EVIT Superintendent's Updates - December 2018
Posted on 12/07/2018
December updates from Dr. Downey, EVIT Superintendent

Our HOSA Heroes

EVIT students in HOSA Future Health Professionals recently placed first among large schools in Arizona for registering organ, eye and tissue donors for the Donor Network of Arizona. They will be recognized for their efforts at the 2019 HOSA Spring Leadership Conference in April. Great job, EVIT students!


Nation’s best administrator

Congratulations to Meg Gianesello, retired executive director of educational programs in the Chandler Unified School District, for being honored as the 2019 National Administrator of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education. Meg, who oversaw Chandler’s CTE programs for many years, was recognized during the national CareerTech VISION 2018 conference in Texas.


STEM grant

EVIT has received a $25,000 grant from Verizon to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to help students explore careers in STEM fields, especially through robotics, coding and other hands-on interactive activities. Thank you, Verizon, for your support!



Mark your calendars: Our big EVIT Expo open house is coming up on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dr. A. Keith Crandell (Main) Campus, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa. If you’ve never seen EVIT in person, this is a great opportunity to take a trolley tour, visit our programs and meet our instructors and students. While the event is held at the Main Campus, programs from our East Campus and Apache Junction and Fountain Hills branch campuses will also be represented.


Season of giving

It’s that time of year when taxpayers donate to schools and charitable organizations. Just like all other public schools, EVIT accepts tax credit donations that support extracurricular activities. Maximum credit is $400 for married joint filers and $200 for single, heads of household and married couples filing separately. To make a tax credit donation, visit https://az-evit-lite.intouchreceipting.com/ and select an EVIT campus and specific EVIT program in the “Item” box, or leave “Item” blank to make a tax credit donation to EVIT without specifying the program. At the same link, taxpayers can also make a Qualifying Charitable Organization tax credit donation to the EVIT Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides assistance to low-income EVIT students. In the “Item” box, select “AZ QUALIFYING CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION DONATION.” Maximum credit allowed is $800 for married joint filers and $400 for single, heads of household and married couples filing separately. Thank you to all who support EVIT students through these donations.


Happy Holidays from all of us at the East Valley Institute of Technology!

EVIT Superintendent's Update - December 2018

EVIT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its programs or activities. CTE program offerings include: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Auto & Transportation Services; Construction Technologies; Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Human Services; Information Technology; Manufacturing Trades; and Public Safety. For a full listing of programs, go to evit.com/programs. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in EVIT CTE programs. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX/Title VII/EEOC Coordinator, EVIT Superintendent, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 or call (480) 461-4000, or by email at superintendent@evit.com; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Tony Niccum, STEPS, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201, or call (480) 461-4154 or by email tniccum@evit.com

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