Convocation Masters II: Complete Ceremony

Biobehavioral Sciences; Counseling & Clinical Psychology; Education Policy & Social Analysis and Health & Behavior Studies

Graduates in Behavioral Sciences, Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Education Policy and Social Analysis and Health and Behavior Studies gathered in St. John’s Cathedral for Teachers College’s second master’s degree ceremony on May 19 at 10:00 am.

President Fuhrman highlighted several graduates who exemplify TC’s core belief in the “relationship between all knowledge,” and their meaningful application of that “knowledge to fight ignorance, injustice, and inequities.”

Daniel Harris, who graduated with a Master’s in Sociology & Education with a specialization in policy studies (EPSA), has researched the practices and motivation of black male teachers who are members of African-American fraternities. He is heading to Los Angeles to pursue a Ph.D. at UCLA, with a long-term goal of becoming a university president.
Ranjana Srinivasan, a graduate from the Ed.M/M.A. program in Counseling Psychology, has worked with Laura Smith, Associate Professor of Psychology & Education, to research the impact of socioeconomic status on body image development among Indian American women. This fall, she will begin work towards a doctorate in Counseling Psychology at TC.
Choumika Simonis is Haitian American and grew up in Queens. Motivated by the history of HIV/AIDS and the stigmatization of the Haitian community during the early days of the epidemic, she earned a Masters in Community Health. Her next stop is a one-year health fellowship and then she will be applying to medical school.
Chris Anderson, a registered nurse, graduated with an M.S. in Diabetes Education and Management. She chose TC because it is one of the few programs in the country for diabetes management education and the only one of this caliber offered online.

Building on the words of the late TC educational philosopher, President Fuhrman shared this message with graduates: “As a graduate of Teachers College, you have the foundation to become whatever you choose to, limited only by how far you let your imagination take you. . . . [Y]ou are the agents of change. The world needs you more than ever. This is your call to action.”