EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology has been awarded a $109,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations to help purchase laboratory equipment for the school’s Associate in Science degree program in veterinary technology.
The veterinary technology program, the first certified program in the state of Rhode Island, was developed by NEIT department chair and associate professor Darlene Jones.
“This grant will allow New England Tech to further enhance our high-tech veterinary technology laboratory, giving our students the opportunity to learn required skills utilizing state-of-the-art equipment typically used in this field,” Thomas F. Wylie, NEIT senior vice president and provost, said in a statement.
“We are very grateful to the Champlin Foundations for their continued generosity in supporting New England Tech’s mission of providing our students with a quality technical education,” added Wylie.
The Champlin Foundations is a 77-year-old philanthropic organization with interests in education, hospitals, health care, conservation, social services and cultural groups.