NYU  Commencement, Yankee Stadium 


11 YEARS LATER, I’M NOT AS POOR BUT STILL HUNGRY! 


When other friends of NYU busy celebrating their graduation—I was busy thinking: Does the tassel’s worth the hassle? Why? Because I can’t connect the dots looking forward; I can only connect them looking backwards—not only to Lehman College—but to all the way BMCC.  

Yes, I must admit—it wasn't all romantic. When I started BMCC back in 2004, I didn't have a room, so I had to sleep on the floor in friends' dorms—and when I transferred to York College in 2005—I remember walking 1 miles across Guy R. Brewer Blvd's 

to get one good meal at ethel Gospel Tabernacle Church—
11 years later, I’m not as poor (thanks to NYU) but I’m still hungry—its different kind of hunger—hunger for education. I already earned five bachelor’s degree from 3 different CUNY schools as well as two master’s degrees:  Brooklyn College and New York University. My dream is to pursue many more degrees for the following reason: 

If I could save $1—I'd buy a pack of chalk.
If I could save $10—I'd buy even more chalk.
If I could save $100—I'd buy a chalkboard.
If I could save $1,000—I'd buy even more chalkboards.
If I could save $10,000—I'd buy a house and turn it into a classroom.
If I could save $100,000, however, I'd quit my job to spend all my time with chalk & chalkboards.


Celebrating my graduation with 

NYU Prof. Jason Blonstein. 


I have many fond memories with him--but I will mention just 3: 


 1. It was 10/29/2014. A remarkable day for me because Jerusalem Post published my Op-ed  for the first time: "Trial of Malala" 


As I was walking to East Building classroom, I saw him standing outside. I did not know he was waiting for me until he embraced me to congratulate the fact that I was chosen as a columnist for JPost. 



2. He made frequent visit to ICE to observe my teaching. It was March 12, 2015. I was teaching electricity and magnetism. He was seating next to Danielle. I was not even aware his presence. However, later Danielle told me that he stood up a few times especially when he saw me engaging my students to enhance their physics understanding. 


3. Earlier this month I decided to seriously look for a job for the first time in my life. Prof. Josan was so happy that he gifted me a tie which no only epresents a symbolic “good luck” but also demonstrates the beauty between a student-teacher relationship. I will treat my students much the same way Prof. Jason has treated me.

Celebrating my graduation with 

NYU President John Sexton


I have an intimate relationship with NYU President Sexton, and many fond memories as well,yet I will mention merely 1:

 I have been waiting for a long time to take a picture with President Sexton in front of Bobst Library. (My dream came true on April 28 —albeit quiet unexpectedly). 

 

I fell in love with Bobst library since I started NYU. In fact, Bobst has become my second home. In fatc, I have spent more time inside the Bobst Library than I have in my own home. I fell in love with Bobst so much that sometimes I would stay overnight—usually to write articles. I have many fond memories at Bobst, but I will only mention five here. My five most recent op-eds, “Solution to the Israel–Palestine Conflict,” which appeared in The Daily Star and The Arabian Post and  “Trial of Malala,” “Taliban Terror” “I’m Muslim & I’m Charlie” and “Terror of Islamic State” appeared in The Jerusalem Post, the number one newspaper in Israel, are nothing but by-products of my love affair with Bobst. I actually have been trying to initiate a campaign at NYU to launch education to correct the behavior of Islamic Jihadists. In fact, this has been the main idea of all of my recent articles, HERE and HERE.

 

As the May graduation was approaching, I thought my dream of taking a picture with President Sexton in front of Bobst would never come true. However, the God, whatever it is, from above spoke on April 28, 2015. In fact, I have received a letter from him on the day after I meet with him. 


Celebrating my graduation with NYU Professors Catherine Milne and Pam Abder. 


I have a many good memories with them but I will mention 2: 


1. I call her Dr. Cath teacher’s teacher because Danielle, my cooperative teacher at ICE, regards her as a best teacher at NYU. She is a teacher who I look forward to seeing every day. Soon, I am going to miss her because I'm graduating from NYU this month. 


NYU will never run out money. However, I feel like, if NYU run out money, Dr. Cath would still buy lab equipment’s for us from her own money. 


