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Dec 05 2013

Deans Headline Leadership Summit for High School and College Students

Nada Anid New York, N.Y., December 5, 2013 – Deans from two of the seven schools and colleges at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will participate in a Leadership Summit and Sports/Education Symposium designed to inform, empower, and motivate high school and college students on their pathways to success.

The summit, scheduled for Dec. 14, is part of the weekend-long 2013 Big Apple Classic, now in its seventh year. Sponsored by NYIT, it also includes a basketball tournament and a college fair scheduled for Dec. 15, to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  

The Leadership Summit features sessions addressing a variety of timely topics for students as they consider college and career options. One focuses on Financial Literacy, Engineering & Health Professions, and Entrepreneurship, and will include presentations by Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., Dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, and Patricia Chute, Ed.D., Dean  of NYIT’s School of Health Professions. This session will Patricia Chuteprovide an introduction to engineering and health professions, various career paths and how students can pursue them, as well as highlight the global demand for graduates in these fields. It will also discuss how engineers and health professionals work together.

A subsequent session will include a focus on Sustainability & Going Green. Dean Anid will discuss how the  green industry seeks to meet the demands of today and tomorrow, what “green job” opportunities are available, and how  attendees can be successful in this field.  

The Leadership Summit, to be held at The New York Times Building, is open to high school and college students at no cost. To register for the event, please email with your name, phone number, email address, and number of people attending, including yourself.

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, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

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, 95,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit New York Institute of Technology at


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