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May 30 2014

NYIT Celebrates Vancouver M.B.A. Graduates

Vancouver, Canada (May 30, 2014) - Friends, family, and faculty honored 23 members of NYIT’s Class of 2014 at NYIT-Vancouver's 13th graduation ceremony and luncheon, held today at Sage Bistro.

NYIT Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rahmat A. Shoureshi, Ph.D., conferred M.B.A. degrees on the graduates. In a special video greeting, NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., also congratulated the university's newest alumni. More photos.

Campus Dean Martin Gerson, Ph.D., and Petra Dilling, Ph.D., Associate Dean of NYIT’s School of Management, also spoke to the graduates.

"Our 2014 M.B.A. graduates of NYIT-Vancouver are well prepared for leadership roles in the rapidly evolving global economy," Shoureshi said. "Vancouver is a major crossroads, much like New York. These graduates’ intercultural and international education will help them contribute to the Vancouver and Canadian economy, as well as in the U.S., or any place else their careers may take them.”

Frankie gives speechNew graduate Frankie Leung delivered the student address to fellow graduates. "Step out of your comfort zone,” Leung advised his classmates. “This is where you will learn and grow the most." A member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society, Leung is leading by example. He recently started a Japanese food business in Richmond, B.C., part of Metro Vancouver.

The event follows NYIT's 53rd Commencement held in Old Westbury, New York, on May 18, which celebrated NYIT’s 3,114 degree recipients around the world. Ceremonies in honor of NYIT graduates at campuses in Abu Dhabi and Nanjing will follow in early June.

NYIT has offered an M.B.A. degree program in Vancouver since 1999, and has over 900 NYIT-Vancouver alumni. The campus has Education Quality Assurance status granted by the Ministry of Advanced Education of British Columbia, Canada.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine.

A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 13,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan; in Nanjing, China; in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; in Vancouver, Canada; at other global partner universities; and online.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, nearly 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


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