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Newsletter - March 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 honoring Thomas Keller (Chef/Owner, The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery & Ad Hoc); Randy Ullom (Winemaster, Kendall-Jackson WInery); and Mary Ewing-Mulligan (Master of Wine, President, International Wine Center). 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
Westchester Alumni Reception  Westchester 2007
Connect with NYIT alumni and enjoy drinks and appetizers on Thursday, March 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Don Coqui (formerly MacMenamin's Grill & ChefWorks), 115 Cedar St., New Rochelle, N.Y. The cost of this event is $10 per person and includes open bar and appetizers. To R.S.V.P. contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or  516.686.7800. 
"Where in the World Is Architecture?"
Save the date: Robert Ivy, the editor in chief of Architectural Record, presents "Where in the World Is Architecture?," Thursday, April 23, 2009, in NYIT's de Seversky Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of NYIT's School of Architecture and Design. For more information, please call 516.686.1280.
Four Food Studio 2 Long Island Alumni Reception 
Join your fellow NYIT alumni for drinks and appetizers on Thursday, May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Four Food Studio, 515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, N.Y. The cost of this event is $10 per person and includes open bar and appetizers. To R.S.V.P. contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 516.686.7800.
NYIT Receives College Access Grant
NYIT has received preliminary notification that it is one of 30 recipients of an $8.2 million federal grant that focuses on motivating New York's at-risk youth to successfully prepare for and graduate from college. NYIT will receive almost $50,000 to design, implement, and evaluate pre-college and career guidance and counseling practices for more than 3,400 students attending John Adams High School in Queens, N.Y. NYIT's grant application was facilitated by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research and the School of Education ... read more about the grant.
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The Office of Alumni Relations, working with NYIT's School of Management, will hold inaugural alumni receptions for alumni living and working in China. Events will occur in Nanchang, Shenzhen, and Shanghai from Saturday, April 11, through Friday, April 17. A tentative schedule of events is available on the NYIT Alumni Events Page.   
Fore more information contact Joe Fortine, Director of Alumni Relations, at or call 516.686.1254.  
Career Perks ProgramJoin the Career Conversation
NYIT is giving a new meaning to the term "career perks." The Office of Career Services recently launched the Career Perks Program, providing an opportunity for alumni and faculty and staff members to share career-related information and advice with students in an informal setting. The conversations take place every Wednesday at 4 p.m., at the New Technology Building,16 W. 61st St., room 611, Manhattan campus.
Through the efforts of Michael Gregorek, adjunct professor and director of the School of Management's Professional Enrichment Program, NYIT welcomed Dren Ahmetaj (B.S. '08) as the first featured speaker on Jan. 28. A financial services representative for MetLife, Dren discussed his job search strategy, the transition from student to professional status, the impact of the economy on the financial services industry, and the importance of networking. For more information about the program, e-mail Charlene DeGregoria at
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The New York State 2009-10 budget proposes significant cuts to student financial assistance programs. Learn about ways you can support student aid.
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