NYIT Ranks among the Best Colleges for Veterans
NYIT Ranks among the Best Colleges for Veterans
Volleyball Rallies for 3-1 Win Over Dowling in NCAA First Round
Deans Headline Leadership Summit for High School and College Students
NYIT Gardeners Enjoy First Harvest
NYIT’s Caccavale, DiDonna Named Capital One Academic All-America
| 1960s |
Richard Garret (A.A.S. ’64) is the executive vice president overseeing sales and marketing in North and Central America for Stoll America, a manufacturer of industrial knitting machinery in New York City.
Michael Rikon (B.S. ’66) is a partner at Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, P.C., a law firm specializing in eminent domain and condemnation law in New York City. Michael and his daughter, Carrie, co-authored the Guest Column in the 50th anniversary issue (fall 2005) of NYIT Magazine.
Musician Raymond Weber (B.S. ’67) is treasurer of the Connecticut-based American Chamber Orchestra, for which he is a principal timpanist/ percussionist and one of the orchestra’s founding members. He also plays with the Troupers Light Opera Company and the Connecticut Symphonic Band, and has made two ensemble appearances at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City.
James Stefanich (B.S. ’68) is receiver of taxes for the Town of Oyster Bay, N.Y., a position he has held since 2000. He is also a board member of the Theodore Roosevelt Council. James lives in Syosset, N.Y., with his wife, Kathleen. They have three sons and six grandchildren.
Lucille A. Daileader (B.F.A. ’68) is a facilities/property manager specializing in interior and stage design.
Michael Bertin (B.S. ’69) believes that a building’s design should blend seamlessly with its natural environment. He serves as principal of Architectural Harmonics in Boulder, Colo.
Snow + slopes = fun for Ken Black (B.S. ’69), who is a math teacher at the Mount Snow Academy, a full-time winter program for ski and snowboard athletes in grades six through 12 in Mount Snow, Vt.
James F. Dickinson (B.S. ’69), architect and principal at JFD Architecture in Baltimore, Md., was listed in Stanford Who’s Who as a leading professional in his field.
Stephan Lang (B.S. ’69) is senior vice president for Chartis, an insurance company in New York City.
Sam Pakrad (B.S. ’69) is the owner of SMP Enterprises, a consulting company offering professional training and development in Brewster, N.Y.
| 1970s |
John Antioco (B.S. ’70), CEO of Blockbuster from 1997 to 2007, now invests in retail concepts such as the frozen yogurt brand Red Mango and Friendly’s restaurant franchises.
Benjamin P. Butera (B.S. ’70) is president of Ormond Beach, Fla.-based Benjamin P. Butera Architecture, a firm specializing in residential and commercial designs, as well as interiors, multi-family homes, hotels, and resorts.
Joseph Greco (B.S. ’70) is owner of DJG Direct Marketing LLC and CEO of Jakett New York, an apparel company in New York City.
Andrew Burns (B.S. ’72) is president, founder, and principal advisor of the Burns Companies, a firm that provides real estate development services for single- and multi-family residential, retail, commercial, and industrial clients in Medford, Mass.
Vince Sabia (B.S. ’72) is vice president of business development in the Kansas City office of Kay Prince & Company, a firm that specializes in life, career, and retirement strategy.
Emmanuel Nomikos (B.S. ’73), an electrical engineer for CBS Television, provided technical support for the global broadcast of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding this past April. He has lived in Tenafly, N.J., for more than 20 years.
In what can be described as an out of this world career, Helen A. Ryaciotaki-Boussalis (B.S. ’74), Ph.D., is director of the Space Center at California State University, Los Angeles. She is also featured in Cambridge Who’s Who.
Ismail El Shanawany (B.S. ’74) published a new book, My American and German Years, which chronicles his experiences as a young Egyptian studying and working in the United States during the 1970s and later adjusting to life in Germany during the 1990s.
Mark Biggs (A.A. ’76) is head of sound for Al Jazeera Network in Qatar.
Richard Dormer (B.S. ’76, M.B.A. ’81) is Suffolk County, N.Y., police commissioner, a post he has held since 2004.
Gadi Naaman (B.S. ’76) is president of Sir Speedy, a printing and marketing services company in Newtown, Pa.
