Faculty Update: New Assistant Professor

Sal Gelsomino

Sal Gelsomino

Sal Gelsomino, Assistant Professor Information Technology

Sal has made the transition from being an adjunct instructor to full-time instructor at NEIT. For the past 14 years, he has taught in the Network Engineering concentration of the IT program. As part of his instruction, he has prepared students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

While teaching part-time at NEIT, Sal was a mathematics teacher at Shea High School in Pawtucket and at North Providence High School. In addition, he instructed students in the Cisco Networking Academy and coached after-school athletics at Shea. In North Providence, he was yearbook advisor and also a coach. Sal’s business background includes several years as Membership Manager at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island where he managed staff and ensured agency compliance with state and federal guidelines. Sal has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics, both from Providence College.

 

New Scholarship Established

PMA

Special thanks to (from left): Bob Litchfield, PMA New England District Chair; Doug Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at NEIT; Bob Dupuis, Regional Manager, Dayton Progress Corporation; John Rogers, PMA New England Secretary/Treasurer; Barbara Gallonio, PMA New England District Director; Ollie Silveira, PMA New England; Joe Palmer, PMA New England Program Chair.

NEIT is pleased to announce that the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) – New England District has generously established a $2500 scholarship in honor of Bob Dupuis, Regional Manager of Dayton Progress Corporation, a PMA member and training presenter for the Association boasting 27 years of experience in this industry. PMA is a full-service 900 member trade association representing the $113 billion metalforming industry in North America.

Based on established criteria, scholarships will be awarded to two outstanding NEIT Mechanical Engineering Technology students in the Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs. Precision Metalforming will participate in the selection process and awards ceremony held at NEIT in December, 2014.

 

Faculty News: New Electrical Instructor

Edmund "Ed" Borges

Edmund “Ted” Borges

Edmund “Ted” Borges, Instructor Electrical Technology

Ted Borges comes to New England Tech with a wealth of experience in the industrial controls industry. Ted started his career as an electrical engineer designing and programming PLC-based systems for industrial process machinery and then progressed to management. Later, he worked in a sales position as a Global Accounts Manager for GE Fanuc Automation, managing global strategies with the company’s Fortune 500 partners.

In addition, Ted started his own industrial automation consulting firm, using his expertise in PLC controls, operator interfaces, HMI/SCADA programming, motion control, and AC/DC drive applications. As the principal in the firm, he managed everything from sales, to execution, to training and technical support for clients.

Ted has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a Computer Engineering focus from Brown University.

 

VAP/DRA Students Learn Etiquette

VAPFilm Set Etiquette, that is! Local filmmaker/actor and NEIT Digital Recording Arts (DRA) Technology graduate, Tom DeNucci, presented students and alumni with tips on what to do and what not to do as a production assistant on set. On Saturday, April 19th, Tom was at the East Greenwich campus along with a film crew that included assistant director, Jon Schermerhorn, also a New England Tech Video & Audio Production (VAP) Technology grad. Those who attended got real world advice from the pros and practiced making a good impression on set. Here’s what some NEIT students had to say. “It’s the little things that make a big impact on set,” stated Sebastian Cruz, a Quarter 3 VAP student. “What a great way to get your foot in the door,” according to Eric Rudman, a DRA Quarter 7 student.

Having worked as an actor/producer/director on films such as Self Storage and Inkubus, Tom will soon begin production on a new movie, Almost Mercy, a psychological thriller. He is shooting this film in Rhode Island and hopes that some of the students from the workshop will become production assistants on the film. “We may be PAs but we will be the best PAs on set. I learned so much,” stated Haley Dutra, a Quarter 7 DRA student.

Another key player, Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office, opened the event and offered some sound advice on looking for work in the state. VAP and DRA students may contact him at the RI Film and Television Office to learn about job opportunities at steven.feinberg@arts.ri.gov, 401-222-3456, or www.film.ri.gov.

Special thanks to Tom Strolla, Professor/Department Chair, Video and Audio Production/Digital Recording Arts; Sally Kingsbury, Professor, Video and Audio Production/Digital Recording Arts; and Joan Segerson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, for putting this workshop together to benefit our VAP and DRA students and grads.

