Scholarship Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $80,000!


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New England Tech hosted its 6th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, July 13, 2015, at Alpine Country Club in Cranston, RI.

Thirty-five foursomes competed for the tournament’s number one spot.  Congratulations goes to the 1st place foursome of Tom Forsythe, John Sayles, Frank Previti and Brendan McLaughlin from DiSanto, Priest & Co.  Each of these players received a $150 gift certificate to La Masseria Restaurant in East Greenwich, RI. For Tom Forsythe (pictured in the red shirt) the event was especially exciting when he shot a hole-in-one on the 12th hole, winning a Krank Golf Formula 5 Driver sponsored by BMW of Warwick. Tom also won the “closest to the pin” contest since you can’t get much closer than that!

Second place winners were Robert Rainville, Alan Lao, John McNulty and Charlie Perry representing Ruggieri Brothers, Inc.  Each player received a $100 gift certificate to Besos Tea House in East Greenwich, RI.  Third place went to Greg Coady, Matt Finger, Kerry Cole, and John Feldman representing Chartwells.  Each player received a $50 gift certificate to Bistro 9 in East Greenwich, RI.  Our thanks to these establishments for their generous donations.

Winners of the Longest Drive contest were Robin Degraide from Design Fabricators and Nick Soares from Anodyne, Corporation.

The success of the golf tournament is attributed sponsors, players and in-kind donors.  It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge those sponsors who made the tournament one to remember.

Platinum Sponsors

DiFazio Site Corporation

Regan Heating and Air Conditioning


Rossi Electric

Silver Sponsors


TD Bank

DiSanto Priest & Co.

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

DiPrete Engineering 

Bronze Sponsors                                 

Anodyne Corporation

Checkmate Consulting Group

Dennis Leonardo Builders, Inc.

Delta Dental of RI, Inc.

Design Fabricators, Inc.

RIBI Security

Roney & Labinger

Ruggieri Brothers, Inc.

Saccoccio & Associates, Inc.

Shawmut Metal Products

Synet, Inc.

United Health Services of RI, Inc.

Reception Sponsor

Portfolio Strategy Group 

Cart Sponsor

Shawmut Design & Construction 

Lunch/Grille Sponsor


Affinity Partner Sponsor

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Print Sponsor

Omni Printing 

Shirt Sponsor

WB Mason

Hole-In-One Sponsor

BMW of Warwick

Refreshment Sponsors

Ocean Spray and George DaCosta

Foley Food Service


Tee Sponsors

Action Auto Parts

AMPM Facility Services

Big Blue Bug Solutions

Bucci Insurance Group

Cox Media

Crown Supply Company

East Greenwich Rotary

Electrical Wholesalers, Inc.

Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC

J.J. McNamara and Son, Inc.

Ocean Spray

Pioneeer Financial and Don Horn

Plantasia Interiors

Reynolds, Inc.

Rhode Island Cleaning Services, Inc.

Rice Machinery

Robert N. Karpp, Co.

Scituate Lumber

Target Direct Marketing, Inc.

Whalley Computers

Criminal Justice Club will be hosting a September 11th Remembrance

On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:30 am the NEIT Criminal Justice Club will be hosting a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony.

The event will take place in front of the Criminal Justice Building (AD) which is located at the Access Road campus. The students and faculty of the NEIT Criminal Justice Technology would be honored to have you attend this event. We expect the ceremony to be approximately 30 minutes in length and will include representatives from a variety of law enforcement agencies from our area. Current and former CJ students will participate in the ceremony as well.

Summer Quarter soccer tournament

IMG_0237On August 7th, a gorgeous Friday, NEIT’s Student Activities Office held its first Summer Quarter soccer tournament.  The Blue and Orange teams played two 25-minute halves, with the Blue team winning 5 to 4.

Ezekiel Shiell scored two early goals that gave the Blue team an early advantage. Ezekiel’s sharp play along with teammate Tayo Okeowo’s passing precision, worked to the team’s advantage. After being held scoreless in the first half, Kyle McNeil of the Orange team rallied his teammates with assisting and scoring to help tie the game. There were many off side calls handed down to both teams, but mid-quarter gave the Blue team the advantage as Sterling Davis scored an unassisted goal. All was not lost for the Orange team who held the ball for the majority of the second half; the team had two late goals by Regino Smith and Reginald Smith. Rico Weldon, one of the top players of the game, played a very good and consistent.  He started as goalie in the first half with multiple saves, and in the second half, he scored the final two goals for the Blue team. The match was very intense, and both teams played well, but defensively the Blue team held up during the final two minutes to win the game.

Blue Team

Ezekiel Shiell          2 Goals        

Tayo Okeowo          2  Ast

Sterling Davis         1 Goal

Rico Weldon            2 Goals

Bevin Bankston      2 Ast                        

Orange Team

Kyle McNeil               1 Goal, 1 Ast

Nick Lopez                 1 Goal

Reginald Smith        1 Goal

Regino-Che Smith   1 Goal

RI FIRST Tech Challenge 10th Season!

You are invited!

RI FIRST Tech Challenge 10th Season!

2015-2016 Season Kick-off

Saturday September 12, 2015 

Calling all students, educators, parents, mentors, and volunteers who have an interest in robotics!  The Rhode Island FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) sponsored by New England Institute of Technology invites you to the kick off the 2015-2016 robotic seasons!

The FIRST Robotic Kickoff will feature a keynote presentation from Electric Boat as well as workshops offered by RI students.  The 2016 game will be revealed for the first time.  Groups interested in establishing a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotic team are encouraged to attend.  Bring your robot and try out the new game! 

