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 |
Neale Kuperman (B.S. ’69) is president of Rockland Toyota in Blauvelt, N.Y., and represents metropolitan New York’s franchised car dealers as a board member of the National Automobile Dealers Association in McLean, Va.
| 1970s |
Bob Lamelle (B.S. ’70) is a teacher at Pinellas County School in Largo, Fla. His daughter, Andrea, will be attending the University of Central Florida to study hospitality this fall.
Read the latest New York City Mayors book by Ralph Caliendo (B.S. ’72). It’s the second in a series covering the politics of the past century.
Kamal B. Chachra (M.B.A. ’73) is a licensed real estate salesperson for Houlihan Lawrence, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, in Larchmont, N.Y.
Fred Scott (B.S. ’75) is director of sales and business management for DNF Controls, a Sylmar, Calif.-based company providing hardware- and software-based control solutions for the broadcast, audio/video production, post-production, and graphics markets.
Tom Bergen (B.F.A. ’76) is enjoying retirement after nearly 32 years working for JPMorgan Chase.
Jaynie Smith (B.S. ’77, M.P.S. ’97) is the CEO of Smart Advantage, a marketing and management consulting firm in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is also author of the book, Relevant Selling: Research Proves Customers Value More Than Just Price.
| 1980s |
Artist Regina Corritore (B.F.A. ’80) teaches printmaking, 2-D design, drawing, painting, and watercolors at the University of New Mexico-Valencia as well as classes in the university’s honors department at its main campus in Albuquerque, where she lives.
Frank Governale (B.F.A. ’80) is vice president for operations at CBS News in New York City.
The International Facilities Management Association honored Ted Moudis (B.S. ’80) as a visionary architect. He is the founder of Ted Moudis Associates, a leading architectural and interior design firm with offices in New York and Chicago. His clients include the NFL, NBC Universal, and Tiffany & Co.
Thom Gencarelli (B.F.A. ’81) is associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Communication at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.
Thomas Lubeski (B.S. ’82, D.O. ’86) is a specialist at Shore Wound Care in Easton, Md., where he treats wounds resulting from diabetes, surgery, severe skin irritations, burns, and traumatic accidents.
Vincent Capezzuto (B.T. ’83) is director of air traffic systems in the program management organization of the Federal Aviation Administration. During Aviation Week in April, he was a guest speaker at the NextGen Ahead Air Transportation Modernization Conference in Washington, D.C.
Nancy Rosenberg (M.B.A. ’83) has run A2Z Resumes in Tampa Bay, Fla., for more than 20 years. She has provided expertise for The Complete Idiot’s Guide to The Perfect Resume, a book series by author Susan Ireland.
West African émigré and U.S. Air Force veteran Aziz Adetimirin (B.T. ’84) is founder, president, and publisher of The Network Journal, a monthly magazine dedicated to educating and empowering black professionals and small business owners.
John Dorr (B.S. ’84) heads the electrical department at O’Neal Inc., a design and construction firm in Greenville, S.C.
Carl Franzetti (D.O. ’84) was honored by Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, N.Y., for his work as a family medicine doctor at its Fabulous 50s Ball.
Patricia Galloway (M.B.A. ’84), CEO of Pegasus Global Holdings, a management consulting firm in Cle Elum, Wash., was one of seven women who were named as “trailblazers” in 2011 by Women’s eNews Inc.
Colors, patterns, and textures come naturally to Randi Halpern (B.F.A. ’84), who runs an interior design business in New York City.
Robert Pepe (B.S. ’84) is a founding partner, president, and COO of RTS Unified Communications, an audiovisual and information technology company in Hicksville, N.Y.
Anthony Epifane (A.A.S. ’85, B.S. ’86, M.B.A. ’09) is director of the sales engineering group for the eastern United States at Karl Storz Endoscopy-America Inc., a medical devices company with offices in 38 countries. He says his NYIT education shaped his career path. “The classes I took were directly related to the work I was doing at the time—designing, repairing, and installing medical equipment,” he says.
Alexander Markowski (B.F.A. ’85) is president and founder of Audio Kitchen Post, a Wilmington, N.C.-based company that provides audio services for filmmakers and television producers.
Architect Orlando Marin (B.S. ’86) is the Bronx representative on the New York City Planning Commission. He has dedicated his career to building and managing affordable housing—a focus derived from an experience in his twenties as a National Urban Rural fellow, when he worked as a special assistant to the city engineer of Phoenix, Ariz.