Staff Update: New Instructional Designer

Denise Gautreau

Denise Gautreau

Denise Gautreau, Office of Teaching and Learning Instructional Designer

Denise joins New England Tech as an Instructional Designer, ready to assist faculty with the college’s initiatives to increase our online presence by offering effective online learning experiences for our students. Her skills include project management, research, problem solving, teaching/communication, and instructional design and technology. She started her career as a research assistant in the subject areas of electrical engineering, biology, biochemistry, and then as a scientist in cardiovascular, metabolic, and endocrine disease for Pfizer.

In the past few years, she has worked in instructional design and technology as an intern at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Roger Williams University, as part of her M.Ed. program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Denise has created and developed e-Learning modules, written tutorial documentation for faculty and students, designed and built review modules, and designed, shot and edited a scientific instructional video.

Denise has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Rutgers University, a Master of Science in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island, and is a M.Ed. candidate in Instructional Design at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a Master Gardener at the University of Rhode Island and volunteers as a windsurfing counselor with New England Science and Sailing.

 

 

Faculty Update: New Vet Tech Lab Assistant

Nick VET Tech

Nicolas Raimondi

Nicolas Raimondi, Lab Assistant Veterinary Technology

Nick joins the Veterinary Technology Department, bringing a commitment to caring for domesticated animals and wildlife. He has worked as a Veterinary Assistant and a Veterinary Technician in veterinary clinics and animal hospitals in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, performing such duties as triage, assisting in the ICU, as well as supervising and training staff. In his most recent position, primarily as an anesthesia technician at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, he has worked in emergency, intensive care, surgery, neurology, radiology and MRI.

His experience as an instructor includes serving as the Technician Training Coordinator at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, where he wrote the technician training manual, developed a level of skills checklist and testing system, and organized in-house continuing education programs. He was also an instructor in the Veterinary Assistant Certificate program at Asnuntuck Community College.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire. He has served on the Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association Board of Directors as the corresponding secretary and as a liaison between the RI state board and the national board and as the certification chair responsible for checking the credentials of the certified veterinary technicians in the state of RI. He is working towards obtaining his Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) certification in anesthesiology. Nick has been a Wildlife Care Volunteer in the Tufts Wildlife Clinic and at the Laughing Brook Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

NEIT named in Top 10 HVAC programs

We are pleased to have been featured as one of ten Bachelor Degree college programs for HVAC by HVACclasses.org.

From HVAC classes.org 

Getting an education in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can be a wonderful first step towards a rewarding and interesting career. While many new HVAC technicians choose to stop with a certificate or a two-year degree, plenty of others want to continue their education to have the best opportunity to enter the workforce farther up the ladder. For these students, earning a Bachelor’s Degree from one of the schools on this list is a great place to start. Represented here are HVAC Bachelor’s Degree programs as well as programs that are natural extensions of a beginning HVAC education, including facilities management and operations management .

At the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, students can pursue a two-year degree in HVAC. From there, graduates are eligible to continue their studies at NEIT and pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management Technology. Graduates of this program will have a fundamental understanding of HVAC technologies in addition to background in the technologies that are driving global business overall. NEIT graduates can go on to purse a career in HVAC repair, or start their own business with the knowledge they have gained.

Click the link for the complete list of 10 Top HVAC Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, including Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Technology.

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

Best of the Best

Best of Tech 2014 2The 17th Annual Best of Tech Awards was held on April 25, 2014, at the East Greenwich campus. Each year, the college’s Office of Teaching and Learning recognizes outstanding students from each New England Tech technology program for their academic and personal achievements. During the Winter quarter, department chairs nominate students that meet the established criteria.

These requirements include eligibility to graduate in May, 2014, outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteering within the community, overcoming obstacles, and the ability to serve as a positive role model.

The Best of Tech award offers recipients the opportunity to highlight this achievement on their resumes, giving them an advantage as they seek employment in their chosen fields.

In addition, Best of Tech award recipients may also apply for one of five of the prestigious Tech Scholar Awards. Tech Scholars are selected by a panel of NEIT administrative staff and faculty who evaluate each of the candidate’s applications.

