Congratulatory Messages to Graduates

The entire New York Tech community congratulates the Class of 2020 on their achievements!


Well Wishes from Faculty and Staff


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Roary

Roary
New York Tech’s Mascot

GO GRADS!

Colleen Kirk

Colleen Kirk
Associate Professor of Marketing
School of Management

Congratulations, School of Management Marketing Students, and all New York Tech graduates! We are proud of you!

Ting Ting Mei

Ting Ting Mei
Assistant Director
Graduate, Global and International Admissions

Congratulations, Class of 2020! You made it in this special time! Wish you all the best in your new journey!!

Anthony Gerdes

Anthony Gerdes
Professor
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Caroline: I am so proud of you completing your nursing degree. You will make a difference in the world.

—Dad

Jonathan Yu

Jonathan Yu
Sr. System Anylyst
IT Datawarehouse

Class of 2020, Work at your best in your future endeavor! The future is yours.

Lucy Gironda
Director of Student Accounts
Bursar

Congratulations on this special day. You did it! I would like to congratulate you on a job well done. I want to encourage you in whatever you choose to do in the future. On this graduation day, look ahead and dream of all the possibilities that your future holds for you.

Today and for the rest of your life, may all your dreams come true.

Congratulations!

Alexandra LaMagna

Alexandra LaMagna
Assistant Director
Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Admissions

These may be extraordinary circumstances, but you are an extraordinary class. Congratulations, Class of 2020! We cannot wait to see how you reinvent the future.

Eugene Cunningham
Adunct Professor
Executive Vice President of Research, Entertainment Studios, Communications – Media

CONGRATULATIONS on your tremendous accomplishments and graduation from New York Institute of Technology! I wish you all tremendous success in the future. Always follow your goals and they will be met!

Although 2020 has been a difficult year so far, things will get better and the future is yours!

Best of luck to you all!

Indrawatie Nandlal

Indrawatie Nandlal
Specialist
International Admissions

Stop, breathe and now smile. You worked tirelessly and now you can proudly say I did It". Even a Global Pandemic could not stop you from achieving your goals. You are special. It may not be the Graduation Ceremonial walk you wanted but it is better, 2020 graduating class is special, you will go down in history. That’s an accomplishment by itself. To the graduating class of "2020", Congratulation and wishing you the best of everything. Stay Safe and never stop trying doing your best.

Robert Raciti
Visiting Assistant Professor
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

It was a pleasure working with all of the promising entrepreneurs at NYIT. I found it exciting to see my students synthesize engineering, business, and finance and present their business opportunities. As we discussed in class, you will never be without a job as an Entrepreneur.

I wish you all the best of luck!

Reem Abu-Sbaih

Reem Abu-Sbaih
DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Congratulations on your amazing achievement! We are so proud of you and are excited to see how you make the world a better place. Here’s to new beginnings!

Jason Lasky
Assistant Registrar
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Well Done! Congratulations…All the best!

Michael Hadjiargyrou

Michael Hadjiargyrou
Professor and Chair
College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to all of you and remember to embrace change, always!

Walter Wrigley
Senior Specialist
Enrollment Services Center

Congrats! Now go out there and initiate change. There is so much to be done but I know you are all well-prepared to make your special mark on this world! Stay determined and let your positivity radiate, you did it!!

Ahmadreza Baghaie

Ahmadreza Baghaie
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Congratulations! Never Stop Learning!

Robert Bohn
Adjunct Professor
School of Management

Congrats class of 2020!

Remember that your ability in life is based on how well you can hit the curve…and after this year, we all are fully confident you will all set the new major league record for HOME RUNS!

God bless you all.

Adrienne McNally

Adrienne McNally
Director
Experiential Education, International and Experiential Education

Congratulations Class of 2020! You are resilient, hardworkers. We can’t wait to see how you use your skills to make your communities the places you want to work and live in.

Sophia Domokos
Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations, Class of 2020! It’s been an honor having you in my Physics classes. I’ve been so impressed with your smarts, your enthusiasm, your willingness to really engage with the material, and your kindness to me and to each other. I’ve watched many of you become skilled and confident scientists, engineers, educators, businesspeople, and artists. I can’t wait to watch you go out and change the world!

