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Faculty Words of Wisdom

September 10, 2018

The 2018-2019 academic year has begun. And as a new class of students joins NYIT, a few of the faculty take a moment to offer some words of wisdom.

Aydin Farajidavar

“Never give up on your NYIT dream.”

Aydin Farajidavar, Ph.D., associate professor, College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Naomi Frangos

“Create your own student culture.”

Naomi Frangos, associate professor, School of Architecture and Design

Lillian Niwagaba

“Manage your time by making lists and prioritizing your time. Don’t forget about self-care. Know when to study and when to take a break.”

Lillian Niwagaba, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the Center for Global Health

Maria Perbellini

“We welcome you! Don’t be afraid to reach out to the incredible faculty. They are talented and creative people eager to help you succeed.”

Maria Perbellini, M.Arch., dean of the School of Architecture and Design

Jeffrey Raven

“Familiarize yourself with the city and the region. It’s a complicated place, you’ll want a base of understanding.”

Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED, BD+C, associate professor, School of Architecture and Design

Dan Velez

“Step outside of your comfort zone. It’s easy to build family within your team, build that family across campus.”

Dan Vélez, director of Athletics