As the New Year approaches, we take a moment to reflect on the past year's successes and exciting changes that have taken place.
Two members of our team received well-deserved promotions: Amy Bravo is now the Assistant Dean of Career Services, and Adrienne McNally is the Associate Director of Experiential Education. Service-learning was offered in over 10 courses during the fall 2012 semester - enabling over 250 NYIT students to use their skills and talents to strengthen communities throughout New York City and Long Island. Through the Spring 2012 Alternative Break Program, a group of 13 engaged students and one staff member traveled to Peru to assess the water conservation and filtration needs of a community just outside of Lima, Peru - where they built the foundation of a pharmacy and educated residents on safely transporting and cleaning their limited water supply. The Internship Certificate Program grew to support its largest group of student interns yet, with over 80 students completing internships in the field of IT, Health Sciences, Engineering, and Communications this fall. Last but not least, the Community Service Centers in Old Westbury and Manhattan worked tirelessly to help almost 500 students register to vote, many of whom cast their very first ballot in this year's exciting Presidential Election!
While it's been a very productive year, we look forward to expanding our efforts in 2013 with additional Alternative Break programs, working even more closely with faculty and staff to help more students secure great internships, and creating more opportunities for our students to apply what they're learning in the classroom to solving social problems, while gaining invaluable life experience.
Thank you for a wonderful year and warm wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!
Assistant Director, Experiential Education