The Annual Employee Campaign Really Does Make a Difference!

The Employee Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 to address the financial needs of incoming students, and, in the course of just two years, the Employee Scholarship Fund has provided more than $33,000 to our students thanks to NEIT staff and faculty’s generosity.

As students enroll for the October quarter, many of them, even with financial aid awards, still fall short financially and may have been precluded from obtaining an education at NEIT.  Due to your generosity and that of others in the community, nearly $65,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 27 students. Contributions to the Employee Scholarship Fund, the General Scholarship Fund and the Alumni Scholarship Fund have made these awards possible.  If you have participated in past Employee Campaigns and designated your contributions to any one of those funds, or participated in the Annual Alumni Golf Tournament, you have had a “direct” impact on the future of these students.  And that is something of which you should be very proud.

Scholarships awarded to new students starting October, 2015

First Name Last Name Technology Degree
Amaral Eliacin Mechanical Engineering AS
Sam Ulubiyo Video & Audio Production AS
Noah Chace Mechanical Engineering BS
Christopher Connors Paramedic AS
Shannon Conroy Architecture BS
Gagny Diawara Welding Engineering AS
John Falvey Cyber Security BS
Kelsey Figueiredo Automotive AS
Elmer Fuentes Vargas IT Software BS
Joseph Gemma Elec Tech Renewable Energy/Electrical AS
Gwendolynn Jones Digital Media Production BS
Edwin Laboy Welding Engineering AS
Jeremy Larimer Mechanical Engineering AS
Cameo Lobo Mechanical Engineering BS
Carly McGee Criminal Justice BS
Teddy Misitsakis Electrical Engineering BS
Terrance Myers Respiratory Care AS
John Perry Criminal Justice AS
Lisa Reagan Criminal Justice BS
Eric Rivera Digital Media Production BS
Korie Robinson Video Game Design AS
Michael Roderick Automotive AS
Jacob Russo Digital Media Design AS
Scott Vereen IT Software BS

Department-specific scholarships will be awarded to current students who apply for these scholarships during the annual scholarship application period now underway.  Current students are urged to apply for the many scholarships available within their technology, as well as for a range of scholarships funded by friends of the college.

IT Student and Army Veteran Receives Scholarship

Kyle Daun

Kyle Daun

Congratulations to Kyle Daun, a Bachelor of Science degree student in NEIT’s Information Technology/Cybersecurity program, on receiving a generous scholarship from Lighthouse Computer Services through Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s Bioscience and Information Technology Industry Association. Lighthouse Computer Services awards scholarships to Rhode Island students enrolled in Information Technology programs at a Rhode Island college or university and with an affiliation to one of the five U.S. Military branches. Kyle enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served as a Military Police Officer for 12 years, stationed in Missouri, Germany, Hawaii and Virginia. Knowing a college degree would advance his career, this devoted husband and father of four young boys decided to enroll at NEIT. Still in the Army Reserves Kyle stated, “Enlisting in the Army after high school was the best choice for me.”  This well-deserved scholarship could not have been awarded to a more worthy individual. Great job, Kyle!

Scholarship Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $80,000!


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New England Tech hosted its 6th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, July 13, 2015, at Alpine Country Club in Cranston, RI.

Thirty-five foursomes competed for the tournament’s number one spot.  Congratulations goes to the 1st place foursome of Tom Forsythe, John Sayles, Frank Previti and Brendan McLaughlin from DiSanto, Priest & Co.  Each of these players received a $150 gift certificate to La Masseria Restaurant in East Greenwich, RI. For Tom Forsythe (pictured in the red shirt) the event was especially exciting when he shot a hole-in-one on the 12th hole, winning a Krank Golf Formula 5 Driver sponsored by BMW of Warwick. Tom also won the “closest to the pin” contest since you can’t get much closer than that!

Second place winners were Robert Rainville, Alan Lao, John McNulty and Charlie Perry representing Ruggieri Brothers, Inc.  Each player received a $100 gift certificate to Besos Tea House in East Greenwich, RI.  Third place went to Greg Coady, Matt Finger, Kerry Cole, and John Feldman representing Chartwells.  Each player received a $50 gift certificate to Bistro 9 in East Greenwich, RI.  Our thanks to these establishments for their generous donations.

