HONOREES FOR 2013 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CELEBRATION

Presentations on Saturday, May 18, 2013

Alumni Achievement Honor Roll for 2013

• Donald K. Blackman BSEE ‘76
Vice President, Marketing and Domestic Sales, Emerson Network Power / ASCO Power Technologies
For his many professional achievements in the mission critical power industry as well as his contributions to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Industry Advisory Board and his work with NJIT students and graduates.

• Edith A. Jeffrey BSEE ‘62
Vice President, Citigroup (Retired)
For her pioneering work in the fields of packet switching data networks and end-to-end business and technical implementations of Electronic Funds Transfer solutions in the banking and financial industries.

• Joseph T. Roman MS Mgmt ’99
Founder and President, Accelerant Sales Group
For his entrepreneurial work in managing and launching technologies from leading technology companies as well as his leadership in community service organizations and his many contributions to the NJIT community.

• Shimon (Bert) Schwarzschild BSEE ‘50
Founder Emeritus, Action for Nature Inc. (AFN)
For his globally recognized leadership, compassion and dedication in fostering public concern, advocacy, and awareness in addressing numerous social, environmental, and humanitarian issues both domestically and internationally.

• Michael E. Smith BSEE ‘95
President, Forbes.com and Chief Digital Officer, Forbes Media
For his expertise in the field of digital advertising and the use of real-time bidding systems to promote online advertising and branding as well as his many contributions to the Albert Dorman Honor’s College and the NJIT community.

• Bennett Varghese  BArch ’96, MS Mgmt, ’96 MBA '00
Architect, U.S. Department of State
For his professional achievements in the area of public building projects that will be a part of our nation’s heritage as well as his volunteerism and service to his community and NJIT.

Robert W. Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence for 2013

• Dorairaja Raghu, Ph.D.
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newark College of Engineering