Ali Araghi (B.S. ’87, D.O. ’90) is director of the spine division at The CORE Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., and a member of the North American Spine Society.
Randy Friedman (B.F.A. ’87) is president of Six Points Media Group, a public relations and communications firm in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The rags-to-riches story of how a Chinese laundryman’s daughter became an international star and an activist against all odds is the subject of the documentary, Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words, by Yun-Ah Hong (M.A. ’87). The award-winning filmmaker is based in New York City.
Mantie Reid (B.S. ’87) is a consulting engineer for Verizon in New York.
Sandra Kopecky (B.S. ’88, M.S. ’11) was among the group of NYIT students to work on Golden-i, the world’s first hands-free wireless headset computer before it comes to the market, as part of NYIT’s technology partnership with Motorola Solutions.
“My proudest possession is my silver NYIT graduation ring,” says Anthony Leppa (B.S. ’88), whose father came to America from Italy. Anthony, 81, was the first in his family to graduate from college.
Barbara Scheele (B.S. ’88), manager at Sun West Recovery Inc., a repossession agency in Charlotte County, Fla., was named VIP of the Year for excellence in business management by Cambridge Who’s Who.
Diplomacy is tantamount to George Abraham (B.S. ’89, M.S. ’92) as president of the Indian National Overseas Congress, an organization committed to strengthening U.S.-Indian relations. He previously worked at the United Nations headquarters in New York City for 36 years, including as chief technology officer for the UN Pension Fund’s IT global operations.
Luciano Bruni (B.Arch. ’89) serves as a senior project director in the East Rutherford, N.J., office of commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
Sunita Holzer-Bhatia (M.S. ’89) is executive vice president of insurance company Chubb & Son in Warren, N.J., where she oversees all worldwide human resource functions. She also serves on the board of directors for South Jersey Industries, an energy services holding company in Folsom, N.J.
Jim Hurtado (B.S. ’89) has patented a debris trap for rainwater collection systems. He is the CEO and founder of Danisa’s Group LLC, a design-build firm in Fanwood, N.J.
Steven Salvatore (D.O. ’89) won a Folio Award from the Fair Media Council in science, health, and environmental news for his nationally syndicated health, wellness, and lifestyle program “Dr. Steve,” which airs on WPIX-TV in New York.
Brian D. Silva (M.S. ’89) is senior vice president of human resources and administration for Fresenius Medical Care, a global leader in kidney care headquartered in Waltham, Mass.
| 1990s |
Yvon Antoine (B.P.S. ’90) is a cyto-technologist at New York University, where he conducts the microscopic study of cells for evidence of disease.
Leonard Berkowitz (D.O. ’90) is a board-certified family practice doctor at Medical Associates of New York in Manhattan.
Donald M. DeMaio (B.S. ’90) is executive vice president and chief retail banking officer at Continental Bank in Plymouth Meeting, Penn.
Stop by the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts through Sunday, Aug. 19, to see the “Interstellar” exhibit featuring paintings by Carrie Moyer (M.A. ’90).
Jack Nuszen (D.O. ’90) received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Young Israel of Houston, Texas. The award recognizes acts of kindness and dedicated service to providing medical assistance to the shul and local community.
Panos Angelopoulos (B.S. ’91, M.B.A. ’93) is president of Cleveland Polymer Technologies in Ithaca, N.Y.
Theodore Galante (B.Arch. ’91) has run his namesake architecture firm, Galante Studio, for 12 years in Cambridge, Mass. His clients include Harvard University and Boston-based cultural institutions such as Mass Motion Dance Studio.
Richard Humann (B.S. ’91) is president and COO of H2M, a Melville, N.Y.-based architectural, engineering, and environmental planning firm.
Marc Loftus (B.F.A. ’91), senior editor and director of Web content for Post Magazine, specializes in new technologies and creative techniques for film, television, and commercial post production.
Gary Licker (M.A. ’92) is a director at Scott Entertainment in Westbury, N.Y. He produced and directed the documentary film, Selling Cars in America, which premiered on CNBC in February and will air throughout the year.
Terence O’Daly (M.A. ’92) has served as a professor of art for 15 years at the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Long Island University. He is also a professional graphic designer, animator, and website developer.
