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2006/2007 Archived News


City Tech Salutes Six at 60th Anniversary Best of New York Award Dinner

New York City College of Technology honored Frank Crystal & Company Chairman James W. Crystal and New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. at its 2007 Best of New York Award Dinner at the Hilton New York on May 14. Special awards went to international food consultant Anna Nurse and City Tech alumnus and U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing Director Larry R. Felix ’80. City Tech President Russell K. Hotzler praised former Governor Thomas E. Dewey and Brooklyn’s A. I. Namm & Son Department Store owner Benjamin H. Namm in a special 60th anniversary salute to the College’s founders.

10th Annual Harbor Cruise & Graduation Celebration

The New York City College of Technology Alumni Association hosted its 10th Annual New York Harbor Cruise & Graduation Celebration on May 30, 2007. More than 230 graduates, alumni and other guests set sail from Chelsea Pier 61 in Manhattan aboard the Spirit of the Hudson for an evening that featured fine food and libation, an awards ceremony, live DJ and dancing. For all aboard it truly was a night to remember.

School of Arts & Sciences Hosts 1st Annual Research Conference

The School of Arts & Sciences hosted its 1st Annual Research Conference this spring in City Tech’s Atrium Amphitheater and other campus venues. Twenty breakout sessions featured presentations by students and faculty members in various arts and sciences disciplines.

Unique Gift to City Tech Foreshadows Future of Communications in Space


College Celebrates Student Contributors to ‘City Tech Writer’

Thirty-eight student contributors to the second edition of City Tech Writer were celebrated at a reception hosted by President Russell K. Hotzler on May 3. Also saluted were faculty members from 14 disciplines who submitted 172 entries for the annual publication, which provides a forum for the best student writing produced in courses across the curriculum

AHI Director and Recent ABA Panelist Now Coordinating Citywide Conference on Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

City Tech Apartment House Institute (AHI) Director Richard Koral, a panelist at a recent New York City Bar Association program titled “Implementing Energy Cost Saving Strategies in NYC Cooperatives and Other Multifamily Buildings and Related Issues,” is now coordinating a major conference on global warming and housing planned for August 1 at Baruch College in Manhattan. The conference is part of rallying the city’s housing community in the fight against climate change.

Nursing Student Weathers Challenges Enroute to Degree and Better Life

Ekaterina Wruck, a single mom of a child with special needs, sheepishly admits that she rips out the chapters of her textbooks so that she can study anytime, anywhere without having to lug the heavy books around. All her studying has paid off, as the 36-year-old nursing major will receive her associate degree at commencement on June 5.

Salutatorian Barbara Miller Trades in Ballet Slippers for a Hard Hat

Five years ago, if you looked in Barbara Miller’s closet, you would have seen three pairs of ballet slippers and a tutu. Today, you would find that they have been replaced by three hard hats and a business suit.

State Senator Eric Adams to Deliver 2007 Commencement Address

Delivering the commencement address at City Tech's June 5 ceremony is New York State Senator (20th district) Eric L. Adams, co-founder of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, former New York City Police Department Captain and City Tech alumnus, Class of 1984.

Philip Wong Named 2007 Valedictorian

Nobody has mastered multi-tasking better than Philip Wong, City Tech's 2007 valedictorian. He is getting married on May 26 and shortly after graduation will take a test required for entrance into MBA programs.

It’s On to the ‘Nationals’ for City Tech’s Steel Bridge Competition Team

A student team from City Tech’s Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology took second placed in the 2007 Regional Steel Bridge Competition held on campus on April 14, and will go on to the national competition in California in late May.

Students Are All Smiles Over College Response to ‘Send a Soldier a Smile’ Campaign

What’s happening in Iraq and Afghanistan doesn’t give most folks there a whole lot to smile about. But there’ll be smiles aplenty when U.S. troops in both countries open the oral healthcare packages they’ll soon be receiving thanks to the hard work of City Tech dental hygiene students and their counterparts in the College’s Student Veterans Club.

Stanley Appointed Coordinator of Trans Fat Health Center

"There are lots of oils and shortenings to substitute for artificial trans fat -- products that are very healthy and tasty,” says Laura Stanley, City Tech's new Trans Fat Health Center coordinator. "Many city restaurants have already made the switch with very little effort and no additional expense."

Don’t Miss the Boat! Dinner Cruise Under the Stars

It’s that time of the year for the Alumni Association’s Annual New York Harbor Dinner Cruise & Graduation Celebration. So mark your calendar for the evening of Wednesday, May 30, 2007, from 6:45 to 10:30 p.m. Don’t miss the boat!

Ebbets Field Site, Grant Square, Lubavitch Headquarters Focus of City Tech Faculty Members' Crown Heights Tour


20th-Century Drama Expert Annette Saddik Named 2007 Scholar on Campus


Chefs at White House and Gracie Mansion Share City Tech Roots

A pair of chefs with City Tech credentials -- one an alumnus, one still a student -- are working in two of the most famous kitchens in the country -- at the White House and at Gracie Mansion in New York City.

5th Annual Job Expo for Graduating Students & Alumni

New York City College of Technology will host its 5th Annual Job Expo for graduating students and alumni on Thursday, April 26, 2007, in Klitgord Center Gymnasium.

