New England Tech’s Tuition Freeze Ends December 31!

We asked current New England Tech student Kenny Jaramillo what attracted him to New England Tech. In addition to wanting to prepare himself to “land a great career, not just another job,” Kenny was also attracted to New England Tech by our Tuition Freeze program. If you enroll by December 31, 2013,  your tuition at New England Tech will not increase as long as you are continuously enrolled at the college.

To hear more about what Kenny has to say about his experience at New England Tech, check out the video below!

Sixth Annual New England Tech Student vs. Faculty Golf Tournament

NEIT Golf Tournament

The 6th Annual Student vs. Faculty Golf Tournament was held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the East Greenwich Golf Club.  It was a perfect sunny day for golf and a little friendly competition.  Congratulations to the NEIT students, the winners of this year’s tournament!

New England Tech Soccer Tournament

New England Tech held our first summer soccer tournament, where four teams played three games each. Congratulations to all of the players, and the winning team!


Taco-White Family Foundation Establishes Scholarship Fund at New England Tech

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East Greenwich, RI – Robert Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the Taco/White Family Foundation has donated $7500 to the college to establish the Taco/White Family Foundation Scholarship for Electrical Engineering Technology.

The scholarship is designated for students enrolled in NEIT’s Bachelor of Science degree program.

“The heating-plumbing-air conditioning industry is in great need of bright, energetic newcomers to join us in delivering the best indoor air comfort technologies possible,” commented John Hazen White, Jr. President and CEO of Taco, Inc.  “Schools like New England Institute of Technology are investing in these technologies and Taco is proud to be associated with them in helping to prepare the next generation of professionals to enter the industry. This scholarship, provided by the Taco/White Family Foundation, will help one such individual to pursue course studies in electrical engineering, a career focus in high demand.”

As Theroux stated, “We are very grateful to the Taco/White Family Foundation for its generous donation. This scholarship will support the college’s mission of providing our Electrical Engineering students with the technical skills and knowledge needed in today’s competitive workplace.”

About the Taco/White Family Foundation

The generosity of the White family began in the 1990’s by John Hazen White and his wife, Happy, as they supported numerous leading educational and arts organizations.  After Mr. White’s death in 2000, Happy and their son, John Hazen White, Jr., established the John & Happy White Foundation and formalized its mission to assist community-based, non-profit organizations in RI. As the Foundation evolved, making grants to over 200 organizations, the name was changed in 2010 to the Taco/White Family Foundation. This change reflects the commitment by Taco, its employees, and the White Family in contributing to the community.


August 2013 TechNews – by New England Institute of Technology

 August 2013 edition of TechNews – newsletter of New England Institute of Technology




Click here to view the August 2013 issue of TechNews.

Student Activities Announcements – Week 7, September 3-7, 2013, Summer Quarter

Please email the Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, or stop by the Student Activities office, located in the Student Lounge of the EA Building, if you are interested in forming a student club on campus or have an idea for student activities.

Student Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic – Monday, September 16, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., East Greenwich Campus, Student Lounge

The Wellness Company  will be administering the vaccinations.

The health care providers listed below will cover the cost of the vaccination. If you do not have one of the following health care providers a $25 fee will apply. You must have your insurance card with you!

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare Part B, UnitedHealthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts, Cigna

Athletic Field

The field is open to NEIT students for recreational sports. There are no scheduled sports at this time; students may use the field when they would like during the hours of operation. The field is located on the East Greenwich Campus, to the left of the main entrance.

Hours of Use: (This schedule is subject to change.)

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday & 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday

(Depending on daylight, weather, and field conditions)

Approved Recreational Sports:
Soccer (goals are always set up), lacrosse, Frisbee, cornhole, wiffle ball and flag football


Students may bring their own sports equipment or borrow the college’s equipment, see below.

Check-Out and Check-In Sports Equipment

To check-in and check-out equipment, students must present their NEIT Student ID Card. Equipment is checked-out on a first come, first served basis and may not be reserved. Sports equipment may be checked-out at the Student Activities Office, S120B (also check the office behind S120B), located on the first floor near the game room. If the offices are closed, please go to the Office of Student Support Service at N201.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I.D.S.A. – Interior Design Student Alliance
Meeting time and location: 2:30 a.m., Design Studio S200, EG Campus
Advisor: ID Assistant Professor, Mia Alwen,
As a member of NEIT’s IDSA Student Club, you can cultivate your leadership skills and acquire valuable networking opportunities. IDSA will have guest speakers and workshops that are geared toward the interests of Interior Design students. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pool Tournament
Join the pool tournament in the Game Room at 11:00 a.m. on the EG Campus

Friday, September 6, 2013

6 vs. 6 Soccer Tournament – Friday, September 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Register Now!

