Welcome to the NEIT Community

We welcome the following individuals to the New England Tech community and wish them the best of luck in their new positions.

Taryn Aldrich

Taryn Aldrich

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

Sarah Bosworth

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

Katie Jourdenais

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.

Congratulations, Anne Ryan

Anne RyanAnne Ryan has been appointed to the position of the Director of the Academic Skills Center (ASC).  Anne has worked in the ASC for the past eight years as the Coordinator of Reading, Writing, and Study Skills. She has been affiliated with New England Tech for approximately 20 years in various capacities including adjunct faculty member, English tutor, Assessment & Placement Advisor and Coordinator. She has a Master’s degree in Education from Elmira College, New York, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from SUNY at Cortland in upstate New York.  In her new role, Anne will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Academic Skills Center to assist NEIT students in reaching their goal of earning a college degree.

New Health Sciences Tutors at NEIT

In addition to the walk-in Math/Science tutoring services available in New England Tech’s Academic Skills Center (ASC), several additional tutors now stand ready to assist students in the Nursing, Respiratory Care and Science/Occupational Therapy programs. These services are offered by appointment and/or walk-in with the following experienced tutors.

Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon, Nursing. Jessica graduated from NEIT’s Nursing Program in 2014 and is currently a full-time Registered Nurse on the Oncology Unit at Roger Williams Medical Center. Jessica received the “Best of Tech” award for the Nursing Program in 2014, is a member of the Alpha Theta Kappa Honor Society, and will receive her Bachelor’s degree in July, 2015.

Mary Bohannon

Mary Bohannon

Mary Bohannon, Nursing. Mary graduated from NEIT’s Nursing Program in 2014 and is currently a Registered Nurse at Riverview Healthcare. Mary is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Keene College in 2009. 

Peter Butler

Peter Butler

Peter Butler, Science/Occupational Therapy. Peter graduated from NEIT’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2013 and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, where he is a member in good standing of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Peter will graduate from the MSOT program at NEIT in May, 2016.

Tyler Teixeira

Tyler Teixeira

Tyler Teixeira, Respiratory Care. Tyler graduated from NEIT’s Respiratory Care Program in September, 2014, and is currently working as a registered Respiratory Therapist at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. Tyler received the “Best of Tech” award for the Respiratory Care Program, and graduated “With Honors” at the NEIT commencement ceremony in May.

For additional information regarding the valuable services available through the ASC, please call the ASC Front Desk at ext. 3416 or contact Jennifer Gaffney, adjunct faculty member in the Math/Science Department and Assistant Coordinator of the ASC Math/Science Labs, at jgaffney@neit.edu.

 

Welcome, Denise DeBlasio

Denise DeBlasioDenise DeBlasio is named Administrative Assistant in the Academic Skills Center. Denise joins the Academic Skills Center staff with a wealth of expertise in administration, sales and customer service. Recently, she was Operations Clerk at the Cranston Police Department where she performed a wide variety of support services to the Patrol and Detective Divisions. Prior to this position, she served as a Transcriptionist/Records Clerk for the department. Denise held several positions at ETCO, a precision manufacturing company in Warwick, RI, as a Sales Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, and Office Manager.

Denise has an Associate in Science degree in Business Management from the Community College of Rhode Island and a Certificate of Completion/Quality Improvement Process Management from the Quality Improvement Process Management College in Brunswick, New Jersey.

Math Instructor Receives the “Golden Apple Award”

Marissa Lytle (1)Congratulations to Marissa Lytle, M.Ed., who received the Golden Apple Award presented by NBC 10, the Rhode Island Department of Education and Hasbro, in recognition of her outstanding teaching methods.

Not only has Marissa been a seventh and eighth grade math teacher at Aldrich Junior High School in Warwick, RI, for the past 10 years, she has also been teaching math at New England Tech for approximately five years as an adjunct instructor and tutor in the Academic Skills Center.

Marissa was nominated for the Golden Apple Award by one of her eighth grade students. As Marissa explained, there are no specific criteria used in the nomination process. Parents and students can go to www.turnto10.com and submit a nomination basted on what they feel constitutes special recognition.

Marissa stated, “I certainly was very surprised to receive this honor.”

The Golden Apple Award honors those teachers who represent the true spirit of teaching by providing all students with the opportunity to learn in a creative and safe environment. see Marissa’s award presentation click here. Great job, Marissa!