We welcome the following individuals to the New England Tech community and wish them the best of luck in their new positions.
Taryn Aldrich, Coordinator of the Writing Center
Taryn has been named Coordinator of the Writing Center in the Academic Skills Center. For the past year, she has been teaching the AS 044 Reading for Technology class and has also worked in the Writing Center as a tutor.
Taryn has a Master’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. Taryn’s teaching and tutoring experience gives her a wealth of knowledge that will benefit the students at NEIT.
Taryn is looking forward to expanding the services of the Writing Center and reaching a greater portion of our student population. She hopes to accomplish this by increasing Writing Center publicity via social media, enhancing the Writing Center website, and integrating virtual and peer-to-peer tutoring services as New England Tech continues to grow. She also looks forward to collaborating with faculty to identify and address students’ needs when they visit the Writing Center.
Sarah Bosworth, Assistant Registrar
Sarah has joined NEIT as the Assistant Registrar and is responsible for assisting with all Registrar functions including scheduling, grade changes, term setup and maintenance of the student information system. She brings more than ten years of work experience in higher education.
Sarah has a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in College Student Personnel and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island (URI). While at URI, she worked in Residential Life, the Center for Academic Support, and tutored students.
After leaving URI, Sarah worked as a career counselor at an alternative high school and later returned to higher education where she spent the next ten years at Johnson & Wales University in Experiential Education and Career Services, Student Academic Services-SAS (also known as the Registrar’s office) and in the School for Online & Continuing Education.
Katie Jourdenais, Feinstein Enriching America Program Coordinator
Katie will oversee the annual Feinstein Enriching America Awards program, as well as the quarterly Feinstein Enriching America Scholarship program. She will promote the Community Enrichment course amongst the student body by presenting to all English 102/331 classes each quarter. Katie will also instruct the Community Enrichment courses CE101/CE301. She will organize quarterly on-campus donation drives as part of the Feinstein Hunger Initiative. Prior to joining NEIT, Katie coordinated service-learning and volunteerism programs at Johnson & Wales University since 2005. She served as an AmeriCorps VISTA from 2004-2005. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public and Community Service Studies from Providence College.