastly, but certainly not least, I’d like to thank my grandparents Ron and Joyce, as well as my beloved brother James. You have all provided me with such meaningful support, encouragement, and strength throughout my life. A mere 150 words can only begin to touch on the profound impact you have had on me, but I thank you all and love you so very much.

With Gratitude, Sherry Zemnick”

From Shivangi Padhy to graduating student Shivansh Padhy, (Stern Business School- Statistics):

“Congratulations Shivansh! We all are so proud of you and can’t wait to see all the amazing things you do in the future! Good luck at your new job and we love and miss you!!

– Maa, Papa, Mama and Shivangi”

From Afshan Shaikh to graduating student Shoeb Shaikh, (Tandon School of Engineering. M.S. Civil Engineer):

“The students who all are graduating each one of you will enter a different world. As you will discover, there will be a lot of excitement, happiness, rewards, frustrations and challenges along the way. Around this time of year, high school graduations and college graduations are in full swing. When graduating students don their caps and gowns, and prepare to march across the stage to receive their diplomas or degrees. Whether a student is finishing up elementary, middle, high school, or college, graduation is an important milestone in their learning journey. As Ruth Westheimer said ” My favourite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out. There are going to be times in your life when you’re going to have to stick your neck out. There will be challenges and instead of hiding in a shell, you have to go out and meet them.” So this is life we have to accept challenges and face it as the result is what makes our life in better turn.”

From Rena Jamadar to graduating student Shoeb Shaikh, (Tandon School of Engineering. M.S. Civil Engineer):

From Tanvir Jamadar to graduating student Shoeb Shaikh, (Tandon School of Engineering. M.S. Civil Engineer):

From Saima Shaikh to graduating student Shoeb Shaikh, (Tandon School of Engineering. M.S. Civil Engineer):

“Many dream, Some try, but only a few achieve. You are an achiever. You have made us all proud..Wishing you all the best for your wonderful career..Congratulation on you Graduation!!! Shoeb bhai💙”

From Sharmin Shaikh to graduating student Shoeb Shaikh, (Tandon School of Engineering. M.S. Civil Engineer):

“You’ve worked so hard to get where you are in life and I’m so excited for you. I’m wishing you the best of luck in this next step of life. Congratulations on your graduation Shoeb Bhai♥️”

From Simin Shaikh to graduating student Shoeb Shaikh, (Tandon School of Engineering. M.S. Civil Engineer):

“You’ve finally did it! 🎓✨ Congratulations Sheebee! Graduating is a huge step that I’m so proud to see you take. I couldn’t be happier for you! The world is full of magical things waiting for you. ✨♥️”

From Yatin Gera to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems):

“Proud. That’s what you have made me and everyone back home. I always remember you as someone who’d have dreams bigger than the night. And I’d want you to stick to being that. The times could be tough but if there is anyone I know who is tougher than these times, it’s definitely you. Oh, and yeah, congratulations for graduating. ”

From Nishchal Nigam to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems):

“Congratulations on graduating from the University you always wanted to attend. There might not be a ceremony in a stadium this year, but here’s a picture of you cheering for NYC FC at Yankee stadium.”

From Itisha Gulati to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems):

“Bro, congratulations for reaching another milestone in your life. Time for you to shine, my girl. It felt like yesterday we were sitting at your place and talking about all dramas in our lives. Now look at you, oh my God . It’s crazy how time flies by. You have worked so hard to get to where you’re at today and I am so proud of you. Can’t wait to see you and celebrate it together. Praying for blessings and countless memories!”

From Vineet Dhall to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems):

“Shradha can be described as a chemical mixture of wit, pride, composure and a big spoon of stubborn. She strives to conquer any obstacle that comes her way. You are an achiever! You’ve always made me proud and i know you will continue to do so. Nothing can stop you. Chase your dreams. Never stop trying. Never stop learning. Live life to the fullest and give it nothing but your best. You have proved that on multiple occasions. So now dust the pressure that you always put on yourself, shake your booty and enjoy. I wish you the warmest congratulations on graduation and all the luck for your future endeavors. Get inspired, Be the inspiration. ”

From Neha Gupta to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems):

“So finally the day is here!! Your graduation day :’) I wanted to be there with you at this moment, but life has to take some other course. Nevertheless, all I ever wanted is you to be happy, whether I am there or not. Seeing you achieving your dreams makes me fall in love with you even more. You fought for this so hard, overcame all the obstacles and showed it to everyone that a strong determination is all you need to achieve your goals. You are my strong woman who knows how to press forward amid any situation. Sending lots of hugs and kisses to you, baby :* we shall meet soon.”

