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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. 



April 22, 2014

Engineering Department Hosts Sixth Annual Technology Day Conference

Topics Included New Developments at Vaughn and Student Presentations

April 11, 2014

Career Services Hosts Spring Career Fair

Over 50 Employers in Attendance at Semiannual Event

April 08, 2014

Veterans Club Hosts Flag Ceremony

Community Gathers to Show Support

April 05, 2014

Second Spring Open House Held at Vaughn

Focus on Academic Offerings and Hands-On Experiences

April 02, 2014

Vaughn Robotics Club Presents at JFK-IAT

Club Showcases Skills and Receives Donation

April 2014

ASCE Annual Conference Held at Vaughn College

Over 150 Participants in Attendance

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