New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NYCTCM), a higher education institution with a fully-accredited three-year Master’s Program in acupuncture and a four-year Master’s Program in Oriental medicine, recently celebrated its relocation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new office on Old Country Road. NYCTCM staff were excited to welcome everyone to the new facility, which is housed in three floors of the office building and contains classrooms, a study room, a library, a clinic, administrative offices and student and faculty lounges.
More than 100 guests celebrated the occasion, including Senator Jack Martins, Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss, Nassau County Executive representative Anne DeMichael, Mineola Chamber of Commerce President Tony Lubrano, Tronex International President Donald Chu, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture President Dr. Thomas Burgoon, Traditional Chinese Medicine Alumni Association of America General Secretary Dr. Decheng Chen, and members of the NYCTCM board of trustees Lois Beckerman, Sun Pei, Tammy Tsao, Libang Zhang and Lawrence Jones.
Delivering the introduction, Beckerman, chair of the NYCTCM board of trustees, said, “Dr. Chen, Dr. Bare, all of these professors, teachers, and educators put their heart and soul into this environment.”
NYCTCM offers flexible scheduling with classes mostly on weekends and a friendly family-style atmosphere that encourages stress-free learning. NYCTCM accepts new and transfer students at the beginning of each trimester, in September, January and May.
NYCTCM received congratulations from key figures in the local community.
“This is another step in the right direction; the larger community has the opportunity to learn and have access to alternative health care benefits and ways of treating people,” said Senator Martins, after reminiscing about a past visit to the old facility, just blocks away. “We are training not only people who need it but we are also training future practitioners and future doctors right here in our community.”
Dr. Yemeng Chen, president of NYCTCM, concluded, “It’s the 20th anniversary of our college; we still keep our core values compassion, tradition, integration, innovation. So I hope…tomorrow, it will be a bright future of our college and our goal, I think, will be to be one of the best acupuncture schools in the United States.”
NYCTCM will also celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. The facility is now located at 200 Old Country Rd., Suite 500, in Mineola. Visit www.nyctcm.edu or call 516-739-1545 for more information.