Danielle likes her for modeling patience, honesty, courage, perseverance, wisdom, responsibility, generosity, and a commitment to lifelong learning to the best of her ability each and every day in her classroom. However, I like her for a different reason: she helped me develop a Sustainable Chemistry Website, 


Sustainable Chemistry Lab


2. Dr. Pam Abder is a very intelligent, warm and caring, professor, who has a very close bond with her students, and makes learning --a wonderful and entertaining experience for all of us but I admire her for a different reason. Dr.Pam Abder is a very caring teacher is always willing to compromise her own free time to helping her students.She got very excited when my 2-year old son gave an interview at Voice Of America and ever since-she encouraged me to push that forward: 


        Santa & Periodic Table 


Celebrating my graduation with Dr.Mary Lou. 



I have an intimate relationship with Dr.Lou,and many fond memories as well,yet I will mention merely 1:


1.Our relationship grew stronger while she advised me to produce a movie about no recycle bins in Bronx.She remained very enthusiastic from beginning to end concerning the whole script of the movie.While other people didn't see any good in the movie,she saw good in the script.The movie ended up being very successful and most faculty & students loved the movie.


       No Recycling Bins in Bronx 






Celebrating my graduation with my beloved teacher Dr. Robert Wallace 





Celebrating my graduation withI  the most famous singers of NYU: Alyssa, Brandon,Ann Marie, nikhil




Celebrating graduation with Anne & Ben. 



I am with the two other members of most famous singers of NYU: Anne Bragg and Ben Bartels

 



Celebrating my graduation with Mr.  Roberto Martinez


I have many font memories with him,yet I will mention only one:

I first met him a few days after NYU offered me a $50,000.00 scholarship--known as CRISP Scholarship. Ever since I got into NYU,there wasn't a single time when I requested to him something and he rejected. He even helped me just before NYU launched the graduation party.



Celebrating my graduation with my 2 classmates-Lubna & Shristi.




Celebrating my graduation with my three classmates: John, Anna &  Henry.





Celebrating NYU graduation with my classmate, Shristi Singh







Celebrating NYU graduation with my friends. 




Celebrating my graduation with my Cooperative teacher Danielle. 

Celebrating my graduation with NYU Professors Catherine Milne and Pam Abder. 


I have a many good memories with them but I will mention 2: 


1. I call her Dr. Cath teacher’s teacher because Danielle, my cooperative teacher at ICE, regards her as a best teacher at NYU. She is a teacher who I look forward to seeing every day. Soon, I am going to miss her because I'm graduating from NYU this month. 


NYU will never run out money. However, I feel like, if NYU run out money, Dr. Cath would still buy lab equipment’s for us from her own money. 


Danielle likes her for modeling patience, honesty, courage, perseverance, wisdom, responsibility, generosity, and a commitment to lifelong learning to the best of her ability each and every day in her classroom. However, I like her for a different reason: she helped me develop a Sustainable Chemistry Website, 


Sustainable Chemistry Lab


2. Dr. Pam Abder is a very intelligent, warm and caring, professor, who has a very close bond with her students, and makes learning --a wonderful and entertaining experience for all of us but I admire her for a different reason. Dr.Pam Abder is a very caring teacher is always willing to compromise her own free time to helping her students.She got very excited when my 2-year old son gave an interview at Voice Of America and ever since-she encouraged me to push that forward: 


        Santa & Periodic Table 

Celebrating my graduation with 

NYU Prof. Jason Blonstein. 


I have many fond memories with him--but I will mention just 3: 


 1. It was 10/29/2014. A remarkable day for me because Jerusalem Post published my Op-ed  for the first time: "Trial of Malala" 


As I was walking to East Building classroom, I saw him standing outside. I did not know he was waiting for me until he embraced me to congratulate the fact that I was chosen as a columnist for JPost. 



2. He made frequent visit to ICE to observe my teaching. It was March 12, 2015. I was teaching electricity and magnetism. He was seating next to Danielle. I was not even aware his presence. However, later Danielle told me that he stood up ta few times especially when he saw me engaging my students to enhance their physics understanding. 


3. Earlier this month I decided to seriously look for a job for the first time in my life. Prof. Josan was so happy that he gifted me a tie which no only epresents a symbolic “good luck” but also demonstrates the beauty between a student-teacher relationship. I will treat my students much the same way Prof. Jason has treated me.




Celebrating NYU graduation with my the members of my family. 

List of the people congratulated me on my graduation 

Chris Griffith, my cooperative teacher at East Side

Rashidul Bari