East Greenwich Campus, Athletic Field

Students may enter individually or as a team. Teams must have a minimum of 6 players, with a maximum of 10 players. The entrance fee is $5.00 per player, shirt included. Payments must be received by September 4 to Melissa Hague in room S120B, on the EG Campus. To register, email, also include your shirt size (small, medium, large & extra large). The tournament will begin at 2 pm sharp.


Sixth Annual NEIT Students vs. NEIT Faculty Golf Tournament
Friday, September 6, 2013, 11:30 am Tee Time

The golf is FREE to play and includes a cart. The cost for lunch is approximately $15.00, and it will begin immediately following the tournament. The tournament format is a shotgun start, match play (2 students and 2 faculty members per foursome), with handicaps. The handicap system will be used for scoring; therefore, it doesn’t matter what your level of expertise is – just play golf and have FUN! If you are interested in playing, please email AUT Instructor, Bob Kennedy,  The tournament will be held at the East Greenwich Golf Club, 1646 Division Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818 

Saturday, September 7, 2013
New England Tech Pit Crew Club Meeting
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Daniel Perry,
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a real race team pit crew? The New England Tech Pit Crew Club allows you to experience the excitement of racing while gaining hands-on training. You can play an important part in a team’s success this year.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Dan Perry can meet Dan and the club members on Saturday nights between 4 – 7 pm at Seekonk Speedway. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Dan prior to going to Seekonk Speedway to participate. (Seasonal Club: May – October)


Chess sets are available in the lounge on EG Campus for students to use. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to play!


Ping Pong & Pool Tournaments
Sign-up for the tournaments by emailing Melissa Hague,

Ping Pong Tournaments, EG Campus, Game Room, Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Week 2 -July 30
Week 4 – August 13
Week 6 – August 27

Pool Tournaments, EG Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Week 3 – August 8
Week 5 – August 22
Week 7 – September 5

Volunteer Opportunities
Students are encouraged to get involved on campus by volunteering at New Student Orientation, Tech Nites, Career Fairs, Commencement and providing assistance at the information table during the first two days of each quarter. Interested students should contact the Student Activities Coordinator at
Involvement in any of these activities would look great on your resume.


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Clubs that are affiliated with national organizations may require their members to be enrolled in a particular technology and may limit participation to that technology. Participation in some technical club activities may require that a student possess certain technical proficiencies in order to participate fully.

Alpha Chi Honor Society
Co-Advisor:  Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold,
Co-Advisor:  Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague,
Alpha Chi membership is a prestigious honor reserved for only the top 10% of Bachelor and Master’s students in all academic fields. Alpha Chi recognizes and promotes scholarship and those elements of character that make scholarship effective for good. The top 10% is based on quarterly cumulative GPAs.  As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the a membership certificate, personalized membership card, lapel pin, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that sets you apart as a Alpha Chi member. An induction ceremony is held annually at NEIT in April.

Criminal Justice Student Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Robin M. Winslow,
The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of the criminal justice field with guest speakers, field trips and involvement in local community service projects. The club promotes safety awareness to the campus community through campaigns and guest lecturer events.

Game Developers’ Network
Advisor: IT Assistant Professor, Scott Lambert,
Join the Games Developers’ Network if you are interested in game development as a profession and would like to network. Members will have the opportunity to utilize their skills to modify public domain gaming engines, develop small- to medium-sized games and beta-test games; share feedback and helpful techniques; and acquire critical gaming skills. This club also allows members to get actively involved in projects and gain experience that will help them to build a better resume and add to their portfolios.

High Performance Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Derek Martel,
Join the High Performance Club if you are interested in learning how to design, fabricate, and assemble a kit car, organizing reaction time tournaments, and discussions regarding performance trends.

I.D.S.A. – Interior Design Student Alliance
Advisor: ID Assistant Professor, Mia Alwen,
As a member of NEIT’s IDSA Student Club, you can cultivate your leadership skills and acquire valuable networking opportunities. IDSA will have guest speakers and workshops that are geared toward the interests of Interior Design students.

Investment Club
Advisor: MGT Assistant Professor, Daniel Peres,
Join the Investment Club if you are interested in learning more about the following: reaching your long-term financial goals sooner, learning to trade online, discovering how to create a balanced portfolio, finding out about different securities (mutual funds, future contacts, etc.), learning how to invest in the stock market, learning to use cool software investment tools, and seeing how trading occurs on the New York Stock Exchange.

