Celebrating Success

Graduate School of Technology honors graduates with dinner

June 03, 2014

During the dinner, some award recipients reflected on their time at GST and their hopes for the future.

Loucas Karipis, valedictorian and class speaker, traveled all the way from the island of Cyprus to earn his master of science in information systems with a concentration in data communication. Karipis enjoyed his studies and credits GST with giving him a sense of confidence in his future. Studying in NYC had the added benefit of a good bagel and hot pastrami. He’s currently interning at online grocer Fresh Direct where, upon graduation, he will work fulltime as a system/network administrator.

Other students plan to put their hard-earned technology skills to work in the classroom. Sara Silver, an elementary school teacher, just accepted a technology teacher position that starts this fall in Brooklyn. And Kevin Miller, a history teacher in Spanish Harlem, is thrilled that his program taught him new ways to connect classroom content to students’ life experiences. Both were awarded for academic excellence. 

But degrees aren’t the only thing that alumni are taking with them after graduation. Their training has helped them develop confidence. 

Lenny Pacheco, the recipient of the dean's award, hit a home run last year when she landed a coveted marketing internship with Major League Baseball. She’s currently working in the MLB Fan Cave in Manhattan, a position which may become permanent upon graduation. Her web and multimedia design curriculum gave her the tools she needed to make a play for the big leagues