Campus Construction

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TO:         The College Community

FROM:  Richard I. Gouse, President

RE:          Campus Construction

I am pleased to announce the following exciting projects are underway at NEIT.

This fall, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will begin the construction of two buildings on the East Greenwich Campus.  The first building is a new 416-bed residence hall, the first residence hall built in our college’s 75-year history.  The four-story residence hall will be located approximately 200 yards to the south of the main building forming the southern end of an academic and residential campus green which will continue to develop over subsequent campus projects. The building will feature a façade of brick and metal paneling, with ample windows in student rooms and on the ground floor. The residence hall will offer a mixture of unit types for its students, including traditional single and double occupancy rooms, and semi-suites. The facility will also feature student lounges, study rooms, a game room, a fire-placed lounge, and flexible spaces for multi-purpose use.

The second building will consist of an addition to the main building at 1 New England Tech Blvd and renovation of the existing dining area and kitchen.  The first floor will feature an expanded kitchen with multi-platform dining services, a restaurant/marketplace containing a variety of seating/dining arrangements, game areas, and gathering spaces.   The second floor will feature an outdoor patio, indoor lounge area and an 8,000 sq ft fitness center.  The third floor will consist of 8,400 sq. ft. of innovative classroom space.  Attached are renderings of the addition of the current building on the East Greenwich campus.

Concurrent with these two projects is the construction of a new loop road and an additional 400-car parking lot on the western side of the campus.

These projects mark a point of transformation for NEIT from a commuter college to a residential campus that will enhance the culture and enrich both the academic and social experience of students in positive ways.  If you have any questions related to these projects, please feel free to contact Pat Tracey, Director of Auxiliary Services, at extension 3540.

Welcome to the NEIT Community

We welcome the following individuals to the New England Tech community and wish them the best of luck in their new positions.

Taryn Aldrich

Taryn Aldrich

Taryn Aldrich, Coordinator of the Writing Center 

Taryn has been named Coordinator of the Writing Center in the Academic Skills Center.  For the past year, she has been teaching the AS 044 Reading for Technology class and has also worked in the Writing Center as a tutor.

Taryn has a Master’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University.  Taryn’s teaching and tutoring experience gives her a wealth of knowledge that will benefit the students at NEIT.

Taryn is looking forward to expanding the services of the Writing Center and reaching a greater portion of our student population.  She hopes to accomplish this by increasing Writing Center publicity via social media, enhancing the Writing Center website, and integrating virtual and peer-to-peer tutoring services as New England Tech continues to grow.  She also looks forward to collaborating with faculty to identify and address students’ needs when they visit the Writing Center.

Sarah Bosworth

Sarah Bosworth

Sarah Bosworth, Assistant Registrar

Sarah has joined NEIT as the Assistant Registrar and is responsible for assisting with all Registrar functions including scheduling, grade changes, term setup and maintenance of the student information system.  She brings more than ten years of work experience in higher education.

Sarah has a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in College Student Personnel and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island (URI).  While at URI, she worked in Residential Life, the Center for Academic Support, and tutored students.

After leaving URI, Sarah worked as a career counselor at an alternative high school and later returned to higher education where she spent the next ten years at Johnson & Wales University in Experiential Education and Career Services, Student Academic Services-SAS (also known as the Registrar’s office) and in the School for Online & Continuing Education.

Katie Jourdenais

Katie Jourdenais

Katie Jourdenais, Feinstein Enriching America Program Coordinator 

Katie will oversee the annual Feinstein Enriching America Awards program, as well as the quarterly Feinstein Enriching America Scholarship program. She will promote the Community Enrichment course amongst the student body by presenting to all English 102/331 classes each quarter. Katie will also instruct the Community Enrichment courses CE101/CE301. She will organize quarterly on-campus donation drives as part of the Feinstein Hunger Initiative. Prior to joining NEIT, Katie coordinated service-learning and volunteerism programs at Johnson & Wales University since 2005.  She served as an AmeriCorps VISTA from 2004-2005.  Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public and Community Service Studies from Providence College.

Welcome New Admissions Staff

Admissions Officers at New England Tech play a key role as they serve as the first point of contact for individuals interested in learning about the many programs officered at our college.  Once an individual enrolls at NEIT, the Admissions Officer then coordinates all enrollment-related activities such as academic testing and financial aid processing.  Admissions Officers may conduct campus tours as well as visit high schools, college fairs, and community colleges for recruiting purposes.  We welcome the following individuals to the New England Tech community and wish them the best of luck in their new positions.

Maria DeCristoforo

Maria DeCristoforo

Maria DeCristoforo, Admissions Officer

Before joining the Admissions team at NEIT, Maria served as an Admissions Representative for The Salter School and ITT Technical Institute.  She also was employed at several media companies serving as a producer for Channel 12, a freelance writer for local, national and international publications, and a talk show radio producer for the WHJJ Helen Glover Show. Maria also served as a modeling/television instructor as well as a sales specialist for two top modeling agencies.  She is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Lucy Fernandez

Lucy Fernandez

Lucy Fernandez, Admissions Officer

Lucy joins New England Tech with twelve years of experience working in technical education.  Most recently she served as the Executive

Director of Empire Beauty School in Boston.  Lucy has extensive management experience in retail/visual merchandising ranging from Chess King to Gucci Boston USA in Copley Place.  She also managed Bob the Chefs (restaurant with jazz venue) in Boston and started its catering division. Lucy also attended Northeastern University.


