New England Tech is a postsecondary Chapter of SkillsUSA and on Thursday, March 26, 2015 Rhode Island SkillsUSA held their 39th annual awards ceremony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. That night we found out who the winners were in their technical areas. First place winners will go on to nationals in Louisville, KY to travel on to the nation championship in June to compete against other college students from all over the country. There the students will compete against top students in their technical area from all over the country.
We are pleased to announce that we have 7 gold medalists going on to nationals this year.
1st place winners:
Crime Scene Investigation: Raven Staplins, Nicole Cioffi and Stas Belch
Architecture Drafting: Michael Webb
Construction: Nicholas Brecken
Cabinetmaking: Nathan Bugbee
Automotive: John-Scott Delija
2nd place winners:
Automotive: James Montesano
Crime Scene Investigation: Anthony Catanzaro, Jasmin Serrano and Robert Mullen
3rd place winner:
Automotive: Phillip Prue
SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,500 students compete in 77 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.
East Greenwich, RI – New 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 March 30th to June 6th 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 continue to 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 humanities and social science 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 more information, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fourth Annual Induction Ceremony of the Rhode Island Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society was held on December 8, 2014, at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus. Eligible students include the top 10% of baccalaureate and graduate students in all academic disciplines. Douglas Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost, welcomed the students along with their family and friends. Dr. Robin Schutt, Faculty Advisor for the Chapter and Assistant Provost, gave greetings and presented the students with their award.
Alpha Chi Honor Society was founded in 1922 when representatives from five Texas colleges and universities met to organize a society to honor high academic achievement among students. With more than 300,000 members and 300 chapters located in 45 states and Puerto Rico, the Alpha Chi Honor Society inducts approximately 11,000 new members each year.
Congratulations to the following Alpha Chi Honor Society inductees:
Cheryl del Colle
The Student Nurses’ Association at New England Tech is grateful to all who participated in the Hero Helpers of America holiday card project. Hero Helpers of America, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that sponsored “Mission: Holiday Cards”. Their goal was to send 50,000 holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas. In total, the Student Nurses’ Association collected 1700 cards signed by NEIT faculty, staff and students. A job well done to all who participated in this most worthy program.