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Nov 25 2014

NYIT Architecture Students Design and Build Beach Project

Nov 18 2014

NYIT Celebrates International Education Week

Nov 10 2014

Men’s Soccer Wins ECC Championship with 1-0 Victory over LIU Post

Nov 07 2014

Dr. Jerry Balentine New Vice President for Medical Affairs and Global Health

Nov 07 2014

NYIT Management Students Advance to Fed Challenge Semi-Finals

Dec 01 2014

Job Search Strategies

Dec 01 2014

Head in the Cloud? Protecting Your Privacy in a Mobile World

Dec 01 2014

Give ‘Em the Business: Resources for Management Students

Dec 02 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” - Conference: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry-A Global Perspective

Dec 02 2014

School of Engineering & Computing Sciences Graduate Info Session

Barbara Karyo

Nominator

Jennifer

Essay

Barbara Karyo is an artist, teacher and she is 71-years-old. A retired professor from Suffolk County Community College she believes in doing things that make her happy help her stay young, healthy and fulfilled.  Although retired she still teaches a ceramics class at Suffolk.  Her home has a beautiful studio filled with all of her work throughout the years.  Recently she was recognized in the press for her work helping to clean up a beach spill that dumped about 21 million plastic discs on the North Shore of Long Island.  Karyo and a friend decided to make the mishap into a fabulous work of art. She created a large fish that hangs in her studio out of the plastic discs and the head of the fish is crocheted out of plastic bags. She often takes plastic bags and crochets them into wonderful works of art such as handbags. Images of these items can be seen on her website at barbarakaryo.com.

When Kayo isn’t teaching or working in her studio she can often be found folk dancing 3-4 times a week, at the gym or gardening. When asked her secret to staying fit and vital in her seventies she simply said, "I think it’s a good sense of humor that keeps you going."

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