Nerds with Passports gives NEIT a review

Sang Frais from Nerds with Passports speaks to High School Admissions Representative, Kaila Nicolia about New England Tech’s Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology and Video Game Design degree programs at PAX East 2014.

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Plus Sang gives her thoughts on the New England Tech student created virtual reality she had the opportunity to experience in the Virtusphere at PAX East.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, including Game Development and Simulation Programming and Video Game Design, please call Admissions at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

You can follow Nerds with Passports on Twitter @NerdsWPassports.

Best of TechArts 2014

Thanks to all the artists who submitted art work for the 2014 TechArts Exhibit and who voted for the Best of TechArts. 

The top three winners with the most ballots were Manny Couto for Scrappy, Brittaney Lanphear for Flowers in the Grass, and Jeff Rosario for Penguin.

Auto Collision Repair faculty, Manny Couto's 'Scrappy'

Auto Collision Repair faculty, Manny Couto’s ‘Scrappy’

 

The winner of the NEIT bookstore gift certificate goes out to Brittaney Lanphear, who came in second place.  Her statement about Flowers in the Grass states, it “portrays the beauty of nature created by materials that could destroy this beauty by simply not recycling it.”  The piece is made of recycled materials; soda cans, tabs, pieces of cardboard box, and plastic bags braided, painted and glued in a circle.

Manny Couto (automotive school faculty) graciously declined to accept the prize so that it could be given to a NEIT student.

Student, Brittaney Lanphear's "Flowers in the Grass"

Student, Brittaney Lanphear’s “Flowers in the Grass”

Student, Jeff Rosario's "Penguin"

Student, Jeff Rosario’s “Penguin”

RN to BSN program achieves National Accreditation

New England Institute of Technology Receives National Accreditation for Its Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

new england tech - accredited online rn-bsn nursing programEast Greenwich, RI – Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college has received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for its fully on-line Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program.  As Rhode Island’s first and only on-line RN-BSN program, Registered Nurses will be prepared to meet the demands of the healthcare field by expanding and enhancing their nursing education. This program will train students for leadership roles and graduate studies in nursing with the next cohort beginning in October, 2014.  

The RN-BSN program is crafted to be relevant, engaging and fun. Students will be learning as part of a connected online community that provides support and broadens critical thinking while building camaraderie among other Registered Nurses enrolled in the program. As one student stated, “These classes are making me a better, safer nurse.”  

The on-line format is tailored to meet the needs of the working adult learner. Students have the opportunity to develop professional nursing leadership through clinical reasoning, management skills and competencies, and evaluation skills. Graduates of this program are prepared for positions in community health clinics, private practice, hospitals, and patient care facilities.    

For more information on the RN-BSN on-line program, please contact NEIT’s Admissions office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. You may also visit the college’s website at www.neit.edu.

Grad Fair is scheduled

2014 Grad Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

If you have not yet ordered your cap & gown, please visit www.neit.edu/graduation to do so as soon as possible.NewGradFair2014

“One thing that really helped me after the Career Expo was writing those thank you letters to the companies for taking the time to talk to me. In addition once I received a one on one interview I brought in nice copies of my resume, references, and letters of recommendations from my teachers. The companies really appreciated the extra effort and plus it gives them something to look at while interviewing. Thanks again for everything.” – Jennifer Adamek, CBYT student who received 2 job offers as a result of attending the Career Expo event.

ACE Students Showcase Their Talent

Jazz Sussman Moss with Phil Marks

Jazz Sussman Moss with Phil Marks

Once again, New England Tech served as the host site for approximately 25 dedicated high school students and their mentors during a 16-week program with ACE Rhode Island (Architecture, Construction, Engineering). Through the efforts of Phil Marks, Department Chair, Architectural/Building Engineering Technology; Erin Flynn, Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events; and, Jeff Cathcart of J. Cathcart, Inc., who served as the ACE representative, this program proved to be a great success.

ACE Rhode Island gives area high school students the opportunity to work closely with building industry professionals to explore the various jobs available in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction. Serving as mentors to the students, these individuals share their expertise through discussion of industry career paths while focusing on a wide range of hands-on design projects. Field trips to mentors’ offices along with actual job site tours demonstrate to these students how various professions work together to bring construction projects to completion.

14-ACE StudentsOn March 12, 2014, these students presented their outstanding projects to the mentors, fellow students, and family members. These unique designs ranged from vacation property to sustainable homes. Erin Flynn stated, “This after school program was a perfect example of education partnering with industry. These students were so committed to learning everything they possibly could, and it certainly showed in their presentations.”

For more information about Architectural Building Engineer Associate and Bachelor degree program, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

NEIT Students Skype Ukrainian Students

Benefitting from a grant from the U.S. Fulbright program, Heidi Allen, Associate Professor in the Business Management Technology program, spent two months at the National Mining University in Ukraine last spring teaching Business English to Ukrainian students, who came from the eastern part of Ukraine near the Russian border. As a result of this international teaching program, at 9:00 a.m. on February 3, 2014, NEIT students in the International Business class conducted an online video conference with students from the National Mining University. It was 4:00 p.m. Ukraine time when Kate Piyak, Sasha Saitova, Pavel Slepchenko, Valeryi Bezkorovainyi, and Julia Sveshnikova Skyped with NEIT students Casey Pennell, Nathan White, Codie Picard, Norman Nilsson, and Tiana Lonardo via an Internet café in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.