Michelle Cianfaglione

Michelle Cianfaglione
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Architecture

So many talented people to graduate during such a great time of need. We know all of you will work hard to bring our world into its next phase of education, development, understanding, and Knowledge. Congratulations to all of you!

Martin Feuer

Martin Feuer
Professor
School of Management

Congratulations on your graduation! You’ve completed your studies in a unique and challenging environment, which will make you stronger as you move to your next milestone in life.

Stanley Silverman

Stanley Silverman
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences, Education

I wish we were all able to be together to celebrate your graduation. Despite the numerous issues we have all had to confront, you have mastered the skills, tools, and concepts that will help shape the solutions for all of us.

Harriet Tubman said it best, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

I wish we had been together to celebrate this!

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Jill Rogers
Executive Assistant
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Congratulations Class of 2020!

You worked so hard to get here today and you should be proud … very proud!

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

Susan Heim

Susan Heim
Director of Residence Life
Office of Residence Life

Congratulations to all students graduating in 2020, especially all of our residential students. We wish you the best in your future endeavors. We will miss you! Thank you to our RA staff who graduate this year, Brilendra Panta, Kehinde Williams, Samiullah Mirza, Jonathan Coskuner, and Zainab Agboola. We appreciate your commitment and service to our program and your fellow students. You will definitely be missed!

Reine Bethany
Professor
College of Arts and Science/Department of English

To all the graduates: You weathered COVID-19 shutdowns and the transition from a comfortable campus environment to a movement-restricted lifestyle with remote learning. You did it! You have all my admiration and my hopes for great blessings on your future.

Kate E. O'Hara

Kate E. O'Hara
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

You did it!

Congratulations Graduates!

Best wishes for today, and the years ahead.

Keep in touch!

Bonnie Love
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Even in these difficult times, you have managed to rise to the occasion!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!!

Suzana Rebecca

Suzana Rebecca
Senior Specialist
School of Health Professions/Physician Assistant Studies

Congratulations, MSPA Class of 2020! You have shown us such perseverance and strength of character over these past 3 years, and in these recent weeks in our altered world. What a great class you have been. I share in your family’s pride in your success as you join the healthcare heroes out there. Safe journey and please will stay in touch! <3

Joanne West

Joanne West
Director
Student Engagement and Development

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to seeing how this class will impact the world. This class has shown grit and perseverance during this last semester at New York Tech. With the education, skills and tools that you have acquired, you a ready to take on any opportunity or challenge that is ahead.

Patrick Minson

Patrick Minson
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Congratulations Class of 2020. I am honored to welcome you to a community of over 105,000 alumni around the globe who have become leaders in their fields, cured diseases, created cutting-edge technologies and disrupted industries.

As you leave New York Tech, I hope you carry with you with memories and experiences that will shape your future and serve as a springboard for your professional and personal lives.

I know you will do great things and cannot wait to see how you will change the world.

Samantha Mon
Assistant Director
Career Services

Happy graduation day, class of 2020! Although commencement is different this year, the achievement is still the same. You’ve put in the same hard work. You’ve learned and grown so much. And I couldn’t be prouder. Warmest congrats—can’t wait to see where life takes you next! Special shout out to our graduating Career Ambassadors (NYC Campus), Catherine Cho and Emmanie Ayala. :)

Sebastien Marion

Sebastien Marion
Librarian III
Library

Advice to new graduates? Smile. Listen. Read. Distinguish truth from fiction. Be creative. Live meaningfully.

Congratulations graduates! You represent the very best of #NewYorkTech.

Eleni Nikitopoulos
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations! You are graduating in an historic year, which I hope will bring us positive changes after all the challenges. I’m sorry that we cannot experience your ceremony in person this year, but I look forward to seeing you next year and hearing about the adventures and successes I’m sure you will have had as you move forward.

Until then, celebrate your achievement, continue to shine, and stay safe!

Victoria Greco

Victoria Greco
Director of Annual Giving
Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Congratulations Class of 2020 on your graduation! The office of Development and Alumni Relations is so incredibly proud of you and we cannot wait to see the great things you accomplish in life’s next adventure! Remember to stay in touch!

