The Feinstein Enriching America Awards were held on March 8, 2016, at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus. Students and staff were recognized for their tireless efforts in sharing their time and talent with so many worthy organizations within the community. Individual awards were presented to an associate level student, a bachelor’s level student, and an NEIT librarian. Students from the Automotive Technology program and the Information Technology program were also recognized for their good work. Congratulations to the following individuals for serving those in need.
New England Tech would like to Congratulate you both on this fantastic accomplishment!
Source: Top in the state
The Class of 2016 Veterinary Technology Program graduates attended a Pinning Ceremony on March 16, 2016, at the Post Road campus. Congratulations graduates!
AccessPoint RI located in Cranston supports children, adults and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well co-occurring disabilities. Students in NEIT’s Physical Therapist Assistant Technology program, as well as the Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology program have participated in internships at AccessPoint RI. To further assist this organization with its good work, New England Tech donated 11 surplus computers to be used by AccessPoint RI clients and staff.
Rory Carmody, MA, CRC, Director of Program Development at AccessPoint RI, stated, “Our goal is to make computers available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who never used a computer before or have limited access to one. We placed these computers in some of our group homes and also set up a small computer lab at our Cranston facility. We are helping people use the internet to connect with friends, conduct job searches, and complete online employment applications. We also made two computers available to our staff for training purposes. AccessPoint RI clients and staff are extremely grateful to New England Tech for its support and generosity.”
Congratulations to all of the 2016 recipients!
Each year, the college’s Office of Teaching and Learning recognizes outstanding students from each New England Tech technology program for their academic and personal achievements. During the Winter quarter, department chairs nominate students that meet the established criteria.
These requirements include eligibility to graduate in May, 2016, outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteering within the community, overcoming obstacles, and the ability to serve as a positive role model.
The Best of Tech award offers recipients the opportunity to highlight this achievement on their resumes, giving them an advantage as they seek employment in their chosen fields.
Natalie Petrucci, MS, OTR/L, is a three-time graduate of New England Tech! Her degrees include an Associate in Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Currently, she is employed at Fatima Hospital and works in its two inpatient psychiatric units. Natalie also serves as the student coordinator for Occupational Therapy (OT) students who require placement in a mental health setting.
Natalie first began her career at Fatima Hospital in May 2013 as a part time occupational therapist on the locked psychiatric intensive treatment unit (ITU). Her role has grown considerably since then now serving as the main occupational therapist for the two adult in-patient psychiatric units. Natalie has integrated occupational therapy back into Fatima Hospital’s partial hospital program facilitating three groups on a weekly basis teaching coping skills, evaluating patients, and providing one-on-one therapy. She also serves on the behavioral emergency response team.
Natalie is the student fieldwork coordinator for psychiatric placements and coordinates schedules with NEIT, CCRI, Worcester State and Quinnipiac University to maintain a steady flow of students each year. She passes her extensive knowledge and skills on to her students. Natalie said, “Students bring with them new ideas and new ways of learning. They are excited to work in this environment, which means they bring a lot of positive energy with them.”
EAST GREENWICH, RI – New England Institute of Technology announced today that the university has received the Military Friendly® Schools designation joining more than 1400 higher-education institutions in the United States who have been recognized for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students.
Developed through more than a decade of research by veteran-owned Victory Media headquartered in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Military Friendly® ratings and resources provide service members and their families with information needed to make decisions about civilian careers and education opportunities. Veterans benefit when companies and schools invest in engaging, educating and employing them.
New England Tech’s data was compiled through Military Friendly® Schools annual survey open to more than 10,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year, schools completing the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria, and weightings developed with the assistance of an advisory board. Research findings are compiled and weighted according to the following categories to determine a final score: academic credibility, support on campus, admissions and orientation, graduation and retention rates, military student body composition, career outcomes, government approvals, tuition assistance, flexibility, and military spouse policies.
Many employers contact the Career Services Office at New England Institute of Technology seeking military and veteran students and NEIT graduates for job opportunities. Patricia Blakemore, Director of Career Services stated, “Our military students and grads are highly prepared for the job market through the education they receive at New England Tech coupled with their military training. These individuals are a most sought after group of candidates by prospective employers.”
Through NEIT’s Financial Aid Office, a full time VA Coordinator reviews all applicable VA programs and benefits with each military and veteran student and assists with the application process. “New England Tech honors the Post 911 Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, as well as numerous other forms of financial aid that support higher education and personal development of veterans,” stated Anna Kelly, Director of Financial Aid. “We offer our computer lab to those individuals who wish to complete their application in the Financial Aid Office, and our staff is always available to assist as needed.” Additional information may be found at http://www.neit.edu/Financial-Aid/Veterans-Benefits.
For more information on NEIT’s more than 50 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online degree programs, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. Complete program descriptions and military and veteran information may be found at http://www.neit.edu/military.
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