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BA, Fordham University
MFA, The New School


Tomasita Ortiz

English Curriculum Developer

Academic Support Services

A published author, a former book editor, and a former marketing and communications specialist, Tomasita Ortiz's interest has always been the written word and how people communicate. Her passion has always been teaching—helping others understand the use of language and how to become confident in expressing oneself.

The opportunity to make a real difference in education is what led Ortiz to Vaughn College. She strongly relates to the student population because she sees her younger self in the faces of Vaughn's students. Coming from a similar background as many Vaughn students, Ortiz serves as an example of succeeding in academics and in business. She hopes to make significant contributions in engaging students so they are ready for the challenges ahead. Whether it's through curriculum development, faculty collaboration, or one-on-one student tutoring, she strives to ultimately produce future generations of thinkers and able communicators by helping  Vaughn students improve their literacy and critical thinking abilities. 



January 09, 2015

Vaughn College Robotics Team Provides Mentorship

Team Attends Multiple High School Robotics Competitions

January 06, 2015

Engineering Alum Presents Research to Current Students

Michael Joseph '98 is Now Senior Engineer at Corning

December 05, 2014

Industry Connection Seminar Brings FedEx Executive to Vaughn Campus

Engineering and Technology Department Hosts Bobbi Wells

November 22, 2014

Second Open House Draws Record Crowd

More than 260 Students in Attendance

November 21, 2014

Speakers on Campus at Vaughn Share Experience and Insights

Management Series hosts John Allen and the Honorable Chris Hart

November 15, 2014

More than 250 Prospective Students Attend Vaughn's Open House

Standing Room Only at First of Two Fall Open Houses

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