From Aparajita Sinha to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems):

“Congratulations on your graduation, Shradha. Though I wish I had met you earlier, I’m glad to have met you at all! You’re a badass, formidable woman who’s going to take the world by storm. Kudos to you for being a great senior and an amazing person❤️ P.S. See you on the playground! 😀 ”

From Kriti Taxali to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems):

“Congratulations on achieving this great milestone. Well deserved!! We both are so happy to share the excitement of your graduation. Wishing you great success with your dreams and career. Your American Parents – Kriti & Ashish”

From Harit Shah to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems):

“Last day of your internship thats what the sadness in the picture is all about!!! Pinkyyyyy tu badiil hoo gayee… congratulations on your graduation… miss thise work rides with you 🤗”

From Neeraj Chhabra to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems): 

“Dear Shradha We are thankful to God for your successful graduation. It’s the result of your Sincerity, Hardwork and Patience. This day is a new beginning, a time to look forward, a time to set new goals, to dream new dreams, to try your wings and see what lies beyond. Congrats for completing your graduation! You have made us truly proud!”

From Pranjal Bhardwaj to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems): 

“From being an ity bity toddler to the most beautiful person I know; you have come a long way. All my memories of childhood have you in it. You have been the constant in my life, irrespective of how long its been that we even talk. Years can go by, but you are still what home feels like. I am so happy that I could be part of another milestone of your life! Thanks for reaching out. I hope you get everything you deserve and then some more… and finally, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! This definitely calls out for a celebration!! Lots of love.”

From Shirly Joan Rabindran to graduating student Shradha Chhabra, (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Stern School of Business – MS in Information Systems): 

“congratulations on your graduation. Go rock the world.”

From Kuldeep & Sadhna Singh to graduating student Shreya Balhara, (Stern School of Business-Masters in Business):

“Congratulations Shreya! We are very proud of your outstanding achievements. We still fondly remember how eager you were to attend your first day at school, at “Step by Step”. The steps that you have taken over the years, living in several countries; and attending different schools have shaped you into a confident, beautiful, intelligent, hardworking and compassionate young lady. You faced these challenging two years of work and study with determination and aplomb; successfully completing your academic aspirations as well excelling at your work. It’s been a matter of extreme joy and pride to watch you grow into the accomplished woman you are today, but in our hearts, you will always be our little girl. Well done on your accomplishments! We wish you all the success in life and are excited to celebrate your well-deserved MBA graduation.

With lots of love, hugs & best wishes always, Mama & Papa ”

From Kamna Balhara to graduating student Shreya Balhara, (Stern School of Business-Masters in Business):

“Shreya/Ah-Shee! You are an all-round incredible sister, aunt, and human being! We love you and are so proud of your grit, integrity, perseverance, vision, and brilliance. You are intelligent, hard-working, passionate, and always true to yourself. Even though I’m the older sister, I look up to YOU! We hope you take this day to celebrate your amazing accomplishments, and know that we are cheering you on always, no matter where we are.

Love, KB, KB, BbKB”

From Sanya Kapur to graduating student Shruti Punjabi, (Masters in Urban Planning):

“There is something raw and really positive about you. You have a vision not just for your improvement but for your friends, colleagues and the society. Your beauty is immense but with your smile and enthusiasm comes a great sense of belonging. Whatever you do has a reason and I must say, one should just trust you in whatever you do because you can never go wrong when you have your heart in it. I know you can make yourself happy in little things and small gestures but here is the catch, always be happy but never settle for less because you were born to rule the world, to conquer what you dreamt of. You have the power to get yourself on the other side of the table. Today, I feel really proud on your graduation day, I know I have done nothing during this journey but you surely have a great impact in my life and in others lives as well, that is for sure. Being the person you are who never forgot her roots, her friends and family I pray to to all the angels to be around you, with lights on your feet, all the happiness and luck. My heartiest congratulations to you beautiful lady. YOUU GOO GIRLLLLL!!!!!!!!”

From Saoirse Healy to graduating student Sidney Montague, (Steinhardt; Teaching and Learning):

“I am so incredibly proud of you for finishing your degree in only 3 years. It has been a whirlwind of a year, and I could not imagine doing it without you. Can’t wait for what life has in store for us. Love you the most siddie!”

From Sidney Moskowitz to graduating student Sidney Moskowitz, (School of Law):

“Thank you to my family for the endless support. I couldn’t have done this without you. I love you!”

