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Celebrating a Tradition for Tomorrow

Dear Friends:

Welcome to our 125th Anniversary website, your gateway to our yearlong celebration of the founding of the nation's first professional school of education, our own Teachers College! While revisiting TC’s historical role in building the modern foundation for teaching and learning, we also will explore the frontiers of learning that TC is establishing today and tomorrow that will have a profound and lasting impact in education, health and nutrition, psychology, and leadership.

I hope all of you will visit our website frequently. I especially hope all of you will also join me for many other 125th anniversary events and festivities throughout the year that will take us deep both into the College's storied past and our exciting future. Be sure to check out the historical exhibit on TC that will begin a four-week run at the New York Historical Society on March 4. You will learn how the College has been in the vanguard of leadership for advancing learning and the education professions for the past 125 years.

I am also hoping for a record turnout for Academic Festival on Saturday, April 13. The theme for this year's Academic Festival also will be "Celebrating a Tradition for Tomorrow," when we will explore the trails that TC has blazed across the global landscape while demonstrating the breadth and depth of the impact of our talented alumni, students, and faculty.

Topping off the anniversary year will be a special 125th Gala in November that, fittingly, will be held on 125th Street at the fabled Apollo Theatre, where TC will honor an eminent philanthropist, a leading corporate CEO, and a superstar from the world of entertainment.

There will be many more events between now and November, on and off campus and spanning the world. Please look for the events and activities tagged with our anniversary logo. I wish to thank my fellow members of the 125th Anniversary Steering Committee -- representing TC Trustees, faculty, students, staff, and alumni -- for organizing this extraordinary celebration.

There is no institution in the world quite like Teachers College. There's also no better time for "Celebrating a Tradition for Tomorrow" than today at TC!

Susan fuhrman
Susan Fuhrman

P.S. Please take a few minutes and Share Your TC Memories at Throughout the year we will post your stories and videos about your time at TC!