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Newsletter - February 2009
Dear NYIT Alumni,
Support student success! NYIT's 2009 Gold Coast Classic Professional Excellence Awards will be held on Friday, May 1, at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. All proceeds support student scholarships and educational programs at NYIT. For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Pamela Bottge at or call 516.686.7848.
Best regards,
Julie McCavera
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
NYIT Extends Its Green Offerings 
NYIT is offering a new national certificate training program designed for working professionals who wish to apply sustainable concepts to the buildings they design, develop, and construct. The Sustainable Building Advisor program, which began on Jan. 16, is approved by both the U.S. Green Building Council, as an education provider, and the American Institute of Architects for education credits. The lead instructor is Peter Caradonna (B.Arch. '87), principal of Peter Caradonna Associates (N.Y.). For more information, e-mail Lilyan Robbins, director of extended education at, or Greg Banhazl, director of business development at
Romano Sch.Architecture Alumnus Establishes Scholarship Fund
Peter J. Romano (B.Arch.'76) and his wife, Jane, have established the Peter and Jane Romano Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund will support scholarships and stipends for activities in the School of Architecture and Design. Romano is president of Peter J. Romano & Company (Pelham, N.Y.) Pictured (from left) are: Judith DiMaio, dean, School of Architecture and Design; Romano; and NYIT students Nisha Prasad, Matthew Wasnewsky, and Lukas Argyros.
For more information on how you can support student scholarships contact the Office of Development.
Small alumni logo colorJoin Us for Some Good Laughs 
The NYIT Alumni Federation presents a new kind of networking event: a Valentine's Day Comedy Night. The fun begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Stout NYC, located at 133 W. 33rd St. Admission is $20 per person and includes an open bar and hors d'oeuvres.
Bring your valentine, bring your friends, catch up with classmates, and share an evening of laughter with NYIT special guest comedian Tom Ryan, sponsored by GEICO, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the NYIT Partners Fund. To R.S.V.P, e-mail the Office of Alumni Relations at or call 516.686.7800.
The Office of Alumni Relations, working with NYIT's School of Management, will hold alumni inaugural receptions to establish alumni chapters in Nanchang, Shenzhen, and Shanghai in April for alumni living and working in China.
More information on these events will be published in the coming weeks at
Football Reunion 1.09Football Alumni Reunite
Former members of the NYIT football team gathered on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Old Westbury campus to watch the AFC and NFC championship games. 
For complete sports coverage visit the NYIT Athletics Home Page
Career NetAn Invitation from Career Services
The Office of Career Services welcomes you to provide details about your organization, especially if you are interested in recruiting NYIT students. There are plenty of willing and able NYIT students seeking internships, externships, and part- and full-time employment. Contact the Office of Career Services at to learn more about how you and your company can become involved in posting open positions for FREE.  
The Office of Career Services offers a wide range of events and workshops designed to assist alumni with ongoing career development, employer information, and industry trends.
In This Issue
Upcoming Alumni Events
NYIT Links 
Support Student Aid 
The New York State 2009-10 budget proposes significant cuts to student financial assistance programs. Learn about ways you can support student aid.
Calling All 1960s Grads!
We need you--we're now working on the next NYIT Magazine and are looking for news about your career, family, and other accomplishments. E-mail the Office of Alumni Relations at
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