Winners of the Longest Drive contest were Robin Degraide from Design Fabricators and Nick Soares from Anodyne, Corporation.

The success of the golf tournament is attributed sponsors, players and in-kind donors.  It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge those sponsors who made the tournament one to remember.

Platinum Sponsors

DiFazio Site Corporation

Regan Heating and Air Conditioning


Rossi Electric

Silver Sponsors


TD Bank

DiSanto Priest & Co.

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

DiPrete Engineering 

Bronze Sponsors                                 

Anodyne Corporation

Checkmate Consulting Group

Dennis Leonardo Builders, Inc.

Delta Dental of RI, Inc.

Design Fabricators, Inc.

RIBI Security

Roney & Labinger

Ruggieri Brothers, Inc.

Saccoccio & Associates, Inc.

Shawmut Metal Products

Synet, Inc.

United Health Services of RI, Inc.

Reception Sponsor

Portfolio Strategy Group 

Cart Sponsor

Shawmut Design & Construction 

Lunch/Grille Sponsor


Affinity Partner Sponsor

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Print Sponsor

Omni Printing 

Shirt Sponsor

WB Mason

Hole-In-One Sponsor

BMW of Warwick

Refreshment Sponsors

Ocean Spray and George DaCosta

Foley Food Service


Tee Sponsors

Action Auto Parts

AMPM Facility Services

Big Blue Bug Solutions

Bucci Insurance Group

Cox Media

Crown Supply Company

East Greenwich Rotary

Electrical Wholesalers, Inc.

Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC

J.J. McNamara and Son, Inc.

Ocean Spray

Pioneeer Financial and Don Horn

Plantasia Interiors

Reynolds, Inc.

Rhode Island Cleaning Services, Inc.

Rice Machinery

Robert N. Karpp, Co.

Scituate Lumber

Target Direct Marketing, Inc.

Whalley Computers

Local High School Automotive Students Score Big

12-Automotive Winner

Justin Suttles

The annual Ocean State Automotive Contest, hosted by New England Tech in cooperation with the Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association, is a chance for high school seniors to demonstrate their technical abilities in the automotive field.  This competition involves different work stations in which students are asked to complete certain tasks or to troubleshoot technical “bugs” within a 10 minute time limit that is set for each station. The individual workstations include brakes, steering and suspension, electrical and electronics, heating and air conditioning, engine repair, parts identification and engine performance.

This year’s Rhode Island winners from Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, Justin Suttles and Shawn Teague, received a one year tuition scholarship to New England Tech and a set of Snap-On tools. The second and third place teams were awarded $1500 and $1000 tuition scholarships respectively.  Justin and Shawn earned the right to compete at the National Automotive Dealers Competition sponsored by the Greater New York Automotive Dealers Association in New York City.

In addition, Justin and Shawn won first place at the state level for the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition held at Firestone Tire in Warwick, RI. The competition criteria was similar to that of the Ocean State Automotive Contest.  This dynamic duo produced a flawless vehicle at the state contest which afforded them the opportunity to travel to Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, for the national competition held in June.

As Justin stated, “Knowing that I could have a year free of schooling is opening new doors for me and it’s a great experience. New England Tech was really encouraging and had really high standards during the competitions. They have a great degree program.”

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Automotive Technology, Automotive Technology with High Performance and Automotive Service Management Technology

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email 

Happy Retirement, Arlene Potvin

Arlene PotvinBest wishes to Arlene Potvin who retired from New England Tech on June 30, 2015.  Since 2001, Arlene has served as the Office of Teaching and Learning’s Program Coordinator for  the Feinstein Enriching America Program.

Arlene has worn many hats during her time at NEIT. First, she was a student in what was then called the Computerized Business Management Technology program earning her Associate in Science degree and membership in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Arlene continued her studies in Business Management Technology while working as a lab assistant.  In 2000 she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Technology, also receiving the “Best of Tech” award. Arlene served as an adjunct faculty member teaching Accounting I, PowerPoint and Word Processing.

The NEIT community extends its thanks to Arlene for her years of dedicated service to the college as well as to this most worthwhile program, and wishes her good health and happiness.

Golf Tournament Sells Out For the 2nd Year

6th Annual New England Tech Scholarship Golf Tournament Sells Out For the Second Year!!

