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Jun 08 2012

NYIT-Vancouver Celebrates Class of 2012

NYIT-Vancouver Celebrates Class of 2012

Vancouver, Canada (June 8, 2012) ─ NYIT Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rahmat A. Shoureshi, Ph.D., conferred degrees on the graduates of NYIT-Vancouver’s Class of 2012 in a ceremony and luncheon at the Fish House at Stanley Park. NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., congratulated NYIT’s newest alumni in a special video greeting.

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Among the graduates from NYIT-Vancouver’s Class of 2012 is Ravi Muti who recently won a “Top 25 Under 25” award from the Surrey Board of Trade in recognition of his entrepreneurship and leadership skills.
“I hope to become an influential entrepreneur who does things that have never been done,” said Muti.  “And I’ll keep going until this is accomplished.”
Muti’s start-up company works with local and global businesses to market to their customers through online, real-time, and mobile marketing applications. 
“Entrepreneurship is exciting, and I have a passion for it because it brings out my creativity and an innovative mindset,” he said.
Ravi’s classmate, student speaker Yekaterina Formicheva, said lessons learned from students who already run successful businesses will be invaluable as she works toward her goal of opening her own educational consulting agency. 
“In every field, demand is increasing for a new class of business people, designers, engineers  ̶  for people who can perform specialized tasks,” said Guiliano, “and more importantly, for people who can synthesize ideas and create solutions to address real-world challenges.”
As a 21st-century global institution, he added, NYIT is committed to education that helps students leverage technology, solve real-world problems, and cultivate interdisciplinary mindsets.
NYIT-Vancouver’s graduation follows NYIT’s 51st commencement, which celebrated 3,325 graduates on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the Old Westbury, New York campus. NYIT also has campuses in the Middle East, China, and Manhattan.
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 14,000 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, more than 92,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


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