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Best of Tech Award Winners

Best of Tech Award Winners 2019

Selection for the Awards

Each year the Office of Teaching and Learning publicly recognizes and rewards 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 (highlighted in yellow) 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 Best of Humanities and Social Sciences Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, Communications, 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 students with the highest rank in each core category 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.

May 3, 2019

Twenty-Second Annual Best of Tech Awards  

Technology Recipient AS/BS/MS
Advanced Automotive Matthew A. Pelli AS
Advanced Automotive with High Performance Joseph A. Rapoza AS
Automotive Collision Repair Juan A. Puello-Martinez AS
Marine Shawn A. Stiles AS
Automotive Service Management Colby J. Williams BS
Architectural Building Engineering Ramiro M. Tavares III AS
Architectural Building Engineering Jarrid R. Chrissos BS
Civil Engineering Autumn M. Bianco AS
Interior Design Olivia R. Menziuso AS
Interior Design Rosalie J. O'Donnell BS
Construction Management Jonathan C. Graci BS
Construction Management Denice Hallstein MS
Building Construction Marcus Rebello AS
Electrical Technology  Matthew Viveiros AS
Plumbing/Heating/Gas  Paul M. Hinds AS
Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating  John Kingston, Jr. AS
Business Management Sarrah J. Berkery AS
Business Management Kathleen M. Emerson BS
Criminal Justice Makenzie J. Brown AS
Criminal Justice Amber L. Robertson BS
Criminal Justice Online Robert A. Siple BS
Electronics, Robotics and Drones Technology Wayne A. Turley, Jr. AS
Electrical Engineering Tyler J. Rapson BS
Mechanical Engineering Andrew T. Miga AS
Mechanical Engineering Naomi Denesha BS
Welding Engineering Technology Benjamin T. Lanctot AS
Digital Media Production Alexander J. Fandetti AS
Digital Media Production Tabitha L. Baptiste BS
Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Isaiah Sebastian AS
Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Nancy Truehart BS
Information Technology - Network Engineering Haidar Fawaz AS
Cybersecurity and Network Engineering John L. Silvia IV BS
Information Technology - Software Engineering Daniel Kent AS
Information Technology - Software Engineering Corey J. Beagan BS
Game Development & Simulation Programming  Patrick Naatz AS
Video Game Design Taylor L. Beese AS
Video Game Design James M. Braley BS
Information Technology Joseph S. Giroux MS
Medical Assisting and Administration Kasey L. Strumar AS
Medical Laboratory Technology Byron O. Acevedo AS
Respiratory Care Molly A. Caron AS
Nursing Thomas M. Landry, Jr. AS
Nursing Brian V. Teves BS
Occupational Therapy Assistant William N. Benway AS
Occupational Therapy  Christine M. Lynch MS
Physical Therapist Assistant Devin M. Belasco AS
Rehabilitation Sciences Edward McConnell, Jr. BS
Surgical Technology Ashley A. Marandola AS
Public Health George Andoscia III MS
Animal Business Management Hannah A. Sullivan AS
Veterinary Technology Hayley A. Underwood AS

* Yellow Highlighting Indicates Tech Scholars 

Best of Humanities and Social Science
Outstanding Achievement ...
... in Writing in Communications Alaura M. Allen  PAR/AS
... in Writing in the Social Sciences Tyler J. Rapson  ELT/BS