From Mariana Mendoza to graduating student Silvana Lucia Mendoza Benza, (Public Relations & Corp. Communication):

“Congratulations! We are very proud of all your hard work. Even though we are apart, our hearts are celebrating with you this great achievement”

From Jose Lizarraga to graduating student Silvana Mendoza, (School of Professional Studies- Public Relations & Corp. Communication):

“When you told me the first time about your goal of coming to NYU to pursue your master, I had no doubt that you would not only come, but also leave a legacy in your school. I’m proud of you, of all what you’ve achieved so far. Here’s to many more years of new experiences, personal growth, and resilience.

Con aprecio, Jose”

From Mithu Bhagat to graduating student Simone Bhagat, (Tisch School of the Arts-Drama):

“CONGRATULATIONS SIMONE BHAGAT. So proud of you and your achievements in these last 4 years at Tisch. Good luck ahead! You rock, CLASS OF 2020👍 Love and hugs❤️ ”

From Uma Kewlani to graduating student Simone Bhagat, (Tisch School of the Arts-Drama):

From Vaishali Wagh to graduating student Simone Bhagat, (Tisch School of the Arts-Drama):

“Dear Simone. We are watching you from the grandstand as you go forth into the world with your energy, attitude, and talent. Lots of love, hugs and kisses, graduate 🙂

From Anita aunty, Deepu aunty and Vaishu aunty”

From Sanjay Kewlani to graduating student Simone Bhagat, (Tisch School of the Arts-Drama):

“To my funny, smart and beautiful goddaughter. You are going to rock this world. Congratulations on graduating! This may not be how you imagined graduation would be, but it is still an incredible achievement and I am proud of you. Always.”

From Anita Kanal to graduating student Simone Bhagat, (Tisch School of the Arts-Drama):

“Dearest Simone – congratulations! Your hard work, resilience and talent have shone through and you should be so, so proud of yourself! As we are of you! Keep reaching for the stars. The sky is your limit! Thank you for being the best big sister and role model to the two monkeys. Love you loads. ”

From Chinta Bhagat to graduating student Simone Bhagat, (Tisch School of the Arts-Drama):

“Congratulations Simone! Enjoy the moment, and the exciting ride that is yet to come. With all my love, Chinta.”

From Simran Parikh to graduating student Simran Parikh, (NYU Wagner- PNP International):

“New York University has given me much more than just a graduate degree- its rich resources, hospitality, network, and most important the incredible location. As an international student, all I had hoped for was to gain valuable education, instead I am going away with a lifetime of memories and a whole lot of personal development. While pandemic is not an ideal time to graduate in, it still does not have the power to reduce my enthusiasm to culminate my most precious experience. My batch of ‘NYU CLASS 2020’ is always going to be known for its resilience and optimism. ”

From Mitzi and Rus Darukhanavala to graduating student Skye Daru, (College of Arts and Science-Computer Science):

“Skye, you did it!! Congratulations to our beautiful, intelligent computer scientist! Be the change in the world and be the inspiration for the ones to follow. We are so incredibly proud of you 💜 #NYU #classof2020”

From Sourabh Kenjale to graduating student Snehal Kenjale, (Tandon School of Engineering- Masters Computer Science):

“Memories! Of so many different kinds your heart has enclosed that it seems to be so surreal to have experienced all of them. You have put in so much hard work for the last two years and have made many wonderful memories throughout your time at NYU that you deserve to be cherishing this moment to the fullest extent. Snehal, your family will always be with you in whichever situation you are in life and will always support you in whatever you do. A great future lies ahead of you as you have demonstrated that you possess the ability to achieve your goals and strive in your field. And that is why we, your mom, dad, grandmother, and your brother are so proud of you! Congratulations on your graduation.”

From Chaitanya Kulkarni to graduating student Snehal Kenjale, (Tandon School of Engineering- Masters Computer Science):

“Best wishes to you for your next adventure!”

From Nahiyan Taufiq to graduating student Sonia Rhodes, (School of Professional Studies- Hospitality and Hotel Management):

“Shoutout to my day 1 for making it through college and for always looking like a snack while doing it 🙂 I love you so much and am so fortunate to have met you our first day of freshman year in good old Goddard hall. Thank you for your unconditional love, never ending support and for always being able to make me smile, i miss you so much and can’t wait to plaster your face with my lipstick again the next time i see you <3 <3”

From Morgan Spencer to graduating students Sonya Okon, Amy Iafrate, Brennan Hart, Sim Tumay, Mia Litwak, Alex Roth, Morgan Spencer, and Lauren Stafford, (CAS, CAS, Gallatin, Gallatin, Gallatin, CAS, Gallatin, CAS):

“This is a tribute to my best friends. This group of girls have gotten me through the past four years of late nights, Bobst days, and everything in between. I am honored to be graduating by their sides, as they are hard-working, motivated, and smart chicas. Congratulations to the class of 2020!”

