NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Celebrates Hooding of 284 Graduates
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Celebrates Hooding of 284 Graduates
NYIT Salutes the Class of 2013 at its 52nd Commencement
NYIT’s Physician Assistant Graduates Celebrate at White Coat Ceremony
Energy Conference 2013: Preparing for Climate Change
Annual Reception Celebrates Faculty Scholarship
| 1960s |
Although Peter A. Eckstein (A.A.S. '65, B.S. '67) is retired from Northrup Grumman, he still keeps busy as an adjunct professor of physics at Suffolk County (N.Y.) Community College, adjunct professor of physics and astronomy at Queensborough Community College, and adjunct professor of physics and engineering at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Joseph E. Malandrakis (A.A.S. '66, B.S. '67) has joined RainDance Technologies in Lexington, Mass., as its senior product development counsel. His 35 years of experience in biotechnology include serving as vice president of global services and solutions at Applied Biosystems (now Invitrogen) and vice president of worldwide operations at Applera Corporation.
| 1970s |
Mark Hehl (B.S. '72) is CEO of Southbury, Conn.-based Hehl & Associates, an international training and consulting organization. He has lectured worldwide about the benefits of diversity and cultural awareness in the business world.
John R. Sorrenti (B.A. '72, M.B.A. '78) has been elected to the position of national chair of the American Institute of Architecture's College of Fellows Regional Representatives. He is the founder and principal of JRS Architect P.C. in Mineola, N.Y. Check out his profile in the spring 2008 issue of NYIT Magazine.
James Chip Cleary (B.F.A. '73) is president and chief executive of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. In 1978, he launched his career by accepting a position at Adventureland Amusement Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., where he worked his way up to vice president.
NYIT trustee and Broadridge Financial Solutions (New York City) CEO Richard J. Daly (B.S. '74) received the Fountain Gallery's 2010 Esther Montanez Leader-ship Award for his dedication to helping those with mental illness pursue their artistic passions.
The New York Times featured Daisy Exposito-Ulla (B.F.A. '75) in its Job Market section on Dec. 1, 2010, discussing her career as well as her Cuban-American heritage. After earning her NYIT degree, she began working in television and later moved to advertising before starting her own agency, New York City-based d exposito and Partners, in 2005. For more on Daisy's impressive career, check out the Summer 2010 issue of NYIT Magazine.
Laurence E. Parisi (B.Arch. '75), owner and president of Laurence E. Parisi P.C. Architects in North Bergen, N.J., is president-elect of the American Institute of Architects, New Jersey chapter (AIA-NJ). He is also founder and chairman of the AIA-NJ Homeland Security Committee and state coordinator for the AIA National Disaster Assistance Program.
Robert P. Coombs (B.F.A. '76) retired from National Grid (formerly KeySpan) as an art director and graphic designer in 2009. Today, he works full time as an artist with studios located in Brightwaters, N.Y., and Sharon, Conn. In summer 2010, Robert held his first one-man show at an upstate New York gallery where he sold 11 of 16 paintings. Working in acrylics and watercolors, his paintings depict the beautiful landscape of northwestern Connecticut.
Col. Vincent J. Montera (B.S. '76) is an instructor at Fort Hamilton University in New York City. He is also a military consultant and advisor to St. Joseph's College, having served in the U.S. Air Force and Army Reserve for more than 38 years. In addition, Vincent is a retired New York City Police officer and the recipient of numerous awards, including the State of New York Conspicuous Service Medal from former New York Governor George Pataki. Vincent and his wife, Carolyn, have two children and five grandchildren.
The Federal Law Enforcement Foundation honored Henry Borawski (B.S. '79), tour commander of the Lincoln Tunnel, with its 2010 Investigator of the Year award in December at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The NYIT alumnus is a 31-year veteran of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Allen Lum (M.B.A. '79) is director of information technology and Internet support at Altran Control Solutions in Nashua, N.H.
| 1980s |
Joseph P. Dooley (B.S. '80) is managing director of Stroz Friedberg's business intelligence and investigations division in New York City, where he leads the firm's forensic accounting practice. In addition to spearheading corruption, money laundering, embezzlement, and securities fraud investigations, the former FBI agent is also a frequent speaker on topics related to white collar and cyber crime.
Named one of Computerworld's 2010 Premier Information Technology Leaders, Philip Fasano (B.S. '80) is executive vice president and chief information officer for Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente. A key advocate for health care technology, he joined Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra in announcing his company's implementation of Convergent Medical Technology, a system that improves the readability and interoperability of medical records.
