Vocational Independence Program. Freshmen Parent Orientation September 3, 2014 Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W. Some thoughts. "Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.“ ~Alan Cohen~ "Take the first step in faith.
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Vocational Independence Program
Freshmen Parent Orientation
September 3, 2014
Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W.
"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin.Beginning makes the conditions perfect.“
"Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.~
NYIT | Vocational Independence Program
NYIT | Vocational
“What would I do
if I knew I could not fail?”
Robert H. Schuller
“Any growth requires
a temporary loss of security”
Robert Rizzuto, Director of Dining Services
Will my child go hungry?
Meal plan 19 meals a week- not optional
Declining dollars for Flex points -$125 per semester
Hours of operation Monday-Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Box lunches/dinners available when student will be off campus
Must order the night before in cafeteria
Working with dietary restrictions
Choices of food
Food for VIP students cooked to order
Paul Kevin Cavanagh, Ph.D.
Director of Independent Living
Master’s Degree in Special Education, Dowling College
B.S. in Education, Dowling College
Certification in Special Education
Checking & budgeting differences
Not all students require independent living counselors
Sophomore & Junior food classes, apartment living
Director of Vocational Services
Master’s Degree in Counseling NYIT
B.S. in Physical Education, University of Tampa
Teacher Certification, State of New York
Freshman Vocational Exploration in Co-op Ed
Guided research in vocation of interest
Job Shadowing with site visitation
Vocational Counselors and Job Coaches assigned
7 Areas of Vocational possibilities
Maintenance – indoor and outdoor
BOCES* option – additional fees.
Director of Student Services
Master’s Degree in College Student Development, Long Island University
SJC Certificate in Counseling & Guidance
SJC Certificate as a Mental Health Counselor
NYS Certified Public School Teacher
B.A. in psychology, St. Joseph’s College
Freshmen see their social counselor 1 time per week
Assigned to same counselor all 3 years
Coordinates advanced communications groups & dyads
Outside therapy and referrals
Releases of Information
Coordinator of Residential Life
Master of Social Work, Adelphi University
B.A. Boston University, Psychology major and Sociology minor
Supervises Resident Advisors
Coordinates social and recreational activities
Overnight guests require approval from the dean. Student is responsible for guests behavior
Remind students to lock doors at all times
Helps with keys and IDs
Students should let the office and Walter know if they are leaving for extended periods of time
Director of Instructional Technology
Masters degree in Instructional Technology, NYIT
B.S. Bradley University
Chairs the Technology Committee
Coordinates with the Office Of Information Technology
Helps students set up e-mail accounts and connect to the Internet
Referrals for computer repair
Masters in nursing from SUNY -Stony Brook
B.S. in nursing St. Joseph College
Licensed as a nurse practitioner in New York State
All students must provide proof of PPD and meningitis inoculations
NYS recommends Hepatitis & HPV
Medication Self Administration Forms
Release of Information for medical providers
Mail prescriptions two weeks in advance. ****UPS ONLY*****
Insurance Waiver available at NYIT Home Page
Master of Science in Social Work- Concentration in Enterprise Administration, Columbia University
Bachelor of Social Work, Molloy College
Coordinates all VIP alumni events, Open Houses, and fundraisers.
RSVP to Kelly for attendance at walkathon & homecoming and annual dinner dances.
Chairs the Benjamin J. Cecil Scholarship Committee and the Benjamin J. Cecil Walkathon/Homecoming Committee.
Conducts campus tours and student admissions interviews.
Contact Kelly for VIP attendance at transition, SEPTA, and college fairs.
Community Building Dean’s Lecture Series, Electives
Benjamin J. Cecil Scholarship Walk, October 18, 2014
Daily Check –ins
Dare to Care positive behavior campaign
Entrepreneurial model introduction- on-line store