New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association
Advisor: NUR Assistant Professor, Rochelle Ducharme, MS, RN
Join the New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association. The club’s purpose is to: assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality healthcare; provide programs representative of fundamental interest and concerns to nursing students; aid in the development of the whole person, including his/her professional role, his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life; and to promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities towards healthcare and the resolution of related social issues.

New England Tech Golf Club
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Robert Kennedy,
Join the NEIT Golf Club if you would like to play golf, learn to play golf, or improve your golf game. The golf club meets weekly to play on a 9 hole course, and will play through December (weather permitting). This offers a great opportunity to meet students from different technologies.

New England Tech Pit Crew Club Meeting
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Daniel Perry,
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a real race team pit crew? The New England Tech Pit Crew Club allows you to experience the excitement of racing while gaining hands-on training. You can play an important part in a team’s success this year.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Dan Perry can meet Dan and the club members on Saturday nights between 4 – 7 pm at Seekonk Speedway. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Dan prior to going to Seekonk Speedway to participate. (Seasonal Club: May – October)

Phi Theta Kappa – International Honor Society
Co-Advisor: Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold,
Co-Advisor: Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague,
Phi Theta Kappa membership at NEIT is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 quarter credits with a GPA of 3.8 or above in the Associate Degree program. As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the Golden Key Membership Pin, membership certificate, identification card, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that identifies you as a Phi Theta Kappa member.

Quadricycle Club

Advisor: MCT Instructor, Christopher Vasconcelos,

Join the Quadricycle Club if you have an interest in engineering, manufacturing, and building Henry Ford’s first automobile, the Quadricycle. Club activities include interpreting engineering drawings, solid modeling using SolidWorks software, machining metal, basic carpentry work, electrical wiring, welding, and assembly. 

Respiratory Care Club
Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Paul Mangino,

The Respiratory Care Club gives members the opportunity to plan and get involved in extracurricular and social activities pertaining to respiratory care, learn about current respiratory care trends in the profession and community, and meet other students and people with a common interest. 

Rotaract Club
Advisor: ST Assistant Professor, Deb Lundin,

The NEIT Rotaract Club is affiliated by the East Greenwich Rotary Club. Join the NEIT Rotaract Club if you have an interest in community service and want to develop your leadership and professional skills. Club members will have the opportunity to interact with Rotary business leaders and to volunteer at some of the EG Rotary Club’s events. Participation in this club would look great on your resume


Advisor: Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events, Erin Flynn,
SkillsUSA is one of the largest student-run leadership organizations in the country dedicated to technical high school and college students. Students participating in SkillsUSA develop organizational skills, leadership skills, and team building skills. For more information about SkillsUSA please visit

SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association)
Advisor: OTA Assistant Professor, Mary Brinson,
SOTA is a national organization open to all students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy program at NEIT. SOTA members have an opportunity to meet new people, learn more about occupational therapy, and increase awareness about current issues in the profession. SOTA plans fund-raising and social events throughout the year.

Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club
Advisor: PTA Lab Assistant, Roseanne Hammond,
Join the Physical Therapy Assistant Student Club if you are interested in enriching and broadening your views and knowledge of the field of Physical Therapy and the role of the PTA in the medical field, and participating in community service opportunities and community/campus activities which promote awareness of physical therapy.

Tech Radio
Advisor: VAP/DRA Instructor, Paul Perry,
Tech Radio is an on-campus radio station. This club allows students to improve their radio skills and learn how a radio station operates. Students may go on-air live or use prerecorded segments. The Tech Radio Club also has positions available for off-air talent.

Tech Records
Advisor: VAP/DRA Associate Professor, Jamie Locke,
Join The Tech Records Club if you are interested in gaining practical experience in producing and recording music.

Veterinary Technology Club
Advisor: VET Associate Professor, Amy Butzier
The Veterinary Technology Club promotes the profession of veterinary technology, provides extracurricular and social activities for students and benefits animals in need through community service.

Video and Animation Club
Advisors: VAP/DRA Assistant, Mike Davis & Instructor, Matt Morin
The Video and Animation Club provides students the opportunity to produce student-generated visual productions outside of the classroom. The types of projects that will be produced include short films and animations, submissions for contests, productions for other campus departments, and local news stories.  This club allows students to improve their video production skills.

Top 10 Safety Tips For College Students

IACLEA logoThe International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators has released a list of the Top 10 safety tips for college students.