2014 1st Place Foursome Flagship Staffing

We are just a few days away from the 6th Annual New England Tech Scholarship Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, July 13th at Alpine Country Club!

Each year the college hosts a golf tournament to raise money for student scholarships.  For the second year, the tournament is being held at Alpine, and once again, the demand to play in the tournament has been overwhelming. The tournament is completely sold out with 144 players.

The success of the tournament is marked by the support that the college receives from its benefactors in the community. Again this year, our past sponsors and players have renewed their support.

We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge that the event would not be successful without the NEIT staff members who volunteer to make sure that our participants enjoy their day.

If you would like to support the event you can still participate by sponsoring a hole, donating a raffle or auction prize, or by simply making a monetary donation. Contact Joan Segerson Director of Development and Alumni Relations at ext. 3704 or

For more tournament information, visit

Hit the Links for NEIT Students

Flagship Staffing - 2014 Tournament’s Winning Foursome

Flagship Staffing – 2014 Tournament’s Winning Foursome

Mark your calendar for Monday, July 13, 2015, when the 6th annual New England Tech Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston. For the third consecutive year, Terry Regan, President of Regan Heating and Air Conditioning, and 1984 NEIT grad Vincent Rossi, President of Rossi Electric, will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for this year’s tournament. More than $83,000 was raised at the 2014 tournament to benefit NEIT’s Scholarship Fund.

The financial success of any fundraising event depends greatly on the generosity of sponsors. The 2015 Golf Committee is proud to announce this year’s sponsors to date. Platinum Sponsors: Regan Heating and Air Conditioning and DiFazio Site Corporation; Titanium Sponsor: Rossi Electric; Silver Sponsors: Chartwells, TD Bank, and DiSanto Priest & Co.; and Bronze Sponsors: Ruggieri Brothers, Inc., Synet, Inc., RI Security, Shawmut Metal Products, and Roney & Labinger, LLP.

“The golf tournament is a great way to connect with co-workers, alumni, sponsors, vendors and friends of the college while raising scholarship money for our students,” stated Joan Segerson, NEIT’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations. “Last year’s tournament was a great success on every level, and the 2015 Golf Committee is anxious to keep the momentum going.”

If you are interested in playing in the tournament or donating a tee sign, raffle item or auction prize, email Joan Segerson at or call ext. 3704. For more tournament information, visit


RI SANS Cyber Aces State Championship

SANS Cyber Aces Online makes available, free and online, selected courses from the professional development curriculum offered by The SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training. SANS goal in making these courses available as open courseware is to help grow the talent pool and accelerate the rate at which skilled cyber professionals can enter the information security industry – filling mission critical jobs currently going unfilled.

The course covers the three foundation areas of information security.

□ Networking □ Operating Systems Systems Administration

The Rhode Island SANS Cyber Aces State Championship

Top performers in the SANS Cyber Aces Online will be invited to an online State Championship on June 27, 2015, to compete for top honors and scholarships. Qualified participants will compete in SANS NetWars. SANS NetWars is a suite of hands-on, interactive learning scenarios that enable information security professionals to develop and master the real-world, in-depth skills they need to excel in their field.


Take the three free tutorial modules and online quizzes in SANS Cyber Aces Online before June 4, 2015, for an opportunity to be invited to the online championship.NEIT_Logo_282_136_TAG


AWARDS: New England Institute of Technology will award scholarships to the top three finalists.

Current New England Institute of Technology students is not eligible for scholarships and scholarships can only be applied to full time degree program at NEIT.

The Rhode Island SANS Cyber Aces State Championship is hosted in partnership with the New England Institute of Technology.

Visit for more information.


1st place winners in automotive contest awarded scholarships

A GREAT PROGRAM: Pictured from left to right are Justin Suttles, Shawn Teague, William McCaffrey and Bill Cilli. They are standing around one of the cars used for practice in the automotive center. All agreed that taking home two first place wins is accredited to the amazing program offered at the Warwick Career and Technical Center.

From Warwick Beacon:


Two Warwick students, Justin Suttles and Shawn Teague, finished first in the 2015 Ocean State Automotive Technology Competition.

Every year the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), along with the Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association, hosts the statewide competition.

