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December 22, 2015 By
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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 17, 2015 By
Members of the Alumni Association Steering Committee continue their efforts to establish an active alumni association. At a meeting held on August 26, 2015, the members established the Alumni Association Board of Directors, electing Jason Albuquerque ’05, President; Michelle Pope ’90, Vice President; Tim Danielson ‘08, Treasurer; and Terri Sardelli ’08, Secretary.
Other Board members include, Chris Harrington ’00, Rebecca Renaud ’88, Bethany Pratt ’12, Bob Larrabee ’06; and Gordon Briggs ‘83. Establishing the Association’s Bylaws is the first order of business for the Board. The Board will meet on a monthly basis and all alumni are invited to attend.
August 29, 2015 By
March 17, 2015 By
Sometimes just hearing the phrase “financial planning” may cause a bit of anxiety. Whether you are planning for retirement or just starting out after graduation, it is important to have a solid grasp on your financial needs.
This spring, the New England Tech Alumni Association will sponsor financial planning sessions for alumni conducted by Pioneer Financial Group, a comprehensive financial services firm established in 1999, with headquarters in Warwick, RI, and additional branch offices in Westerly, RI, Avon, CT, Springfield, MA, and Mars Hill, ME. Two programs will be offered, “Financial Basics” and “Passport to Retirement”, which will help individuals plan for their future.
“Financial Basics” is a three-hour session geared towards recent grads and alumni who seek financial guidance. The class begins with the basics including how to establish a budget and the initial planning for retirement. The course will be held at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
“Passport to Retirement“ consists of two three-hour sessions. This program will show how to define and create a retirement plan, assess the costs, evaluate sources of income, invest for the future, protect health and wealth, receive funds from retirement plans, and manage estate distribution. The course will be held at the NEIT’s East Greenwich campus with two sessions available. Session 1: Thursday, May 7, 2015 and Thursday, May 14, 2015. Session 2: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 and Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Both sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
For more information or to register contact Joan Segerson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at 401-739-5000 ext. 3704 or via email at email@example.com.
January 15, 2015 By
As the college continues to grow and evolve, so does the need for an active Alumni Association to provide a strong conduit for grads to stay “connected” with their alma mater. Thus the birth of “Mission Re-Connect”, an effort to reconnect graduates with one another and with New England Tech.
Over the past several months, Joan Segerson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, has invited graduates to join in a “conversation” to explore their desires and expectations as members of NEIT’s Alumni Association. She was joined by 16 grads over the span of four conversations with participants sharing their thoughts and perspectives on what their Alumni Association should represent. “The comments were interesting,” said Segerson. “But, at the core of every conversation was a strong interest in having a vibrant and active Alumni Association.”
From these conversations, and from a subsequent Alumni social gathering held on August 27th at NEIT, an Alumni Association Steering Committee was formed. The inaugural meeting of the 17 member Committee convened on October 2, 2014. It was clear from the conversations that Alumni are concerned about the community’s knowledge of New England Tech. “An important first step of the Alumni Association is raising community awareness that NEIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., our educational excellence and value, and the college’s non-profit status,” said Tim Danielson, (Architectural Building Engineering Technology grad, class of 2008.)
“The lines of communication are open and work has begun, said Segerson, “but it is not too late for other alumni to get involved and bring their ideas to the table.” The Steering Committee will develop a Strategic Plan establishing future goals for the Alumni Association. All alumni interested in getting involved in the evolution of NEIT’s Alumni Association are strongly encourgaged to do so. The Steering Committee will meet again on November 13th at 5:30 p.m. at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus. Contact Joan Segerson at 401-739-5000 ext. 3704 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to assist the Committee with this important work.
September 23, 2014 By
On Monday, July 14, 2014, NEIT hosted its 5th Annual New England Tech Alumni Golf Tournament at Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Rhode Island. An amazing field of 146 golfers participated in this sold out when the max is 144! How can that be?
This year’s tournament generated interest beyond capacity. Despite the unprecedented large field of players, the round was played in record time. “The demand outweighed the supply”, said Joan Segerson, Director of Development/Alumni Relations. “We were sorry we had to turn foursomes away right up to the day of the tournament. That said, we were very excited about the overwhelming interest in the tournament.”
Congratulation to this year’s winners! First Place: Flagship Staffing; Second Place: Shawmut Design and Construction; Third Place: Saccoccio & Associates.
The financial success of the tournament is attributed to the continued commitment of the tournament sponsors, players, and prize donors raising more than $83,000. A special thank you goes to Platinum Sponsor, Terry Regan, President of Regan Heating & Air Conditioning, and Titanium Sponsor, Vincent Rossi, President of Rossi Electric and a 1984 NEIT grad, both have been faithful sponsors of this event since its inception in 2010.
All tournament sponsors provide significant financial support so with sincere gratitude that we acknowledge their continued commitment and support of NEIT students. Dinner Sponsor: Shawmut Design & Construction; Gold Sponsor: DiFazio Site Corp; Silver Sponsors: Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC, Atrion Networking Corporation, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Chartwells, DiPrete Engineering Associates, Inc., DiSanto Priest & Co., and Ruggieri Brothers, Inc./Synet; Bronze Sponsors: Anodyne Corp., Delta
Dental of RI, Inc., Dennis F. Leonardo Builders, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance, Roney & Labinger LLC, TD Bank, and United Health; Cart Sponsor: Portfolio Strategy Group; Grille/Lunch Sponsor: RICOH USA, Inc.; Hat Sponsor: WB Mason; and Print Sponsor: OmniColor Printing.
Unfortunately, no one got a hole-in-one but it was great having a kicky Beamer as the hole-in-one prize by provided by Inskip-BMW, the Hole-in-One sponsor. Snacks and beverages were provided by Foley Food Services, Ocean Spray Cranberries, and Chartwells.
Special thanks to the NEIT Golf Committee and volunteers who made the 5th Annual NEIT Alumni Golf Tournament a success in many ways. Mark your calendar for Monday, July 13, 2015, as we host the 6th Annual NEIT Alumni Golf Tournament at Alpine Country Club and celebrate New England Tech’s 75th Anniversary.
May 13, 2014 By