Basketball legend, author, actor, award-winning film producer and community activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the commencement address to New England Institute of Technology graduates on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer with 38,387 points. He is a 19-time All Star and six-time Most Valuable Player, famous for his indefensible skyhook, a shot opposing players found impossible to block. With 20 years in the NBA, the 7-foot-2 Hall of Fame center had one of the longest careers in professional sports.

Born and raised in Harlem, Abdul-Jabbar has written seven best-selling books on historical subjects as varied as World War II, the Harlem Renaissance basketball team, and the impact of African-American inventors. He is also an award-winning filmmaker. He won two 2013 NAACP Image Awards for his documentary, On the Shoulders of Giants, and a children’s book he co-authored called What Color is My World. He is a pop culture columnist for Esquire Magazine and Huffington Post. He has continued the comedic acting career he started with the movie Airplane! and has appeared in dozens of films and TV series. He’s most recently made appearances on New Girl and Guys with Kids, and is starring in a new reality competition called Splash on ABC.

Abdul-Jabbar has had a lifelong commitment to social justice and equality and is dedicated to bringing history and social studies to children around the globe. His Skyhook Foundation, ‘Gives Kids a Shot that Can’t be Blocked,’ by enhancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through literacy in under-served communities. In 2012 he was named a U.S. Cultural Ambassador by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He was also appointed California’s After School STEM Ambassador. He is a passionate advocate for cancer research and healthy living. He will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters during New England Tech’s commencement.

An honorary doctor of humane letters will also be presented to John Hazen White, Jr. who is a prominent Rhode Island business leader and civic activist. White is president of Taco, Inc., a third-generation, $200 million manufacturing company headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island. Taco is a world-class manufacturer of pumps, valves, tanks, electric controls and other components used in heating and cooling applications. The company is known for empowering its employees through education and involvement in all levels of decision making. White is deeply committed to education and to the arts. He also works to improve Rhode Island’s business and political climate. He writes a bi-weekly newspaper column which focuses on issues of concern to Rhode Islanders and has hosted a public affairs and advocacy TV show called Lookout. He is a visiting professor and trustee at Johnson & Wales University, and a trustee of Wheaton College and of the Williston Northampton School. He has served on the boards of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Women & Infants’ Hospital and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Center for Performance Excellence. He was also the founding member of the Rhode Island Manufacturing Summit, a non-partisan coalition of manufacturing and business interests that worked to improve manufacturing in the Ocean State.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 72nd commencement ceremony. Commencement begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. More than one thousand students will receive associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

*Editors please note: Media credentials will be available on site. Please contact Jack Groh at (401) 732-0342 or (401) 952-0886 (cell) to make arrangements.

Save the Date June 4, 2013 New England Tech Open House – Tech Nite

Open house event at New England Tech - June 4, 2013


Occupational Therapy Club Announcement: Chili’s “Give Back Night”

The New England Tech SOTA Club (Student Occupational Therapy Association) is hosting a fundraiser at Chili’s Restaurant.

SOTA Chilis

 Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: 1276 Bald Hill Road, Warwick RI 02886

Please click this link, print the flier, and bring it to the event.

Chili’s will donate 10% of all food and beverage sales during the event time frame. 

Proceeds from this event will be utilized to help the Club fund community service projects.

Student Activities: Sign-up for Ping Pong and Pool Tournaments

All students are invited to participate in Ping Pong and Pool tournaments taking place at both the East Greenwich and Post Road campuses. To sign-up for the tournaments, e-mail Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu

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Ping Pong Tournaments

EG Campus, Game Room, Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Week 2 – April 9, Week 4 – April 23, Week 6 – May 7
Post Road Campus, Student Lounge, Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 3 – April 16, Week 7 – May 14

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Pool Tournaments

EG Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Week 3 – April 18, Week 5 – May 2, Week 7 – May 16
Post Road Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 4 – April 25, Week 6 – May 9



New England Institute of Technology Hosts TechArts Exhibition

NEIT student activitiesNew England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will host TechArts, an art exhibit showcasing the talents of its students, faculty and staff. 

