Nursing Grads Rock The Today Show

This year’s School of Nursing BSN graduates experienced a unique graduation moment in May – a special, live pinning ceremony on NBC’s The Today Show as part of the show’s Nurses Week coverage.

Nursing graduates, faculty and President Koppell with the hosts of the Today Show
Photo: Nathan Congleton

The 22 graduates, Nursing faculty and President Jonathan Koppell appeared on the national broadcast. Set against the backdrop of The Today Show Plaza in Rockefeller Center, the Red Hawks received their nursing pins in a ceremony befitting an extraordinary college experience that took place amid a global pandemic and included participating in New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccine initiative.

“To be part of something like this was incredible,” said Alexander Ng ’22. “We have come so far as a class and been through so much together. We have become like a family. To share our story and show the world who we are and how far we have come, and do it on live TV in New York City, is a dream come true and an amazing experience I will never forget.”