Passport to Retirement presented by NEIT Alumni Association

Passport to Retirement

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Flagship Staffing - 2014 Tournament’s Winning Foursome

Flagship Staffing – 2014 Tournament’s Winning Foursome

Mark your calendar for Monday, July 13, 2015, when the 6th annual New England Tech Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston. For the third consecutive year, Terry Regan, President of Regan Heating and Air Conditioning, and 1984 NEIT grad Vincent Rossi, President of Rossi Electric, will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for this year’s tournament. More than $83,000 was raised at the 2014 tournament to benefit NEIT’s Scholarship Fund.

The financial success of any fundraising event depends greatly on the generosity of sponsors. The 2015 Golf Committee is proud to announce this year’s sponsors to date. Platinum Sponsors: Regan Heating and Air Conditioning and DiFazio Site Corporation; Titanium Sponsor: Rossi Electric; Silver Sponsors: Chartwells, TD Bank, and DiSanto Priest & Co.; and Bronze Sponsors: Ruggieri Brothers, Inc., Synet, Inc., RI Security, Shawmut Metal Products, and Roney & Labinger, LLP.

“The golf tournament is a great way to connect with co-workers, alumni, sponsors, vendors and friends of the college while raising scholarship money for our students,” stated Joan Segerson, NEIT’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations. “Last year’s tournament was a great success on every level, and the 2015 Golf Committee is anxious to keep the momentum going.”

If you are interested in playing in the tournament or donating a tee sign, raffle item or auction prize, email Joan Segerson at or call ext. 3704. For more tournament information, visit


Financial Planning for Alumni

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

Attention Alumni! Announcing “Mission Re-Connect”

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From left, seated: Terri Sardelli (BS-’08), Regina Roberts (AS – ’14), Gordon Briggs (BS – ’99), Courtney Crone (MSOT – ’12), Bob Larrabee (BS – ’06). Standing: Tim Daniels (BS ‘-08), Cheryl Booker (BS -’09), Rick Tobin (BS-’10), Cheryl MacDonald (AS-’13), Lucy Garcia (MSOT-’12), Scott Conley (MSOT-’12), Bethany Pratt (MSOT-’12), Rebecca Renaud (AS-’98), Chris Harrington (AS-’00), Joan Segerson, Director of Development/Alumni Relations. Other Steering Committee members not pictured: Carole Stiles (BS-’94), Michelle Pope (AS-’90), and Kelly Marot (MSOT-’12).

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 if you would like to assist the Committee with this important work.

A “Round” of Applause

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.

Flagship Staffing - 1st Place a

1st Place Winners, Flagship Staffing

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

From left: Doug Sherman, NEIT's Senior Vice President and Provost, with Matt Regan and Terry Regan of Regan Heating & Air Conditioning

From left: Doug Sherman, NEIT’s Senior Vice President and Provost, with Matt Regan and Terry Regan of Regan Heating & Air Conditioning

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.
From left: Vin Rossi of Rossi Electric with Rocky McDonough and John McDonough

From left: Vin Rossi of Rossi Electric with Rocky McDonough and John McDonough

Congrats 2014 Degree recipients

Now that you’ve completed you degree, its time to get involved with the Alumni Association.  It’s a great way to stay connected with your fellow classmates.  Not to mention it is a great networking resource.

As a graduate of New England Institute of Technology, you automatically are a member of the Alumni Association. Your participation in the Alumni Association is critical to its success. Graduates’ input will determine what activities and benefits will be offered to NEIT Alumni Association members. Please consider becoming an active member of this important organization. And the best news of all: There is no fee for membership.

If you would like to receive information about the Alumni Association, please contact Joan Segerson at 401-739-5000 X3704 or by email at

via New England Tech Alumni Association.