Ijaz Jafri (B.S. ’93) is vice president of engineering at Qualtré, a company that specializes in next-generation silicon MEMS inertial sensors for the consumer electronics market.
Gary Lynch (B.S. ’93) is a senior research fellow at the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park, Md.
Ugur Sayan (M.S. ’93), owner of the Hauppauge, N.Y.-based company Softheon, has made a major business deal: a contract with Computer Sciences Corp. to deliver Softheon software to the health care industry using cloud-based technology.
Robert Werner (B.S. ’93) is managing director of Rose Associates, a New York-based real estate services firm. He has more than 20 years of experience in residential building operations, including successful openings of luxury properties in Manhattan such as the Chelsea Landmark.
Ted White (B.F.A. ’93, M.A. ’95) is a reporter for WPBF 25, an ABC news affiliate station in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Leslie Gonzalez (B.F.A. ’94) is vice president of communications and digital services at LG World Communications, a personalized, full-service company for media outreach, communications, and digital needs.
Hadi Rassael (D.O. ’94) practices at Millennium Medical in Chevy Chase, Md., where he performs the non-invasive body contouring procedure called Zerona.
Christopher Romance (B.S. ’94) is a police lieutenant for the Rockville Centre, N.Y., Police Department and a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Robert Allgor (ACERT ’95, M.S. ’97) is a lead program manager for National Grid’s natural gas energy efficiency programs. He won a business leader award from the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership for his work for the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center. The project involved installation of cutting-edge gas technologies that reduced the client’s operating expenses, resulting in more than $98,000 in rebates from National Grid and saving more than $56,000 annually in gas costs. He is also teaching classes at NYIT on solar energy and photovoltaic technologies.
Benjamin Knack (A.O.S. ’95) was selected as a celebrity chef for the first ever statewide New Hampshire Restaurant Week in May by the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association. He is a chef at the Bedford (N.H.) Village Inn and was featured on season 7 of Fox TV’s Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay.
Gregory Montenegro (B.S. ’95) is director of risk management at King Kullen Grocery Company, based in Bethpage, N.Y.
As market operations liaison at Wells Fargo Advisors LLC in Paramus, N.J., Timothy J. Wong (B.F.A. ’95) is a member of the senior operations team managing service and operations for four branch offices.
Gregory Alba (D.O. ’97), a board-certified physician in family medicine, practices at Piedmont PrimeCare in Danville, Va.
David Elkowitz (D.O. ’97) is a member of the visiting committee of Norwich University, his undergraduate alma mater in Northfield, Vt.
Greg Faulhaber (M.S. ’97) is a realtor for Coldwell Banker in Goodyear, Ariz.
David Bonney (D.O. ’98) is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and dermatology at The Dermatology Group’s offices in Verona and West Orange, N.J.
Rev. Richard Frechette (D.O. ’98) received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and addressed graduates at the May 2012 commencement ceremony at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Known by colleagues as “Father Rick,” he is the director of medical services at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos St. Damien’s Hospital in Haiti and provides medical care for children in nations such as Bolivia, El Salvador, and Honduras.
Christopher M. Prior (D.O. ’98) was named Physician of the Year for Doctors Express, a nationwide urgent care franchise. He has served multiple tours with the U.S. military in Iraq and says, “My training and experiences in the army have prepared me for whatever comes in our doors.” He now lives in Castle Rock, Colo., with his wife, Suzanne, and their three daughters: Casey, Brianna, and Emma.
David Zuckerman (M.S. ’98) is president and founder of Durable Ventures Inc., a company specializing in business management, production, research and development, and marketing that’s based in Phoenix, Ariz.
Lior Barak (M.B.A. ’99) is chief financial officer of Skybox Security in San Jose, Calif., a company that provides automated tools for monitoring cyber security risks.
Enrique “Rick” Jinete (B.S. ’99, M.S. ’00), D.P.T., runs Healing Therapeutics, a network of 14 centers specializing in rehabilitation therapy for senior citizens throughout New York and Connecticut.
| 2000s |
Julie (Hauptvogel) Bombaci (B.S. ’00) is an inside sales account manager for Barcoding Inc., a developer of supply chain and mobility systems in Baltimore, Md.
Samuel M. Galvagno (D.O. ’00) is a board-certified physician in anesthesiology, adult critical care medicine, and public health; an assistant professor in the divisions of trauma anesthesiology and adult critical care medicine at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Md; and an active member of the U.S. Air Force.
