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Jul 17 2014

Medical Students Transition from Classroom to Clinic

Jul 15 2014

NYIT Awards Research Grants

Jul 15 2014

NYIT’s M.S. in Instructional Technology Approved in Abu Dhabi

Jul 10 2014

NYIT Names Executive Director for Abu Dhabi Campus

Jul 10 2014

NYIT Researcher Continues Discoveries of Links Between Thyroid Hormones and Heart Health

Jul 23 2014

NYIT New Student Orientation Day 2!

Jul 25 2014

NYITCOM Campus Tour

Jul 25 2014

Émigré Physicians Program (EPP) Application Day

Jul 27 2014

Abu Dhabi Campus to Close for Eid Al Fitr

Jul 29 2014

Graduate Tuesdays

Barbara Karyo

Nominator

Jennifer

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Barbara Karyo is an artist, teacher and she is 71-years-old. A retired professor from Suffolk County Community College she believes in doing things that make her happy help her stay young, healthy and fulfilled.  Although retired she still teaches a ceramics class at Suffolk.  Her home has a beautiful studio filled with all of her work throughout the years.  Recently she was recognized in the press for her work helping to clean up a beach spill that dumped about 21 million plastic discs on the North Shore of Long Island.  Karyo and a friend decided to make the mishap into a fabulous work of art. She created a large fish that hangs in her studio out of the plastic discs and the head of the fish is crocheted out of plastic bags. She often takes plastic bags and crochets them into wonderful works of art such as handbags. Images of these items can be seen on her website at barbarakaryo.com.

When Kayo isn’t teaching or working in her studio she can often be found folk dancing 3-4 times a week, at the gym or gardening. When asked her secret to staying fit and vital in her seventies she simply said, "I think it’s a good sense of humor that keeps you going."

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