Keith Bettinger (B.S. ’78, M.P.S. ’88) is a secretary at the Public Safety Writers Association in Las Vegas, as well as an author of mystery novels.
Lori Devlin (B.F.A. ’78) is a 26-year resident of Patchogue, N.Y., where she has served as village trustee since 2006.
Robert W. Russell (B.Arch. ’78) is a preservation architect and principal at HMR Architects in Princeton, N.J. During the past 30 years, he has completed projects for clients such as Craftsman Farms.
Louis F. Cruz (B.F.A. ’79) is chief creative strategist at Cruz + Cruz Creative Consultants in Coral Gables, Fla., where he develops, designs, and implements creative solutions for clients such as American Express, Hearst, and the New York Times Company.
Like many other NYIT graduates, Edward Hanratty III (B.S. ’79) works in the rapidly growing field of green building and sustainable practices. He serves as vice president in the Orlando, Fla., branch office of Hardin Construction Company.
| 1980s |
Ever seen Disney’s The Lion King, Aladdin, or Pocahontas? Then you’ve seen the storyboard designs of Francis Glebas (B.F.A. ’80) brought to life by animation. He is currently a storyboard artist at Blue Sky Studios, a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment based in Greenwich, Conn.
Architect Victor Dadras (B.Arch. ’81) is an urban designer and founding partner of Dadras Architects in New York City.
Monte N. Redman (B.S. ’81), president and chief operating officer of Astoria Federal Savings, was honored by the Queens Botanical Garden at its 16th annual Rose Gala for the bank’s support of its public programs.
Gregory Calabro (B.F.A. ’82) is a partner in the Landlord & Tenant Practice Group of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, a law firm in New York City.
Peter Ruggiero (B.Arch. ’82), A.I.A., is senior vice president and design principal in the Houston, Texas, office of HOK, an international architecture and engineering firm with 25 regional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Peter was profiled in the Winter 2010 edition of NYIT Magazine.
Robert P. Casola (D.O. ’82) has joined Orthopedic Specialists of Southwest Florida, a group medical practice with several fellowship-trained surgeons. A specialist in limb salvage and the treatment of difficult wounds, Robert has practiced in Lee County, Fla., for more than a decade, and is certified by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and the American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine.
Mark Grossman (M.A. ’83) is the Long Island regional representative for the New York State Department of Labor and also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Suffolk Community College in New York.
In January 2010, Angelo Scialfa (B.F.A. ’83) founded Fox Run Group, which offers sales training for individuals and companies as well as sponsorship management and sales representation.
William J. Ennis (D.O. ’85) will be honored with the 2011 Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Diabetic Limb Salvage (DLS) during the DLS Conference at Georgetown University Hospital, Sept. 22-24, in Washington, D.C.
Alan Cohen (M.B.A. ’86) is senior vice president of investments at UBS Financial Services in New York City.
Anthony Espinosa (B.S. ’87) is an Archdiocesan priest at St. Gerald Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb.
Louis Molinari (B.S. ’87) is electronics sector manager for the Sustainability Consortium, a network of global companies and individuals who research ways to improve consumer product sustainability.
Gregory Bonsignore (B.Arch. ’87) is director of occupancy planning in the strategic consulting group of Jones Lang LaSalle, professional services firm focused on global real estate. He brings 25 years of experience in the engineering and architecture fields to this role, which entails supporting the firm’s corporate solutions business by driving innovation and product enhancement within the occupancy planning practice.
Patricia A. Sahm (M.B.A. ’88) is managing director of New York City-based Auriemma Consulting Group, a company that provides solutions for the lending and payment markets.
Michael Stone (B.Arch. ’88) is principal at JBS Consultant Group LLC, a real estate development consulting firm in New York City.
The story of Sheila Dharsi (B.S. ’89) and her family was featured in the Long Island Herald on July 26. Dharsi lives in Elmont, N.Y., with her husband, Sheni, and three children: Sarah, Shane, and Sahil.
Lovy Khosla (B.S. ’89) is founder and managing director of Elvy, a lifestyle mail-order catalog company based in India. He is also a partner in Stalwart Creations, Elvy’s parent company, as well as founder and managing director of Stalwart Lifestyle.
Robert McDowell (B.S. ’89) is senior vice president of global distribution for Choice Hotels International Inc.
