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One day, Mushka Hecht’s co-worker at the preschool where she worked as an assistant said that a relative needed a graphic designer for his website. Mushka’s ears perked up. Her creative mind—till now limited to brainstorming ideas to help teach her preschool kids about numbers and fun ways to color in aleph-bet sheets—raised its antennae. Since she was studying Web and Graphic Design at Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences (LAS), Mushka accepted the project and quit her preschool job, trading in coloring sheets for InDesign files.
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Aryeh Grossman was always drawn to medicine and helping others, but when his grandmother passed away from cancer, he turned his focus toward a hopeful future in oncology. “That was one of the things,” Grossman says of his motivation to battle the disease, adding that in general, “You see it on a daily basis and hear about it, so it’s the field I’ll probably be interested in.”
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More than 210 women signed up for their first classes at Lander College for Arts and Sciences (LAS) in Flatbush. Students—hailing from Brooklyn, Queens, Monsey, Lakewood, Passaic, Long Island, seven other states and four countries (Australia, Canada, Israel and Gibraltar)—met with academic advisors and learned about the various majors the college offers. The room was abuzz with a steady murmur of students thinking about their future.
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Diana Kanaeva came to the US five years ago from Russia to attend LAS.
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Shoshana Leanse said she has always been interested in art. “It’s a wonderful means of expression,” she said. 
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Everybody has a defining moment in their lives, or perhaps even a series of them. For aspiring dentist Rachel Florence, one of hers came early into young adulthood. She’d long set her sights on a career in Occupational Therapy (OT), having even accrued a chunk of related credits by her high school graduation and completed subsequent college coursework in a year. But just as she was set to pursue higher OT education, the Brooklyn native and current Passaic, New Jersey resident made a slight but crucial change in direction.
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“What makes this work ‘poetry’?” asked Dr. Miriam Grossman, chair of the English department at Lander College of Arts and Sciences (LAS) in Flatbush to an audience of students, faculty, and poetry enthusiasts on a rainy evening in early December. The stories are accessible, the images are vivid, and the words do not rhyme.
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New York, N.Y. – If Aidel Ezagui’s motivation for going to college was not unique, it was, at very least, particularly unusual. 
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New York, N.Y. – You might think that there would be a playful rivalry between Avi Jacob and his brother, Moshe. After all, each of them was at the top of their respective classes at Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences in Flatbush (LAS). But Avi thinks he’s got the upper hand: Moshe graduated with a 3.97 grade point average. Avi? A perfect 4.0.
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Bita Goldman, general counsel and corporate vice president of Quantum Networks, one of Amazon’s leading e-commerce retailers, knows what trait she likes in Touro graduates: tenacity.