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It's Spring!

Tree in Bloom

Tree in Bloom at Little Hall, by Terry Covey

AGGP Presents "Show of Games"

Terry Simkin Logs Off

On Friday May 8, NHTI's Animation and Graphic Games (AGGP) program presented it's annual "Show of Games," in which senior majors and selected freshmen describe and demo their year-end projects.  This increasingly-popular capstone event drew a substantial crowd to Sweeney Auditorium, and gave the students a great chance to strut their stuff for an enthusiastic audience.

AGGP Demo

Terry Simkin and Rodney DellafeliceAn additional surprise this year was the announcement of Prof. Terry Simkin's retirement.  A longtime member of the CPET faculty, Simkin was the founder and coordinator of the AGGP program, and its driving force for many years.  He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.

Terry Simkin (left), flanked by Prof. Rodney Dellafelice, says his farewells.

 

Susan Seagroves Wins Teaching Excellence Award

Susan Seagroves teaching awardOn Monday May 11, the NH Society of Professional Engineers presented Susan Seagroves with its 2015 Excellence in STEM Teaching Award.  Susan is a teacher at Bishop Brady High School, as well as an adjunct professor at NHTI.

Susan earned a BS in Ceramics Engineering from Alfred University, and worked for 10 years in the foundry industry as a process engineer.  She quit her job when she had her first child in 1987.  Several years later she came to NHTI.

"I learned how to teach at NHTI," says Suzy, "and taught a variety of chemistry, physics, math, and computer classes as an adjunct form 1992 to 1998."  In 1998 she accepted a full time position at Bishop Brady High school teaching chemistry and physics.  She came back to teaching at NHTI as an adjunct in 2004.  She enjoys the challenge of teaching a diverse group of students each semester in Introduction to Chemistry.  She says that her NHTI students are sometimes "a little rough around the edges,” but most are very nice and very motivated to learn.  "I really enjoy working with them," she says.

Congratulations, Suzy!