James Fauvell

James Fauvell
Associate Professor
Vollege of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to all of this years Communication Arts graduates! Now remember, don’t be trapped by tradition, expectations and the pursuit of wealth. Instead, follow your own path. Don’t let others drown out your own inner voice. You can make change. Have the courage to follow your passions, your heart and intuition.

To quote Philosopher Joseph Campbell, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Enjoy life's journey everyone and remember to keep in touch.

Rachel Morrison

Rachel Morrison
Counselor
HEOP

To the HEOP graduates of 2020, even though I will not be there in person to celebrate on commencement day this year, know that I am so proud of all that you have accomplished over the years. It has been my privilege to watch you grow, learn, and become the mature soon-to-be graduates you are today. You have all accomplished so much more than you realize. I wish you success in your futures and encourage you to keep in touch!

Susana Case

Susana Case
Professor and NYC Campus Program Coordinator, BES
College of Arts and Sciences

In this highly usual graduation, for all who are graduating, I wish you well, and hope your lives are full of joys, both small and large, and that at least some of your dreams will come true.

Michael Schiavetta

Michael Schiavetta
Special Assistant to the President
President’s Office

Best of luck, New York Tech Class of 2020! Be sure to stay in touch!

Melanie Smith
Registrar
Office of the Registrar

Congratulations, Graduates!

"Now you can kick up your heels—with joy! After all your hard work, you have earned this right of passage."

— Folk saying of unknown origin

Michael Schiavi

Michael Schiavi
Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences

My deepest congratulations to the Class of 2020! You are graduating during unprecedented times. Since we went into lockdown in March, I have been amazed by your resiliency and your resourcefulness. If you carry that same energy into your post-NYIT lives, you will be mapping yourselves a brilliant future. Stay strong, dream big, and don’t forget to share your success stories with us. The faculty and staff of NYIT couldn’t be prouder of you.

Dana Perna
Sales
de Seversky Mansion

Congratulations Class of 2020! Best of luck to you all in the future.

Shaya Sheikh

Shaya Sheikh
Assistant Professor
School of Management

Warmest congratulations to NYIT class of 2020. Keep working hard and aiming high!

Corinne Greene
Budget Auditor
Financial Affairs

All over the world, graduates of the Class of 2020, will go down in history! See? You are already making your mark in the world!!! Best of everything to ALL of our NYIT Class of 2020 graduates!!!

Lori Hochman

Lori Hochman
Assistant Professor
School of Health Professions

Congratulations! I am so happy to have you all as colleagues. Some words of advice…Believe in patients and for their capacity to change and know that is important to get to know them on a personal level. See them as a person and take those extra few minutes to get to know them. Once your patients know you care, you will see greater change in their commitment to their health and capacity for change.

Anne Sanderson
Instructor
College of Arts and Sciences

You have weathered the storm through your dedication, perseverance, and flexibility and have demonstrated the qualities that will make you the changers of the world. Ad astra, per astra! To the stars, through the stars!

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Laurie Hollister

Laurie Hollister
Director
Career Services

We all have a story, YOU made history!! Congrats to you on this achievement. The best things come to those who don’t give up. Career Services is always here to assist you.

Keep in touch!

Niharika Nath

Niharika Nath
Professor
Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences and President, Academic Senate of New York Tech

Congratulations graduates! You have done it and I am proud of you! You experienced the normal academic life and the new-normal, and you rose to the occasions and the challenges, creatively and enthusiastically. You have great achievements under your belt as you graduate in 2020, so do maintain and focus this energy! I wish you success in your goals.

Frederick Harris
Chairman of the Alumni Association
Alumni

Congratulations to the class of 2020 and to my daughter Morgan who is graduating from the School of Management.

I would like to personally welcome you all to our large Alumni network. You are graduating in an unconventional way during an unprecedented time in global history. I am continually impressed with your resilience and professionalism through these difficult times.

I wish you all luck in your future and encourage you to remain involved with NY Tech as an alumni.

Javeria Zafar
Manager
Enrollment Services Center

To the Class of 2020,

I am so happy to share in the excitement of your graduation day, and so very proud of you too! Graduation is an exciting time in your life. Seize all opportunities that open up to you and make the most of each of them. Life is to be lived and explored!

Stella Leandrou
Administrative Assistant
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Graduates 2020

Congratulations to you all, may your future be filled with much success and happiness!