The Skype conference was the first opportunity for Heidi’s Ukrainian students to interact with her New England Tech students. The students discussed families, studies, hobbies, and common interests for about 45 minutes and ended with promises to reconnect in the near future through Skype, Facebook, and email, and so they have! Music has been a common denominator in many conversations. New England Tech students have asked about the political unrest in Ukraine. Some NEIT students are even learning to speak a little Russian. Two of the Ukrainian students will be visiting the United States this summer through a work program and hope to visit NEIT during their time here.

Technology Career Expo ‘14

8-Tech Career ExpoPat Blakemore, Director of Career Services, and the entire staff of the Career Services Office worked diligently to ensure the success of the Technology Career Expo’ 14. NEIT students and graduates had the opportunity to speak about current and future employment opportunities with representatives from 68 companies who participated in the Expo on March 6th. This event is one of five annual career expos hosted by the Career Services Office, each one offering NEIT students and graduates the opportunity to network with potential employers related to their degree programs. 

Many of the students who took advantage of the opportunity to meet these employers were able to secure interviews while others already have job offers. One employer commented: “We have so many solid candidates from the job fair that we have to make some difficult choices on who to bring on board.”

“One thing that really helped me after the Career Expo was writing those thank you letters to the companies for taking the time to talk to me. In addition once I received a one on one interview I brought in nice copies of my resume, references, and letters of recommendations from my teachers. The companies really appreciated the extra effort and plus it gives them something to look at while interviewing. Thanks again for everything.” – Jennifer Adamek, CBYT student who received 2 job offers as a result of attending the Career Expo event.

DRA Grad nominated for 2014 Best Filmmaker Award

New England Tech graduate, Chris Esper has been nominated for the Providence Phoenix’s 2014 Best Filmmaker award.  Help support fellow NEIT alumni by voting AND sharing the link.ChrisEsper

Click Here to VOTE!

Winners will be announced on May 15, 2014.

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events at New England Tech

APRIL 19, 2014: Production Assistant Workshop, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FOR VAP/DRA Grads ONLY; Must Register at CTI@neit.edu - Space is Limited

APRIL 25, 2014: Best of Tech Awards, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Media Presentation Theater

APRIL 30, 2014: Grad Fair, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. East Greenwich Student Lounge

MAY 4, 2014: Commencement, 11:00 a.m. R.I. Convention Center, Providence

JUNE 3, 2014: Tech Nite Open House, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  East Greenwich

JULY 14, 2014: 5th annual NEIT Alumni Golf Tournament New location: Alpine Country Club, Cranston, RI

NEIT Announces Commencement Speaker

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KATHY IRELAND TO DELIVER NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADER CHERYL MERCHANT TO BE HONORED

1-KathyIrelandEAST GREENWICH, RI – New England Tech’s 2014 commencement address will be delivered by world-class entrepreneur Kathy Ireland who is Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide®. Ireland is one of the most influential and successful people in design and marketing, and is also a powerful advocate for women and children in need. A former supermodel who combined her fashion know-how, compassion for others, and common sense ideas to build a billion dollar brand, Ireland markets more than 15,000 products with designs in fashion, weddings, home and office. On Sunday, May 4, 2014 Kathy Ireland will share her insight about success with New England Institute of Technology graduates and their families and friends. The commencement ceremony will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence beginning at 11 a.m.

Ireland appeared in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues in the 1980s and 1990s. Her first featured cover remains the top selling edition. She has acted in movies including the comedies Unnecessary Roughness, and Loaded Weapon I, and in dozens of television shows including the popular Melrose Place. She has written books for children and for busy moms and recently started her own publishing company. But it is the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand that has brought her the most success. With a focus on designing practical and affordable products, fulfilling her mission statement of “finding solutions for families, especially busy moms,” Ireland has built a fashion empire. In 2012, the former supermodel graced the cover of Forbes Magazine, which nicknamed her “Supermogul” for her success.

Ireland is committed to “putting people ahead of profits.” She is an advocate for women’s health issues and for the care and treatment of Down’s syndrome. She is an activist for veterans’ issues, global poverty eradication and education and family issues. She also supports numerous nonprofits including the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation and Feed the Children. When earthquakes hit Haiti, she quietly traveled there to help out in the orphanages. Ireland will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement for her work to improve the lives of others.

2-CherylMerchantNew England Institute of Technology will also confer an honorary doctor of humane letters on nationally-recognized business leader Cheryl Merchant for her contributions to the betterment of Rhode Island. Merchant is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island’s Hope Global. Known for her ability to motivate, inspire and lead innovative teams, Merchant has transformed the 131-year-old Rhode Island textile manufacturing company. Under her leadership, Hope Global has nearly tripled its revenue, product lines and market share in the automotive, industrial and defense industries. Merchant has accomplished this while focusing on teamwork, employee success and community involvement.

Hope Global employs 700 people around the world. The headquarters and largest operation is located in Rhode Island, with smaller operations in Mexico, the Czech Republic and China, and engineering sales offices in Detroit and Brazil.

Merchant got her start in the automotive field, working her way into supervisory positions at GM, Ford and Mazda, and eventually managing international operations for Lear Corporation in Mexico. She brings global experience to Hope Global, and has integrated helping others into the company philosophy. Charities that provide assistance to children and women in need are the focus at Hope. So are mentoring and training programs that help employees advance in their chosen fields.

Merchant is an active member of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, a Rhode Island Commodore, a trustee of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, a trustee of Bryant University, and a member of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Governor’s Workforce Board, which supports programs that bring business and education together. Merchant was recently named the 2014 New England Business Woman of the Year at Bryant University’s Women’s Summit.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 73rd commencement ceremony. More than a thousand students will receive associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.