Steven Salvatore (D.O. ’89), host of Dr. Steve, a Tribune Broadcasting program about health, wellness, and lifestyle for families, will launch his 30-minute, multi-topic show nationwide this fall. It will air in 17 U.S. markets.
| 1990s |
Jeffrey Barry (B.P.S. ’90) is director of sales at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, a 251-room luxury resort on Georgia’s Lake Oconee.
Marc Tack (D.O. ’90) is director of the department of infectious diseases at HealthAlliance, an integrated health care system for the Kingston and Benedictine Hospitals in Hudson Valley, N.Y., and is president of the board of health in Ulster County, N.Y.
Lt. Col. Marc Del Rosario (B.T. ’91) graduated from the National War College in Washington, D.C., with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.
Edward S. Kole (D.O. ’91), a doctor specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery, opened Kole Plastic Surgery Center, an ambulatory surgery center in Southampton, Penn., which services Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.
Neil Albert (M.B.A. ’92) serves as city administrator for the District of Columbia, Md.
Dylan Sheridan (B.F.A. ’92) plans to run in the ING New York City marathon in November 2011 for the charity Standing Tall, which supports children with disabilities through a program that combines daily physical training and traditional academic studies.
May-Ling Chun (B.P.S. ’93) is the interim director of tourism for the Caribbean island of St. Martin.
Steven S. Rubin (B.S. ’94) is a patent attorney at Dilworth & Barrese LLP in Woodbury, N.Y.
Kate Benson (M.S. ’95) is a founding member of New York City-based Martens & Heads, an executive search firm specializing in the fashion, retail, e-commerce, and beauty industries.
Chris Bruno (B.S. ’95), a facility complex engineer in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Facilities & Operations Directorate in Upton, N.Y., won the Society of Professional Engineers’ Government Award on June 28, in recognition of his professional contributions to public health, safety, and welfare.
Dawn M. Graf (B.S. ’95) is the owner of DMG Freelance, a company that provides consulting and legal services, as well as assistance with business reorganization and negotiation with government agencies.
Benjamin Knack (A.O.S. ’95) is executive chef at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, N.H.
Azieb G. Lofton (D.O. ’96) is a physician at the Kennedy Health Alliance, a network of primary and specialty-care physicians and medical support professionals in Swedesboro, N.J.
Diane Lang (M.P.S. ’97) is a therapist at the Universal Institute in Livingston, N.J., where she counsels patients with traumatic brain injuries and substance abuse. She also teaches psychology at Montclair State University and Centenary College in New Jersey.
Zhou Mi (M.A. ’97) is a freelance photographer in San Francisco, Calif. Check out his photos at zhoumi.net.
Michele C. Reed (D.O. ’97), a primary care physician at MS Family Medi-cine Health Care in Garden City and Rosedale, N.Y., started the nonprofit, First Things First Foundation for Health and Wellness, which provides health education and disease prevention initiatives.
Leonid E. Tafler (D.O. ’97) is a family doctor in Brooklyn, N.Y.
P.A. Tomberlin-Hightower (M.P.S. ’97) published her first book of poems, Sonnets for the Soul. She is married with two children and two grandchildren.
John Zambito (D.O. ’97), emergency room medical director at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center in Yakima, Wash., was named Physician of the Year by the Yakima County Department of Emergency Medical Services.
William Heidenreich (M.S. ’98) is the new superintendent of Valley Stream (N.Y.) Central High School. He lives in Merrick, N.Y., with his wife, Suzanne, and two daughters. An avid runner, he has competed in 11 marathons.
| 2000s |
Vanessa E. Junor (D.O. ’00), chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport, N.Y., was recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for dedication, leadership, and excellence in women’s health care.
Terry Lewis (M.S. ’00) is a fifth grade teacher at Gotham Avenue School in Elmont, N.Y.
Jim Li (D.O. ’00) is program director of the Geriatrics Fellowship at Long Beach (New York) Medical Center.
Michael Papierno (B.P.S. ’00) is general manager at the Viana Hotel and Spa, a Long Island “green feng shui” hotel in Westbury, N.Y. Joining him is Phil Rendel (A.O.S. ’06, B.P.S. ’08), who serves as executive chef.
