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News - 2001 / 2002 Academic Year

President Fred W. Beaufait Awards Posthumous Degree
to Husband of Student Slain at WTC on September 11

Yvette Anderson would have proudly taken part in the college's commencement exercises on June 3, but perished in the Twin Towers at her job as a keyboard specialist with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

City Tech Salutes Caprio, Adams and New York's
Labor Movement at 2002 Best of New York Award Dinner

You didn't have to look far to find the union label at New York City Technical College's Best of New York Award Dinner 2002.

President Fred W. Beaufait Named Chevalier dans l'Ordre
des Palmes Academiques by Government of France

City Tech President Fred W. Beaufait has been named Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the Government of France.

CUNY Announces 9/11 Memorial Competition with $10,000 Award for Best Website Design
The City University of New York, which lost students, faculty, staff and an entire building in the attack on the World Trade Center, is offering a $10,000 award for a website design that memorializes the losses the CUNY community sustained on September 11 and recognizes its many efforts in responding to the tragedy.

Graduate Profile: City Tech's 2002 Valedictorian Delayed College for Seven Years to Take Care of Younger Siblings and Daughter
Graduate knows that family is at the core of society.

Graduate Profile: City Tech Graduating Senior Cindy-Lou Edwards Sets Stage
to Offer Children Respite from Trouble at Home

Graduate looks forward to life devoted to children and theatre.

Graduate Profile: Music Prodigy Stays on Even Keel to Graduate
from City Tech on June 3 at age 18

Whether it's Beethoven or computers, Pierre Constant shines.

Color Is My Friend
There will be an exhibit of paintings by Pamela Beck in the President's Gallery, Namm 319 from May 14 to June 26.

City Tech's ACF Junior Team Takes Bronze at State Championships
A team of five City Tech hospitality management students recently competed at this year's New York State Junior Hot Foods Championship held at SUNY/Delhi.

Alumnus Michael Lomonaco Appointed Visiting Distinguished Professor
Internationally renowned chef Michael Lomonaco has been named visiting distinguished professor of hospitality management at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), effective February 1, 2002.

City Tech Architectural Technology Students Are Helping Make History at Ground Zero Site of Famed St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Architectural technology students at New York City College of Technology are playing an invaluable role in the work of rebuilding New York City following the tragic events of September 11 and their aftermath.

'New York Miracle' at City Tech
Two members of the talented BBDO team that created "The New York Miracle," a remarkable series of television ads that gave us a laugh when we needed most, were on campus in March to talk about how they did it.

Mayor Bloomberg at City Tech for Firefighters Ceremony
City Tech Provost Joann La Perla and Vice President Patrick S. Madama welcome New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta to the college's Klitgord Center Auditorium on February 28 for the Fire Department's Promotion Ceremony.

Hail to The Chiefs
City Tech's relationship with our new city government is off to a roaring start. On January 31, President Beaufait and the other CUNY presidents from Brooklyn hosted a reception for new Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and new Brooklyn members of the City Council.

New York City Technical College Selects First Presidential Scholars
Freshmen Ismael Poteau, who is from Haiti, and Wai Mark, who came from China via Belize, have been tapped as the campus' first Presidential Scholars, President Fred W. Beaufait recently announced.

Women's History Month Luncheon Honors HRA Commissioner Verna Eggleston
Verna Eggleston, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration, was honored by City Tech's Black Women's Networking Committee at its annual Women's History Month Luncheon on March 19.

Engineering Technology Job Fair Draws Record Crowd
A record number of more than 450 students, résumés in hand and interviewing skills in top form, attended an "Engineering Technology Job Fair" at City Tech's Voorhees Hall on March 7.

Let's Play Ball!
Alumni Association's 1st Annual Alumni Reunion Basketball Game.
More than 150 alumni and an equal number of other guests filled Klitgord Center Gymnasium bleachers to near capacity on January 29 for the City Tech Alumni Association's 1st Annual Alumni Reunion Basketball Game.

Design Awards Keep Coming
The college's Office of Image/Visual Communications has garnered a Bronze Medal in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Accolades Awards for a recruitment ad that ran last year in College Bound.

Entertainment Industry Growth Sparks City Tech Retooling of Related Bachelor's Degree and Certificate Programs
The enormous growth of the entertainment industry has been fueled by one driving force--technology," says Professor Charles Scott, who directs City Tech's entertainment technology program. City Tech recently changed the name of the program from "Stage Technology" to "Entertainment Technology" and is adding facilities and enhancing the curriculum to better prepare students for this broadening field.

CUNY Students Recruited to Stem Poll Worker Shortage for City-wide Elections
New York City Technical College (City Tech) recently hosted a training session to prepare students from several colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY) to assist at the polls on Primary Day, September 11, and on Election Day in November.

More Design Awards for New York City Technical College
New York City Technical College has received four gold and two bronze medals for excellence in graphic design and outstanding achievement in communications in the 2001 Medallion Awards regional competition sponsored by District 1 of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR).

An Artist in Our Midst
Works by City Tech's own, Elaine Maldonado are currently on display in the President's suite and vestibule, Namm Hall, Room 319.

'It's Soup!'
City Tech President Fred Beaufait and Student Government Association President Abu Helal presided at ribbon-cutting ceremonies on January 30 marking the reopening of the college's Namm Hall Cafeteria.

Thank You, Council Member Kenneth K. Fisher!
Outgoing City Council Member Kenneth K. Fisher has been an active advocate for City Tech during his time in office, having garnered well over $1 million in additional funding (more than $600,000 last academic year alone) to enhance the college's programming and operations.

"Gift Cards" Help Children Living With HIV/AIDS
The Gifts for Special Children project was started fifteen years ago by Professor Francisco Betancourt, now chair of the Hospitality Management department. The project originally collected new, unwrapped gifts for children living with HIV/AIDS. Today, the project has expanded far beyond its original activities.

NYC Technical College and LaGuardia Community College Jointly Awarded $3.1 Million to Improve Hispanic Student Success
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $3.1 million grant to New York City Technical College (City Tech) and LaGuardia Community College to jointly develop a program over the next five years to help Hispanic students from low-income families succeed in college.

New York City Technical College Taps Dixie K. Norris as Vice President for Finance And Administration
Dixie K. Norris, a seasoned administrator who has held vice presidential posts at several non-profit organizations over the past 16 years, has been tapped as vice president for finance and administration at New York City Technical College/CUNY.

CUNY Board Amends Master Plan Giving Green Light to City Tech Construction
A major capital construction plan for the college was approved by the board of trustees of the City University of New York. The board voted to amend its master plan in light of a projected City Tech student enrollment increase of 27 percent between now and 2008, with a corresponding growth in faculty and staff.


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