Patricia Kibler (B.S. '83) has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership, and excellence in travel coordination. Patricia owns Kibler Travel in Wincester, Va., a full-service travel agency.
Jeffrey Morosoff (B.F.A. '83, M.A. '01) is a professor of public relations at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. He is also the former president of the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island, as well as the former director of alumni relations at NYIT.
Douglas Omstrom (B.S. '83) is senior vice president for Jones Lang LaSalle in Melville, N.Y. With more than 28 years of experience in the Long Island real estate market, he has successfully negotiated hundreds of sale and lease transactions for local, national, international, and Fortune 500 companies. He is a member and past president of the Commercial Industrial Broker Society and an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Wayne R. Biondi (B.F.A. '84) is assistant director of operations for DHS Customs and Border Protection at the national targeting center in Reston, Va. He and his wife have three daughters.
Arnold Korotkin (M.B.A. '84) was honored by the National Air Disaster Alliance and New York University for his efforts in launching the 9/11 listserv, a Google group that emails members links to news stories related to the September 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. In addition, he is vice president of the Little Falls (N.J.) Alliance for a Better Community and an executive board member of the Little Falls Historical Society.
Mark B. Berger (M.B.A. '85) joined SWBC of San Antonio, Texas, as the company's senior vice president and chief information officer. He brings to this position experience in strategic planning, IT management, applications development, and internal and customer-focused technologies.
C.J. Cornell (M.S. '85) is the Kauffman Professor of Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University and the entrepreneur-in-residence at the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship. He has more than 20 years of experience as an executive in cable television, broadband, and other consumer media platforms. C.J. has worked with companies such as Disney, Comcast, Time Warner, Sony, Microsoft, and Sun, and is the founder of four pioneering ventures in interactive television and video-on-demand. In addition, he is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, serves as a board member and advisor to six digital media ventures, and has authored numerous articles on business, technology, and media.
Denise Berger (B.A.R. '86) is the assistant chief engineer of operations and engineering at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Her husband, Andrew (B.Arch. '86), was featured in the Winter 2011 issue of NYIT Magazine along with fellow graduates working at the office of di Domenico + Partners LLP in Long Island City, N.Y.
Bryan Ehrenfreund (M.A. '86) is co-founder and chief operating officer for ClipFree, an adverting and marketing solutions provider in Boca Raton, Fla. He has more than 25 years of sales, marketing, and management experience with positions at Xerox, AT&T Wireless, and other technology firms. He and his wife live in Delray Beach, Fla., with their children. Outside of work, Bryan enjoys cheering on the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns but stays true to his New York roots as a Jets fan.
Emilio Noble (A.A.S. '86, B.S. '87) is director of sales and outreach for Physicians United Plan in Winter Park, Fla. He lives in Florida with his wife and four children.
Joseph P. Reid (B.S. '86) is vice president of customer service and support for AFCO Systems in Farmingdale, N.Y. He has more than 20 years of IT experience in a variety of industries.
Fredric H. Itzkowitz (D.O. '88), clinical associate professor of general surgery at Firelands Regional Medical Center at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, won the college's Master Faculty Award for exemplary medical leadership.
Daniel Morse (M.A. '89) is associate producer and digital media marketing strategist for Ugly Americans, a horror-comedy show on Comedy Central that will begin its second season in June 2011. During his 20-year career, he has served in sales and marketing roles for a number of new media/technology companies.
David A. Kondrup (B.S. '89) is vice president of strategic initiatives at Cyber Diligence Inc., a licensed private investigation firm that is comprised of former law enforcement investigators in Syosset, N.Y.
In April 2011, PIX11 TV launched Dr. Steve, a 30-minute program about health and wellness featuring Steven Salvatore (D.O. '89), a board certified physician who also serves as the health expert for the station's PIX11 Morning News. New York area residents can view Dr. Steve on Sundays at 11 a.m.
| 1990s |
Kurt M. Kalafsky (B.Arch. '90) is chapter secretary for the American Institute of Architects' New Jersey Chapter. He is founding principal and chief technology officer of Aztec Corp. and Aztec Architects in Iselin, N.J.
Brian T. Ahern (B.S. '92) is president and co-founder of Obelisk Architectural Consultants, an architectural firm based in New York City.
Bonnie Habyan (M.A. '92) is executive vice president of marketing at Arbor Commercial Mortgage in Uniondale, N.Y. In 2008, she was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business by Long Island Business News.
Mechanical engineer Christian Agulles (B.S. '93) is managing director of the Washington, D.C., office of WSP Flack + Kurtz.
