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Jan 30 2014

NYIT Students Score Volunteer Positions for Super Bowl XLVIII

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New York, N.Y. (January 30, 2014) - As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prepare to go head to head in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, New York Institute of Technology students are already getting in on the action. They are giving their time and social media expertise to support the New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee along with thousands of other volunteers working behind the scenes in the runup to game day.

DeVonne Jackson, an NYIT graduate student studying communication arts, has served as a volunteer listener in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. "This is the first time the Super Bowl is hosted by two cold states—New York and New Jersey—in an open dome," she said. "So why not be part of something epic?"

Jackson provides the public with weather updates and answers questions on Super Bowl social media. Volunteers also monitor the Super Bowl Host Committee's social media channels to address complaints and refresh content with images, animated GIFs, and factual information.

In addition, a group of NYIT students will volunteer on Super Bowl Sunday, including Gabriel Almonte who will work alongside students from other universities. He sees his role as an opportunity to give back and apply skills learned in class studying information technology, while also having a good time and gaining hands-on experience.

"I want to help people the best I can and do something great for the community," Almonte said.

This year's Super Bowl Host Committee is driven by a task force of leaders from academia, business, health care, and cultural institutions, including NYIT President Edward Guiliano. Members donate their time and expertise to advance the committee's mission to create a memorable experience for sports fans attending the 2014 Super Bowl.

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, more than 95,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

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