Casandra Thomas (M.S. ’00), an associate minister at First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury, N.Y., has published Divinely Inspired Love Devotionals.
Watch James Gaddis (B.F.A. ’02) report for NewsChannel 9, an affiliate of ABC News in Syracuse, N.Y.
Frank Lombardi (D.O. ’03) is an attending physician at Village Medical Associates in Phillipsburg, N.J.
Choreographer, international Latin dance champion, and licensed stockbroker Christian Perry (B.F.A. ’03, M.A. ’05) owns Havin’ a Ball Dance Studio in Valencia and Pasadena, Calif., where he teaches ballroom dancing.
Francesco Policaro (B.S. ’03, D.P.T. ’05) is the clinical supervisor of the Rockville Centre, N.Y., office of Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group.
Neurosurgeon David Spiro (D.O. ’03) is a member of the medical staff at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., where he specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery and brain tumors.
Jan Garcia (B.T. ’04) is an instrumentation and controls engineer at Indian Point Nuclear Station in Buchanan, N.Y.
Fifth-grade school teacher Kara (Curcuruto) Raap (M.S. ’04) published the children’s book, The Adventures of Carly Sage. She teaches at Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School in Cuddebackville, N.Y.
Robert Roelle (M.S. ’04), who began his career in education 16 years ago as an English/language arts and social studies teacher in North Carolina, is the principal of Pelham (N.Y.) Middle School.
Salvatore Alonge (B.T. ’05) was named one of New York’s “Top 20 under 40” in Engineering News-Record magazine. He is chief plumbing designer for WDF, a plumbing contractor company in Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Christine Chiao (D.O. ’05) is a board-certified adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist in Harrison, N.Y.
Love, intrigue, and drama are central to God’s Great Stories, the first film written, produced, and directed by Paul Jacobs (M.A. ’05), who studied with communications arts professor Michael Banks while at NYIT-Manhattan.
Mylan Kohler (D.O. ’05) is a psychiatrist at Tamarack Behavioral Health Center, part of Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc, Wisc.
Yury Mashkovich (D.O. ’05) is a doctor at Park Ridge Health’s H.O.P.E. Psychiatric Program in North Carolina and at Park Ridge Psychiatry, an outpatient treatment center.
Artemio Perez (D.O. ’05) is a New Jersey native who enjoys hiking, jogging, and weightlifting. He practices at Innovative Orthopedic and Spine Surgery in California.
Erin Stoen (B.F.A. ’05) is a graduate student pursuing an Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado.
Brian Walls (D.P.T. ’05) is a wellness coordinator at Friends Life Care in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a leading long-term care provider for aging adults.
John Dano (M.A. ’06) is the New York representative for SalesPartners, an international business services company with a branch in Wantagh, N.Y.
Marie Eugene (D.O. ’06) is a neuro-logist with expertise in epilepsy at UConn Health Center.
Erin Gatrell (B.S. ’06) works as a child counselor at the Frances Leiter Center of the Children’s Aid Society in Chambersburg, S.D.
Anas Z. Talhouni (B.S. ’06, M.B.A. ’08) organized a Mother’s Day event in March for orphans in Jordan.
Rasha Batarseh (D.O. ’07) is an in-patient medical specialist and a member of the department of medicine at Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital.
Padmini Bertsch (M.B.A. ’07) is an executive assistant at McKim & Creed, an award-winning engineering, surveying, and planning firm in Raleigh, N.C.
Arabella Bull-Stewart (D.O. ’07) joined the staff of Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vt.
James Dempsey (M.B.A. ’07) is managing director of First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company in New York City.
Hawaii, Tahiti, and Fiji are some of the exotic destinations that Kristin Finamore (B.P.S. ’07) plans vacation packages for as the business development manager for the greater New York area at Pleasant Holidays, a travel company.
Christine Gorman (M.B.A. ’07) is a financial and business analyst at Christensen Co., a Mission Woods, Mo.-based company that provides drilling and related services for water infrastructure, mineral exploration, and energy.
Ayman Ibrahim (D.O. ’07), a neurologist with experience using Botox injections to treat migraine headaches, is a physician at La Porte Hospital of Indiana University Health.
Sang Kromah (B.P.S. ’07, M.A. ’10) published Concealed, a debut novel inspired by her parents’ tales of Liberia, their native land.