Carol Greenblatt (D.O. ’01) is a pediatrician who practices in Castleton, N.Y., and at CapitalCare Pediatrics in Troy, N.Y.
S. Mustafah Khwaja (D.O. ’02) is medical director of emergency medicine at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, N.Y.
Dee-Dee Shiller (D.O. ’02) directs the Women’s Wellness Center at Life-Bridge’s Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Md.
Ben Finley (M.A. ’03) is a booking producer for AC360, a program starring Anderson Cooper on CNN.
Jason Gluck (D.O. ’03) is a transplant cardiologist and director of the Emer-gency Cardiac Care Program at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut.
Brian Sutch (M.A. ’04) is senior writer in the office of institutional advancement at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, N.Y.
Hasan Ahmed (M.B.A. ’05), a senior utility analyst at the New York State Public Service Commission and adjunct lecturer at LaGuardia Community College, is currently pursuing a doctorate in international business.
Hasan Bazerbashi (B.S. ’05) lives in Syria and works as a .NET computer programmer. In his free time, he dabbles in photography.
Marc Joel Guttman (D.O. ’05) is a practicing doctor at Naples Urology Associates in Naples, Fla., with expertise in minimally invasive and laparoscopic treatment of urological pathology and cancer.
Nanette Wessel Kissenberth (D.O. ’05) has joined the Mad River Family Practice in Waitsfield, Vt. She specializes in adolescent and bariatric medicine, nutrition, and fitness.
If you’re in the Brooklyn, N.Y., area, visit Joshua Gizersky (D.O. ’06), who has opened Vitality Logix, a medical practice dedicated to wellness and healthy aging.
Libby Zimmer (M.B.A. ’06) is senior vice president and director of development for the Partnership at Drugfree.org, a nonprofit organization based in New York City aiding parents in prevention, intervention, and treatment of drug and alcohol use by their children.
Faisal Masood Asif (M.B.A. ’07) is director of enterprise applications at BJ Services, an oil and gas equipment and services company in Houston, Texas.
Allison Baver (M.B.A. ’07), a three-time Olympic speed skater and Bronze Medal winner, gave a motivational talk at Hotchkiss K-8 and High School as well as Delta Middle School in Colorado.
Jason Hammock (M.B.A. ’08) is North American sales manager at B&W Tek in Newark, Del., where he directs and drives growth of the company’s line of modular fiber, optically coupled spectroscopy systems.
Jennifer Kabak (D.O. ’08) was one of the first five residents to graduate from the family medicine program at Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I. She will practice at the Community Health Center, affiliated with Lutheran Medical Center in New York City.
Navy veteran Nicholas Palumbo (M.S. ’08) is director of the physical plant at Suffolk County Community College’s eastern campus located in Riverhead, N.Y.
Melissa Stark-Baldwin (B.F.A. ’08) opened Weddings by the Mis’ess, a wedding design, planning, and coordination business in Clifton Park, N.Y.
Marisol Lynch (M.S. ’09) is an employee relations consultant for American Express in New York City.
Frank Papik (B.F.A. ’09), board operator at WLIE 540 AM radio station and an emergency room volunteer at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, N.Y., was honored with the 2011 Ann Marie Brown Memorial Scholarship from the Communications Committee of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.
Robert Alan Scholler (M.B.A. ’09) completed his doctorate in health education at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Mo.
Steven Maybloom (B.S. ’09, M.S. ’11) has relaunched his career after working for several years in the financial services sector. He now works in the energy management industry and recently started a new job as project staff assistant at Farmingdale State College, where he provides technical support for the “Smart Energy Corridor” on Route 110, a joint project promoting energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. “It’s really great to be working in an industry I studied and retooled to be in ... and to be involved in the greening that’s going on,” he said in a Newsday article published on July 8.
Sachin Zawar (B.F.A. ’09) is a design consultant at BoConcept, an urban design and modern furniture store in Carle Place, N.Y. He enjoys making stone carvings, glass paintings, and experimenting with new design concepts.
Nardeen Billan (B.S. ’10), who was named Miss Queens (N.Y.) in a beauty contest in March, competed in the Miss New York beauty pageant in June on Staten Island, N.Y.
Nyasha Harmony Gutsa (M.B.A. ’10) is chief financial officer of Pointed Leaf Press, a publishing company in New York City.