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As Professor Emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Teachers College Trustee Ruth L. Gottesman (M.A., 1952; Ed.D., 1968) has seen firsthand the results of good teaching in science and math.
Speaking to an audience of some 600 alumni, faculty, students and friends of TC at the Apollo Theater, TC President Susan Fuhrman put the finishing touches on a yearlong celebration of the College's founding and announced a $300 million fundraising campaign
Barbra Streisand Makes Bequest Intention to Create a General Scholarship Fund at TC
Streisand’s father, Emanuel Streisand, was a lifelong educator who was working toward a Ph.D. in Guidance and Personnel at Teachers College when he died.
“Creating the Emanuel and Barbra Streisand Scholarship Fund is Barbra’s way to ensure that her father's legacy lives on through the work of future teachers and educators,” Fuhrman said.
Emanuel Streisand was a New York City elementary, junior high and high school English teacher, and taught at the Brooklyn High School for Specialty Trades. He also served as Assistant Organizer, Assistant Superintendent and Acting Superintendent of Schools of the Department of Education during his time at the Elmira Reformatory for juveniles.
Barbra Streisand was a toddler when her father died.
“Barbra, thank you so
much for supporting Teachers College and its students,” Fuhrman said. “Like
your beautiful voice, this gift will echo in our hearts and minds for years to come.”