Brittney Nespola (B.S. ’07) is a digital advertising account manager for entertainment and lifestyle properties at CBS Interactive in New York City. She visited an NYIT advertising class in April and discussed how to get ahead in the media industry.
Genelle Walters (M.S./D.O. ’07) is a physician at Tampa Obstetrics, Fertility, and Gynecology in Tampa, Fla.
Duane Albro (M.B.A. ’08) serves as president and chief executive officer of WVT Communications Group in Warwick, N.Y.
Solving Israel’s water crisis is the reason Gil Ben-Meir (M.S. ’08) founded Green Solutions, a clean-tech company that produces, sells, and installs alternative energy and water-saving systems for residences and businesses. Among its leading innovations is the Evergreen greywater treatment system.
Kevin Braithwaite (B.T. ’08) is an electrical engineer and co-founder of the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based DAMN Digital Studio LLC, an interactive digital agency for clients in the media, retail, entertainment, and hospitality industries.
Helen Chung-Hussain (D.O. ’08) is a family physician at UHS Primary Care in Apalachin, N.Y.
Daniel De La Cruz (B.Arch. ’08) is an architect at Curtis and Ginsberg Architects in New York City.
Shirley Eugene (D.O. ’08) lost both of her parents to cancer—a tragedy that inspired her career as a family medicine doctor at Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Nicholas Jewczyn (M.B.A. ’08) is pursuing his Ph.D. at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Ariz. He serves on the editorial review boards of five peer-reviewed scholarly journals, including the Journal of Applied Sciences.
Robert Lukenda (D.O. ’08) has opened New Jersey Family Medical in Cranford, N.J. He is a lifelong New Jersey resident who lives in Union County, where he was born and raised.
Ron Reed (M.B.A. ’08) serves as chief financial officer of Giyani Gold Corporation, a gold exploration company in Ontario, Canada.
East meets West in the medical practice of Danielle Roberts (D.O. ’08, M.S. ’08), a holistic family doctor with nutrition expertise at Patients Medical PC in New York City. She applies a mind-body approach to her practice and is skilled in osteopathic manipulative therapy, reiki, and metaphysical healing.
Adam Steiger (B.P.S. ’08) is director of business development for TWC Aviation in Miami, Fla. “My best experience at NYIT was on graduation day when I noticed how happy I made my family … I became more disciplined and learned what the word perseverance means,” he says. “From that point forward in my life, I decided that anything I start, I must see to the end.”
Garance Clos (B.F.A. ’09, M.A. ’10) of UrbanDaddy.com is an editorial assistant. The online media company that covers nightlife, restaurants, style, and entertainment in New York City.
Turkey, Russia, and Kazakhstan are just a few countries where James Cox Jr. (B.S. ’09) has developed and sold luxury residential projects for the Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotel brands. He is currently senior vice president and associate broker at real estate firm Town Residential LLC in New York City.
The jury is in, and Georgiana Haynes (B.Arch. ’09) is on it as a member of the American Institute of Architects’ Diversity Recognition Program, which selects professionals to honor in the field. She is an intern at Hugh Robotham Architect P.C. and Jennifer Swee Architects in New York City, and the founder of studioENYA, a program for inner-city high school students interested in pursuing careers in architecture.
Pro boxer Chris Algieri (M.S. ’10) has been a fan of the sport since he was a young boy. “The most enjoyable aspect of boxing is the dedication and discipline that is instilled during training,” he says. “As a fighter, every aspect of yourself is on stage for everyone to see when you are in that ring—even things you may not know about yourself.”
After graduating from NYIT, Drew Glenn (B.S. ’10) founded Glenn Insurance Group in Westerville, Ohio.
William Kuehl (M.B.A. ’10) serves as vice president for enrollment management at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla.
Nadia Logab (B.S. ’10) is the recipient of the Chevening Scholarship, a full-paid grant to study in the United Kingdom. She intends to pursue an M.S. in political science and political economy this fall at the London School of Economics.
Yili Huang (D.O. ’11) is completing an anesthesia residency at Yale School of Medicine-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.
Geraldine Mezon-Aracena (B.P.S. ’11) is a hospitality professional who has worked at the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, Fla., and the JWU Inn in Seekonk, Mass.
Victoria Rudenko (M.S./D.O. ’11) was the first author on an article published in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. Her research may provide a therapeutic strategy for controlling seizures during certain stages in development without psychoactive or deleterious side effects.