The Alumni GRAD "BRAG"
So what do YOU have to brag about? How about promoting your own business, marketing a product you sell, or boasting about the company you work for? Did you get a promotion, win an award? Have you been asked to speak on a panel, run a seminar?
Additionally, WHERE ARE THEY NOW? is our most popular feature and tells everyone where you are currently working, what company you own or are running, and talks about your successes. We want to know, and so do your fellow classmates!
Lucille Jenkins-Garcia is not only persuing her Masters Degree at NEIT in Occupational Therapy (she received her AS in 2006) - she has become an important fixture at Therapy Missions, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving individuals with disabilities and their families the tools to become more self-sufficient in their rehabilitation process.
Jenkins-Garcia graduated from New England Institute of Technology with an Associate’s degree of Occupational Therapy in 2006, and in that same year she married her husband Harry. They now make their home in Danielson, CT. She is currently employed by a skilled nursing facility in Danielson, and is back at NEIT pursuing an accelerated BS/MS degree of Occupational Therapy, expected to graduate in September of 2012.
“I am excited to be a part of NEIT’s first MSOT class. I am proud to be one of the pioneers.”
Since 2007, Jenkins-Garcia has been a volunteer OT practitioner with Therapy Missions. The mission of Therapy Missions is to treat, teach, and train clients and their caregivers. One of the founders of Therapy Missions is NEIT's own, Carol Doehler, a popular professor here at NEIT. Since 2007, Jenkins-Garcia has embarked on three mission trips. The first two trips were to Juarez, Mexico, and the most recent trip was this past March to Danli, Honduras.
During these trips Occupational and Physical therapists showed families how to use buckets, cardboard, pool noodles, and PVC piping to construct adaptive seats, shower benches, mobility aids, and positioning devices.
Shanika Fraser shines in the islands. Twenty six-year-old Shanika V. Fraser's fascination with buildings and architecture brought her to NEIT for it's Architectural program, and her talents now have her as the Architect II/Assistant Project Manager with the Ministry of Communications and Works in the British Virgin Islands.
Ms. Fraser, a product of the Enis Adams Primary School, has spent most of her academic life in the United States but returned home after completing an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Building Engineering from the New England Institute of Technology.
She currently works as the Assistant Project Manager responsible for the Central Administrative Complex Air Quality Improvement Project, a job that she finds both intriguing and challenging.
According to Ms. Fraser, her main tasks are to plan, direct, review and provide technical advice on all initiatives that are required to bring the Central Administrative Complex Air- Quality Improvement Project to fruition.
She is also responsible for assisting in the overall management of ensuring the removal and replacement of the existing Roofing Membrane, the Interior Remediation Project and the Railing and Handrail Retrofit project.
She credits her determination to her parents, who according to her, instilled values to “me and my sister. They were always supportive in whatever we did.”
Victoria Leonor and William Lavery are a New England Tech Love Story, they met as classmates in 2005 in the Architectural and Building Technology program, graduated in 2007, and were married in 2009!
Bob Saluk and Dan Kelley, of Hudson and Marlborough, MA respectively, just opened B.B.S. Power Sports (Bikes, Boats and Sleds) at 706b Main St. in Hudson, MA. Both recently graduated NEIT with Associate Degrees in Marine Technology.
Mark Oltedale is top realtor for Wiechert. Since earning his degree in mechanical drafting back in 1983, NEIT alum, Mark Oltedale has taken his talents to the sales side of things and has become a successful real estate agent working for Weichert Realtors, Cress and Company, in East Greenwich. For true personal service, and fellow grad-advise, he encourages all New Engalnd Tech alumni, faculty, staff and students to contact him for any of their real estate needs.