Happy Retirement, Arlene Potvin

Arlene PotvinBest wishes to Arlene Potvin who retired from New England Tech on June 30, 2015.  Since 2001, Arlene has served as the Office of Teaching and Learning’s Program Coordinator for  the Feinstein Enriching America Program.

Arlene has worn many hats during her time at NEIT. First, she was a student in what was then called the Computerized Business Management Technology program earning her Associate in Science degree and membership in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Arlene continued her studies in Business Management Technology while working as a lab assistant.  In 2000 she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Technology, also receiving the “Best of Tech” award. Arlene served as an adjunct faculty member teaching Accounting I, PowerPoint and Word Processing.

The NEIT community extends its thanks to Arlene for her years of dedicated service to the college as well as to this most worthwhile program, and wishes her good health and happiness.

Grad Lands 1 of 16 Spots in BMW Step Program

Congratulations to Nick Mancini, a March 2015 graduate from the Auto Collision Repair Technology, for being accepted into the BMW Step Program! Nick is the first graduate from the Auto Collision Repair Technology to be accepted into the highly competitive Paint and Body program. Only 16 graduates nationwide are accepted into this program, with selections being made just once a year.

The Paint and Body program runs for eight months in two locations: Oxnard, CA and Woodcliff Lake, NJ. This program is separate from the Technician program, where seven other NEIT graduates from the Automotive Technology are currently training. This marks our eighth graduate from the Automotive Technology to be accepted into the BMW Step Program since December 2014. Congratulations to all!

Congratulations, Gavin Estey

Gavin EsteyGavin Estey has joined the Office of Student Support Services as a Student Advisor.  He previously held several positions at Mount Ida College including Counselor in the Student Transition and Retention Services program, Learning Specialist in the Learning Opportunities Program, and Resident Director in the Office of Residence Life. Gavin has a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration from Bay Path University, a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of New Hampshire and an Associate in Arts degree in History from Dean College. Gavin will work with students in the Animal and Veterinary Management/Veterinary Practice Management, Building Construction & Cabinetmaking, Graphic Multimedia & Web Design, Plumbing and Heating, Refrigeration-Air Conditioning and Veterinary Technology programs.

SAMI: A Job Well Done

SAMI Students

From the left are student Brittany Neville; Steve Kitchin; Todd Sposato, Coordinator of the SAMI Machinist Program; and students Jason Barbrie, Justin Carsetti, Dave Lewis, and Dave Place.

Students from the SAMI Advanced Manufacturing program wanted to express their appreciation to Steve Kitchin, Vice President for Corporate Education and Training, for his continued support and endorsement of the SAMI program. Together, the students built a miniature functioning steam engine, accompanied by a thank you plaque, and presented it to Steve.

For additional information about the SAMI program call 401-739-5000 ext. 3700 or email info@samiri.org.

July Quarter is Mandatory

Attention ALL New England Tech students…

The Summer quarter is MANDATORY in order for you to stay on track for graduation.

Summer Classes July 20Summer Classes Mandatory

NEIT Grants Degrees to British Virgin Island Students

BVI 2015EAST GREENWICH, RI, USA – Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost

at New England Institute of Technology, is pleased to announce that the following students received their degree at the college’s Commencement Ceremony held on May 3, 2015. This year marked the 75th Anniversary of the college.  New England Tech awarded more than 1000 students with an Associate in Science (AS), Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master of Science (MS) Degree.

British Virgin Island graduates and New England Institute of Technology administration are pictured from left:

Catherine Fabrizi, International Student Advisor; Javon Fahie, Mark Seltzer, Director of International Admissions; and Deshawn Donovan.

Graduates not pictured:  Kezia Allen and Dheja Fonseca           

Sherman stated, “We are extremely proud to have these exceptional students as members of our college community. Our international students enrich the learning experience for all students as well as New England Tech’s faculty and staff. We look forward to the opportunity to participate in the education of future students from the British Virgin Islands for many years to come.”

NEIT Library teams up with Steam Ship Historical Society

SteamShip HistoricalSteam Ship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) has teamed up with New England Institute of Technology’s library in creating an exhibit to show off some of SSHSA’s collections and the maritime technology programs at NEIT.

One aspect of the exhibit is a brief overview of marine engines, from walking beam steam engines to nuclear power.  Stay tuned as we develop more programs around this exhibit!

Source: The Steamship Historical Society

NEIT grad helps bring Solar Company to RI

New England Tech Grad, Stephen Zariczny is helping Rhode Islanders go Solar!

From Providence Journal:

Starting in 10 R.I. communities, Calif.-based SolarCity will install residential systems and offer financing, providing a way around the large upfront costs that can deter homeowners from investing in systems.

The Rhode Island business will be headed by Stephen Zariczny, a regional operations manager and Glocester native. A graduate of the New England Institute of Technology and a carpenter by training, he says he’s typical of the company’s hires.

Source: Solar-panel company sets up shop in R.I. – News – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI

NEIT’s online degree program ranked #1 in Rhode Island by US News

New England Tech is thrilled that US News has ranked our online program so high, not only in the United States but to be #1 here in Rhode Island is very exciting.  Especially knowing that we have more online degree programs which are being prepared to be introduced.  Be sure to stay tuned for more info about new online programs in the coming months.

From The Providence Business News:

The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, New England Institute of Technology and Johnson & Wales University all have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for their online bachelor’s degree programs.

The annual list, which ranks the best online bachelor’s degree programs in the country, rates colleges and universities on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates and academic and career support services offered to students.

“Online programs break down the barriers of time and distance for students,” UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman said in a statement. “For students who are working full-time jobs or have family and other responsibilities that prevent them from attending classes at a specific time or place, quality online programs are critical to them as they achieve their aspirations.”

According to U.S. News, new students admitted to nearly all ranked programs are predominantly adults aged 25 and older who have some credit already applied toward their degrees.

New England Institute of Technology ranked No. 140 on the list, but No. 1 in Rhode Island.

New England Institute of Technology, a private institution, has been offering online bachelor’s degree programs since 2012-2013. NEIT’s online program gives registered nurses with an associate in science degree the opportunity to obtain their bachelor of science degree. 

For more information about New England Tech’s Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, including our online degree programs in RN to BSN, Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree, Construction Management Master’s Degree, call Admissions at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

NEIT Grants Degrees to Bahama Students

Bahamas 2015EAST GREENWICH, RI, USA – Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, is pleased to announce that the following students received their degree at the college’s Commencement Ceremony held on May 3, 2015. This year marked the 75th Anniversary of the college.  New England Tech awarded more than 1000 students with an Associate in Science (AS), Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master of Science (MS) Degree.

Bahama graduates and dignitaries pictured from left are:

Alex McIntosh

Zbigniew Dawkins

Kristy Cartwright

Iva Dahl, Acting President of Bahamas Technical  Vocational Institute

Lorenzo Moseley

Deangelo Roberts (not pictured)

Sherman stated, “We are extremely proud to have these exceptional students as members of our college community. Our international students enrich the learning experience for all  students as well as New England Tech’s faculty and staff. We look forward to the opportunity to participate in the education of future students from The Bahamas for many years to come.”