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Bound to Make an Impact

At Teachers College, our graduates are our finest export -- the people who carry forth our ideas and traditions and apply them to build a better world. As we look toward 2013, when we will mark the 125th anniversary of TC's founding, we offer you this brief video, which celebrates the talents, experiences and dreams of recent alumni and some of this year's graduating students.

Hopes, Dreams and Impact: The Next Chapter Begins

Hopes, Dreams and Impact: The Next Chapter Begins was produced for Teachers College by The Narrative Trust

A gallery of TC's 2012 graduates


Bianca baldridge Community-based youth organizations can be safe spaces for emotional and social development. Bianca Baldridge believes they should be taken seriously as a focus of academic discourse.

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Sonam tobgye
Sonam Tobgye came to TC to help Bhutan modernize its education system. He’s discovered that there’s plenty worth preserving, as well.

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Stephen nummeStephen Numme believes school segregation lives on through the designation “special ed.” He speaks from experience.

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Brittany lynk
Brittany Lynk has been outward bound since she was a kid, but family and community remain her touchstones.

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Gillian Esquivia-Cohen has studied the use of biblio-therapy for traumatized immigrant children.

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Maria hataier
Maria Hataier is charged with shaping the TC experience. Now she’s been through it.

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Sigridur thora eidsdottirThrough her research, Thora Eidsdottir has gotten the big picture on teen obesity in Iceland. Now she wants to shrink it.

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Theresa Perrotta’s experience in the College’s new XMA program could came at the right moment in her career – and in the evolution of her company.

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