“It was a pleasure having them here at NYIT,” said Professor John Hanc, “they really enjoyed our program.” New York Institute of Technology students and professors in the video production class, “Globesville,” hosted 30 high school students and four of their advisors from Kellenberg Memorial High School on the Old Westbury Campus last week, in an effort to introduce them to the program, the school, and the atmosphere.
The Kellenberg students are part of a group of students participate in an activity called, E.T.V., which gives students the opportunity to film, direct and perform in a closed circuit TV program on their campus. “They are interested in the video journalism production filed,” said Hanc, explaining the exclusive invite. “So we wanted to introduce these potential students to our program.”
The high school students spent the morning interacting with NYIT students and professors learning about the Globesville program. Don Fizzinoglia, Comm. Arts Chairman at NYIT described Globesville as an interactive news and entertainment network for the NYIT global community. “Our student-run web channel is live and interactive using mobile device-driven new journalism,” said Fizzinoglia, who developed the program. “We share stories and report about sports, music, gaming, trends, entertainment, and campus life with students and alumni.”
Bringing the Kellenberg media students to visit the program, was a way to help inspire their ETV program, by giving them an opportunity to work hands-on with college students with similar professionals interests. “The introduction of high school students to the NYIT Communications arts department is a great way to let the students know what we have to offer,” said Hanc who is heading the development program.
NYIT adjunct professor Kevin Horton was on hand to welcome the students and participate in the three-hour-long program as well. Horton has a unique perspective on these two institutions, as he is an NYIT Communication Arts alumni and a Kellenberg parent: son is a graduate of Kellenberg and his daughter is a freshman. “Kellenberg and the Globesville program have the same philosophy, to provide the students with a rich quality educational experience in an interactive friendly atmosphere,” said Horton, advisor to NYIT’s student newspaper The Campus Slate, and also an instructor in the Globesville class. “It was great today, watching those two shared philosophies of education play out. The students…both from Kellenberg and NYIT…learned a lot.”
Photos by Kevin C. Horton