Alumni Achievement Honor Roll - 2005 Honorees

Theodore Cassera, PE, PP, ’72 BSCE
For his driving force in expanding Schoor DePalma’s land development business; service to the engineering profession on the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors; and service to NJIT as Chair of the Civil Engineering Advisory Board.
Nicholas M. DeNichilo, PE, ’73 BSCE, ’78 MSCE
For his leadership as CEO of the Infrastructure & Environment Group at Hatch Mott MacDonald, resulting in multiple project awards by his peers in the industry; and service to NJIT as a key member of the NCE Board of Visitors since 2001.
Ian G. Durand, ’58 BSEE
Former Editor of The Vector (1956-57), for his career with Bell Laboratories, including leadership in developing international communications standards; and multiple community service initiatives to improve the quality of life for such groups as urban infants requiring intensive neonatal care, prison inmates needing literacy training, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
Rakesh Kushwaha, ’89 MS CIS, ’94 Ph.D. CIS
For his achievements in designing and developing highly scaleable, real-time software systems for wireless communications systems and infrastructure management software; receipt of numerous associated patents; and service to NJIT as an Assistant Professor.
Scott V. Prisco, AIA, NCARB, ’90 BArch
For his leadership in the significant growth of a small architectural firm into a multi-discipline business to provide planning and design for educational facilities; and service to NJIT as a member since 2001 of the School of Architecture’s Dean’s Advisory Council.
Robert D. Polucki, Esq., PE, ’66 BSChE
For his leadership in all legal activities for Ricoh Corporation, a multi-national office equipment business; service as First Vice Chair of the International Electronics Manufacturers and Consumers of America trade association; and service to NJIT as member of the Foundation’s Board of Overseers since 2002 and the School of Management’s Board of Visitors since 1999.