Saturday September 12, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration at 8:30 am 

New England Institute of Technology

One New England Tech Boulevard

East Greenwich, RI

Over 37 Rhode Island teams were involved in FIRST Robotics last season.  Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge.  Don’t miss out! Teams are welcome to attend without their coach.  Please RSVP by September 8th to:  Erin Flynn, New England Institute of Technology, 401-739-5000 ext. 3462,  For more information on FIRST Robotics go to For more information on New England Tech go to

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Sign up NOW – 8th Annual Golf Tournament – Students vs. Faculty

It’s that time of year AGAIN!  A chance for the students to show up the faculty on the golf course.

The golf is FREE to play and includes a cart.

Date:               Friday, September 11, 2015

Tee Time:       12:00 p.m.

Meal Cost:      Lunch is approximately $15.00 (menu items to be determined), following the tournament

Course:          East Greenwich Golf Club, 1646 Division Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818

If you are interested in playing please email AUT Instructor, Bob Kennedy,

The tournament format is a shotgun start, match play (2 students and 2 faculty members per foursome), with handicaps. The handicap system will be used for scoring; therefore, it doesn’t matter what your level of expertise is – just play golf and have FUN!

The tournament is open to ALL students at NEIT, not just those in the student golf club.

Attention Robotics Enthusiasts!

17-FIRSTIt’s time for middle and high school students who are interested in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to form a FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge robotics team through their school, civic group, home school or after-school program. The 2015-2016 FIRST® Kick-Off will be held on Saturday, September 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at New England Tech’s East Greenwich campus, located at One New England Tech Blvd. The theme for this year’s competition will be announced at that time.

This year marks the tenth season that New England Tech has served as the sponsor and host for this exciting robotics competition. Students involved in FIRST® learn how science and technology play a key role in the real world while gaining important life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork. New this season, teams will be using a new robot control system that utilizes Android devices and Java.  For more information, please visit

This year’s FIRST® state tournament will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at NEIT’s Center for Automotive Technology, 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI.  Last year, 48 teams participated. The goal is to increase that number to 55 teams for the upcoming season. All middle and high school teams interested in participating in the state tournament must first compete in one of four pre-qualifier mini competitions to be held on November 7th, November 14th, December 5th and December 19th at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus.

Erin Flynn, NEIT’s Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events, serves as Rhode Island’s FIRST® Tech Challenge Affiliate Partner. She may be reached at 401-739-5000, ext. 3462 or at for more information.

A College Degree in Automotive is important!

NEIT’s Career Services Office reports that employers are seeking automotive technicians with college degrees.

Earn a college degree in Automotive, Automotive with High Performance, Automotive Collision Repair (Auto Body), or Automotive Service Management at the Rhode Island’s only college that offers degree granting courses to the automotive industry. #neit_automotive

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

Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email 

Video/Audio Grad Tours with Children’s Choir

18-Brayan Destiny Africa

Brayan Delacruz

Brayan Delacruz, a 2014 Associate in Science degree graduate from New England Tech’s Video and Audio Production Technology program (renamed Digital Media Production), has been using his skills as a Sound Technician/Engineer through a volunteer internship for Destiny Africa, a talented children’s choir from Kampala Children’s Centre, Uganda. Through music, dance and art, the choir performs to audiences across the world at schools, colleges, private/public organizations, companies, and festivals sharing their story of hope and changed lives.

For each performance, Brayan is responsible for the set up and breakdown of all sound equipment, instruments, and graphics while overseeing all technical aspects during the show.  During a recent performance at NEIT, Brayan shared that Destiny Africa’s East Coast tour has included New England, Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina. The group had the honor of singing the National Anthem for the New York Yankees and has made nearly 70 appearances during its four month tour. Kudos to Brayan for sharing his time and talent for such an exceptional group of children.

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 Digital Media Production Technology

More Information | Apply Now

Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email 

Local High School Automotive Students Score Big

12-Automotive Winner

Justin Suttles

The annual Ocean State Automotive Contest, hosted by New England Tech in cooperation with the Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association, is a chance for high school seniors to demonstrate their technical abilities in the automotive field.  This competition involves different work stations in which students are asked to complete certain tasks or to troubleshoot technical “bugs” within a 10 minute time limit that is set for each station. The individual workstations include brakes, steering and suspension, electrical and electronics, heating and air conditioning, engine repair, parts identification and engine performance.

This year’s Rhode Island winners from Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, Justin Suttles and Shawn Teague, received a one year tuition scholarship to New England Tech and a set of Snap-On tools. The second and third place teams were awarded $1500 and $1000 tuition scholarships respectively.  Justin and Shawn earned the right to compete at the National Automotive Dealers Competition sponsored by the Greater New York Automotive Dealers Association in New York City.

In addition, Justin and Shawn won first place at the state level for the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition held at Firestone Tire in Warwick, RI. The competition criteria was similar to that of the Ocean State Automotive Contest.  This dynamic duo produced a flawless vehicle at the state contest which afforded them the opportunity to travel to Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, for the national competition held in June.

As Justin stated, “Knowing that I could have a year free of schooling is opening new doors for me and it’s a great experience. New England Tech was really encouraging and had really high standards during the competitions. They have a great degree program.”

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 and Automotive Service Management Technology

More Information | Apply Now

Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email 

Education Week Visitors

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During Education Week, an initiative to highlight higher education institutions and opportunities offered to students in Rhode Island, Congressman James Langevin and Congressman David Cicilline toured New England Institute of Technology on August 18th to learn about the college’s diverse technical and professional degree programs.  While visiting various classrooms and labs, the Congressmen saw firsthand how New England Tech graduates are highly trained to meet the needs of today’s employers. Their visit underscored the critical role that New England Tech along with other colleges and universities in Rhode Island play in strengthening the economic health and business climate in our state.