From the DiDiano Family to graduating student Sophia DiDiano, (Silver School of Social Work, Masters Program):

From Jalen Ballard to graduating student Sophia Domeville, (Steinhardt – Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy):

“Sister Sophia, You have officially made it across the finish line! Thus, I am overjoyed with this accomplishment and even more excited to witness what you have mastered in this program be continue to be exercised within our school community. Please cherish this victory and all the sweat equity you have expended to achieve it. You know us as folks of color do not take the time to relish in our victories enough and create mental solitude, so please do so.

Love you much and be well! Jalen”

From Yi Shan to graduating student Sophia Domeville, (Steinhardt – Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy):

From Bobby Ernsting to graduating student Sophia Merlino, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study):

“Congratulations Sophia! Thank you for sharing NYU with me for a week junior year. Can’t wait to see what other adventures the future holds for us!”

From Ivana Paternina to graduating student Sophia Merlino, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study-Marketing):

“Congratulations Sophia & NYU class of 2020!”

From Melanie Bannister to graduating student Sophia Merlino, (Gallatin School of Individualized Study-Marketing):

“Sophia! We are so proud of and happy for you. We wish every happiness and success for you and your future. We’ll always be here to support you and cheer you on. Congrats Grad!

Love Mel, Uncle Dave, Maia and Ronan.”

From Sophie Stimac to graduating student Sophie Stimac, (Tisch School of the Arts- Arts, Politics):

“Congratulations class of 2020!! You should be so proud. This is a poem about NYU and our graduation this year. Dedicated to my mama, and to anyone and everyone who couldn’t be here.”

From Sree Lakshmi Addepalli to graduating student Sree Gowri Addepalli, (NYU Courant):

“To my oxygen, thanks for being there for me during my failures 🥰”

From Kanchana Madhavan + Subburaman Sivakumar to graduating student Sreesha Sivakumar, (College of Arts and Sciences- Economics):

“From our little girl to a beautiful human being – Sreesha, your grit, drive, perseverance are admirable !! We are proud of your achievements, above all we are proud of the talented and thoughtful young woman you have grown to be . cheers to all the hard work !! GO GET THE WORLD !!!

Love , mom and dad.”

From Jerry and Shelley Forristal to graduating student Stephanie Forristal, (Nutrition and Dietetics):

“Stephanie, we are so proud of how hard you’ve worked, and how much you’ve achieved these past four years. You are graduating with honors from NYU, one of the world’s best universities, and will soon be starting a prestigious internship at New York Presbyterian. And you accomplished these while commuting three hours, working three different jobs, volunteering, exercising, and making dinner most evenings. You’ve proven that when you put in the hours, you can do anything you want to do, live wherever you want to live, and become whoever you want to be. For just a moment, think about these past four years, and then ask yourself “what will I do over the next four years, the next fourteen years, the next forty years?” NYU was an amazing start, but your incredible journey is just beginning, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.

Love you, Mom and Dad”

From Charmaine Thompson to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

From Greg & Mirna Martinez to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

“We are so proud of you for crushing grad school, juggling an insane schedule, keeping a full-time job and being an amazing daughter, but most importantly just being YOU!”

From Greg Martinez to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

“Congratulations!!! You’ve earned it, now own it! This is going to be just the beginning of many bigger achievements in your life!”

From Mirna Martinez to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

““I know everything has been stressful lately. Just remember you are a beautiful genius who will get your diploma and you will have a DOMINICAN FIESTA in the future for your graduation. We won’t let COVID-19 take away ours celebration plans. All of this stress will pass, and you will make it to the other side!”

From Karen Bunny Carey to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

“Stephanie, So very happy to share in the celebration on your momentious achievement! Here’s wishing you to galaxies and back, the most heartiest of congratulations! With love and pride. Karen aka, Bunny.”

From Earla Bethel to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

“Dear Stephanie, Your Passionate, Disciplined, Purpose Driven, attributes are paying you a huge dividends today. The sacrifices you have made, your determination to succeed and your desire to make a difference in the lives of others will hold you in good stead as you begin the next chapter of your life. Wishing you All The Very Best for an Amazing, Outstanding Career.

