Celebration 2002

Outstanding Corporate Partner
United Parcel Service

United Parcel Service is the world's largest express carrier and package delivery company, covering more than 200 countries and territories. Based in Atlanta, UPS employs more than 370,000 people worldwide and delivers more than three billion packages and documents yearly. UPS maintains one of the world's largest databases, and has won two Computerworld Smithsonian awards for technology leadership and innovation.

Throughout its history UPS has been an exemplary model of corporate responsibility. The company has grown by investing not only in its business, but also in the communities it serves. In 2001, for the second time, UPS earned The Spirit of America Award, one of United Way of America’s greatest honors.

UPS has long been in the forefront of corporations working to promote cultural sensitivity in an increasingly diverse nation. The company’s Community Internship Program (CIP) provides UPS managers with an experience that combines hands-on community service and volunteerism with diversity and sensitivity training.

In an effort to increase opportunity for women and minorities, hundreds of UPS managers participate in the Supplier Diversity Program by working with small, minority-and women-owned businesses. For the third consecutive year, UPS was named among America’s Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and spent over $115 million with WBEs in 2001.

It is especially fitting for UPS to be honored tonight as NJIT’s Corporate Partner of the Year. The company’s dedication to the promotion of diversity formed the basis of its partnership with NJIT over a decade ago. UPS has contributed very generously to scholarships under the university’s Career Advancement Plan for Women and Minorities. (CAP).

Over the last ten years the company’s commitment to NJIT has manifested itself in many ways. John Nallin, Vice President, who will be accepting the award tonight for UPS, has served on the Advisory Board of the College of Computing Sciences, and is now a member of the Board of Overseers. The company also supports NJIT’s Electronic Enterprise Engineering program, in which students are given the opportunity to interact with UPS employees and solve real time industrial projects.

Since its inception, the corporate culture of UPS has never wavered in its commitment to the values of helping, of giving back, and of doing all it can to create equal opportunity for women and minorities. We at NJIT are very proud to call the people at UPS our partners and our friends.