Kerrin Cano

Kerrin Cano

Kerrin Cano, International Admissions Specialist 

Kerrin will serve as NEIT’s International Admissions Specialist.  In her new role, Kerrin is responsible for all aspects of the international admissions process, including interacting with international students and agents in person, via email, and by telephone.

She also collaborates with Student Accounts and Student Support Services to facilitate the student’s successful arrival on campus.  Kerrin educates and advises students on rules and regulations pertaining to F-1 VISA and assists with the International Student Orientation.

Prior to joining NEIT, Kerrin served as an Outreach Coordinator at Lincoln Technical Institute.  Kerrin is currently a student at the University of Rhode Island and will soon complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology.

Laurence Spitz

Laurence Spitz

Laurence Spitz, High School Representative

Laurence will serve as the High School Representative covering the Long Island, New York area. He comes to NEIT with a wealth of experience in admissions and sales in addition to serving as founder and president of his own retail memorabilia/collectibles company.  He served as the Executive Advisor/Student Acquisition at DeVry College of New York/DeVry University for more than eleven years.  Laurence earned an MBA from the Keller School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wagner College.

Congratulations Karen Morgenstein!

Karen MorgensteinAnyone who has worked with Karen Morgenstein, lab assistant in the Occupational Therapy (OT) department, knows of her passion for the OT field.  As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for 37 years, Karen always speaks very highly of her profession and her experiences.  Karen is an amazing role model for New England Tech students.  She demonstrates the importance of her role as a COTA, recently being elected as President of the Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association (RIOTA).  NEIT students hope to be an avid and dynamic leader and practitioner as Karen Morgenstein.  Congratulations to Karen for being selected President of the RIOTA for a second term.

Associate Professor Completes Research Project

New England Tech would like to extend congratulations to Associate Professor, Dawn Edmonson on the completion of her research project.  Professor Edmonson’s research subject was Rhode Island’s Maker-Related Assets”.


New England Institute of Technology | Associate Professor, Department of Design + Architectural Building Technology & Humanities and Social Sciences

Source: Dawn Edmondson

Dawn Edmondson completed the research project “Rhode Island’s Maker-Related Assets” for our 2014-2015 Research Cycle. 

NEIT Employee Service Award


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During our twenty-fourth annual reception held on Friday, October 23rd, New England Tech is proud to celebrate and honor employees who have completed ten, twenty and thirty years of service to the college in 2015.  A commemorative plaque honoring the recipients of the “Employee Service Award” for this year was also unveiled.

The Honorees are as Follows

30 Years

Theresa C. Noe

Terry Lee Goffe

20 Years

John P. Szymkowicz

Robert R. Fogarty

Gina M. Winn

Virgilio N. Tavares

Cheryl L. MacDonald

10 Years

Karen E. Devine

Barbara L. Tassone

Catherine D. Ratliff

Mark A. Lite

Jennifer J. Hurley

Suzanne W. Gemma

William J. Murphy

Paula A. Allen

William C. Culbertson

Deana S. Games

Elaine P. Hopkins

Richard J. Heffernan, Sr.

Michelle A. Berard

Dynamic Changes in the Advanced Manufacturing and Welding Industries

If you missed it: Rhode Island Creative Magazine recently publish a great article about TWO of our NEW degree programs, Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Welding Engineering Technology.

Advance Manufacturing Welding Degrees Rhode Island Creative Magazine

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 Advanced Manufacturing Technology or Welding Engineering Technology.

More Information | Apply Now

Parking and Building Access in EG During Construction

Preparations have begun for construction of an addition to our building in East Greenwich.  The three-story addition will be located adjacent to the patio and will have connectivity from both the north and south wings of the existing facility.


A new 400-space parking lot is being developed adjacent to the secondary entrance off Division Road on the west side of the building.  This new lot should be available for use within the next few weeks.

In the interim, a temporary parking area has been established to accommodate any possible overflow requirements.  This temporary (unpaved) parking area is located next to the recreational field and can be accessed from New England Tech Boulevard.  An “additional parking” sign is posted at the lot entrance.  This lot should be used only when no other parking spaces are available.  Anyone who utilizes this lot should plan to move to one of the main lots before dark, as no lighting is available in this area and there should be no need for overflow parking in the late afternoon or evening.

Building Access

To promote safety within the new construction zone, effective today, access into the building via Stair 3, at the back of Tech Way and adjacent to the Bookstore, will be locked from the outside.  One of the two doors entering the Food Court from the patio will also be locked from the outside to limit pedestrian traffic in and around the construction area.  Emergency egress will be maintained on all exit doors at all times, but these specific doors should only be used in actual emergency situations.

Faculty and staff members who utilize the Stair 5 entrance, closest to the loading dock, must avoid using this entrance until further notice, as this door is also located within the construction zone.

NEIT’s Automotive College appears on The Rhode Show

If you missed it…here is New England Tech’s Automotive segment from The Rhode Show, which aired on September 8, 2015.

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, Automotive Collision Repair and Automotive Service Management Technology

More Information | Apply Now



Coming 2017 Dorms at NEIT

At New England Tech, we’ve always had labs and classrooms with the newest, most up-to-date technologies.  Starting in 2017, we’ll have a new residence hall to go with them.

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