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Miki . . . She’s So Fine!

Miki Agrawa is a serial social entrepreneur, author of the book “Do Cool Sh*t”, current owner and founder of the pizza venue Slice Perfect in the West Village, NYC, and THINX, an undergarment company . . . and now NHTI convocation speaker can be added to her resume! Miki gave an inspiring speech to hundreds of the students in the gym, inspiring them to step out of their comfort zone and pursue a career you love, and offered tips on being entrepreneurial and socially responsible.  She stayed on to chat with a few dozen students who lined up to meet her, then joined the crowd at the Student Senate BBQ and Student Activity Fair, where more than 1,100 students, faculty and staff enjoyed the perfect weather to picnic, checked out student clubs and activities, and enjoyed everything from “kan jam” to live music.

NHTI students visit the 30+ Student Organization information tablesTwo women face paintingResident Director's Jessica Chisholm and Nick Walton, Red M&M, Yellow M&M, and Leroy the Lynx.

L-R: Students explore the 30+ Student Organizations, Face Painting, Resident Director's Jessica Chisholm and Nick Walton, Red M&M, Yellow M&M, and Leroy the Lynx.

Various people wearing Friendly Kitchen aprons

Friendly Kitchen Recap

NHTI hosted the 8th Annual Friendly Kitchen race on Sunday, September 7. The weather was perfect, our campus looked lovely, and the crowd was enthusiastic and happy as President Susan Dunton started the race at 8:30.  At 8:35 2013 USCAA All-American Nacho Hernando showed up and asked where everyone was. We told him to put on his racing flats on and start running.

The winner at 17:55 was NHTI’s Greg Keilig, a second Year CJ major. Greg decided that he should get in shape for his major so he started running everyday on the treadmill and enjoyed running on the treadmill so much that he decided to join the NHTI cross country team last fall. Greg has Academic All American potential if he competes at  the USCAA National Cross Country Championships in November.

202 Runners completed the race. Other NHTI student runners were: Tim Kinener 5th at 19:01,  Mitchell Deneault 11th at 19:51, Joshua Drummond  14th at 20:18, Oscar Castillo 15th at 20:26, Nick Cote 17th at 20:29, Nacho Hernando 28th at 21:03 (amazing considering he was late and gave everyone a 5 minute head start),  Kyle Sims 40th at 22:09, Brindelyn Schroeder 10th women at 23:42, Kelsey Champagne 11th at 23:43, Geenel Wells 12th at 23:58, Claire Bilik  18th at 24:46, and  Julia Glisson 31 at 27:25. NHTI Director of Communications Alan Blake finished with a time of 26:04 but more importantly won the very prestigious Apron category and looked dashing doing so. NHTI Bursar Jessica Bryan finished at 28:06 and was second in the apron category and looked even better than Alan! Sarah Hebert ran and finished at 42:35. Lucyann Zellers and Mehrdad  Meekoob completed the fitness walk.

AD Paul Hogan did the announcing, Barbara Severance and Cassandra Hoefs helped with registration and Cassandra had the cutest child in the fun run. Jennifer Galbraith was a course monitor and Beth Wilkes led the fitness walk. Michael Edgecomb  set up the audio for the race. I would also like to thank the following people for helping with this race: Building Services, Terry Covey, Alan Blake, Chris Metcalf,  Bobby Strong, Nat Haynes,  Alex Carbone, Chuck Lloyd  and Heidi Schmidt.

Winner of the Red Sox tickets raffle and the winner was retiring Admissions Director and die-hard Red Sox fan Frank Meyer. What a perfect ending to a great day!

If anyone wants to start training for the 9th Annual Friendly Kitchen race the XC team runs every day at 4pm and also at noon on Tuesdays.

Sept 12, 2014

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NHTI Campus Safety Information

Week of September 1 - September 7, 2014

The following incidents occurred on NHTI property.  The numbers reflect only the incidents the Safety Department handled directly.

To view the NHTI crime log of the past 60 days reported incidents please go to the NHTI Campus Safety office at One Institute Drive.

Lock/Key Issues:  26

Lost and Found:  21

Medical:  2

Motor Vehicle:  2

Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts:  11

Tickets Issued:  53 (Warnings)

Vandalism:  1

Outside Vendor Assists:  8

            (Cable/Phone Company, etc.)

NHTI Campus Safety Information Corner: 

Did you know that the 9 NHTI Code Blue units contact the NHTI Safety Department directly and can be used for anything from motor vehicle lockouts, jumpstarts, escorts, to directions for class, or a suspicious person?  If you want to call the Campus Safety Department directly, dial 224-3287 and we would be happy to assist you.