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have met such fine young health professionals, the industry is fortunate to have you in their ranks!

Maria Plummer

Maria Plummer
Associate Professor
College of Osteopathic Medicine

My best wishes to the graduates. You are an exceptional class graduating during a challenging time. I know you will be able to change the world. Good luck to all!

John LaPerla
Adjunct Professor
School of Management

Shout out to the Graduating Seniors from Business 435 and Business 405 Spring Semester in Old Westbury and via Zoom! To name a few: Jon Flores, Ben McNeil, Chris Campbell, John LaRocca, Shalie Frierson, Alfred Ikotun, Sydney Kratzert, Sukhpreet Singh, Tianjian Zhao among the many others great students! If you are not graduating now or I missed you, my apologies.

Great classes, great job!

Great job and Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Jaime Martinez

Jaime Martinez
Associate Professor
Interdisciplinary Studies

Congratulations Graduates!

Wishing you all the best, the world is ready for change, go change it.

Patricia Brustman

Patricia Brustman
Senior Specialist
School of Management, Center for HR Studies

Best of luck to the graduates of 2020!!! I know you will succeed at whatever you try to do! Be proud of your accomplishments and confident in yourself!

Patricia Kooyman

Patricia Kooyman
DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Congratulations to everyone in the Class of 2020! Wishing each one of you ALL the best for success and happiness in your future endeavors!

Vanessa Viola

Vanessa Viola
Art and Architecture Librarian
Art and Architecture Library

Congratulations 2020 Graduates! Onward to the next adventure!

“To achieve something be a perpetual student, never believe that you have learned it all.” – Lalita Tharani

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Giovanni Santamaria
Professor
School of Architecture and Design

From Ithaka by C. P. Cavafy:

“…Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich…

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey…

Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.”

Melissa Huey

Melissa Huey
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! All your hard work and commitment to education has paid off, and it is time to celebrate the end of one chapter in your lives and the beginning of your next journey. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

Maria Severance
Senior Specialist
School of Health Professions

DPT Class of 2020!!

Remember to always stay true to yourself and to always be kind.

Congratulations to you all. Love, Maria

Rosemary Burgos-Mira

Rosemary Burgos-Mira
Director of Public and Technical Services
Library

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You have achieved this accomplishment during extraordinary times! Best of luck to all and a special congrats to all the Wisser Library Student Workers!

Mary Pelkowski
Interim Dean of Students
Student Life

Congratulations Class of 2020! Well done! Remember to embrace change, give back, celebrate this important moment in your life, and continue to reinvent the future!

The Office of Student Life would also like to offer our sincere and special thanks to our graduating student leaders for the lasting impact and legacy that you have left on our campus community.

Congratulations Bears!

Jeffrey Ting

Jeffrey Ting
Adjunct Prof
Electrical Engineering

Congratulations graduating seniors! You have endured one of the most challenging times in recent history and persevered. But finishing your studies at NYIT is only a doorway to another unknown path. Take each day as an opportunity to grow and explore and find your true selves.

You are our future. I know you will make us proud!

Jessica Varghese
Assistant Professor, RN to BS Program Director
School of Health Professions

Congratulations to the class of 2020 with a special shout out to our Nursing graduates!! These last few month have been a whirlwind but you did it!!

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” – Minor Myers Jr.

Swapna Gantasala

Swapna Gantasala
Assistant Professor
School of Management

Congratulations Class 2020…YOU DID IT….YOU made us all proud with all your achievements. Be committed and success will follow you…GOD BLESS YOU in all your future endeavors…CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN…

Stella Leandrou
Administrative Assistant
Masters School Counseling College of Arts and Sciences

Dear 2020 School Counseling Cohort,

It has been an absolute pleasure to have completed my masters surrounded by other educators like you. We all had moments of frustration or feeling overwhelmed but we did it!

There are so many students that need the support and love you have to offer. Our local schools need the doers, makers and innovators that you are! NYIT School Counselors!

“Let your smile change the world but do not let the world change your smile.” – Connor Franta

Scott Friedberg
Adjunct Professor Physics and Mathematics
Arts and Sciences Departments of Mathematics and Physics

To all the students that I worked with:

I wish you great success and great happiness. Strive for decency, dignity and integrity. Keep a strong set of ethics and continually work with the highest levels of decency and professionalism.

Remember what Einstein said about success, “success is society benefiting from your presence in it”.

Be honest with yourselves and others. Never stop learning. There is always more to know. Always try to grow. And be gentle with yourselves.

My best wishes.

William Wei

William Wei
Professor
School of Electrical Engineering and CS technology

Congratulation to all of you who ever is ready to graduate from NYIT. You have over came all difficulties and stressful situations, and finally reaching your near goal soon.

When entering into society or a new field, there are challenges, hold you strength, determination, and get ready, you shall by pass all obstacles.

For those that I studied and discussed with you in the field of CS and digital course during the past nine years, you have my particular thought in my mind. Contact me for reference.

David Diamond

David Diamond
Director, M.ARCH
School of Architetcure and Design

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to the class of 2020!

Waste no time in making our world a better place!

Anthony Caradonna

Anthony Caradonna
Associate Dean for Academic Operations
School of Architecture and Design

Approach your future as a journey of discovery driven by personal curiosity, passion and best intentions.

Babak Dastgheib-Beheshti

Babak Dastgheib-Beheshti
Dean
College of Engineering & Computing Sciences

My warmest congratulations to the graduating Class of 2020! You have demonstrated resilience and strength by completing your academic requirements successfully while managing many challenges that came your and your families’ way due to the pandemic. You have demonstrated the true New York Tech spirit. All the CoECS faculty and staff and I are so proud of you! Now go and change the world for the better!

Robert Feirsen

Robert Feirsen
Chair of Education Department

Congratulations to all the graduates of the School Leadership and Technology program! You have succeeded under the most trying of circumstances, and you have demonstrated the courage, commitment, and caring that are the hallmarks of outstanding school leaders. On behalf of the Education Department, please accept my best wishes for continued success, achievement of all your career goals, and—most of all, health, happiness, and fulfillment.

Mohammed Moizuddin

Mohammed Moizuddin
Director
Institutional Research

Congratulations Class of 2020!

It is not easy to remain focused in these difficult times, but you remained firm and steadfast towards achieving your goal. You give us a reason to celebrate, making us all proud to be part of your journey towards success. We are all very excited for you to enter this world that is in need of new innovations and new ideas for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Wish you all the best for you future endeavors.

Lori Jirousek-Falls
Associate Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences

You all have accomplished something wonderful! Treasure your memories from all of your college years. We faculty already are so proud of you, and we know that you will continue to make us proud and accomplish great things. Keep in touch with your alma mater!

Jerry Balentine

Jerry Balentine
V.P. Medical Affairs and Health Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Congratulations and Good Luck to all the NYIT graduates ! A special "shout out" to all the graduates of the School of Health Professions and the College of Osteopathic Medicine!

Robert Feirsen

Robert Feirsen
Chair of Education Department

The Education Department of the College of Arts and Sciences extends its congratulations to all 2020 graduates. The Department extends its special best wishes to the graduates of all Education programs. We are proud of the work you completed under the most challenging of circumstances, and we salute your commitment to the profession. We look forward to hearing about your accomplishments in future endeavors. Best wishes for continued success—and good health and happiness!

Donna Darcy

Donna Darcy
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Health Professions

Congratulations Class of 2020! I am very proud of all of your accomplishments. Best wishes for the future! Nursing graduates: Take great care of your patients. I know you can do it! Congratulations!!!!

Ingrid Russo
Associate Bursar
Enrollment

Bursar To the amazing Class of 2020, YOU ARE OUR FUTURE…Now get out there and give it all you’ve got! We are so proud of you.

Veronica Southard

Veronica Southard
Professor
School of Health Professions

Although not ideal, we celebrate your achievements today! Know that you are well prepared to start your new career and that obstacles tend to make us stronger. Wishing you the best always, and hoping you will always do your best, to be your best. That is what I believe is the secret to success. Here’s to your future. Stay in touch!

Maria LaPadula Perez

Maria LaPadula Perez
Chairperson, Department of Behavior
College of Arts and Sciences

Dear Graduates, You have so many reasons to be proud of your accomplishments, especially persisting through this last, difficult semester. You have all of the tools you need to build successful futures! I truly enjoyed getting to know all of you these past four years, and look forward to hearing about all of your future successes.

James Murdy

James Murdy
Associate Professor
School of Management

Missing so many of you already! Best of luck as we emerge from a time we will all share stories about as we gain experience and years. Oh the places you will go!

John Handrakis

John Handrakis
Professor, Physical Therapy
School of Health Professions

Dear NYIT Graduates, Congratulations on your accomplishments and your well-deserved degree! All of you have been tested and have demonstrated your resilience and perseverance in the face of unprecedented obstacles, uncertainties, and turmoil. For the challenges that you’ll face in the future, we are counting on each of you to rise above them with the same tenacity and success as you did in achieving your degree. We are very proud of all of you!

Cheryl Hall

Cheryl Hall
Assistant Professor and Chair, Physical Therapy
School of Health Professions

Congratulations to the NYIT DPT Class of 2020! Wishing you all the very best always!

Nicole Klein

Nicole Klein
Manager, Events and Conferences
Strategic Communications and External Affairs

Congratulations graduates on your achievements!

“Now go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.” – Neil Gaiman

Josheema Oliver

Joseheema Oliver
Associate Director
Residence Life and Student Engagement

Congratulations, Class of 2020! You have made it, and we all stand and applaud you, for a job well done. To the graduating residential students, we wish you well and Residential Life Staff, Denesia, Rochelle, Tom, and Hudson we will miss you, we thank you for all of your hard work and we wish you all the best.

“Oh, the places you’ll go! You’ve got brains in your head. You’ve got feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’ll move mountains.” – Dr. Seuss

Bernard Fryshman
Professor
Physics

Congratulations to all. You will make us proud.

Steven Z. Lu
Professor
College of Engineering & Computing Sciences

Congratulations! You made it! It’s time to celebrate all the hard work that led to this joyful occasion. The road to graduation is a long, steep climb, so take a moment at the summit to be proud of your accomplishments. You are moving on to a new and exciting chapter in your life. I congratulate you on forwarding a step towards your successful career. I wish you all the best for the future that lies ahead. Congratulations on your graduation.

AnnaSilverstein

AnnaSilverstein
Associate Professor
College of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to the graduates and their families. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I wish you the best of everything in the coming years.

Nada Anid

Nada Anid
Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Affairs
Strategic Communications and External Affairs

Class of 2020 - Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your graduation and my very best wishes for a bright future as the doers, makers, innovators, and healers who exemplify the New York Tech spirit… we can’t wait to see how, as alumni, you will reinvent the future and change the world!

Spencer Turkel

Spencer Turkel
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations! You've learned that hard work and patience will carry you through any difficult times that may come your way. You’ve demonstrated your capacity for success and your ability to reach your goals. Never forget this! The present cries out for moral leadership. Stand up for Justice and Decency. Make our country and world better by being engaged! Your voice and your vote matter! Become the Doer, the Maker, the Innovator and the Inventor of tomorrow. We love you! P.S., keep in touch!

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David Oroza

David Oroza
Assistant Director of Admissions
College of Osteopathic Medicine, Office of Admissions

Class of 2020 - Congratulations! You made it! It is time to celebrate all your hard work that led to this joyful occasion. I wish you all the best for the future that lies ahead.

Nancy Coradin

Nancy Coradin
Head, Cataloging & Technical Services
Wisser Library

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change” — Stephen Hawking

Well done, 2020 Graduates—You Rock!

Cecilia Dong

Cecilia Dong
Associate Professor
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Congratulations!! Class of 2020 You did it! Now go out and make a difference!

John Hanc

John Hanc
Professor
Arts and Science

Warmest congrats to the graduates of 2020. “Destiny is all,” says Uhtred Ragarsson, the Saxon warrior created by author Bernard Cornwell in his best selling novels (and Netflix series), “The Last Kingdom.” And your destiny, clearly, is to reshape a world that is altogether changed from the one in which you began this year! I wish you best of luck, and I’m confident that you—as a person, as a graduatijng class, as a generation—can do it.

Victoria Pfeiffer

Victoria Pfeiffer
Executive Director, Operations and Planning
Academic Affairs

CONGRATULATIONS to the New York Tech Class of 2020 for your great accomplishment! Best wishes to all of you for the next chapter of your life!

