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Best of Tech Award Winners

Best of Tech Award Winners 2020

Selection for the Awards

Each year since 1998, the Office of Teaching and Learning has publicly recognized and rewarded exceptional students for their academic and personal achievements.

During the Winter Term, outstanding students are nominated by their department chair to receive a Best of Tech award in their major. Best of Tech nominees must be eligible for graduation in May and meet additional criteria which includes outstanding academic achievement and GPA, participating in extracurricular activities, volunteering in the community, overcoming obstacles, and demonstrating an ability to serve as a role model to past, present, and future NEIT students. 

Receiving a Best of Tech award qualifies a student to apply for the more prestigious Tech Scholar Award. The five Tech Scholars are chosen from the pool of Best of Tech award recipients by a panel of administrative staff and faculty who evaluate each candidate's application for the award.

The awards for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences are given to students based on the quality of their work in one or more courses, regardless of their degree program. Throughout the year, Humanities and Social Sciences faculty submit exemplary papers and projects from each 200-level or higher course. Submissions are evaluated and ranked, and the student with the highest rank at the associate and bachelor levels are selected for the Humanities and Social Sciences Awards.

Receiving these awards gives recipients the opportunity to note this achievement on their resume and provides them with a well-earned advantage as they seek future employment. This award is only for those students who have demonstrated exemplary work performance in accordance with award program criteria. 

July 10, 2020 (originally scheduled for May 1, 2020)

Virtual Ceremony via Tribute

Twenty-Third Annual Best of Tech Awards  

Program Recipient Level
Advanced Automotive Ethan Lopes AS
Automotive Collision Repair Robert N. Rocco AS
Marine Connor S. Whelihan AS
Architectural Building Engineering Thomas M. Wall, Jr. BS
Civil Engineering Samuel Rivera BS
Interior Design Alicia M. Gifford AS
Interior Design Brianna L. Chace BS
Construction Management Nicholas P. Schmall BS
Construction Management Kenneth L. Johnson MS
Building Construction Andre T. Girard AS
Electrical Technology  Jermaine D. Golden AS
Plumbing/Heating/Gas  Clive C. Wright AS
Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating  Zachary J. Taylor AS
Business Management Anna Maria DiPalma AS
Business Management Denise M. DeBlasio BS
Criminal Justice Benjamin G. Richtarik AS
Criminal Justice Dayna A. Koukas BS
Electronics, Robotics and Drones Technology Colin Leach AS
Electrical Engineering William Pereira BS
Mechanical Engineering Lukasz Glowacki AS
Mechanical Engineering Amber B. Levesque BS
Welding Engineering Technology Christopher R. Cawley AS
Engineering Management Joshua N. Fontaine MS
Digital Media Production Stephanie Garcia AS
Digital Media Production Kaylee M. Olson BS
Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Jason C. Trahan AS
Information Technology - Network Engineering Joseph T. Mucerino AS
Cybersecurity and Network Engineering Khalid Saseh BS
Information Technology - Software Engineering Talia S. Iannuccilli AS
Information Technology - Software Engineering John D. Lougee BS
Game Development & Simulation Programming  Kevin J. Jamieson AS
Game Development & Simulation Programming  Joseph A. Sepulveda BS
Video Game Design Skye L. Whelpley AS
Video Game Design Nicholas J. DaRocha BS
Information Technology Robert F. Baran MS
Medical Assisting and Administration Michelle L. Henderson AS
Medical Laboratory Technology Isabella C. Fiore AS
Respiratory Care Madison R. Allen AS
Nursing Nicholas E. Thibeault AS
Nursing Ian L. Lacombe BS
Occupational Therapy Assistant Amanda J. Blevins AS
Occupational Therapy Jennifer J. Rhodes MS
Occupational Therapy Amy C. Wheadon Doctorate
Physical Therapist Assistant Michael J. Corey AS
Surgical Technology Jennifer E. Wrench AS
Public Health Katherine L. Daneault MS
Veterinary Technology Kelsie L. Lamoureux AS

* Yellow Highlighting Indicates Tech Scholars 

Best of Humanities and Social Science
Outstanding Achievement in Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Skye L.Whelpley  VGD/AS
Stephan A. Maloney  ELT/BS