Stephan Roker (M.B.A. '93) is the senior vice president of operations for Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, Pa. He also serves on the board of Education Works, a non-profit organization offering assistance to students and their families. He and his wife, Rhona, have two children.
Raj Akula (M.S. '94) is running for a seat on the Coppell, Texas, city council, with a platform that includes budget issues and property taxes, creating jobs, and lowering crime. Currently the president and CEO of an information technology company in Irving, Texas, Raj has been married for 15 years and has two daughters.
Robert Micera (M.S. '94) received the Alfred Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility from the National Association of Mothers' Center at its Work/Life Conference in November 2010. He serves as the human resources director for Margolin, Winer & Evens in Garden City, N.Y.
Joseph Solloch (B.S. '94) is project manager for Stalco Construction in Islandia, N.Y. He currently oversees the $5.6-million renovation of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center's food service facilities in Brooklyn, N.Y., as well as Shelter Rock and Patchogue-Medford public libraries on Long Island.
Ann Jakits (M.B.A. '95) is principal and founder of Millennial Group LLC in Boca Raton, Fla. Her company assists companies meet their business objectives by developing training solutions that incorporate that latest teaching technology.
Dina Lima (M.S. '95) is a social media consultant, speaker, trainer, and CEO of SocialExecs.com in Hurst, Texas. Her company helps businesses implement Internet marketing strategies such as social media integration and management, search engine-optimized blog and website design, and search engine optimization.
Marc Ellegaard (M.B.A. '96) has joined the London office of Houlihan Lokey as director and head of the financial advisory services business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Marc previously served at Emirates National Bank of Dubai as head of corporate finance and advisory.
Aliya Browne (D.O. '97) founded the Central Jersey Heart Group in Ewing, N.J., and is the practice's cardiology physician. She has helped open several outreach centers and also works at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Brown Mills, N.J., where she also trains fellows.
Harjiv Singh (B.S. '97, M.B.A. '02) is an entrepreneur who came up with the idea for BrainGain Magazine, an online publication for students in South Asia seeking educational opportunities abroad.
Lior Barak (M.B.A. '99) is the chief financial officer for Skybox Security in San Jose, Calif. Lior has more than 13 years of experience in the areas of global financial management, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and business operations.
Scott Burger (D.O. '99) founded Doctors Express, the first national franchise for urgent care. He lives in Towson, Md., with his wife, Kathleen.
Barbara Walters (M.P.S. '99) is president of HR Advantage, a human resources firm based in Long Beach, N.Y. She has more than 20 years of experience in corporate human resources as it pertains to benefits, compliance, recruiting, training, and strategic planning. In addition, Barbara has served as president of the American Society for Training and Development and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
| 2000s |
Joseph Lagano II (B.S. '00) is a real estate executive at Jones Lang LaSalle in Melville, N.Y. He has more than eight years of experience in the field of commercial real estate and is a member of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society and the March of Dimes.
Maxwell Dutton (B.F.A. '01) is an e-learning instructional designer at Barnes & Noble in the New York City area and an instructor of Flash software at Hofstra University on Long Island. He specializes in developing and integrating Web 2.0 technologies.
Lawyer Gary Marchalk (B.S. '01) is running for an open Schuylkill County judge spot in Pennsylvania. The army veteran currently practices law in Tamaqua, Pa., and also operates a title insurance agency and accounting firm.
Alexander Soto (B.S. '01) is a technology instructor for Bronxworks, which helps families improve their health and social well-being in Bronx, N.Y., neighborhoods.
From the news desk of NYIT's LI News Tonight to the anchor desk of WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse, N.Y., James Gaddis (B.F.A. '02) has covered news for TV stations throughout the United States. A devoted Yankees and Jets fan, James is happy to add the Syracuse Orange to his list of favorite teams.
Kyung-Hyan Angie Yoo (M.A. '02) is an assistant professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. She specializes in digital and integrated communications, social media, public relations, and research methodology.
Khorsheda Begum Ali (D.O. '03) has joined the Women's Health Center at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, N.Y., which offers gynecological exams, mammography, ultrasound, bone densitometry, and obstetrical care.
Gregory Hernandez (B.F.A. '03) is inventory and warehouse manager for McHenry, Ill.-based Heartland Computers Inc.
Krina Chavda (D.O. '04) has joined Bay Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery's six-office practice in Florida. She is affiliated with the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and American College of Osteopathic Family Practice.
Peter L. Gambacorta (D.O. '04) is medical director of pediatric and adolescent sports medicine at the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics.
