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Apr 12 2012

NYIT Student Leaders Receive Awards

New York, N.Y.  (April 12, 2012)  ̶  NYIT saluted its student leaders last night, presenting 45 awards for outstanding service, dedication, and contributions to the university.

Referring to the group as “the cream of the crop,” President Edward Guiliano thanked the students and noted that their leadership skills would serve them well after graduation.
“You’ve learned time, energy, and financial management and you’ve learned how to overcome obstacles, seek resources, and solve problems,” Guiliano told the crowd at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  “Leadership means service, and you are well-prepared to face challenges, to confront the ever-changing problems our world presents, and to persist in the quest for solutions.”Student Leadership Awards
Among the winners was James Marsanico, president of the Old Westbury student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a senator in the Student Government Association.
“It felt good, it felt like the things I was doing were paying off, that all the contributions were appreciated,” said Marsanico, who along with Qurratul Jameel received the Estelle Ormont Award for outstanding curricular activity and special effort related to a student’s field of interest. “It was a very nice ceremony and they took time to honor each person.”
Other students received awards recognizing their athletic ability, volunteer work, community service, academic accomplishments, and commitment to NYIT.
“The effort and ability you have shown as an NYIT student is only the beginning of what you can accomplish as you set out on your careers,” said Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Clyde Doughty, Jr., who served as master of ceremony.   “Always find ways to keep improving yourself and  ̶  just as important ─ always find ways to keep inspiring others with your leadership, teamwork, determination, and ability.”
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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, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit
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