Students are chosen for the competition based on their grades and senior status. Shawn, from Pilgrim, and Justin, from Toll Gate, both in their final year of high school, have some of the top grades in their program.

“It was exciting to know that we were up against other kids who were the best in their programs, too,” Shawn said in an interview last week.

Bill Cilli, instructor for the Career Center’s Automotive Program, said both boys put in 20 to 30 hours of extra work to prepare for the competition.

“We would meet after school some days or on Saturdays when no one was around and they could really focus. They worked hard for this,” Cilli said.

Justin said that both he and Shawn had worked so hard they felt very confident at the beginning of the competition. Even if they were just a little nervous, they had “good standing” going in.

Justin believes more students could benefit from the center’s programs.

“Other students should want to be working with their hands, not just watching TV to learn something,” Justin said.

Shawn said, “More people should strive to be a part of this program. The workforce needs more people who are ready to work and have hands-on experience.”

As winners, Shawn and Justin received a Snap On toolkit and a paid trip to New York City to compete at the National Automotive Technology Competition on the weekend of April 6-8.

Cilli said that without NEIT’s help, his students, as well as others, wouldn’t ever have the chance to go to the national competition.

“New England Tech really stepped up for our students,” Cilli said. “They help give our students opportunities to be proud of their skills.”

Shawn and Justin also won $22,000 scholarships to NEIT.

“New England Tech was really encouraging and had really high standards during the competition. They have a great degree program.”

The two students and their instructor, Cilli, said that there would be a lot of practicing between now and the national competition.

To Read the entire story visit The Warwick Beacon: 1st place winners in automotive contest awarded scholarships – Warwick Beacon.

2014 Scholarship Awards


On Friday, December 5th, 45 outstanding New England Tech students were honored at the 2014 Scholarship Awards presentation held at the East Greenwich campus. Scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1500, were provided to students for their academic achievements by numerous benefactors including the NEIT Alumni Association, several trade organizations as well as through memorial scholarships in honor of a friend, staff member, or faculty member of New England Tech. Congratulations to the following students:

NEIT Alumni Scholarship

Lauren Anderson MSOT

Peter Butler MSOT

Kyle Daun CYBT

Adina Downing VPM

Julie Hill MSOT

Tracy King MSOT

Hollie Palacio HIM

Bob Dupuis Scholarship

Saskiah Vargas-Walton MCTB

Arthur Mallon MCTB

Bridgestone/Firestone Scholarship

Sunny Mistry AAUT

Savannah Monteiro ASM

Mychael Hart AUT

Compass Group/Chartwells Scholarship

Nicole Cioffi CJB

John-Michael Diosa ITBS

Stanley Leo DRA

Dawn Lorenz ST

Christian Molina ITBS

Wendy Osario ST

East Greenwich Rotary Scholarship

Sherika Parfitt ITBS

Tiffany Samuels MSIT

Matthew J. Fandetti Memorial Scholarship

Daphne Kim Rodriguez RC

Robert Smith HIM

David Lindstrom MT

Blake Pierce BCC

Steven Seminara Scholarship

Sean Foster MCTB

Patricia Silvestre-DaSilva Memorial Scholarship

Sidney Siegel ITA

Dr. Robert Shapiro Nursing Scholarship

Heather Pion NUR

William R. Talladay Memorial Scholarship

Joshua Keyes ITB

Textron Diversity Scholarship

Sarah Boettner PTA

Laurel Cost CMA

Zbingniew Dawkins MSIT

Tara Falck MSOT

WW Grainger, Inc. HVAC Scholarship

Jeffrey Lenihan RACH

Daniel Acton RACH

John Pommenville Jr. RACH

Ryan Ortega PLBH

Shou Li Li RACH

Dr. Marcia R. Gilman Nursing Scholarship

Ernestine Vaill-Laroque NUR

Regan Heating and Air Conditioning Scholarship

Joshua Loper RACH

Dr. William H. Rizzini Interior Design Scholarship

Lindsey Leigh Maiuri IDA

Rossi Electric Scholarship

John DiVerdi ELYRE

RI Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

Kristina DellaPosta VET

Dr. Curt Schilling Scholarship

Joshua Parker VDGA

Andrew Laychak VDEB

Joanna Donofrio GMW