Professor Cohen-Brown Urges Medical Personnel to Screen for Oral Signs of Disease

Routine screening for oral signs of disease can save lives, but only seven percent of dentists offer the mouth and neck exams they should. Dental Hygiene Professor Gwen Cohen-Brown, an oral pathologist, is on a mission to educate her students and providers on how to recognize the clinical signs of such systemic diseases as HIV/AIDS.

New 12-Week Daily News Series to Help City Tech and Other Students Meet College Costs

Beginning Monday, January 22, a three-month series of advice-packed Daily News columns will offer numerous sources of assistance available to help students pay for a college education. The result of a City University of New York/Daily News partnership, the columns will appear each Monday for 12 weeks in the paper’s new personal finance section.

Professor Nwoke Shepherds City Tech Through Accreditation Process

“This accreditation puts us on equal footing with other, better-known teacher education programs, because we all have to go through the same process and meet the same standards," says Dr. Godfrey Nwoke, chair of New York City College of Techology's (City Tech) career and technology teacher education department.

City Tech Partners with NYC Health Department

The New York City Health Department has partnered with New York City College of Technology (City Tech) to launch the Trans Fat Help Center to assist restaurants in switching from artificial trans fat to healthier oils while maintaining the same taste and texture of food.

New York City College of Technology/CUNY to Honor Four at 2007 Best of New York Award Dinner

New York City College of Technology/CUNY (City Tech) will honor Frank Crystal & Company Chairman James W. Crystal, New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., City Tech alumnus and U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing Director Larry R. Felix ’80, international food consultant Anna Nurse, and City Tech founders, former Governor Thomas E. Dewey and A. I. Namm & Son Department Store owner Benjamin H. Namm, at its 2007 Best of New York Award Dinner at the Hilton New York on May 14.

City Tech’s LaShon Stockton and Safe Horizon Share Snapple’s ‘Best People in New York City Award’ During Women’s History Month

City Tech Department of Mathematics secretary LaShon Stockton and Safe Horizon were named recipients of Snapple’s 2007 “Best People in New York City Award” during Women’s History Month in March.

Westinghouse Team Wins Regional Robotics Competition with a Little Help from Its City Tech Friends

With a little help from their friends in City Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, a team of students from George Westinghouse Information Technology High School in Downtown Brooklyn won the regional championship in the 2007 New York City FIRST Robotic Competition held at the Javits Convention Center in March. The team will go on to compete at the national level in Atlanta, Georgia, April 12-14.

Service Awards Reception (pdf)


Second Annual Women's Student Leadership Luncheon


Upstate Comes Downstate for Architectural Advice from City Tech Students

City Tech students saw their designs for the first phase of development of a waterfront park at Greenwood Lake -- including an expanded beach, amphitheater, theatrical stage, gazebo and driveway circulation -- implemented by the Village of Greenwood Lake in 2006.

Volleyball’s Salomon Ramos Named CUNYAC Rookie of the Week

Averaging 3.44 kills per game this season, City Tech freshman and volleyball outside hitter Salomon Ramos, a Staten Island resident and Tottenville graduate, has been named CUNYAC Player of the Week.

New AAS Degree Program in Industrial Design Technology

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology at New York City College of Technology (City Tech) in Downtown Brooklyn is now offering students a new associate in applied science (AAS) degree in industrial design technology to provide them with expanded career opportunities in diverse industrial and commercial fields.

City Tech and SBS Announce Construction Training Programs

City Tech and the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) have launched a free training program for construction firms that are certified by the City as minority- and/or women-owned business enterprises.

Professor Guida Debuts Poetry Collection

Low Italian: Poems, the debut collection by New York City College of Technology (City Tech) English Professsor George Guida, has recently been published by Bordighera Press in New York.

City Tech Alum Maria Batista Comes Full Circle

Maria Batista couldn't speak a word of English when she came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in 1987. For 10 years, she worked as a home attendant, trying to figure out a career path for herself. When she decided to try taking a college course, disaster struck.

Who’s Cooking at Gracie Mansion and the White House?

On January 17, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg recognized City Tech culinary arts student Feliberto Estevez, executive chef at Gracie Mansion, in his 2007 State of the City Address delivered to an overflow audience of 1,000 invited guests in the College’s Klitgord Center Auditorium. Two weeks later First Lady Laura Bush announced that that City Tech hospitality management program graduate William Yosses ‘82 had been named the new White House executive pastry chef.

Architectural Technology Students Recognized by Upstate Communities

City Tech architectural technology students Lucas Nachmens and Billy James Abela were saluted for their outstanding contributions to the Town of Warwick and Village of Greenwood Lake, in upstate New York’s Orange County, during a video presentation spotlighting an unusual partnership between the two communities and a downstate college.

Professor Matloff and Wife Boldly Go Where Few Couples Have Gone Before

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) Physics Professor Gregory L. Matloff and his artist wife, C Bangs, are working on projects that are as far out as you can get without actually leaving the planet.

Student's Passion is to Find Out How the World Works

Why would a 44-year-old woman who had carved out a successful career in sales and marketing administration in Chicago toss it all aside to enroll in a college halfway across the country to pursue an associate’s degree? Her explanation might surprise you.

Prof. Saddik to Discuss Tennessee Williams' Later Plays on April 16, 5 p.m.

“Transforming Madness into Meaning: The Tragicomic Vision of Tennessee Williams’ Later Plays" will be the focus of a lecture by City Tech English Professor Annette Saddik on Monday, April 16, at 5 p.m. in the campus' Atrium Amphitheatre.

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