Be sure that you check out these tips and do your best to adhere to them at all times for a safe and productive experience in and out of the classroom.

  1. Make the call. Program the number of your college or university’s police or public safety department into your cell phone so you have it at your fingertips in the event of an emergency on campus. If you see a crime in progress or even something suspicious, don’t hesitate, make the call.
  2. Empower yourself. Enroll in a self-defense course. If your college or university offers a sexual assault defense program such as R.A.D., sign up with a friend and empower yourself. These courses are designed to give you the tools that may help save your life.
  3. Don’t walk alone. Take advantage of your college or university’s safety escort services or walk with friends or classmates.
  4. Protect your property. Never leave items like your backpack, laptop or cell phone unattended-even if it’s just for a minute. Make it a habit to take these valuables with you.
  5. Report solicitors. Magazine subscriptions, donation requests, spa packages and “earn money now” schemes are some of the common methods criminals use to take your money. Avoid solicitors’ scams by politely saying no and immediately notifying university police. Never provide a solicitor with your personal information.
  6. On the bus. Stay awake and keep your personal belongings close to you. Sit near the door or the driver and stay awake. If someone’s harassing you, don’t hesitate; ask the driver to let you off at a populated bus stop or a well-lit area like a gas station.
  7. Grab it. Close it. Lock it. College and university parking lots and structures are common targets for thieves. Never leave valuables in your car or items in plain view. Take items like GPS devices, removable stereo faceplates, and electronics with you. Make sure your windows are up and the doors are locked. Apply a security device or set the alarm.
  8. Keep personal information private. Avoid becoming a victim of identity theft by carrying only the necessary items in your wallet or purse. Don’t give personal information to solicitors.
  9. Keep your dorm locked. Even if you’re going next door to a friend’s room, always grab your keys and lock the door. A propped open door is a perfect target for would-be thieves and allows them quick and easy access to your belongings. If your room has additional doors and windows, always be sure they are closed and locked as well.
  10. Protect your wheels. If you ride a bike, find out if your university offers free registration. Registering your bike helps improve the likelihood of recovery if stolen. Invest in a high-quality, hardened steel “U” lock. For optimum security, lock both the front and frame to the bike rack.

Henry Young Appointed Assistant Provost in the Office of Teaching and Learning

Henry Young appointed Assistant Provost in the Office of Teaching and Learning at New England Institute of Technology.

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Young  has been teaching in the Architectural Building Engineering Technology  department since July, 1997. Henry has served on a variety of college-wide committees, most recently, the President’s Academic Advisory Council, the NEASC Self-Study Organization and Governance Subcommittee (Chair), and on the Tech Scholars Selection Committee.

Prior to teaching at New England Tech, Henry was an officer in the United States Navy and later in the Navy Reserve Civil Engineering Corps. He commanded a 250 person construction-based organization and was Project Manager for infrastructure rehabilitation/construction work on U.S. military installations.

With the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Henry held positions as Project Engineer and Special Assistant to the State Director of Transportation, where he worked on intermodal transportation projects, bridge rehabilitation programs, and freight railroad improvement projects. He was also a management consultant for the firm KPMG Peat Marwick.
Also, congratulations to Henry for recently completing an EdD in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University. Henry’s dissertation entitled “Authentic Learning at Technical College,” is a qualitative case study which examines the use of authentic learning pedagogy at Technical College (New England Tech’s pseudonym for the study). He also has a Master of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech, both in Civil Engineering. Henry has attained LEED Accredited Professional status from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Hot Summer Game Jam – August 9 and 10 – New England Tech, Rhode Island

Attention New England Tech  Video Gamers and Developers!

Rhode Island Game Jam 2013

Join fellow NEIT students and alumni for 24 hours of fun and creativity at this year’s Hot Summer Game Jam, scheduled for August 9th and 10th at New England Tech’s East Greenwich campus.

To register, visit and learn how you can create a playable video game in 24 hours!

New England Tech to Offer Free Classes to High School Teachers

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will offer a three-day professional development workshop program for high school educators this summer. 

FREE train the teacher courses at New England TechCourses being offered include:

These free courses are designed for high school instructors and are scheduled for August 13-15, 2013, with a second session of Photoshop for Photographers running August 20-22, 2013.

Classes will be held from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus, One New England Tech Blvd., as well as the college’s Access Rd. campus in Warwick, RI.

To register for any of the August classes or to receive mailings announcing future workshops, please contact Tara Rugg, Coordinator of High School Programs, at or call 401-739-5000, ext. 3324.