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!
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.
Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu
Best 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.
6th Annual New England Tech Scholarship Golf Tournament Sells Out For the Second Year!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more tournament information, visit www.neit.edu/About-Us/Alumni-Association/Alumni-Golf-Tournament.
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.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
QUALIFYING ENDS: June 4, 2015
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 www.cyberaces.org for more information.
By KELCY DOLAN
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.
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
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
New England Tech kicked off its 2014 Employee Campaign on Wednesday, October 22nd, in the Regan Lounge at the college’s East Greenwich campus. The Campaign will run from October 22, 2014, through November 21, 2014; however, contributions to the Employee Campaign may be made anytime throughout fiscal year 2014-2015. Contributions to the Employee Campaign may be made through payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card.
An Employee Campaign is an important component of any college or university’s Annual Fund.
During the Campaign Kick-Off, President Gouse thanked everyone for their past campaign support and for attending this year’s Kick-Off. He shared the vision and plan for expanding the campus over the next several years and discussed the construction status of the first dorm and the importance of positioning the college to accommodate more out-of-state, residential students.
Bob Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration, recognized those employees who previously participated in the Employee Campaign and designated their donation to student scholarships. As a result of this generosity, 10 students facing financial difficulties will receive scholarships at this year’s awards presentation in December. He also noted that Information Technology, Building Construction, and Auxiliary Services, through their collective contributions, each attained the required $500 scholarship amount to provide awards to students designated by these three departments.