Paula Golding (M.S. '04) has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership, and excellence in human resources. She serves as the human resources director at Proximo Spirits in Jersey City, N.J. Paula is also an active member of the Pelham Children's Center school board.
Mark Harland (M.B.A. '04) serves as marketing manager in Dallas for Chevrolet, where he spearheads the marketing and advertising budget for 14 states in the South.
Keith Kazmark (M.S. '04) was selected by the Passaic County Democratic Party to be its candidate for mayor of Woodland Park, N.J. Currently the borough clerk for neighboring Elmwood Park, he served as a town councilman for several years. Among Keith's platformsÑwhich he's taking door to door during his campaignÑare creating a special improvement district, increasing shared services, and ensuring tax dollars are spent wisely.
Radu Apostol (D.O. '05) has joined the women's health practice at United Community & Family Services, which has several locations throughout Connecticut.
Anthony Marzuillo (A.O.S. '05, M.S. '08) is co-owner of Soigne, an American gourmet restaurant in downtown New York City.
Jitendra Mendiratta (M.B.A. '05) is CEO and co-founder of the website TutorPundit.com, which provides one-on-one online help with homework, studying, and test preparation for students from kindergarten through high school.
Artemio Perez (D.O. '05) has joined the staff of Innovative Orthopedic & Spine Surgery, which has three locations in California. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the California Academy of Family Physicians, the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society, and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Tolga Tohumcu (M.S. '05) is a virtualization solutions architect at International Integrated Solutions Ltd., a technology services company with offices in New York and Conn-ecticut. In this position, he develops server technology strategies and solutions that improve the value of an organization's information technology infrastructure.
Dana J. Hepler (B.Arch. '06, M.Arch. '07) co-authored the book Drafting & Design for Architecture and Construction. He is an award-winning architect and principal at Hepler Associates, Architects, and Land Planners in Massapequa, N.Y., and an adjunct professor of architecture at NYIT-Old Westbury.
Stephen Kidwell (M.B.A. '06) is e-commerce practice director for Metrics Marketing Group, a marketing and interactive services firm based in Westlake, Ohio.
Joelle Brito (B.F.A. '07) is a senior designer for World Wrestling Entertainment in Stamford, Conn.
Patricia Molina (B.F.A. '07) is a public relations officer for National Income Life Insurance in Rochester, N.Y.
Eileen Tam (B.F.A. '07) is a production coordinator for Conde Nast in New York City.
Seth Valentine (M.B.A. '07) is program quality manager for North American small and mini cars at Chevrolet.
Scott Fraleigh (B.S. '08) is vice president of managed services for Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Source Right Solutions.
Allen Lew (B.S. '08) is a desktop engineer for Omnicom Media in New York City.
James Roland (B.S. '08) is a personal banker for JPMorgan Chase in New York City.
Sartaj Singh (B.Arch. '08) is an associate architect for the New York City School Construction Authority.
Harpreet Khurana (B.S. '09) is pursuing a graduate degree in accounting at Baruch College in New York City. He has also launched a clothing company called Thread Cutz.
Tasnim Mansur (B.F.A. '09) and Maria Filimon (B.S. '10), who wrote the play, Sisters, with NYIT English professor and playwright Adam Kraar, had their work published in Applause Books' The Best American Short Plays 2008-2009. The play explores the trials of two immigrant women who are making a new home in America while still connected to their cultural past.
Kenny Yau (B.S. '09) is a network analyst for the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.
Aydah Albaba (B.F.A. '10) is the executive assistant to artist and athlete J. Erving, son of basketball legend Julius Dr. J Erving. Aydah works for Erving's company, 6 Sports, which provides professional athletes with branding, product development, and investment opportunities.
LI News Tonight veteran Dana Arschin (M.A. '10) recently landed a job as a freelance reporter for News 12 The Bronx.
Chris Caputo (B.S. '10) is the owner of MetroMediaWorks, which specializes in online marketing for businesses in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area.
Aileen Guo (B.P.S. '10) is a guest service agent for the Waldorf-Astoria.
Diane Wasilisian (B.S. '10) is the founder and president of Designdotcom LLC, a progressive technology firm in Windham, N.H.
Uzma Usmani (B.S. '10) is pursuing her medical degree at Saba University School of Medicine in Devens, Mass.
Mitchell Yass (D.P.T. '10) has a new radio show, Stop the Pain, I Want My Life Back, airing on WBZT Talk Radio in the Palm Beach, Fla., area. He is also the author of Overpower Pain: The Strength Training Program That Stops Pain Without Drugs or Surgery.