Syosset, NY, May 17, 2009 --(PR.com)-- New York College of Health Professions held its 2009 Commencement Ceremony Sunday, May 17, 2009 at the Melville Marriott, Long island. The College expected about 1200 attendees and projected that this year's operations at the College would be one of the best in its history because of its entrepreneurial approaches to education and health.
The keynote speaker was The Honorable Michael Balboni, the former Deputy Secretary for Public Safety for the State of New York, the senior homeland security and law enforcement official, who addressed the importance of Homeland Security and Infection Control, an area in which the College is very active.
Trying to communicate the importance of Infection Control, which is vital to avoid another worldwide pandemic of enormous proportions, to nurses, teachers and the general public, the College has developed a Musical that it expects to promote in venues from Carnegie Hall to Broadway.
Mei Kong, Senior Director of Patient Safety and an expert in safety education and practices, including Infection Control, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science for her work in nursing and her current role at HHC (NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation), one of the largest hospital systems, which includes Bellevue, the oldest hospital in the Western Hemisphere. New York College will be presenting its Infection Control musical to a public that has rarely seen such an intense mixture of medical procedures and entertainment. The Chairman of the College, as well as senior management, has in the past produced "Magic on Broadway," as well as movies, owned a record company and licensed technologies used by many of the largest companies in the world.
This year Jitsuro Terashima, President of Strategic Planning at Mitsui & Company, one of the largest companies in the world, joined the New York College Board. He hopes to add to the emphasis of the College in preventative medicine and wellness in addition to the College's work with those in Western MedicineCygalle Dias, who has one of the top rated spas in the world at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for her work in holistic health and will be working with the College to add cachet to the more clinical nature of the College's Wellness Centers.
New York College has accumulated a large multimillion dollar surplus through entrepreneurship at a time when other institutions of its kind are in financial distress. The College is currently expanding into many new areas and is working on wellness products and centers with some of the largest companies in the world.
New York College of Health Professions, located in Syosset, Long Island, New York, has been a leader in Holistic Education and Care for over 25 years. The College, which has national institutional accreditation, offers undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Certificate programs in Holistic Nursing and the Science of Self Improvement and a variety of continuing education workshops for professionals and the public. The Academic Health Care Teaching Clinics, which provide holistic treatments to the community while providing clinical internships for student practitioners, are located on the College's main campus in Syosset as is the professional outpatient Integrative Health Center. New York College also maintains a 35-acre modern medical facility in Luo Yang, The People's Republic of China. The College has grown remarkably in the past several years and will continue to develop new educational programs as well as expand into many new areas. Additional information about New York College of Health Professions can be found at www.nycollege.edu.
The New York College of Health Professions 2009 Commencement Ceremony took place Sunday, May 17, 2009, in the Grand Ballroom of the Melville Marriott, Long Island, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY.