Dean Anid speaking at CITYArts 48th anniversary gala


Dean Anid Receives CITYArts Award for Dedication to Arts and Education

June 15, 2016

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was honored at CITYarts 48th anniversary gala, “Making a Difference through the Arts,” on May 17. She and fellow honorees Virginia Zabriskie (of the Zabriskie Gallery), Flomenhaft Gallery Museum Director and Gallerist Eleanor Flomenhaft, and NY1 News Anchor Cheryl Wills were recognized for their dedication and support of the arts and education community in New York.

"Dean Anid makes a difference in education by bringing creativity and art into the institute’s curriculum,” said Tsipi Ben-Haim, executive and creative director of CITYarts, a nonprofit organization that brings young people and professional artists together to create public art.

NYIT Fine Arts chair Terry Nauheim presented Anid with the award, a 3-D sculpture designed and fabricated for the CITYarts event by Carrie Wang, an NYIT graduate student from Beijing, China, who is majoring in animation.

“It is an honor to be recognized by an organization that is doing such important work,” Anid said. In her remarks to the audience, she shared the success of the recent Lincoln Square holiday ornament project, a collaboration between CITYarts and NYIT’s College of Arts and Sciences and schools of Architecture and Design and Engineering and Computing Sciences.