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February 8, 2007

Three Staff Members Appointed at NTID

From: NTID - Feb 8, 2007

Contact: Karen E. Black

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 8-The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, announces three new staff appointments.

Aaron Mowell and Michelle Steele, both of Rochester, have joined the Office of Admissions at NTID. Melisa DiDomenico of Hilton has joined the NTID Outreach Consortium.

Mowell,Aaron Ntid Rgb 148Mowell, an admissions counselor, will be responsible for recruiting prospective students in various states, reviewing applications, and meeting with campus visitors. He begins his position after working as a temporary NTID counselor for three months, during which he visited 19 states and conducted admissions presentations at nearly 100 high schools.

Mowell received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design from RIT in 2005.

Steele,Michelle Ntid Rgb 0087As staff assistant to the director and associate director of enrollment management, Steele will be involved with budget, travel, calendars, mass mailings, communication with prospective students and families, and reporting on admissions and enrollment.

Steele brings eight years of NTID professional experience to Admissions, having worked in the departments of Outreach, Cultural and Creative Studies, and Communication Assessment Services. She received her associate degree in Business Technologies from RIT in 1987.

Didomenico,Melissa Ntid RgbDiDomenico moves to Outreach from the NTID Office of Admissions, where she was staff assistant. As program assistant, she will be responsible for providing support to all of NTID's outreach efforts.

She received a bachelor's degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Resort Management from RIT in 1996.

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of eight colleges of RIT, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services to the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world who study, live, and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT's Rochester, N.Y., campus. Web address:

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