Screenshot of Client Support Services team


New York Tech’s IT Group Shines in Long Island Press

January 7, 2021

Pictured: Client Support Services team honored as Top Techie Award Winner by Long Island Press.

The January 2021 issue of Long Island Press features not just one, but four, articles about New York Tech’s achievements and recent faculty/staff honors. Highlights of New York Tech’s visibility and accolades include: 

The Long Island Press and LISTnet “Top Techies Awards” honor the people that companies large and small rely on to make their technology work, and New York Tech has two winners.

  • The Client Support Services team, representing New York Tech’s IT first responders during the pandemic, is honored for providing and supporting the technology needed to address a continuously changing set of circumstances due to COVID-19 and its unwavering commitment to solutions-driven approaches to meet individual and institutional needs. Read more about the team, which was also nominated for its “empathy and patience with the faculty, students, and staff who needed to quickly learn new technologies so that they could continue to teach, learn and work online,” according to Pennie Turgeon, M.B.A., vice president for Information Technology and CIO.

Team members include: Laurie Harvey, director of Academic Technology Services (former director of client services); Matthew Koziarz, manager, ITS; Anthony Vizzari, client support advisor; Lillian Vanegas, client support advisor; Alexander Gusmano, client support advisor; Diego Grisales, technical support specialist; Philip Rivelli, technical support specialist; Ian Omar, manager of desktop support services; Evan Sampson, technical support specialist; Chris Scalchunes, technical support specialist; Andrew Deng, technical support specialist; Quizan “Ted” Mullings, assistant director of Client Services; John Gass, lab support specialist; Edgar Rodriguez, lab support specialist; Dennis McAleer, senior media services technician; William Stennett, assistant director of Client Services; David Webster, lab support specialist; Jonathan Worrell, lab support specialist, and Anthony Normil, lab support specialist.

  • Saverio Marsicano, College of Engineering and Computing Sciences senior lab engineer, is recognized for his work in assisting students with implementing their design projects and lab experiment, and for maintaining more than eight engineering labs as well as the data and cyber centers for faculty research. Read more about Marsicano, who is also a New York Tech alumnus.

The newly created Academic Technology Services (ATS) department is profiled in a Q&A with Director Laurie Harvey. She explains how the department is leveraging the interactive and creative nature of technology, combined with the engaging content and expertise of New York Tech faculty, to create exceptional learning experiences for students. Read the full interview to learn more about ATS’s mission, the impact of the pandemic, and other challenges and opportunities.

Photos of the 2020 honorees in the “Power Women” of Long Island virtual awards event are also featured, including Pennie Turgeon. See photos and read more about the virtual event. 

Local and hyper-local outlets near New York Tech’s campuses have always been important to help build institutional reputation in the crowded and highly competitive higher education space in the New York metro area; today this coverage and recognition are more important than ever in supporting recruitment efforts as well as instilling pride in members of the New York Tech community.