New York Institute of Technology
3,114 total graduates
Bachelor's degrees: 1,797
Master's degrees: 977
Doctorate degrees: 276 medical, 35 physical therapy, and other fields of study
NYIT president Edward Guiliano
"I've often said that NYIT is an incubator of innovation, but what we really incubate are the innovators themselves."
Anthony Ungaro, 29, Brooklyn, bachelor's in interdisciplinary studies
"Putting your dreams into action is the most important part of finding out who you really are."
Jelissa Lyons, 25, Walden, master's in electrical engineering
"Part of the growing up process is using what you learned and putting your hard work toward accomplishing anything."
Marcus Polycarpe, 26, Westbury, bachelor's in accounting
"This is a big relief. There were times when I thought this was never going to happen."
Smita Paraswale, 32, from India, master's in computer science
"It's because of my family that I am here today. I hope to find a job and implement what I have learned."
Michael Sforza, 23, Westbury, bachelor's in health science
"There are no words for it right now. It doesn't feel real."