NYIT wishes you happy holidays and best wishes for the new year. The New York campuses will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 2.
Nineteen NYIT students are recipients of 2015 Presidential Global Fellowships ranging from $500 to $5,000 for research and creative projects. The awards support NYIT's efforts to broaden students' perspectives and inspire their interaction with the larger world through new academic and cultural experiences. Creativity was encouraged with students seeking new and unfamiliar educational experiences.
Examples include 4th-year medical student Megan Flynn's participation in the Peruvian Outreach Program, a four-week medical mission in Trujillo, where she will work with a local hospital and smaller satellite facilities to provide pediatric and maternity care, health screenings and educational services, and senior architecture student Paula S. Inacio's study of the Sanctuary of Fatima in Portugal as part of her architectural thesis and design for a peace and healing center. View a list of all Presidential Global Fellows.
The program is funded by a philanthropic gift to NYIT.
Congratulations to the 44 students inducted into NYIT's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) on Dec. 5 at the Manhattan campus. They are the first group of NYIT inductees to the chapter formed in 2014.
From Nov. 20 to 23, I was among a group of NYIT students lucky enough to participate in the National Center for Student Leadership Fall 2014 Conference in Orlando, Fla. At the conference we learned management and communication skills, and heard from experts with leadership experience in business and academia. Use their key takeaways to ace your finals week presentation, impress colleagues at your internship, or motivate fellow students to get involved in campus activities.