Nicole Calma-Roddin

Nicole Calma-Roddin
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! I am so glad to have gotten to know some of you over the past year. I know that there are great things ahead of you!

Tiffani Blake

Tiffani Blake
Interim Assistant Provost for Student Engagement & Development
Academic Affairs

Congratulations to New York Tech’s Class of 2020!! YOU DID IT! I wish you the best in your future endeavors and know that you will succeed at whatever you set as a goal!

Dilia Ortiz
Masters of Arts/Communication Arts

Thank you to all who support my journey! Congratulations to Class of 2020! We Did It!!!

Kristine Prazak-Davoli

Kristine Prazak-Davoli
Associate Professor
School of Health Professions

Congratulations to the MSPA Class of 2020!!! You finished strong during a challenging time. Remember your determination and apply it towards your future goals. Wishing all the best to our new group of Physician Assistants.

M. Scott Hull

M. Scott Hull
Associate Professor
School of Digital Art and Design

Even though life has thrown us a curve ball I want you to know it was pleasure sharing in your creative journeys. I know this semester has been hard, therefore I applaud you in your accomplishments. Your skills will grow and your eye for solid compositions and unique creativity will always evolve. Be a proud artist and know that this is just the beginning. Life is long and filled with creativity. Be fearless and strong; after all you are an artist. Thank you.

Maria Perbellini

Maria R. Perbellini
Dean and Professor
School of Architecture and Design

New York Tech’s Class of 2020 — Congratulations!! You ALL deserve to celebrate this moment with joy and pride. A special “BRAVO!” to the SOAD’s graduates. We are extremely proud of the strength and tenacity you have shown during this time of unforeseen challenges and extraordinarily adverse situations. After graduation, follow your dreams even more, open your mind to the exceptional, and embrace the opportunity to expand your ambitions with no fear. The world needs your talent, your energy and your commitment. We encourage you to stay connected with us, and let us know what you do and where the future will bring you. Sempre Avanti — Always Ahead!

Bobbie Dell'Aquilo

Bobbie Dell'Aquilo
Executive Director
Strategic Communications and External Affairs

Congratulations to the entire Class of 2020 and best of luck and success in the future! A special shoutout to our student workers and GAs. Thank you!!!

Well Wishes from Alumni


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Richard Taub
Class of '69
Deputy Director, Contracts (Retired)

Congratulations. The entire world is before you and yours for the taking. Choose a direction and follow the path to success and happiness. You will experience ups and downs on the road however, never loose your determination and direction. Good Luck

Domenick Sportelli

Domenick Sportelli
Class of '09
Doctor
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Congratulations class of 2020! Welcome my new medical colleagues to the most amazing, rewarding and challenging career! Good luck on all of your future endeavors!

Xiaohui Chen

These are very trying times, you all have made tremendous achievements so far. Keep that hard work and I am sure everyone of you will reach your desired goal in the upcoming future.

Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin
Class of '84
Animation Director
College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations, Class of 2020! During this unprecedented time, your graduation is truly steeped in history. This year has been a forge that will refine your lives and propel you forward as a generation ready to meet the challenges of a world awakening to a brand new day. All the best as you take the world by storm!

Laurie Cantileno
Class of '85
Director of Customer Success at Cisco

You are all destined for great things. And never let Fear get in the way of those great things. Be Bold, make an Impact and anything you think you can do you will!!! You are off to a great start. Much happiness, health and success!!

Anthony Epifane

Anthony Epifane
Class of '86
Director of Operating Room Planning and Design
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Congratulations to the class of 2020! You will be well prepared to enter the workforce or continue on in your studies.

Jennifer Kelly Campbell
Class of '99
School of Management

Congratulations to the most famous graduating class in the history of New York Tech! You are the most resilient and adaptable graduates who are uniquely suited to move your professions forward in innovation ways and make the world better for all people. Your hard work and accomplishments make your New York Tech alumni family proud!! Best wishes for a wonderful future and welcome to the alumni association! Go Bears!

A special shout out to legacy graduates, Morgan Harris and Donald Hollister!

Anastasia Adruzova

Anastasia Adruzova
Class of '19
Communication Arts
College of Arts and Sciences

Change the world so class of 2020 will be the last who graduate during pandemic!