Love You, Aunt Earla”

From Greg Martinez to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

““If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

From Jesmiry Martinez to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

““There is nothing that you can’t overcome because you’ve been tested as much as any young person can be tested in a short period of time”.

Sincerely, COVID19″

From Theodore Thompson to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

“The path to growth begins with the courage to take the first step. I am so proud of you not only for taking this arduous path, but more so for finishing it. You are now a master in your field. Stephanie, you have found your voice that honors who you are. As a womyn of color, you have shone brightly through the silhouette formed by American society. Instead of taking space, you created space for others. You persevered and triumphed during a time when the world stopped. You explored uncharted experiences for the Afrolatinidad student. So, I leave you with this: a good explorer packs for their present journey, but a great explorer embarks on new experiences in preparation for the next adventure. You are that great explorer, beginning your new adventure. I love you and am so proud of you, Stephanie Martinez.

Forever, Ted”

From Stephanie Martinez to graduating student Stephanie Martinez, (Steinhardt-Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs):

“Congratulations to us! We went against the odds–as full-time and part-time students, navigating our personal lives, mental health and more. The world ain’t ready! #SLGSA #TheSteinhardtLatinXGraduateStudentAssociation”

From Jessica Stadler to graduating student Stephanie Stadler, (Silver School of Social Work):

“Dear Stephanie, Congratulations on this amazing achievement! So proud of you for getting your Masters in Social Work and how much you care about everyone—children, disabled, victims, homeless, animals….you are a champion to all and have the most caring heart. Hoping your future brings lots of fulfillment and joy while you work on whatever matters to you, hoping your heart is full knowing how much you’re loved, and hoping you find plenty of time to enjoy all the Ferris wheels and rollercoasters and travels and adventure. Love you endlessly and appreciate all you do to inspire us!

Xo, Mom and Family”

From Neil Stadler to graduating student Stephanie Stadler, (Silver School of Social Work):

“Dear Stephanie, Congratulations on your Master’s degree! All of your hard work and dedication have led you to this incredible moment in time—to celebrate achieving your goals! We are so proud of you! Anytime that you have set your mind to something, you have accomplished it with determination and perseverance. You’re a fabulous writer, editor, speaker, student, and mentor to your sisters. We cherish and adore you. The world is such a better place because you’re in it. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! We don’t have to say “reach for the stars” because you always do! Congratulations!

Love, Dad, Lisa, Grandma Ellen, Grandpa Herb, Brooke, Sammi, Syd, Perry, and your dogs”

From Young Tjoa to graduating student Stephanie Tjoa, (NYU Stern School of Business):

“Congratulations Steph! We know it was not easy to get where you are now. We are very proud of you!”

From Mollie Machado to graduating student Stephanie Vazquez, (College of Arts and Sciences- Global Public Health and Chemistry):

“CONGRATULATIONS CUGINA! We did it! Wish you nothing but the best!! ”

From Hyemin Kim to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“Congratulations on your graduation, Dr. Choi! It’s been a long time since college when you told me that your dream is to become a dentist. I’m so glad that I have been able to watch you graduate from college, graduate from graduate school, and now you are graduating from dental school. I am extremely proud of your accomplishments and am proud to be your wife. I will continually pray for you as you enter the real world and I know you’ll be a great dentist! I love you very much and again, CONGRATULATIONS DR. STEVEN CHOI!! ”

From June Lee to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“STEVEN!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! SO PROUD OF YOU! cheering for you from atlanta!!! so happy for you that school is finally over! wish we could celebrate together but we’ll have to wait until our next big trip!! STAY SAFE! CONGRATS AGAIN!!!!!! 😀

-June”

From David Lee to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“Congratulations Steven. I can’t believe it’s been two years since your white coat and now you’ve graduated. I wish you the best of luck and success on your next adventure!”

From Sora Choi to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“Congratulations Steven! You worked very hard over the last few years to pursue your dream of becoming a dentist. We are very proud of you! I believe that you will be a great dentist and that you have a bright future ahead of you. Let’s celebrate your success when you come back home. “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed” (Psalms 20:4). ”

From Joseph Kang to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“Dude congrats! It feels like it’s been forever but you’re graduating! I pray that you continue to be a blessing to those around you and that God will use you to glorify Him everyday. Also I hope you can still make time to push GRs with me =D Anyways congrats again and see you soon!~ ”

From Jennifer Lee to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“Congratulations Dr. Choi!!! We are so proud of your accomplishments! You’re gonna be a badass dentist! Thanks for letting Chen and I stay in your living room and drink your beer. We will be coming to visit you guys soon 🙂 ”

From Jeremy Roh to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“Congrats Steven!!! Or should I say, congrats Dr. Choi! We pray that God will continue to bless you. We love you!”

