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FYE Publications Honored
The Office of the First-Year Experience (FYE) was recently named a winner in the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) annual Publications Showcase. The awards will be presented as part of the national conference to be held at the end of October in Dallas, Texas.

FYE won in two categories — “Outstanding Use of Theme” for the 2007 “Build Your Future” Student Orientation campaign, and “Outstanding Orientation Website.” All printed materials were designed by FYE Assistant Dean Jonathan Masullo ’03 and EMAC student Brendon Woodworth ’08. Engineering students Sam Acevedo ’09 and James Cossavella ’09 designed LEGO® models of four campus buildings and the RPI “bullet” which were used as primary elements throughout the Student Orientation theme. Web site design and coding was completed by Masullo and Joe Werther ’10.

This is the fourth year in a row FYE has been awarded “Outstanding Use of Theme” at the national conference and seventh time in national and regional competitions. FYE continues its streak of bringing home two awards each year for the last four years at the NODA national conference as well.

“Each year, our talented students and staff work together to create a class theme for entering Rensselaer students that’s even better than the year prior,” says Lisa Trahan, dean of the first-year experience. “Students get excited when the Office of the First-Year Experience unveils the annual orientation theme — it has become a tradition we all look forward to. Developing a sense of class identity is one variable in our affinity group development efforts.

“Working with the students on these projects is one of the most rewarding part of my job,” Trahan says.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 1, Number 7, November 8, 2007
©2007 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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