Frank A.J. Krawiecki
Class of '70
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Determination is the secret to success!

Pranati Mathur

Pranati Mathur
Class of '18
Web Developer
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Class of 2020. The one where we were quarantined. Congratulations Grads!! You’ve made it—although online!! All the best for whatever you decide to do next :) Welcome to the real world (Virtual one)!! It sucks! But you’re gonna love it!! And, you can also reach out to me for any help :)

Ken Jones
Class of '69
CEO
School of Management

Class of 2020, Congratulations on commitment to excellence. America is counting on you to solve the challenges facing our Nation in Bus, Engineering, Medicine/Arts/Science/Technology. Change is happening rapidly in our country and the world. Embrace it!

Apply your expertise and energies to improve life on our planet for its citizens. Use technologies to advance business processes and create solutions that are inclusive for all our citizens. Believe in what you are doing and get it done. Enjoy the journey.

Ali Alkhelaiwi

Ali Alkhelaiwi
Class of '19
Cybersecurity
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

Renee Messina-Santiago
Class of '99
DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Good Luck Graduates!

Magdala Beauvil

Dr. Magdala Beauvil
Class of '05
OBGYN
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Always be humble and kind. Make a commitment to care for your patients and be compassionate. Congratulations on such an amazing achievement!

Meryl Manthey

These are trying times, but you got thru this—you will get thru anything! Consider this your first test of character…

Imran Ahmed

Imran Ahmed
Class of '16
College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! May you all continue to shine bright and be a symbol of success for others to follow. Remember that life isn’t about how hard you fall down, but how you rise back up and push forward. Always strive for greatness!

Ron Daniels
Class of '70
Senior Systems Engineer (Retired)

Always look to be part of the solution of problems by staying laser focused on the task at hand.

Paula Ryo

Paula Ryo
Class of '03
DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dear Graduates, Congratulations! Graduation is a special moment in time for students—it is a celebration of your accomplishments, hard work, dedication and perseverance, especially in 2020. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and may every day hereafter be filled with hope, good health, and prosperity.

Skylah Sanchez
Class of '19
Fraud Examiner
School of Management

Congratulations graduates! This is a big accomplishment and one deserving of celebration. Be proud of yourself and be confident in everything you do after college. When things get rough remember the times you crammed for a test or stayed up all night to complete that project. Remember that dedication and use it in your real life. Embrace the friendships and connections you’ve made.

Lastly, best of luck on all your future endeavors!! You did it!

Warren Chin

Warren Chin
Class of '84
DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine

I am a family practitioner for the past 32 years, and I am so proud to be a DO, and if I had to do it all over again, I would choose the osteopathic profession, hands down! With my OMT skills I can do so much more than my allopathic counterparts! We are the Swiss Army knife of physicians!

Leslie Gonzalez
Communications Specialist/Web Developer

Congratulations NYIT Class of 2020! We wish you the best of luck. Never underestimate the importance of networking relationships and healthy balance in your life as you continue your journey.

Yasin Butt

Yasin Butt
Class of '11
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Congratulations to the Class of 2020. As unique as this year may be it’s not the end. You have survived a challenging time and you will succeed. Work hard, work smart and never give up. Hold on to the friendships you have made at NYIT. A shout-out to my baby sister Zubreen for being a part of NYIT Class of 2020!

Raghib Rahman

“The road ahead will have its share of obstacles, but you’re incredibly ambitious and strong to overcome anything that comes your way. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Leon Sultan
Class of '09
DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dear Graduates, Congratulations on your momentous achievement! Never has there been a more challenging time to be in the medical field (at least in my lifetime), and all the adversity will only make you better physicians in the future. Be safe and best of luck!

Frank Baron
School of Management
Class of '20

Congratulations on your Graduation! Embrace life’s challenges and opportunities… travel as much as you can in the US and globally… take on new professional roles that will force you to grow and do new things out of your comfort zone. Best wishes for a full, healthy and happy life!!!

Stephanie Cervini
Health Sciences

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You have all worked so hard and today we celebrate your accomplishments! Much luck and success for the future! Christina, we love you so much and are so very proud of you! We wish you an incredibly successful future as you move on to Physician Assistant school. We are excited for you to share your talents, skills, and heart with everyone you meet! We love you!