Student Club brings “A taste of Florida” – Warwick Beacon

Member of New England Tech’s Rotoract Club continues to be charitable by helping raise funds for Girl Scouts and Kent Hospital.  Nice work!

More than 500 cases of Florida oranges and grapefruits were picked up Saturday at Paul Arpin Van Lines in West Warwick as part of the 26th annual Rotary Club of East Greenwich citrus drive. Proceeds from the drive, expected to total more than $7,000, will benefit the club’s charitable fund and in particular donations to the Girl Scouts and Kent Hospital. The club got a big assist from its Rotoract Club at the New England Institute of Technology. NEIT students helped with running the distribution of cartons of the fruit as people drove in to collect their orders. From left: Maureen Boursiquot, Paul Muffoletto, Kira Lollar, Chae Hollis, Altonio Roberts, Skye Shepherd and Emmanuel Nwadiashi. (Warwick Beacon photo)

Source: A taste of Florida – Warwick Beacon

Retirement Wishes

 

Congratulations to three outstanding faculty members who have served New England Institute of Technology so well for many years. We wish them good health and much happiness in their retirement years.

Dav Cranmer – 31 years

Professor/Department Co-chair, Humanities and Social Sciences Department

Jo-Ann Fielding – 31 years

Associate Professor/Department Chair, Clinical Medical Assistant Technology Program

Mike Markarian – 7 years

Director of Plumbing, Heating & Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Technology Program

Welcome to the NEIT Community

The New England Tech college community welcomes the following individuals and wishes them continued success in their new positions. 

Brian LaCheppel

Brian Lachapelle

Brian Lachapelle – Admission Officer 

Prior to joining NEIT, Brian served as the Director of Admissions at The Salter School, New Bedford, MA; Admissions Representative at Everest Institute, Brighton, MA; Assistant Director of Admissions at Salter College, West Boylston, MA; and High School Admissions Representative, Gibbs College, Cranston, RI. Brian also was employed at Bank of America, Providence, as a Small Business Specialist. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rhode Island College.

Andrea R

Andrea Raciti

Andrea Raciti – High School Representative 

Prior to joining NEIT, Andrea was an outside Admissions Representative for Lincoln Educational Services in Hartford, CT. She also held the position of Assistant Director of Admissions at the Art Institute of Tampa, Florida.  Andrea will represent NEIT in the Vermont and southern New Hampshire high schools. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

A NEW ALUMNI BENEFIT!

26-MyHotelRewards.net png.fwThe Alumni Association has launched a new benefit for members of the Association, MyHotelRewards.net!  MyHotelRewards.net members are guaranteed the lowest hotel prices on the web with more 300,000 hotels and resorts from which to choose.  Newly registered members are banked with an initial $1,000 in hotel savings dollars that can be used to reduce hotel rates by up to 60% off the best price on the web. Please check out MyHotelRewards.net and enter the Group Code: NEIT to learn more about this exciting new benefit.

Nursing Graduates are Honored

17- Nurse PinningNEIT’s latest cohort of students to complete the Associate in Science degree in Nursing program were awarded their New England Tech RN pins at a ceremony held on September 25, 2015, at the East Greenwich campus.  Also for the first time, graduates from NEIT’s Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) online degree program received their RN-BSN pins.

The Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored tradition within the nursing community to celebrate new nurses entering this very honorable profession.  Dr. Dayle Joseph, Assistant Provost and Director of Nursing, gave welcoming remarks.  Assistant Provost Thomas Thibodeau extended congratulations to the graduates.  Assistant Director of Nursing, Darlene Noret, explained the nurse pinning tradition and Nursing graduate, Mary Gorham, presented the class address.  Everyone enjoyed a slide show of the graduating class along with a reception. Congratulations to the following graduates:

Associate in Science Nursing Graduates: Courtney Avellar, Mary Beauregard, Kara Casey, Bethany Cooke, Carla Demb, Victoria Eddings, Alyssa Frates, Mary Gorham, Heather Holleran, Rebecca Kent, Veronica Medeiros, Nicole Messier, Hayley Mulso, Erica Nerney, Lindsey Oldham, Cindy Pinto, Kristina Silva, Kelsey Simpson.

RN-BSN Graduates: Alyssa Arsenault, Kimberly Dougherty, Jacqueline Fermin, Yvette Ford, Sarah Kenoian, Claudia Leslie-Mckenzie, Susan McKenna, Tonya Nappa, Kerry Potenza, Erica Russell, Rita Smith, Patricia Terceira, Ellen Brady and Melissa Neumyer.

