Kathy Ireland stepped out from behind the lectern. She took the microphone with her. Was this going to be one of those defining moments when years from now people would still say that was “the Ireland at NEIT episode?” What might the woman who appeared in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues – and who is also an actress, author and chair, CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide – do?
Was she going to model the cape that moments before had been draped around her neck as she received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree Sunday at New England Institute of Technology’s commencement ceremony at the Rhode Island Convention Center? Might she do something even more daring?
Whatever was going to happen, the news photographers weren’t going to miss it. They trained their telephoto lenses on Ireland. The 1,175 grads and their families and friends craned their necks to see the stage and the screens showing Ireland bigger than life. Ireland had everyone’s attention. She’s good at grabbing attention. She twisted to demonstrate how she would model a swimsuit.
Click the link to read entire Warwick Beacon story, Ireland tells grads how to design lives for success – Warwick Beacon.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Over a lifetime, the average U.S. college graduate will earn at least $800,000 more than the average high school graduate, a study published Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows.
That’s after accounting for the high cost of college tuition and the four years of wages lost during the time it takes to complete a typical undergraduate degree, the researchers found.
“Although there are stories of people who skipped college and achieved financial success, for most Americans the path to higher future earnings involves a four-year college degree,” wrote Mary Daly, the San Francisco Fed’s associate director of research, and Leila Bengali, a research associate, in the latest Economic Letter from the regional Fed bank.
In short – “college is still worth it.”
Click the link to read entire story Skip college, forfeit $800,000: Fed study – Yahoo News.
Ireland is chairwoman, chief executive officer and chief designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, which markets 15,000 products. Forbes Magazine says her company has annual merchandise sales of $2 billion. Institute officials also characterized her as a “powerful advocate for women and children in need.”
The school gave Ireland and Cheryl Merchant honorary doctor of humane letter degrees. Merchant is president and chief executive officer of Rhode Island’s Hope Global, a 131-year-old textile manufacturing company that employs 700 people around the world. “If I can do it, you can do it,” Ireland told the standing-room-only audience at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Tech Graduates and their families show their pride on Twitter during the commencement ceremony.
Billboard Hot 100 artist and New England Tech alum, Iyaz stopped by campus for a visit after attending Sunday’s commencement ceremony where two of his cousins received their Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Recording Arts.
— New England Tech (@NEInstituteTech) May 6, 2014
Our 2014 Commencement as seen through our grads and their families via Instagram
Commencement 2014 by Slidely Slideshow
NEIT online RN program gains accreditation
New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) has received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for its fully online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program.
As Rhode Island’s only online RN-BSN program, Registered Nurses will be prepared to meet the demands of the health care field by expanding and enhancing their nursing education. This program will train students for leadership roles and graduate studies in nursing with the next cohort beginning in October 2014.
Click Link to read entire story NEIT online RN program gains accreditation – Warwick Beacon.
For more information about Nursing or our completely online RNBSN programs, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.
Congratulations to New England Tech Alumni, Karrie Kratz from Gilbane Building Co, on being named Project Manager of the year!
The 2013 AGC of CT Industry Recognition Award winners are:
Public Owner of the Year: Thomas Trutter, University of Connecticut Health Center;
Private Owner of the Year: George S. Logan, Aquarion Water Company;
Designer of the Year: Richard T. Connell, S/L/A/M Collaborative;
GC/CM of the Year: Jonathan Miller, C.H. Nickerson & Co., Inc.;
Subcontractor of the Year: Joseph S. Milazzo, S.G. Milazzo & Co.;
Supplier/Service Provider of the Year: Joseph Natarelli, Marcum, LLP;
Construction Supervisor of the Year: Timothy Crandall, The Berlin Steel Construction;
Project Manager of the Year: Karrie Kratz, Gilbane Building Co.;
Educator of the Year: Robert Hickey, van Zelm Engineers;
and Safety Professional of the Year: Adam Peters, KBE Building Corp.