From Sara Kim to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“Congratulations, Steven!! YOU DID IT! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments!! You are going to be an amazing dentist! Cannot wait to celebrate with you!!”

From Paul Lee to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“Been a long journey for you Seung! Congratulations on this monumental achievement. Messi would be proud. ”

From Heather McGovern to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“Congratulations Steven! All your hard work and hours of dedication have paid off. You are going to be a fantastic dentist, I would trust you with my teeth any day 🙂 ”

From Makala Bascome to graduating student Steven Choi, (Dental School-Doctor of Dental Surgery):

“You are so handsome and smart! What a top notch dentist Dr. Choi is”

From Amartya Prasad to graduating student Sugandha Sharma, (Steinhardt- Mental Health Counseling):

“You worked hard at NYU! This is your moment. Shine Bright!”

From Jasveen Kaur to Sugandha Sharma, (Steinhardt- Mental Health Counseling):

“After having to know you for more than 15 years now, this moment of watching you achieve such great heights gives me soo much happiness ! Congratulations sweetheart. You deserve everything amazing. Loads of love.”

From Jovi Singh to graduating student Sugandha Sharma, (Steinhardt- Mental Health Counseling):

“Congratulations and all the best for your future. Khush hai ab??”

From Rahul Arora to graduating student Sugandha Sharma, (Steinhardt- Mental Health Counseling):

“Congratulations on this milestone! Now go and get your PhD, i want to change my address to ‘ Friend of Dr. Sugandha Sharma.’ ”

From Saumya J to graduating student Sugandha Sharma, (Steinhardt- Mental Health Counseling):

“Many congratulations, Sugandha! I cannot express how happy and proud I am for you! You have worked really hard and put in alot of efforts (effort is rare :P) for pursing your dream. I have watched you make it happen through the most difficult times of your life. Aunty, Nani and Nana will be the happiest! All the luck and love to you on your graduation and for your career ahead! Hoping to see you soon once quarantine days are over. Till then, you do you! Congratulations, once again! Love you! *Virtual hugs and kisses* ~S”

From Saloni Mundra to graduating student Sugandha Sharma, (Steinhardt- Mental Health Counseling):

“Congratulations Sugandha! Very very proud of you. The passion for what you want to do has made you achieve this. Its wonderful to see you graduate with the efforts you have put in , all the struggles you crossed.This place has taught you many things and which has made you a stronger person. I am very happy for you and I wish I was with you to celebrate this moment. Best wishes for your brighter future. All the best!”

From Marilyn Geller to graduating student Sydney Kohut, (College of Arts and Sciences- Environmental Science):

“Congratulations Sydney! Sending love from your California family!”

From Ruth and Arnold Geller to graduating student Sydney Kohut, (College of Arts and Sciences- Environmental Science):

“Dear Sydney, Mazel Tov on your graduation. We are so proud of you and all of your great accomplishments. From the day of your birth in Vermont, we treasure the wonderful memories of birthdays, holidays, trips and simchahs with you. Not only do we wish you a wonderful life and great success but we know you will make this a better world. Our love will be with you forever.

Love Grandma Ruth and Grandpa Arnie”

From Karen Kohut to graduating student Sydney Kohut, (College of Arts and Sciences- Environmental Science):

“Congratulations Sydney and Oscar on your graduations from college. We are so proud of your accomplishments,

Love Forever Grandma and Grandpa”

From Nahiyan Taufiq to graduating student Sydney Kohut, (College of Arts and Sciences- Environmental Science):

“thank you for all the laughs, 3am conversations about life, constant cuddles both in times of joy and sadness, and for the unconditional love. it breaks my heart we can’t be together on graduation but know that i am sending all the love from PA <3 love you short stuff #roomtiltomb”

From The Young Family to graduating student Sydney Kohut, (College of Arts and Sciences- Environmental Science):

“Congratulations Sydney! We’re so proud of you and happy that you are in our lives. Love, Peggy, Gary, Jake & Cooper Young”

From Szu-Wei Chen, graduating from Steinhardt School/PhD in Occupational Therapy

“All the hard work and determination finally paid off! I’m thrilled to be a Doctor now!”