Mechanical Engineering News

New England Tech Mechanical Engineering forms Quadricycle ClubStudents benefit greatly when instructors bring industry knowledge into the classroom, and that is especially true for individuals enrolled in NEIT’s Mechanical Engineering Technology (MCT) program.  Christopher Vasconcelos is an Assistant Professor in the MCT program and also serves as the advisor for the NEIT Quadricyle Club.  Similar to other faculty members, earning industry certifications and writing articles for publications are methods Chris uses to share his passion for mechanical engineering with his students.

Most recently, Chris received three certifications in machining through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), an organization founded in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce by setting skills standards, granting 52 NIMS skills certifications, and accrediting training programs. Congratulations to Chris for earning Metalworking Skills Certifications in Milling I, Measurement, Materials & Safety, and Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout.

Chris has also authored several publications with his latest article, the “Shortstack Twin”, appearing in the July/August 2015 issue of “The Home Shop Machinist” magazine. Since 2008, MCT associate degree students have built more than 100 similar air engines and experienced the importance of a team building approach to learning.

Health Sciences Fair a Success

10-Health Sciences FairCareer Services Office held the annual Health Sciences Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Nineteen employers were on campus to speak with potential health science’s candidates.  Employers included Care New England, Lifespan, Southcoast Health and Newton Wellesley Hospital. CharterCare Health Partners established a pipeline of candidates with the students they met.  First-time exhibitors were very impressed with the facility as well as the professionalism of the students.

Alumni Association Sponsored Workshops

David Lucier Explains the importance of incorporating a small business.

David Lucier Explains the importance of incorporating a small business.

Over the past several months, the NEIT Alumni Association has organized and sponsored workshops and seminars for alumni and their guests. As these events were so well received in the spring, they returned for a repeat performance this fall.

“Passport to Retirement”, hosted by Pioneer Financial, was a two-part, two-hour seminar conducted on September 10th and 17th and September 15th and 22nd.  This workshop was presented by Pioneer principal, Donald Horne, CLU, AIF, CFP, who created a “soup to nuts” retirement planning experience including information to help prevent negative consequences affecting retirement savings.

Tony Bucci discusses the insurance needs of a small business.

Tony Bucci discusses the insurance needs of a small business.

“How to Start and Run a Small Business” was conducted on October 14th and October 20th. “Starting and Running a Construction Company” was held on October 27th.  David Lucier, CPA, the principal of David Lucier, CPA, Inc. and Tony Bucci, President of Bucci Insurance Group, presented these informative workshops. Together with their collective business expertise, Lucier and Bucci educated attendees on the nuances of starting, running and growing a business.  Topics included writing a business plan, incorporating a business, developing a marketing campaign, securing financing, and insuring a business.

Because of the popularity of the small business workshops, they will be held again in January 2016.

For more information, contact Joan Segerson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at 401-739-5000 ext. 3704 or jsegerson@neit.edu.

2015 Industry Links Week

7-Industry Links Week

From Left: Hans Kuster, CEO, AquaMotion; Ron Como, NEIT Heating Department Chair; Heating students: Joshua Loper, Victor Mariaca, Jeffrey Lenihan, Devon Hebert, Michael Sullivan, Matthew Henriques; and Mike Ferruccio, General Manager, AquaMotion.

Sixth quarter Heating Technology students participated in “Industry Links Week” from September 14-18 as they witnessed first-hand how their classroom knowledge is applied in the field.  On-campus presentations were held on Monday and Thursday provided by Nicholas Ranone, Chief Mechanical Investigator at the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, and Ron Manish, Service Manager at Dupuis Energy of Pawtucket, RI .  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, students visited Modine® Heaters in West Kingston, RI, Aqua Motion Inc. in Warwick, RI, and Amtrol® in West Warwick, RI where plant tours and presentations were given.

For more information on NEIT’s Associate in Science degree programs in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology or Heating and Plumbing Technology or any of the college’s other building trades, technical, health sciences or professional programs, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744, email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu or visit www.neit.edu.

Automation Lab Features New Training Equipment

12-Automation LabThe Electrical Engineering Technology department has completed the installation of its new Lab-Volt® 3531 Process Control Training System.  The equipment, which was purchased through a $117,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations, was installed in the department’s Automation Lab located in room S351.  The training system will be used by both Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology students for process measurement and control classes in the respective Bachelor of Science degree programs.  The courses will prepare students for today’s high-tech methods of process control techniques in the areas of flow, pressure and level.  The equipment installation completes the second phase of the Automation Lab.  Faculty from both departments completed a two-day training session provided by Lab-Volt®.

For more information on NEIT’s Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology degree programs, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744, by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu or visit www.neit.edu.