The public is invited to visit the library at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. from April 11 to June 8 and enjoy the many creative works on display.  All types of fine art and applied art will be exhibited including drawings, sculpture, photographs, paintings, handmade furniture, costumes, watercolors and more.

TechArts began as an art installation in 1995 offering the college community the opportunity to share their creativity.  The concept of TechArts resurfaced in 2004 when a committee of faculty and administrative staff members became fully committed to keeping this tradition alive as an annual event.  Art will have a permanent place in the college’s 27,000 sq. ft. library.  Some of the student work on display is a product of the art-related courses offered at NEIT.

The New England Tech library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  For further information, please visit http://library.neit.edu or contact Susan Warthman, MLIS, AHIP, Director of the Library and Information Commons at 401-739-5000, ext. 3553 or swarthman@neit.edu.

Calling All Artists!

Calling All Artists 

TechArts began as an art installation in 1995 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of the students, faculty, and staff of New England Tech and share them with the rest of the college community. The concept of TechArts re-surfaced in the spring of 2004 when a committee of faculty and staff became fully committed to keeping this tradition alive as an annual event.  

 All New England Tech faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to showcase their artistic talents. Entries may include oils, watercolors, pencil, pen and ink, theater costumes, puppets, ceramics, sculpture, manipulated images, acrylics, furniture, and artistic instruments. The art submission form may be found at http://library.neit.edu/artsatneit.html. The deadline for submission is March 23, 2013.

 The TechArts exhibit will be on display from April 1 through June 8 and is free and open to the public.  Art now has a permanent place in the library with a mix of works from the expanding number of arts-related courses that are now part of the NEIT curriculum.  Stop by and enjoy the creativity and imagination of the artists who are part of the New England Tech community.

Healthcare Careers Expo and Fair for Adult Learners at New England Tech

Healthcare Careers Expo & Fair for Adult Learners

New England Tech | Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | Register

 New England Institute of Technology will serve as the venue for this exciting expo being conducted by STAND (Students Taking Action Now w/Determination).

STAND is the voice of adult learners in Rhode Island.  Its mission is to advocate for increased access and better quality programs for adult learners to improve their literacy skills, learn English, develop career skills, and build their family’s literacy.

STAND has been working with the Rhode Island Career and Tech School-Based Coordinators (SBC’s) to offer a Healthcare Careers Expo & Fair at New England Institute of Technology, One New England Tech Blvd., East Greenwich, RI, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The expo will begin at 10:00 am with a tour of NEIT’s new East Greenwich campus.  The first session of workshops will run from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The second session will take place from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm.

There will be employers, industry partners, and organizations presenting information and workshops to both adult learners and high school seniors.  Adult learners can sign up for two workshops choosing one of three topics offered in each session.  Topics covered will include: Becoming a CNA, How to Move Up a Career Ladder in Healthcare, and Opportunities for Careers in the Care New England Network.

Register now! Adult learners and staff can register and attend at no cost.  The purpose of this expo is to provide individuals with a better understanding of the numerous careers available in the healthcare field as well as an opportunity to network with employers and other adult learners.  Registration is now open for the Healthcare Careers Expo & Fair.<<click to register 

For those individuals who may be interested in furthering their education in the healthcare field, New England Tech offers programs in nursing, surgical technology, occupational therapy assistant technology, physical therapist assistant technology, clinical medical assistant technology ,respiratory care, health information management technology, and healthcare management.  Course descriptions may be found on our website at www.neit.edu.

Questions may be directed to our Admissions office at 1-800-736-7744 or 401-467-7744.


Save the date for April Tech Nite Open House.

RSVP for the April Tech Nite Open House.

RSVP for the April Tech Nite Open House.

Classes enrolling now for the Master of Science Degree in Information Technology

Advance your career by enrolling in the Master of Science Degree program in Information Technology at New England Tech.

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FIRST Robotics Winners Announced – Congratulations to the Rhody Girls!

Congratulations to the Rhody Girls from Providence Career & Tech, beating out 24 other teams in the FIRST Robotics Competition on Saturday, Feb. 16, at New England Institute of Technology.

Girls win big at FIRST robotics competition held at New England Tech

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