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Jun 14 2010

NYIT Names Ralph Sepe President of its Alumni Federation

Ralph Sepe

Old Westbury, N.Y. (June 14, 2010) – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has announced that alumnus Ralph Sepe (B.S. ’97) is the new president of NYIT’s Alumni Federation.

In June 2010, Sepe, from Franklin Square, N.Y., will replace Carol Ann Hasenstab (B.S. ’92) as president and will be responsible for presiding over the executive board of alumni directors of NYIT’s Alumni Federation, and fostering a spirit of engagement of NYIT alumni who support the university. The federation was established in the 1970’s to strengthen and support NYIT, and gives alumni opportunities to shape alumni efforts, programs, and practices at NYIT.

 "I am honored and excited to assume the position as president and look forward to representing the alumni of this great university," said Sepe.

Sepe is a partner at Chernoff Diamond & Co, LLC, Long Island’s largest benefits consulting firm, as well as president and owner of RCS Management Group, a realty management investment company headquartered in Long Island. Prior to his new role in the Alumni Federation, he was the first vice president of NYIT’s Alumni Federation, where he was responsible for setting the direction of the federation and acted as a liaison between college faculty and staff and more than 85,000 NYIT graduates. Sepe, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management, gave the keynote address at NYIT’s School of Management Commencement Ceremony on May 23, 2010, and is an active member of the Business Advisory Board for NYIT’s School of Management, helping to develop educational opportunities for current students.

Sepe, a major supporter of many local and national charities, has helped raise over $1 million for organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Education and Assistance Corporation, Pet Peeves, Inc., Big Brothers and Big Sisters across America, and the Coalition against Child Abuse & Neglect (CCAN). In 2006, Sepe established his own charity, The Sepe Foundation, to protect children who are facing abusive situations or serious illnesses. He serves as a member of the board of directors for Pet Peeves, Inc., which focuses on supporting no kill shelters and encourages pet therapy programs for children and adults throughout Long Island. He also sits on the board of directors for Long Island’s Cradle of Aviation Air and Space Museum, assisting in fundraising and setting the direction for all areas of the museum.

“Ralph’s dedication to NYIT and the community is a quality we hope all alumni as well as current, and future students will emulate,” said Joe Fortine, director of alumni relations at NYIT. “NYIT’s Alumni Federation has evolved throughout the years, and, with Ralph’s natural leadership, that will continue.”
About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), founded in 1955, offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and interior 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 more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. 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, 85,000 students have graduated from NYIT. For more information, visit


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