Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of Teachers College, Columbia University

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  • 01 / Mar / 2013
  • 07 / Mar / 2013
  • 07 / Mar / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 125th Anniversary of Teachers
College, Columbia University

WHEREAS, The State of New York is renowned for its centuries-old tradi-
tion of excellence and diversity in education and for the place of para-
mount importance which education holds for the people of the State; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend institutions of commitment and high achievement, whose purpose
and endeavors are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education
and service to community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Teachers College, Columbia University, upon the occasion of the cele-
bration of its 125th Anniversary on Monday, March 4, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Teachers College is an icon, established two decades after
the Emancipation Proclamation, and during a time of massive immigration
and change in New York City; like the Statue of Liberty, which was dedi-
cated in 1886, Teachers College has served as a beacon for the changing
population through its mission and vision, preparing the New York popu-
lation for the future; and
WHEREAS, Teachers College is the oldest and largest graduate school of
education in the United States and also perennially ranked among the
nation's best; the College is committed to a vision of education writ
large, encompassing its four core areas of expertise: health, education,
leadership and psychology; and
WHEREAS, Teachers College sees its leadership role in two complementa-
ry arenas; one is as a major player in policy-making to ensure that
schools are reformed and restructured to welcome all students regardless
of their socio-economic circumstances, and the other is in preparing
educators who not only serve students directly, but coordinate the
educational, psychological, behavioral, technological, and health initi-
atives to remove barriers to learning at all ages; and
WHEREAS, Teachers College's past accomplishments constitute a living
legacy, a foundation from which it is once again meeting society's needs
and anticipating the needs of the future; its three highly complementary
and interrelated areas of study -- education, psychology and health --
span more than 60 programs of study; and
WHEREAS, Teachers College graduates go on to pursue careers in
psychology, social and behavioral sciences, health and health promotion,
educational policy, technology, international and comparative education,
as well as education and educational leadership; and
WHEREAS, The success enjoyed by Teachers College is in direct corre-
lation to the efforts of a skilled staff and administration whose
involvement is and has been characterized by an impressive commitment,
an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all its endeavors on behalf of the College and the population it serves;
WHEREAS, Teachers College stands prepared to reach out in earnest and
enthusiastic quest of its mission, proudly aware of its history and
planning with vision and purpose to meet the challenges of the future;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That it is with immense pride that this Legislative Body
pauses in its deliberations to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of
Teachers College, Columbia University, fully confident that its future
will be as distinguished as is its past; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Teachers College, Columbia University.


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