Webb Welcomes New Staff

Mrs. Kerri Allegretta, Technical Services Librarian and Cordinator of the Advanced Learning Center

Mrs. Kerri Allegretta joined the staff of Webb Institute as the Technical Services Librarian and Coordinator of the Advanced Learning Center on December 5th. She divides her time between working in the Library and supporting Webb’s involvement in the Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC). Kerri has taken over the scheduling and administration of the Advanced Learning Center, and her experience in visual arts and graphics supports the development of educational content for Webb’s distance learning program. Kerri recently posted our most recent Zeien lecture, “The Genesis of a Queen,” online.

Kerri received an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Suffolk Community College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in traditional animation at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She has worked freelance at World Leaders Entertainment, Stretch Films, and DMA Animation Studio. For seven years she worked at Plympton Studios where she edited, digitally colored, composited and supervised a number of commercials, music videos, short and feature films. Kerri received a Master of Library Science degree from Queens College, including a Certificate in Archives and Preservation. During her time at Queens College, Kerri worked on the Long Island Memories Project for the Freeport Historical Society.

Mr. David Byrnes, Assistant Director of Student Affairs

David Byrnes, a 2011 graduate from the M.S.Ed program in School Counseling at Hunter College, joined Webb Institute this February as the new Assistant Director of Student Affairs.

David received his B.A. in Mathematical Sciences, English Literature, and Rhetoric from Binghamton University in 2009.  He first gained an appreciation and passion for higher education through his leadership experiences at Binghamton, where he served as an academic peer counselor and provider of educational programming to a residence hall of 270 students.  In addition, David worked the Community Crisis hotline in Binghamton for three years, rising to the level of Director and Training Coordinator.