Tech Scholars 2014 2

The 2014 Tech Scholars pictured with Doug Sherman, NEIT Senior Vice President and Provost, are (from left): Peter T. Sauvageau, Louis Rossi III, Tamena Amini, and Richard J. Flores. Front row: Alexander D. Byrnes.

Congratulations to all.

Best of Tech and Tech Scholars 2014

Tamena  Amini CJ

David M. Balls EST

Darren  Bathgate IT

Ryan A. Beaulieu ITS

Jonathan R. Benoit OTA

Andrew  M. Biederka ASM

Renee M. Breton ST

Alexander D. Byrnes GDS

Silas J. Campbell VDVA

Francis  Carbah Jr ITN

Thomas  G. Cute III CYB

RichardJ. Flores CJ

Bryan Howard ELY

Peter D. Huckins AAUT

Jameson Infantino AAHP

Shawn  L. Isom  MGT

Joseph  J. Jannerelli PLB

Brian H. Josephs MCT

Lisa A. Lagreca   GMW Multimedia

Tawan   M. LaRiviere CMA

Shanice  L. Lobo RC

Erik P. Lougee ITS

Caitlin Lucke ID

Jessica  McMahon Nur

Jason Meyer RAC

Andrew  S. Miele ABT

Casey Morle OT

Tonya Nappa Nur

Ian E. Olson ABT

Whitney M. Phillips MT

Matthew S. Pochebit VET

Thomas  Prenda ELT

Sean P. Resendes ACR

Louis Rossi, III MCT

Kejon Sampson CMT

Tiffany A. Samuels ITN

Peter T. Sauvageau PTA

Colleen Short ID

KaidianV. Smith DRA

Kathryn A. Smith VDEA

Vanio Tavares VAP

Brandy  K. Taylor HIM

LaShanna Taylor Sweeney MGT

David R. Whynot BCC

Stephanie Witt GMW Graphic

 

 

Civil Engineering Technology Comes to NEIT

Beginning in the fall, 2014, quarter, New England Tech will add an Associate in Science degree program in Civil Engineering Technology (CET) to its list of offerings. Graduates of this program may matriculate into the Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering Technology currently under development.

The new CET program will prepare graduates to serve as an integral member of the engineering and construction team. A Civil Engineering Technologist designs, engineers, analyzes, and assists in the supervision of building construction and infrastructure projects such as roadways, bridges, and environmental facilities. The program emphasizes the practical application of construction technology and engineering principles that include the engineering, economic, safety, technical, and aesthetic requirements of a project while applying the scientific and technical aspects of materials, soils, planning, surveying, structures, environmental systems, and construction.

Civil Engineering Technology courses focus on civil engineering technology fundamentals including: computer aided drafting geared for the Civil Engineering industry (e.g., AutoCAD Civil 3D), construction documents, estimating, materials, structural analysis and design, surveying, and soil mechanics. Students will also conduct field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials and use computer applications to solve technical problems.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, including Civil Engineering Technology.

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

Special Olympians Learn Automotive Skills

Michael Isabella, Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology, along with Dr. Robin Schutt, Assistant Provost, developed an innovative program involving Special Olympics Rhode Island, and NEIT’s Automotive Technology department, based on a similar program Mike initiated while employed at West Bay Vocational (now Coventry Career Center.) Robin has been a dedicated volunteer for Special Olympics for four years serving in various capacities including Excelsior for the 2013 Penquin Plunge. Through their concerted efforts, a winning program was created at New England Tech.

With the help of volunteer automotive students, faculty and staff, twelve Special Olympians will visit NEIT’s Center for Automotive Technology for six weeks. In two hour sessions, one day per week, the Olympians will learn basic automotive skills that include car maintenance such as washing and vacuuming, along with basic lighting and safety checks.

Special thanks to students Tom Rawlinson, Joe Zing, Zack Casper, Mike Hogan, Wayne Turley Jr., Daniel Champagne, and Jake Gelacek along with faculty and staff members Herb Gowdey, Derek Martel, Norm Messinger, Dan Perry and Donald Champigny, Sr., for sharing their time and talent with the Special Olympians and giving back to our community.