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Long Island Hotel & Lodging Association Donates $8,500
to the New York Institute of Technology; 
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Scholarship Donation to Support Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Students

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Old Westbury, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2006: New York Institute of Technology’s (NYIT) Culinary Arts Center has received an $8,500 scholarship donation from the Long Island Hotel & Lodging Association (LIH&LA). The contribution will support NYIT’s culinary arts and hospitality management students living and working in Long Island’s lodging, food and beverage industries.

Mike Johnston, president of LIH&LA and general manager of the Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, presented the scholarship check to James Dunne, NYIT assistant professor of culinary arts, and James Turley, NYIT associate professor of hospitality management, who accepted on behalf of the college. The generous donation was raised at LIH&LA’s annual summer golf outing at St. George’s Country Club in Stony Brook.
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Pictured (from left): James Dunne, NYIT assistant professor of culinary arts, James Turley, NYIT
associate professor of hospitality management, and Rebekah White, NYIT culinary arts student,
accept a scholarship donation for $8,500 from Mike Johnston, president of the Long Island
Hotel & Lodging Association and GM of the Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
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NYIT’s award-winning Culinary Arts Center is designed to provide students who are interested in becoming professional chefs and hospitality specialists with unique, real-world culinary experiences. It is managed by Executive Chef and NYIT Director of Culinary Arts Gunter Grossmann and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Institute. The Culinary Arts Center is located on NYIT’s Central Islip, N.Y., campus.

About NYIT
NYIT is the college of choice for more than 14,000 students enrolled in more than 100 courses of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees from several academic areas, including engineering, architecture, business, communication arts and medicine. As a private, non-profit, independent institution of higher learning, NYIT embraces an educational philosophy of career-oriented, professional education for all qualified students and supports applications-oriented research to benefit the greater global community. Students attend classes at NYIT’s campuses in Manhattan and Long Island, as well as online and in a number of programs throughout the world. To date, more than 69,000 alumni have earned degrees at NYIT.

 
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Contact:

Jason Selss
media relations manager
516.686.748
jselss@nyit.edu
www.nyit.edu

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